Top 20 Funniest ‘Regular Show’ Quotes.

Early November, I started re-watching my all time favorite cartoon Regular Show – and in celebration of reaching the final season last week, I thought I’d write a blog on what my personal 20 favorite quotes were. Keep in my mind, despite the title – this is strictly my opinion. These were just the quotes that I found the funniest and/or most interesting. Normally I’d wait until after finishing a series to make a best list, but season 8 got admittedly a little weird. Even for me. Never the less, will watch until the end! Here we go…

1. “Relax dude, it’s not a ghost – it’s just music! You can’t touch music. But music can touch you…” ~Mordecai

Season: 2

Episode: This Is My Jam

2. “Is he still crying about the coffee girl?” ~Benson

Season: 3

Episode: Yes Dude Yes

3. “You know who else is having to get supervised again for not going it right? MY MOM!” ~Muscle Man

Season: 2

Episode: My Mom

4. “We don’t want your girlfriends! We just want their numbers!” ~Rigby

Season: 3

Episode: Cruisin’

5. “You should tell your friend that he should stop pumping it in the wind, and start pumping it at the gym.” ~Margaret’s boyfriend

Season: 1

Episode: Caffeinated Concert Tickets

6. “You’d rather go to some stupid chick flick with Margaret than a horror movie with me? And it’s Pajama Sisters 2?! That’s not even the good kind. They just sit around and talk about their feelings. Fully clothed…” ~Rigby

Season: 2

Episode: It’s Time

7. “Hi, I’m Mordecai! I never make a move and don’t know what to do with my hands.” ~Rigby

Season: 5

Episode: I Like You Hi

8. “JUST DRIVE THE BUS YOU CRAZY SLOPJOCKY!” ~Timmy

Season: 1

Episode: Just Set Up The Chairs

9. “How in the h are we gonna fix this s?” ~Rigby

Season: 1

Episode: The Power

10. “Don’t call me a hole! You’re the hole, you hole – you’re the one who wanted to wrestle!” ~Mordecai

Season: 1

Episode: The Power

11. “Dude, we’re 23 years old. We shouldn’t be busting holes in walls, we’re going to get fired for this!” ~Mordecai

Season: 1

Episode: The Power

12. “I can’t believe your going to a Fist Pump concert just for some lady pecks.” ~Rigby

Season: 1

Episode: Caffeinated Concert Tickets

13. “Rigby, one day you’ll be old enough to understand the real reason that people go to concerts.” ~Mordecai

Season: 1

Episode: Caffeinated Concert Tickets

14. “Benson’s gonna drop his balls once he sees how good we set up these chairs! He’s gonna be all like…oh no! My gum balls!…” ~Rigby

Season: 1

Episode: Just Set The Chairs

15. “I think we just screwed Skips…” ~Mordecai

Season: 1

Episode: The Power

16. “You drillbit!” ~Mordecai

Season: 1

Episode: The Power

17. “Yes, we want to be eaten. It is our destiny to be eaten.” ~King Of The Talking Hot Dogs

Season: 1

Episode: Meat Your Maker

18. “Wait a minute…we suck, and if you’re us – doesn’t that mean you suck too?” ~Rigby

Season: 1

Episode: Mordecai and The Rigby’s

19. “These two knuckleheads have never even picked up instruments before. This is going to be a train wreck.” ~Benson

Season: 1

Episode: Mordecai and The Rigby’s

20. “I LOVE trains!” ~Pops

Season: 1

Episode: Mordecai and The Rigby’s

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.www.complex.com/pop-culture/2014/10/regular-show(it certainly is of mine haha)

My Top 10 Favorite Strat Players

1. Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins)

Most Used Guitars: American Standard Fender Stratocaster, Yamaha D28 Acoustic Electric, Jimi Hendrix Signature Stratocaster.

Greatest Solos: Rhinoceros (1991), Mayonnaise (1993), Cherub Rock (1993), Ava Adore (1998).

Greatest Riffs: Bullet With Butterfly Wings (1995), Luna (1993), 1979 (1995), Tonight Tonight (1995).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: “Gish” era (91)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Shoegazing, Dream-pop, Art Rock, Gothic-alternative, Psychedelic Rock, Indie-alternative, Progressive Rock.

2. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)

Most Used Guitars: American Standard Fender Stratocaster, American Standard Fender Mustang, American Standard Fender Jaguar.

Greatest Solos: In Bloom (1991), Heart-Shaped Box (1993), Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991).

Greatest Riffs: Lithium (1991), All Apologies (1993), Come As You Are (1991).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: “In Utero” era (93)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Grunge, Punk Rock, Post-punk, Indie-alternative.

3. Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)

Most Used Guitars: 50’s Classic Player Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul Jr, Yamaha D28 Acoustic Electric.

Greatest Solos: American Idiot (2004), When I Come Around (1994), Waiting (2000).

Greatest Riffs: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (2004), Wake Me Up When September Ends (2004), Brain Stew (1996).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: “American Idiot” era (04)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Pop-punk, Punk Rock.

4. Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)

Most Used Guitars: 50’s Classic Player Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul, American Standard Fender Stratocaster.

Greatest Solos: Alive (1991), Yellow Ledbetter (1992), Porch (1991), Daughter (1993).

Greatest Riffs: Black (1991), Jeremey (1991), Better Man (1994), Garden (1991), Do The Evolution (1996).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: “Ten” era (91)

Genre: Grunge, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, General Rock.

5. Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains)

Most Used Guitars: Standard Kiesel Carvin, Jerry Cantrell Signature Fender Stratocaster, 50’s Classic Player Gibson Les Paul.

Greatest Solos: Nutshell (1994), Would? (1992), Heaven Beside You (1995).

Greatest Riffs: Them Bones (1992), Again (1990), Man In The Box (1990), Rooster (1992), No Excuses (1994).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: “Dirt” era (92)

Genre: Alternative Rock, Grunge, Traditional Heavy Metal, Sludge Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Progressive Rock.

6. The Edge (U2)

Most Used Guitars: Vintage 1973 American Standard Fender Stratocaster, American Standard Fender Telecaster, 50’s Classic Player Gibson Les Paul.

Greatest Solos: Sunday Bloody Sunday (1983), I Will Follow (1980), Bullet The Blue Sky (1987).

Greatest Riffs: The Miracle Of Joey Ramone (2014), Mysterious Ways (1992), With Or Without You (1987).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: The Joshua Tree (1987)

Genre: Classic Rock, General Rock, Garage Rock, Post-punk, Christian Rock, Soft Rock, Adult Alternative, Alternative Rock, Pop Rock.

7. Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews Band)

Most Used Guitars: American Standard Fender Stratocaster, 50’s Classic Player Gibson Les Paul, Martin D28 Acoustic Electric.

Greatest Solos: Shake Me Like a Monkey (2008), Samurai Cop (2018), Why I Am (2008).

Greatest Riffs: Funny The Way It Is (2008), Mercy (2012), That Girl Is You (2018).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: Big Whiskey and The Gru Grux King (2008)

Genre: Jam Rock, General Rock, Alternative Rock, Jazz fusion, Neo-orchestra, Neo-classical, Instrumental Rock, Instrumental music, Funk Rock, Soft Rock, Adult Rock, Adult Alternative.

8. Andy Summers (The Police)

Most Used Guitars: 50’s Classic Player Fender Telecaster, 50’s Classic Player Fender Telecaster, 50’s Classic Player Gibson Les Paul.

Greatest Solos: So Lonely (1978), King Of Pain (1983), Synchronicity (1983).

Greatest Riffs: Every Breath You Take (1983), Message In a Bottle (1978), Roxanne (1980), Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (1980).

Peak Of Guitar Ability: Synchronicity (1983)

Genre: Classic Rock, Post-punk, Reggae Rock, New Wave.

9. David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)

Most Used Guitars: American Standard Fender Stratocaster, Martin D42 Acoustic Electric, Gibson Les Paul.

Greatest Solos: Comfortably Numb (1979), Anther Brick In The Wall Pt. 2 (1979), Money (1973), Dark Side Of The Moon (1973), The Wall (1973).

Greatest Riffs: Wish You Were Here (1975), Learning To Fly (1985), The Division Bell (1994).

Genre: Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock.

10. John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Most Used Guitars: 60’s Relic Vintage Stratocaster, 50’s Classic Player Stratocaster, American Standard Fender Stratocaster.

Greatest Solos: Californiacation (1999), Scar Tissue (1999), Can’t Stop (2002).

Greatest Riffs: Under The Bridge (1991), Give It Away (1991), By The Way (2001).

Genre: Alternative Rock, Funk Rock, Post-punk, Rap Rock.

