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The Avett Brothers Lyrics

About The Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers

After every previous year with the similarly themed band catch, people from far and wide simply want to learn Brotherly love and bluegrass-based people and emotive rock. Comprising brothers Scott and Seth Avett, the band grew over the years to include Bob Crawford on bass and Joe Kwon on cello, among others. The band has been widely praised for their emotional depth and lyrics, as well as superb harmonies.

Genre and Years of Activity

The Avett Brothers is often considered to be blended with the sound of folk, rock, bluegrass, and Americana. Keeping listeners engaged for twenty plus years and counting, they continue to attract fans with their unapologetic authenticity in sound and performance. Their sound is often acoustic in nature with harmonies that suggest traditional as well as modern inspirations.

The Best of The Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers are recognized for their heart-rending song lyrics, and bittersweet melodies, some of which are as follows:
  • "I and Love and You" – A poignant lament on being apart.
  • "Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise" – A song that copes with ideas of nihilism to wishful musings.
  • "Murder in the City" – An intimate and poignant reflection on family and legacy.
  • "Left On Hold" – A somber, piano-led ballad about the emotional aftermath of heartbreak.
  • "Helplessly Hoping" – A sweetly melancholic call-and-response with a hint of Americana.
  • "Ain't No Man" – Uplifting, mid-tempo, and rhythmic anthem that heralds in a new day for the listener.
Their notable albums include:
  • Mignonette (2004)
  • Emotionalism (2007)
  • I and Love and You (2009)
  • The Carpenter (2012)
  • True Sadness (2016)

Lyrics and Analysis

The Avett Brothers have made a name for themselves by writing thoughtful and personal lyrics. The opening lines “Load the car and write the note, grab your bag and grab your coat” set the stage for a journey, both physical and emotional, that’s the focal point here. By addressing love, heartbreak, the friction between human relationships and the messiness of falling out in a bittersweet yet optimistic sound, the soul has taken a deep dive. The lyrics “There was a dream and one day I could see it like a bird in a cage I broke in, demanded somebody free it” provide intuitive insight of an individual fighting against the current of existential doubt to find the freedom out of life. The track delivered a self-reflecting stance, encouraging the listener to take a hard look at their fears and go after their dreams.

How Their Music Relates to Fans

The Avett Brothers' music is moving and inspiring, connecting with listeners on a personal level and creating comfort through shared emotions and experiences. That ability to bring listeners into the personal while making room for the universal has created a fan base that leans on their songs for solace and inspiration.

Editorial Response

The band has widely been praised for their genuine sound, and meaningful songwriting. The band has since been nominated for multiple Grammy Awards and has received critical acclaim for its unique blending of traditional and modern musical noise. And, some critics may say it can be a bit too sentimental, but most people seem to like how frank and emotional they are.


Song Lyrics

Browse songs by album:


Album: New Songs


Album: The Carpenter (2012)


Album: I And Love And You (2009)


Album: Emotionalism (2007)


Album: Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions (2006)


Album: The Gleam (2006)


Album: Mignonette (2004)


Album: A Carolina Jubilee (2003)


Album: Other Songs




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