Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Good King Wenceslas - Loreena McKennitt


Good King Wenceslas looked out
on the feast of Stephen,
when the snow lay round about,
deep and crisp and even.

Brightly shown the moon that night,
though the frost was cruel,
when a poor man came in sight,
gathering winter fuel.

Hither, page, and stand by me.
If thou know it telling:
yonder peasant, who is he?
Where and what his dwelling?

Sire, he lives a good league hence,
underneath the mountain,
right against the forest fence
by Saint Agnes fountain.

Bring me flesh, and bring me wine.
Bring me pine logs hither.
Thou and I will see him dine
when we bear them thither.

Page and monarch, forth they went,
forth they went together
through the rude wind's wild lament
and the bitter weather.

Sire, the night is darker now,
and the wind blows stronger.
Fails my heart, I know not how -
I can go no longer.

Mark my footsteps my good page,
tread thou in them boldly:
Thou shalt find the winter's rage
freeze thy blood less coldly.

In his master's step he trod,
where the snow lay dented.
Heat was in the very sod
which the saint had printed.

Therefore, Christian men, be sure,
wealth or rank possessing,
ye who now will bless the poor
shall yourselves find blessing.

Friday, 31 October 2014

This is Halloween - Danny Elfman



Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn't you like to see something strange?


Come with us and you will see
This, our town of Halloween
 

This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Pumpkins scream in the dead of night
 

This is Halloween, everybody make a scene
Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright


It's our town, everybody scream
In this town of Halloween

 
I am the one hiding under your bed
Teeth ground sharp and eyes glowing red


I am the one hiding under yours stairs
Fingers like snakes and spiders in my hair


This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!


In this town we call home
Everyone hail to the pumpkin song

 
In this town, don't we love it now?
Everybody's waiting for the next surprise

 
Round that corner, man hiding in the trash can
Something's waiting now to pounce, and how you'll...


Scream! This is Halloween
Red 'n' black, slimy green

Aren't you scared? 

Well, that's just fine

Say it once, say it twice
Take a chance and roll the dice


Ride with the moon in the dead of night

Everybody scream, everybody scream
 

In our town of Halloween!
 

I am the clown with the tear-away face
Here in a flash and gone without a trace


I am the "who" when you call, "Who's there?"
I am the wind blowing through your hair


I am the shadow on the moon at night
Filling your dreams to the brim with fright


This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!
Halloween! Halloween!


Tender lump-lings everywhere
Life's no fun without a good scare


That's our job, but we're not mean
In our town of Halloween

 
In this town 

Don't we love it now?
Everybody's waiting for the next surprise


Skeleton Jack might catch you in the back
And scream like a banshee
Make you jump out of your skin


This is Halloween, everyone scream
Wont' ya please make way for a very special guy


Our man jack is King of the Pumpkin patch
Everyone hail to the Pumpkin King now!


This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!


In this town we call home
Everyone hail to the pumpkin song

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Day-O (Banana Boat Song) - Harry Belafonte



Day-o, day-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Me say day, me say day-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home


Work all night on a drink of rum
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Stack banana till de morning come
Daylight come and me wan' go home


Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home


Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan' go home


Day, me say day-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Daylight come and me wan' go home


A beautiful bunch o' ripe banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Hide the deadly black tarantula
Daylight come and me wan' go home


Lift six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Six foot, seven foot, eight foot bunch
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Day, me say day-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home


Day, me say day, me say day, me say day...
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Come, Mister tally man, tally me banana
Daylight come and me wan' go home


Day-o, day-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home
Day, me say day, me say day, me say day
Me say day, me say day-o
Daylight come and me wan' go home

Monday, 23 June 2014

Derniere Danse - Indila



 
Oh ma douce souffrance,
Pourquoi s'acharner tu r'commence
Je ne suis qu'un être sans importance
Sans lui je suis un peu "paro"
Je déambule seule dans le metro
Une dernière danse
Pour oublier ma peine immense
Je veux m'enfuir, que tout recommence
Oh ma douce souffrance


Je remue le ciel, le jour, la nuit
Je danse avec le vent, la pluie
Un peu d'amour, un brin de miel
Et je danse, danse, danse, danse, danse, danse