Top 10 Greatest Guitarists Of The 90’s

1. Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)

Greatest Solo: Alive (1991)

Greatest Riff: Black (1991)

2. Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins)

Greatest Solo: Rhinoceros (1991)

Greatest Riff: Bullet With Butterfly Wings (1995)

3. Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains)

Greatest Solo: Nutshell (1994)

Greatest Riff: Heaven Beside You (1995)

4. Dimebag Darell (Pantera)

Greatest Solo: Domination (1990)

Greatest Riff: Cowboys From Hell (1990)

5. Dan Vickrey (Counting Crows)

Greatest Solo: A Long December (1996)

Greatest Riff: Hanginaround (1999)

6. John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Greatest Solo: Californiacation (1999)

Greatest Riff: Under The Bridge (1991)

7. Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots)

Greatest Solo: Crackerman (1992)

Greatest Riff: Creep (1992)

8. Johnny Greenwood (Radiohead)

Greatest Solo: High and Dry (1995)

Greatest Riff: Karma Police (1997)

9. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)

Greatest Solo: In Bloom (1991)

Greatest Riff: Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991)

10. Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes)

Greatest Solo: Jealous Again (1990)

Greatest Riff: She Talks To Angels (1990)

Top 10 Saddest Rock Songs

1. Hurt – Johnny Cash.

https://youtu.be/8AHCfZTRGiI

Album: Unearthed

Released: 2003

Genre: Rock

Most Depressing Lyric: I hurt myself today, to see if I still feel. I focus on the pain, the only thing that’s real.

What It’s About: Depression. Blunt, and straight to the point about manic depressive disorder. With references of self harm, suicidal thoughts, & drug addiction.

2. Snuff – Slipknot.

https://youtu.be/LXEKuttVRIo

Album: All Hope Is Gone

Released: 2008

Genre: Alternative Rock

Most Depressing Lyric: My own was banished long ago, it took the death of hope to let you go.

What It’s About: Being cheated on and left, suffering with a broken heart from the betrayal which is referred to throughout the song. And the unrequited love. It is believed that it is based on the experience of frontman Corey Taylor’s first divorce, and that the song was about his ex wife.

3. Disarm – The Smashing Pumpkins.

https://youtu.be/d1acEVmnVhI

Album: Siamese Dream

Released: 1993

Genre: Alternative Rock

Most Depressing Lyric: Disarm you with a smile, and leave you like they left me here. To wither in denial, I bet I’ll miss someone whose left alone. The years burn. The years burn.

What It’s About: Child abuse. Straight up. Lead singer Billy Corgan has openly talked about growing up in a abusive household. His father was a heroin addict who would torcher him. From burning cigarettes out on him, to beating him, to force feeding him, to name calling, & more horrible things. The acoustic ballad was made to be soft on purpose by Corgan, because he told the public he had no feelings of rage whatsoever towards his father and to what he did to him. Just sadness. And the painful song expresses his tender emotions towards him and the situation.

4. Something In The Way – Nirvana.

https://youtu.be/aXap5hZaqZ8

Album: Nevermind

Released: 1991

Genre: Alternative Rock

Most Depressing Lyric: Underneath the bridge, the tarp has sprung a leak. And the animals I’ve trapped have all become my pets. And I’m living off of grass. And the drippings from the ceiling. But it’s okay to eat fish, ‘cause they don’t have any feelings.

What It’s About: Being homeless. For a short period of time, Kurt Cobain was living under a bridge in Aberdeen. He wrote the song under that bridge one day. When he turned 18, his father kicked him out of the house. He moved in with his mom, but later moved out because his mom’s boyfriend would beat her. And he would’ve rather be homeless than witness that. He became a janitor at his high school, and made enough money to afford a 1 bedroom studio apartment. After all the days of sleeping on the streets, and in hospital waiting rooms.

5. Colorblind – Counting Crows.

https://youtu.be/c7s99yPYFts

Album: This Desert Life

Released: 1999

Genre: Rock

Most Depressing Lyric: I am covered in skin, no one gets to come in. Pull me out from inside. I am folded, and unfolded, and unfolding. I am colorblind.

What It’s About: Depersonalization disorder. Lead singer Adam Duritz is a well known long time sufferer of mental illness. From depression, to more serious things such as this – it hasn’t been an easy road for him. Depersonalization disorder is a physiological illness in which someone looses their grip with reality, and the world more often times than not feels like a hallucination. Or a dream. It can be very dangerous and lead to risky behavior, because you think it’s not real. There is treatment, but no cure. Duritz wrote Colorblind while sitting at the piano one day after experiencing an episode.

6. Wake Me Up When September Ends – Green Day.

https://youtu.be/NU9JoFKlaZ0

Album: American Idiot

Released: 2004

Genre: Alternative Rock

Most Depressing Lyric: As my memory rests, but never forgets what I lost – wake me up when September ends. Like my father, it’s come to pass – twenty years has gone so fast. Wake me up when September ends.

