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24-05-2019, 14:41   #1
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Fontaines DC - Lyric repetition

hi

is it just me or is this annoying anyone else...
Its a great album but the amount of repeating lyrics in the songs
is a big problem for me, I really like his lyrics so its really
disappointing that he does so much repeating
its really lazy in my eyes when he can clearly write
interesting stories

Roys tune is the same verse sung exactly the same twice and thats it!
Lots of repetition in most other songs too

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18-06-2019, 03:57   #2
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Hi fourmations, I had similar thoughts but then I just got over it...
Sometimes I find myself to they should do it my way, or please me. how about they just do what works for them and then if I like it i like it...

Though I do think that if it is laziness then its a pity but it kindof makes or adds to the song in its own way.
I guess it depends on the intentions.

Grain(sp) also gave a n interview were he says something like - the more you repeat a word the more it loses its meaning - the example he gave was lamp lamp ...

Thought that was an interesting take, but I find his interviews pretty refreshing to a point.
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Its a common enough thing in pop and to be honest it works. Personally, I've never listened to a song because of its message, more because of its 'feel' - and that repetitive lyric contributes to this.

Morrissey and the Smiths would be a particular example, and no one had ever said his lyrics are repetitive.

I am the son
And the heir
Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
I am the son and heir
Of nothing in particular

You shut your mouth
How can you say
I go about things the wrong way?
I am human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does

I am the son
And the heir
Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar
I am the son and heir
Of nothing in particular

You shut your mouth
How can you say
I go about things the wrong way?
I am human and I need to be loved
Just like everybody else does
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A lot of artists repeat lyrics in order to hammer home a point or a message. Idles definitely do this as well. I wouldn't call it laziness.
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Performing on the Mercury prize shortly....
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They seem to be gone huge
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They deserve it.....
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They're interesting, but they're not Idles or Little Simz.
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They're interesting, but they're not Idles or Little Simz.
Thank fcuk.....

Good performance....Ian Curtis would be proud...
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Ah well.....at least they tried.....never had a chance imo....
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24-09-2019, 16:04   #12
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Wouldn't have said Fontaines repeat lyrics moreso than any other popular music act really?

Also would rate them way more than Idles, who are massively overrated IMO.
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Ah the do in fairness but I like it as a stylistic choice. I don't think they were just lazy and forgot to write a few extra verses before going into the recording studio.
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They're interesting, but they're not Idles or Little Simz.
For some reason I get the whiff of a gimmick off Idles.
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For some reason I get the whiff of a gimmick off Idles.
I used to think Idles were great, but the more you listen to them the more boring they get.
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