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Riff: Franz Ferdinand – “Fresh Strawberries”

Aug 27, 2013

We will soon be rotten/We will all be forgotten/Half remembered rumors of the old

from Fresh Strawberries lyrics by Franz Ferdinand

Using Wimbledon’s favorite fruit as a metaphor, Kapranos wishes he could believe in something which would make the fleetingness of life easier to swallow on a deceptively bleak number which blends the surf-pop harmonies of The Beach Boys with the classic Britpop of The Kinks; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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