Their heart felt lyrics really reach out to me in great depths. Music is an art form of expression. It does not have to be expressed in words, rather it can be expressed in harmony. I have attended several Ataris concerts, and at the concerts I have felt completely liberated to express myself in front of others who may be experiencing some of the same problems as me. This particular album by The Ataris called So Long Astoria is written about the bands good times, their childhood’s, and how they faced problems.
Two particular quotes that touched me were; “The hardest part isn’t finding out who you need to be, but it is being content with who you are,” and “So long Astoria I found a map to buried treasure, and even if we come home empty handed we still have our stories of battle scars, pirate ships and wounded hearts, broken bones, and all the best of friendships. ” What this quote means is that no matter what bad things may come, you’ll always have good times to remember. It’s not about having material things but having what really counts.