Some favorite lyrics from new music this year. [The list is actually longer but most are difficult to include when their potency is based contextually upon the arrangement of a song.]
Ride, ride on the wind that gets you out of here. Fly away from me.
So tell your mama I said hello. And that she raised you too damn slow.
I wait, I wait, I wait only in jest. I wait, I wait, I wait with no need to rest I wait. “The day, the day, the day will come again,” I say. A ray of light can only get in if I say. I’ve been putting off this purification, a rebirth and a regeneration inside of me. And I’ve been saying “no” for far too long even though something brand new is coming out of me.
Things that don’t make sense are always a little deceiving.
Our fears are only what we tell them to be.
Give me a disaster, give me emergency. Stand me at the head of the crusade without a remedy.
Not once in life have I been real, but I’ve never felt this close before.