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9Frightened Rabbit
The Midnight Organ Fight

Good Arms Vs. Bad Arms: "leave the rest at arm's length / I'm not ready to
see you this happy" - well don't we all know this feeling and doesn't it
always hurt like hell.
8Motion City Soundtrack
Commit This To Memory

Hold Me Down: "this may sound bad, and don't take it the wrong way / I
love you, however / you hold me down" - again, how life and other
priorities take control of your emotions and interfere with something which
should be beautiful. This tears me up every time, especially at the end of
such a bouncy record.
7The Antlers

"when your helicopter came and tried to life me out, I put its rope around
my neck / and after that you didn't bother with the airlift or the rescue; you
knew just what to expect" - the most upsetting image I think I've heard
through my earphones.
6Taking Back Sunday
Tell All Your Friends

Head Club: "I?m sick of writing every song about you" - well, this is pretty
obvious, and even more so if you've ever written a single song about a
single person.
5Paul Dempsey
Everything Is True

Safety In Numbness: "so practise your boredom, look a thousand times
removed / because only a freak would sing in a crowded waiting room" - it's
like Dempsey wants to fight the resignation but can't. I hate how this line
makes me feel.
4The Weakerthans
Left And Leaving

Pamphleteer: "how I don't know what I should do with my hands when I
talk to you / how you don't know where you should look so you look at my
hands" - some people have told me they think this is a happy lyric. I
disagree vehemently. I think it's a superbly worded observation on the way
people's rough edges mean they're unable to communicate and unable to
express themselves properly, and how even the smallest of things can lead
to breakdown.
A Rush Of Blood To The Head

Politik: "so give me love over / love over / love over this..."
2Gavin Castleton

Credits: "there was no helicopter / there was no great escape" - there's
only one thing more devastating than a dramatic, no-holds-barred break-
up, and that's the realisation that in the end, there were no fireworks. It
just died.
1Brand New
The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me

You Won't Know: "now even if I lay my head down at night, after a day I
got perfectly right / she won't know / she won't know" - it always upsets
me, the idea that timing and circumstance drags people apart. The way this
line is phrased is just heartbreaking, like it's a revelation that even if the
narrator were everything the other person wanted him to be, it would
literally never matter. And the fact that it's clearly important to the narrator
makes that heartbreaking.
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