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Pinback – Offcell Lyrics 8 years ago
The ending throws me off...cell

However, it seems it's about trying to work through a known issue of being empty a certain way that is meaningful, in relating to another person. A hole in the heart and in the sole, but they aren't parallel, they make it take "a long time, sometimes" but knowingly they "try by design."

They consider it foreign, "couldn't say it's mine," only being able to stand behind the actions do make, "all I bring to you." But there is more for them to give and they know it, stuck in the hole in their heart and sole.

With the quick instrumental changes before saving it "in an empty bottle," it may have come out because of being fucked up, "hard to see straight."

Their hoping "till you crack the very center," "and if it breaks," they can "take it down" and subdue it, "spread it around," not even caring to compartmentalize it or understand why it was there. Just "bag the parts for later, leave them around."

Concentrate on the present of having broken down an emotional wall, a release to finally embrace whole heart and soul.

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Pinback – Offcell Lyrics 8 years ago
If you mean udderly... well, props.

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Phantogram – Celebrating Nothing Lyrics 8 years ago
Pretty straight forward. I really like the line:

I hide behind my eyes and lies and broken mirrors

Disguise of being 'there' or complete through their open, awake eyes and their words that are actually "lies," and what is in the mirror, not their whole person, broken appearances - "mirrors"

Seems similar to "Black Out Days," it's not the whole person dying, just an aspect, behavior set, and/or a self image, created appearance or presence.

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Phantogram – Celebrating Nothing Lyrics 8 years ago
Pretty straight forward. I really like the line:

I hide behind my eyes and lies and broken mirrors

Disguise of being 'there' or complete through their open, awake eyes and their words that are actually "lies," and what is in the mirror, not their whole person, broken appearances - "mirrors"

Seems similar to "Black Out Days," it's not the whole person dying, just an aspect, behavior set, and/or a self image, created appearance or presence.

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Phantogram – Black Out Days Lyrics 8 years ago
Considering many other Phantogram songs, this is looking back at the, the days of distorted, forgotten, lost, unsettled memory, from When I'm Small being "underground", with "lucy", wanting to be thrown "in the flames" ... "the black out days."

"Dig a hole," but unlike When I'm Small, keep the depths away, look to the sky.

Discrepancy on the parenthesized lyrics at the end, They're definitely not all the same. I hear "they're not mine" in one of them, as in the voices aren't theirs anymore,
"Black out days, I don't even recognize you anymore"

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Phantogram – When I'm Small Lyrics 8 years ago
Thank you. This is pretty obvious, mouse lab testing...

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Built to Spill – Just A Habit Lyrics 9 years ago
Fodder, but pronounced to rhyme with "are" in the next line, because:

It's a sonnet: "this ones a super -sonnet-":

unconventional though: "this one's a freak"

I think in the end, he's saying he isn't trying to make any statements with his music or lyrics:

"there's no reason for it / don't despise it and don't adore it / it's just a habit"

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The Babies – Wild 1 Lyrics 10 years ago
i'm so low, so low and i can't remember the - time you called -

- that's me - I don't know what to say

don't - treat me like a - child

don't hurt me, and I won't hurt you
what are we gonna do
i'm so sick and tired, so sick and tired
of the pain that you put me through
yeah i'm wild, wild, wild, wild
you should be - glad I smiled -
walking away, - both - walking away
- that's us, we don't know what to say -

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Clues – You Have My Eyes Now Lyrics 11 years ago
Incredible.

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Neon Indian – 6669 (I Don't Know If You Know) Lyrics 12 years ago
I full heartedly agree.

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Beach House – Lover of Mine Lyrics 12 years ago
'People -need- people, to be satisfied'

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Beach House – Better Times Lyrics 12 years ago
'Thought you -weren't- lookin' anymore'

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Beach House – Master of None Lyrics 12 years ago
'You will not catch your - own gall- '

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Beach House – Childhood Lyrics 12 years ago
I agree, 'It was gone'

Last line in the 3rd verse I hear: 'All loyal days end slowly'

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Broken Social Scene – Our Faces Split The Coast In Half Lyrics 12 years ago
Fantastic song. I wish these were even a little bit decipherable.

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Broadcast – Michael A Grammar Lyrics 12 years ago
It's "sore tooth way"

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Broadcast – Michael A Grammar Lyrics 12 years ago
That's too bad. It's an awesome song.

I think the lyrics are pretty explicit in what their meaning... other than 'saw tooth wave.' ???

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Silversun Pickups – All the Go Inbetweens Lyrics 12 years ago
I think 'thembraincells' and 'staticairways' are pretty close, but way too specific. I agree with it is a sort of crisis, but not mid life. I think it's definitely young person that wants to do something extremely meaningful, but is unsure of what.

The 'holes in the ocean' is just an analogy for new frontiers or discoveries that he/she can't accomplish because they've been done.
The 'saftey in numbers' is ambition to do things on his/her own on 'the mile' which I agree to be life.
The 'sidewalk' deal is obviously impossible. It represents any impossible idea that someone can strive for in life.
This is the 'dream' he/she is asks the 'man' if he/she is 'in the right' about.

The 'man' is sort of double meaningful, as a representation of the stereotypical collected old man. He says he's been to the 'moon and the stars...' in the exaggerated manner of so many old guys telling tall tales to prove points. He just wants 'quite' after he has made his point.
(1) He's basically just saying calm down, you're young.
(2) He ignores his actual question, and the manner of a stereotypical old man, jumps on technology and pop culture instead. He has no answer. Wise old men are not wise old men.

