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The Other Side (Briar Rabbit Vs. Of Monsters and Men)

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Writing a good song requires you to pick a side. You may not be on that side for long but when you write it, you have to commit. Sometimes you you listen to a song and think “Man, I wonder what the other side of the story is?” Once a song leaves your lips it’s not about you anymore. It’s about the listener. So what if “Love love love” by Of Monsters and Men was a response to The Briar Rabbit song “Float?” 

"Float" By Briar Rabbit  

My mouth tastes like cigarettes 

That I never smoked 

Memories are gently tangled 

With the words you never spoke 

The details come to focus 

Frustration melts 

Nothing hurts like knowing 

That I brought this on myself 

When I saw you sipping coffee 

you looked as delicate as steam 

Oh how I watched you float 

I held you like a balloon 

Filled with all of my breath 

You were so content to linger 

Just unable to connect 

So you loved me like a phantom 

It was the best you could do 

Cause when there’s no skin to puncture 

Everything feels twice removed 

Sinking in your silence 

I could not will my tongue to move 

So watched you float 

That final night you laid with me 

Close 

Oh my dandelion, I made my wish and blew on you 

Then you were gone, I watched 

you float

VERSUS 

"Love love love" By Of Monsters and Men

Well, maybe I’m a crook for stealing your heart away

Yeah, maybe I’m a crook for not caring for it

Yeah, maybe I’m a bad, bad, bad, bad person

Well, baby, I know.

And these fingertips

Will never run through your skin

And those bright blue eyes

Can only meet mine across the room filled with people that are less important than you.

All ‘cause you love, love, love

When you know I can’t love

You love, love, love

When you know I can’t love

You love, love, love

When you know I can’t love you

So I think it’s best we both forget before we dwell on it

The way you held me so tight

All through the night

'Til it was near morning

'Cause you love, love, love

When you know I can’t love

You love, love, love

When you know I can’t love

You love, love, love

When you know I can’t love you

What do YOU think?

While you’re here check out the video for float.