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Bloc Party song “So Here We Are” to be featured on Psych Season Finale

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Bloc Party, one of my favorite bands and the group responsible for the amazingly appropriate ending song, “This Modern Love”, for How I Met Your Mother’s season one finale is being featured on the season finale of Psych tonight.

Used in a similar romantic context, the song “So Here We Are” will serve as the climax to an ongoing sub plot of sexual tension between two main characters (not Gus and Shawn, sorry ladies). Who it is I won’t say, but if you watch I’m sure you can guess.

I love that Bloc Party is starting to be used in TV shows. Their songs are a vivid mix of romance, sensitivity, and emotional resonance that sets the perfect tone for these scenes of unrequited love.

One of the band’s biggest strengths is their use of strong, dynamic percussion, which distinguishes them from other indie rock groups and, as drums are known to do, imbue the songs with a much deeper emotional effect.

Listen to “This Modern Love” which is arguably the band’s finest song as well as the best example of that visceral resonance created by the drums.

Now watch the last scenes from How I Met Your Mother’s season one finale. Bloc Party kicks in around 1:37.

If this video isn’t playing, check it out here.

And, just for good measure, here’s the band performing the song live:

“So Here We Are”, the song that is to be used in Psych tonight, is another great track. This song has a little more doubt, a little more fragility to it.

Watch the band’s music video:

Once Psych has aired I’ll try to find a clip from the ending and add it here.

Both “So Here We Are” and “This Modern Love” can be found on Bloc Party’s first album Silent Alarm.

And, for those who are into that kind of thing, here are the lyrics for both songs.

So Here We Are

I caught a glimpse, but its been forgotten
So here we are again
I made a vow, to carry you home… home

I really tried to do what you wanted
It all went wrong again

I made a vow, to carry you home
If you fall sick, if you pass out

I figured it out, I can see again

This Modern Love

To be lost in the forest
To be cut adrift
You’ve been trying to reach me
You bought me a book
To be lost in the forest
To be cut adrift
I’ve been paid
I’ve been paid

Don’t get offended
If I seem absent minded
Just keep telling me facts
And keep making me smile
Don’t get offended
If I seem absent minded
I get tongue-tied
Baby, you’ve got to be more discerning
I’ve never known what’s good for me
Baby, you’ve got to be more demanding
I will be yours

I’ll pay for you anytime

You told me you wanted to eat up my sadness
Well jump on, enjoy, you can gorge away
You told me you wanted to eat up my sadness
Jump right
Baby, you’ve got to be more discerning
I’ve never known what’s good for me
Baby, you’ve got to be more demanding
Jump left

What are you holding out for?
What’s always in the way?
Why so damn absent-minded?
Why so scared of romance?

This modern love breaks me
This modern love wastes me

Do you wanna come over and kill some time?
Tell me facts, tell me facts, tell me facts
Tell me facts
Throw your arms around me

--
Justin Dickinson

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