Crush'd (formerly Awkward)

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Crush'd (formerly Awkward)

Postby crbrazil » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:17 am

When I was eight years old,
Before puberty took hold,
I thought I'd end up beside a princess bride
And love was indivisible.
Never mind how my taste reflects
A disturbing oedipal complex,
It's not awkward girl,
The compliments are coming next.

You're no witch,
You're no wench,
You're like Bjork with better fashion sense,
So I phone 50-Cents
And I'm building up my confidence.
Respect to your work,
You're an artist, I'm a silly jerk.
I think that dynamic could work.

So work it.

I have a total crush on you, baby
And I can't let it go, oh no.
I have a total crush on you, baby
Baby, if only I could let you know.

When we spoke, no joke
I started shedding slutty girls like snakeskin,
My collection acquired through shallow misdirection
And as I drive tonight,
West coast sky daring me to try,
I feel alive tonight,
The possibility that I'm your guy.

Though I suffer from dyslexia
And mild manorexia,
My hair cannot commit to one popular genre of music
And though they all claim
That a girl can't take her boy's last name
Or end up divorced and estranged.

I'm counting on you.

I have a total crush on you, baby
And I can't let it go, oh no.
I have a total crush on you, baby
Baby, if only I could...

Your other suitors are no poets
They're only actors who can play guitar
Have I won your heart?
They're not students or screenwriters
They're only models that they taught to read
Love, would you agree?

I have a total crush on you, baby.
And I can't let it go, oh no
I have a total crush on you, baby
Baby, if only I could...

Quite sure you love me, Sherri
Quite sure I love you too
We'll each should make a verbal agreement
To only kiss each other
Because one time, beneath the sky
Outside my New York pigsty
I saw a vision of you and I

Ha ha!

Did it hurt?
Did it hurt?
Did it hurt when you fell from heaven, girl?

Did it hurt?
Did it hurt?
Did it hurt when you fell from heaven, girl?

La dada dada da da
La dada da da
La dada dada da da
La dada da da
was i born to sink into this couch

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Re: Crush'd (formerly Awkward)

Postby steveo » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:32 pm

It's about his wife, Sherri
Image
Oh, I'll be around to pick your pretty heart right off the ground when all this
fucking fashion brings you down.
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Re: Crush'd (formerly Awkward)

Postby Mailliw » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:28 am

steveo wrote:It's about his wife, Sherri


10 points for stating the obvious :-P

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Re: Crush'd (formerly Awkward)

Postby Norgan » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:48 am

Kind of hard not to with this song. Nothing is hidden, and he's saying everything he wants to say, leaving out no meaning. You can look at the stylistic change, compared to all of the older, darker, metaphorical music of his, as kind of a metaphor itself. The whole medium is the message kind of thing. What this song truly has going for it is its sincerity and its catchy melodies... and I don't mean that in a bad way at all. I love this song because it doesn't over complicate the message.
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Re: Crush'd (formerly Awkward)

Postby Mailliw » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:39 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO9QsZRqbXo

Video from Baltimore last november. The sound quality is perfect. And the concert is 3 days after the cd came out. Not including the NY show on the day of release it was the first show they played after it came out. Its my favorite SA video of all time so I had to share.

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Re: Crush'd (formerly Awkward)

Postby david_style6 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:58 pm

I'm still trying to figure out the
"la da da da da da da la da da da da"
what could it possibly mean?! theres something hidden behind it for sure!!!
I miss you, girl. You're all that makes me true.

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Re: Crush'd (formerly Awkward)

Postby Norgan » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:06 pm

david_style6 wrote:I'm still trying to figure out the
"la da da da da da da la da da da da"
what could it possibly mean?! theres something hidden behind it for sure!!!


Definitely a reference to the ATC song. Definitely.
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Re: Crush'd (formerly Awkward)

Postby transylvanian » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:06 pm

This is as simple as SA get, vs. the sheer weirdness of something like "Belt" or "Mara and Me," a straight-up love song, and a pretty cutesy one at that. It's about Sherri, their love, and its all-comsuming nature, and also about saying, "Fuck it, I want this to happen." That is, abandoning the safety nets, the "slutty girls," and "daring to try" to love, as opposed to being a hermit, like in "Chia-Like," etc.

The "Timbaland song" production gives the vocal interjections extra punch, i.e. "You're so fly!" For all its Idiosyncrasies, you'd think the song'd be too personal to have a wide-range appeal. But it's like Weezer's Pinkerton, I guess, in that the details are what gives it chutzpah.
Love, it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you.
It will set you free. Be more like the man you were made to be.
There is a design, an alignment, a cry of my heart to see
the beauty of love as it was meant to be.
Mumford & Sons


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