That moment in adulthood when one realizes the promise of childhood hopes coming true is only a myth is something we all must face. This is not to say the “American Dream” isn’t real or worth striving for, but the reality is only a single-digit percentage actually achieve their aspirations. For the rest of us, we must learn to cope with the burden of day-to-day minutia expertly captured on “Paper Napkins,” the new single from Todd Farrell, Jr.
Having released All Our Heroes Live in Vans with the Dirty Birds last year, “Paper Napkins” finds Farrell solo, detailing a litany of responsibilities that often come with this time of year. Combatting the emotional chill is Farrell’s lyrical hope for new starts:
‘Cause there’s grass to be grown
And there’s baseball weather
And it’s less than 100 days
Until pitchers and catchers
Let Todd Farrell, Jr. do the wallowing for you this winter by streaming/purchasing “Paper Napkins” below.