My Favourite Lyric On Every LCD Soundsystem Song

LCD Soundsystem have consistently released some of the best songs and albums of the last two decades, and a lot of that praise can be directed towards James Murphey’s incredible lyrics.

He strikes the perfect balance between sarcasm, self-depreciation and utter sincerity, and his lyrics never miss. I’ll pick my favourite lyric from each song, listing them out in all their glory.

Before we begin, you can check out some of my related blog posts below:


“There’s a fist fight brewin’ at my house, my house, because the jocks can’t get in the door” (Daft Punk Is Playing at My House)
“No memories to remind you of the old you” (Too Much Love)
“Everybody makes mistakes, but it’s always mine that seem to keep on sticking” (Tribulations)
“It’s a bigger bag to strap the ego of a little baby” (Movement)
“Wasted and complacent” (Never as Tired as When I’m Waking Up)
“You’re enfranchised and entranced” (On Repeat)
“Bear in mind, we all fall behind, from time to time” (Disco Infiltrator)
“I hear everybody that you know is more relevant than everybody that I know” (Losing My Edge)
“Refuse confusion, diffuse illusion” (Beat Connection)
“Everybody keeps on talking about it, nobody’s getting it done” (Yeah [Crass Version])
“Your city’s a sucker, my city’s a creep” (Yr City’s a Sucker)
“To string you along with the pretense, and pave the way for the coming release” (Get Innocuous!)
“To think I used to pity you” (Time to Get Away)
“So throw a party ’til the cops come in and bust it up … Oh, you were planning it? I didn’t mean to interrupt. Sorry” (North American Scum)
“The worst is all the lovely weather, I’m stunned it’s not raining. The coffee isn’t even bitter, because what’s the difference?” (Someone Great)
“I wouldn’t trade one stupid decision, for another five years of life” (All My Friends)
“Cloud, block out the sun, over me, over me” (Us V Them)
“Don’t gimme the pretend, you come for the weekend and you stay for the year” (Watch the Tapes)
“Like a death in the hall, that you hear through your wall” (New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down)
“If we do it again, I’m gonna freak out. So do it again” (Freak Out / Starry Eyes)


“Every night’s a different story, it’s a thirty car pile-up with you” (Dance Yrself Clean)
“Drunk girls are boringly wild” (Drunk Girls)
“We are not dangerous, until we get a closer view” (One Touch)
“It’s no fun to be predictably lame” (All I Want)
“Love is a curse shoved in a hearse, love is an open book to a verse of your bad poetry, and this is coming from me” (I Can Change)
“You wanted the truth, and then you said you want proof, I guess you’re used to liars saying what they want” (You Wanted a Hit)
“It’s kind of like eating myself to death” (Pow Pow)
“Love and rock are fickle things” (Home)
“There’s always a side door into the dark” (oh baby)
“These doors all have locks on them, like tinfoil hats, man, made for resisting” (other voices)
“I used to dance alone of my own volition” (i used to)
“I’m not dangerous now, the way I used to be once” (change yr mind)
“You’re painted into a corner, whatever fits in your pockets; you’ll get your due” (how do you sleep?)
“Embarrassing pictures have now all been deleted, by versions of selves that we thought were the best ones” (tonite)
“You’re waking a monster that will drive you from your hoary holes of gold, and your bodies will get cold” (call the police)
“You took acid and looked in the mirror, watched the beard crawl around on your face” (american dream)
“You fell between a friend and a father” (black screen)

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