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Riff: Atoms for Peace – “Amok”

Feb 25, 2013

They court disaster/I’m trying to be a thought killer/A penny for you thoughts my love

from Amok lyrics by Atoms for Peace

Part of Fela‘s appeal was his ability to hold court, creating an atmosphere conducive to his message. Having drawn from that style, Yorke certainly creates a subtle milieu all unto himself. His lyrics tend to drone on monotonously, but that’s by design. He wants it to resonate like an echo; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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