Compelling Couplets

rifke

team bougatsa
Your boyfriend he went down on one knee
Well could it be he's only got one knee

I love the childishly pragmatic surliness of those lines

And this even though it isn't a couplet and I'm not quite sure of the line breaks:

I never wanted to kill, I am not naturally evil
Such things I do just to make myself more attractive to you
Have I failed
 

Gregor Samsa

I straighten up, and my position is one of hope.
Reading these, it's really obvious what a massive, unsurpassed genius of a poet he is. It's so easy to take it for granted, but seeing his words like this really makes me appreciate his craft.
 
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Reading these, it's really obvious what a massive, unsurpassed genius of a poet he is. It's so easy to take it for granted, but seeing his words like this really makes me appreciate his craft.
I agree and really I think the lyrics of his last few albums have been really strong. I don’t buy that he’s somehow declined lyrically in his later years
 

Light Housework

Hunchback of Solow
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I do believe that
The more you give your love
And I do believe that
The more you give your trust
The more you give your trust
And the more you give your love
The more you're bound to lose
The more you're bound to lose
 
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Cornish Alba

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When you cycled by,
here began all my dreams.

We are here,
your worst fear. (Early demo lyrics to Nobody loves us)

Your face is as mean,
as your life has been.
 
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Where taxi drivers never stop talking

under slate grey Victorian sky

not the most profound lyric but it’s the one that always stands out to even more so than the opening line which is also pretty good
 

Gregor Samsa

I straighten up, and my position is one of hope.
I agree and really I think the lyrics of his last few albums have been really strong. I don’t buy that he’s somehow declined lyrically in his later years
I think the lyrics lacked quite a bit on WP and LIHS (although there are exceptions), but he really stepped his game up on IANADOAC. The lyrics to River, Secret and Hurling are some of his best in many years.
 
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I think the lyrics lacked quite a bit on WP and LIHS (although there are exceptions), but he really stepped his game up on IANADOAC. The lyrics to River, Secret and Hurling are some of his best in many years.
I don’t agree there but I became a fan later and find I’m not looking for some of the things older fans are looking for
 
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