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Destroyer – Dream Lover Lyrics 7 years ago
The best song that Springsteen never wrote.

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John Vanderslice – Pale Horse Lyrics 7 years ago
Also, this has really resonated with me in the wake of the Michael Brown protests.

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John Vanderslice – Pale Horse Lyrics 7 years ago
The strange thing is that, while the Mask of Anarchy has a message of nonviolent resistance, the lyrics suggest a much bloodier revolution.

Case in point: "Through the blood THAT MUST ENSUE" vs. "Stand ye calm and resolute/Like a forest close and mute...With folded arms and steady eyes/And little fear, and less surprise/Look upon them as they slay/'Til their rage has died away".

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Superchunk – Every Single Instinct Lyrics 9 years ago
Why would Superchunk write a song about Morrissey?

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The Mountain Goats – Thank You Mario but Our Princess Is in Another Castle Lyrics 10 years ago
I think it's basically about a hostage situation, but viewed through the lens of SMB 1.

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Dirty Projectors – Offspring are Blank Lyrics 10 years ago
As far as I can tell, this is about a relationship that shouldn't have worked, but has gone on to thrive and flourish. Powerful, and also kind of romantic.

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Japandroids – Young Hearts Spark Fire Lyrics 10 years ago
I can almost hear a huge crowd joining them on the last round of "OOOOOOOOOOH"s.

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Japandroids – Continuous Thunder Lyrics 10 years ago
THIS is how you end an album.

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Joe Jackson – Cancer Lyrics 10 years ago
Everything you need to know about this song is in the refrain.

To go a little deeper, I think it's a comment on, ironically, the AIDS crisis, as well as the exercise and fitness obsession that swept the world in the eighties. You do whatever you can, but you're fucked no matter what.

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Gomez – Ping One Down Lyrics 10 years ago
I think the chorus goes:

So ping one down
Let it settle
Sink on down
Like heavy metal

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Chairlift – Wrong Opinion Lyrics 10 years ago
That should be tagged "Lyric Correction", but oh well.

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Chairlift – Wrong Opinion Lyrics 10 years ago
I'm pretty sure the first line is "overhead and underfoot if you cut it down then IT'LL NEVER GROW."

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Superchunk – June Showers Lyrics 10 years ago
Why are so many of these lyrics blocked?

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Superchunk – 1,000 Pounds Lyrics 10 years ago
I think in the first part of the chorus, the line is "Broadcast failure, like a plastic boat spinning down the drain".

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Bear Hands – What a Drag Lyrics 10 years ago
I hear "I'm smearing a BUG in a bottomless pit," which I'm not so sure about, and "You are dragging me down, I am CLUTCHING a tree," which I'm pretty much positive about.

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Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – Bridges, Squares Lyrics 10 years ago
How do you figure?

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Soul Coughing – Lazybones Lyrics 10 years ago
Especially since the book was published 7 years after the song.

Not trying to be THAT GUY, but just making a note.

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Manic Street Preachers – Sculpture Of Man Lyrics 11 years ago
It seems like this should be in ALL CAPS.

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Joni Mitchell – Off Night Backstreet Lyrics 11 years ago
One of my favorite songs on "Reckless," but it suffers from the same problem as most of these other songs: it doesn't really end; just kind of runs out of steam.

Basically, it's about being "the other woman".

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Tune-Yards – Killa Lyrics 11 years ago
Part of the bridge:

"Would you call me naive and an idealist
If i told you that I am disheartened that in this day and age
I do not have more male black friends?
I cannot take it! I'm so hip. I'm hip like a yuppie is hip.
Confident and yipping at the heels of my yuppie forefathers.
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I'M SO HIP!!"

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The Antlers – Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out Lyrics 11 years ago
I don't know about you all, but I hear "Try try try try try try try to get your jaw off the floor."

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Okkervil River – Savannah Smiles Lyrics 11 years ago
No matter the subject, this song is pretty devastatingly sad.

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The Books – A Cold Freezin' Night Lyrics 12 years ago
Aren't children just precious? :3

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The Extra Lens – Cruiserweights Lyrics 12 years ago
Boxing or prison, kid. It's up to you.

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The Extra Lens – How I Left the Ministry Lyrics 12 years ago
apologies for the missing lyrics, but the guitar feedback made it hard to hear.

