Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Let's Stay Friends

I'm a big fan of Les Savy Fav (their actual music too, not just their ridiculous live show), and am so glad they have finally put out an album after so long, Let's Stay Friends. I don't think people often make a big deal about their lyrics, but how awesome are the lyrics to "Pots and Pans," the lead track:

There was a band called the Pots and Pans.
They mad this noise that people couldn't stand
and when they toured all across the land,
the people said, "No, no, no!"
But the drummer said, "Yes, yes, yes, this tour is a test."

Has your skin grown thick from bands that make you sick?
Has your skin grown thick from a thousand stinging pricks?
Have you been made dense standing upon the fence?
Have you been made dense from polish and pretense?

Well, this is where it stops.
This is where it ends.
Let's tear this whole place down and build it up again.
This band's a beating heart and it's nowhere near its end.

Besides the fact that they are obviously singing about themselves, I just love the idea of a band called "Pots and Pans." Brilliant. This song is almost as lyrically awesome as Go Forth's "Adopduction."

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