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Mirah – Murphy Bed Lyrics 5 years ago
Perfect interpretation of a beautiful song. Thanks!

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Ugly Casanova – Baby's Clean Conscience Lyrics 12 years ago
I listened back to this song, after having submitted these lyrics ages ago, and decided it is actually "Black Feet". Changed it.

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Ugly Casanova – Beesting Lyrics 12 years ago
Kiss me just like a beesting! Bitter-sweet!

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Grandaddy – Now It's On Lyrics 12 years ago
This is so stupid.

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The Six Parts Seven – Sleeping Diagonally (Instrumental Version) Lyrics 12 years ago
These are the lyrics written and sung by Sam Beam on the "Lost Notes From Forgotten Songs" album.

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Jordan O Jordan – By Balloon or Sinking Ship Lyrics 13 years ago
Yes! Jordan is amazing. This song is obvious, but still clever.

Its about the trip being more important than the destination, duh!

My favorite line is:
Drinking wine in your car in this makeout afternoon
I don't know about wine
I just know it's gone way too soon

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Doug Martsch – Window Lyrics 13 years ago
thanks, I fixed it!

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Super Furry Animals – Run! Christian, Run! Lyrics 14 years ago
"Bunf had a spate of being logged onto the internet most of the time, and he got heavily into doomsday cult websites, as an observer, not a participator. He printed out quite a lot of essays by these nutters, and I wrote the lyrics from there. And also when we were on tour in America we watched a lot of Christian television shows, the sort where preachers say 'It's not your money, it's God's money, so send in your cheques!'

"Cian had demo'd a repetitive theme with this loop that became the intro and outro, and I added a country rock verse, by which time Bunf had learnt the pedal steel. Bunf found the title and I started singing it on top of Cian's demo. Again we fancied ourselves as a vocal band.

"We approached one of the more interesting websites to do the film. The Ministry Of Truth are a couple called Armand Geddyn and his wife 'Malibu' Barbie Geddyn. It's quite a critical website, critical of organised religion. It's a heavy song, and you need Arma' Geddyn for a heavy song! It's followed by..."

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Super Furry Animals – Presidential Suite Lyrics 14 years ago
"It's about Boris Yeltzin and Bill Clinton and was written during the Monica Lewinsky affair, but I didn't want to release it at the time. It's a reflective look back at the decadent nineties. I suppose it's about what kind of super ego makes someone want to be president. It's a ballad with another top Sean O'Hagan string arrangement. I think it's the most complete song I've ever written in a conventional way, in terms of chord structures and lyrics and narrative.

"4K did an amazing looking film that cost five grand. It looks like a Terry Gilliam-style cold war epic. I keep expecting a big foot to come down and destroy everything! The central character is an old jet that flies around the United States and Russia and the obstacles that get in its way."

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Super Furry Animals – Juxtapozed With U Lyrics 14 years ago
"It's a very loved up song. I wanted to add duets to my songwriting canon you know, and we approached Bobby Brown and Brian Harvey but they turned us down, so I sung it myself a very schizophrenic thing to do. I used a vocoder to replicate a different person. I wanted to do something like Ebony And Ivory. It's about house prices going up, and people being left behind by the super rich. It's about social injustice [laughs] - loved up social justice. 'Non-phobic word aerobic'.

"For me it's a shocking song, because you can't shock with loud guitars any more. That macho thing's been done so that kind of shocking isn't shocking. For me it's fairly subversive, because it's a polished and clean and tidy, uplifting pop song. For me there is a reason to put it out as a first single, to make sure people don't become complacent with a particular idea of what we are as a band. I like the idea that we can shock people a bit and test people a little test people's concept of taste. I think there's a lot of macho music going around which has become a bit tiresome, and it's a statement almost, it's like a jingle stuck on the album.

"Fukme 99 did the film for it. I think it's about the outsider. There's a lonely, crappy looking cardboard camera walking around Hammersmith getting chucked out of Halfords, and he meets up with a lonely clapperboard. In turn they find a downtrodden microphone and they get together and make films, and it ends up in a big dance routine with all these other cardboard outsiders. I write songs that bring people together!"

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Super Furry Animals – No Sympathy Lyrics 14 years ago
"I think it'll make a good football chant: "You deserve to die". I wrote it for a film called Plop that was done by a group called Fukme 99 last year. It was a film about a group of selfish people who go round imagining they were living their last days, being very primal for their last moments, but you didn't feel any sympathy for any of the characters.

"When you take the song out of that context it sounds really heavy, but at the same time you had George Bush coming into power, and he'd been sticking people on death row willy-nilly. By the time we were recording it for the album, in America, there was some pretty barbaric things going on. The fact that the attitude to human life is becoming less and less respectful, so I was George Bush singing, which was not pleasant.

