|Xiu Xiu – New Life Immigration Lyrics||4 years ago|
|Massive Attack – Blue Lines Lyrics||4 years ago|
|A line from nearly every other song on the album reappears in this song.|
|Scott Walker – The Girls From The Streets Lyrics||5 years ago|
|I think it's about sex trafficking.|
|Scott Walker – Duchess Lyrics||5 years ago|
|God, this song is heartbreakingly beautiful.|
|The New Pornographers – A Bite Out of My Bed Lyrics||5 years ago|
|What a gorgeous, romantic song. Straightforward love song I think.|
|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.|
|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.|
|The Mountain Goats – You Were Cool Lyrics||6 years ago|
|Probably the girl he dates in "Broom People."|
|The Mountain Goats – Anti-Music Song Lyrics||6 years ago|
|I know he used to dislike Morrissey but likes him now|
|Sun Kil Moon – Heron Blue Lyrics||6 years ago|
|I believe it's about the death of his ex-girlfriend Katie from cancer.|
|Swans – Volcano Lyrics||6 years ago|
|Sounds like it's about a porn star.|
|Manic Street Preachers – Facing Page: Top Left Lyrics||6 years ago|
"Mute oily discolor, skin cancer, calories"
The album cover?
|Marilyn Manson – Pistol Whipped Lyrics||6 years ago|
|Pretty simple. BDSM song.|
|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.|
|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?)
|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.|
|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.|
|Xiu Xiu – Stupid in the Dark Lyrics||6 years ago|
|It's about Jamie Stewart's experience being mugged and his revenge fantasy.|
|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.|
|The War On Drugs – An Ocean in Between the Waves Lyrics||6 years ago|
|What's he singing at the very end?|
|Blur – Entertain Me Lyrics||6 years ago|
|Definitely about obnoxious frat-bros|
|Modest Mouse – The Best Room Lyrics||6 years ago|
|The verse about the novelist is hilarious ahaha|
|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|
|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.|
|Father John Misty – The Ideal Husband Lyrics||7 years ago|
|Who is Julian? Does anyone know?|
|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.|
|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|
|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?|
|R.E.M. – Discoverer Lyrics||7 years ago|
|The Mountain Goats – Woke Up New Lyrics||7 years ago|
|Anybody else noticed the Oceanographer's Choice connection in the chorus?|
|R.E.M. – Hallelujah Lyrics||7 years ago|
|I think it's about war.|
|St. Vincent – Chloe In The Afternoon Lyrics||7 years ago|
|Mention of a whip makes me think it's about BDSM|
|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.|
|The Mountain Goats – Dilaudid Lyrics||7 years ago|
|@[embassyrow:948] It worked out for the best in the end, though!|
|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.|
|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...|
|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.|
|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"
|Xiu Xiu – The Silver Platter Lyrics||7 years ago|
|Interpol – The Scale Lyrics||7 years ago|
@[srbsam:828] "I made you... and now I take you back."
|Xiu Xiu – Botanica de los Angeles Lyrics||7 years ago|
|After some more listening, I think the suicidal person here is a rape victim.|
|Swans – A Little God in My Hands Lyrics||7 years ago|
|Anybody know what the background vocals are saying?|
|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.
|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.|
|Massive Attack – Saturday Come Slow Lyrics||7 years ago|
|lyrics are completely wrong|
|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.|
|Xiu Xiu – Ale Lyrics||7 years ago|
|This is definitely Jamie talking about himself.|
|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.|
|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.
|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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