What It’s About: Death of father. Billie Joe Armstrong’s dad died of cancer early September of 1980. Armstrong was only 8. After his dad’s funeral, he locked himself in his room crying – telling his mom to come back when September ends. Loss of a parent at such an early age is heavy.

7. Black – Pearl Jam.

https://youtu.be/5ZH2it92ZmA

Album: Ten

Released: 1991

Genre: Grunge

Most Depressing Lyric: I know someday you’ll have a beautiful life, I know you’ll be a star. In somebody else’s sky. But why, why, why? Why can’t it be, can’t it be me?

What It’s About: Getting your heart shattered. At 15, Eddie Vedder lost his virginity to a girl who skipped town on him after dumping him. Never getting to see her again. Black became the break up anthem due to the lyric above. As the line was based on what actually happened. He didn’t want to shine in anyone else’s sky but hers, but they weren’t meant to be. So she told him that he will have a great beautiful life one day, it just wasn’t going to be with her. And her saying the girl who lands you is lucky. He’s left shattered asking “why can’t I be yours? Why can’t I shine in your sky?”…brutal…the MTV unplugged version gets me every time with the “we belong together….”

8. So Far Away – Avenged Sevenfold.

https://youtu.be/A7ry4cx6HfY

Album: Nightmare

Released: 2010

Genre: Alternative Rock

Most Depressing Lyric: Lived a life so endlessly, never feared for anything. I tried to heal your broken heart with all that I could. Will you stay? Will you stay away forever? How do I live without the ones I love? Time still turns the pages of the book it’s burnt. Place and time, always on my mind. I have so much to say, but you’re so far away.

What It’s About: Loss of a loved one. A7X’s drummer The Rev overdosed on heroin December of 2009. He was lead singer M Shadows best friend for a long time. It was a lot for him to deal with. He wrote the song about that tragedy, and dedicates the album to him.

9. Echo – Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

https://youtu.be/OjC1Idf9w_4

Album: Echo

Released: 1999

Genre: Rock

Most Depressing Lyric: Well, I woke up right here in a pool of sweat. With a box of pills and you. Yeah, and I’m gonna keep my head. And I’m gonna keep my cool. Oh, I’m so in love with you. There may have been a girl, but there was never a kiss.

What It’s About: Tom Petty’s divorce. Tom Petty’s divorced hit him hard. It brought out so many levels of guilt, pain, and so much more. In this song he sings his heart out. It’s said to be this whole record was about his divorce. He had a kid and was paying child support, and he felt shame because that child wasn’t growing up in a household with two parents who were together. So, he turned to drugs and entered a heavy depression. This song, a reflection on all of that.

10. Sour Girl – Stone Temple Pilots.

https://youtu.be/YxS4lqppZ6Y

Album: No. 4

Released: 1999

Genre: Alternative Rock

Most Depressing Lyric: She turned away, what was she looking at? She was a sour girl the day that she met me. Hey, what are you looking at? She was a happy girl the day that she left me.

What It’s About: Scott Weiland’s divorce. This is notably the only song on the list that’s upbeat. Scott’s divorce completely ruined him. Similar to Petty it was the only woman he had ever been with. And he turned to drugs afterwards due to the guilt of having a kid who was growing up with two parents who weren’t together. His divorce was a bit uglier, as his wife went back and sued him a lot more – and allegedly cheated on him while married. There as Petty just married someone who wasn’t right for him, and was depressed. Never the less, people don’t get married so they can get divorced – so it’s a sucky experience…

Thanks for reading! Was there a song I left out? Comment below!

