On September 24, 2013, San Diego, California based post-hardcore band Pierce The Veil released a reissued version of their 2012 album Selfish Machines. This reissue contains the original 12 tracks, but now there is a bonus song, Kissing In Cars. This a slower paced song with an acoustic guitar and soft drums. The song keeps with the accustomed post-hardcore style of lyrics, although the sound is slightly different.
The song talks a lot about love, and having faith in love. While love is a very wide topic and it is a popular to see in music, this song takes an interesting spin on the idea of a relationship.
It starts off with the lyrics of, “As we wake up in your room, / Your face is the first thing I see, / The first time I’ve seen love, / And the last I’ll ever need,” (www.azlyrics.com). Now if that is not something sweet to say to someone, then I don’t know what is. That is one of the best lines of someone’s proclamation of love that I have ever heard.
The second verse goes on to give another wonderfully crafted expression of love. The lyrics give a wonderful feeling of the admiration he holds for his special someone, “You remind her that your future would be nothing without her, / Never lose her, I’m afraid, / Better think of something good to say / But it’s all been done, more than once so I’ll keep on trying, / Oh God don’t let me be the only one who says…” (www.azlyrics.com). He is trying to think of something to say to let her know how much he loves her and cares for her, but everything fancy has already been said by someone once before, and he wants his to be original. Now if you ask me, that is one hell of an original statement.
The second verse starts off with another affectionate declaration, “She was always the one, / I’ll repeat it again, the one, / No such thing as too young, / Red lights flash in the car we’re kissing in,” (www.azlyrics.com). From there we move into a very insightful statement, “I’ve always tried to remind her that the future’s / Just a few heartbeats away from disaster. / I’m afraid that I’ve thrown it all away,” (www.azlyrics.com). The whole idea about disaster being just a heartbeat away is kinda scary but it is also really reliving. I can’t really explain why it’s a relieving statement, it just is…
The chorus of the song is basically telling the listener that there is no such thing as being too young to fall in love, and that if second chances at love keep coming to you, then maybe you should give love a chance and put some faith in it.
This is a different type of song to come from Pierce The Veil, but no matter the sound, the band did a wonderful job with the writing of these love-filled lyrics with little life lessons tucked into them. For this being the new, final track of the album, it is a great way to wrap it all up.
Here is the link to the reissued album on iTunes, where you can listen to a clip of the song, https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/selfish-machines-reissue/id692089179
Alyssa (Rolling Music Reviews)