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The Weakerthans – Relative Surplus Value Lyrics 12 years ago
relative surplus value is a concept from Karl Marx's Das Kapital. Surplus value is the value produced by a worker over and above what s/he recieves in wages. Relative surplus value means the amount of surplus value relative to the value of the wage, and the main ways of increasing it for capitalists are driving down wages and increasing the intensity of labour (ie, how much stuff a worker produces per hour).

You see, being a Marxist really pays off sometimes.

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The Weakerthans – Relative Surplus Value Lyrics 12 years ago
relative surplus value is a concept from Karl Marx's Das Kapital. Surplus value is the value produced by a worker over and above what s/he recieves in wages. Relative surplus value means the amount of surplus value relative to the value of the wage, and the main ways of increasing it for capitalists are driving down wages and increasing the intensity of labour (ie, how much stuff a worker produces per hour).

You see, being a Marxist really pays off sometimes.

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Radiohead – Backdrifts (Honeymoon Is Over) Lyrics 16 years ago
no way, dude, this was the only tune that really stood out for me on it. kid a's still their best album.

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Biffy Clyro – A Day of... Lyrics 16 years ago
or God?

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Biffy Clyro – Christopher's River Lyrics 16 years ago
quite sunny day real estate.

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Biffy Clyro – Stress on the Sky Lyrics 16 years ago
i seen them 5 times since vertigo... came out. and they never played this once. bastards.

and, uh, it's probably about a girl or something.

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My Bloody Valentine – To Here Knows When Lyrics 16 years ago
hemingway underwhelmed me. MBV do that stuff way better.

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Gomez – We Haven't Turned Around Lyrics 17 years ago
yeah, there was a big fuss about them in like '98 over here (England) but they pretty much found their natural audience (which ain't huge), and everyone else abandoned them. this is probably my favourite Gomez song...mostly they're good for more uptempo, propulsive work but turned around shows they can do the balladry stuff as well as anyone.

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Radiohead – Motion Picture Soundtrack (Kid A version) Lyrics 17 years ago
i think the way this song is produced is very clever... thom sings about how it's never like the movies, and the music is a total pisstake of the grandiose arrangements of film music. i mean, come on! harp fills? histrionic-o-matic choirs??? one of the great strengths of kid A is how they managed to do this kind of thing (idioteque too, a sideways nod at 2 step garage) and work them into totally idiosynchratic - and amazingly strong - radiohead songs.

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Radiohead – Morning Bell Lyrics 17 years ago
does anyone else think it sonds like "not another camera!" instead of "light another candle"?

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Radiohead – Idioteque Lyrics 17 years ago
i always got the impression that radiohead are far more concerned with emotional responses rather than flat semantics. i mean, what links "women and children first" and "ice age coming" and "this is really happening"? just that feeling of impending disaster. attached to it is that strange mania ("throw it in the fire!") Humans are screwing it up for themselves? who knows? this song is about terror, i don't think it gets more specific than that.

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Pavement – Fame Throwa Lyrics 17 years ago
i'm not entirely sure it's more than stream of consciousness...

'spent his cash convincing us this desert was a starscape' is a great line though. sounds like it means something.

my favourite pavement song i've head so far

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The Police – King Of Pain Lyrics 18 years ago
shut yer hole...it has something to do with Carl Jung...i'm not sure what.

any ideas, parapsychologists?

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Minor Threat – Straight Edge Lyrics 18 years ago
everyone's in a fucking subculture. they may only loosely fit into it, but we all have labels that we're secretly proud of, get a little tingle inside when someone calls you punk or something. so with a choice between goth, punk, stoner, sakter or straight edger...well i know where my vote's going.

