Riff: MGMT – “Cool Song No. 2”

Sep 17, 2013

If you think that you’re free (free like a kite)/Watching as it flies by (spy the unknown)/Focus on the quiet oars/Tell me how far you’d go (go where you like)/Knowing your air won’t last

from Cool Song No. 2 lyrics by MGMT

If queued into “The Optimizer,” the visual project released with the LP, you’ll notice the same female, antlered, hi-heeled, walking 90’s screensaver, with lobster claws and shrimp-face seen in “Alien days.” There aren’t many better ways to showcase the discontent Van Wyngarden is plagued with here

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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