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Riff: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Buried Alive”

Apr 17, 2013

Free yourself/ That leash is long, long, long

from Buried Alive lyrics by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

All that James Murphy touches does not turn to gold. The same holds true for Kool Keith alter-ego, Dr. Octagon, the extraterrestrial time-traveling gynecologist rapper. Despite its biting, tactile imagery fighting in the name of artistic freedom, this cross-over B-side is frustratingly out of place.

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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