Top 20 Best Guitar Riffs Of The 90’s

1. Bullet With Butterfly Wings (1995)

https://youtu.be/8-r-V0uK4u0

Artist: The Smashing Pumpkins

Album: Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness

Genre: Alternative Rock

Played by: Billy Corgan

2. Smells Like Teen Spirit (1991)

https://youtu.be/hTWKbfoikeg

Artist: Nirvana

Album: Nevermind

Genre: Alternative Rock

Played by: Kurt Cobain

3. Hanginaround (1999)

https://youtu.be/ARiiO_41Id8

Artist: Counting Crows

Album: This Desert Life

Genre: Alternative Rock

Played by: Dan Vickrey

4. Brain Stew (1996)

https://youtu.be/IPeJ7iM55hc

Artist: Green Day

Album: Insomniac

Genre: Punk Rock

Played by: Billie Joe Armstrong

5. Black (1991)

https://youtu.be/IpwHB2U3J1s

Artist: Pearl Jam

Album: Ten

Genre: Grunge

Played by: Mike McCready

6. Creep (1992)

https://youtu.be/sT1DdO3SISg

Artist: Stone Temple Pilots

Album: Core

Genre: Grunge

Played by: Dean DeLeo

7. Heaven Beside You (1995)

https://youtu.be/dIE-6w72bDo

Artist: Alice In Chains

Album: Alice In Chains

Genre: Alternative Rock

Played by: Jerry Cantrell

8. Into The Great Wide Open (1991)

https://youtu.be/xqmFxgEGKH0

Artist: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

Album: Into The Great Wide Open

Genre: Heartland Rock

Played by: Mike Campbell

9. Mysterious Ways (1991)

https://youtu.be/Kd66OUbCnLs

Artist: U2

Album: Acthung Baby

Genre: Pop Rock

Played by: The Edge

10. Secret Garden (1995)

https://youtu.be/WY1spB1J0vw

Artist: Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band

Album: Secret Garden

Genre: Soft Rock

Played by: Bruce Springsteen

11. Lie In Our Graves (1996)

https://youtu.be/-H5H07NjiUE

Artist: Dave Matthews Band

Album: Crash

Genre: Soft Rock

Played by: Dave Matthews

12. Losing My Religion (1991)

https://youtu.be/cD9h55Mq-Ns

Artist: R.E.M.

Album: Shiny Happy People

Genre: Alternative Rock

Played by: Peter Buck

13. Machinehead (1994)

https://youtu.be/fLIahLa5eI8

Artist: Bush

Album: Sixteen Stone

Genre: Alternative Rock

Played by: Nigel Thornton

14. Karma Police (1997)

https://youtu.be/nbCOAPR33ME

Artist: Radiohead

Album: OK Computer

Genre: Alternative Rock

Played by: Johnny Greenwood

15. Scar Tissue (1999)

https://youtu.be/mzJj5-lubeM

Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Album: Californiacation

Genre: Alternative Rock

Played by: John Frusciante

16. Please Forgive Me (1998)

https://youtu.be/qmFRXwYKQwU

Artist: David Gray

Album: White Ladder

Genre: Soft Rock

Played by: David Gray

17. She Talks To Angels (1990)

https://youtu.be/8_5U0M9ErGA

Artist: The Black Crowes

Album: Shake Your Money Maker

Genre: Rock

Played by: Rich Robinson

18. 6th Avenue Heartache (1996)

https://youtu.be/kXDiGtgPL6E

Artist: The Wallflowers

Album: Bringing Down The Horse

Genre: Rock

Played by: Mike Campbell

19. Hook (1994)

https://youtu.be/pdz5kCaCRFM

Artist: Blues Traveler

Album: Four

Genre: Rock

Played by: Chan Kincla

20. Santa Monica (1995)

https://youtu.be/hwt9Yq6CVSY

Artist: Everclear

Album: Santa Monica

Genre: Alternative Rock

Played by: Art Aleakis

Top 10 Best British Rock Bands

1. The Beatles

Formed: 1958

Established: 1960

Place Of Birth: Liverpool, England, United Kingdom.

Genre: Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Pop, Art-pop, Blues Rock.

2. The Rolling Stones

Formed: 1962

Established: 1964

Place Of Birth: London, England, United Kingdom.

Genre: Classic Rock, Blues Rock, Disco, Rock, Pop.

3. Queen

Formed: 1970

Established: 1972

Place Of Birth: London, England, United Kingdom.

Genre: Classic Rock, Glam Rock, Pop, Disco, Pop Rock, Progressive Rock.

4. The Police

Formed: 1977

Established: 1978

Place Of Birth: London, England, United Kingdom.

Genre: Classic Rock, Reggae Rock, Post-punk, New Wave.

5. Pink Floyd

Formed: 1965

Established: 1967

Place Of Birth: London, England, United Kingdom.

Genre: Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Art-rock.

6. Bush

Formed: 1992

Established: 1994

Place Of Birth: London, England, United Kingdom.

Genre: Alternative Rock, Post-grunge, Hard Rock, Brit-pop.

7. Radiohead

Formed: 1985

Established: 1993

Place Of Birth: Oxford, England, United Kingdom.

Genre: Alternative Rock, Art-rock, Electronic Rock.

8. The Clash

Formed: 1975

Established: 1976

Place Of Birth: London, England, United Kingdom.

Genre: Punk Rock, Classic Rock, Reggae Rock, Post-punk, New Wave.

9. The Cure

Formed: 1976

Established: 1979

Place Of Birth: Crawley, England, United Kingdom.

Genre: Classic Rock, Gothic Rock, Post-punk, New Wave, Adult Alternative, Alternative Rock.

10. Fleetwood Mac

Formed: 1967

Established: 1970

Place Of Birth: London, England, United Kingdom.

