Jenny Lewis :: Top Ten Tuesday

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Jenny Lewis :: Top Ten Tuesday

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10. The Angels Hung Around :: Rilo Kiley
from the album, Under the Blacklight (2007)

“I been clubbed,
and I been snubbed,
by the dogs of LA.
And, I been burned,
and I been learned,
in the same city.”

9. Aloha and the Three Johns :: Jenny Lewis
from the album, The Voyager (2014)

“Is this the beginning of our vacation?
Or is this the end of our relationship?”

8. Portions for Foxes :: Rilo Kiley
from the album, More Adventurous (2004)

“There’s blood in my mouth,
‘cos I’ve been biting my tongue all week.”

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Rilo Kiley

7. Acid Tongue :: Jenny Lewis
from the album, Acid Tongue (2008)

“So I found myself a sweethear with the softest of hands
We were unlucky in love,
but I’d do it all again.”

6. A Man/Me/Then Jim :: Rilo Kiley
from the album, More Adventurous (2004)

“For the slow fade of love,
it might hit you from below.
It’s your gradual descent,
into a life you never meant.
It’s the slow fade of love.”

5. Late Bloomer :: Jenny Lewis
from the album, Voyager (2014)

“How could I resist her,
I had longed for a big sister,
and I wanted to kiss her,
but I hadn’t done that.”

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4. You are What You Love :: Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins
from the album, Rabbit Fur Coat (2006)

“‘Cause we live in a house of mirrors,
we see our fears and everything:
our songs, faces, and secondhand clothes.
But, more and more we’re suffering,
not nobody,
not a thousand beers,
will keep us from feeling so all alone.”

3. Does He Love You? :: Rilo Kiley
from the album, More Adventurous (2004)

“Let’s not forget ourselves,
good friend.
I am flawed if i’m not free.
And, your husband will never leave you,
he will never leave you,
for me.”

2. A Better Son/Daughter :: Rilo Kiley
from the album, The Execution of All Things (2002)

“And sometimes when you’re on,
you’re really fucking on,
and your friends they sing along and they love you.
But, the lows are so extreme,
that the good seems fucking cheap,
and it teases you for weeks in it’s absence.

But, you’ll fight,
and you’ll make it through,
you’ll fake it if you have to,
and you’ll show up for work with a smile.
You’ll be better,
you’ll be smarter,
and more grown up,
and a better daughter,
or son,
and a real good friend.

You’ll be awake and you’ll be alert,
you’ll be positive though it hurts,
and, you’ll laugh and embrace all your friends.
You’ll be a real good listener,
you’ll be honest,
you’ll be brave,
you’ll be handsome,
you’ll be beautiful.
You’ll be happy.”

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1. Let Me Back In :: Rilo Kiley
from the album, rkives (2013)

“But when the palm trees bow their heads,
no matter how wrong I’ve been,
L.A.,
you always let me back in.”

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lyriquediscorde

Los Angeles writer, dreamer and gypsy soul who harbors an obsessive love of music and lyrics, and writes about them with passion and insight, as well as sometimes waxing poetic on books, films and travel.

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