Decoding Lord Huron: “Ends of the Earth”
This song is actually the beginning of one of my favorite albums of the millennium. This is part of a series of stories I am writing about the band Lord Huron. I am starting with the Lonesome Dreams album but we will do some dancing around. The first song on Lonesome Dreams is called, “Ends of the Earth.” I like to think of this song as a prologue to the album. It is a catchy western adventure tune set in the desert. Watch the video below and I will tell you what I know. Let’s learn how to play this game together before the new album, Long Lost drops on May 21, 2021.
At the very beginning of this video, you might notice a little cereal box. I think the boys were suggesting that this video is a special prize found in the box. It says Vernon’s on the side and it looks like some corn flakes called “Chubbies”. The box says they are, “Tasty and Fun.” I believe this is an early reference to a character you will hear more about later. His name is Buck Vernon. Who is he? How would I know? I am not a spoiler. I am writing about the first song on Lonesome Dreams right now.
After that little Easter egg, we see a moon and a wolf that is letting out a howl. Later we see a cool little owl. The setting is a sleepy desert town nestled between some Saguaro cacti. That means this is Arizona. Of course, you already knew that if you had done some research. There is a link down below that you can follow to tell you what I already wrote about that.
It is getting late according to the lit-up clock on the side of the station. I hope we catch that midnight train!
“Out there’s a land that time don’t command. I wanna be the first to arrive. No time for ponderin’ why I’m-a wanderin’ Not while we’re both still alive” — Lord Huron, “Ends of the Earth”
What do those lyrics mean? I believe Ben Schneider, our storytelling lead singer, is telling a little tale about what we can…