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Chapel Song by We Are Augustines

So here’s my take on the meaning of the Chapel Song lyrics.

It’s about a guy who has lost the love of his life.

photo from official video and meaning of the lyrics of chapel song by we are augustinesHe could have kept her, but he just couldn’t bring himself to get married. He wasn’t ready. So she marries someone else and he’s at the wedding. Part of him is devastated that he has missed his shot with her. The other part of him is understands too well the fear he would have felt had he been the one walking down the church aisle.

There’s his girl, going into the chapel to get married, walking down the aisle. And aisle that would have felt like a mile if he had been walking down to get married, so now he’s shaking like a leaf. That is how he thought he’d feel getting married. That he’d be stuck lying to everyone about how happy he was, when, in fact, the handshakes he would have given all the guest at the reception wouldn’t have been real – because he’d no longer be himself. He’d be caught up in a marriage.

Later, he describes himself as a bowl full of bruised fruit, inside a chapel of shiny apples. Everyone is fresh about this new venture into marriage. But not him. He’s lost her – merely because of his fear of marriage. He’s the ruined one.

Finally the wedding is over. Everyone steps outside. He doesn’t want to think about her wedding. It’s a bright blue sky. He has a future to look forward to that doesn’t deal with being married to her. But he doesn’t want to look at the photographs of the happy bride. The woman who could have been his. He keeps reminding himself that it’s a bright blue sky.

This is a beautiful song about a love lost.

Chapel Song
by We Are Augustines

There goes my girl
into the chapel
Now she’s walking down the aisle
And it feels just like a mile
And I shake, shake, shake like a leaf
And I’m lying, lying, lying through my teeth
I got a pocketful of hand shakes
And it don’t mean nothing.

There goes my girl
into the chapel
Now she’s walking down the aisle
And her man begins to smile
And I shake, shake, shake like a leaf
And I’m lying, lying, lying through my teeth
I’m a bowl of bruised fruit
Inside a chapel of shiny apples

Tear up the photograph
‘Cause it’s a bright blue sky
Tear up the photograph
‘Cause it’s a bright blue sky
Tear up the photograph
‘Cause it’s a bright blue sky
Tear up the photograph
‘Cause it’s a bright blue sky
‘Cause it’s a bright blue sky
‘Cause it’s a bright blue sky

Chapel Song

by We Are Augustines

The Making of Chapel Song

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Roy’s Tune by Fontaines D.C.

This is a damned good song.

photo from the official video of Roy's Tune by Fontaines D.C.

The lyrics to Roy’s Tune, by Fontaines D.C., have already been explained by the band’s guitarist, Conor Curley (see below), who was the primary writer for the song. The only thing missing from his description is the explanation for “I hate the way they use her,” but things seem cleared up in the official video. A man who is struggling with work, watches his child and imagines how life will be for her – and with the state of the world as it is, he isn’t feeling very hopeful.

Roy’s Tune

by Fontaines D.C.

The breeze in the night time would kill you stone dead
It was the message I heard when the company said,
“There is no warning and there is no future.”
I like the way they treat me but I hate the way they use her….
I hate the way they use her


I never really read
I spent the day in bed
And my hair was red
And my eyes weren’t dead
I was a cool, cool kid on the curbstone scene
And the lights in my eyes they were evergreen….
Like you’ve never seen.

The breeze in the night time would kill you stone dead
It was the message I heard when the company said,
“There is no warning, and there is no future.”
I like the way they treat me but I hate the way they use her…
I hate the way they use….

Well I never really read
I spent the day in bed
And my hair was red
And my eyes weren’t dead
I was a cool, cool kid on the curbstone scene
And the lights in my eyes they were evergreen…
Just like you’ve never seen before.

They said the breeze in the night time would kill you stone dead
It was the message I heard when the company said,
“There is no warning, there’s no future.”
I like the way they treat me but I hate the way they use her…
I hate the way they use…

Hey love

Hey love

Are you hanging on?

Hey love

Hey love

Are you hanging on?
Are you hanging on?


According to WeAllWantSomeone.org:

“Roy’s Tune” was written primarily by guitarist Conor Curley who provides this background about the song’s origin:

It’s sung to Ireland – from a mindset of frustration, depression, and a loss of innocence.

I used to work in the service industry, at a small burrito place in Dublin, and I’d walk home at night because I couldn’t afford public transportation. Grian [Chattan, lead singer] and I didn’t have any money, so we were sharing a double-size bed in the same converted office block. One night on my way home I was walking by The George, which is the biggest gay nightclub in Dublin, and a guy was getting kicked out by the bouncers. He kept yelling at them, “I’m gonna kill you stone dead!” and that turn of phrase stuck out to me.

A couple years back the EU awarded Ireland €14 billion in back taxes from Apple, but the government here refuses to do anything with the money out of fear Apple will move their headquarters. They care more about a giant corporation than the people of our country, and all we can do is sit there and take it.

