list has brought me much contemplation. As so much thought goes into each Third Eye Blind song, the same process has befallen upon me when trying to rank their top 13. What exactly constitutes a good song? Much, by the looks of things. I’ve placed these songs in accordance of which I believe to contain the best of the following: hooks, lyrics and musical composition. Now I’ve finally completed this list, I realize how Stephan Jenkins must feel when he completes an album! Enjoy reading darlings!
13) Another Life
Although Out of the Vein may mostly focus on Stephan Jenkins’ relationship with actress Charlize Theron, this track, hidden away at the end of the album, shows him in a different light – his life after the breakup. Another life is a real compositional masterpiece, with Tony shredding his guitar to level’s Kevin Cadogan would be proud of. It really does mark a fitting close to the bands 3rd album and although a hidden track, it receives acclaim as being the best song on the record.
Best lyric – Time goes by and I realize, that I’m alright, you thought nothing would be the same, but life comes ’round again, quick wits and all curious all caught up in what you say, and makes me grab the time before it slips away.
12) I Want You
The beginning of ‘the big four’ on self-titled, I Want You presents itself as a gem smacked right in the 3/4s of the album. It’s experimental sound makes it appear like no other song 3EB has ever really produced and lyrically, it could well be up there due to the nature of its subject. We’ve all been there, wanting someone we know, deep down, we will never be able to get. Jenkins allows us to connect with this feeling in this genius track.
Best lyric – The village church yard is filled with bones weeping in the grave, The silver lining of clouds shines on people Jesus couldn’t save, You want to know how deeply my soul goes, Deeper than bones.