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100 Best Songs of the 2000s

89

Bright Eyes, 'Lua'


Bright Eyes, 'Lua'
89/100

Conor Oberst tells a sad story about a girl whose crappy life is about to get much, much worse, because she's about to fall in love with Conor Oberst. "Me, I'm not a gamble," he sings. "You can count on me to split." By the end of the song, they're stuck in druggy depression — yet they're still together, and the folkie melody gives you hope it might last until morning.

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