"Rock Classics" as written by Karin Elizabeth Dreijer Andersson and Olof Bjorn Dreijer....
I'm coming over but I won't be long
I'm coming over
I'm making a new song

I pick a car and it's a fifteen minutes drive
Rock Classics on the radio
To clear my mind

Sometimes in the weekends
We meet up at our favorite café
I'll order a chai tea
And you will have the usual au lait

And when the place gets crowded
Then they freak out
And they play the music louder

Here comes another day in isolation
Hold out your hand, feel my brain burns
You suck and lick but you still don't know why
I could fuck your brains out
But I'm not interested in that life



Lyrics submitted by Elin, edited by seriousputty

"Rock Classics" as written by Olof Bjorn Dreijer Karin Elizabeth Dreijer Andersson

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    General Commentthe posted lyrics are perfect except for a very obvious mistake. they don't say "and the play the music louder," she very clearly says "and the play the techno louder." i listened very closely to each time they said it, and it always sounds exactly like"techno" not "music"
    i don't think it has a very deep impact on the meaning but i thought i'd mention it.
    other than that i think this song is fairly straight forward and doesn't need a whole lot of deciphering.
    samusamuon September 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthaha I think its funny how drunk/high experiences can change your outlook on the way a song is. This song is most definatly awesome under the influence!
    noodle headon March 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIs it just me who finds this song incredibly sexy?
    I think it's something to do with her voice and the who laid back feel just seems really sexy in a sort of subtle french way?

    And the line
    "but I'm not interested in that life"
    works perfectly and has huge impact after the line before it..brilliant
    AdonisInRedon August 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so chilled out. I was always kinda like so/so when this song came on when I was listening to the cd. But one night recently I was drunk as hell, and this song came on and I had it really loud. Yeah. Now I just think it's amazing.
    ShoKillon November 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love how her voice sounds like an elder woman in this song. It's fabulous! The whole mood it creates is funny and creppy in its very own way.
    I don't have a clue on what the lyrics are about, though. There's an excellent fan-made video of this song that won the contest to become the official video.

    youtube.com/…
    nlkjasdfon January 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"i could fuck your brains out"

    what a line
    Rymonon February 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    MemoryOk...so let me set the scene... Myself, and a couple of friends... chilling... Smoking some Yerba Buena... enjoying... Laughing.. ZUNE (yes ZUNE. HATE ANY APPLE PRODUCT playing randomly. This song comes on... instantly I had to know who this was. Have been a fan since!! Love them!!

    " I could Fuck your brains out... but im not interested in that LIFEEE"

    LOL... great memory. great song.
    zojunioron July 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI kind of like this song, but it puzzles me a bit.
    To me, it seems like she deliberately try to sound slightly retarded in an attempt to parodize some sub-culture or life style. Like pretentious "artistic" teenage girls hanging out on fancy cafés and play hard to get, something like that...
    chrissblisson November 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOk just one correction...I believe the drive she takes is 50 minutes, not 15. Hard to clear your mind to rock classics on a 15 minutes drive.

    Now for the interp...
    I think the deep voice Karin uses and her passion for distorting gender lines suggests the song is sung from a male perspective. Like chrissbliss alluded to, it sort of sounds like a half retarded, pretentious rock star's life style...hence the name "Rock Classics." It's a "classic" look at a typical rock star mentality. Not even interested in fucking this girl's brains out, just wants his almighty golden cock sucked and licked by this girl who doesn't even know why she is doing it other than the fact this dude is a rock n roll hero.

    Regardess, what a brilliant electronic dip into old school american blues spliced with coffee shop beatnik! Karin's creativity, talent, and dynamic approach to music is unrivaled in today's music scene. No artist I've ever heard has resonated with me on so many levels: intellectually, morally, musically, sexually...this woman is on fire!!

    I wish The Knife would get back to their more coherent and artfully crafted masteries as seen on deep cuts and the self-titled album. This new age bouncy-ass meth music shit must cease! You can't tell me, after listening to the Fever Ray album, that Karin is out of material. Hey lady! I realize you've got two kids and you're tired, but the world is tired of garbage ass mtv posers making it want to vomit into its own eardrums. Please blow my fuckin mind like I know you can;)
    rpmoneysignson August 01, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationHey, I'm coming to see you. I'm not going to stay: this is just a booty call. I've got other things to do. Like writing a new song, which I know excites you. That is reason enough to accept my visit.
    I'll pick a car from one of the many I own. It is the long drive and familiar music that clears my mind. Not you.
    My new song? Oh it's about something trite: two people who see each other regularly at a cafe. It's awesome.
    Anyway, it'd be great if you could use your mouth right now. Thanks. I came.
    I'm aware of the fact that you are into me. It's not going to happen. But I'm not going to tell you that.
    I really like the chorus of my new song. Listen to it again. Isn't that great?
    ...
    Hey, I'm coming to see you. I'm not going to stay: this is just another booty call...
    seriousputtyon October 18, 2014   Link

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