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Kick Ass Lyrics at Midnight

Talk of yesterday and
She will show her
Brothers photographed in
Calloused clothes.
Say tomorrow and she’ll
Say come find me
On a beach, and there will be no moon.
But say today
And she will kiss your face
And maybe forget.

– Communion Cups and Someone’s Coat
Iron and Wine


Kick-Ass Lyrics for a Touching Apology

Oh, Third Eye Blind. How I love thee. I was only 11 when the 90s ended, but you, Alanis, and the Goo Goo Dolls worked your way into the heart of my later high school years and have stuck around ever since.

For those of you who only know one Third Eye Blind song, please be aware that I am not referencing the one that goes “Doo doo doo! Doo da-doo doo!”

Don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about.

The song I’m going to rave about today is a less-well-known TEB song, found on the Japanese-exclusive version of 1997’s Third Eye Blind album as well as their greatest hits CD, and #4 on my iTunes 25 most played list, which is a good enough list to go platinum, but alas… still waiting.

Anyway, I’m talking about the song Tattoo of the Sun and all it’s subtly compelling glory. It’s a nostalgic song (my favorite type!) about realizing that you and your favorite person in the world have gotten away from where you once were, and about realizing that just because the other person is wrong, it doesn’t mean you’re right. I actually used these lyrics once in an apology email to my then-boyfriend. He was touched and impressed and asked if I had written it.

Totally should have said yes.

So I went and trashed myself at the bar
Confused for nothing, thinking you’d be there
I’m so embarrassed ’cause it’s you
Who comes to take care of me
Shambling home again with you to lead
But it’s not the way I wanna go

I’m mad at you, and I’m mad at me
Talking endlessly, not a kind word to say
‘Til your amber beads of wisdom come
And I want to write them down
Just the way you said it
So I could keep it always

-Tattoo of the Sun
Third Eye Blind

Kick-Ass Lyrics for Remembering Tragedy and Heros

I will never let you fall
I’ll stand up with you forever
I’ll be there for you through it all
Even if saving you sends me to heaven

-Your Guardian Angel
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Kick-Ass Lyrics for the End of Summer

Labor Day weekend. If the kids aren’t already back in school, they will be three days from now. Get your vacations in now while there’s still time!! RUN, RUN, SUMMER’S ALMOST OVER!

Except in Texas where is 100 degree weather still imminent for the next month or so.

Anyway. I love today’s Kick-Ass Lyrics of the Day regardless of the season, but I heard this song today and couldn’t help but notice how appropriate it is for this transitional time of year. It fills you with a melancholy; bittersweet memories of wonderful, fun, happy, romantic days that are behind you. The end of something awesome.

Yeah, I go to the beach in long sleeves. What's wrong with that?

Side note: how great is Chris Carrabba’s hair?

We watch the season pull up its own stakes
And catch the last weekend of the last week
Before the gold and the glimmer have been replaced,
Another sun soaked season fades away

Dashboard Confessional

WTF?! Wednesday – ‘Na’ is not a lyric

Today’s WTF?! Wednesday features a song I actually kind of like. Which is a little bit “le gasp”-y because it’s a devoutly pop song, and I tend to be a devoutly not-pop person. Like, to the extent that someone said, in reference to me, “She doesn’t look like the type who would buy the new Beyoncé CD.” Which I’m not. But still… in what way does the type who would buy the new Beyoncé CD look different from me? What, exactly, does a Beyoncé fan look like?

Ohh, I see the difference now...

But I digress.

This pop song has recently come back into my consciousness and immediately earned a top slot on WTF?!W. It’s a Gwen Stefani song… you know you know the one. It’s catchy, it’s quirky, it’s cute… it’s got some really crap-tastic lyrics.

"Yeah, they're real... I don't think they *make* fake abs, do they?"

Which isn’t to say that this particular song doesn’t have a couple of KA lyrics as well, but the ones I’m talking about today are so bad as to be unforgivable. Each line of this section makes no sense in the context of the song, the section itself, or reality. NONE. nada. Zero sense is made. I’m pretty sure that everyone’s reaction, upon hearing this song for the first time, was literally to say “WTF?!”

Oh, and… just a warning, this song is going to be stuck in your head for the rest of the day. My sincerest apologies.

If I was a rich girl
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
See, I’d have all the money in the world
If I was a wealthy girl

-Rich Girl
Gwen Stefani (ft. Eve)

Kick-Ass Lyrics for the Madly in Love

There’s not much more to be said than that.  Here’s a link to listen to the full song. If you are madly in love, I suspect you’ll enjoy it.

Iron and Wine, not Jesus. Not Zach Galifianakis either.

Love is a dress that you made
Long to hide your knees
Love to say this to your face
I’ll love you only

-Love and Some Verses
Iron and Wine

WTF?! Wednesday

What is WTF?! Wednesday? Think of it as the antithesis of your standard edition of Kick-Ass Lyrics of the Day. This is a showcase of some of the best of the worst lyrics I can find; the laughably lame, the unendingly uninspiring, the insultingly inane. The songs that don’t make sense, or sound like something you wrote in your middle school diary when you were crushing on the boy in the 3rd row. I’ll be scraping the bottom of the barrel of my music collection and scouring the radio for the latest from Hannah Montana and Toby Keith.  The worse, the better.

I’m kind of excited! This could be fun! Don’t be afraid to make suggestions!

For the first edition of WTFW I’m going to pull out a song from 2004 that has been under my skin for the last seven years. The whole song is so simple, so singsong-y, so predictable, it just… blah! It leaves a funny taste in your mouth when you sing along. Which you can do from the first time you ever hear it. Because a two-year old could have written it after watching a Barney Sing-a-long. This band has other songs that range from Meh to Pretty Decent, but this particular offering somehow manages to suck andblow at the same time. Unfortunately, it’s also the band’s most commercially popular song (thanks, Wikipedia) and peaked at #2 on Billboard, number freaking one on Modern Rock Tracks.

More like Hoobastink.

You should be ashamed of yourselves, America. Go think about what you’ve done.

I’m not a perfect person
There’s [sic] many things I wish I didn’t do

But I continue learning
I never meant to do those things to you

-The Reason