Genre: Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Blues Rock.

Top 10 Best Alternative Rock Bands

1. The Smashing Pumpkins (Since 1988)

Formed: 1988

Established: 1991

Place Of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States.

2. Nirvana (1987-1994)

Formed: 1987

Established: 1989

Place Of Birth: Aberdeen, Washington, United States.

Reasoning Of Departure: Death Of Frontman.

3. Counting Crows (Since 1991)

Formed: 1991

Established: 1993

Place Of Birth: Berkeley, California, United States.

4. Green Day (Since 1986)

Formed: 1986

Established: 1991

Place Of Birth: Oakland, California, United States.

5. Pearl Jam (Since 1990)

Formed: 1990

Established: 1991

Place Of Birth: Seattle, Washington, United States.

6. Stone Temple Pilots (Since 1985)

Formed: 1985

Established: 1992

Place Of Birth: San Diego, California, United States.

7. Alice In Chains (Since 1987)

Formed: 1987

Established: 1990

Place Of Birth: Seattle, Washington, United States.

8. U2 (Since 1976)

Formed: 1976

Established: 1983

Place Of Birth: Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland.

9. Dave Matthews Band (Since 1991)

Formed: 1991

Established: 1994

Place Of Birth: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States.

10. R.E.M. (1983-2011)

Formed: 1983

Established: 1984

Place Of Birth: Athens, Georgia, United States.

Top 10 Best California Rock Bands

1. Counting Crows

Formed: 1991

Established: 1993

Place Of Birth: Berkeley, California, United States.

Genre: Rock, Alternative Rock.

2. Green Day

Formed: 1986

Established: 1991

Place Of Birth: Oakland, California, United States.

Genre: Alternative Rock, Pop-punk, Punk Rock.

3. Stone Temple Pilots

Formed: 1985

Established: 1992

Place Of Birth: San Diego, California, United States.

Genre: Grunge, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Post-grunge, Pop Rock.

4. Red Hot Chili Peppers

Formed: 1983

Established: 1984

Place Of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States.

Genre: Alternative Rock, Funk Rock, Post-punk, Rap Rock.

5. The Wallflowers

Formed: 1989

Established: 1992

Place Of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States.

Genre: Rock, Roots Rock, Soft Rock, Adult Alternative, Alternative Rock, Adult Rock.

6. The Eagles

Formed: 1971

Established: 1972

Place Of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States.

Genre: Classic Rock, Folk Rock.

7. Creedence Clearwater Revival

Formed: 1966

Established: 1969

Place Of Birth: El Cerrito, California, United States.

Genre: Classic Rock, Blues Rock, Southern Rock.

8. The Doors

Formed: 1965

Established: 1968

Place Of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States.

Genre: Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock, Progressive Rock.

9. Avenged Sevenfold

Formed: 1999

Established: 2001

Place Of Birth: Huntington Beach, California, United States.

Genre: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal.

10. Blink-182

Formed: 1992

Established: 1998

Place Of Birth: Poway, California, United States.

Genre: Skate-punk, Pop-punk, Punk Rock, Alternative Rock, Pop Rock.

Closer to You ~ The Wallflowers (Lyrics In Description)

Hey guys! In the past I’ve done plenty of lyrics in description blogs, and today I’m taking a look at one of my all time favorite songs by one of my all time favorite bands – “Closer to You”, by The Wallflowers. In the previous blog, I had already explained a little bit of it. But, I thought it’d be fun to analyze the whole thing. I really do love everything about this song. It sounds sweet and haunting, and at the same time. And the lyrics really hit home. Let’s dive into ‘em right now….

VERSE #1

How soft a whisper can get, when you’re walkin’ through a crowded space. I hear every word being said, and I remember that everyday I get a little bit closer to you. You.

Verse #1 is all about introducing the setting, in my opinion. He’s walking with this girl as she talks to him, as he listens intensely to every word she says. And he remembers that every time they meet up again, he knows her a little better than the last. Therefore, he gets closer to her. From no physical contact, to a high five, to hugging – to me.

VERSE #2

How long an hour can take, when you’re starin’ into open space. When I feel I’m slipping further away, well I remember that everyday I get a little bit closer to you.

CHORUS

You. To you. You.

The chorus is just a filler-in hook, of course.

Verse #2, however is just kicking up the relatable level. The lyrics depict the story furthermore. “How long an hour can take”, implies that he is waiting for something (for when he can see her, of course…)

Staring into open space is just a filler that rhymes due to verse #1.

