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StuartBuck
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One thing I like about Eisley's songwriting is the strength of the bridges. A lot of times, it seems like bands or songwriters use up the good melodic ideas (if any) elsewhere in the song, and then someone said, "you need a bridge," and so they just come up with some random filler for a bridge.

But with Eisley, the bridges are not only strong -- with interesting melodic hooks -- but sometimes even strike me as almost the best part of the song, like everything has been building to that point. Not an exhaustive list, but I feel that way about Invasion, I Could Be There for You, and One Day I Slowly Floated Away.

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Yes, 100%, yes.

ICBTFY is an awesome bridge. A lot of their outtros are cool too - MTs and Tree Tops for example.
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T-take me down to the bridge
Where you know that I've always loved you

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i totally agree - this is definitely something i have thought about and noticed in the past.
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Yes, they are tactical geniuseses (double plural) that way. My favorite thing to say about My Lovely is "The verse is great, and the only thing better than the verse is the chorus, and the only thing better than the chorus is the bridge."
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yeah. I've always thought the bridges in their songs are usually the best.

Like the Actors
ICBTFY
Over the Mountian
Memories
Marvelous Things
Plenty of Paper
Combinations
etc.

they all have insane bridges that are usually the part I listen to the song for.
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I also agree ... I like how every part of their songs brings something to the table, and they don't do things just to hear themselves play.
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TheAntrider wrote:
I also agree ... I like how every part of their songs brings something to the table, and they don't do things just to hear themselves play.

I agree with Jamie.
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ks1990
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I've always thought their bridges were overly-awesome. Especially 'I could be there 4 U.'
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What isn't great about an eisley song? Them me the truth is there one song you don't really like?
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The_Paronomasial_Mattoid
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soupey wrote:
They'll make me drink this potion
I'll sleep for ever
until I wake under
the glacier ground


best part of the entire song, right there. i think that the acoustic version of TES is superior to the recorded version.

back on topic. i completely agree, their bridges are incredibly insane. people tend to disagree with me on this, but i still think Come Clean is one of their best. the harmony and the softness of the bridge is spectacular.

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Music_Lover wrote:
soupey wrote:
They'll make me drink this potion
I'll sleep for ever
until I wake under
the glacier ground


best part of the entire song, right there. i think that the acoustic version of TES is superior to the recorded version.


Y'all left out the best part:

These beautiful moments we shared together
All end now
They'll make me drink this potion; I'll sleep forever
Until I wake under the glacier ground

I need to listen to the acoustic version, Escaping Song is in my top 5 alternating favorites.

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combinations has the best bridge. no question.
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Marvelousgreen
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nevernever wrote:
combinations has the best bridge. no question.


NO argument here..combinations also has one of the coolest opening rifts. I mean they have a lot of great ones but that is one of those thats..just all it's own.

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