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Riff: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Area 52″

Apr 17, 2013

You must taste our violent fuzz/Your wars are of no use to us/You cannot fix what never was/Let it go, have your day/The media is on its way

from Area 52 lyrics by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

KO boasts this alien-themed banger contains some of the “funnest lyrics [she's] ever written, since, maybe ‘Art Star‘.” And it’s entertaining, true, with its galactic conversation between man and alien. But certainly nowhere near capturing the mic-felatio, social commentary, velocity of YYYs past.

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' Editor-in-Chief. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

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