The Shins Lyrics
Face it, the band you've been waiting for all these years
is The Shins. Not convinced? Give me a moment to introduce
you the Miracle of the Great Southwest.
The vast deserts of New Mexico are anything but barren, at
least from a creative standpoint. Our story begins in
Albuquerque circa 1992. The Grunge Invasion has swept out
of the Northwest and into the ears of every kid with a pawn
shop guitar. It affects everyone differently.
For The Shins, there comes to pass a monumental
distillation of post-punk garage rock, the indie sounds More...
Submit The Shins New Lyrics
- 40 Mark Strasse Lyrics
- A Call To Apathy Lyrics
- A Comet Appears Lyrics
- Australia Lyrics
- Baby Boomerang Lyrics
- Bait And Switch Lyrics
- Black Wave Lyrics
- Caring Is Creepy Lyrics
- Eating Styes From Elephants' Eyes Lyrics
- Fall Of '82 Lyrics
- Fighting In A Sack Lyrics
- For A Fool Lyrics
- Girl Inform Me Lyrics
- Girl On The Wing Lyrics
- Girl Sailor Lyrics
- Gone For Good Lyrics
- Gone For Good (Alternate Version) Lyrics
- It's Only Life Lyrics
- Kissing The Lipless Lyrics
- Know Your Onion! Lyrics
- Mine's Not A High Horse Lyrics
- My Seventh Rib Lyrics
- New Slang Lyrics
- No Way Down Lyrics
- Nothing At All Lyrics
- One By One All Day Lyrics
- Pam Berry Lyrics
- Pariah King Lyrics
- Phantom Limb Lyrics
- Pink Bullets Lyrics
- Port Of Morrow Lyrics
- Pressed In A Book Lyrics
- Red Rabbits Lyrics
- Saint Simon Lyrics
- Sea Legs Lyrics
- Sealegs Lyrics
- September Lyrics
- Simple Song Lyrics
- Sleeping Lessons Lyrics
- So Says I Lyrics
- Sphagnum Esplanade Lyrics
- Spilt Needles Lyrics
- Spilt Needles (Alternate Version) Lyrics
- Split Needles Lyrics
- The Celibate Life Lyrics
- The Gloating Sun Lyrics
- The Past And Pending Lyrics
- The Rifle's Spiral Lyrics
- The Waltz Is Over Lyrics
- The Weird Divide Lyrics
- They'll Soon Discover Lyrics
- Those Bold City Girls Lyrics
- Those To Come Lyrics
- Turn A Square Lyrics
- Turn On Me Lyrics
- We Built A Raft And Floated Lyrics
- We Will Become Silhouettes Lyrics
- Weird Divide Lyrics
- When I Goosestep Lyrics
- Wonderful Christmastime Lyrics
- Young Pilgrims Lyrics
- Your Algebra Lyrics
Submit The Shins New Lyrics
Review about The Shins songs
music vs. lyrics | Reviewer: Dave------ About the song New Slang performed by The Shins
I see lots of comments debating the meaning of the lyrics. Yes, sometimes the lyrics matter. But sometimes a song is just so good, it doesn't matter what the lyrics are. This song is that good. It gets down inside me. The melody alone is addicting.
Interpretation | Reviewer: Jesse------ About the song Sleeping Lessons performed by The Shins
Go without [sleep] (hence the name sleeping lessons)unless you need to, and spend your time in the present "glowing" and "flowing" out of yourself aka be yourself for all it is and show it
"They've got nothing on you which you depend" -you don't have to answer to everyone, do what you want, because no one can tell you that you can't
"Jump from a book" -Be a character from a book (hero,imagination,anything you can think/dream of), don't do anything you don't want to/be in control of your input/make it pleasant, no one has the right to tell you that you can't live your life to the fullest
"Just put yourself in my new hooves, and see that I do what I do" sort of justifies the above interpretation. The use of the word hooves (instead of feet/shoes/conventional human words to describe the phrase) goes along with "jumping from a book" idea of thinking outside of limitations. "See that I do what I do" goes along with doing what you want without anyone telling you so, and how it's an exclamation aka something meaningful
This is a "One in a Million" song! | Reviewer: Karl I.------ About the song Phantom Limb performed by The Shins
Being a 60 year old man in Dallas, I probably don't fit within the normal demographics The Shins music mainly aiming for.
