Wednesday, August 17, 2016

“Adore” by Amy Shark – A Song Review

      In a decade during which the contemplative, emotional lyricism of Lorde and Lana Del Rey is thriving, placing money on the future of Amy Shark would be a wise investment. In 2015, she gave the instructions, “Don’t be the boy that spits on girls, everybody hates that guy.” Shark isn’t providing new instructions now; she is putting a spotlight on a highly charged emotional time of life that's common enough to be considered a rite of passage.
     Ever been in a situation in which you’re so smitten with someone that an innocent brush of arms is powerfully exhilarating? If so, it will be easy to relate to Amy Shark’s “Adore.” The lyrics refer to those times that mean more than others realize – “I had a great night, cause you kept rubbing against my arm.” And the lyrics also reference the fantasy, "I want the entire street out of town, just so I can be alone with you."

     Amy Shark is from the Gold Coast, Australia. 
“Adore” by Amy Shark - The Soundcloud version is gone - but for a free and legal download, go to https://www.triplejunearthed.com/jukebox/play/track/5243546 



Lyrics of “Adore” by Amy Shark (note: "bag" refers to a backpack)
I’m just gonna stand with my bag hanging off my left arm
I’m just walk gonna home kickin’ stones at parked cars
But I had a great night, ‘cause you kept rubbing against my arm
I’m just gonna stand with my bag hanging off my left arm

Get me a drink, I get drunk off one sip, so I can adore you
I want the entire street out of town, just so I can be alone with you
Now go when you’re ready, my head’s getting heavy pressed against your arm
I adore you

All my money is spent on these nights, just so we can hang out
Squeezing in and out of these dresses, I wanna be found
By you
Found by you

Get me a drink, I get drunk off one sip, so I can adore you
I want the entire street out of town, just so I can be alone with you
Now go when you’re ready, my head’s getting heavy pressed against your arm
I adore you
I adore you

I kick the gutter in tight shorts, basketball courts
Watch me watch him talk to girls
I’m known as a right-hand slugger
Anybody else wanna touch my lover?

Get me a drink, I get drunk off from one sip so I can adore you
I want the entire street out of town, just so I can be alone with you
Now go when you’re ready, my head’s getting heavy pressed against your arm
Just to adore you
I adore you
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“Spits on Girls” by Amy Shark The Soundcloud version is gone - but for a free and legal download, go to


Lyrics of “Spits on Girls”
Don't be the boy that spits on girls,
Everybody hates that guy
That will be the reason why
That will be the reason why.

Kill of the character, what she say?
What the fuck would she know anyway?
Why would I even buy a new dress, just to impress
Aaaah, ah
Aaaah, ah

When hope one day it all comes out
Believe in the power of word of mouth
I know everybody in this town,
Good luck keeping that one down
Aaaah, ah
Aaaah, ah

And my mother likes a drink
And my heart is always thinking of her
And in case I knew the queen,
I could pull a few stings
If I wanted someone dead,
If I wanted somone’s head.

Aaaah, ah
[repeat]

Don't be the boy that spits on girls,
everybody hates that guy.
That will be the reason why,
That will be, that will be the reason why

Kill of the character, what she say?
What the fuck would she know anyway?
Why would I even buy a new dress, just to impress
Aaaah, ah
Aaaah, ah

And my mother likes a drink
and my father is always thinking of her
And in case I knew the queen,
I could pull a few stings
If I wanted someone dead,
if I wanted somone’s head.

Aaaah, ah
[repeat]

Could not be roughened,
I gave all your madness away
Millions of people see hell on this earth all day
You know I can love you back,
You know I can love you back.

If you like your life, stay off the drugs,
If you like the drugs, share them with celebrities
If you like your life, stay off the drugs,
If you like the drugs, share them with celebrities
 [repeat]

Aaaah, ah
[repeat]

2 comments:

  1. Your lyrics are a little flawed. "I'm just gonna stand with my bag hanging off my left arm" (not backpack). "I get drunk off one sip just so I can adore you" (not citrus)

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