Fiona Apple – Anything We Want

Lately I’ve been listening to lyrics more than usual. I’ve found some artists take a very straightforward, open approach with their writing, while others seem to produce cagey poetry married to song. I’ve been really digging “Anything We Want” off of Fiona Apple’s new album “The Idler Wheel” as it doesn’t quite fit into either of those categories. The lyrics are both candid and cryptic and only made stronger by the Dirty Projectors-esque music perfectly layered behind them. See for yourself.

My cheeks were reflecting the longest wavelength
My fan was folded up and grazin’ my forehead
And I kept touching my neck to guide your eye to where I wanted
You to kiss when we find some time alone

My scars were reflecting the mist in your headlights
I looked like a neon zebra shakin’ rain off of stripes

And the rivulets had you riveted to the places that I wanted you to
Kiss me when we find some time alone

And then we can do anything we want

We started out sippin’ the water
And now we try to swallow the wave
And we try not to let those bastards get us down

Oh, we don’t worry anymore
Cuz we know when the guff comes we get brave
After all look around it’s happening it’s happening
It’s happening now

Let’s pretend we’re 8 years old playin’ hookey
I’ll draw on the wall and you can play UFC rookie
Then we’ll grow up and take our clothes off
And you remind me that I wanted you to kiss me
When we find some time alone

And then we can do anything we want

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