Atlas Genius – Indie Rock from Australia

Atlas Genius is comprised of three young guys from Australia. The vocalist and drummer are brothers. They have been together since 2011 and they have been trying to break out in the U.S. with tours and being featured on MTV 2. The song that caught my ear is titled, Trojans. The music and the singers voice reminds me of the band Death Cab for Cutie.

Trojans is extremely catchy and honestly, I have no idea what the song is about. The chorus talks about “Trojans in my head” and I’m clueless to what the metaphor means. I’ve posted a link to the video as well as the lyrics below. Check it out and tell me in the comments what you think the song is about and the meaning behind Trojans.

Atlas Genius – Trojans Lyrics

Take it off
Take it in
Take off all the thoughts of what we’ve been
Take a look
Hesitate
Take a picture you could never recreate
Write a song
make a note
for the lump that sits inside your throat
Change the locks, change the scene
Change it all but can’t change what we’ve been
Your trojan’s in my head
It’s ok if it’s gone
The thoughts that you had that it was the one
And oh what is left?
For all those times is that what you get?
Oh regardless
The walls get painted anyway
Oh you’re guarding
The gates, but it all got away
Your trojan’s in my head
Take it off
Take it in
Take off all the thoughts of what we’ve been
Take a look
Hesitate
Take a picture you could never recreate
Write a song
make a note
for the lump that sits inside your throat
Change the locks, change the scene
Change it all but can’t change what we’ve been

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