Working where I was in the store yesterday I was directly behind the wall o'dvds, which has 3 televisions at the top of it. These tvs are linked into the back wall tvs so they all run the same in store bullshit on a loop. The loop can't be much longer than about 15 minutes, massive list of new releases on dvd included. So I heard the same songs over and over.
The upshot of which is a bunch of songs I don't like, performed by people I couldn't name, on a rotating, 1 minute clip cycle in my head. The Lil Romeo song is always followed by a Sugarcult song. The Nora Jones song is always followed by Dashboard Confessional, which is always followed by Okay Go, which is always followed by that "Just Breath" song that was used in a car commercial and which I can't stop associating with that car commercial.
Throw in more horrible 'rap' music, a few 'punk' songs from 'bands' like New Found Glory and Good Charlotte and pepper it all with the annoying 'VJs" chats about this crap ("their second release is called "Precious", which the band assures you, it is anything but") and you've basically summed up all that I hate about pop music.
At least they stopped playing the Eminem 8 mile soundtrack so much.
OH for the days of Las Ketchup every 4th song, eh?
Heh. Looking up some of these songs in the hope that it would banish them, I found Dashboard Confessional lyrics submitted by L1mPb1zk1tLvR@yahoo.com
hehe. How amazingly HAAARDCOOOORE of them. And I've realized that they play this song in its entirety in the store. And whoever this fan is has misquoted a lot of it and mispelled even more.
From the album "The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most"
This is where I say I've had enough
No one should ever feel the way that I feel now.
A walking open wound,
A trophy display of bruises
And I dont believe I'm getting any better.
Waiting here with hopes the phone will ring
And I'm thinking awful things
I'm pretty sure that few would notice.
And this apartment
Is starving for an argument.
Anything at all to break the slience.
So dont be a liar,
Don't say that "everythings working"
and you smile like a saint
but you curse like a sailor
and your eyes say the joke's on me.
Wandering this house
Like I've never wanted out
And this is about as social as I get now
And I'm throwing away the letters that I am writing you.
'cause they would never do.
I would never do.
It isn't the vapid, trite lyrics. Though those are pretty damned bad. It's the pre-adolescent whine of the lead singer.
Apparently "squeaky" = "emotional and evocative"
Fucking emo bullshit.
It reminds me of the song that Jason adopted as his theme song when I broke his heart. Again. Still, always. Whatever.
When he and I got together I told him that since I was his first big relationship, he would end up hating me. Score one for me, unfortunately.
I had a few friends around this time who were into local punk stuff (not that there's much of it) and into the sort of punk music I pretty much hate. They knew this song and if I mentioned a guy at all they'd say "the red letter day guy?" in massively mocking tones. Partly because they met him, they knew what was up, they knew who I was and how... inappropriate this song was in reference to me and the breakup.
Get Up Kids Lyrics
" Red Letter Day "
you've got some nerve
i never knew what with the world we gave
away in front of you
i see it all much clearer now
you're just a phase
i've gotten over anyhow
i'm not giving in again
we're loyal like brothers, just us versus all the others
i trusted misleading promises worth repeating
how could you do this to me?
red letter day that i learn i'm sure you get what you deserve
i see it all much clearer since i'm far past the point
of this if it's a lie i don't want to be the one who signed
i'm not the one who falls down
it's over now
if you want to try... try and forget it
man I hate emo.