Shuffle Song of the Day (3/11/18): “Rite of Spring” by Angels and Airwaves

“Rite of Spring” is a song off the 2007 album “I-Empire” by Angels and Airwaves. Led by former Blink-182 frontman Tom Delonge, Angels and Airwaves is basically just Blink with some spacy computer effects and a lot more Tom. They formed when Tom left Blink for the first time back in 05, and are the only Blink-182 side project that still exists (+44 and Box Car Racer being the others).  The space-themed effects make a lot sense because Tom Delonge is a certified lunatic who claims he’s been abducted by aliens before, but enough about that. This song is a look into Tom’s personal life, and talks about what things were like when he was growing up. It touches on some of the shit he went through as a kid (His dad’s affair, getting expelled from school etc.) and the steps he took to stay optimistic through it all. It’s pretty hard to hate a song like this because it’s catchy, and has some great lyrics that a lot of people can relate to. Hopefully Tom will stop taking acid and hunting aliens soon so he can rejoin Blink-182, but unfortunately I don’t think he’s gonna be satisfied until he has video evidence of him getting anal probed in a UFO.

Favorite Lyric(s)

“If I had a chance for another try, I wouldn’t change a thing, it’s made me all of who I am inside”

“And if I could I’d thank God that I am here and that I am alive, and everyday I wake I tell myself a little harmless lie: The whole wide world is mine”

“The summers gone, the years have past, my friends have changed, a few did last”

“It’s all success if it’s what you need, do what you like and do it honestly”


Link to Spotify playlist with all of the shuffle songs of the day



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