Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Lyrics of the Week: "Love Love, Kiss Kiss"

Ah, Valentine's week. The joy, the ♥pinkness♥, the prospect of holding hands and being lovey-dovey: AKA SHOWING OFF.

Though Dan Andriano of Alkaline Trio is now happily married, he wanted to write a song not for himself but for the single and alone among us for the 'Trio's most recent album, Agony & Irony. The result was the bitter, tongue-in-cheek anthem "Love Love, Kiss Kiss" and I feel its lyrics are the perfect match for the general mood of this week.




Love Love, Kiss Kiss
Alkaline Trio







Take a look you see I've painted you a picture,
It's black and white except the blood's a little richer
Down in the corner where I gave it my signature
And then I titled it, "This one's for the Winter"
Check it out, you see it's just a big disaster

I'll dedicate it to the fact that it's so hard for you to dream,
A million heartbeats all around you make it hard to sleep
It doesn't help you're freezing in your bed your blankets aren't enough
All you want is some one there, all you say is, "so what!"

Love Love, Kiss Kiss, blah blah blah.
You're making me sick, I wish you'd just stop showing off
For the rest of us that no one wants to love
It's hard enough trying to drink another Winter all alone
Love Love, Kiss Kiss, blah blah blah.


Well do you find you like to fall in love with people that you're never gonna meet?
It's easier than breaking up and crying in the street
Do you curse the happy couple? Do you cringe at wedding bells?
Do you drink up all the punch while you wish 'em all to hell-

Love Love, Kiss Kiss, blah blah blah.
You're making me sick, I wish you'd just stop showing off
For the rest of us that no one wants to love
It's hard enough trying to drink another Winter all alone
Love Love, Kiss Kiss, blah blah blah.

You can't escape this fatal case of melancholia
It's in your face, in every place you go it's stalking you
And there are days when we all say we feel we just can't go on
But you've felt this way all along

Love Love, Kiss Kiss, blah blah blah.
You're making me sick, I wish you'd just stop showing off
For the rest of us that no one wants to love
It's hard enough trying to drink another Winter all alone
Love Love, Kiss Kiss, blah blah blah.


XoXo
c.

2 comments:

Rachel Csaszar said...

I agree with the disgusting nature of Valentines Day! haha this song rings true in my life! By the way, thanks for reading and commenting on my blog, I'm glad I found yours because of it!

Cassie The Venomous said...

Ha-ha! "disgusting nature"-- I like that way of describing the essence of Valentine's day. Well, at least it's somewhat cool this year since it's proceeded by Friday the Thirteenth. And thank YOU for reading! I'm glad you like it!

XoXo
c.