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Maps

 

Sometimes a song finds its way into my head, a cunning little earworm that just won’t go away.

And often I hate it. I look for other catchy pieces to replace it. I deliberately sing other things I know well. I will do anything to break its spell.

But not this one. I welcome it with open arms. When it comes up on my gym play list I smile to myself and no doubt look a little insane as I mouth the words.

I like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and have done so since first hearing them way back in the mid 2000s. Apart from their compelling simple-jangly-but-great indie sound I have to admit I am drawn to the voice and striking appearance of singer Karen O. But nothing they have done quite enchants me like this track.

Once again I have been singing it all morning, so I thought it would be perfect to share with you as one of the ‘songs I like but you might not know’ series.

 

PS If you want to know the reason why it is called Maps then read the Wikipedia entry for the song – which also explains her tears in the video. Perhaps that moves me too.

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‘Maps’ written by Brian Chase / Karen Lee Orzolek / Nicholas Joseph Zinner and performed by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

This post © the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Maps
Pack up
I’m strayed
Enough
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Oh say say say
Oh say say say
Oh say say say
Oh say say say
Oh say say say
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Wait, they don’t love you like I love you
Wait, they don’t love you like I love you
Maps
Wait, they don’t love you like I love you
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Made off
Don’t stray
My kind’s your kind
I’ll stay the same
Pack up
Don’t stray
Oh say say say
Oh say say say
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Wait, they don’t love you like I love you
Wait, they don’t love you like I love you
Maps
Wait, they don’t love you like I love you
 
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Posted by on May 23, 2018 in Music

 

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