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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