Et dans le bruit, je cours et j'ai peur
Est-ce mon tour?
Vient la douleur...
Dans tout Paris, je m’abandonne
Et je m'envole, vole, vole, vole, vole


Que d’espérance...
Sur ce chemin en ton absence
J'ai beau trimer, sans toi ma vie n'est qu'un décor qui brille, vide de sens


Je remue le ciel, le jour, la nuit
Je danse avec le vent, la pluie
Un peu d'amour, un brin de miel
Et je danse, danse, danse, danse, danse, danse


Et dans le bruit, je cours et j'ai peur
Est-ce mon tour?
Vient la douleur...
Dans tout Paris, je m’abandonne
Et je m'envole, vole, vole, vole, vole


Dans cette douce souffrance.
Dont j'ai payé toutes les offenses
Ecoute comme mon cœur est immense
Je suis une enfant du monde


Je remue le ciel, le jour, la nuit
Je danse avec le vent, la pluie
Un peu d'amour, un brin de miel
Et je danse, danse, danse, danse, danse, danse


Et dans le bruit, je cours et j'ai peur
Est-ce mon tour?
Vient la douleur...
Dans tout Paris, je m’abandonne
Et je m'envole, vole, vole, vole, vole

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Africa - Toto



I hear the drums echoing tonight
But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation
She's coming in, 12:30 flight
The moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation
I stopped an old man along the way
Hoping to find some long forgotten words or ancient melodies
He turned to me as if to say, "Hurry boy, it's waiting there for you"

It's gonna take a lot to take me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had

The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless, longing for some solitary company
I know that I must do what's right
As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti
I seek to cure what's deep inside, frightened of this thing that I've become

It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had

Hurry boy, she's waiting there for you

It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
I bless the rains down in Africa
(I bless the rain)
I bless the rains down in Africa
(I bless the rain)
I bless the rains down in Africa
I bless the rains down in Africa
(Ah, gonna take the time)
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Summer Sunshine - The Corrs



Everyone's changing, I stay the same
I'm a solo cello outside a chorus
I've got a secret,
It's time for me to tell that you've been keeping me warm

Just sweet beginnings and bitter endings
In coffee city, we borrowed heaven
Don't give it back, I've never felt so wanted
Are you taking me home?

You tell me you have to go...

In the heat of summer sunshine
I miss you like nobody else
In the heat of summer sunshine
I kiss you, and nobody needs to know

Now that you've left me, there's no returning
I keep comparing, you're always winning
I try to be strong but you'll never be more wanted
Will you make me at home?

Don't tell me you have to go...

In the heat of summer sunshine
I miss you like nobody else
In the heat of summer sunshine
I kiss you, and nobody needs to know


To sweet beginnings and bitter en-dings
In coffee city, we borrowed heaven
Don't give it back
Winter is coming and I need to stay warm

In the heat of summer sunshine
I miss you like nobody else
In the heat of summer sunshine
I kiss you, and nobody knows

In the heat of summer sunshine
I miss you like nobody else
In the heat of summer sunshine
I kiss you, and nobody needs to know

Harvest of Sorrow - Blind Guardian



She is gone leaves are falling down
The tear maiden will not return
The seal of oblivion is broken
And a pure love's been turned into sin

At the dawn of our living time
Hope may cover all cries
Truth lurks hidden in the shadows
Dreams might be filled with lies
Soon there will be night
Pain remains inside


Suddenly (oh) it seemed so clear
All the blindness was taken away
She closed her eyes and she called out my name
She was never ever never ever seen again


Harvest of sorrow, your seed is grown
In a frozen world full of cries
When the ray of light shrinks
Shall cold winter nights begin


She is gone and I fall from grace
No healing charm covers my wounds
Fooled's the dawn and so I am
Fooled by life and a bitter doom
To bring you the end of the day

At the dawn of our living time
Hope it soon will pass by
Facing a darkness
I stand (alone)


Harvest of sorrow, your seed is grown
In a frozen world full of cries
When the ray of light shrinks
Shall cold winter nights begin

Sunday, 6 April 2014

The Rains of Castamere - Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones)



And who are you, the proud lord said 
that I must bow so low? 
Only a cat of a different coat 
that's all the truth I know. 

