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Xiu Xiu – New Life Immigration Lyrics 4 years ago
Suicide pact.

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Massive Attack – Blue Lines Lyrics 4 years ago
A line from nearly every other song on the album reappears in this song.

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Scott Walker – The Girls From The Streets Lyrics 5 years ago
I think it's about sex trafficking.

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Scott Walker – Duchess Lyrics 5 years ago
God, this song is heartbreakingly beautiful.

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The New Pornographers – A Bite Out of My Bed Lyrics 5 years ago
What a gorgeous, romantic song. Straightforward love song I think.

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Thom Yorke – Cymbal Rush Lyrics 6 years ago
Thom has said it was inspired by a personal experience, and if you look at the expanded original lyrics for it on CitizenInsane, it sounds like it's about a murder- a lot like Gagging Order.

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Radiohead – Bangers + Mash Lyrics 6 years ago
I imagine the narrator getting his hands on information that he can use to blackmail the entire government, and celebrating by getting extraordinarily wasted in a shitty motel and throwing up.

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The Mountain Goats – You Were Cool Lyrics 6 years ago
Probably the girl he dates in "Broom People."

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The Mountain Goats – Anti-Music Song Lyrics 6 years ago
I know he used to dislike Morrissey but likes him now

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Sun Kil Moon – Heron Blue Lyrics 6 years ago
I believe it's about the death of his ex-girlfriend Katie from cancer.

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Swans – Volcano Lyrics 6 years ago
Sounds like it's about a porn star.

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Manic Street Preachers – Facing Page: Top Left Lyrics 6 years ago
"Mute oily discolor, skin cancer, calories"

The album cover?

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Marilyn Manson – Pistol Whipped Lyrics 6 years ago
Pretty simple. BDSM song.

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Xiu Xiu – Homonculus Lyrics 6 years ago
@[Coow:4140] I think there's more to it than that, it's just that Yvonne being his friend is the simplest explanation.

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Xiu Xiu – I Broke Up (SJ) Lyrics 6 years ago
I will make a gate you cannot pass
Taped to their loin cloth
A sign that says "WHY US!?"

This part seems to be about the victims of sexual abuse. Jamie wants to protect them (make a gate you cannot pass). They wonder why they had to endure what they did (why us?)

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Xiu Xiu – Luber Lyrics 6 years ago
I think Luber was one of his students when he taught preschool. He or she is being abused and Jamie wants to help but can't.

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Xiu Xiu – House Sparrow Lyrics 6 years ago
I think he's talking about escaping his sexually abusive childhood, which has been referred to obliquely and repeatedly in Xiu Xiu's music.

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Xiu Xiu – Stupid in the Dark Lyrics 6 years ago
It's about Jamie Stewart's experience being mugged and his revenge fantasy.

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Guns N' Roses – Chinese Democracy Lyrics 6 years ago
Seems to be about how China will eventually be a democracy- it's just a matter of time.

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The War On Drugs – An Ocean in Between the Waves Lyrics 6 years ago
What's he singing at the very end?

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Blur – Entertain Me Lyrics 6 years ago
Definitely about obnoxious frat-bros

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Modest Mouse – The Best Room Lyrics 6 years ago
The verse about the novelist is hilarious ahaha

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The Smashing Pumpkins – Pinwheels Lyrics 6 years ago
@[osubuckeye420:2686] I think the title comes from the synth intro. The circular melody feels like, well, a pinwheel

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The Mountain Goats – 1 John 4:16 Lyrics 6 years ago
I think it's a prisoner about to be executed. He "built" the holding tank by committing whatever crime got him the death sentence.

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Father John Misty – The Ideal Husband Lyrics 7 years ago
Who is Julian? Does anyone know?

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The Mountain Goats – Orange Ball of Pain Lyrics 7 years ago
there's definitely more to this song than the lyrics might immediately indicate. no idea what it's really about, though.

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Modest Mouse – People as Places as People Lyrics 7 years ago
something about the way he sings "and the people you loved, but you didn't quite know" destroys me

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Modest Mouse – King Rat Lyrics 7 years ago
@[bukowski8:1578] Your comment was a pretty good read, but god, who'd wanna be? God, who'd wanna be such an asshole?

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R.E.M. – Discoverer Lyrics 7 years ago
Marriage proposal.

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The Mountain Goats – Woke Up New Lyrics 7 years ago
Anybody else noticed the Oceanographer's Choice connection in the chorus?

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R.E.M. – Hallelujah Lyrics 7 years ago
I think it's about war.

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St. Vincent – Chloe In The Afternoon Lyrics 7 years ago
Mention of a whip makes me think it's about BDSM

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The Mountain Goats – Orange Ball of Peace Lyrics 7 years ago
According to TVTropes, this song is about one member of the Alpha Couple setting the other's house on fire.

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The Mountain Goats – Dilaudid Lyrics 7 years ago
@[embassyrow:948] It worked out for the best in the end, though!

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Freelance Whales – Generator ^ Second Floor Lyrics 7 years ago
Since Weathervanes is conceptually about falling in love with a ghost girl, this represents the point where the narrator dies and is reunited with her in the afterlife.

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Xiu Xiu – Pink City Lyrics 7 years ago
@[ilikefuzzy:895] I wonder if she threatened to cut open his forehead with a roofing shingle. And theeeeeeeeeey broooooooooooke uuuuuuuuuuuup...

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Xiu Xiu – El Naco Lyrics 7 years ago
Complete mental break. Like when you look at some kind of eldritch monster and go mad from the revelation.

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Xiu Xiu – Nieces Pieces (Boat Knife Version) Lyrics 7 years ago
anybody else notice that right after the line about her heart breaking, the riff from "I Luv the Valley OH!" returns?

"it's a heart that you made, i won't rest until i break it" / "mommy's heart is broken,
I can't wait to watch you grow up around the people who broke it"

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Xiu Xiu – The Silver Platter Lyrics 7 years ago
suicide cult

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Interpol – The Scale Lyrics 7 years ago
@[srbsam:828] "I made you... and now I take you back."

Makes sense.

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Xiu Xiu – Botanica de los Angeles Lyrics 7 years ago
After some more listening, I think the suicidal person here is a rape victim.

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Swans – A Little God in My Hands Lyrics 7 years ago
Anybody know what the background vocals are saying?

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Swans – Kirsten Supine Lyrics 7 years ago
This song is about the Von Trier film Melancholia.

The poster is a picture of Kirsten Dunst lying supine.

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Massive Attack – Flat Of The Blade Lyrics 7 years ago
An assassin or soldier takes jobs and kills people in order to provide for his family.

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Massive Attack – Saturday Come Slow Lyrics 7 years ago
lyrics are completely wrong

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Against Me! – Tonight We're Gonna Give It 35% Lyrics 7 years ago
I think she said in an interview that it's an early example of her singing about grappling with her gender identity.

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Xiu Xiu – Ale Lyrics 7 years ago
This is definitely Jamie talking about himself.

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Broken Bells – Medicine Lyrics 7 years ago
I think it's about a girl who's severely depressed (she cuts herself). She's being told to take the antidepressants she's been refusing.

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Xiu Xiu – Crank Heart Lyrics 7 years ago
"we'll catch him unawares but what if he doesn't wear underwear"

A common prank is to yank down someone's pants. If they're not wearing underwear, it gets awkward fast.

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AJJ – Sense, Sensibility Lyrics 7 years ago
"a pretty girl with broken wings is all that i desire"

He wants to help someone who's been hurt by life and nurture her and love her.

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