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Karate – Concrete Lyrics 4 years ago
Reticent she returns to the streets
Where she once floated above in hospital sheets
Hands on the walls where small handprints still weigh
With the burden of crimson indelible paints
Where are the hands that once fit these young prints?
What have they grabbed at ever since?

Nights used to be dangerous here
But now the mornings have exceeded her deepest fears
Because that's when the concrete creeps in
And perpetrates with more than the greatest sins
And weighs down on what used to be known as the neighborhood

Deliberate, slow, destructive defeat
As new corners consolidate the neighborhood streets
Where are the ones she stepped with right here
Below the bar, now a bank clad with anonymous steel?
Where are the sounds of the children once heard?
Replaced with new parking and yellowed-out curbs

Now she can only afford to return
For a doctor, an in-law, or a day in the sun
Some still cling, if the building still stands
Some sing liberation from felonious hands
But most will get lost in the peripheral sprawl
Where new handprints signify on old concrete walls

Florescent excuses for light
Steal all the shadows from the night
From the night
Parody or progress?
You just want to tear it down
As you're standing right in the middle of the wrong side of town

Florescent excuses for light
Steal all the shadows from the night
From the night
Parody or progress?
You just want to tear it down
As you're standing right in the middle of the wrong side of town

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Sondre Lerche – Private Caller Lyrics 4 years ago
Sondre's interested in a girl, but she doesn't want to commit, and he's stuck as a "private caller:" a small secret kept "on the other end," away from the rest of her life. Yet, Sondre persists. He slowly gets closer to her, despite the wall she put up around her. Will he win her over? Who knows?


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764-HERO – Loaded Painted Red Lyrics 5 years ago
I'm always disappointed when there aren't any interpretations posts, especially on really indie songs like this. I feel like I'm the only person on Earth right now thinking about this.

I'm not too sure about the meaning, but I imagine of the speaker being with one other person, maybe a girl. I think "loaded painted red" means that whoever the speaker was with became drunk, and their face turned red from it.

"You decided on the best disorder" could refer to alcoholism or maybe drug abuse. The part about "dropping matches" makes me think that they were smoking, too, or possibly even burning things down. The disorder would be pyromania in that case. Either way, it's my favorite line from the song.

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Modest Mouse – Edit the Sad Parts Lyrics 5 years ago
Never mind, it's from the live version. I learned this three years later.

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My Chemical Romance – Dead! Lyrics 6 years ago
You made a mistake. It's actually "LA LA LA LA LUH LA."

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Gorillaz – Amarillo Lyrics 6 years ago
Long car rides give you much time to think.

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Your Twenties – Annie Lyrics 6 years ago
Anything we should know about your change?

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Throw Me The Statue – The Old Believer Lyrics 6 years ago
I believe it's about a man who's lost all of his faith in God, and does whatever he wants without guilt. He's in a church with a theist, trying to make him see his point of view.

The "Old Believer" is a crucified Jesus statue. His suggestion to take a "ride on the old believer," as in literally climbing on the statue, is a metaphor for sinning without shame. "Tell me how it's wrong."

"Holy clocks have all gone home" could mean that no matter how long you wait, you'll never find proof of your faith. And the "criminal interest" taking hold is his result of not believing. If no one's really watching you, what's the point?

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Jimmy Eat World – (Splash) Turn Twist Lyrics 6 years ago
"Don't leave me in the trivia"

He doesn't want to be another easily forgotten, unimportant person.

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Bibio – Artists' Valley Lyrics 6 years ago
I think it's about the minute details and significance found in the ostensibly trivial that provoke thoughts in the mind of an artist.

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Boards of Canada – The Color of the Fire Lyrics 6 years ago
I'm imagining an android robot girl trying to comprehend emotion.

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Throw Me The Statue – Moonbeams Lyrics 6 years ago
Some corrections:

"Impressions of struggle were all I gained"
"Impressions of struggle were all I gave"

"And Grandpa's clothes and shelves"
"And Grandpa's closet shelves"

"??"
"I invent and retrace and unfold"

"When you clutch at the glistener drink"
"When you clutch at the bliss in a dream"

"I circle the reasons"
"I search for the reasons"

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Crayonsmith – All The Elders Lyrics 7 years ago
The lyrics are 100% correct. I've contacted Ciarán confirming them.

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Your Twenties – Annie Lyrics 7 years ago
It's about a guy recalling his crush on a musician when he was a little kid.

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Sugar Ray – New Direction Lyrics 7 years ago
Sugar Ray started as a more metal-orientated band. This song, being the opener for the album, shows the "new direction" they're taking with their musical style.

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Starfucker – Florida Lyrics 7 years ago
Or see it as a subordinate wiggle of a bigger wiggle.

