Tuesday, August 18, 2009

48. Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Maps" (2003)

What the hell is this song about?

It's clear from the plaintive lyrics that someone close to the singer is leaving her ("wait...they don't love you like I love you"). But who are "they?" Is the person leaving named "Maps?" Who knows?

Who cares, really. The ambiguity makes this ballad all the more pretty and sad.

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