"You wanna hot body?
You want a Bugatti?
You want a Maserati?
You better work bitch"

- Britney Spears, from her erudite examination of fame, beauty, and success on the new single “Work Bitch”


I am sharper than a razor
Eyes made of lasers
Bolder than the truth

They want me locked up in the system
‘Cuz I’m on a mission
Blame it on my youth

Too long I’ve been out here on my own
Now I’m ‘bout to bring it home
Like a rolling stone

I ain’t never been afraid to die
Look a man in the eye
I’ve come to give you what you love


- Janelle Monae - “Givin’ Em What You Love”

KATY PERRY - “Roar” // ugh Katy, this is unbearably cute.  Why must you always make me begrudgingly love you.  Also, this is surprisingly better than Gaga’s new single. 

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"One look sent knees to the ground
Young bloods can’t be settling down
Young hearts need the pressure to pound
So hold me close, my baby"

- Vampire Weekend - “Don’t Lie”


I could liken you to a werewolf, the way you left me for dead,
But I admit that I provided a full moon.

And I could liken you to a shark, the way you bit off my head,
But then again, I was waving around a bleeding open wound.

But you were such a super guy ’til the second you get a whiff of me;
We’re like a wishing well and a bolt of electricity.
But we can still support each other, all we gotta do is avoid each other.

Nothing wrong when a song ends in a minor key.



Werewolf" by Fiona Apple, from The Idler Wheel…


When I learned to talk, I found words that weren’t worth dirt

I can’t hold my breath anymore, I stopped swimming and learned to surf


- Superchunk - “Learned To Surf”

"talking like a jerk,
except you are an actual jerk,
and living proof
that sometimes friends are mean"

- lcd soundsystem - “dance yrself clean”


They heard me singing and they told me to stop; quit these pretentious things and just punch the clock.

Sometimes I wonder if the world’s so small, can we ever get away from the sprawl?


- "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" by Arcade Fire