The Shins Lyrics
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idea? | Reviewer: E------ About the song Sleeping Lessons performed by The Shins
I think this song is about breaking free from the ties of addiction. He talks about being low...melting..every ounce of bright blood...swallowing what you despise. I believe hes telling this
Girl that she doesnt have to live like that anymore, that her addiction doesnt have to have such controll over her and define who she is. That she can break free, learn to live again and be herself. This idea probally makes more sense if you have an addicts perspective. This is just how i percieve it.
Haunting | Reviewer: Anonymous------ About the song A Comet Appears performed by The Shins
I, too, first heard this song on the DVD of "Chuck". I don't know if it was the depression I have been fighting for years (currently a losing battle) or the fact that I am currently unemployed, but the song really touched a chord within me. I had never heard of the band "The Shins", but this song prompted me to not only search for a listing of songs used in the "Chuck" series, but also download a copy from iTunes. While the song lyrics present a situation of hopelessness, the melody seemed to give me the opposite impression. An impression that life is not predetermined. That there is hope, even for those of us lost in a sea of hopelessness.
After reading these reviews, I will have to go back an sample more songs from this artist. I have found many songs with a similar theme of hopelessness and death throughout the TV series. I think that the intent of the background music in the series (Chuck) was to portray a degree of hopelessness, of being caught in a web that, even in the happiest of times, was still inescapable (as was portrayed at the ending of the series).
I have to say bravo to the artists who, like The Shins, are able to lay their hearts open and allow their music to touch another's soul in a profound way. A way that I suspect is different for every person who listens. Bravo, also, to the person or team who was able to find songs like this and include the songs in another format (such as background in a TV series) allowing a chance for a wider audience to experience music they might otherwise have never come across.
Thanks to all the artists who manage to touch a life. What would the world be like without you?
Great song | Reviewer: Oliver------ About the song Simple Song performed by The Shins
I first got into the shins after finding their songs preloaded on a new laptop back in 2005. Since then I've enjoyed their work, especially more recently. Anyone that hasn't had the chance should check out their music video for Simple Song because it is truly amazing and very moving
memories | Reviewer: leo------ About the song Phantom Limb performed by The Shins
This song speaks to everyone differently. As for me it reminds me of moving to a new state and starting highschool. Not knowing anyone or anything about the kids or town I was now living in. I am much older now with a wife and kids of my own and yea still in that same ol new town. Lol but hearing this song and thinking back. I still have to smile. Great song.
Saint Simon | Reviewer: lalalala------ About the song Saint Simon performed by The Shins
Well Saint Simon was a French Utopian Socialist who believed that the parasites of society (lawyers, courts, aristocracy, etc) need to make way for the doers ( scientists, engineers, etc)
Waldo | Reviewer: Dejan------ About the song Know Your Onion! performed by The Shins
No one forces you to read people's interpretations, you self important arse. This section is here for all people (not just Pitchfork readers and the terminally smug) to share their ideas. If your vast intellect cannot grasp that, sod off.
Maybe I can ask him. | Reviewer: Matt------ About the song New Slang performed by The Shins
My sister said that she saw James Mercer in the park by my house and he lives in my neighborhood in Portland. I hope that one day I bump into him there and, if I'm very lucky, he will settle this puzzle of what it all means. :)
it's just about "the human condition" | Reviewer: Ted M------ About the song Australia performed by The Shins
To know what a story is about, don't pick a random phrase in the middle and try to explain it. Start at the beginning. We're here to grow our species (multiply), were born to consciousness and contemplation (gaze into night skies), but as humans we also seek enjoyment and happiness (one more Saturday)". "Come in doing cartwheels" (birth and youth); "crawl out by ourselves" (old age and death).
I love "the android's conundrum" and "dodo's conundrum"!
Peter Pan | Reviewer: S!------ About the song Australia performed by The Shins
I first found out the lyrics and was like, "Wow, these are crazy and random and totally not mainstream!" But after contemplating what the song is saying I now have realized my own simple interpretation of the lyrics, whether they are similar to others or no: it's a theme song for Peter Pan- they never want to grow up :)
It's Everything! | Reviewer: Irridainia------ About the song Phantom Limb performed by The Shins
I think the Shin's music has a meaning for everyone. It makes us all think back to good or bad memories just as most of their songs do. I love them and they are the one band with taste now adays. I myself am only 13 and find myself likeing memes and such now, but their music really speaks to me and though I haven't lived long on this earth, I feel past memories flow in when I hear their music.
-The Neo-Pagan Irridainia
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