Song of the Day #3,531: ‘5’ – Ultraspank

Finding 31 numbered songs wasn’t easy, especially because my goal was to have as broad a range of genres and voices as possible.

It would have been quite simple if I’d embraced heavy metal, as those bands seem to have recorded a song for just about every number. I don’t know if that’s a hallmark of the genre or a coincidence, but if you want to hear angry white men shouting numbers, you are in luck. It’s like Sesame Street in hell.

I decided to spare you, and myself, by ruling out the metal genre for all but today’s SOTD. I figured I’d throw the metal heads a bone, though, and feature Ultraspank’s ‘5,’ the most melodic and tolerable numbered metal song I could find.

5

Falling apart
I’m sickening
I’m sickening
Losing my heart
I’m sickening
I’m sickening
Retract
Trying to forget
Trying to protect

5

Crawling this far
I’m sickening
I’m sickening
Soiled and scarred
I’m sickening
I’m sickening
Retract
Lying to subject
Dying to collect

5

I’m coming apart
Finally
Maybe this time I’ll forget about you
I’ve tried
But you keep coming back
Retract

5

I’m coming apart

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3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,531: ‘5’ – Ultraspank

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    This is the most melodic and tolerable of the heavy metal number songs, huh? Let’s move on to 6…

  2. willedare says:

    I just read an interview with John Lennon (when he was older and maybe had done some therapy?) about how much of the way he presented himself in the world as a child and teen and young adult (a bit tough, rebellious, the kind of person his friends’ parents worried about their children interacting with…) was simply a response to his feeling the loss of his father, to not growing up with two parents, to resenting families which were more intact than his had been. Somehow I think of this as I watch and listen to these talented young men thrash and scream their songs — amplified to volumes that are probably damaging their own hearing and also the hearing of their fans…

  3. Peg says:

    I choose not to listen to today’s song if you could call it that.

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