Song of the Day #3,142: ‘Shut Up Kiss Me’ – Angel Olsen

angel_olsenI featured an Angel Olsen song on the blog back in March of 2014 and didn’t give her another thought until she showed up on this year’s Pazz & Jop poll at #12 on the albums list and #13 on the singles list.

Olsen is a St. Louis-born singer-songwriter who reminds me a bit of Courtney Barnett. 2016’s My Woman is her fourth full-length release.

‘Shut Up Kiss Me’ is the album’s second single and it’s not bad. But not good enough to send me in search of her other songs, either.

I ain’t hanging up this time
I ain’t giving up tonight
Even if you walk around
As though you think you’re right
At your worst you still believe
It’s worth the fight

I could make it all go away
Tell me what you think
And don’t delay
We could still be having some
Sweet memories
This heart still beats for you
Why can’t you see?

[Chorus]
Shut up kiss me
Hold me tight
Shut up kiss me
Hold me tight
Stop your crying
It’s alright
Shut up kiss me
Hold me tight

Stop pretending I’m not there
When it’s clear I’m not going anywhere
If I’m out of sight then take another look around
I’m still out there hoping to be found

[Chorus]
Shut up kiss me
Hold me tight
Shut up kiss me
Hold me tight
Stop your crying
It’s alright
Shut up kiss me
Hold me tight
Shut up kiss me
Hold me tight

I could make it all disappear
You could feed me all of your fears
We could end all this pain right here
We could rewind all of those tears

I could take it down to the floor
You don’t have to feel it anymore
A love so real that it can’t be ignored
It’s all over baby but I’m still young
I’m still young

[Chorus]
Shut up kiss me
Hold me tight
Shut up kiss me
Hold me tight
Stop your crying
It’s alright
Shut up kiss me
Hold me tight
Shut up kiss me
Hold me tight

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,142: ‘Shut Up Kiss Me’ – Angel Olsen

  1. Dana says:

    In your last post on her, you noted that her songs might work just as well if done acoustically. I had that same thought listening to this one. I’m just not crazy about the production of her music.

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