Eminem goes vintage, old school block letter berzerk, Dave Stewart dances with Western text and clowns, Coldplay reaches for the stars and more, in week the 37th of the week’s best lyric videos. No subtitles allowed.

Eminem – ‘Berzerk

Why the sound of the insertion of the cassette tape into this old school ghetto blaster is muted is the most frustrating part of Slim Shady’s comeback push. We miss physical media. Though it’s quickly forgotten as the overt Beastie Boys homage hits hard, block letters coming at y’all like a sabotage, as the dude works in everything from a menstrual joke to a Kendrick plug in chase of “vintage Slim” and the “art of MCin’:”

That’s why my pen needs a pad cause my rhymes on the ra-aag
Just like I did with addiction I’m ’bout to kick it
Like a magician, critics I turn to crickets
Got ’em still on the fence whether to picket

Coldplay – ‘Atlas

The kings of weepy willow rock return to their Parachutes roots to score a mood for the Hunger Games nerd set, while this astral animation bobs and weaves through galactic hopes and dreams with glorious amounts of eye candy. Hold out for the dragon chase:

Some far away
Some search for gold
Some dragon to slay
Heaven we hope
Is just up the road

Gojira – ‘Liquid Fire

Though dropped last year, one of the french metal band’s finest, “Liquid Fire,” from L’Enfant Sauvage is getting the official lyric video release, paired with epic black and white contrast bombed photos of their best arena attacks, while the lyrics come in nice and clean with the subtext approach at the bottom of the screen. For a track advocating “Intelligence of heart as only guidance,” it works seamlessly:

This is no fiction, we’ve come to an end now
Our conviction untouched, we build a life straight
Intelligence of heart as only guidance
Infinite power lies all around us and in the heart

Evan Weiss – ‘New North-Side Air

Into It. Over It. statesman, Evan Weiss, opens this confessional new jam from his new unadorned record in uber chill fashion, on a stool, in somebody’s backyard it seems, getting his Benjamin Gibbard on as “bad habit” transformational sentiments take over the screen, forcing the singer into a whirling blur of clever nostalgia:

That’s my problem with fear
Always tossing and turning
Hung up on aging
But letting my age start to show
I’ve let myself go again
Here I go again

Dave Stewart – ‘Drugs Taught Me a Lesson

Acclaimed English rocker, like many an acclaimed English rockers before him, had a bout with drug addiction, and was lucky enough to come out ahead, in which he narrates unapologetically that “he learned it the hard way,” as an epically slow-mo shot of his ghostly mug rolls behind a western font, and for added cryptic, creepy measure, shots of frightening clowns dancing:

Drugs taught me a lesson
How to lose control
Drugs taught me a lesson
Just how to lose my soul
And that’s one hard lesson to learn