Friday, 27 February 2009

Wishful Thinking - Duncan Sheik



Listen to the waves,
Everything communicates
Will it ever be
Anything more than wishful thinking?

Oh no there you go
Looked away and missed the show
how much wasted time
Will you survive?

Feel the blades of grass
How it brings you back
it will always be
Only as green as you can see

Oh no there you go
Looked away and missed the show
how much wasted time
Will you survive?
Oh yeah fooled again,
I don't know how and I don't know when
Not much else to blame
But wishful thinking

Little breakdowns
In coastal towns.
They come suddenly
Crashing over you.
They come easily.
I'm falling through the skies
And frozen places

Oh no there you go
Looked away and missed the show
how much wasted time
Will you survive?
Oh yeah fooled again,
I don't know how and I don't know when
Not much else to blame
But wishful thinking

And I try to realize
That I needn't look any further
the whole of the universe
Is plain to see
And I try not to rely
On another world or the future
The whole of the universe is a mystery

And it gets me over
Yeah, it gets me over
and it gets me over
Yeah, it gets me over

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Heart-shaped Box - Nirvana



She eyes me like a Pisces when I am weak
I've been locked inside your heart-shaped box for weeks
I've been drawn into your magnet tar pit trap
I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn black

Hey! wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey! wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey! wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Your advice

Meat-eating orchids forgive no one just yet
Cut myself on angel's hair and baby's breath
Broken hymen of your highness I'm left black
Throw down your umbilical noose so I can climb right back

Hey! wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey! wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey! wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Your advice

She eyes me like a Pisces when I am weak
I've been locked inside your heart-shaped box for weeks
I've been drawn into your magnet tar pit trap
I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn black

Hey! wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey! wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice
Hey! wait!
I've got a new complaint
Forever in debt to your priceless advice

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

The Rover - Led Zeppelin



I've been to London, seen seven wonders
I know to trip is just to fall
I used to rock it, sometimes I'd roll it
I always knew what it was for

There can be no denyin' that the wind 'll shake 'em down
And the flat world's flyin', there's a new plague on the land

If we could just join hands
If we could just join hands
If we could just join hands

Traversed the planet when heaven sent me
I saw the kings who rule them all
Still by the firelight and purple moonlight
I hear the rested rivers call

And the wind is crying,
from a love that won't grow cold
My lover, she is lying,
on the dark side of the globe

If we could just join hands
If we could just join hands
If we could just join hands

You got me rockin' when I ought to be a-rollin'
Darlin', tell me, darlin', which way to go
You keep me rockin', baby, then you keep me stolen
Won't you tell me, darlin', which way to go... that's right

Oh how I wonder, oh how I worry
and I would dearly like to know
I've all this wonder of earthly plunder
will it leave us anything to show

And our time is flyin' see the candle burnin' low
Is the new world rising, from the shambles of the old

If we could just join hands

Sunday, 15 February 2009

You're So Great - Blur



Sad drunk and poorly
Sleep in really late
Sad drunk and poorly
Not feeling so great
Wandering lost
in a town full of frowns
Sad drunk and poorly
Dogs digging up the ground

And I feel the light
in the night and in the day
And I feel the light
When the sky's just mud and gray
And I feel the light
when you tell me it's OK
Coz you're so great and I love you

Tea, tea and coffee
Helps to start the day
Tea, tea and coffee
Shaking all the way
City's alive,
a surprise so am I
Tea, tea and coffee,
get no sleep today

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Mulder and Scully - Catatonia



I'd rather be liberated, I find myself captivated
I'd rather stay bold and lonely, I dream I'm your one and only

Stop doing what you
Keep doing it to

I'd rather be jumping ship, I find myself jumping straight in
Forever be dozy and dim, I wake myself thinking of him

Stop doing what you
Keep doing it to

Things are getting strange, I'm starting to worry
This could be a case for Mulder and Scully
Things are getting strange, now I can't sleep alone

My bed is made for two and there's nothing I can do
So tell me something I don't know
If my head is full of you, is there nothing I can do?
Must we all march in two by two by two?

And as for some happy ending, I'd rather stay single and thin

Stop doing what you
Keep doing it to

Things are getting strange, I'm starting to worry
This could be a case for Mulder and Scully
Things are getting strange now I can't sleep alone...here

Little Plastic Castle - Ani DiFranco



In a coffee shop in a city
which is every coffee shop in every city
on a day which is every day
I picked up a magazine
which is every magazine
read a story, and then forgot it right away

They say goldfish have no memory
I guess their lives are much like mine
and the little plastic castle
is a surprise every time
and it's hard to say if they're happy
but they don't seem much to mind

From the shape of your shaved head
I recognized your silhouette
as you walked out of the sun and sat down
and the sight of your sleepy smile
eclipsed all the other people
as they paused to sneer at the two girls
from out of town

I said, look at you this morning
you are, by far, the cutest
but be careful getting coffee
I think these people wanna shoot us
or maybe there's some kinda local competition here
to see who can be the rudest

People talk
about my image
like I come in two dimensions
like lipstick is a sign of my declining mind
like what I happen to be wearing
the day that someone takes a picture
is my new statement for all of womankind

I wish they could see us now
in leather bras and rubber shorts
like some ridiculous new team uniform
for some ridiculous new sport
quick someone call the girl police
and file a report

In a coffee shop in a city
which is every coffee shop in every city
on a day which is every day

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Protection - Massive Attack



"Protection"

[Tracy Thorn]

This girl I know needs some shelter
She don't believe anyone can help her
She's doing so much harm, doing so much damage
But you don't want to get involved
You tell her she can manage
And you can't change the way she feels
But you could put your arms around her

I know you want to live yourself
But could you forgive yourself
If you left her just the way
You found her

I stand in front of you
I'll take the force of the blow
Protection

I stand in front of you
I'll take the force of the blow
Protection

You're a boy and I'm a girl
But you know you can lean on me
And I don't have no fear
I'll take on any man here
Who says that's not the way it should be

I stand in front of you
I'll take the force of the blow
Protection

I stand in front of you
I'll take the force of the blow
Protection

She's a girl and you're a boy
Sometimes you look so small, look so small
You've got a baby of your own
When your baby's gone, she'll be the one
To catch you when you fall

I stand in front of you
I'll take the force of the blow
Protection

I stand in front of you
I'll take the force of the blow
Protection

You're a girl and I'm a boy

Sometimes you look so small, need some shelter
Just runnin' round and round, helter skelter
And I've leaned on me for years
Now you can lean on me
And that's more than love, that's the way it should be
Now I can't change the way you feel
But I can put my arms around you
That's just part of the deal
That's the way I feel
I'll put my arms around you

I stand in front of you
I'll take the force of the blow
Protection

I stand in front of you
I'll take the force of the blow
Protection

You're a boy and i'm a girl