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Phoenix – Too Young Lyrics 7 years ago
I'm not sure, but I don't think this song was "written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin."

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Gorillaz – Murdoc Is God Lyrics 7 years ago
Christianity promises eternal life, but Murdoc promises a chance to be his footstool.

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Gorillaz – Murdoc Is God Lyrics 7 years ago
The song clearly says "Johnny is dead," but no one is going to correct the lyrics, because that's how this site works.

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Gorillaz – Highway (Under Construction) Lyrics 7 years ago
These lyrics are probably way off, but I can't tell. I stopped trying to make sense of Gorillaz song lyrics long ago, but I still love every song.

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Modest Mouse – Custom Concern Lyrics 7 years ago
No, it's definitely "fall." It's in the lyric booklet, too.

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Cake – She'll Come Back To Me Lyrics 7 years ago
The Great Gatsby

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Throw Me The Statue – Ship Lyrics 7 years ago
Relax behave
We're almost fit
Let's hide in brave posts, animate
What's here what's left
It even keels
The blinking shadow and the light

And so we learned from a grave fair
That reason was five pints in
We too, far off
We too, can hear
It gives us cause to wonder of loss

It's all right, I'm in
It's all right, I'm in

One birth, one hope
A mythic tuck
To be what can be always
The sleep, a sea
A dizzy sea
About sickness, reaction

Let us return to the sinking ship
The comfort is all too much
Call up the bridge
A needy pass
This exit's aching
Thin ??? and wheel

Oh she comes alive
Breaking the hearts of old men
With the sleeping peel

Oh here,
Oh she comes alive
Breaking the hearts of moment
With the sleeping peel

Oh here,
Oh she comes alive
Breaking the hearts of old men
With the sleeping peel

Oh here,
Oh she comes alive
Breaking the hearts of old men
With the sleeping peel
Oh here

Just turn the ??? wheel
Maintain the lonely voice

Just turn the ??? wheel
Maintain the lonely voice

Just turn the ??? wheel
Maintain the lonely voice (It's all right, I'm in)

Just turn the ??? wheel
Maintain the lonely voice (It's all right, I'm in)

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Throw Me The Statue – Honeybee Lyrics 7 years ago
"Honeybee
Honeybee, in my recent dream
I could see
I could see all these mighty things
And what I took from the outer folds
Or that midnight home
Outer folds

Honeybee
Resting in a soul agrees
I could meet
Come ward come may all your needs
But you might feel at home in that cold
I believe

Honeybee
Honeybee, it's the strangest dream
You and me
Cased in gold an drink could breathe

You might feel at home in that cold
Just ? you got old"


I'm actually unsure of half of this.

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Starfucker – Burnin' Up Lyrics 7 years ago
It sounds like he's burning up for her love.

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Modest Mouse – Horn Intro Lyrics 7 years ago
Actually, a song is defined as music with words.

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Starfucker – Miss You Lyrics 7 years ago
The song starts out with and answering machine beep and a slowed down voice can be heard talking. There are also several more beeps throughout the song.

I thought it was interesting that the song is called "Miss You," like a guy keeps calling a girl but she never answers anymore. Maybe he did something he regrets and she doesn't want to talk to him, or the song could be much darker and she's actually dead.

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Modest Mouse – From Point A to Point B (Infinity) Lyrics 7 years ago
I can clearly hear him saying "Only you know how 'that' broke."

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Death Cab for Cutie – Stay Young, Go Dancing Lyrics 7 years ago
I hear "Oh how I feel alive. And through autumn/winter's advancing"

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Modest Mouse – Little Motel Lyrics 7 years ago
That's what it actually says in the lyric booklet.

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Throw Me The Statue – Groundswell Lyrics 8 years ago
"I'll throw myself in the back seat, just wait"

I hear "my stuff," but that might just be me.

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Death Cab for Cutie – Grapevine Fires Lyrics 8 years ago
I noticed that one of the lines says "Prayers for rain." There's a song by The Cure of the same title. Along with its meaning in "Grapevine Fires," maybe it's a reference, considering that DCFC covered "Lovesong," another Cure song.

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Sondre Lerche – I Cannot Let You Go Lyrics 8 years ago
This is a good song in my opinion and I am making a comment in regards to it.

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Throw Me The Statue – Pistols Lyrics 8 years ago
It might just be me, but I hear "total repeal" instead of "told her uphill."

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Modest Mouse – Edit the Sad Parts Lyrics 8 years ago
I don't know why, but I can never seem to hear the last two lines of the song, "Think it over
You ain't got nothing until you know her."

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Gorillaz – Double Bass Lyrics 8 years ago
Dude, the entire song is a bass solo.

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