To wind down my lyrical posts, I thought I might have a look at snippets of lyrics from each of my top 10 most listened to tracks on last.fm. These are the songs I have listened to most over the past four years. A lot of them are ones I had on repeat during my last couple of years at university.
1. stellastarr* – My Coco (203 listens)
This is a bittersweet song of love lost, which is great to dance to. There aren’t any lyrical zingers, but I quite like the notion that the singer is upset but not angry about the enigmatic Coco vanishing without a trace.
You were gone when I came through, and I’ll remember you oh oh oh!
Well some day I’ll dance with you
When I’m dreaming, my Cococo.
2. Modest Mouse – Float On (193 listens)
Float On is good because it’s chilled. It reminds me of indie nights at the student’s union in St Andrews.
I drove my car into a cop car, the other day.
Well he just drove off – sometimes life’s OK.
What a nice sentiment.
3. Aereogramme – I Don’t Need Your Love (149 listens)
See previous post for thoughts on this!
4. The Postal Service – Such Great Heights (146 listens)
This is just a nice love song.
I am thinking it’s a sign
That the freckles in our eyes
Are mirror images, and when we kiss
They’re perfectly aligned.
5. Aereogramme – Inkwell (144 listens)
Humble, callous one
I call you Inkwell
He isn’t the best in the world at nicknaming, clearly.
6. Hefner – The Day That Thatcher Dies (116 listens)
This is out and out brilliant, but my two favourite bits are:
It was love, but Tories don’t know what that means (IFBIT, LOL)
The playground taught her how to be cruel,
I talked politics and she called me a fool,
She wrapped her ankle chain round my left wing heart.
For some reason this puts me in mind of Adrian Mole. Not sure why exactly.
7. Aereogramme – Barriers (115 listens)
See previous post again!
8. Idlewild – El Capitan (110 listens)
I hope you take your camera
To photograph my tears as they hit the ground
What an emo tastic notion! A good tune though.
9. Arcade Fire – Crown of Love (108 listens)
I carved your name across my eyelids
You pray for rain, I pray for blindness
Violent, but it stays with you.
10. The Rapture – Whoo! Alright – Yeah… Uh Huh. (105 listens)
People don’t dance no more
They just stand there like this
They cross their arms and stare you down
And drink and moan and diss
It’s true. Not like the old days when people broke out in dance at the drop of a hat.