segunda-feira, 19 de janeiro de 2009

Which came first, the music or the misery?

That's crazy, man. I'm at dawn, listening The Music Or The Misery until I get an earache.

Although Take This To Your Grave was remarkable, and sometimes was very difficult to decide which CD is the best, the songs of From Under The Cork Tree are out of the ordinary. And I could say that's the Best Decade's CD, without excessiveness, if wasn't Take Off Your Pants And Jacket (Blink 182, 2001).

But that's not the question. I tried to explain why FUTCT is so amazing, and I think I failed, because I've got no comments.

I already saw some people saying that we were used to "choruses with four tones", and that's FAD is an evolution in the instrumental aspect.

I particularly don't use to give opinion about things I don't understand. But, even if the choruses of FUTCT are primitive in the instrumental aspect, I think they have a good harmony. I learned by heart all the lyrics of FUTCT and all I can say about the lyrics is… I use to cry listening songs like Sophomore Slump or Comeback of the Year, XO and Of all the gin joints in all of the world.

It shows the Vulnerable Wentz. All his worst phases and nightmares. The love, the suicide, the horrible things he dreamed when he was a child (did you read The boy with the thorn in his side? Someday I'll make a post about it). And, in the same time, audacious lyrics like The Music Or The Misery (in practice, the bonus tracks are songs of the CD anyway).

You can say that's depressing, but the poets use to say that the misery is prettier than the happiness. And, to a writer like him, that's true. I love the lyrics of the most of songs in TTTYG, some lyrics of the newer cds, and the lyric of Honorable Mention (the only noteworthy song in EOWYG, if you wanna know what I think). But the lyrics in From Under The Cork Tree are matchless. They are every cliché, but they are simply the bests.

Well, I've got my earache.

But it's worthwhile.

segunda-feira, 12 de janeiro de 2009

50 songs you should listen.

1. streets – avengered sevenfold,
2. good vibrations – a lot like eskimos,
3. your time has come – audioslave,
4. call to arms – angels & airwaves
5. why don't I miss you? – bowling for soup,
6. stay together for the kids – blink 182,
7. violet hill – coldplay,
8. don't stop dancing – creed,
9. feels like tonight – daughtry,
10. my darling amnesia – faster than fashion,
11. miracle – foo fighters,
12. to die like mouchette – funeral for a friend,
13. san simeon – goldfinger,
14. dance floor anthem – good charlotte,
15. when I come around – green day,
16. candles – hey monday,
17. word up – korn,
18. suddenly I see – kt tunstall,
19. last train home – lostprophets,
20. the unforgiven 2 – metallica,
21. how to call a bluff – my favorite highway,
22. make your move – new found glory,
23. next contestant – nickelback,
24. behind the sea – panic! at the disco,
25. let me take you there – plain white T's,
26. little death – plus-44
27. end up like this – son of dork,
28. daddy's little defect – sugarcult,
29. aerials – system of a down,
30. the fantasy – 30 seconds to mars,
31. here by me – 3 doors down,
32. the way that you are – the classic crime,
33. another heart calls – the all-american rejects,
34. after the last midtown show – the academy is…,
35. high school – the friday night boys,
36. (can't get my) head around you – the offspring,
37. always attract – you me at six,
38. tell that mick he just made my list of things to do today – fall out boy,
39. saturday – fall out boy,
40. it's hard to say "I do" when I don't – fall out boy,
41. XO – fall out boy,
42. of all the gin joints in all of the world – fall out boy,
43. sophomore slump or comeback of the year – fall out boy,
44. champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends – fall out boy,
45. G.I.N.A.S.F.S. – fall out boy,
46. hum hallelujah – fall out boy,
47. the saint patron of liars and fakes – fall out boy,
48. reinventing the wheel to run myself over – fall out boy,
49. I slept with someone in fall out boy and all I got was this stupid song written about myself – fall out boy,
50. disloyal order of water buffaloes – fall out boy

I know it's totally out of the subject, but… that's the hint.

segunda-feira, 5 de janeiro de 2009

Craziness Shared

Oh hell, yes, I'm a nervous wreck. Oh hell, yes, the drugs just make me reset…

Think of all the lyrics of the new CD that have something related to drugs. But not only drugs – the lyrics are about all the kinds of craziness we can share with someone.

It looks as if Disloyal order of water buffaloes concerns about a guy that lost all his aims, and now he is seeing the doctor to "detox just to retox", detoxify just to re-intoxicate himself again.

I don't care is a song with a happier lyric, evidently about friends for interest; something similar to Our lawyer made us change the title of this song so we wouldn't get sued, although a little disastrous.

She's my Winona is just a little reflection about things like greed, glory, get old and experiences.

America's Suitehearts come back to the drugs, in "I don't know much about classic cars, but I got a lot of friends stuck on classic coke". I really think this is the more meaningful song. Friends – an analogy to 27, "I got a lot of friends who are stars but some are just black holes" –, drugs – twice related to 27, "Doing lines of dust and sweat of the last night stage" – and, concerning about the title of the song, they created a new word, provably an irony to "sweetheart". "America's Sweethearts" would be the ones who America loves. But "America's Suitehearts" is a title that criticizes how people are full of ephemeral loves. How our heart looks like a suite, each night we put a different one there.

This song proofs that, in despite of everybody says that Fall Out Boy surrendered to the Cheap Fashion, they still criticize people who follow it, and people who make the love be just a moment – or just like a night in a suite.

It still concerns about the guy self-centered, "why won't the world revolve around me?". Practically Pete's auto-biography.

Headfirst slide into Cooperstown on a bed bet is about other kind of craziness. The unconditional love and the way how a bad luck girl can choose the wrong guy to marry, and find the true love in a crazy way, with an affair because her husband doesn't care about her.

The (shipped) gold standard is related to love and to change; we can always change and "get out now", if we're following our dreams and wishes.

(Coffee's for closers) gave me the idea of disbelieve in everybody and everything, but a big wish to change the things, break the habits and the standards.

What a catch, Donnie, one of my favorites, reminds me of all the pain expressed in the songs of TTTYG and FUTCT. But it's not a painful song, just nostalgia and melancholy. And that's another kinda craziness.

27 gives almost the same idea of America's Suitehearts, but also approaches the theme nostalgia ("I can remember the good old days"). And, in the opposite of America's Suitehearts, this song shows the wish to consume drugs to sustain an image of I'm-so-cool ("Doing lines of dust and sweat of the last night stage, just to feel like you). And, I supposed, a little of sex "My body is an orphanage, we take everyone in", but this phrase has lots of meanings.

My impression about Tiffany Blews is that is a song of a divorcee couple that uses to annoy each other and are still resentful. I know it looks stupid, but is all I can imagine about this song. Nothing about drugs, or treason, or nostalgia. Just the craziness of two lovers, separated for any silly reason.

w.a.m.s. is loving and challenger. Maybe it's the bigger love song of this CD, but also so irreverent.

20 dollar nose bleed is a name severely related to drugs. Something like "pay 20 dollars and your nose will bleed with the drugs you bought". And all the lyric only can make us supposed that everybody is stoned.

West coast smoker clearly concerns about the drugs, and the thoughts it brings. Irreverence, disrespect for the rules and religion.

All ours feelings are a kind of folie a deux, and this CD, though is not the best, is a kind of evolution in the human aspect. We don't have the better beats, but we have a big reflection, and it makes me love this CD almost like my favorites.

Or was that just craziness I'm trying to share with you?