Everyone I Know

April 17, 2013 7:33 AM

Resistor celebrates springtime with a lush new single, "Everyone I Know." This hook-laden dance-pop number is seasoned with Resistor's cynical charm, pondering whether originality can exist if a person is merely a product of his environment. Of course, the existentialism lurks beneath many layers of burbling synths, glitchy drum machines, and boy-girl harmonies.

Somebody already said
everything that I could say
there’s nothing here in my head
but a great mess of cliches

I tried to write you a song
to show you what’s inside my heart
but it came out awkward and wrong
a cheap imitation of art

I sound like the town where I live
my feelings aren’t really my own
I’m trying to learn to forgive
by spending my evenings alone

and I am the bed where I slept
and I am the girls that I kissed
and I am the secrets I kept
and I am the scars on my wrist

and I am everyone I know
and I’m not anyone at all

Everything that I could write
somebody already wrote
and each time I think I’m alright
I realize I’m barely afloat

posted by ludwig_van (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Your Resistor stuff is consistently pleasing and catchy, thanks for posting them. Finished this one and started right over again. Album out yet?
posted by Corduroy at 3:31 AM on April 18, 2013

Thanks, Corduroy! My focus with Resistor so far has just been to keep things humming along, cranking out tracks at home. But, with this one here being the 10th original Resistor tune, and finding myself once again chafing a bit at the constraints of my cheap setup, I've started thinking about taking another crack at these past 10 songs in a studio to see what I can make of them given the benefits of hindsight and a little more polish. So we'll see!
posted by ludwig_van at 7:22 AM on April 18, 2013

I love this song and listen to it fairly frequently. Thank you.
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