"It's such an ambiguous lyric, we want to make it clear which side of the fence we stand. It's also followed by Juxtapozed With U which has a completely different, opposite lyric. No Sympathy is quite an unsettling song. The film is very heavy, but quite comic as well. There's some amazing acting in it there's a kid pretending to die, that's great acting. It's another wakeup moment. It's a fairly long album, our longest yet, it needs some spicy moments to lift it out of complacency."

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Super Furry Animals – Shoot Doris Day Lyrics 14 years ago
"The film really illustrates the song. The song's quite self-explanatory in ways. It's a great big chorus. The 'Shoot Doris Day' reference is to shoot her with film. I wanted it to start with a very cinematic reference for a very cinematic intro it just had to be over-the-top lyrically.

"It's very simple, about how people always change. In the second verse there's a reference to Victor Panache, which is our vision of Peter Mandelson. "Victor Panache lost his moustache in the PR war". That was about his old scandal, but while we were recording he had another one, which was quite handy, not that I feel any sympathy for him at all.

"It's probably the most anthemic moment on the album, but there's a lot of regret in there."

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Super Furry Animals – Receptacle For The Respectable Lyrics 14 years ago
"It started as a song in two parts, and then we added a third and then a fourth, and at one point a fifth as well - there was a hip hop bit at the end.

"It's a song about a girl around town, and being in awe/hurt by a powerful woman about town. And it's a celebration of absurd musical juxtapositions. I think the final section makes the song valid, because up 'til then it's an exercise in classicist rock music.

"It features a great vocal by Daf in the third part. It was a monster track to mix. And it's our chance to indulge in pantomime death metal at the end.

"It seemed the obvious song to give to Pete Fowler and his boundless imagination. The film is as unpredictable as the song. He's pushed his work into another dimension, and embraced art deco, which is the last thing you'd think he'd embrace. Pete Fowler now refers to his art as Monsterism. He didn't want to be a minor player in a big classification so he invented his own movement, and he's the biggest player in his field.

"The album to this point is a great driving album. I've recently passed my test and it's given me a new outlook on music. At that point it might be where drowsiness might kick in, so it's for the lorry driver who's got comfortable with the Bacharach-style balladry."

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Super Furry Animals – It's Not The End Of The World? Lyrics 14 years ago
"It's a romantic song about growing old: a very melodic string-laden song. The video's a montage of mushroom clouds and explosions. There's a story of a farmer outside Nagasaki who, when the bomb went off and he didn't know what it was, thought it was the most beautiful thing he'd ever seen. He had no concept that it was a danger to him. It sounds a bit bleak on paper but I think it's one of the most seductive songs on the album."

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Super Furry Animals – Sidewalk Surfer Girl Lyrics 14 years ago
"That comes from a demo I wrote that was about 15 seconds long. Initially it was about Patti Whitebull who slept for 15 years. She was in some kind of coma but they could tell she was dreaming. She woke up in 1999 and asked for pizza.

"Everyone's had a lot of input musically. We didn't really know what we were doing and it's a lot more interesting for it. It's an amalgamation of the lyrics of different songs. I had a period of being totally disgusted by extreme sports. They're what people who don't suffer do to taste what suffering's like. My outlook on the subject is a bit milder now - it's probably better that people throw themselves off bridges on a bit of string than fight. It's probably a war replacement."

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Ugly Casanova – Baby's Clean Conscience Lyrics 14 years ago
This song was an official release on the SubPop Singles Club. It was a bonus 7". The last release of the singles club before its end. The B Side being Diggin' Holes.

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Archers of Loaf – Chumming the Oceans Lyrics 15 years ago
There also exists a version of this song played by Crooked Fingers (live only).

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Mirah – Monument Lyrics 15 years ago
This is Monument. She also plays it with the Black Cat Orchestra on "To All We Stretch The Open Arm"

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Crooked Fingers – Andalucia Lyrics 15 years ago
""Andalucia" sheds more light on Bachmann's Spanish theme. Pitter-patter drums and a numbing guitar riff square off with wide-open choruses about a girl named Antonita and the album's most allusive lyrics. The summer of 1917 was "splendid" in Andalucia, the song asserts, presumably due to romance. This was a few years before Ernest Hemingway's arrival, and Spain was wracked with workers' strikes inspired by the Bolshevik Revolution. It's also the summer Manolete was born. The narrator, a matador himself, boldly challenges the "Miuras" -- Islero's breed of bull, and the most feared. But his prayers to Saint Veronica, who is credited with giving Jesus a kerchief to wipe his brow on the road to Golgotha, apparently go unanswered. For some reason (a wound, most likely), the young bullfighter must leave behind Antonita and his homeland for one year. "Andalucia" is a farewell love song."

Quoted from Pitchfork

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Ugly Casanova – To Roads To Go, To Roads To Go Lyrics 15 years ago
Magic Eye Singles was a record label that put this song out.

