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Riff: Savages – “City’s Full”

May 2, 2013

Your serious eyes/Dehumanize/What you wanted was never sad/Who blew the flames out of your eyes/Why do you treat yourself so bad

from City's Full lyrics by Savages

The weakest lightening rod on an album full of ‘em sees Beth wax wincingly poetic about city girls and their ‘sissy pretty love’. An androgynous line about stretch marks and eye-wrinkles chases healthy body image psyches. Though the feedback and howling anger feel painted black for black’s sake.

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' Editor-in-Chief. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

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