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A List About Lyrics

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1The Smiths
I Know It's Over

"It's so easy to laugh, it's so easy to hate/it takes strength to be gentle and kind." Lines like these epitomize the genius of Morrissey. Though his lyrical content is always dealing with some sort of romanticism, he always leaves room for dark, misanthropic humor. However it's the complete earnesty in Mozza's voice that truly makes the line so believable, the yearning to connect. Plus the song is goddamn gorgeous.
2The National
City Middle

"Parking your car, you said 'I'm overwhelmed', you were thinking out loud, you said 'I'm overwhelmed" While the rest of the song deals with various themes of alcohol use and reflection, the isolated magic in this part of City Middle is simply gorgeous. The way his voice gains volume as he sings "I'm overwhelmed" is brilliant and just the analytical nature of the line alone gives me chills. Regardless of meaning, it is brilliant prose.
3Fugazi
Bulldog Front

"But I would never say you act without precision or care, but it's all attention to armor; to the armor you wear so well" A blatant attack on materialism, Guy Piccioto spits this line with such bitter subtlety that it adds much passion to the song. As opposed to Ian Mackaye's chanting, Guy has always been more on the introspective side and his lyrics have always been a tad more rewarding.
4Animal Collective
Flesh Canoe

"And I'm singing to you what to do if I ask you to make funny faces with me in the bathroom" Sheesh. Whenever discussing Animal Collective there's often a general consensus that their music is very innocent and child-like, playful in a sense. This lyric embodies that spirit, with sparse, ambient instrumentation backing it up as Avey Tare lightly sings tales of love from a young kid's perspective.
5Madvillain
Raid

"The doctor said it's all in your imagination, negro/ahh what do he know/about the buttery flow, he need to cut the ego!" MF DOOM lies neither in the camp of thoughtful, intellectual rappers nor mindless, boasting rappers. In all honesty, he's a funny motherfucker, pulling off different accents and getting sidetracked in comedic stoner tales. Awesome.
6Dangermouse and Sparklehorse
Revenge

"Pain, I guess it's a matter of sensation/but somehow you have ways of avoiding it all/in my mind, I have shot you and stabbed you through your heart." Perhaps the more obvious choice, Wayne Coyne's performance on Dark Night Of The Soul's opening track is spine-tingling. Always being a more obscure lyricist, the deliberate, yet soft emphasis put on "in my mind" is incredibly eerie and matches the dark tone of the song.
7Snowing
Sam Rudich

"I feel nothing like my father/he's been sleeping underground/don't wait around, there's nothing there at all" Growing up with father conflicts myself, I always find lyrics that address such subject matter hit hard for me. Obviously describing the apathetic nature of his dad, the frantic tone heard in the vocalist's voice as he sings "don't wait around" is sublime, a sort of way of countering with his parent's dead- beatedness.
8Kanye West
Welcome To Heartbreak

"I've seen it, I've seen it before" The lyrics in this track being admittedly a bit amateurish and nothing special, it's probably the bridge that most appropriately and tastefully details the desperation of kanye. Soothing, auto-tuned singing that holds on the word "seen" captures the sound that West attempts throughout the album, sometimes achieving it and sometimes not so close.
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