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Riff: Tame Impala – “Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control”

Dec 27, 2012

Every man is happy until/Happiness is suddenly a goal

A mouthful of a title, but an apt one. Parker croons, half sedated, over a rhythm that teeters the cohesive line. His feelings are torn, and while he expresses pain he tactfully underlines the whole thing with a muted sense of optimism.

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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