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The Extra Lens – Tug on the Line Lyrics 12 years ago
I think it's about a fishing trip in which they make an unexpected, possibly Eldritch-y, catch.

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The Extra Lens – Only Existing Footage Lyrics 12 years ago
I think it's a metaphor for perseverance under the guise of a low-budget film shoot.

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Boston Spaceships – Tattoo Mission Lyrics 12 years ago
Apologies for the less-than-fantastic lyrics, but it's just based on what I heard in the song.

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The Magnetic Fields – We Are Having A Hootenanny Lyrics 12 years ago
It may be off-the-cuff, but you can't say that it isn't fun.

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Super Furry Animals – Sidewalk Surfer Girl Lyrics 12 years ago
The last verse is wrong.

What I hear is:
When fun is outlawed, only outlaws will have fun.
She cruised the streets that night, she left home on the run
She never talks to me, thinks that I'm a major yawn
(I can't figure out this part), I ain't no clone.

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Joni Mitchell – Slouching Towards Bethlehem Lyrics 13 years ago
The song is loosely based upon the poem "The Second Coming" by W.B. Yeats, as in "Keats and Yeats are on your side, but Wilde is on mine."

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of Montreal – Nonpareil of Favor Lyrics 13 years ago
I think the best part is the shift from sweet little pop thing to noise rock explosion to strangely effective Beach Boys/Person Pitch homage.

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Why? – Good Friday Lyrics 13 years ago
You know it's a good song when you feel something for the narrator, whether it's disgust, pity or empathy for his desperation.

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The Divine Comedy – Europop Lyrics 13 years ago
When I listen to this song, I can't help but hear it in a thick, monotone, Kraftwerk-style German accent.

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The Mountain Goats – West Country Dream Lyrics 13 years ago
I get the impression that it's about the aftermath of a fight.

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XTC – Human Alchemy Lyrics 13 years ago
A jolly little song about the slave trade between the 16th and 18th centuries

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The Mountain Goats – Satanic Messiah Lyrics 13 years ago
Fairly obvious. Half of the U.S. saw Obama as the Devil incarnate, while the other half saw him as the Second Coming. This song seems to mostly take a neutral view, and just takes in the indefinable aura that surrounded him.

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Jimmy Eat World – Sweetness Lyrics 13 years ago
IMO, it's about the terror and exhilaration of falling in love. You're worried that something's going to go wrong (I'm still running away; the Sweetness will not be concerned with me) but you still go ahead with it.

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Cursive – At Conception Lyrics 13 years ago
It's interesting how in "Bad Sects", the priest is portrayed as the victim, while in this song, he's the offender.


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Ween – Boys Club Lyrics 13 years ago
You know, if it weren't for the pretty obvious gay undertone, this could easily have been the theme song for some 80s TV show.

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Ween – Back to Basom Lyrics 13 years ago
Yes, I remember my first joint.

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Burning Airlines – Carnival Lyrics 13 years ago
My best guesses are that it either deals with relationships or the relation between advertising and society.

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Under Byen – Tindrer Lyrics 14 years ago
So does anyone here speak Danish?

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Cornelius – Fit Song Lyrics 14 years ago
Says you.

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Ween – Transdermal Celebration Lyrics 14 years ago
The phrase "Transdermal Celebration" makes me think of evolution past Homo sapiens into homo superior.

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Dukes of Stratosphear – You're a Good Man Albert Brown (Curse You Red Barrel) Lyrics 14 years ago
1. I think that the line is "and her name was ALICE"

2. IMO, it's basically a drinking song celebrating a war hero. The narrator is likely "Albert Brown's" grandson.

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The Books – Take Time Lyrics 14 years ago
Does anyone know where the "For the first time in the history of the world..." quote comes from?

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Cornelius – Point of View Point Lyrics 14 years ago
Clearly this is a comment on the whole situation in the Balkans, and totally not just the phrase "POINT down left right up" repeated over and over.

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The Mountain Goats – Ox Baker Triumphant Lyrics 14 years ago
I think it's basically about someone cheating death, and the sense of euphoria that follows.

Kind of like Radiohead's "Airbag."

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The Divine Comedy – Charge Lyrics 14 years ago
Am I the only one who hears "CAMDEN on the left, CAMDEN on the right" as in the "alternative" market in London?

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