Song of the Day #2,695: ‘Obstacle 1’ – Interpol

interpol_turn_on_bright_lightsInterpol is a post-punk alternative band out of New York City that has been off my radar completely. They are often compared to Joy Division, but I have to admit I’m not very familiar with Joy Division either.

2002’s Turn On the Bright Lights is Interpol’s debut album and remains their best received, both commercially and critically.

The clips I’ve heard have promise but not quite enough promise for me to pursue things any further. There’s a sloppiness to the songs I’ve heard that doesn’t work for me.

[Verse]
I wish I could eat the salt off your last faded lips
We can cap the old times make playing only logical harm
We can cap the old times make playing that nothing else will change
But she can read, she can read, she can read, she can read, she’s bad
She can read, she can read, she can read, she’s bad
Oh, she’s bad

[Chorus]
But it’s different now that I’m poor and aging
I’ll never see this face again
You go stabbing yourself in the neck

[Verse]
We can find new ways of living make playing only logical harm
And we can top the old times, clay-making that nothing else will change
But she can read, she can read, she can read, she can read, she’s bad
She can read, she can read, she can read, she’s bad
Oh, she’s bad

[Chorus 2x]
It’s different now that I’m poor and aging
I’ll never see this place again
You go stabbing yourself in the neck

[Bridge]
It’s in the way that she posed
It’s in the things that she puts in my head
Her stories are boring and stuff
She’s always calling my bluff
She puts the, she puts the weights into my little heart
And she gets in my room and she takes it apart
She puts the weights into my little heart
I said she puts the weights into my little heart

She packs it away (8x)

It’s in the way that she walks
Her heaven is never enough
She puts the weights in my heart
She puts, oh she puts the weights into my little heart

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,695: ‘Obstacle 1’ – Interpol

  1. Dana says:

    I hear some Bowie in this song, but not as good.

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