this is just my modern rock song

January 30, 2010

I’m not as sad as Dostoevsky,
I’m not as clever as Mark Twain,
I’ll only buy a book for the way it looks,
And then I stick it on the shelf again.

Now I could tell you what I’m thinking,
But it never seems to do you good,
It’s beyond me what a girl can see,
I’m only lucid when I’m writing songs.

This is just a modern rock song,
This is just a sorry lament,
We’re four boys in corduroys,
We’re not terrific but we’re competent.

Stevie’s full of good intentions,
Richards into rock ‘n’ roll,
Stuart’s staying in and he thinks it’s a sin,
That he has to leave the house at all.

This is just a modern rock song,
This is just a tender affair,
I count “three, four” and then we start to slow,
Because a song has got to stop somewhere.

~Belle and Sebastian, This Is Just A Modern Rock Song

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