Favorite Songs of the 2010s # 2 “Civilian” by Wye Oak

Wye Oak



From the album Civilian


Jenn Wasner’s mournful voices and lyrics capture loneliness in a way that feels real and familiar.

I am nothing without pretend
I know my faults
Can’t live with them
I am nothing without a man
I know my thoughts
But I can’t hide them

Andy Stack’s galloping drum beat breaks in and fits together with Jenn’s guitar.

I don’t need another friend
When most of them
I can barely keep up with them
Perfectly able to hold my own hand
But I still can’t kiss my own neck

They add a small bit of keyboard to the mix before ending it a very unmelodic guitar solo and that drum beat.

Simply put, this is an all time great song.

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