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Riff: Iggy and The Stooges – “Ready to Die”

Apr 30, 2013

I’m shooting for the sky/Because I’m ready to die/Die, die

from Ready to Die lyrics by The Stooges

This classic rock chugger spells out Iggy’s “depression” and willingness to meet his end with literal images, such as his “skin wearing thin.” His “judgmental hatred for the world” around him may be bleak, but it’s real; [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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