Song of the Day #3,182: ‘Hot Thoughts’ – Spoon

I first encountered the Austin-based indie rock band Spoon after the release of their fifth studio album, 2005’s Gimme Fiction. Their spare, crisp sound and founder Britt Daniel’s raspy vocals made up one of my favorite releases of that year.

I’ve mostly kept up with the band since, missing out on just one of their releases in the past decade. Spoon is one of those bands whose work I always love when I play it, but whose music I seldom play.

That didn’t stop me from snatching up their latest album, released just last week. Hot Thoughts has been described as a lush departure from the band’s usual minimalist approach. The few tracks I’ve sampled so far have the same winning alchemy as their previous work, even with a few more instruments added to the mix.

[Verse 1]
Hot thoughts melt in my mind
Could be your accent mixing with mine
You got me uptight, twisting inside
Hot thoughts all in my mind and all of the time, babe

[Chorus 1]
Hot thoughts all in my mind and all of the time, yeah
Hot thoughts all in, all in my mind all of the time
(Woo!)

[Verse 2]
Your teeth shining so white
Light up this side street in Shibuya tonight
Hot thoughts melting my cool
Is it your motion signaling cues
Hot thoughts all in my mind and all of the time
You must be trouble for sure

[Chorus 2]
Hot thoughts all in my mind and all of the time, yeah
(Oh oh, oh oh oh)
I tell it to you slow when I want you to know
(Oh oh, oh oh oh)
Hot thoughts all in, all in my mind all of the time

[Bridge]
Took time off from my kingdom
Took a break from the war
Took time off from my kingdom
Raise up my creatures
Diamonds from space
Pure facets and features
Last drag drug from your lips
Making you think how good it was to let baby kiss ’em
And those hot thoughts melting your cool
(All on my mind and all of the time)
Could be that motion signaling cues
You’ve got

[Chorus 3]
Hot thoughts all in your mind all of the time, yeah
(Oh oh, oh oh oh)
All that do my rhyme maketh you mine, yeah
(Oh oh, oh oh oh)
You know, I think all, I think all your love is enough

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,182: ‘Hot Thoughts’ – Spoon

  1. Dana says:

    I’m sure you’ve featured Spoon before, but I don’t recall them.

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