Riff: Wavves – “Hippies is Punks”

Jun 14, 2013

Misery’s a funny feeling/You always leave me with the feeling/I’m wasting my whole life

from Hippies is Punks lyrics by Wavves

“Hippies” is the Afraid of Heights’ most surf-side-of-Weezer track – possibly why it didn’t make the American cut. Williams’ voice and spiteful recollection of “why (he) hate(s) you again” differ from Cuomo’s style, but it’s still alarmingly unoriginal.

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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