Breezy

Album: Gentleman's Pact EP (2008)
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  • Conor Oberst wrote the song in memory of Sabrina Duim, a harpist who'd toured with his band Bright Eyes in the past. She died in January of 2007. "Breezy" was her nickname. The song appeared on Sabrina Duim's memorial website.
  • The lyrics are a series of powerful, allusive sentiments voiced from Oberst to, presumably, Duim. These range from bittersweet and direct ("I love you, I know that's all that matters") to personally allusive ("Tried to teach me about baseball, my favorite part was when they made it home"). It's a stripped down acoustic number, just Oberst, his guitar, and sorrowful memories of a dear friend who's passed away.
  • Breezy released on Oberst's 2008 Gentleman's Pact EP. The record was sold exclusively at concerts on his 2008 tour, and was limited to 1000 vinyls and 1000 cds. It features two songs written before his Conor Oberst record and two songs, including Breezy, written after. The Mystic Valley Band serves as his backing act on the EP.
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