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Riff: Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa – “Payphone”

Dec 26, 2012

All those fairy tales are full of shit/One more fucking love song, I’ll be sick

from Payphone lyrics by Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

“Payphone” is a solid pop jam of “happy-ever-after” skepticism, achieving earworm status even when parodied. Wiz Khalifa disappoints in his erroneous cameo, though – the “rapped bridge” formula is lazy, forcing the guest to both shine and relate it to the song for it to work – Wiz fails at both.

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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