Riff: Mac DeMarco – “Ode To Viceroy”

Jan 9, 2013

Viceroy, don’t take me for a fool now/I’m only trying to calm down/Just trying to keep it cool

from Ode To Viceroy lyrics by Mac DeMarco

On an album full of honest reflection, gut-wrenching emotion, and heartbreaking vulnerability, it’s refreshing to hear a more lighthearted moment from DeMarco. To pen an ode to your favorite brand of cigarettes is a testament to the idea that a quick smoke break is all you need to bring it all back.

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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