- 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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- 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”
- 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