Not complex per say, but clouded metaphors, really full lyrics that you sit back and say man he put a lot of time into. The discussion is pretty self explanatory, but first off, although I do love Blue and Pinkerton the most, I'm not going to sit hear and boast of the greatness, enough of that is being done, but show you a transition.
Is crowdin' my icebox
Somebody's cold one
Is givin' me chills
Guess I'll just close my eyes"
"I will crush your pretty
Toenails into a thousand pieces."
"What could you possibly see in little ol' 3 chord me?"
(Favorite line ever, and I could very well be biased, you tell me)
"I don't feel the joy
I don't feel the pain
You were just a toy
I am just insane"
"You don't keep house and I'm a slob
You're freakin' out cause I can't keep a job
We don't update our blogs
We are trainwrecks"
"I got a PC, you got a Mac
I'm giving you flak for your AirPort
I read books and you watch TV
You wanna be free to relax more"
Am I just not getting it or does anyone else just see the lack of substance in rivers' recent lyrics?
Also the Red Album is kind of an odd ball as it's a later album and it's lyrics aren't too bad.