3/4/12

Sunday Downloads - Soft Shock

For some reason, I gravitate toward the acoustic.  Well, not for some reason. It's because I feel more connected to the artist.  It's that stripped down voice, lyrics and guitar. All thought not all acoustic involves only a guitar but delving into the mechanics of what makes something acoustical would lead me to some serious digressing.

Annnnnddd back on point.  The song today is "Soft Shock" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs.  I like their commercial indie sound but to date, I've never been so moved to download one of their songs, until "Soft Shock." It's their acoustical version and the lyrics that really sold me.  I heard the song at the end of a "Bones" episode. (The show with David Boreanaz as a FBI agent.)  Thanks to SoundHound I have discovered a many of wonderful songs (ironically off Bones or House.)  The Yeah Yeah Yeahs acoustical version being one.

The title "Soft Shock" is a play on words to one of the lines in the song. "It's a sharp shock, to your soft side."  It's referring to being blissfully happy in a relationship and bam! the other person drops the bomb that they want to break up.  You never saw it coming, thus the knife in the heart.

It also makes for great YA breakup song.




Lyrics "Soft Shock"


Unknown, talk to unknown
Ever, lasts forever

Still, it’s a sharp shock to your soft side
Summer moon, catch your shut eye
In your room, in my room
In your room, in my room

Louder, lips speak louder
Better, back together

Still it’s a sharp shock to your soft side
Summer moon, catch your shut eye
In your room, in my room
In your room, in my room

What’s the time? What’s the day? Gonna leave me
What’s the time? What’s the place" Gonna leave me.
What’s the time? What’s the day? Gonna leave me
What’s the time? What’s the place? Gonna leave me out.
Leave me out, leave me out, leave me out.

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