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"So Now What?" - The Shins [YouTube Audio Stream + Lyrics]

Alex Ash

by Alex Ash

Published June 23, 2014

The Shins were put on the map when they were featured in Zach Braff's directorial debut, Garden State, when Natalie Portman said that "New Slang" would change his life. Now, Braff wrote, directed and is starring in a new movie, Wish I Was Here, which will be in theaters next month. The soundtrack of the film will be released July 15th on Columbia Records. You can listen to the Shin's contribution, "So Now What?" above.

The song exchanges stripped down acoustic simplicity heard in "New Sling" for a dreamy backdrop. James Mercer's soft voice echoes over ethereal synths and guitars. The song talks about things going wrong and moving on. The chorus ends with the line "guess we'll just begin again," which symbolizes the start of a new chapter in life.

The Shins "So Now What?" Lyrics

I had this crazy idea
Somehow we'd coast to the end
Change lives in every direction tonight
Guess we'll just begin again

Oh girl, it's been a while
Since we met, out there in the cold
Seems so long ago
It's not hard to imagine
The lives we used to have
When the lights were on low.
So now what?

I had this crazy idea
Somehow we'd coast to the end
Change lives in every direction tonight
Guess we'll just begin again
I think you know you're my best friend.

It's sort of an unspoken rule
That things would not turn out the way you planned
You know that I could handle all of that
If I could still take your hand.
Would you still think I am strong
If I admit that I was wrong?
So now what?

I had this crazy idea
Somehow we'd coast to the end
Change lives in every direction tonight
Guess we'll just begin again
I hope you know you're my best friend.

I had this crazy idea
Somehow we'd coast to the end
Change lives in every direction tonight

Guess we'll just begin again [x7]

Wish I Was Here will be released in theaters July 18th. The soundtrack will be released digitally and on CD on July 15th, and on vinyl August 5th. It's currently available for pre-order on iTunes. James Mercer is currently on tour with Broken Bells, you can check out their latest news, music and tour dates on their Zumic artist page.

Wish-I-Was-Here-Soundtrack

Source: The Shins Vevo YouTube Channel.

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