Nada Surf - Enjoy the Silence

| Kerri

Words like violence
Break the silence
Come crashing in
Into my little world
Painful to me
Pierce right through me
Can't you understand
Oh my little girl

All I ever wanted
All I ever needed
Is here in my arms
Words are very unnecessary
They can only do harm

Vows are spoken
To be broken
Feelings are intense
Words are trivial
Pleasures remain
So does the pain
Words are meaningless
And forgettable

Written by one of my all-time favorite songwriters, for one of my all-time favorite albums, listening to "Enjoy the Silence" brings back layers of awesome memories for me. I generally can't stand Depeche Mode covers - they are either too faithful to the original but lack the soul, or else they are too re-imagined and therefore nothing that I love remains. So it is really saying something that this "nerd rock" band could cover DM in a way that I truly appreciate. They made this song their own without killing it's soul. I think it has something to do with what Keith said last time he posted a Nada Surf song: they make pleasant interesting. Which sounds like a backhanded compliment of some sort, but it's honest praise.

RIYL : Weezer, The Lemonheads, The Shins, Silversun Pickups

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