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Riff: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Slave”

Apr 17, 2013

On my own/You keep me, you keep me/On the throne/Heads down all day/Come feed on your love

from Slave lyrics by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Lacing all the best muscles of the YYYs – Karen O’s punk-whore provocations, Nick Zinner’s angular guitar jabs and Brian Chase’s cult clattering – the beast’s breath hypnotizes here, a sadistic, self-depracting, acerbic A-side animal battling the age-old struggle between master and slave; [LISTEN].

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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