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Riff: Spoon – “They Want My Soul”

Aug 5, 2014

Educated folk singers want my soul/Jonathon Fisk still wants my soul/I got nothing I want to say to ‘em/They got nothing left that I want

from They Want My Soul lyrics by Spoon

A straightforward title cut that essentially spells it out for you. But that doesn’t mean it’s a throwaway. The Jonathan Fisk character returns, but the twist is that the same guy who that’s based on is now a huge fan. So whether in hate or love he’s still in pursuit of what lies at the heart of Spoon.

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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