Song of the Day #1,965: ‘No Destruction’ – Foxygen

foxygen_no_destructionBest Songs of 2013 – #23

Foxygen’s ‘No Destruction’ is another song I discovered doing research for this countdown. I was immediately drawn to the Dylan-esque delivery and drunken musical backdrop.

This song also has a strong Velvet Underground vibe. Funny how many modern bands reach back to that era for inspiration. I guess up-and-comers are lucky to have half a century of rock-and-roll music to tap into. But it’s still tough to beat the 60s.

[Verse 1]
I’m sending you this photograph of me in my new car
But I hate to say I miss you cause you don’t need me anymore
You politely say I miss you but we know you don’t mean that anymore
Like when the toc tic finally caught you
Then you weaseled through the door
Through the door of consciousness

[Verse 2]
San Francisco
Oh you make it so
Oh you make it so long on me
Someone who smokes pot in the subway
Smokes pot in the subway with me
Oh destructo, you’re so destructive
Oh you so destructive to me

[Hook]
No destruction in the waking hour
No destruction in the waking window
No destruction in the waking hour
No corruption in the waking moonlight

[Verse 3]
I’m talking to my grandma who lost her arms in the war
The aliens and armory that bombed her cigar store
Now you think that I don’t know but I know you to know quite well
That I caught you sipping milkshakes in the parlor of the hotel
There’s no need to be an asshole, you’re not in Brooklyn anymore
You may take what you are given but you leave it on the floor
And I know you’re gonna try to take my big mouse
Take the panels off my greenhouse

[Verse 4]
Oh but the door of consciousness isn’t open anymore
Oh you think it’s over, oh you think it’s over to me
Someone who smokes pot in the subway
Pot in the subway with me
Oh destructo, you’re so destructive
Oh you so destructive to me

[Hook]

[Hook 2]
No destruction in the waking hour
No destruction in the waking window
No destruction, no destruction
No destruction…

One thought on “Song of the Day #1,965: ‘No Destruction’ – Foxygen

  1. Dana says:

    Whether it ve Dylan, the Stones or Lucinda Williams, nothing you like better than some whiskey soaked melancholy. So this falls right in your wheelhouse. I like it in limited doses, but never really go for a steady diet of this sound.

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