sábado, abril 07, 2007

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Over And Over Again (Lost & Found)

i heard it from a friend
the revolution never happened
sigh
a little die
no more a child
goodbye

no where's the woolen sweater
you mentioned in the letter?
imply
the other guy
and scandalize the lion

a clean shave in the morning
and a full beard with no warning
time has gotten by on alibis and wine

success is so forbidding
but it makes me think i'm winning
quiet
dim the lights
adopt another lifestyle

you look like david bowie
but you've nothing new to show me
start another fire
and watch it slowly die

Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

i was five and he was six
we rode on horses made of sticks
he wore black and i wore white
he would always win the fight

bang bang, he shot me down
bang bang, i hit the ground
bang bang, that awful sound
bang bang, my baby shot me down

seasons came and changed the time
when i grew up, i called him mine
he would always laugh and say
"remember when we used to play?"

bang bang, i shot you down
bang bang, you hit the ground
bang bang, that awful sound
bang bang, i used to shoot you down


music played, and people sang
just for me, the church bells rang
now he's gone, i don't know why

and till this day, sometimes i cry
he didn't even say goodbye
he didn't take the time to lie

bang bang, he shot me down
bang bang, i hit the ground
bang bang, that awful sound
bang bang, my baby shot me down

Nancy Sinatra /// *

Terra Naomi

Say It's Possible

i see the lights are turning and i look outside
the stars are burning through this changing time
it could have been anything we want
it's fine, salvation was just a passing thought
it was just a passing thought

don't wait, act now
this amazing offer won't last long
it's only a chance to save the path we're on
i know there are more exciting things to talk about
and in time we'll sort it out
and though they say it's possible to me
i don't see how it's probable
i see the course we're on spinning farther from what i know
i'll hold on, tell me that you won't let go

and the truth is such a funny thing
with all these people keep on telling me
they know what's best
and what to be frightened of
and all the rest are wrong
they know nothing about us

i'm not alright...

and though they say it's possible to me
i don't see how it's probable
i see the course we're on spinning farther from what i know
i'll hold on, tell me that you won't let go

this could be something beautiful
i know

Crystal Gayle & Tom Waits /// *

Take Me Home

take me home, you silly boy
put your arms around me
take me home, you silly boy
all the world's not round without you

i'm so sorry that i broke your heart
please don't leave my side
take me home, you silly boy
cause i'm still in love with you

"Take Me Home" Tom Waits

sexta-feira, abril 06, 2007

Northern Sky

i never felt magic crazy as this
i never saw moons knew the meaning of the sea
i never held emotion in the palm of my hand
or felt sweet breezes in the top of a tree
but now you're here
brighten my northern sky

i've been a long time that i'm waiting
been a long that i'm blown
i've been a long time that i've wandered
through the people i have known
oh, if you would and you could
straighten my new mind's eye

would you love me for my money
would you love me for my head
would you love me through the winter
would you love me 'til i'm dead
oh, if you would and you could
come blow your horn on high

i never felt magic crazy as this
i never saw moons knew the meaning of the sea
i never held emotion in the palm of my hand
or felt sweet breezes in the top of a tree
but now you're here
brighten my northern sky
.

Nick Drake /// *

video

Regina Spektor

Somedays

some days aren't yours at all
they come and go as if they're someone else's days
they come and leave you behind, some else's face
and it's harsher than yours, and colder than yours

they come in all quiet, sweep up and then they leave
and you don't hear a single floor board creak
they're so much stronger then the friends you try to keep by your side

downtown, downtown, i'm not here, not anymore
i've gone away, don't call me, don't write

i'm in love with your daughter, i want to have her baby
i'm in love with your daughter, so can i please?

downtown, downtown
i'm not here, not anymore, i've gone away
don't call me, don't write, i've gone away
don't call me, don't write

some days aren't yours at all
they come and go as if they are someone else's days
they come and leave you behind, some else's face
and it's harsher than yours

"Somedays" Regina Spektor
"Bride With A Fan" Marc Chagall

Regina Spektor

Samson

i loved you first, i loved you first
beneath the sheets of paper lies my truth
i have to go, i have to go
your hair was long when we first met

Samson went back to bed
not much hair left on his head
he ate a slice of wonder bread and went right back to bed
and history books forgot about us and the bible didn't mention us
and the bible didn't mention us, not even once

you are my sweetest downfall
i loved you first, i loved you first
beneath the stars came fallin' on our heads
but they're just old light, they're just old light
your hair was long when we first met

