Dozens :: "Forget Me"
Opening with a group of siren synthesizers, Dozens appear to raise the alarm from the very outset on "Forget Me". What follows listens like one of those emotionally sordid tales full of "too much wine", words that can't be taken back and, of course, mix CDs. The title lyric betrays some of the initial thrust of the chorus, a trampoline trip to the top of the room as synths erupt around the melody like all these brightly colored elastics. The main idea, a hope to be forgotten, is a paper tiger, a straw man, meant for destruction. Even as the band churns around the the hooky, "I was hoping you would forget me", the arrangement's ebullience tells a different story. It would make things easier, to be forgotten, but it isn't the salve for this narrator. It is a declaration of independence inside of a hymn for co-dependence, a delicate little distinction as the singer intones, "I still wouldn't take back what I said to you last night" right after the sublime surrender, "just give me some time to come around." She's back in the picture; don't say you weren't warned.