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Tori Amos – Big Wheel Lyrics 13 years ago
When I started considering what lucian said about this song being in part Tori's response to critics of Beekeper, some lyrics seemed to make more sense: "So you are a superstar
Get off the cross, we need the wood"

After only a couple of listens I came to like this song a lot. I'm looking forward to the album.

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The Decemberists – When the War Came Lyrics 13 years ago
I agree; I'd love to see an acoustic version!

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Owen Pallett – Song Song Song Lyrics 13 years ago
Seems to be about contradictions and hypocrisy in what is expected of women today. Sending a girl to reform school make a man of her, society asks for boldness and manly qualities, credibility in the working world, and yet often holds older expectations, for her to be "not too bold." Singing a song about a woman's rage seems to be a way of making light, as if she is expected to rage, not because it is validated, but because it is expected, and she's still "tough, for a girl" and "smart, for a girl," as if peoples' worthiness is still measured, when it comes down to it, by gender, even with all the ways gender disparities have supposedly been eliminated in society.

The classical, prim-sounding violin in the middle of the very precise drums is a nice touch, and then the plucking the strings instead, I love that the music adds so much to the meaning of the song as a whole, as opposed to merely being a background to brilliant lyrics or brilliant music to hold up shoddy lyrics. The whole thing is wonderful.

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Radiohead – Backdrifts (Honeymoon Is Over) Lyrics 13 years ago
I always think of the X-Files when I hear this song, especially "all evidence has been buried, all tapes have been erased." All things aside, this is just a great song, musically, lyrically, one of my favorites on the album.

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The Decemberists – Los Angeles, I'm Yours Lyrics 13 years ago
They did play the song at their Los Angeles show last year and we loved it. This may not be the most elegant or down-to-earth city, but it's exciting, it's crazy, it's diverse, and it's home.

The best part of that show was when a bunch of people threw underwear on the stage when Colin sang "I can see your undies."

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The Decemberists – When the War Came Lyrics 13 years ago
Vavilov refers to Nikolai Vavilov who was a prominent botanist and geneticist who created the largest collection of plants and seeds in the world

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The Decemberists – When the War Came Lyrics 13 years ago
Vavilov refers to Nikolai Vavilov who was a prominent botanist and geneticist who created the largest collection of plants and seeds in the world

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