Decided she’s gonna get some guy before she even finds him Spinners by The Hold Steady

A “don’t know what I want but I know how to get it” mentality is necessary to exude confidence and appeal alpha at a bar or social gathering.

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Never been tired, big city theres a lot of love
Salted rims and frosted mugs
Spinners by The Hold Steady

Finding solace and pleasure in the small things like the salted glasses of margaritas or an ice cold mug of beer, like music, can help to ease one’s mind.

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April 8th, 2014

I think there’s two versions of the song with slightly different lyrics. @iCraig’s is what I’m hearing on the album.

February 26th, 2014

“Never let them tie you up, it’s a big city there’s a lot of love” — Don’t let those former relationships and lovers get you tied up in knots, go find someone new.

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Before she figures out whats wrong, put another record on
She picks it up and she carries a cross
Heartbreak hurts but you can dance it off
Spinners by The Hold Steady

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Alex
March 29th, 2014

The first line seems like a pretty clear reference to “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”

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Waiting on the street for your man Holding on For Life by Broken Bells

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Don't you hear that sound from the tide and sand?
They'll tell us to keep rowing and rowing if we can
So I've learned to keep my head in this lazy wonderland
Lazy Wonderland by Broken Bells

Ultimately, he decides not to go through with the plan. The sounds of the ocean seem to be persuading him to stay alive and continue to work things out with his lover. In other words, he’s keeping his head above the water.

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I'm down by the farm at the ocean side
Just waiting for that underwater world to say goodnight
Lazy Wonderland by Broken Bells

He’s contemplating committing suicide by drowning, after which his corpse will become a part of both literally the underwater world, and the metaphorical underwater world — Hell.

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The sun in every room is turning
Into something of a prison home
Medicine by Broken Bells

The sun is shining brightly throughout every room of the house, not unlike the artificial lights that whirr 24 hours a day at correctional facilities around the world.

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The open doors left me wanting more Perfect World by Broken Bells

The open doors probably refer to unfulfilled plans and things left unsaid at the end of a relationship. When things are left open-ended, it’s natural to want to continue with the plans — essentially, to want more.

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Oh, London Moon
Help me stumble home
Let me lose myself along the way
Perfect World by Broken Bells

London is practically known for its wide assortment of bars and pubs, so naturally after bar-hopping he’ll need some help from the moonlight while walking home. Third Eye Blind vocalist Stephen Jenkins and his girlfriend suffered similar afflictions while in the city.

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Nothing stays around too long
Nothing stays around too long
You lost control
You gotta give it up
Control by Broken Bells

Pessimistic, but a common notion indeed. All good things must eventually come to an end, be it through death or slow dissolution. When you realize that you’re past the point of no return, it’s best to just end it without causing any further pain.

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