The Front Bottoms are a four-person, indie-rock band that originated in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. They have been together since 2007 and make some pretty awesome music. Their rock and roll sound pairs with a small coffeeshop vibe to give them a unique style. They are also known for their deep and meaningful lyrics that add a personal feel to each and every song. Here are the ten best Front Bottoms lyrics.
10. "There is a map in my room on the wall of my room and I've got big, big, plans. But I can feel them slipping through, almost feel them slipping through the palms of my sweaty hands"
This song (Maps) is about getting away and leaving where you are from. The song talks about needing to escape and really touches on the struggles of leaving. Between plans falling through or people questioning your decision, this song has it all.
9. "I would sleep better on your floor than I would ever in my bed, and if your carpet makes my face itch it'll still be heaven in my head"
Jim Bogart is a love song, but a love song about a relationship that isn't so healthy. The singer does everything in his power to please her but it just doesn't work.
8. "And I will do the things I think you might like and I will be alone, probably the rest of my life."
This quote from Swimming Pool is a lesson to all those who have ever done something for someone else to impress them, and then ended up being unhappy about it.
7. "My body is a temple, how much you think I could get for it?"
This is such a meaningful line because the whole song is about the future and essentially how people sell themselves out for a plan and a job and stability. This line puts the metaphorical importance of "selling yourself" into physical terms of actually selling your body. (The Plan)
6. "You're all I need but I am pretty sure your parents will never see"
Ah, young love. Originally recorded on the album "I Hate My Friends" with a very unrefined sound, and then re-recorded on and EP "Rose", this song (Twelve Feet Deep) describes being young and in love.
5. "Love of my life, gone forever. Love of my life, gone for good."
This song (West Virginia) is about losing love you once had. Although a painful song to listen to, the lyrics are insightful into the pain of losing someone.
4. "I laugh 'till I cry, I party all of the time, I must have liked it a couple years ago but at some point I changed my mind."
A song (Laugh Till I Cry) about change, describing how moving on in life doesn't always happen in dramatic ways. Sometimes the biggest changes happen subtly, without you even noticing.
3. "With tears in my eyes, I begged you to stay you said hey man I love you but no f***ing way"
This line is such a difficult line to listen to. In the song (Twin Size Mattress) it is yelled more than sung and the pain is felt through the music. This song puts the emotion and possible pain of loving someone to music in the most beautiful way.
2. "And he says 'Hey you're good at that' and she says 'Thanks, it's kind of all I got," and then she looks away and says 'It's also all I need.'"
This line from Flashlight is multidimensional in meaning of the lyrics. The "she" that is referred to is good at drinking and getting messed up, but she doesn't just do it to have fun. "She" does it to cover the pain. Ultimately though, the song is about being in love and showcases the many emotions associated with being in love. Pro tip: have the lyrics up while listening to the song, it helps to understand it.
1. "Whatever I did for you last year I cannot do again. It's getting harder and harder and harder and harder for me to call you friend. No matter how many times I say I won't I'll defend you if I can. But whatever I did for you last year I cannot do again."
While this is a long quote, it is by far one of the most powerful lyrics in all of their songs. This line perfectly explains what it is like to be getting over someone you love and the back and forth feeling of the emotions that accompany the journey. (Cough It Out)
The Front Bottoms are and incredible band with a lot to say. They capture the everyday emotions people feel and turn them into poignant and profound lyrics.
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