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Superchunk – Watery Hands Lyrics 13 years ago
CORRECTED LYRICS:
When you leave this coast
Take me with you
Because I can’t live with your ghost
She’s too much like you
She’s building pyramids on water skis
And we both know that I’ve got bad knees
Some tricks I won’t do
So I’m swimming back to you

Soaking wet
And fully intercoastal
But I still can’t forget
Your farewell toast,
You were down on the beach
With bright red knees
And when you dropped anchor you dropped me
Now my flag flies blue
So I’m swimming back to you

You’re made of water
I’m made of sand
Don’t grit your teeth
Just let me kiss your
Watery hands

Stop washing me away

You’re made of water
I’m made of sand
Don’t grit your teeth
Just let me kiss your
Watery hands

Stop washing me away

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Superchunk – Every Single Instinct Lyrics 13 years ago
This song is about Morrissey and his relationship with the childhood home town. Growing up in a place riddled with poverty was not easy and it greatly influenced his writing. I think Mac did a great job of portraying Morrissey as painter painting out every song and then eventually gaining fame and losing "every single instict" that he had previously known from his old life.

Brit Slang is used:
regs=regulars (at a bar or restaurant)
scab=union strike

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The Get Up Kids – Man of Conviction Lyrics 13 years ago
The meaning of this song is simple. Its direct purpose is to emphasize the subjetivity of good and evil and further explain that we are all men and women of conviction, it just depends on the discretion of others. One of the most important lines that was miswritten is "He's a sinner AND saint for defending" Obviously if we are all sinners and saints there is need need for a the hero archetype. This song is the first step on an album that is completely representative of the mystics journey.

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The Get Up Kids – The Dark Night of the Soul Lyrics 13 years ago
To me this whole album is about two phase transitions that occur in life and what happens to a person when they occur at the same time. The two transitions I speak of are:

1: The collapse of a significant personal relationship (i.e. marriage, losing a life long friend)
2. The spiritual growth of the self as it struggles through a materialistic world to achieve some higher knowledge or wisdom.

Dark Night of the Soul is a term used to describe a specific phase in a person's spiritual life. It is used as a metaphor to describe the experience of loneliness and desolation that can occur during spiritual growth. This "dark night" is a necessary phase in the mystical quest toward gaining enlightenment or union, hence we are given in the chorus: "Redemption is a bitch to end on. and Suddenly everything's real."

It is important to note that in mysticism the purpose behind the path is to dicover what is ultimately real in the universe and then connect with it.
I find it desperately human of the main character to bitch about how hard life is but also how fulfilling it can be. This song not only the turning point at the end of the album but also contains some of the most deep-rooted human concepts.

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Superchunk – 1,000 Pounds Lyrics 13 years ago
Corrected lyrics:
You finally pulled back when the world pulled your hair
Alone in the room with a question hangin
You left with your hand in the air, and it's still there

At your age life moves so fast
Twelve years old, skinny legs, built to come in last
add a mirror that would never lie
When you're doubting, it never pays to try

And everytime i saw you
You were trying so hard to explain
Broadcast failure
Like a plastic bowl its spinning down to drain

But you came through, you came through
When nobody expected you to
You came through, you came through
With all those narrowed eyes upon you
You came through, you came through

Now you wish you weighed a thousand pounds
So you could crush those bullies and demons down
From your seat at the back of the bus
Still waving back at us

And everytime i saw you
You were trying so hard to explain
Broadcast failure
Like a plastic boat spinning down to drain

But you came through, you came through
When nobody expected you to

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