Riff: Alkaline Trio – “Kiss You to Death”

Apr 2, 2013

I miss taking out the trash/I miss your face, I miss your cat

from Kiss You To Death lyrics by Alkaline Trio

“Kiss You to Death” has all the gusto pop-punk has to offer: power-ballad choruses with upbeat, “skankable” two-step verses. But the generic catch-all messages fall flat, save for the featured lyric. Where is the “old place,” Matt Skiba? Way to put listeners into a specific scene; [LISTEN].

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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