Riff: Alkaline Trio – “One Last Dance”

Apr 2, 2013

You rolled in like a storm and brought the rain/Showered me with scorn and all your pain

from One Last Dance lyrics by Alkaline Trio

As if reusing the rhyming milquetoast “rain/pain” gig wasn’t enough, or the main title and theme wasn’t overdone, YouTube is abuzz about a fan-submitted demo with the same exact chords, title and lyrical theme. Pop-punk is nothing if not repetitive, but this is too much; [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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