Saturday, 24 February 2018

1254. In particular - Blonde Redhead



Lying on my back,
I heard music,
Felt unsure and catastrophic,
Had to tell myself it's only music,
It blows my mind,
But it's like that.

Is anyone there ?
What could you tell me ?
Afraid of what ?
Would you ever know ?
Everyone else is really boring,
Anyone else wouldn't be good enough.

Some place safe I would imagine,
Someone new would be so cruel,
Incurable paranoiac,
Hysterical depression.

x xx
Alex I'm your only friend.
x xx
Alex your love will sing for you.

Monday, 19 February 2018

1253. The morning stars - Leithauser + Rostam





The scotch bonnet shells
From your bedside drawer
I snatched them myself
Off the ocean floor
Are strung around your neck
On a white boot lace
You'd wear them like that
Back when we used to date

[Chorus]
If the man that you need
Honestly wasn't me
Tell me, honey
Who could that be?

If the man that you need
Honestly wasn't me
Tell me, honey
Who could that be?

'Cause I'm the one
Who rattles all
Your windows
And your doors
Howling in the night
Beyond your walls
Beneath your floors

At dawn I retire
With my palms on the glass
I stroll through the arcade
With the happy rats
And my hat fell in the river
And a Portuguese girl swooned
"You're as a free as the water
But it's harder to love"

[Chorus]
So if the man that you need
Honestly wasn't me
Tell me, honey
Who could that be?

If the man that you need
Honestly wasn't me
Tell me, honey
Who could that be?

Oh, I'm the one
Who rattles all
Your windows
And your doors
Howling in the night
Beyond your walls
Beneath your floors

In other words... I'm your ghost

And we'll all run together
Underneath the morning stars
Won't you come out with us anymore?
Won't you come out with us anymore?
Why won't you come out with me anymore?
Why don't you come out with me anymore?

Sunday, 18 February 2018

1252. You ain't that young kid - Leithauser + Rostam





On the first night in June
In a very crowded room
The band was going on
When you told me we were done
So I couldn't play that song
Cause I wrote it about you
Yeah it always seems to come back to you

But I don't have to tell you
Cause you've heard it all by now
I'm just one single voice in a choir
You won't hear me anymore
Just a bassist thumbing a tune
But that rumble reminds me of you

All the flash, all the fire
All the foggy drinks perspired
We were tucked into a booth
In a far corner of the room
And the music is loud
And it's just bringing me down
Cause I know that I lost you

The parking lot was dark
And I walked out of the bar
Found some folks hanging around
And we're on some highway now
And the windows are down
And I never felt so sad
So I just tried not to think about you
Oh the final spot of sunlight
Is dying on the dash
On some way too long road with some way too young folks
If the man that you knew
Honestly wasn't me
Tell me honey: who could that be?

There's a letter I wrote
That I'll never send
Where I admit my weakness
And I ask to see you again
Yeah I heard you were sorry
By someone you call a friend
In a letter I wrote
That I'll never send

Now there's ash in my heart
Where I used to burn
The young voices have vanished
The old whispers return
But there's no one to hurt me
And there's no one to hurt
Cause there's ash in my heart
Where I used to burn

Pictures of us dancing
From a lifetime, a lifetime ago
You in a green dress and I in a tweed vest
In a blurry gang of ghosts

Pictures of us dancing
From a thousand years ago
Late enough to kiss you
Still too early to go

Friday, 16 February 2018

1251. Molly's chambers - Kings of Leon



Free- is all that she could bleed
That's why'll she'll never stay
White- bare naked in the night
Just lookin' for some play
Just another girl that wants to rule the world
Any time or place
And when she gets into your head
You know she's there to stay

You want it
She's got it
Molly's Chambers gonna change your mind
She's got your
Your pistol

Slow- She's burnin' in your soul
With whispers in your ear
It's okay I'll give it anyway
Just get me out of here
You'll plead- you'll get down on your knees
For just another taste
And when you think she's let you in
That's when she fades away

You want it
She's got it
Molly's Chambers gonna change your mind
She's got your
Your pistol

Thursday, 15 February 2018

1250. You don't own me - Lesley Gore





You don't own me, I'm not just one of your many toys
You don't own me, don't say I can't go with other boys

Don't tell me what to do
Don't tell me what to say
Please, when I go out with you
Don't put me on display,
'Cause You don't own me, don't try to change me in any way
You don't own me, don't tie me down 'cause I'd never stay

I don't tell you what to say
I don't tell you what to do
So just let me be myself
That's all I ask of you
I'm young and I love to be young
I'm free and I love to be free
To live my life the way I want
To say and do whatever I please

A-a-a-nd don't tell me what to do
Oh-h-h-h don't tell me what to say
And please, when I go out with you
Don't you dare put me on display

Hey, I don't tell you what to say
I don't tell you what to do
So just let me be myself
That is all that I ask of you

I am young and I love to be young
I'm free and I love to be free
To live my life the way I want
To say and do whatever...

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

1249. To your love - Fiona Apple





Here's another speech you wish I'd swallow
Another cue for you to fold your ears
Another train of thought too hard to follow
Chuggin' along to the song that belongs to the shifting of gears

Please forgive me for my distance
The pain is evident in my existence
Please forgive me for my distance
The shame is manifest in my resistance

To your love
To your love
To your love

I would've warned you, but really, what's the point?
Caution could but rarely ever helps
Don't be down, my demeanor tends to disappoint
It's hard enough even trying to be civil to myself

Please forgive me for my distance
The pain is evident in my existence
Please forgive me for my distance
The shame is manifest in my resistance

To your love
To your love
To your love

My derring-do allows me to
Dance the rigadoon around you
But by the time I'm close to you
I lose my desideratum and now you
So now you

Have it, so tell me, baby, what's the word?
Am I your gal or should I get out of town?
I just need to be reassured
Do you just deal it out or can you deal with all that I lay
Down?

Please forgive me for my distance
The pain is evident in my existence
Please forgive me for my distance
The shame is manifest in my resistance

To your love
To your love
To your love

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

1248. Ordinary world - Duran Duran





Came in from a rainy Thursday
On the avenue
Thought I heard you talking softly

I turned on the lights, the TV
And the radio
Still I can't escape the ghost of you

What has happened to it all?
Crazy, some'd say
Where is the life that I recognize?
Gone away

But I won't cry for yesterday
There's an ordinary world
Somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
To the ordinary world
I will learn to survive

Passion or coincidence
Once prompted you to say
"Pride will tear us both apart"
Well now pride's gone out the window
Cross the rooftops
Run away
Left me in the vacuum of my heart

What is happening to me?
Crazy, some'd say
Where is my friend when I need you most?
Gone away

But I won't cry for yesterday
There's an ordinary world
Somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
To the ordinary world
I will learn to survive

Papers in the roadside
Tell of suffering and greed
Here today, forgot tomorrow
Ooh, here besides the news
Of holy war and holy need
Ours is just a little sorrowed talk

And I don't cry for yesterday
There's an ordinary world
Somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way
To the ordinary world
I will learn to survive

Every one
Is my world, I will learn to survive
Any one
Is my world, I will learn to survive
Any one
Is my world
Every one
Is my world