In a coat of gold or a coat of red 
a lion still has claws. 
And mine are long and sharp, My Lord 
as long and sharp as yours. 

And so he spoke, and so he spoke, 
that Lord of Castamere 
but now the rains weep o'er his hall 
with no one there to hear. 
Yes, now the rains weep o'er his hall 
and not a soul to hear.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Seeds of Love - Loreena McKennitt



I sowed the seeds of love
I sowed them in the spring
I gathered them up in the morning so clear
When the small birds so sweetly sing
When the small birds so sweetly sing

The gardener was standing by
I asked him to choose for me
He chose for me the violet, the lily and the pink
But those I refused all three
But those I refused all three

The violet I did not like
Because it bloomed so soon
The lily and the pink I really over-think
So I thought I would wait till June
So I thought I would wait till June

In June there was a red rose bud
That is the flower for me
I often times have plucked that red rose bud
Till I gained the willow tree
Till I gained the willow tree

The willow tree will twist
The willow tree will twine
I often have wished I was in the young man's arms
Who once had the arms of mine
Who once had the arms of mine

I sowed the seeds of love
I sowed them in the spring
I gathered them up in the morning so soon
When the small birds so sweetly sing
When the small birds so sweetly sing

Friday, 14 March 2014

Riders On The Storm - The Doors



Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Into this house we're born
Into this world we're thrown
Like a dog without a bone
An actor out alone
Riders on the storm

There's a killer on the road
His brain is squirmin' like a toad
Take a long holiday
Let your children play
If ya give this man a ride
Sweet memory will die
Killer on the road, yeah

Girl ya gotta love your man
Girl ya gotta love your man
Take him by the hand
Make him understand
The world on you depends
Our life will never end
Gotta love your man, yeah

Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Into this house we're born
Into this world we're thrown
Like a dog without a bone
An actor out alone
Riders on the storm

Riders on the storm

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Let It Go - Idina Menzel



The snow glows white on the mountain tonight
Not a footprint to be seen
A kingdom of isolation,
And it looks like I’m the Queen.

The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside
Couldn’t keep it in, heaven knows I tried


Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know
Well, now they know


Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold it back anymore


Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door


I don’t care
What they’re going to say
Let the storm rage on,
The cold never bothered me anyway


It’s funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all


It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me
I’m free


Let it go, let it go
I am one with the wind and sky
Let it go, let it go
You’ll never see me cry


Here I stand
And here I'll stay
Let the storm rage on


My power flurries through the air into the ground
My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around
And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast
I’m never going back,
The past is in the past


Let it go, let it go
And I'll rise like the break of dawn
Let it go, let it go
That perfect girl is gone


Here I stand
In the light of day
Let the storm rage on,
The cold never bothered me anyway

Thursday, 27 February 2014

I'd Love to Change the World - Ten Years After




Everywhere is freaks and hairies
Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity
Tax the rich, feed the poor
Till there are no rich no more


I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you


Population keeps on breeding
Nation bleeding, still more feeding economy
Life is funny, skies are sunny
Bees make honey, who needs money, monopoly


I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you


World pollution, there's no solution
Institution, electrocution
Just black and white, rich or poor
Them and us, stop the war


I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you

Friday, 21 February 2014

Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday



Southern trees bear strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees

Pastoral scene of the gallant south
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh

Here is a fruit for the crows to pluck
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Uninvited - Alanis Morissette



Like anyone would be
I am flattered by your fascination with me
Like any hot-blooded woman
I have simply wanted an object to crave
But you, you're not allowed
You're uninvited
An unfortunate slight


Must be strangely exciting
To watch the stoic squirm
Must be somewhat heartening
To watch shepherd need shepherd
But you you're not allowed
You're uninvited
An unfortunate slight


Like any uncharted territory
I must seem greatly intriguing
You speak of my love like
You have experienced love like mine before
But this is not allowed
You're uninvited
An unfortunate slight


