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As you know I've become a huge fan of The Front Bottoms. Their lyrics are poetic and raw, they're real without coming off too strong. It's those lyrics that helped me choose today's song. Awkward Conversations is a song I listen to a lot, specifically when I'm thinking about a particular relationship I wasn't too fond of.
I may be reading the song wrong but it resonates with me because I feel like it's about a couple that doesn't want to be a couple but they still are for some reason. It's something that I've been through at least once and it really captures that feeling. The beginning sounds like the narrator of the song is blaming the person they're with and sometime in the middle of the song, he moves to more introspective take and looks at himself as maybe being a problem.
I can remember feeling like that constantly when I was in a particular relationship. And it sucked. And in a way, it makes me wish I found this song a little sooner.
[@ButterflyBlu, let me know what you think of this one!]

Notable Lyrics:

Awkward situations followed by awkward hugs. And these bullshit conversations take what little air is left inside my... Nothing but I'm writing like I've had too much to drink. Letting go of what we’ve lost, come to terms with how you think of me. And I love what you’ve done. You've cut off ties, you turned and run. You built me up to take your fall. You led us straight into a wall.
And I'll say I personally think its too cold to have the windows open. But you wanna smoke your menthol cigarette. And I personally think its too cold to have the windows open. But you wanna smoke your menthol cigarette
You might be leading now but there is no way you could ever win. When you have absolutely no control over any of the situations that you put yourself in. And I wish I could pretend to be. All of the things you think you see in me. But I am not that guy, that guy just left. He had his collar up and there was smoke on his breath.
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I thought about this song -and your commentary- all day yesterday and most of the night. It was Kind of a slap in the face, really. I've so totally been here... Knowing that a relationship was bad and wanting it to work out anyway. Seriously, mere days ago... and while I've gotten better about How I think of that person, I still struggle not to want to work on it and make it better. Ugh. I really like this song. Between his voice and the lyrics, it's just great, if not a little painful. I share in his pain, which means, again, they've hit the mark.