14. "The Calendar Hung Itself..."
Album: Fevers and Mirrors Year Recorded: 2000
Present in "The Calendar Hung Itself..." is a liveliness that you rarely get to experience throughout Bright Eyes' discography. It's part flamenco with the feverish strumming of guitars and fast-paced percussions, and part love ballad with its tender, nearly obsessive lyrics. Oberst reminsces about an ex-lover who may have found someone new, comparing himself to his ex-lover's new beau, demanding to know if he loves her as much as Oberst once did. The song is fiery and almost aggressive, illustrating a vehement passion. It's the perfect song to play someone after the second date and you're not really looking forward to the third one, because they'll definitely think you're crazy.