Remember when Vampire Weekend released “Harmony Hall” last month, allowing all of us Mohi-tians to briefly step away from the course notes and Blue Java pastry bags littering our Butler desks and, for the most fleeting of moments, take part in a glamorous dream world of – gasp – celebrity?
Yeah, us too. Well, according to a little bird at McSweeney’s, “Harmony Hall” was not Vampire Weekend’s first pass at a Columbia-related song title. And who can blame them? Whether it be the peculiar farmlike qualities of Avery or the non-existence of Sker-mer-horn Hall, there is vast fodder to muse upon at Columbia (so vast that like, we literally do it professionally, y’all).
Here were Vampire Weekend’s rejected Columbia song titles:
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