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New Order – Fine Time Lyrics 10 years ago
We should bear in mind that putting aside this song's brilliance is the reminder of how rad NO is that they have a bleating sheep at the end of the song and not only completely get away with it but make it work.

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Arcade Fire – Half Light II (No Celebration) Lyrics 10 years ago
This song is undoubtedly one of the album's highlights; it is certainly what we have come to expect from Arcade Fire.

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Ride – Vapour Trail Lyrics 11 years ago
Like some previous commenters above, I was ignorant of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" prior to reading these entries. However, I am to alter that and will look into the epistolary novel.

I have long thought this song to be under-rated. It's very simple and its sound as well as lyrics I find to be rather profound and poetic. I found the song years ago as I have always been a fan of the so-called "shoegaze" genre, whence Ride's "Nowhere" album belongs. This song is most certainly an album-ender.

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Bauhaus – The Passion Of Lovers Lyrics 11 years ago
This song almost typifies the genre: the dark, brooding, almost Phrygian sound; the theme of death through passionate intensity (cf. Yeats)... yeah, immensely high quality.

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Eurythmics – Savage Lyrics 12 years ago
No comments? This is one of my favorite Eurythmics songs and it's certainly one of their more under-rated ones. Lennox's eerie repetition of the song's title throughout, Stewart's unforgettable guitar, and the slightly spooky, seemingly ethereal fade out to the song's end combine to form a great piece of 1980s pop. While this album (titled the same as this song) was not the group's strongest, this piece, along with "You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart", "Shame", and "I Need a Man" create some of the groups best later work.

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Siouxsie and the Banshees – Drifter Lyrics 12 years ago
Once again, no comments on this very solid Siouxsie & The Banshees song? This is one of the darker songs on Superstition (1991) and serves as something of a foil for "Kiss Them for Me" and "Fear (of the Unknown)". Fantastic stuff, for certain.

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Concrete Blonde – Tomorrow, Wendy (Andy Prieboy cover) Lyrics 12 years ago
This song is an "album-ender", right up there with Siouxsie & The Banshees' "Rhapsody", Joy Division's "Decades", and Mazzy Star's "Look on Down From the Bridge". A truly plaintive song.

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Mazzy Star – Look On Down From The Bridge Lyrics 12 years ago
This song is a true "album-ender" to conclude Among My Swan (1996), isn't it? No words for this one. I agree: stunningly sad, extremely moving.

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Jukebox the Ghost – Hold It In Lyrics 13 years ago
I've seen these guys in concert three times now and I'll be there to see them again. Great stuff this band produces.

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Fleetwood Mac – Storms Lyrics 13 years ago
I must agree with the aforementioned sentiments. This is unquestionably Fleetwood Mac's saddest song. The lyrics are moving, the tone is so plaintive, and it sticks with you. Few songs are, from start to finish, this much of a downer. Lines like "So I try to say / Goodbye my friend" and "I should have known from the first / I'd be the broken-hearted" are unfortunately all too familiar to many of us. Quality.

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Siouxsie and the Banshees – Red Light Lyrics 13 years ago
Agreed with _Skully_... totally about a porno shoot.

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Siouxsie and the Banshees – Dazzle Lyrics 13 years ago
Definitely one of their finest.

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Siouxsie and the Banshees – Night Shift Lyrics 13 years ago
This was the first Siouxsie and the Banshees song I ever heard and this is all it took to attract me to them. It's fantastic and unsettling.

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Siouxsie and the Banshees – Slowdive Lyrics 13 years ago
Only two comments on this awesome song? Come on people, where's your taste in music? This is just pure fun, through and through. And I agree with Meiriona. Tough to see this as something other than sexual, particularly given the pause at 3:23 (the orgasm) and Siouxsie Sioux's accompanying grunt at 3:26.

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Don Henley – The Boys of Summer Lyrics 13 years ago
I do not mean to take anything away from any of the comments noted above---the song is uniquely personal for all its listeners---but let's stay on point here: the song lyrics are inspired by the great 1934 poem by Dylan Thomas called "I See The Boys of Summer...", a poem also, appropriately enough, about lost youth:

I see you boys of summer in your ruin.
Man in his maggot's barren.
And boys are full and foreign in the pouch.
I am the man your father was.
We are the sons of flint and pitch.
O see the poles are kissing as they cross.

Without getting mired in analytical and poetical detail outside the scope of this comment, suffice it to say that the narrator sets before the reader a notion of passing time and that before we know it we are grown up and our youthful times have poignantly passed us by; we vainly yearn for them to return: "...let us summon / Death from a summer woman... Here love's damp muscle dries and dies..."

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She Wants Revenge – Replacement Lyrics 13 years ago
SWR's sophomore effort This Is Forever (2007) appears not to have disappointed, and I believe this song is this album's crowning achievement. Like their last album's "Tear You Apart" and others, SWR sings of relationships' many happenstances, both whimsical and perilous. Definitely one of the finest bands making music today.

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Talking Heads – The Overload Lyrics 13 years ago
Quite simply, this is the darkest of all Talking Heads songs. It has something of a Joy Division feel to it.

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Siouxsie and the Banshees – The Ghost In You Lyrics 13 years ago
Along with "Shadowtime", this song is one of my favorites off Superstition (1991). It's very pleasing to the ear and a little haunting.

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Siouxsie and the Banshees – Shadowtime Lyrics 13 years ago
These lyrics have been posted for over five years and not one single person has saw fit to post a comment about it???

This song has always been a secret favorite of mine, despite its seemingly poppy sound. I read and listen to it to mean how, when the sun sets, the moon rises, and the night falls, something about your mind and your mode of thinking differs. One becomes more plaintive, contemplative, and creative ("Your changeling song takes shape") after night has fallen ("Shadowtime").

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Joy Division – Komakino Lyrics 13 years ago
This is a very under-rated Joy Division song, and is one of my favorites. Peter Hook's bass, prominent throughout, harmonizes impeccably with Curtis' vocals.

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Joy Division – The Eternal Lyrics 13 years ago
Wow, no one has commented on this song in almost two years. We must be careful not to forget this song (although those who know it never will).

One of great and often unstated facets of Joy Divison lyrics is that they frequently can be read almost as stand-alone poems which happen to be set to music. This song in particular I have always loved, partly for that reason. The lyrics maintain roughly an iambic tetrameter beat which allow for it readability.

I have little to add to the above comments. This remains in my mind of one of Joy Division's most sombre and haunting songs (and there were many they did). Requiescat in pace, Ian.

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Joy Division – Candidate Lyrics 13 years ago
One thing we learn from JD's songwriting history is the way in which their lyrics can be interpreted to reflect broad conclusions or notions of humanity. In this instance, we can think of the "candidate" in this song not just as someone offering themselves up for a political office or in a position of public service (which is a valid reading) but also as a human "offering" or attempting to assimilate himself with the reality which surrounds him. We can see this in the lines "What gave me the right / To mess with your values / And change wrong to right". This is a damning assessment by the "candidate" (the man) of his "voters" (fellow humans).

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The Romantics – Talking in Your Sleep Lyrics 13 years ago
I can not believe there have not been more comments about this song. Perhaps this means everyone already knows the lyrics... Either way, this song is a fine example of classic 1980s musical talent at work! The lyrics to this tune may be representative of how a woman's non-verbal actions while at rest can speak far louder than her words.

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Siouxsie and the Banshees – Rhapsody Lyrics 13 years ago
I can't believe no one has commented on this song. Like Joy Division's "Decades", which closes out Closer (1980), this song has to rank up there as being one of the great album-enders of all album-enders.

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