“When I feel I’m slipping further away, I remember that everyday I get a little bit closer to you…”

Whenever he feels himself slide into depression due to being apart from her for such long periods of time, he looks up in hope remembering that another day that passes – is another day closer to seeing her again. When he feels he’s slipping further away, he remembers everyday he gets a little bit closer to you, thus boosting his mood – getting butterflies thinking about the next time they meet.

INTERLUDE

These are the days that I won’t get back, I won’t hear you cry or hear you laugh. And when it’s a quiet, and I don’t hear a thing. Well, I can always hear you breathe. You know there’s nowhere else I’ve wanted to be, than be there when you needed me. I’m sorry too, but don’t give up on me. And just remember that when you were asleep, I got a little bit closer to you.

CHORUS

You. To you. You.

OUTRO

You know there’s nowhere else I’ve wanted to be (you)

Than be there when you needed me (to you)

I’m sorry too, but don’t give up on me (you)

And just remember that when you were asleep, I got a little bit closer to you.

The interlude is the section of the song that most listeners classify as a real puzzler. In reality, it’s pretty self explanatory.

After only seeing her so often, he counts the days till he sees her again. Those days he counts are days he won’t get back, and he won’t spend time with her – laughing with her and crying with her. People view him wasting his time by counting those days, but for him – it makes the wait less agonizing.

“And when it’s quiet, and I don’t hear a thing. Well, I can always hear you breathe.”

When he is alone, with nothing but his thoughts and memories of the time he spent with her – he can’t talk to or see her. But he can still remember the wonderful sound that was her breathing.

At this point in the lyrics, he’s made mistakes along the way and the distance becomes tough for him. She feels sorry. He’s sorry too, but he pleads her not to give up on him because of that.

“I’m sorry too, but don’t give up on me.”…

I’ve always loved this part. He’s saying he’s sorry, but on top of that – asking for her to give him another chance, and that he will do anything he can to make it right. And to make it up to her.

This next line is wildly debated, but everyone always gets it wrong.

“When you were asleep I got a little bit closer to you…”

Many people get confused, saying this line means that he took advantage of her – getting physically closer.

While in reality, the context of the word closer is the same as it is used in the rest of song. He means EMOTIONALLY closer, and LITERALLY closer to seeing her again.

Sleeping isn’t what it actually means. What it means in this context, is just another way people represent night. And once night comes around, another day passes. And another day that passes, is one more day closer to seeing her again, and one day further away from him being apart from her. And also, he knows she dreams about him too, and one day she’ll have to do something about it. And one day, they will be together. While not reciprocated now, when she dreams – he appears because of how much he thinks about her. What goes around, comes around.

“And just remember” part means that whether she remembers it or not, he was there for her during her darkest hour and toughest times. So she shouldn’t give up on him because of this, even though he messed up. He loves her, and will always be there for her – even though he messed up along the way. He’ll do whatever he can to make it up to her, and will stand by her through everything.

That’s why this song is just musical perfection. Amazing composition that just matches the genius lyrics together…no other word can be used other than “perfectly”…

Thanks for reading guys. If you’re ever experiencing the emotion of a long distance kind of relationship or unrequited love, or even loss of a deceased loved one – this song will let you know you aren’t alone.

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10 Songs That Nail The Feeling Of Missing Someone Special

Ever really admire someone, yet not get to spend a lot of time with them? It’s not all bad, as some time is better than none – but you often find yourself missing that special individual. Today, I thought I’d take a look at some of my favorite songs that nail that sort of feeling.

1. Closer to You – The Wallflowers (2002)

When it’s quiet, and I don’t hear a thing. Well, I can always hear you breathe. You know there’s nowhere else I’ve wanted to be, than be there when you needed me. I’m sorry too, but don’t give up on me. And just remember that when you were asleep, I got a little bit closer to you.

This song has been on repeat for me lately. It’s probably the #1 song that nails the emotion I’m referring to/experiencing. “When I feel I’m slipping further away, well I remember that everyday I get a little bit closer to you…..”…whenever he feels his state of happiness slip further away, he just remembers that everyday he gets a little bit closer to seeing her once again. “How long an hour can take”…implies he’s waiting for something (for when he can see her)…”I can always hear you breathe”…(when he can’t talk to or see her, he can still remember the sound of her breathing)…”when you were asleep I got a little bit closer to you”…(while she was sleeping, another day passed – thus he was closer to seeing her again.)

I’ve always loved The Wallflowers, and this song has really hit home for me these past couple of months. I also love how the sound of the song is so sweet, yet haunting. Never the less, missing someone gets easier everyday – because even though you are one day further from the last time you saw them, you are also one day closer to getting to see them again. (At least in my case, and in the case Jakob Dylan..)

