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Sunday Song.

February 12, 2012

I discovered The Mountain Goats when blue milk posted about their rather glorious rant at Lego for being sexist. It turns out, their songs are awesome too. I particularly love ‘You were cool’. It’s about bullying and regrets and growing up and solidarity. The idea of thinking someone is brilliant but never quite being brave enough to say it really resonates with me.

 

Lyrics…

this is a song with the same four chords
I use most of the time
when I’ve got something on my mind
and I don’t want to squander the moment
trying to come up with a more complicated riff
to say what i want to saypeople were mean to you
but i always thought you were cool
clicking down the concrete hallways
in your spiked heels
back in high school

it’s good to be young but let’s not kid ourselves
it’s better to pass on through those years and come out the other side
with our hearts still beating
having stared down demons
come back breathing

people were mean to you
but i always thought you were cool
clicking down the concrete hallways
in your spiked heels
back in high school

you deserved better than you got
someone’s got to say it sometime because it’s true
people should have told you you were awesome
instead of taking advantage of you
I hope you love you life like I love mine
I hope the painful memories only flex their power over you a little of the time
we held on to hope of better days coming
and when we did we were right
i hope the people who did you wrong
have trouble sleeping at night

people were mean to you
but i always thought you were cool
clicking down the concrete hallways
in your spiked heels
back in high school

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