Whoaaa, look at that, I actually got a set of lyrics done on a normal weekend! How about that!
Not gonna lie, I had a lot of fun with writing this one and I’m very proud of it so I hope y’all like it too. Requested by @strawberryparade and a friendly anon, so here we go: singable English lyrics for Daydream Warrior are under the cut!
I like this cover. Something about the color combination and the green frame around the centered photograph feels welcoming and cool and young. It looks like they’re in a 1970s high school music room, but maybe I’m just saying that because they all look like they’re barely older than 15.
Haha the first song is called “Orgasm Addict,” these lyrics are pretty funny. I also like the the sexy panting in the background. This is a pretty great way to start an album.
Okay, I totally know the second song “What Do I Get,” but where do I know it from? This song really has a sweet catchiness to it. You really feel longing when he says “I only get sleepless nights,” and then the energy of the guitar solo is so upbeat, it’s kind of exciting. Like, yes, this is what I want music to sound like.
So far this album pretty much feels like one hit after another, which is great. The energy is so upbeat but also you feel like they’re being a little sarcastic and a little pissed which is adding to the energetic exciting feel of these songs. Like the way they say “I Don’t Mind,” it kind of gives me the same feeling I get when listening to Weezer even though they sound pretty different. It’s just like a connection that they’re making with their listeners, like i feel like they’re here to make friends.
I’m also familiar with “Ever Fallen In Love?” This has the kind of chorus that is just super fun to sing along to. It reminds me a little bit of Blur’s “Girls & Boys,” it’s a little bit of a tongue twister yet totally makes so much sense. All of these songs have a breakup anthem feel to them which is probably my favorite genre of songs. Let’s channel that sadness and anger into music energy that everyone can relate to! Like “Promises,” feels so angry, but it’s also actually really pretty and sincere. It’s so sweet! I love it.
Okay, I know “Everybody’s Happy Nowadays,” too. But how do I know these songs that I know? I just know them somehow. I think the line “Everybody’s Happy Nowadays,” is so great and I also like how they sing it in a high falsetto. It’s like you can picture their mom wagging her finger and saying this to one of them- cause I’m totally still picturing them as brooding teenagers living with their parents. I really like the drums in this song, I feel like they really pull it all together especially when they keep saying “Life’s the illusion, love is the dream.” So true you guys, so true.
Huh, I just realized via wikipedia that this is a compilation album! I’m actually a little bummed about it, because this was really feeling like a masterpiece. Alex just said, “Yeah, no one band could put that many fucking perfect songs on one album.” And then I just said, “I think The Pixies can and Weezer and Radiohead.” And he said, “No, I think there’s almost nothing as good as the first side of this album.” Yeah, it’s really good.
So is side two going to be a letdown? I hope not! Let’s put it on!
So far so good with the head nodding worthy guitar and drums start of “what ever happened to?” I also really like how most of their songs have someone in the background singing oohs and ahs. It adds to their sincerity, like we’re going to sing out hearts out and we don’t care what you think about it!
So far the songs on this side, don’t quite have the pop punk perfectness of the songs on side one, but I still really like them. It’s like, okay, let’s wind down a bit from side one. Although I could also see my self just playing side one again instead of flipping the record the next time I put this on. Maybe.
“Noise Annoys,” has the lyric, “have you ever heard your mama say, ‘noise annoys.’” I’ve never heard that actually! It’s brilliant, I am totally saying that to kids in the library the next time it gets too loud for a library. And then I will look at my fellow librarian Erika and we will have a little chuckle because I know she must like the Buzzcocks. I wonder if she’s said it before and I just never noticed.
I love the way he sings “why,” in “Why Can’t I Touch It,” which I thought was going to be dirtier, more like “Orgasm Addict,” but I don’t think it is. I think the phrase, “why can’t I touch it,” is a little tongue in cheek, but it also feels like an earnest question about life’s hopes and dreams!
Overall, this album is an A plus in my book and much much better than Parts 1-3. I will definitely be playing this again and often.
Alex says: In these reviews, Sarah’s always on the hunt for those albums that give her the feeling. That feeling that great music gives you, when it makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck and kind of makes you feel like your heart’s constrained. Like feeling joy and pain at the same time. That’s what this album does for me.
This is actually my second copy of this album. I gave my first one away as a birthday present to a girl I wasn’t particularly close to, but had a big crush on. That gambit didn’t really work. In retrospect, it was really dumb. Many years later, a friend was selling off some records and I picked this up again. I’m so, so, so glad I did.
Up and coming LA songstress Meg Myers song “Monster” is as righteous and bitter a break-up song as a girl could wish for. Should tide you over if you are anxiously awaiting the new Fiona album. Different sound, similar eff-you intensity.
Calvin’s set at Coachella 2016, Weekend One, is listed in Rolling Stone’s 30 best things they saw at the festival:
Best Hopeless Romantic: Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris’ Coachella-ending performance was a series of hands-in-the-air EDM cool-outs where the recorded voices of singers like Ellie Goulding (“I Need Your Love”), Florence Welch (“Sweet Nothing”) and Ayah Marar (“Thinking About You”) sang pretty platitudes about love and togetherness between hard and heavy barrages of electro house. Basically, it was epic feel-good stuff made for raving, transmitted from mid-air, center stage, where the Scottish DJ was just a wee silhouette atop an LED boomerang, surrounded on all sides by racing images of mechanized wormholes and squiggly lines. Though, in a shift from joy and romance, Big Sean, in neon palm tree shirt, did stop by to cleanly execute a pair of spiteful breakup anthems, “Open Wide” and “IDFWU.” English soul howler John Newman closed the set with a fierce rendition of “Blame,” but it was the night’s biggest guest, Rihanna, who best encapsulated Harris’ theme with their ode to hopeless romanticism, “We Found Love.” And not for nothing, RiRi outdid Sean’s outfit with fringe and sequin-spangled USA jacket. When she spread her arms, she looked like an eagle, and the starry-eyed audience swooned all over again.