Punk love
Punk rock love

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  • +4
    General CommentYou guys could show a little more enthusiasm, considering I took time out of my busy schedule to type the lyrics out.

    Eamonon August 18, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThrough the use of multiple voices and contrasting rhythm schemes, Merritt is making a postmodern statement about the decentering of subjectivity. Simply by overlapping the various words, he is deconstructing the western ontology that holds these words to represent different entities. Either that or it's about punk love; punk rock love.
    accrozenon April 10, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI was kind of hoping the lyrics said "fuck love" and "fuck fuck love" over and over.
    Way_AEon March 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's a parody of punk music - maybe Stephin Merritt has a distaste for it?
    mopo976on August 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my least favorite magnetic fields songs
    two tone beaton June 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's actually a pretty deep track, and the enthusiasm and layers of vocals reminds me of something The Homosexuals would have done. Cool track, actually.
    Seattle_Junkie_Queenon November 21, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"I like to think. This song expresses my view of love, at least gay love, as a thing scrappy and amateurish and cobbled together and undignified, and not at all like a glamorous Douglas Sirk movie. It only lasts a minute, getting more and more desperate as it speeds up and the pitch rises, and then it stops abruptly in the middle of a breath, just as it began."

    from "Stephin Merritt: My Life in 15 Songs" in Rolling Stone mag
    vingtquatreon March 08, 2017   Link

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