Imagine my surprise when looking up their lyrics…and I find this. I immediately YouTubed it…
Now, of course, it’s not as good as the original version by Gorillaz. But, look, We The Kings is a punk rock band. Covering something like that…they’ve done a good job. And the laughing at the start is absolutely hilarious.
I’ve wondered a bit whether I don’t listen to mainstream music much now because I actually don’t like mainstream, and like my own punk/rock, whatever, grungey music, or because saying that I don’t listen to mainstream is kinda “cool”.
The truth is, I still listen to mainstream sometimes. Mainstream doesn’t necessarily have to spew out really bad music. I mean, I had my iTunes on shuffle yesterday and Pink’s Nobody Knows came on. I stopped and listened to it, because I haven’t heard it in a while. She’s good. Then again, so did “I Wish I Was A Punk Rock Girl”, what a one-hit-wonder, and yeah that wasn’t so good.
Anyway, the point of this is, I realized recently that maybe I wasn’t not listening to mainstream for the sake of it, but because it shelters me from crap. Certain crap such as TAYLOR SWIFT! How could she possibly be making all that money and fame from her CRAPTACULAR TALENTLESSNESS?! Bee says that it’s the music video for “Love Story”, because it’s fairytale and prince and all that shit, and that’s what all the girls want. I scoffed. She can’t sing. She can’t act, and her face looks like a mouse. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but kudos to Eyebrows Jonas for dumping her.
I’m just shuddering at the thought of going back to school, and having all the stupid tweeny juniors sing her songs in the corridors. I don’t care if I get a reputation for being a bitchy senior; I’m going to tell them to shut up.
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