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The Fold – Younger Than Our Years Lyrics 13 years ago
i have a few corrections. on these lyrics..

"I have a confession to make
I've never been the kind of kid
Who wants to buy what you say.
And to make all this rhetoric about me and you
It's just another clever interest,
I wouldn't sell it to you"

..is actually

"I have a confession to make
I've never been the kind of kid
Who likes to buy what you're selling to me
And all of this rhetoric about loving you
Is just another clever iteration
Of what I'm selling to you"


and also..

"I have a confession to make,
I took the best, I'm a liar
But I'm never inspired.
To fake, with all this rhetoric about me and you.
It's just another clever way to say
I know what I'm getting into."


is:

"I have a confession to make
I took a lesson from a liar
But it never inspired a thing
And all of this rhetoric about loving you
Is just another clever way to say
I know what I'm getting into"

:]

great song though.

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A Thorn for Every Heart – Object of No Desire Lyrics 13 years ago
instead of : we're making smoke
send the ? to ignite flames to keep us warm forever

i think he says: we're making sparks
and they're bound to ignite flames to keep us warm forever

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Sullivan – Olive Branch Lyrics 13 years ago
"here's an olive branch
and a hope for second chances
please don't go hungry tonight
hands and knees, i crawl
'cause lord knows how hard i fall
i can't feed without you tonight, it's alright"


i think that's how the first verse goes

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Sullivan – Olive Branch Lyrics 13 years ago
"here's an olive branch
and a hope for second chances
please don't go hungry tonight
hands and knees, i crawl
'cause lord knows how hard i fall
i can't feed without you tonight, it's alright"


i think that's how the first verse goes

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Lifter Puller – Secret Santa Cruz Lyrics 14 years ago
this is what craig finn (the lead singer of lifter puller) said about this song:

"This is loosely based on being at a party in the summer of 1989 in Minneapolis/St. Paul. There was some gang-type stuff happening; unorganized, but dangerous, especially in hindsight. A huge fight broke out and there were stabbings, baseball bats, cops, ambulances, etc. If it happened today there would have surely been guns too. I had nothing to do with it but I saw some nasty things. Shortly thereafter, I was in orientation at Boston College with kids who went to mass a few times a week. The idea with this song is that Jenny gets in pretty deep in the summer with nightlife, drugs, etc. but manages to get away from it all and escape back to school in September."

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Lifter Puller – Plymouth Rock Lyrics 14 years ago
this is what craig finn (the singer of lifter puller) said about this song:

""It's great getting high, it's lame to get fried" are words to live by. I think they sum up everything we were trying to say."

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Lifter Puller – Roaming The Foam Lyrics 14 years ago
here is what craig finn (the singer of lifter puller) said about this song:

"An ode to foam dancing. I saw it on television and they were implying that the foam on the dance floor was a popular place for people to have anonymous sexual experiences. I liked the concept; the way something dirty was surrounded by soap suds. The line, "You're kissing like you already came" was quoted by Slug on the new Atmosphere record, and I just saw 1000 kids scream it at the top of their lungs at Irving Plaza in NYC last week."

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Lifter Puller – Star Wars Hips Lyrics 14 years ago
here is what craig finn (the lead singer of lifter puller) said about this song:

"This is sort of the origin of the story that spawned the Lifter Puller releases. The first appearance of Juanita, etc. It's just a typical narc story."

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Lifter Puller – To Live And Die In LBI Lyrics 14 years ago
here is what craig finn (the lead singer of lifter puller) said about this song:

"Steve Barone and I went to college together. This guy in my dorm had this t-shirt that said, "To Live and Die in LBI". LBI is Long Beach Island, and the shirt was a take-off on the movie, "To Live and Die in LA". Steve's family spent a lot of time on Long Beach Island, so it became a good setting for a song. Basically the story of a good person who has a momentary slip in judgement. I like those kinds of songs."

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Lifter Puller – Let's Get Incredible Lyrics 14 years ago
here is what craig finn (the lead singer of lifter puller) said about this song:

"Paddy Costello from Dillinger Four named this one. It came from my joke about doing a hip hop record that was made up entirely of shout-outs.'

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Lifter Puller – Nassau Coliseum Lyrics 14 years ago
here is what craig finn (the lead singer of lifter puller) said about this song:

"In 1991, I went to a Grateful Dead show at Nassau Coliseum. Supposedly, it was the biggest drug bust in Grateful Dead history. The kid I was with threw up on me and started freaking out, so we had to cruise during the second set. I took him to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II so he could calm down. It finally worked, after a lot of heavy breathing and concern for Donotello's welfare."

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Lifter Puller – Sherman City Lyrics 14 years ago
here is what craig finn (the lead singer of lifter puller) said about this song:

"I wrote a song (can't remember the name) that was very similar to this but the lyrics were awful. Years later, I changed every line of the song to phonetically rhyme with the original words. The result was "Sherman City". "The parking lot of Rainbow" refers to Rainbow Foods, a Minnesota supermarket chain. "The Mountain Song" is by Donovan (and the Allman Brothers), but certainly not Jane's Addiction. And Donovan's song was actually the origin of "Juanita". I went through a huge Donovan phase and went to see him play live in Minneapolis, and was very happy when he did "The Mountain Song". "You look just like an otter when I push you underwater" is absurd. I think it just rhymed."

