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I love covers. It’s kind of a music fetish of mine when a great band/singer can take someone else’s song and make it their own, whether it be remaining true to the original or mutating into something completely different altogether. Some of my favorites off the top of my head are Bitches Ain’t Shit by Ben Folds; Hey Ya by Obadiah Parker, Crazy by Ray Lamontagne, This Charming Man by Death Cab for Cutie; etc. and so on goes the list. However! Today I will share one that i just heard like ten minutes ago and inspired me to write this post. It’s not so much that this song is exceptional or life-changing or anything. It just happened to fit in perfectly with how I feel this exact moment and whatnot so here it is. With or Without You by U2 covered by Keane. Enjoy.

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So I was watching TV one day…surprise surprise…and this dentyne ice commercial came on with trippy animated-type graphics with a frog and a princess. Here’s the link anyhooz…I was like mmkay I’m digging this…then like 19 seconds into it the chorus starts on the song and I fell in love instantly with the song Stuttering by Ben’s Brother. So being the awesome pirate I am (yargh!), I limewired the crap out of this song and started listening to it nonstop, and it has been one of my all-time favorite songs since.

I freakin’ love everything about this song. Startng from the awesome yet simple guitar riffs (and the solo) to the ingeniously awesome lyrics and how it all comes together musically. So two thumbs up for the song and I recommend it to anyone who’s ever stut stut stut stut stuttered in front of  someone he/she has had a crush on. Or anyone else who’s interested. Happy Stuttering!

(Lyrics)

[Verse 1:]
It’s been, it’s been, it’s been, it’s been
su-su-such a long time, long time, long time
since anybody touched me, touched me, touched me
the way that you touch me
So if I stutter, stutter, stutter
and I feel so so so unsexy
so maybe I’ll just keep my mouth shut at least until you kiss me

[Chorus:]
So kiss me again
Cause only you can stop this stut-stut-stut-stuttering
Kiss me again
And ease my su-su su-su su-su s-su-s-suffering

[Verse 2:]
I know I know
it’s so it’s so sy-sy-symbolic of everything
Everything that’s wrong with me and you
So tell me what I’m supposed to do
Oh it’s been ages since we’ve been really honest

but I can make ch-ch-ch-changes if you really want this

[Chorus]
So kiss me again
Cause only you can stop this stut-stut-stut-stuttering
Kiss me again
And ease my su-su su-su su-su s-su-s-suffering

Kiss me again
Cause only you can stop this stut-stut-stut-stut-stuttering
Kiss me again
And ease my su-su su-su su-su s-su-s-suffering