I was first attracted to Father John Misty's juxtaposition of darkly cynical lyrics with his sweet singing and folksy singer-songwriter sound. It was shocking and I listened to the album on a heavy rotation but eventually the novelty wore off and I my listening drew down.
When Father John Misty's next album came out I learned more about him and found out learned how personal I Love You Honeybear was. The lyrics stopped being novelty and became a raw depiction of a real but flawed person.
One of my favorite songs off the album is 'I Went to the Store One Day', a song about a chance meeting with the love of his life. Due to its realness it is one of the sweetest, tenderest love songs I've ever heard and has become like an old friend to me.