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Crywank (rev Talks About His Relationship With Lyrics)

when it comes to listening to music for me, I've never been much of a guy who takes a whole lot from lyrics. whether it's folk, hip hop, or emo, I've never invested that much in what people say as a personal relationship between me and the artist. The words for the most part fly over me, unless it comes to a catchy chorus that gets stuck in my head. It's part of the reason why I've never gotten as sucked into The Devil and God as most people have, or that I've never had an emotion breakdown while listening to For Emma (though, I've never suffered a serious breakup, plus I love that album for the atmosphere regardless). I'd rather listen to something that moves me with sounds and atmospheres rather than with words and phrases. However, there are some albums that come along, few and far between, for me that seem to bypass my general disregard for lyrics and really cut me to my core. These are a few of these albums
1American Football
American Football

I'm not a man of very many words, and unless it comes to confronting me in a one on one conversation, you'd be lucky if I said anything at all. That's why I think I get along so well with this album. Mike Kinsella doesn't ever say more than he needs to, but that's really all he needs. His emotions and vocal passages are backed up by incredible music. The acoustic melodies really bring out the lonely feelings and melancholic pains in the listener. Mike also takes his time with what he has to say. He croons a few lines, and then lets the band just roll on for a minute or two before continuing. As a whole, while I've never gone through a trying emotional breakup or a tearjerking farewell like Mike has, I still understand what he's going through, and it's one of the few albums I really can't listen to the whole way through without fighting back a tear or two.
2James Blake
James Blake

There are too many reasons why I fell completely in love with this record. As I said before, I'm kind of a quiet kid, I tend to keep to myself and only say what I need to to get by. When it comes to displaying emotions, one of my favorite ways to express myself is through the music I write, especially the electronic based stuff. This is where I really felt a connection with James. JB's feeling some pretty heavy emotions throughout this album, and lets them through with as little display as possible. Many of the songs are based on a single line or stanza or lyrics, and he really doesn't need to say more to get the point across. On "I Never Learnt to Share," James sings two lines repeatedly throughout the track, while he lets his soft, frail voice build on itself into a lost void of regret, while the synths, beats, and blips explode into a bombastic array of frustration and sadness. James never completely breaks down through his words. He gets as close as he can to his breaking point, but instead lets his music crack through the threshold and blast into an emotionally trying climax. And in my opinion, it's really all the more compelling because of it.
3La Dispute
Somewhere at the Bottom of the River...

I've never been in an actually romantic relationship, and therefore haven't experienced the subsequent painful breakup. That said, I really felt an emotional attachment to this album. While Jordan sang about losing lovers, I connected with the loss of close people around me. At a time when a lot of people close to me had left me behind, I found solace in Jordan when he lamented about the one he loved most leaving him. I also really loved Jordan's more theatrical, dramatic side. When I listened to this, the repressed drama kid inside me got out for a little bit, and let off a lot of steam. I also really connected with Jordan's inner conflicts, as well as his feelings of confusing, turmoil, and his uncanny ability to weave such poetic words together even though poetry itself never meant shit to me. As great as Wildlife was, it doesn't even come close to this for me.
4Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

This was one of the first albums I heard that really affected me lyrically. I was a sexually frustrated, depressed kid in high school, and Conor's sincerity and battles with his woes really drew me in. The uncertain feeling about everything in your life is something I connected with. So much, that I walked for miles too often in the rain just soaking this album in.
5Modest Mouse
The Moon & Antarctica

Another album I really liked listening to when I was really sad and wanted to listen to while walking/driving in the rain
6Frank Turner
Love, Ire & Song

As opposed to the other albums I listened to when I wanted to wallow in self deprecative woes, I listened to Love, Ire & Song when I wanted to feel more positive about my current situation in life. Frank knows that life is really shitty, but all you can do is smile and sing along with your friends when times are tough. He really nailed one of my favorite quotes on this one. "Music is my substitute for love"
7As Cities Burn
Come Now Sleep

I really can't think of anything to write about on this one. I'm kind of burnt out. Either way, it's a phenomenal album that brings out the feels

One of my all time favorites, this one was my favorite to go to during my all to often nights filled with loneliness and sexual frustration. Why does the perfect girl for me wait far across on the other side of the world? Why am I too afraid to go talk to the girl I'm infatuated with in my Earth Science class? Why am I such a callow bitch?
9Motion City Soundtrack
My Dinosaur Life

2010 was a fucking terrible year for me. I got arrested, got kicked out of college, and had most of my friends abandon me. I was a failure, I didn't do anything besides sit and my room and feel sorry for myself. MDL made me realize that I could do anything I wanted if I actually tried, if I actually made an effort to stand up to my obstacles, make the best of the future, and say fuck you to the shackles of yesterday. "I'll kick tomorrow, fight back at the pouring rain. I'll send the weak ends down the drain."
10Andrew Jackson Jihad
Knife Man

One of the two reasons I made this list. This album just fucking perfectly describes my life at the moment. Much like Sean: I?m a whiny white guy, frustrated, worthless, crazy, lazy, lonely, I can?t sing, and stuck in the shittiest state in the. I?m a coward, I have no dick, and I?ve had it with the world I live in. Sometimes I really do just want to blow up the sun, but most of all, all I really want with my current situation is to give shit again. With each word that stumbles out of Sean?s mouth I fall more in touch with everything he says. But you know what, I can give a shit again, because even if the big red bird that lives under city doesn?t give a flying fuck about me, I am a knife.
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