I wish this band could change the world, because, well, Rival Schools are the best band in the world at the moment.
Still, it's a fucking lie of course. Good things are never going to just happen in this world, they're nowhere to be seen. They never were, either. It's a soft-hearted, frail, simple-minded way of thinking, that things might change just because you prayed hard enough. What 'good things' exactly? Shit. I never got into rock 'n' roll for that kind of positive thinking.
But a song like this - this bloody amazing - could make me believe anything was possible. It roars and screams, infects my sick little soul. The world is shit, this isn't. Rival Schools make rock music worth believing in again. They make it worth conceding your soul to one silly little band, because they're going to do something with it. They do make good things happen.
'Good Things'_ is desperately alive, it's what the world needs. It's not about waiting for something worthwhile to happen you, it's about doing something about it when it doesn't. It's never been worth waiting, you'll be dead before anything good at all happens.
The song's even a gorgeous soundtrack to elegant failure. It's loud, it makes my heart quake and it means that all important 'something'. Even if 'Used for Glue' was better still. Go to the shows, you need this band to save you. Just to make you feel less suffocated.
Answered prayers. Here. Now.
10Mark Taylor's Score