Samson came to my bed
told me that my hair was red
told me i was beautiful and came into my bed
oh i cut his hair myself one night
a pair of dull scissors in the yellow light
and he told me that i'd done alright
and kissed me 'til the mornin' light, the mornin' light
and he kissed me 'til the mornin' light

Samson went back to bed
not much hair left on his head
ate a slice of wonder bread and went right back to bed
oh, we couldn't bring the columns down
yeah we couldn't destroy a single one
and history books forgot about us
and the bible didn't mention us, not even once

you are my sweetest downfall

"Samson" Regina Spektor
"Samson And Delilah" Gerrit Van Honthorst

Interval /// W. A. Mozart / Laudate Dominum, Kv.339

quinta-feira, abril 05, 2007

Anja Garbarek

The Last Trick

from standing to crouching
silently falling
falling from nowhere to nowhere
nothing between
nothing beyond
nothing behind the stars

this is the last trick i'll do
sound can be seen
this is the main title
briefly shaking

remain for some time
down here below
allowing the doubt to feed upon me
and even the ones
who've never been
are climbing the wail up ahead

i get up start crawling
into the same
over and over and over again
smelling the plastic
smelling the spit
and smelling my own breath

the presence convincing
the most of what i've written is false
i mention this
'cause i'm talking in the light of what's known
i get out of the sun

all together now
everybody

"The Last Trick" Anja Garbarek

Today Is Another Day

Damien Jurado

Lion Tamer

we said goodbye a year ago
we sat within the farmhouse
so you know, don’t you?

i went to the house alone
the power out, no telephone
you know, you’ll know

the gun in the drawer
the long distance call
a story to tell

patience drifts into the sound
you are nothing to me now
i made time to figure out
save us now before we drown

hello, goodbye i said last we met
i’ll be easy to forget
you know, you’ll know

an empty beer, the sealing broke
the saddest song we ever wrote
you’ll know, don’t you?

it’s all for the best
it’s not what it seems

quarta-feira, abril 04, 2007

River Man

Betty came by on her way
said she had a word to say
about things today
and fallen leaves

said she hadn't heard the news
hadn't had the time to choose
a way to lose
but she believes

going to see the river man
going to tell him all i can
about the plan
for lilac time

if he tells me all he knows
about the way his river flows
and all night shows
in summertime

Betty said she prayed today
for the sky to blow away
or maybe stay
she wasn't sure

for when she thought of summer rain
calling for her mind again
she lost the pain
and stayed for more

going to see the river man
going to tell him all i can
about the ban
on feeling free

if he tells me all he knows
about the way his river flows
i don't suppose
it's meant for me

oh, how they come and go

Nick Drake

video

Damien Rice /// Closer (Video 2)


The Blower's Daughter

and so it is
just like you said it would be
life goes easy on me
most of the time
and so it is
the shorter story
no love, no glory
no hero in her sky

i can't take my eyes off of you
i can't take my eyes off you
i can't take my eyes

and so it is
just like you said it should be
we'll both forget the breeze
most of the time
and so it is
the colder water
the blower's daughter
the pupil in denial

i can't take my eyes off of you
i can't take my eyes off you
i can't take my eyes

did i say that i loathe you?
did i say that i want to
leave it all behind?

i can't take my mind off of you
i can't take my mind off you
i can't take my mind
my mind, my mind

'til i find somebody new

terça-feira, abril 03, 2007

(Can We) Stop The Rain? /// (We) Try So Hard To Love

Jason Collett & Leslie Feist

Hangover Days

it was in your basement apartment
with all of its earth and sea
making love on the carpet
under the light of the tv

outside the sour moon minstrels
shook their dark tambourines
the morning came in sinister
well window light menacing

with clouds up above and clouds down below
killing time but it won't stand still
it won't stand still

i told you i'll never make a promise
a promise i can keep
i thanked you for being honest
i told you don't pull that shit on me

these are the hangover days
of frosted glass and metallic gleam
all these new non-places
they erase your memory

we try so hard, we try so hard
we try so hard to love

it was underneath london bridge
i finally realized what you mean
meanwhile all of fashion's latest
were nipping at the heels of history

i tried to send you a postcard
but all you could write were apologies
so out the columbia hotel window
i threw my heart into the streets

with stars up above and stars down below
killing time but it won't stand still, it won't stand still

we try so hard, we try so hard
we try so hard to love

"Hangover Days" Jason Collett
feat. Emily Haines (CD)
feat. Leslie Feist (video)

