"Boyfriend," "Crazy for You," and "When I'm With You." Album Review: Best Coast - 'Fade Away' by TylerCurtis

All early Best Coast songs about Cosentino’s beau, Nathan Williams of Wavves. Peep the lyrics here, here, and here respectively.

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So just stop fucking around
Throwing shade on the ground
I stick around to talk you down
Patiently
To Hell With You by Sleigh Bells

To throw shade is essentially to talk shit. Alexis Krauss is getting pretty fed up with two-faced friends, but she still has the composure to talk them down from aggressive to docile.

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To and fro the pendulum throws Pendulum by Pearl Jam

The physical momentum of a pendulum is constant, until interrupted by an outside force. Life is very much the same way; ups and downs will come and go, and regardless of how powerless you may feel at any given time, you will at some point catch the upswing.

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Can't know what's high
Until you been down so low
Pendulum by Pearl Jam

A rephrasing of the adage “you don’t know what you got ‘till it’s gone.” It may have another, drug-related meaning:

There is a thing that happens when you are not as privileged and you start hanging out with a seedier crowd because you can afford to do the same things, […] And all of a sudden the big night out is sitting in somebody’s trailer, smoking something or getting hold of something to put up to your nose.

While Eddie Vedder himself has claimed to be drug-free since his teens, he definitely drinks on occasion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zal4Oj8fhX8

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And with no repair in sight
There is no God with such might
Lightning Bolt by Pearl Jam

The theme of religious doubt is omnipresent throughout Lightning Bolt.

[Before the creation of religion], there was no God, there was no story, there was no myth and people lived on this planet and they wandered and they gathered and they did all these things. The planet was never threatened. How did they survive for all this time without this belief in God?
Vedder on God

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Flying towards the great northwest, yeah yeah yeah Lightning Bolt by Pearl Jam

A nod to Vedder’s (and Pearl Jam’s) native Seattle.

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Cause I'm still chill as hell Catching Up by Standstill (Ft. Squanto) 5

Juxtaposition of frat vernacular with emo boy sentimentality. I thought it would be hilarious to use the word “chill” in a song.

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So no, you should crawl back to me by yourself Catching Up by Standstill (Ft. Squanto) 5

Originally I had just straight jacked this line from [Rock Genius verified artist] Trophy Scars, but was forced to modify them by our drummer Jesse cause he was sick of my homages:

You should practice these things by yourself
I know these words really hurt but they help
– Lesson 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOh2qO5KWgU

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And I used to light the world ablaze with all of my angst
Well now I just light my cigarettes cause I am through with it
Catching Up by Standstill (Ft. Squanto) 5

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But when I asked for you to crash the car in one of my songs Catching Up by Standstill (Ft. Squanto) 5

Another self reference to a cheesy song I wrote when I was 16:

Crash the car now
I wanna make the headlines

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