Riff: Alkaline Trio – “Midnight Blue”

Apr 2, 2013

And the pain, blew in just like a storm/And now it rains, and will forevermore

from Midnight Blue lyrics by Alkaline Trio

While “Midnight Blue” has all the typical catchiness one could desire from pop-punk, the unusually bland lyrics and reused metaphors – “my pain is like the rain, so I shall rhyme the two” – distract and bore – especially in this lyric-centric genre; [LISTING].

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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