4: The Weakerthans – Left and Leaving (2000)

Very often, we outgrow the place where we’re from. That can be one of the signs that we’ve come of age. But leaving an old familiar place and finding a home in a new one is rarely simple, especially when you’re young. That’s the subject of our discussion around The Weakerthans’ 2000 album Left and Leaving, a go-to album for our own Shannon Dohar. In the episode, we talk about the minutiae of life as expressed in “found lyrics”, densely packed metaphors, emotional awkwardness and missed connections, and the nature of coming-of-age tales in general. So, don’t sit on the fence (between past and present tense?). Get stuck in, good listeners!

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