When I think of a band, it’s not the music that stands out to me the most, it’s the lyrics. Don’t get me wrong, I love jamming to a good beat that comes with, but I’ll keep the music appreciation to the musicians and music majors in college. As a writer, the words they sing speak louder and mean the most. Thus, I’ve decided to start a weekly blog post called “Unforgettable Lyrics.” I’ll post ten of the best lyrics of a band, any band, whether they’re performing or have long since made their run.
The band formerly known as The Scene Aesthetic, renamed Prince Of Spain in 2013, got their start through posting songs on MySpace – which we all know is literally ancient history now. The duo of Andrew de Torres and Eric Kimberlin have been featured in The Wall Street Journal and Rolling Stone. Most of their music tends to be on the more acoustic side, really letting the lyrics I’m about to share hit home with how slow and hard-hitting the music is.
- “I know that I have my own flaws/But they just build my motivation.” (So Peter, You’ve Become A Pirate)
- “I’ve started to pick myself up, ’cause I’ve fallen too far to admit.” (Call It A Lullaby)
- “Sing me a song, tell me about/The things you’re dealing with lately/Sing to me lies, let them linger/Inside of me.” (The Alamo Is No Place For Dancing)
- “I’ll take you back to when you/Remembered how you used to/Just live your life a little for me.” (Beauty In The Breakdown)
- “When times are hard, when things go bad/Regardless, I am here/When your whole world is crumbling/I promise to stay near.” (This Is A Suitable Valedictorian)
- “Finding faith is what I need to take the chances I must take/Before my heart begins to break.” (Yellow Birds And Coal Mines)
- “Look in my eyes, tell me that I lie.” (The Man I Am)
- “Wait for your time it will come and you will realize just how special you are/There’s not enough hate in the world to bring you down.” (Humans)
- “My dear our hearts have gotten good at pumping cheap new lust into our young veins.” (Come What May)
- “Don’t ever worry/You are never alone in this.” (Red Rover)