Lyrically Speaking;

Having always been drawn to meaningful lyrics. The thought of having a feature spotlighting some of the artists whose lyrics spark emotion while inspiring thought felt important. From the time I first heard bands such as Embrace and Rites of Spring to some of todays artists and unintentional poets. Good lyrics are worth celebrating. With “Lyrically Speaking”, the hope is to put a spotlight on some of the artists who are putting meaning and a poetic twist on the songs they write. First up is Richmond Virginia’s Positive No. Northern Aggressor is a track from their upcoming debut full length album Glossa. Be sure to follow the link at the bottom of the page to order your copy.   J.D.


Northern Aggressor – By Richmond VA’s Positive No

Air Conditioning sounds like a running car.
Bus stop cigarettes keep smoking when you’re gone.

Gun and knife show handbills mocking pacifists.
Rebel flags keep coming back, what year is this?

What year is this?

Buttermilk has Southern charm
but home is where your records are.

One house buys and sells but never offers trade.
Tiny ziplock bags lie yawning in the shade.

The rhythm of the day is set by cargo trains.
Humid diesel perfume wanders like a stray,

an unwanted stray.

Buttermilk has Southern charm
but home is where my records are.

What is in a namesake?
There are no swans in Swan Lake.

Positve No Band

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