Riff: The Flaming Lips – “Peace Sword (Open Your Heart)”

Nov 27, 2013

I was trained to ignore your pain/Open your heart to me/I trade the sun of its light/Open your heart, you’ll see

from Peace Sword (Open Your Heart) lyrics by The Flaming Lips

A bit more melancholy than “Yoshimi” or “Do You Realize?,” “Open Your Heart” is still a candy-colored, all-inclusive party that’s vague without too much pandering. Judging by the movie, its acceptance into Ender’s Game’s OST (unlike the rest of its EP) seems like a red flag, but ignore that; [LISTEN].

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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