Sammy the Seal

“Under lights, we’re all unsure”

In vinyl on Sunday, 31 July, 2011 at 23:59


Song: Home
Artist:  LCD Soundsystem
Album: This Is Happening

I don’t feel like writing much right now. Part lazy, but the music and especially the many, many lyrics are quite capable of speaking for themselves. One thing though, I remember reading an interview with Mr. Murphy wherein he briefly touches on the concept of melody. He’s actually referring to “All My Friends” in the following quote, but he says, “I didn’t realize what emotional impact melody has on people. I always think about lyrics and what they actually mean and then I realised the energy I respond to physically people respond to emotionally.” Lesson learned there, nearly perfected here. Could this be better than “All My Friends”? On those terms at least, it very well may be. They’re both great, but as “Home” is the final track on their final album, you can’t deny it holds a little more sway, so I think I’ll give it the nod.
Home (x6)

Take me home

Just do it right, make it perfect and real
because it’s everything, though “everything” was never the deal
So grab your things, and stumble into the night
so we can shut the door and shut the door on terrible times

So do it right, and head again into space
so you can carry on and carry on and fall all over the place
This is the trick: forget a terrible year
then we can break the laws until it gets weird

And this is what you waited for
but under lights, we’re all unsure
and so tell me:
what would make you feel better?
As night has such a local ring
and love and rock are fickle things
and you know it
yeah you know it
yeah you know

(ah-ahh)

take it in

Forget your past– this is your last chance now
and we can break the rules like nothing will last
You might forget, forget the sound of a voice
Still you should not forget, yeah don’t forget the things that we laughed about
And after rolling on the floor
and thankfully a few make sure
that you get home
and you stay home
and you’d better

‘Cause you’re afraid of what you need
Yeah you’re afraid of what you need
If you weren’t, if you weren’t, I don’t know what we’d talk about

(ah-ahh)

Yeah no one ever knows what you’re talking about
so I guess you’re already there
and no one opens up when you scream and shout
but it’s time to make a couple things clear
If you’re afraid of what you need,
if you’re afraid of what you need,
look around you
you’re surrounded
it won’t get any better

So good night

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