2. Words to Me – Sugar Ray (2001)

I look at you and try to do the best I can, but sometimes it ain’t that easy. I count the days till I see you again, you know I tried and I am sorry – one night can make a difference. Please don’t leave me hanging on and on. I see the light in your window, look at the sky and we can go away. Get up, get up, get up. And I’m gonna pick you up and take you where I wanna.

In terms of how it feels to miss someone and only see them so often, this song is just as powerful as Closer to You. Especially in my situation…”one night can make a difference…”

I understand the emotion Mark McGrath had been singing about, whether it was observational or based on a real life experience. Never the less, great and relatable song. With an upbeat, beachy vibe. And it was in Scooby Doo…the band actually made a cameo in the film singing it.

3. Lucky – Jason Mraz & Colbie Calliact (2008)

Lucky I’m in love with my best friend, lucky to have been where I have been. Lucky to be coming home again. They don’t know how long it takes, waiting for a love like this. Every time we say goodbye, I wish I had one more kiss. I’ll wait for you, I promise you. I will.

This song actually tells the story of two in a long distance relationship. Expressing that they are lucky to be together when they can, even if it means one of them is away a lot. Getting to see them after a long period of time is an indescribable experience of excitement, and the song definitely paints that picture clearly.

4. 500 Miles – The Proclaimers (1988)

When I’m lonely, well I know I’m gonna be, I’m gonna be the man who’s lonely without you. And when I’m dreaming, well I know I’m gonna dream, I’m gonna dream about the time when I’m with you. But I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more. Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles to fall down at your door.

Classic story about a dude who will go out of his way to talk to this girl whenever he gets the chance, and would walk a very long way to get to see her. It’s not that long, considering the destination…

5. Hey There, Delilah – The Plain White T’s (2005)

A thousand miles seems pretty far, but they’ve got plains and trains and cars, I’d walk to you if I had no other way. Our friends will all make fun of us, and we’ll just laugh along because we know that none of them have felt this way. Delilah, I can promise you that by the time that we get through the world will never ever be the same. And you’re to blame.

The world will change in a positive way. Age old tale. Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy. But boy leaves to tour around the world, leaving the girl behind with nothing but the songs he wrote for her. (Ignorance level 9,000)…never the less, a great song and nails the concept of the distance and the feelings distance brings. In some cases, distance can bring people closer. So close, yet so far away.

6. Here Without You – Three Doors Down (2002)

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I’m here without you baby, but you’re still on my lonely mind. I think about you baby, and I dream about you all the time.

When you can’t spend time with them, you always have your mind.

7. I Miss You – Incubus (1999)

I see your picture, I smell your skin on the empty pillow next to mine. You have only been gone 10 days, but already I’m wastin’ away. I know I’ll see you again, whether far or soon. But I need you to know that I care, and that I miss you.

Lyrical genius there. Probably the most self explanatory in terms of lyric titles as well. Just getting straight to point and what it’s about.

8. If You’re Gone – Matchbox 20 (2000)

If you’re gone, maybe it’s time to come home. There’s a little bit of something me in everything in you.

Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas expressed this song in the past as the love he has for his wife, and the pain it would bring him if she were to leave. Key word – if. Many people thought him and his wife had split up, but that was the genius of “IF You’re Gone…”, the lyric above sorta accurately describes this emotion.

9. Anna Begins – Counting Crows (1993)

In this time when her kindness falls like rain, it washes me away. And Anna begins to change her mind. In these seconds when I’m shaking, she leaves me shuddering for days and she says “oh Lord, I’m not ready for this sort of thing”…

Counting Crows Adam Duritz in the past had expressed this about being in love with someone you cannot be in a relationship with. Whether it’s just a story about the concept of being in love with someone you can’t be with or a real life experience is unknown, but either way it’s a great song – and still one of my all time favorites by one of the greatest bands ever.

10. The Celestials – The Smashing Pumpkins (2012)

Til the end, I’m gonna love you 101 percent. I’m gonna love you til the end. Til the end, I’m gonna find you and never run against. I’m gonna find you til the end.

To be honest, I’m pretty sure this is a song you just have to make up your own meaning to. Billy Corgan is usually opposed to giving out song meanings, because he wants the listener to create their own experience. My interpretation of the song is about what the base of this whole blog post is – missing someone you wish you could spend more time with…

Anyways, thanks to those who took the time to read this! If you ever experience this feeling, I’d give these songs a listen.

I wrote a song about it too, it’s called “Too Real”, and I will be recording it with Candlebox’s Peter Klett soon, for info on that – follow me on Instagram @savingrockmusic!

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