Jason Collett

It Won't Be Long

when you close your eyes
and kiss my mouth
i no i'm closer now
then anyone as ever been

you can tell yourself
'is nothing serious'
but you're in love
anyone can see

it won't be long
it won't be long
till you belong to me

you're afraid of fire
you don't get to close
you've been bad before
but know that this is more than smoke

it won't be long
it won't be long
till you belong to me

"It Won't Be Long" Jason Collett

Broken Social Scene

Lover's Split

all these people drinking lover's spit
they sit around and clean their face with it
and they listen to teeth to learn how to quit
tied to a night they never met

you know it's time
that we grow old and do some shit
i like it all that way

all these people drinking lover's spit
swallowing words while giving head
they listen to teeth to learn how to quit
tied to a night they never met

"Lover's Split" Broken Social Scene

Stuart A. Staples & Lhasa De Sela

That Leaving Feeling

i got that leaving feeling
and this time it's here to stay
i've been weighing up the pulling
and pushing me away
the path is just so heavy
but it's something that i can't leave
and this future is so certain
it pushes me to my knees
is that your heart talking
or just that befuddled mind?
the people that you love they change
when you leave them behind
but this road that is pulling
is weared down to a thread
and if i don't start climbing pretty soon
it'll be over my head

we all have dreams of leaving
we all want to make a new start
go and pack that little suitcase
with the pieces of our hearts
all those worries and those sorrows
we can just toss them away
buy a coffee and a paper
and go step onto a train
but i've been to long wondering
limping around this town
with everything that is pulling
is pulling me further down

go and make all your excuses
and say all your goodbye's
but take a look in the mirror
it's the hardest one you'll ever find
all those worries and those sorrows
we can just toss them away
go and find a new tomorrow
and forget about your yesterdays
go and pack your ideas
and kiss your kids goodbye
leave the keys on the mail
with the sadness that's in your eyes

maybe tomorrow
today looks like it's bringing rain
and i'll leave everything in order
don't want nothing standing in my way
there're jobs that need attending
and the logs that are waiting to stock
and i'll leave everything in order
don't want nothing gonna hold me back

segunda-feira, abril 02, 2007

Today...

it’s a strange day
no colours or shapes
no sound in my head
i forget who i am
there’s no reason
there’s no sense
i’m not supposed to feel
i forget who i am

i need you
only, only
you

Where Love Resides

i've looked around for tears
and regrets where love resides
with a rage and a pain your love still hides
hold me closer, i need someone near
hold me closer, my failing crop is heres
weeping daylight of my feet

but it was all my call
now there's blood on the wall
will the price be put on my head
for the memory i put to resth
old me closer, i need someone near
hold me closer, my failing crop is here
sweeping daylight of my feet
"Lovers" Marc Chagall

Midnight Choir /// Lost In Translation /// *

domingo, abril 01, 2007

(I Can't Seem To) Make You Mine

in the silence of the garden
moss arizing on the wind
and the beast is pondering love love love
'till the rusty nail grow dim

i can't seem to make you mine
through the long and lonely night
and i try so hard, darling
but the crowd pulled you away
through the rhythm and the rain
and the ivy coiled around my hand

so i lingered with the people
in the silent august glade
but the rain has brought the night
and the night has brought the rain

The Clientele /// The Lake House /// *

Rilo Kiley /// Lolita /// *

Does He Love You?

get a real job
keep the wind at your back
and the sun on your face
all the immediate unknowns
are better than knowing this tired and lonely fate

does he love you?
will he hold your tiny face in his hands?

i guess it's spring
i didn't know
it's always seventy-five
with no melting snow
a married man, he visits me
i receive his letters in the mail twice a week

and i think he loves me
and when he leaves her
he's coming out to california

i guess it all worked out
there's a ring on your finger
and the baby's due out
you share a place by the park
and run a shop for antiques downtown

and he loves you
yeah, he loves you
and the two of you will soon become three
and he loves you, even though you
used to say you were flawed if you weren't free

let's not forget ourselves
good friend
you and i were almost dead
and you're better off for leaving
yeah you're better off for leaving

late at night, i get the phone
you're at the shop sobbing all alone
your confession it's coming out
you only married him
you felt your time was running out

but now you love him
and your baby
at last you are complete
but he's distant and you found him
on the phone pleading, saying, 'baby i love you'
'and I'll leave her, and i'm coming out to california'

let's not forget ourselves
good friend
i'm flawed if i'm not free
and your husband will never leave you
he will never leave you for me