I'm not sure if this is repeated for meaning or for musical effect. I think more so musical, because it's awesome. But it does show the 'man' continually replies the same thing with nothing new or insightful.

I think you leave the song with: Oneself is the only place to find answers, but don't get too worked up about things. We have time, we're young.

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Beach House – Silver Soul Lyrics 12 years ago
I think it's incredibly interesting how different I hear a lot of these lyrics. You hear what you think you hear.

The only line I'm certain I have correct that is different from this is:

It's a quick turn,
to let us in, yeah...

Makes sense, and has symmetry with the final line of the first stanza.

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Brendan Canning – Possible Grenade Lyrics 12 years ago
Agreed.

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Autolux – Asleep At The Trigger Lyrics 12 years ago
look you think i'm unglued
but still studying you
you fold up all over town
stereo-mindset sucking you down

They think the singer is unlgued.
Singer sees more in the person, enough to 'study' them
Singer sees that they close them selves off, don't let themselves out
The 'stereo-mindset' (attitudes of what is on the radio - what is popular) keeps them from letting it out

The singer sees what this person could really be and it 'gets them down.'

Love this song.

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Autolux – Asleep At The Trigger Lyrics 12 years ago
look you think i'm unglued
but still studying you
you fold up all over town
stereo-mindset sucking you down

They think the singer is unlgued.
Singer sees more in the person, enough to 'study' them
Singer sees that they close them selves off, don't let themselves out
The 'stereo-mindset' (attitudes of what is on the radio - what is popular) keeps them from letting it out

The singer sees what this person could really be and it 'gets them down.'

Love this song.

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Runaway Lyrics 12 years ago
I love this song. I wouldn't say it's simple though. It has a pretty substantial build up instrumentally, but her voice stays the same throughout. I think that's what make it seem simple, but really it adds to the complexity.

Overall, just fantastic... though I'm partial to piano... ESPECIALLY a piano intro. SO good.

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Little Shadow Lyrics 12 years ago
That's exactly what I heard too! It's quite beautiful. Definitely a movie soundtrack type song.

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Pavement – Harness Your Hopes Lyrics 12 years ago
Those lyrics you have are definitely different. Do you not have the version from the Spit on a Stranger EP? If you do and you just like those lyrics better... pride yourself on the ability to hear what's not there.

This song is fucking awesome. I don't think this song can have one meaning. It gets at so many aspects of society. Sexuality, Politics, Dress styles, Stereotypes and it's happy... maybe that's the point.

And I'm checking out the asses
The assets that attract us
To anything that moves
We're deep inside the grooves

Far away from the begining
The shroud is made of lenin

Love it.

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Page France – Windy Lyrics 12 years ago
Getting lost in yourself, your imagination, your childish happiness.

Remind me who I am and what you are
'Cause when our eyes close we're the same
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But please if you must take a peek
Don't spoil for me my mystery

But we're all just humans, and we're all going to die, and when that happens, we're all the same. But he'd rather not spoil the fun of imagination.

SO good. So is "We'll Never Sleep"

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Pavement – The Killing Moon (Echo and the Bunnymen cover) Lyrics 12 years ago
I definitely like this version better... but I'm very partial to Pavement.

Donnie Darko - fantastic.

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Okkervil River – Whole Wide World Lyrics 12 years ago
"Please will the highway never end?"

Can a life be complete without having felt that at least once?

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Built to Spill – Distopian Dream Girl Lyrics 12 years ago
Two/three years ago that comparison, I think, was acceptable. Commenting on that now, with path Death Cab has fallen down to, is a completely different story. Terrific song. All good bands. Different strokes for different folks.

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Built to Spill – Untrustable/Pt. 2 (About Someone Else) Lyrics 12 years ago
He's right though. No need to hate.

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Shout Out Louds – Hard Rain Lyrics 12 years ago
Cardamom is actually similar to ginger and cinnamon - sweet. I think that plays to the idea of words coming like hard rain. You can always smell it (a nice smell to most people) right before it starts pouring down on you.

Everything else is pretty much explicitly said in the lyrics.

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M83 – Run Into Flowers Lyrics 12 years ago
Agreed.

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Yo La Tengo – Tears Are in Your Eyes Lyrics 12 years ago
Agreed.

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Ra Ra Riot – Too Too Too Fast Lyrics 12 years ago
It seems like it's about a past relationship that could be on the verge of coming back.

"We have forgotten so much since -then-" past
"The scent of your breath -again-" now

"She'd have said it's cruel" Girl between past and present that doesn't accept what he cares about.

"Don't fall (in love again)"
"The feeling that you're not mine"
He doesn't want it to come back because he has "No sense of what's left or gone."

"The way that we are - I can't tell - I'f I'm asleep or awake"
"We're [pretending/making up] words in the place of people we used to know."
He doesn't know if they are truly falling in love again or just dreaming up their past feelings.


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Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Anna Lee Lyrics 12 years ago
For the second portion, I hear:
'If you found out how far we've gone'
'I've been stressing marching on'
'Seven hours before it's done'

Then:

Anna Lee
'You're almost free'
'I'm not to cause of all the good things that you see'
Broken throat and a heart that bleeds
Stomach's trembling and I'm getting weak in the knees

I don't know. These are pretty tough to hear perfectly clear. Fantastic song though. Screaming, broken heart over Anna Lee being happy with all the good things that are not caused by him and that kills.


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Starfucker – Pop Song Lyrics 12 years ago
It seems to be pretty straight forward just like all the other songs. A pop star that doesn't live like he would with the money.

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Starfucker – Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second Lyrics 12 years ago
Love Starfucker. Simple lyrics. Simple instrumentals. But it comes together as a smooth complexity.

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