Riff: Spoon – “I Just Don’t Understand”

Aug 5, 2014

Well you say that you need me/Like an ocean needs sand/But the way you mistreat me/I just don’t understand

from I Just Don't Understand lyrics by Spoon

Cover songs – not only is it hard to get past the original but throw in the Beatles, who had a firm handle on the fuzz in fuzz rock, then you have an even greater task in front of you. It’s a bit polished, but the off melodies and multiple layers add body, which gives it just enough to stand on its own.

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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