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...
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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.
Haunting | Reviewer: Anonymous------ About the song A Comet Appears performed by The Shins
I, too, first heard this song on the DVD of "Chuck". I don't know if it was the depression I have been fighting for years (currently a losing battle) or the fact that I am currently unemployed, but the song really touched a chord within me. I had never heard of the band "The Shins", but this song prompted me to not only search for a listing of songs used in the "Chuck" series, but also download a copy from iTunes. While the song lyrics present a situation of hopelessness, the melody seemed to give me the opposite impression. An impression that life is not predetermined. That there is hope, even for those of us lost in a sea of hopelessness.
After reading these reviews, I will have to go back an sample more songs from this artist. I have found many songs with a similar theme of hopelessness and death throughout the TV series. I think that the intent of the background music in the series (Chuck) was to portray a degree of hopelessness, of being caught in a web that, even in the happiest of times, was still inescapable (as was portrayed at the ending of the series).
I have to say bravo to the artists who, like The Shins, are able to lay their hearts open and allow their music to touch another's soul in a profound way. A way that I suspect is different for every person who listens. Bravo, also, to the person or team who was able to find songs like this and include the songs in another format (such as background in a TV series) allowing a chance for a wider audience to experience music they might otherwise have never come across.
Thanks to all the artists who manage to touch a life. What would the world be like without you?
Great song | Reviewer: Oliver------ About the song Simple Song performed by The Shins
I first got into the shins after finding their songs preloaded on a new laptop back in 2005. Since then I've enjoyed their work, especially more recently. Anyone that hasn't had the chance should check out their music video for Simple Song because it is truly amazing and very moving
memories | Reviewer: leo------ About the song Phantom Limb performed by The Shins
This song speaks to everyone differently. As for me it reminds me of moving to a new state and starting highschool. Not knowing anyone or anything about the kids or town I was now living in. I am much older now with a wife and kids of my own and yea still in that same ol new town. Lol but hearing this song and thinking back. I still have to smile. Great song.
Saint Simon | Reviewer: lalalala------ About the song Saint Simon performed by The Shins
Well Saint Simon was a French Utopian Socialist who believed that the parasites of society (lawyers, courts, aristocracy, etc) need to make way for the doers ( scientists, engineers, etc)
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