"Sound of Silver" as written by and James Jeremiah Murphy....
Sound of silver talk to me
Makes you want to feel like a teenager
Until you remember the feelings of
A real life emotional teenager
Then you think again

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"Sound of Silver" as written by James Jeremiah Murphy

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    General CommentThis lyric, though it's short, has a strange sense of humor. Because as an adult, you would constantly wanna go back to "the days of youth", but when you were "a real life emotional teenager", life was not that great...miserable, as a matter of fact.(Unless you were a complete idiot.)
    FrankyTeardropon November 02, 2012   Link
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    General CommentSilver is sometimes used as a nice way to describe or imply the old or elderly, people who's hair is turning gray and silvery. So basically it's a reference to old farts rambling on about how amazing their youth and youth in general is because they forgot how terrible it felt at the time.

    UnanimousDon September 14, 2013   Link
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    General Commentit's "a real life emotional teenager"
    blindparadoxon August 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfixed...
    crippledmcgimpon September 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdont get me wrong i love this album, but i cannot stand this song.

    anyway, much love for lcd soundsystem.
    tsnydermtgon December 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentif someone would just tell me what "sound of silver" is...
    loudenupnowon January 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthow can you not stand this song?
    its amazing...i didnt like it at first but it grows on you...over time.
    AdamLoweon July 29, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningOn "Sound of Silver," James Murphy says:

    “It’s means a bunch of things, that’s one of ‘em…you know, other worldliness. The other thing was that I very much like the concept of silver. My dad used to say, ‘having a child is a permanent silver medal’, meaning that the best you can ever do for the rest of your life is second place. Because you just made something that for your lifetime has to be first place. I’m aware that this is our second record, and I think it’s better than the first. In 20 years time, if anyone cares about records then, I think it will be looked at as better. But have myself to compete with. I have the first time anyone ever heard LCD Soundsystem – which to a lot of people was a big moment. With that kind of expectation, this record is bound to be second best. It’s like when we did the ‘Yeah’ twelve-inch, we etched ‘Not as good as Losing My Edge’ into the out-groove, just because I knew that’s what people were gonna say anyway. I wasn’t trying to be ironic. It can’t be as good as the first 12”, because now you have an idea of what’s coming you can’t just take it and rub it on yourself and think you’re cool.

    “The other meaning of Sound Of Silver, the big one, is that I felt the first record was a little beige, was a little ‘safe’. I had taken big chances on the twelve-inch, but then the record came along and I didn’t put as much detail and risk humiliation quite as much. This time around, we made the studio silver as a constant reminder to remember the glam rock, Chrome and DAF, the things that I think of as shiny music – T Rex, Heaven 17 and Human League, but more Hawkwind, with ‘Silver Machine’. But Chrome are the ultimate silver band to me.”

    Source: INTERVIEW: LCD SOUNDSYSTEM (01.01.09)
    antlerbaton April 03, 2014   Link

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