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Lifter Puller – La Quereria Lyrics 14 years ago
here is what craig finn (the lead singer of lifter puller) said about this song:

"The line that is best for me is, "We thought we were so free, but it was a chemical reaction. We thought we were experienced, but we were mostly crashing." The biggest myth about drugs is that it's a very individual thing. It's not. It's just chemistry... And there is nothing cool, exciting, or dangerous about sleeping past noon, no matter the circumstances. Dan Monick got the name of this song. I think it's supposed to be the center of the bullring where the bull goes to die after being stabbed by the matador. But I'm not sure if we got it correct."

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Lifter Puller – 4 Dix Lyrics 14 years ago
here is what craig finn (the lead singer of lifter puller) said about this song:

"This is my favorite Lifter Puller song. It's also the one that goes the furthest in telling people that if they party too much, they die."

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The Hold Steady – Sweet Payne Lyrics 14 years ago
here is what craig finn (the lead singer of the hold steady) said about this song:

"Payne Ave. is in the East Side of St. Paul. My thought is that it always looks like a nice family area during the day, but it tends to seem a little sinister at night. While I was growing up, it was reportedly a hotbed of activity for racist skinheads. The Payne Reliever was a bar on Payne Ave. that had live metal bands on one side and strippers on the other. I actually have never been there, but a friend told me about it. I don't know if it's still around.... This song has my favorite line on the record: "When Gideon was living in South Minneapolis, he was the Cowboy on the crosstown bus." There are these weird cowboy dudes on Lake St. and Franklin Ave. in Minneapolis. They are like drifters. Maybe homeless or maybe not. Definitely drinkers though. I don't see them that often, but I usually do if I ride the Lake St. bus. Ironically, some of the bars on Lake St. have a Western motif: the Round Up Saloon, the Yukon club, etc. One dude got on the bus and lifted up his hat and nodded to my wife, "Hello there, little philly." I always marvel. People who live in the Twin Cities tend to apologize and think it's boring but I think it's the most inspiring place I have ever been."

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The Hold Steady – Knuckles Lyrics 14 years ago
this is what craig finn (the lead singer of the hold steady) said about this song:

"This one was inspired by two things: 1. This kid I knew that asked everyone to call him Diamond Dave. It didn't work. 2. Some good friends of mine thought I was named Fred for some reason before we met. I used to see them around in the hardcore scene in the late '80s and when we finally met, they said, "I thought your name was Fred." That's some of the inspiration for this song. Meanwhile, Damon Locks from Trenchmouth and the Eternals gave me the line, "I've been trying to get people to call me Sunny D. 'cause I got the good stuff that kids go for." I added "People keep calling me Five Alive." I think Damon thought it was a terrible line. I think it's so bad it's great. He told me that one years ago and I kept it with me."

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The Hold Steady – Certain Songs Lyrics 14 years ago
here is what craig finn (the lead singer of the hold steady) said about this song:

"Tad called this song Kramer vs. Kramer rock. It's what you listen to in your mid-life-crisis sports car while you are driving through Long Island to your divorce proceedings. Ellen Foley is the woman who duets with Meat Loaf on "Paradise by the Dashboard Light". She also dated Mick Jones from the Clash. And when I say, "D4 is for lovers," I mean Dillinger Four, not that embarassing band from New Zealand."

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The Hold Steady – The Swish Lyrics 14 years ago
here is what craig finn (the lead singer of the hold steady) said about this song:


"This one started from overhearing this dude on the subway bragging to his friend about partying on the West Coast. My family actually lived in Shaker Heights, OH for a few years, so maybe I have shaken it up in Shaker Heights at one time or another. I mention Robbie Robertson and Rick Danko because I was (and still am) obsessed about the Last Waltz and the Band in general. Other notable terms: Feminax is an over the counter medicine for menstrual cramps, not sold in the US. It's fairly popular in certain crowds to mix with a few stiff drinks. Andre Cymone was a Prince band member who spun off to have a few records of his own, including one called Surviving in the 80s. He sang the national anthem at one of my high school's football games once. City Center is a lame mall in downtown Minneapolis that is 50% vacant with 50% low budget gangsters hanging out. The Champs store in this mall is the best place to get the super new school ghetto Twins/Vikings/T-Wolves gear. I mean the non-traditional stuff."

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The Hold Steady – Most People Are DJs Lyrics 14 years ago
this is what craig finn himself (the singer of the hold steady) had to say about this song:

"Most people are. Just a reaction to life in NYC in the 2000s. The part I don't get is when I get emails that start with, "Come see me DJ" and end with, "Here is what Im going to play...." I think that DJing, like rock criticism, tends to be a way for people to participate in the "scene" without taking the risks to the ego that go along with producing music or any other art. "Look at me! I'm playing records!" Of course, I don't apply this to all DJs. And for those who don't know, Rocco Siffredi is a porn star. On a Lifter Puller tour someone showed us a video of him having sex with a woman and then flushing her head in the toilet. I can't figure out who that was supposed to arouse."

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