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Jens Lekman – The End of the World Is Bigger Than Love

Jul
31
posted by tommy


A great man once told me that a great lyricist will write what they know. For example:

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that’s bursting into life

When I hear these lyrics from Snow Patrol I don’t feel like they’ve been months or years in the making. They were probably knocked out over ten minutes in front of a keyboard. They’re just so broad and wishy washy. By contrast, Jens Lekman sings about beautifully discrete situations. They’re so specific that it’s near impossible that they’re not based on the real experiences of our friend Jens. He has a new song out (it’s been three years Jens, how about a new album big guy?). The melody and the lyrics are worthy of high praise.

Jens Lekman – The End of the World Is Bigger Than Love

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