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Jimmy Eat World – Goodbye Sky Harbor Lyrics 18 years ago
i hated jimmy eat world until i heard this.......i never realised the lyrics were as deep and complex as the music, but i always got this mental image of the gondola on final fantasy 7 just going off into nowhere when the loop starts, and then the sun rising as it travels...i used to get that kind of stuff in my head when i was a kid so it really kind of touched me. I haven't read the book, but i don't think you really have to in order to get something abstract from the lyrics, equally mournful and uplifting.

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Built to Spill – Kicked It in the Sun Lyrics 18 years ago
the song's a general indie rant about frustrations in the beginning...i'm not sure what the fuck all that kicked it in the sun shit is about but when it speeds up, the lyrics "his master plan was so so / we're special in other ways / ways our mothers appreciate " are as impressive an ode to disappointment as radiohead have come up with. and i love radiohead too. damn i love doug. he is ace.

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Indian Summer – Angry Son Lyrics 18 years ago
ain't heard this one, but does anyone have the lyrics to "i think your train is leaving"?

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Navio Forge – Weaponizing Lyrics 18 years ago
nice and political and fast. as emocore as old emocore itself.

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Sigur Rós – Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása Lyrics 18 years ago
i totally love the ending........been trying to find a way to reproduce that kind of discord in my music but it just ends up like a mess. i don't think the lyrics matter all that much, the beaty and sould of the music transcends language barriers

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Built to Spill – Stab Lyrics 18 years ago
this song is an overlooked gem...download it NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW

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Big Black – Things To Do Today Lyrics 18 years ago
hahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa....

apparently this song is based on an actual court statement by someone. kill the dog :@

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Minor Threat – Straight Edge Lyrics 18 years ago
Absolutely...when people say they only smoke cos their friends do and it's "sociable" (?!) i just think, is that better or worse than smoking because you, well, like smoking? this song specifically is only anti drugs, but Out Of Step covers the other areas of the movement:

(I) don't smoke
don't drink
don't fuck
at least i can fucking think

Keep The Scene Alive™...jcf

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The Cure – Disintegration Lyrics 18 years ago
only heard the live version on the pictures single, still my favourite cure song ever. Goes a bit over the top on the breaking glass samples at the end though.

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Minor Threat – Straight Edge Lyrics 18 years ago
Am I straight edge? well i don't smoke, i don't do drugs and i never get any sex, so i'm three quarters of the way anyway :)

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Minor Threat – Straight Edge Lyrics 18 years ago
Hmmm...don't think Davey Havok would agree with you. Remember, when you're drunk, the sXe kids will be sober, and able to throw you off a bridge with little trouble. Fuck yusself, sir.

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Spacehog – In The Meantime Lyrics 18 years ago
great song...another good one for instrumental bits at the end is farewell and goodnight by the smashing pumpkins...spine chill factor of 1416874615268

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Soul Coughing – Screenwriter's Blues Lyrics 18 years ago
nicely cynical

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Gemma Hayes – Let A Good Thing Go Lyrics 18 years ago
jesus, female singer songwriters touching me in profound ways? Must be going soft...

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The Distillers – City Of Angels Lyrics 18 years ago
Funny that she married him...they have the same voice. Thank christ they don't do duets - who'd know who was singing? Great song.

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Taking Back Sunday – Cute Without The 'E' (Cut From The Team) Lyrics 18 years ago
XJKX - Tool is progressive metal...unless YOU can spot their DJ. Emo is a catch-all term. "True" emo is Fugazi, rites of spring and dag nasty, things like that - they DEFINED the genre. But who really cares? love tbs.

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Poison the Well – Nerdy Lyrics 18 years ago
Drake1982 -- it means nothing til he's screaming it. Download, you might surprise yourself...
everytimeidie's right - this time last year i'd have vomited on sight at things like this

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Queens of the Stone Age – In The Fade Lyrics 18 years ago
fuckin' ace...is any of the screaming trees/lanegan solo stuff like this? great bluesy voice. lyrically i think it's about having a part of your live disintegrate i guess...

