Monday, 9 July 2018

1268. I walk a little faster - Fiona Apple





Pretending that we'll meet
Each time I turn a corner
I walk a little faster

Pretending life is sweet
Cause love's around the corner
I walk a little faster

Can't begin to see my future shine as yet
No sign as yet, you're mine as yet
Rushing to a face I can't define as yet
Keep bumping into walls and taking lots of falls
And even though I meet 'round each and every corner
With nothing but disaster
I set my chin a little higher, I hope a little longer
Build a little stronger castle in the air
And thinking you'll be there, I walk a little faster

Can't begin to see my future shine as yet
No sign as yet, you're mine as yet
Rushing to a face I can't define as yet
Keep bumping into walls and taking lots of falls
But even though I meet 'round each and every corner
With nothing but disaster
I set my chin a little higher, I hope a little longer
Build a little stronger castle in the air
And thinking you'll be there, I walk a little faster

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

1267. Fluorescent adolescent - Arctic Monkeys



You used to get it in your fishnets
Now you only get it in your night dress
Discarded all the naughty nights for niceness
Landed in a very common crisis

Everything's in order in a black hole
Nothing seems as pretty as the past though
That Bloody Mary's lacking in Tabasco
Remember when you used to be a rascal?

Oh, the boy's a slag, the best you ever had
The best you ever had is just a memory and those dreams
Not as daft as they seem, not as daft as they seem
My love, when you dream them up

Flicking through a little book of sex tips
Remember when the boys were all electric?
Now when she's told she's gonna get it
I'm guessing that she'd rather just forget it

Clinging to not getting sentimental
Said she wasn't going but she went still
Likes her gentlemen not to be gentle
Was it a Mecca dauber or a betting pencil?

Oh, the boy's a slag, the best you ever had
The best you ever had is just a memory and those dreams
Weren't daft as they seem, not as daft as they seem
My love, when you dream them up oh, Flo
Where did you go?
Where did you go?
Where did you go?

You're falling about
You took a left off Last Laugh Lane
Just sounding it out
But you're not coming back again
You're falling about
You took a left off Last Laugh Lane
You were just sounding it out
But you're not coming back again

You used to get it in your fishnets
(Falling about) Now you only get it in your night dress
Discarded all the naughty nights for niceness
(You took a left off Last Laugh Lane) Landed in a very common crisis
Everything's in order in a black hole
Nothing seems as pretty as the past though (You were just sounding it out)
(You're not coming back again) That Bloody Mary's lacking in Tabasco
Remember when you used to be a rascal?

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

1266. Nothing at all - Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite



On the kindness of strangers
I’ve come to depend
For a shoulder to lean
Or a hand to lend
This world’s too hard
To not have someone break my fall
We climb this world stone by stone
We love each other bone by bone
There are sins for which
One just cannot atone
There’s a price we pay
For the places we lay
For putting it all on the line
So far down the only sound
Is something leaving you behind
What if we end just where we begin
Everywhere we go
We have already been
Would you relive the pain
Or would you call it a draw
Nothing at all
All or nothing at all

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

1265. Ten million slaves - Otis Taylor



Rain and fire crossed that ocean
Another mad man done struck again
Rain and fire crossed that ocean
Another mad man done struck again

Sitting down here fallout shelter
Paint my walls, twice a week
Sitting down here fallout shelter
Think about the slaves, long time ago

Ten million slaves crossed that ocean
They had shackles on their legs
Ten million slaves crossed that ocean
They had shackles on their legs

Don't know where, where they're going
Don't know where, where they've been
Don't know where, where they're going
Don't know where, where they've been

Sun goes out, you'll be standing
You'll be standing by yourself
Sun goes out, you'll be standing
You'll be standing by yourself

Ten million slaves crossed that ocean
They had shackles on their legs
Ten million slaves crossed that ocean
They had shackles on their legs

Don't know where, where they're going
Don't know where, where they've been
Don't know where, where they're going
Don't know where, where they've been

Ten million slaves crossed that ocean
They had shackles on their legs
Food goes bad, food looks rancid
But they ate it anyway

Don't know where, where they're going
Don't know where, where they've been
Don't know where, where they're going
Don't know where, where they've been

Sun goes out, you'll be standing
You'll be standing all alone
Sun goes out, you'll be standing
You'll be standing all alone
All alone, all alone, all alone, all alone, all alone

Sunday, 15 April 2018

1264. Ragged wood - Fleet Foxes





Come down from the mountain, you have been gone too long
The spring is upon us, follow my only song
Settle down with me by the fire of my yearning
You should come back home, back on your own now

The world is alive now, in and outside our home
You run through the forest, settle before the sun
Darling, I can barely remember you beside me
You should come back home, back on your own now

You should come back home, back on your own now

In the evening light, when the woman of the woods came by
To give to you the word of the old man
In the morning tide, when the sparrow and the seagull fly
And Johnathan and Evelyn get tied

Lie to me if you will
At the top of Beringer Hill
Tell me anything you want
Any old lie will do
Call me back to you

Back to you

Lie to me if you will
At the top of Beringer Hill
Tell me anything you want
Any old lie will do
Call me back to you
Back to you
Back to you
Back to you
Back to you
Back to you

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

1263. Step into my office baby - Belle & Sebastian



She called me up today
Meet me down at the old cafe
I jumped into the shower
I was getting my marching orders

We need to talk
Step into my office, baby
I want to give you the job
A chance of overtime
Say, my place at nine?

She'd never stand for any lies
She's got an Out Tray full of guys
I could sense a breath, a whole new feeling
Now she says she wants to call a meeting

We need to talk
Step into my office, baby
I want to give you the job
A chance of overtime
Say, my place at nine?

I'm a slave to work
I'm only living when I walk amongst the office staff
And catch up with the office wag
I'll be in bed by nine
My curtains drawn
My thoughts composed
I get to work on time

She gave me some dictation
But my strength is in administration
I took down all she said
I even took down her little red dress

We need to talk
Step into my office, baby
I'm want to give you the job
I'm pushing for a raise
I've been pushing now for days

My output is in decline
I was burned out after Thatcher
My banner I laid down with a sigh
Now I doubt if I'll ever catch her

I've got to change my ways
Dress for business every day
A sharp suit and a kipper tie
A big arrow pointing to my fly

Have you shaved for work yet baby
Don't go out the boss is waiting

We need to talk
Step into my office, baby
I want to give you the job
A chance of overtime
Say, my place at nine?

Saturday, 7 April 2018

1262. When you die - MGMT



I’m not that nice
I’m mean and I’m evil
Don’t call me nice
I’m gonna eat your heart out
I’ve got some work to do
Baby, I'm ready, I'm ready, ready, ready to blow my lid off

Yeah

Go fuck yourself
You heard me right
Don’t call me nice again
Don’t you have somewhere to be at seven thirty?
Baby, I’m ready, I'm ready, ready, ready to blow my brains out

You die
And words won’t do anything
It's permanently night
And I won’t feel anything
We'll all be laughing with you when you die

Words won’t do anything
It's permanently night
And I won’t feel anything
We'll all be laughing with you when you die

Go fuck yourself
I’m mean, not nice
You said it twice
You said it twice
Don’t you have somewhere to be at seven thirty?

I’ve got some work to do
I’m gonna eat your heart out
I heard you the first time