INSTRUMENTAL On Your Side by The Shondes

Many reviewers have noted that The Garden takes The Shondes in some new sonic directions, including this song’s shredding solo by guitarist Furiegh. Writer Aaron Brown notes:

“On Your Side” is a another example where this risk tolerance pays huge dividends. The anthemic tune plays with glammy guitar solos and a particularly epic, stadium-rock key change. The end result feels a bit like the Shondes covering an unreleased Queen track.

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Punch a hole into the sky On Your Side by The Shondes

In a USA Today interview, singer/bassist Louisa Solomon says:

That’s where the line ‘punch a hole into the sky’ comes from. Sometimes you can just see so clearly how a person’s world has shrunk down, and you want so much to break open their false sky and let some sunshine in. Of course, that’s not how living with depression really works. But it’s a real feeling.

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I knew a boy, he came from the sea
He was the only boy who ever knew the truth about me
Pacific Coast Highway by Hole

Love seems to open the song with a reference to her husband, Kurt Cobain, who was famously a Pisces (the sign of the fish, a “water sign”)

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With your gun in my hands Pacific Coast Highway by Hole

Love is keenly aware of the fact that most listeners will assume this line references her husband, Kurt Cobain, who shot himself in 1994. Whatever other sources of inspiration she may have, that’s a big chunk of it

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The pee girl burns to be a bride 20 Years in the Dakota by Hole

Softer, Softest off 1994’s Lp Live Through This was originally called “Pee Girl”, and the chorus features the phrase, which seems to at least in part reference Courtney herself as a child

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Pee girl gets the belt Softer, Softest by Hole

“Pee Girl” was the original name of the song, and it is not the only song in Hole’s catalog where the phrase pops up.

According to Wikipedia:

During Hole’s performance on MTV Unplugged on Valentine’s Day 1995, Love introduced the song as “[being] about the girl that always smelled like pee in your class” and also claimed it was autobiographical"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZMRtJ8xSmY

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I will resist this psychic death Resist Psychic Death by Bikini Kill

This phrase appeared on an old flyer for a spoken word performance by Kathleen Hanna, Tobi Vail, and Kill Rock Stars founder Slim Moon:

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