Reflector #27: The Hot Showers – “Lisbon”

Can a Sagres make things better when you don't want to leave?

Hot Showers are a Canadian rock band from Montreal. In “Lisbon”, off Memories Are Melodies from 2010, the protagonist is on the last day of his stay in a faraway place and simply doesn’t want to leave (we’ve all been there). There’s a hint of someone he’s just met and who’s the object of his romantic interest, or maybe that someone is the city personified. The pain of leaving seems to be soothed only by a beverage of a very specific brand (‘Another Sagres and I’m well’… we’re not even sponsored). Surprisingly, standing at the bottom of the stairs of Santa Justa, waiting, presumably among the tourists, doesn’t seem to make him want to leave either…

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