music | y – young the giant #atozchallenge

#atozchallenge 2017 | music | what sandra thinks
[Disclaimer: I am not a musician. I can sing. I remember most of the recital piece I played on the piano when I was 6. But I’m not a musician. I know what I like and what I don’t like and what will likely be the soundtrack when I arrive in hell.]

y | young the giant

This band had a song in heavy rotation at the time of death of my favorite radio station. I remember turning it up in the car… singing with the windows open [one of my favorite things to do], trying to forget that radio was never going to be the same. A bit dramatic, I know. But it’s true. That whole conglomeration of deejays, music, shows, attitude, and even the news guy… I still miss it.

I wondered, when I first heard this song, why the hell some dude was singing about cough syrup. Of course, he’s really not. It’s a metaphor for a cure for suburban life… a way to get out of the normal, the boring, the homogeneous… and ignore expectations.

I think I need some cough syrup.

Life’s too short to even care at all oh
I’m losing my mind losing my mind losing control
These fishes in the sea they’re staring at me oh oh oh oh oh oh
A wet world aches for a beat of a drum, oh

If I could find a way to see this straight, I’d run away
To some fortune that I, I should have found by now
I’m waiting for this cough syrup to come down, come down

Life’s too short to even care at all oh
I’m coming up now coming up now out of the blue oh
These zombies in the park they’re looking for my heart oh oh oh oh
A dark world aches for a splash of the sun oh oh

If I could find a way to see this straight, I’d run away
To some fortune that I, I should have found by now

And so I run to the things they said could restore me
Restore life the way it should be
I’m waiting for this cough syrup to come down

Life’s too short to even care at all oh
I’m losing my mind losing my mind losing control

If I could find a way to see this straight, I’d run away
To some fortune that I, I should have found by now

And so I run to the things they said could restore me
Restore life the way it should be
I’m waiting for this cough syrup to come down

One more spoon of cough syrup now whoa
One more spoon of cough syrup now whoa

wave
other y artists worth a listen
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The — Another group my beloved dead radio station brought to me. Hey, it’s a female singer! Maps

song of the day
#atozchallenge | music
© 2017 what sandra thinks
[I am not the owner of any rights to the music (song, lyrics, video) featured in this post…]
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About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves music, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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13 Responses to music | y – young the giant #atozchallenge

  1. Ok, now I’m gonna pass out again! Both are great bands though. 😃👍🏻

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  2. I hadn’t heard the first song I liked it though. My kids say they know it so maybe I live under a rock. I do love the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

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