I don't think you unworthy
I need a moment to deliberate

Friday, 14 February 2014

Love Walked In - Thunder



So tired of waiting I walked an empty land
I was looking for something to help me understand
But bad luck kept turning my dreams into sand


I didn't want pity, I had my share of friends

I wanted somebody more special than the rest
I was aching inside like I was approaching the end


Just about that moment the timing was so right
You appeared like a vision sent down to my life

I thought I was dreaming when I saw you that night
 

That's when love walked in through my door
That familiar feeling I had once before 

love walked in through my door
And it felt so strange


It's hard to remember being on my own
That kind of loving makes a hard man lose control
But I sleep so much better now I'm not alone


So promise me baby you're always gonna stay
I don't think I could take it seeing you walk away
You don't need to doubt it, I remember that day


That's when love walked in through my door
That familiar feeling I had once before
love walked in through my door
And it felt so strange


Like a long lost friend that hadn't changed
Giving me hope again

Love walked in
Love walked in


Just about that moment the timing was so right
You appeared like a vision sent down to my life
I thought I was dreaming when I saw you that night

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Heroine - The Velvet Underground



I don't know just where I'm going
But I'm gonna try for the kingdom, if I can
'Cause it makes me feel like I'm a man
When I put a spike into my vein
And I'll tell ya, things aren't quite the same
When I'm rushing on my run
And I feel just like Jesus' son
And I guess that I just don't know
And I guess that I just don't know

I have made the big decision
I'm gonna try to nullify my life
'Cause when the blood begins to flow
When it shoots up the dropper's neck
When I'm closing in on death
And you can't help me not, you guys
And all you sweet girls with all your sweet talk
You can all go take a walk
And I guess that I just don't know
And I guess that I just don't know

I wish that I was born a thousand years ago
I wish that I'd sailed the darkened seas

On a great big clipper ship
Going from this land here to that
Put on a sailor's suit and cap
Away from the big city
Where a man can not be free
Of all of the evils of this town
And of himself, and those around
Oh, and I guess that I just don't know
Oh, and I guess that I just don't know

Heroin, be the death of me
Heroin, it's my wife and it's my life
Because a mainer to my vein
Leads to a center in my head
And then I'm better off than dead
Because when the smack begins to flow
I really don't care anymore
About all the Jim-Jim's in this town
And all the politicians makin' crazy sounds
And everybody puttin' everybody else down
And all the dead bodies piled up in mounds

'Cause when the smack begins to flow
Then I really don't care anymore
Ah, when the heroin is in my blood
And that blood is in my head
And thank God that I'm as good as dead
And thank your God that I'm not aware
And thank God that I just don't care
And I guess I just don't know
And I guess I just don't know

Monday, 10 February 2014

Cool To Hate - The Offspring



I hate a lot of things
I hate a lot of people that are lame
I like to hate stuff
Cause then I don't have to try and make a change

I hate teachers
I hate school
I hate the cheerleaders
And anyone who's cool
I hate the office
I hate the quad
Don't wanna learn nothing
I want to be a slob

It's cool to hate
It's cool to hate
I don't like nothing and I like that fine

It's cool to hate
It's cool to hate
I don't like nothing and I like that fine
I don't like nothing and I like that fine
Yeah I hate everything
I even hate you, too
So fuck you

I'm always thinking bad
I never have nothing good to say
I'd rather tear things down
Than build them up
It's easier that way

I hate the jocks
And I hate the geeks
I hate the trendies
But I also hate the freaks
I hate Dr. Martens and muscle T's
I'm only happy when I'm in my misery

It's cool to hate
It's cool to hate
Liking something's just a waste of time

It's cool to hate
It's cool to hate
Liking something's just a waste of time
Liking something's just a waste of time
Yeah I hate everything
I even hate you, too
So fuck you

I'll cut you down and give you lip
Being positive's so unhip
I'll cut you down cause I'm a fool
Being positive's so uncool

I hate the jocks
And I hate the geeks
I hate the trendies
But I also hate the freaks
I hate your band and I hate TV
I'm only happy when I'm in my misery

It's cool to hate
Don't like nothing and I like that fine
Don't like nothing and I like that fine
Yeah, I hate everything
I even hate you, too
So fuck you!