Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Top 20 Songs: Low - Just Make it Stop



2013 marks Low's 20th anniversary; although the song suggests something more stylistically in line with 2011's fine, formalistic C'mon than 2007's incendiary, astounding wheel-reinvention Drums and Guns, "Just Make It Stop" is more ample proof that Low are excellent at turning out a song with a simple architecture and deceptively complex emotions.

Here I am just make it stop 
I can tell the whole world 
to get out of the way 
if I could just make it stop. 
If I could just make it stop, 
breaking my heart, 
get out of the way, 
if I could just make it stop. 

You see them close to the edge, 
I'm at the end of my rope 
the rope is starting to thread, 
I'm trying to keep my hold.

You say I'm something I'm not 
but I'm not what I seem, 
get my back off the wall 
If I could just make it stop

Chorus:
If I could just make it stop
I can tell the whole world 
to get out of the way 
if I could just make it stop. 
If I could just make it stop, 
breaking my heart, 
get out of the way, 
if I could just make it stop. 
If I could just make it stop. 

Now I'm looking up from a ten-foot hole 
see nothing but blue sky, shining on my soul, 
as I untie the cord and untwist the knot
we could get where we're going, 
if I could just make it stop.

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