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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Out of the Blue


I love the lyrics to Out of the Blue, a song by the Strokes singer Julian Casablancas (from his solo album). He sings of "hopefulness turning into sadness turning into bitterness turning into anger, and then anger into vengeance." When asked what the lyrics represented he said "It's about situations where you think nothing good will come, you feel stuck in a bad place." When questioned if it was a rant about hating the Strokes he said "the whole point of that song is that those feelings are useless; they just turn pain on to yourself."

So true Julian.

Out of The Blue

Somewhere along the way my hopefulness turned to sadness
Somewhere along the way my sadness turned to bitterness
Somewhere along the way my bitterness turned to anger
Somewhere along the way my anger turned to vengeance

And the ones that I make pay
Are never the ones who deserve it
and the ones who deserve it they'll never understand it
Yes, I know I am going to hell in a purple basket
At least I will be in another world, while you're pissing on my casket

How could you be Oh
So perfect for me? Oh
Why can't you ignore Oh
The things I did before? Oh

Somewhere along the way exacting vengeance gave excitement
Somewhere along the way that excitement turned to pleasure
Somewhere along the way that pleasure turned to madness
Sooner or later that kind of madness turns into pain

And the ones that I made pay were never ones who deserved it
Those who helped me along the way, I smacked them as I thanked them
Yes, I know I am going to hell in a leather jacket
At least I will be in another world, while you're pissing on my casket

All that I can do now is sing a song of faded glory
And all you got to do is sit there up great and make them horny
Together we will sing songs and tell exaggerated stories
About the way we feel today, and tonight and in the morning

How could you be Oh
So perfect for me? Oh
Why can't you ignore Oh
The things I did before? Oh

And take all your fears
And pretend there all true
And take all your plans
And pretend they fell through
And that's what it's like Oh
That's what it's like for people in this world

What you did before Oh
Knock down your dreams Oh
When roles are reversed Oh
Opinions are, too. Oh
No, No, No

And that's all I am going to say now
Before, they're going to learn the way tonight

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