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Riff: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Under The Earth”

Apr 7, 2013

Twelve tongues put a hex on you/Small mouths don’t dare to shout out/No fun for a night out

from Under the Earth lyrics by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

KO‘s femme-fatale provocations just get tamer and tamer over the years to the point where the YYYs’ new hippie-choir hell Stones posturing makes this love witchcraft slow-swell akin to that frustrated dream y’all have when you can’t land a punch; a seedy Lynchian tale that’s all woodblock and no bite.

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' resident Content Guru. 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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