For those that don’t know, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is about a man who is born old and as tine goes by he gets younger, not older.
This is 2nd Thought by OMD. Written when the lads were about 20 years old.
Listening to it again just now, makes me think that it sounds more like a late-period song, a lyric reflecting on the past – the song itself is quietly confident and not busting a gut to be a hit. Just a nice groove established and a bit of reflective ramblin’. If they were in their 50s you might even accuse them of “phoning it in”.
I realise that this may be a little bit niche but there are plenty of songs where the knackered old performers are trying to sound young and vibrant, but I think the opposite is rare. Unless of course you know different.