Music Monday: “The Way the News Goes” by Periphery

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Music Monday is a meme, created by Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek, where I focus on a song I absolutely love and feel needs to be shared.

Song: “The Way the News Goes”
Artist: Periphery
Album: Periphery III: Select Difficulty (2016)

Lyrics taken from genius.com

Wake up
As I stumble into a blinding light
Deeper breaths enough to kill the highest highs
Take one good look, I’m at the lowest low again
Down at the bottom, but I’m fine
Tears march to lullabies and beat me like a drum, oh no!
It’s not your average fucking misery
This heart has chords, but not a single one sounds new or fun
Hit strings in dissonance
Pick on and on and on!

[Chorus]
Show them how to fly away when this world is torn
If you feel like dying, lose that forever
You’re shining and it shows

You’re shining and it shows
Living through the highest highs
You’re shining and it shows
Down at the bottom, but I’m fine

I try to feed it, but it still wants more
Give me that feeling that I’m looking for

[Chorus]
Show them how to fly away when this world is torn
If you feel like dying, lose that forever
We’re shining and it shows

Wake up
As I stumble into a blinding light
Deeper breaths enough to kill the highest highs
Take one look and I’m at the lowest low again
At the bottom, but I’m fine
At the bottom, but it’s all so wrong
(We’re shining and it shows)
(Wake up)
At the bottom, but it’s all so wrong

Tears march to lullabies and beat me like a drum
It’s not your average fucking misery
This heart has chords, but not a single one sounds new or fun
So long for sanity
For now that’s how it goes

Tears march to lullabies and beat me like a drum
It’s not your average fucking misery
This heart has chords, but not a single one sounds new or fun
So long to sanity
For now that’s how it goes

From Periphery’s third self-titled album, “The Way the News Goes” brings a more clean, melodic approach to the heavy metal band’s catalog. Beginning with a mesmerizing guitar line by Mark Holcomb that permeates throughout the track, singer Spencer Sotelo and the rest of the band come in strong before a chorus carried atop drummer Matt Halpern’s solid blast beats. The song bobs between the heaviness and melodic approach Periphery are so good at balancing, with the lyrics describing a pragmatic explanation of how the narrator feels at the time; though things aren’t great now, that’s just how it goes sometimes.

Fun fact: the title of the song is a reference to the Rick and Morty episode, “Total Rickall”, in which Rick showcases the many strange catchphrases he says, including, “And that’s the waaaaaay the news goes!”

If you enjoyed this song, please feel free to check out the artist’s social media accounts below!

Band Links:
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