Riff: Troye Sivan – “Happy Little Pill”

Aug 6, 2014

Like a rock, afloat/Sweating conversations, seeping to my bones/Four walls are not enough,/I’ll take a dip into/The unknown, the unknown

from Happy Little Pill lyrics by Troye Sivan

The kind of¬†highly polished cautionary tale that may actually end up promoting the problem rather than preventing it. Clearly a stab at drug culture, but the opulent sounds that fall from its crevice are tailor-made for the type of lifestyle he’s fighting against. Good intent, but incredibly¬†naive.

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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