My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 2/7/17

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My Top 5 Music Obsessions of the Day :: 2/7/17
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Tuesday, Tuesday. Are you ready for a new Top 5 Song Obsessions of the Day…for Tuesday?

You can click to listen to each video below, or choose the Spotify link to listen to the My Top 5 Song Obsessions of the Day :: Top Five playlist. I will add each five songs shared to the playlist each day.

1. “Cherry” :: Chromatics

“But, I can’t keep crying,
all of the time.
No, I can’t keep crying,
all of the time.”

Track one/title track from my favorite Chromatics album. This song feels like riding around in an 80’s movie, through Los Angeles, at night – the asphalt wet, the street lights glittery, pulses racing and the tease of neon on black somehow indicative of the swirling, midnight emotions. Cherry. The post-modern, but now past-modern, 80’s femme fatale. Nearly the one that got away, but its cinema, so she is caught in the end.

2. “Never the Same” :: Supreme Beings Of Leisure

“Soft hands,
my drug –
you taste like home to me.”

Another first track. This one feels fast-forwarded. 90’s instead of 80’s, 4am instead of midnight, pulse still racing, but this time from the E and not the coke. The street still wet, shiny and slick. The night is nearly over, and everyone are the ones that get away. They were masks and brightly colored disguises.

3. “K.” :: Cigarettes After Sex

“I remember when I first noticed that you liked me back.
We were sitting down in a restaurant,
waiting for the check.
We had made love earlier that day,
with no strings attached –
but, I could tell that something had changed,
how you looked at me then.”

A new Cigarettes After Sex song that I didn’t know about. This one may be becoming my favorite of all their songs.

4. “Goddess On a Hiway” :: Mercury Rev

“Well, I got us on a highway,
and I got us in a car,
got us going faster than we’ve ever gone before.”

Can I please have a road trip now?

5. “Falling & Laughing” :: Orange Juice

“You may think me very naive,
taken as true –
I only see what I want to see.”

Love is naive, especially at the start. But sometimes the naivete is what makes the whole thing work. Maybe it is hope, and not naive actions. Maybe it is balance, which seems to be opposite the idea of love as naive, that makes it fall upward.

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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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