Ever try to convince a girl to do something by asking directly? You may have had small successes here and there but the strategy is flawed and usually doesn’t work. Girls like to be courted, they like to be romanced, they like mystery, being seduced and made to feel like they’re the one and only. Give her a some sincere fantasy and she’ll pretty much do anything you ask. I myself am just a tad different, I’m a romantic realist so the whole shy and innocent game girls like to play pisses me off more then anything. But where I do need to be seduced and romanced is in all matters music, or any art for that matter. There is no greater turn off for me like an artist that speaks in absolutes or gives instructions of any kind, i.e. faux revolutionary rappers and corny hope songs. When it comes to lyrics I’m trying to dream, escape and come to my own conclusions. Perhaps this is why the extremely ambiguous and vague writing style of Empire Of The Sun is the equivalent of a very hot chick for me – don’t be fooled, my game is mental.
Standing on the shore, Waiting for the ship to call. There’s something in the way I move that keeps them on their own.”
I have no idea what these lyrics mean but I’ll just go ahead and pretend they’re talking about something extremely relevant to my life – the beauty of a vivid imagination. Some people would rather simpler easier lyrics like:
‘Cause when you’re fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
You’re gonna believe them
And when you’re fifteen feeling like there’s nothing to figure out
Well, count to ten, take it in – Taylor Swift
Thankfully that doesn’t do much for me but to each his own, here’s Standing On The Shore, enjoy.