We wanted this to be a moment of reflection on the album. We included this song with the purpose of showing our intent as a band and as Songwriters. We intend to explore whatever emotions or ideas we see, not just make ‘another post-punk album’.

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Time To Pretend by MGMT

I love MGMT. They seem to understand one thing better than most people – and they don’t mind calling us out on it – life is full of stupid adults doing stupid things. They make fun of us. And they don’t hesitate to make fun of themselves, either.

Lyrics and Meaning of the song, Time To Pretend, by MGMT.

Time to Pretend is about these two young adults just breaking into this new stage of their life: “I’m feeling rough, I’m feeling raw, I’m in the prime of my life.” They ask the question: “What else can we do? Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute?” As if that option is absolutely absurd for them.

Which, in fact, it is… they’re way too talented

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Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand – Primitive Radio Gods

The layers in this song.  No emotions are strong enough to explain this song.  Even the words… they don’t do it justice.  It’s the mood. Primitive Radio Gods standing outside a broken phone booth with money in my handJust listen:

Jan lays down and wrestles in her sleep
Moonlight spills on comic books
And superstars in magazines
An old friend calls and tells us where to meet
Her plane takes off from Baltimore
And touches down on Bourbon Street

We sit outside and argue all night long
About a god we’ve never seen
But never fails to side with me
Sunday comes and all the papers say
Ma Teresa’s joined the mob
And happy with her full time job

Do do do do doo do

Am I alive or thoughts that drift away
Does summer come for everyone
Can humans do as prophets say
And if I die before I learn to speak
Can money pay for all the days I lived awake
But half asleep

Do do do do doo do x 2

A life is time, they teach us growing up
The seconds ticking killed us all
A million years before the fall
You ride the waves and don’t ask where they go
You swim like lions through the crest
And bathe yourself on zebra flesh

I’ve been downhearted baby
I’ve been downhearted baby
Ever since the day we met

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In Excelsis Deo by There Will Be Fireworks

New Christmas songs that aren’t cutesy and irritating – and aren’t remakes of the old good chorals – are hard to come by. And until now, there’s probably never been a seasonal Christmas song that could be added to a non-seasonal playlist.  Enter the song In Excelsis Deo by the Glasgow-based band There Will Be Fireworks.In Excelsis Deo by There Will Be Fireworks

What’s so brilliant about this song is the way it actually captures the mood we get when we go home for Christmas.  That special mood where the world has kind of stopped and you’re taken back in time to

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Kids by MGMT

MGMT has been deemed a “Brooklyn psychedelics” band, but the talent of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Vanwyngarden shouldn’t be put into one slot. Yes, there’s some funky sounding music going on here, but it isn’t just noise for the head. There are words in some of their songs (reference Time to Pretend) that make fun of things, that say, “Look, sit up and stop being so stupid.” This is one of those songs.

MGMT Kids - song meaning with lyrics and a link to the official video.

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Missed the Boat by Modest Mouse

Good Lord.

If there was ever a song to listen to after these elections. No matter which way you voted or didn’t vote.

Whenever I’m irritated at myself or other people (which is often), I listen to the song “Missed The Boat” by Modest Mouse, because it reminds me to stop taking everything so seriously.

Photo from the Vevo video for the song Missed the Boat, by Modest Mouse.

The lyrics are perfectly self-deprecating in such a way that hearing them actually reminds me that I’m not such a bad person after all.  We can all suck!

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Headlights—Morning Parade

Morning Parade is one of the all-encompassing great bands right now.  You won’t find any gimmicks here, just solid band goodness.   The lead singer, Steve Sparrow (he also plays piano and guitar) belts out songs that will make you say, “Yeah, Steve.  I’ll wash your dishes and clean your floors for the rest of your life if you’ll just sing for me.”   Phil Titus (bass), Chad Thomas (guitar) and Ben Giddings (piano/synths) certainly deserve praise, of course. Yet the drummer, Andrew Hayes,  wow… he just drives me crazy with love.  He goes off on a tangent without taking away from the music, which is a rarity.  It’s as if the rest of the band has said, “Okay, just ignore Andy and let him do his thing… he’s perfect that way.”  And he is. In fact, he opens almost every song….. Hayes drums and then the band lets loose.

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Waking From A Dream—Micah Gilbert

Micah Gilbert was born in Athens, Ga., and after years of self-taught intellect, and going from here to there, he landed in Scotland and is now finally being seen for what he has always been: a prodigy.  Like the duck-billed platypus, Gilbert is sui generis (one of a kind), because
Songwriter Micah Gilbert's song Waking From A Dream, Born In Athens, Raised in South Carolina, Living in Scotland, genius new indie music

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Rose by Dark Horse District

Dark Horse District has, perhaps, the coolest name for a band. Well, I like it anyway.  And I like the songs they’re churning out, even if they are only on EP’s right now.  My favorite song of theirs is “Never Was,” but following at a close second is “Rose,” which is an absolute spot-on, perfect wedding song.
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The meaning of “Rose” is fairly apparent and doesn’t really need to be broken down, except, perhaps, in the beginning…