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Queens of the Stone Age – Quick And To The Pointless Lyrics 18 years ago
I love the way he sings this...squealing, shrieking, hyperventilating...

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The Smashing Pumpkins – Age of Innocence Lyrics 18 years ago
Definitely a goodbye song. Also the best they wrote. Fitting...;)

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The Smashing Pumpkins – Bodies Lyrics 18 years ago
I guess this is turning into a bit of a confessional...but if you HAVEN'T been there, you'll be 13 soon and it'll happen ALL THE FUCKING TIME. :D

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Waterdown – June Lyrics 18 years ago
This song is probably pretty cliched but i listened to it alot when i was in n odd emotional state so it's ingrained with all that now.

Best thing to come out of germany since a fleeing Albert Einstein in 1938.

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Opeth – White Cluster Lyrics 18 years ago
And also an utterly fantastic song that alone eclipses the rest of the album, despite the brilliance of the other "chapters". How many other bands can sound like Immortal and later Anathema in the same song without sounding ridiculous? Genius. As for the lyrics, well they're pretty literal...except for the final verse...maybe it's hinting that even in the afterlife, the consequences of his rage and actions will be visible to him...

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Taking Back Sunday – You're So Last Summer Lyrics 18 years ago
wow...tbs must be massive in the us...nobody but me's heard of em this side of the pond.

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Sigur Rós – Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása Lyrics 18 years ago
Ever see the video for this? It might just be my favourite video of all time.

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Nickelback – How You Remind Me Lyrics 18 years ago
Nickelback are one of the most dull bands of all time, up there with Creed and all other post-grunge Nirvana-worshipping pop twats. Canada has produced so many great bands (Chupacabra, The End) but i still recommend military retaliation for the atrocity that is Nickelback.

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Biffy Clyro – 57 Lyrics 18 years ago
Anyone else think his voice sounds really cornish when he does the "and over" bits

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Idlewild – Live In A Hiding Place Lyrics 18 years ago
I can kind of relate to it...I guess it could be about having the affections of someone you love, and then losing them, happened to me, sucked really...this song means that to me, but it could mean something else altogether, Roddy is such an obtuse little bastard ain't he?

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Tool – (-) Ions Lyrics 18 years ago
I think he meant the music is wasted on meditation, not vice versa. No opinion on it myself, although I'd rather meditate to this than, say, anal cünt. The song's pretty cool, though my copy of aenima is busted :mad:

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Twisted Sister – I Wanna Rock Lyrics 18 years ago
It was funny on beavis and butthead though. Same as most other hair metal if you ask me. Got a soft spot for the cult and that's about it.

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Avril Lavigne – Complicated Lyrics 18 years ago
"Punk is an attitude"? Rich coming from a God bothering Creed fan. Can't abide the populist bitch, by the way.

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Rival Schools – Travel By Telephone Lyrics 18 years ago
In fact this whole song is composed of cool bits, really...the bit where the intro bursts into the really heavy riff's my favourite bit.

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Weezer – Only in Dreams Lyrics 18 years ago
There isn't much deeper meaning, it's just about the old unrequited love and what a frustrating fucking drag it is.

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Weezer – Only in Dreams Lyrics 18 years ago
coming from someone who doesn't really like weezer (OK, hates 'em with a vengeance but before you all start squealing in protest, i'm entitled to my opinion) i do like this song, and the guitar solo at the end demonstrates the musicianship that the band often seem so keen to hide.

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The Smashing Pumpkins – Glass + the Ghost Children Lyrics 18 years ago
this album is probably the most masturbatory concept album EVER. It's not like there isn't any competition, either. Total hokum. Lucky for Corgan it's quite so good...otherwise he'd look a right tit.

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Tool – Stinkfist Lyrics 18 years ago
tool fucking rule. Who else could write a song about fistfucking as a subtle metaphor for media saturation and drug abuse without sounding completely ridiculous? Maybe Tom Waits, but he doesn't generally work with such themes.

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