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Published on December 6th, 2017 | by Larry Lootsteen

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7 Days, 7 Questions: Day 3

Let’s explore some of this passion we have for music. All this week I’ll be asking some questions, sharing my thoughts and, hopefully, hearing from you!

What single lyric hits you where it hurts, and why?

There’s a club if you’d like to go
you could meet somebody who really loves you
so you go, and you stand on your own
and you leave on your own
and you go home, and you cry
and you want to die

I was a nerd growing up. My teenage years were often lonely and I drowned myself in music to cope. The Smiths were one of the many bands that were a constant on my playlist (okay, on my turntable). I loved the darkness built into the often happy sounding tunes. But this one, in particular, was a knife into my soul and that lyric was the reason. Music can heal but music can also help you identify your feelings and put into words that which you cannot find a way to say.

So how about you?

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5 Responses to 7 Days, 7 Questions: Day 3

  1. markosaar says:

    New Order – Crystal:

    “Our love, it’s like honey, you can’t buy it with money”

    So terrible it physically hurts every time I hear it 😉

    Reviewing my favourite songs though nothing that answers the question properly comes to mind. I was obsessed with lyrics as a kid, but once I found a good healthy stable adult relationship all that angst seems to have completely washed away.

  2. CJF says:

    An obscure reference – from the song “Both of Us (Bound to Lose)” by Stephen Stills from the “Manassas” album:

    “Is that really how you see me
    Just a statue making sounds”

    I would hate to be in the mind space of someone thinking that.

  3. Grace says:

    From Amanda Palmer’s song Berlin:
    It’s hard to work on an assembly line
    Of broken hearts
    Not supposed to fix them only strip
    And sell the parts

  4. Colin Parkinson says:

    The Smiths Please Please Please.

    So for once in my life
    Let me get what I want
    Lord knows, it would be the first time

  5. Heard “How soon is now” on cfny in 1985ish. Had never heard such deeply personal, literate lyrics combined with melodic guitar hooks, or however you’d describe that sound. Still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up to this day. Cfny changed everything. You were a big part of that Alan Cross.

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