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04:24 PM on 02/06/13 
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I know Thursday does things like this a lot, like how "Autobiography of a Nation" is based off of Michael Palmer's Sun, and "Time's Arrow" is based off Time's Arrow the book, and "Circuits of Fever" is about some other book; Thrice's Vheissu is based off the book V; Gatsbys American Dream's whole Ribbons and Sugar album is based on Animal Farm by George Orwell, "Fable" is about the book Lord of the Flies, et cetera.

What other songs are about literature or poetry?
06:09 PM on 02/06/13 
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The Resistance by Muse is influenced by Nineteen Eighty-Four.
06:14 PM on 02/06/13 
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Not sure if you heard of this small band called The Wonder Years. They have this crazy album called Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing, and they base a lot of it off of one of Allen Ginsberg's poems. Pretty neat, eh?!?
06:47 PM on 02/06/13 
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Pretty sure Jesse Lacey does this a lot in Brand New. I know that "Sowing Season" was based on "If-" by Rudyard Kipling
07:12 PM on 02/06/13 
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MC Lars has a whole EP of songs about Edgar Allan Poe's work.
07:42 PM on 02/06/13 
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Every Time I Die! "A Wild, Shameless Plain" references the Yeats poem "Lamia" ("a dull catalogue of common things")
"Partying is Such a Sweet Sorrow" references The Brothers Karamazov by Dostyevsky

The Graduate's song "End of the World Delight" is taken from Kurt Vonnegut, I believe in "Cat's Cradle," it's a drink one of the characters makes.
08:30 PM on 02/06/13 
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I can't confirm but I was showing my friend Stay Home by Transit and she said there were some lines in there from Into the Wild (Film or Book, I don't even know). I thought that was pretty neat though
09:31 PM on 02/06/13 
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damn. sucks that muse would make an album about 1984 and then get sucked into doing the soundtrack for the olympics. fuck resistance
09:35 PM on 02/06/13 
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Gatsbys American Dream's discography is littered with this kind of stuff
12:40 AM on 02/07/13 
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Gatsbys American Dream's discography is littered with this kind of stuff

Came here to post this.
04:18 AM on 02/07/13 
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Meg & Dia have a few songs:

"Indiana" is based on Indiana by George Sand
"Monster" based on East of Eden by John Steinbeck
"Rebecca" is based on Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
05:24 AM on 02/07/13 
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Thieves In The Night by Black Star is inspired by Toni Morrison's novel The Bluest Eye.
05:49 PM on 02/07/13 
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Not sure if you heard of this small band called The Wonder Years. They have this crazy album called Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing, and they base a lot of it off of one of Allen Ginsberg's poems. Pretty neat, eh?!?

Are you intentionally being jackass or are you legitimately that excited about that?
The poem is called America.
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Doesn't Aaron Weiss from Mewithoutyou use a lot of like religious writings for his lyrics and stuff?
06:18 PM on 02/07/13 
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Doesn't Aaron Weiss from Mewithoutyou use a lot of like religious writings for his lyrics and stuff?

Oh yeah. He does and Dustin Kensrue and I think Jesse Lacey too



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