Something about this song just grabs me! It's hard to explain. I first time I listened to the version with the stage play visuals, I was captivated!
I then found the version with printed lyrics & listened to it as I followed along, but I was unable to match up the lyrics to the stage-play. But this in no way is a negative, as I love the sound no matter what is actually being said. I will have to come up with my own unique meaning behind their mystical lyrics.
Of all the versions I found on YouTube I think the stage-play version is my favorite.
"Phantom Limb" is a unique and special song!
AYOOO an epiphany | Reviewer: Chillum------ About the song Red Rabbits performed by The Shins
So I was reading the lyrics trying to figga,,,,,
Then I read some comments and while most translations are a little far-fetched but Camille's from four years ago is actually spot-on...
She doesn't elaborate much but if you read the lyrics from a political standpoint it seems the writer is giving a voice to abortfed babies & standing up for their rights.
I'm VERY pro-choice but try reading it from that perspective. It fits!
another great song | Reviewer: average joe------ About the song No Way Down performed by The Shins
As usual, Mercer jumps into a subject and gives it a ride, rhythmically and with razor sharp lyrics. The many problems of the haves and have-nots is rarely explored as well, or done with such a booty-shaking beat. Where have these guys been all my life? How can I get them to the Bay Area in 2014?
the great divide | Reviewer: banjo------ About the song Pink Bullets performed by The Shins
This is a recurrng and deep theme in Shins songs. The ineffable divide between yin and yang, mars and venus, origination, perspective, interaction, separation. Like to know the gal that inspired this one.
I love this song to death. | Reviewer: Andrea S.------ About the song Gone For Good performed by The Shins
Like many Shins songs, the whole song is, start to finish, written with exquisitely keen, poetic lyrics, and a catchy melody that, even if unaccompanied by instruments, can fully express the tune. It really is a testament to artistry in the fullest sense of the word.
If one could find this song in a karaoke bar, I'm sure almost anyone would enjoy it.
I never tire this song. It has an unusual mixture of loneliness and determination that few lyricists can pull off without sounding confused or convoluted. It's western charm is undeniable as well.
This is definitely one of my favorite songs of theirs.
The Shins are not unique... | Reviewer: M.Cooley------ About the song Saint Simon performed by The Shins
"I wouldn't say they're unique, they just take aspects from other bands and incorporate them together"....this has to be one of the most sadly ignorant and intellectually lazy comments I have read in a few years, about ANY subject quite frankly. ALL bands and songwriters must learn their craft by playing songs of others, thus cultivating elements of their favorite influences or songs. However, I defy you to show me an artist or band recording these days (with more than a single song or album) that are as unique in sound and lyrical complexity in the past 20 years as Mercer and The Shins. The only one that comes to mind is Beck Hansen. This musical era is sadly bereft of intelligence, creativity, and craftsmanship, and you have foolishly lumped one of the few acts that AREN'T into that category. Perhaps they should record their next album using kitchen utensils, Yoko wails, and long-tailed cats in a studio of rocking chairs so that the chronically obtuse can appreciate it for it's originality.
the tune is catchy | Reviewer: Jimmy D------ About the song Phantom Limb performed by The Shins
Foolish to look for deep meaning in this song's lyrics. They are just words written by a person(s) not much different than you or me and they are not profound insights into the human condition just because they are cryptic. More likely they just aren't written very well. But the ditty is a good one, so the lyrics don't have to have any special meaning, which is good in this case, because they don't.
idea? | Reviewer: E------ About the song Sleeping Lessons performed by The Shins
I think this song is about breaking free from the ties of addiction. He talks about being low...melting..every ounce of bright blood...swallowing what you despise. I believe hes telling this
Girl that she doesnt have to live like that anymore, that her addiction doesnt have to have such controll over her and define who she is. That she can break free, learn to live again and be herself. This idea probally makes more sense if you have an addicts perspective. This is just how i percieve it.
You could review The Shins in Biography page
You could review The Shins album by visiting Album page
You could review The Shins song by clicking the song which you like
Recommend the artist to your friends.