#LOTD2014: April Playlist

Still playing catchup to the end! Here’s the latest way-overdue Lyric-of-the-Day project recap from 2013-2014 from April 2014.

As a refresher, each day from Jan. 1, 2013 through Dec. 31, 2014, I posted a lyric on my Twitter feed. At the end of each month, I created a Spotify playlist of the songs featured, and throughout much of 2013-14 here on the blog.

Here’s April’s #LOTD2014 playlist (find the Spotify playlist I’ve created from these lyrics linked at the end of the post or on the clickable image at right), with some brief explanations (in italics) for a number of the lyrics.

  • “And the warmth of your smile starts a-burnin’/And the thrill of your touch gives me fright” #LedZeppelin “Fool In The Rain” #LOTD2014 4/1
  • “The days went by like paper in the wind/Everything changed then changed again/It’s hard …” “To Find A Friend” #TomPetty #LOTD2014 4/2
  • “Lord of lyrics, duke of discussion/Ruler of rock, your king at cold-crushin” #RunDMC “Raising Hell” #LOTD2014 4/3
  • “They put you down, they say I’m wrong/You tacky thing, you put them on” #DavidBowie “Rebel Rebel” #LOTD2014 4/4
  • “I’m so tired I can’t sleep/I’m a liar and a thief/I sit and drink …” “Pennyroyal Tea” #Nirvana #LOTD2014 4/5 #RIPKurtCobain #20years
  • “I don’t need your authority/Down with the moral majority/’Cause I want to be the minority” #GreenDay “Minority” #LOTD2014 4/6
  • “Yes, I’m jumping like a jumping jack/Dancing, screaming, itching, squealing, fevered” #TheCure “Hot Hot Hot” #LOTD2014 4/7 (Nothing like an early spring heatwave in L.A.)
  • “He headed west ’cause he felt a change would do him good/See some old friends good for the soul” #BobSeger “Hollywood Nights” #LOTD2014 4/8
  • “Come on and get your overdose/Collect it at the borderline/And they want to get up in your head” #BrokenBells “The High Road” #LOTD2014 4/9
  • “There’s a part of me that still believes/My soul will soar above the trees” #WhiteLies “To Lose My Life” #LOTD2014 4/10
  • “Exchangin good lucks face to face/Checkin his stash by the trash at St. Marks Place” #Replacements “Alex Chilton” #LOTD2014 4/11 #Coachella (Night 1 of Coachella 2014 brought a great show from The Replacements)
  • “I’m so happy ’cause today/I’ve found my friends/They’re in my head” #Nirvana “Lithium” Great #Muse cover at #Coachella #LOTD2014 4/12 (The highlight of Muse’s set was this cover played to remember Cobain’s suicide, 20 years later.)
  • “Let the desert wind/Cool your aching head/Let the weight of the world/Drift away instead” #Beck “The Golden Age” #LOTD2014 4/13 #Coachella (One of my favorite Beck songs, perfect on the closing night of the weekend.)
  • “As it breaks, the summer will warm/But the winter will crave what is gone” #FutureIslands “Seasons (Waiting On You)” #LOTD2014 4/14
  • “Let me tell you how it will be/There’s one for you, nineteen for me” #TheBeatles “Taxman” #LOTD2014 4/15 (Tax day. Duh.)
  • “You wasted my time/Like to see you try & give it back/I’m working/But not working for you” #Superchunk “Slack Motherfu*ker” #LOTD2014 4/16
  • “Finally relax my weary limbs/Just lay still/The ceiling undulates/The fault of some strange pill” #DumDumGirls “Bedroom Eyes” #LOTD2014 4/17
  • “And Saturday’s no good I got a show/So it’s got to be Good Friday/Then it’s so long” #BlackCrowes “Good Friday” #LOTD2014 4/18 (Good Friday. Yep.)
  • “Divide the time it takes to look inside/And realize that real guys go for real down to Mars girls” #Outkast “Roses” #LOTD2014 4/19
  • “M.Y.T.H. is belief in the game/Controls that keep us in a box of fear/We never listen” #PearlJam “Faithfull” #LOTD2014 4/20 (My own personal tribute to the Easter holiday.)
  • “When you say/Now we got Hell to pay/Don’t worry, baby, that’s okay/I know the boss” #AfghanWhigs “Going To Town” #LOTD2014 4/21
  • “No reason to run and hide/You’re looking through a cracked mirror/No one knows the reason why” #SocialDistortion “Bad Luck” #LOTD2014 4/22
  • “My love I’m an owl on the sill in the evening/But morning finds you/Still warm & breathing” #NekoCase “This Tornado Loves You” #LOTD2014 4/23
  • “Now the time has come (Time)/There are things to realize (Time)” #ChambersBrothers “Time Has Come Today” #LOTD2014 4/24
  • “Fee-fi-fo-fum/Look out baby cause here I come/And I’m bringing you a love that’s true/So get ready” #Temptations “Get Ready” #LOTD2014 4/25
  • “And even if time ain’t really on my side/It’s one of those days for taking a walk outside” #LovinSpoonful “Daydream” #LOTD2014 4/26
  • “Not trying to say/I’ll have it all my way/Always willing to learn/When you got something to teach” #DepecheMode “Strangelove” #LOTD2014 4/27
  • “I’m gonna add a little guitar/And make it easy to move your feet” #SlyAndTheFamilyStone “Dance To The Music” #LOTD2014 4/28
  • “I don’t understand how the last card is played/But somehow the vital connection is made” #Elastica “Connection” #LOTD2014 4/29 (A salute to the beginning of Response Expo and all of its networking glory.)
  • “Brick or stone cannot hurt me/Madmen around the city go/They attack I’ll bring them down” #JanesAddiction “Superhero” #LOTD2014 4/30

Here’s the Spotify playlist if you’d like to listen along: #LOTD2014: April

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