Patty (woodycakes) wrote,
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December: Closer (Kings of Leon)

I'm not going to pretend I'm a big fan of Kings of Leon cause I'm not. But I have to say that 2009 did open my eyes ears to a lot of newer music/bands and this song really stuck out this month -- especially after being played in Gossip Girl.

I think 'sexy' is the best word to describe it. From lead singer Caleb Followill's gritty voice, to the haunting guitar riffs, I swear I just want to go grab someone and kiss them with this playing in the background. And I know that Wiki isn't very reliable, but supposedly "it has lyrical content pertaining to the life of a vampire." And I find another Twilight connection.

But really more than that, I just really like how the song goes. It's good to listen to when you're trying to fall asleep at 4 in the morning and your eyes are really droopy and you're alone in bed. As always. The video above is from a show they did at the Webster Hall this September.

Wait a minute, wasn't Chuck Bass Ed Westwick caught making out with Drew Barrymore in that show? Somehow I feel like this song was playing as they got hot and heavy. I don't blame either of them. I blame the song.

Stranded in this spooky town
Stoplights are swaying and the phone lines are down
This floor is crackling cold
She took my heart, I think she took my soul
With the moon I run
Far from the carnage of the fiery sun

Driven by the strangled vein
Showing no mercy I do it again
Open up your eye
You keep on crying, baby
I’ll bleed you dry

The skies are blinking at me
I see a storm bubbling up from the sea

And it's coming closer

You, shimmy shook my bone
Leaving me stranded all in love on my own
What do you think of me
Where am I now? Baby where do I sleep
Feel so good but I'm old,
2000 years of chasing taking its toll


And it’s coming closer
Tags: song of the month
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