"After all is said and done, we'll all be skulls."
There are any number of ways to celebrate Valentine's Day. But Jenny Lewis seems perfectly happy to leave all the chocolates, elaborate flower displays and corny cards to the rest of you and focus on what makes her heart sing: super sad songs about tragic love affairs. The singer released the latest track from her upcoming On the Line (March 22) album on Thursday (Feb. 14), the lush lament "Heads Gonna Roll."
The country-ish waltz opens with a vivid description of a scenario with the kind of guy you defintely want to keep in the friend zone. "Since I haven't talked to you/ I dream about your baby blues and/ Wonder why you stopped getting high/ Even though we were just friends/ I think of us as bookends/ And I'm gonna love you till I die," she sings in a dreamy voice over acoustic guitar and piano.
Lewis gets clear-eyed and really real about where we'll all end up on the song's chorus, on which she croons, "Oh, heads gonna roll baby/ Everybody's gotta pay that toll and maybe/ After all is said and done/ We'll all be skulls/ Heads are gonna roll," after several verses about her travels with a some super interesting characters, including a "narcoleptic poet from Duluth" who she disagreed with about everything, "from Elliott Smith to Grenadine."