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Built to Spill – Nowhere Nothin' Fuckup Lyrics 16 years ago
This song is a slightly modified VU cover.

Check the original here -
http://www.songmeanings.net/lyric.php?lid=36407

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The Faint – Dust Lyrics 16 years ago
this is on a Faint EP Dust/Mote. You could pick it up for like $5 on vinyl - look around online - I'm sure you will be able to find it.

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Ugly Casanova – Barnacles Lyrics 16 years ago
" yeah isaac designs all the covers and takes the photographs for modest mouse and uc"

Sorry, untrue! Although he no doubt usuialy has a hand in it, the only work credited to him entirely is the insert/cover/etc for Sad sappy sucker. Also, Ugly Casanova was a collaboratve effort, not everything was done entirely by Isaac. Look at Holopaw for example, Smoke Like Ribbons? That comes up in one of thier songs too, and lo and behold who the other UC Singer is!

Isaac is amazing, dont get me wrong, but no need to give more credit than is deserved. Thinking Isaac became some sXe asshole to "write this album" is ignorant. Think about things like this before you post - a work like Sharpen your teeth isnt something thrown together in a month and a half or something like that. Things like this build up over time, with many influences, chemical, emotional, personal etc.

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Ugly Casanova – Diggin' Holes Lyrics 16 years ago
This song is on the Diggin Holes 7", along with Baby's Clean Conscience.

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Modest Mouse – Doin' the Cockroach Lyrics 16 years ago
"One year
Twenty years
Forty years
Fifty years
Down the road in your life
You'll look in the mirror
And say, "My parents are still alive."

Think about it this way - Youve been dragging your sorry ass through your entire boring life, 50 years already? Look in the mirror, your parents are still alive. Youve got a long way to go.

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Modest Mouse – Doin' the Cockroach Lyrics 16 years ago
"One year
Twenty years
Forty years
Fifty years
Down the road in your life
You'll look in the mirror
And say, "My parents are still alive."

Think about it this way - Youve been dragging your sorry ass through your entire bording life, 50 years already? Look in the mirror, your parents are still alive. Youve got a long way to go.

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Modest Mouse – White Lies, Yellow Teeth Lyrics 17 years ago
These sound right to me, nice work.

This song is really really good - I would place it somewhere near Fruit that Ate Itself.

This is my favorite time period of modest mouse, and a really good song from it!

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Cake – Daria Lyrics 17 years ago
I like the idea put foreward by iamsoscrewed - Pessimist in love, or in a relationship with an optimist - and he is not about to give up his stances - he wont be soothed.

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Cake – Friend Is A Four Letter Word Lyrics 17 years ago
NotGod880 - PLEASE LEARN HOW TO TYPE BEFORE COMMENTING! Your post gave me a headache to read.

I definately agree with the Breakup idea, and the verse - "when I go fishing for the words
i am wishing you would say to me,
i'm really only praying
that the words you'll soon be saying
might betray the way you feel about me. "

Really seals the deal for me.

Awesome song.

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Park Ave. – Invitation To A Closet Lyrics 17 years ago
Conor plays drums and sings for park ave..

If you have a Conor Oberst obsession you should check out Commander Venus.

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Sonic Youth – Unwind Lyrics 17 years ago
Modest mouse totaly copys this song for "Blame it on the Tetons" from Good news for People who Love Bad News

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Archers of Loaf – White Trash Heroes Lyrics 17 years ago
All speeding past the line and Crashing, is what i hear.

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Catherine Wheel – Sparks Are Gonna Fly Lyrics 17 years ago
This song really rocks, and could use some love! Hopefully it having a comment on it will attract a little attention.

Definately has my reccomendation

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Beck – Fuckin' With My Head Lyrics 17 years ago
when you wanna be with me, then we will see
who's fuckin' with my head


Thats pretty much what its about i think.
Oh, and

"You make me feel like an asshole"


Yeah, I've known these girls.

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Beck – Soul Suckin Jerk Lyrics 17 years ago
This is perhaps one of my favorite beck songs. The entire Mellowgold album rocks too hard to handle.

About the hard life working for the chicken house man! Gotta pay the telephone bills yall.

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Modest Mouse – Sweater Lyrics 17 years ago
show^^

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Modest Mouse – Sweater Lyrics 17 years ago
This song is incredible... I wish i had been at this shot.

At the end, Issac says " So if anyones recording this show, if could have a copy of that, cuz its the only time ill ever hear it either."

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Ugly Casanova – Barnacles Lyrics 17 years ago
This is not a Modest Mouse song, it is Ugly Casanova

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Modest Mouse – You're the Good Things Lyrics 17 years ago
To me the meaning of this song is pretty obvious. Someone who is either doing things out of good intention, but end up hurting more than helping, or someone who is good for some things, but ultimately a bad thing.

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