Okay, it’s time to talk about Sarah Smiles.
I’m going to share my feelings on this song. It was in Vices and Virtues, meaning it was a while after the song. It was supposedly a song that Brendon wrote to ask Sarah out, but it REALLY does NOT sound like a love song. Case in point: “You fooled me once with your eyes now, honey, you fooled me twice with your lies”. That is not the lyrics of a love song.
Second, Brendon sounds SO FUCKING ANGRY through the whole song, with instrumentals to match. They’re loud, angry, and all-out bitter. Especially at the peak of the song: “Sarah smiles like Sarah doesn’t CARE.” If you listen to that part, he accentuates the “care”, making him sound very mad.
I encourage you to listen and pay attention to this.
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