Thursday, August 4, 2022

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Vetiver & Hope Sandoval - Angels' Share


Makeshift moon mends a broken sky
Fields of fallow still stands dry
Night not gentle, soon for the night

Her mistake was to trust in him
His bodily excuse again
Yeah, the voices hard like the wind

Said, "I'm tired of you coming home late"
"I will do as I please, Kate
"There's no one gon' tell me how to be"
"Not for my sake, Tom, for the family"

He read guilt when she pled love
Got anxious and began to shove
Clouds have been kept loomed above

Curses raise the kids from bed
They fell down the stairs in time to see
The blood run warm down Kate's head

While the wounds in silence came to scars
Tom kept hitting the juke joint bars
All the love vanished in the air
Filled with paper vows and the angels' share

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Jr Walker & Allstars - Shotgun

 


I said shotgun
Shoot 'em for he run now
Do the jerk baby
Do the jerk now
Hey
Put on your red dress
And then you go downtown now
I said buy yourself a shotgun now
We're gonna break it down, baby now
We're gonna load it up, baby now
And then you shoot him for he run now
I said shotgun
Shoot 'em for he run now
Do the jerk baby
Do the jerk now
Hey
Shotgun
Shoot 'em for he run now
Do the jerk baby
Do the jerk now
Hey
Put on your high heel shoes
I said we're goin' down here to listen to 'em play the blues
We're gonna dig potatoes
We're gonna pick tomatoes
I said shotgun
Shoot 'em for he run now
Do the jerk baby
Do the jerk now
Hey
I said it's twine time
I said it's twine time
I said it's twine time
Hey, what'd I say?




This ending line has resulted in much confusion from listeners then and now, and even Motown boss Berry Gordy misheard it. Junior Walker recalled in a later interview with Nelson George:


At session’s end even Berry asked, “What are you saying at the end, man? What were you saying at the end? … Sounded like you were saying ‘Crying time.’” I said, “No, it’s Twine Time.‘” He said, “Well, it’s pretty good, it’s pretty good.” Then he called me three weeks later and said, “Man, this record is tearin’ up.”

Monday, July 25, 2022

La La Means I Love You: The Delfonics



Many guys have come to you
With a line that wasn't true
And you passed them by
(Passed them by)
Though you're in the center ring
And their lines don't mean a thing
Why don't you let me try?
(Let me try)
Now, I don't wear a diamond ring
I don't even have a song to sing
All I know is
La la la la la la la la la means
I love you
Oh, baby, please now
La la la la la la la la la means
I love you
If I ever saw a girl
That I needed in this world
You are the one for me
(One for me)
Let me hold you in my arms
Girl, and thrill you with my charms
I'm sure you will see
(You will see)
The things I am sayin' are true
And the way I explain them to you
Listen to me
La la la la la la la la la means
I love you
Ooh, baby
La la la la la la la la la means
I love you
The things I am sayin' are true
And the way I explain them to you,
Yes to you
Listen to me
La la la la la la la la la means
I love you
Oh, you'll have to understand now
La la la la la la la la la means
I love you
Come on and take my hand

Barbara Mason - Yes, I'm Ready (1965)



I don't even know how to love you
Just the way you want me to
But I'm ready (ready) to learn (to learn)
Yes, I'm ready (ready) to learn (to learn)
To fall in love, to fall in love, to fall in love with you
I don't even know how to hold your hand
Just to make you understand
But I'm ready (ready) to learn (to learn)
Yes, I'm ready (ready) to learn (to learn)
To hold your hand, make you understand
To hold your hand right now
I don't even know how to kiss your lips (kiss your lips)
At a moment like this
But I'm going to learn how to do
All the things you want me to
(Are you ready?) Yes, I'm ready
(Are you ready?) Yes, I'm ready
To fall in love, to fall in love, to fall in love right now
Yes, I'm ready
(Are you ready?) Yes, I'm ready
(To kiss me?) Yes, I'm ready
(To love me?)
To kiss you, love you, and hug you
Baby, I'm ready

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Gene Ammons--"Canadian Sunset"


 

Cold Cold World--Murf Gorlix


 

I've tried for a long time but I think I can't win
I'd do it all better if I could do it a-gain
Wherever I'm going it's the same place I been
Ain't it a cold, cold world
Outside it was hot but inside I am cold
The eyes of the young met the eyes of the old
And what they were thinking I'll never be told
Ain't it a cold, cold world
Then an old lady asked me bout this new daylight time
I said it don't matter and she said I don't mind
Then the bus driver said you still owe me a dime
Ain't it a cold, cold world
I can't get no job and I can't get no rest
I started out east and I ended up west
And I'm so glad to be here I'm sure, I would guess
Ain't it a cold, cold world
I might have to leave you, I think's what she said
Wish I could sleep 'stead of tossing in bed
And I find myself thinking I'd be better off dead
Ain't it a cold, cold world
Ain't it a cold, cold world

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

DOPE LEMON - Marinade

 


She got attacked by a pack of dogs
But she said, "It's okay
I got some wilderness skills beneath my belt"
She said she used to be a part of a Scout team
They nearly made her leader one time
But they didn't have enough thread to sew the patches on
And she said, "Do you know how you heard about that family that burnt down in that house?"
Well, that was hers
She said it was just some hoax that she made up
To watch people cry
Yeah, she whispered to me softly
Well, do you want me
Just how I am?
Do you need me
Where I stand?
Let's go steady
Let's make a plan
Marinade on that for a while
Yeah
She wanted to die by a river
She wanted the tide to come up and drag her away
So that when she's dreamin'
She can watch the tree line fall away
She used to draw rainbow faces in the sand
But the rainbow made the face sad
Had bits of foam coming out the bottom of its mouth
It's kinda funny that way
Oh, do you want me
How I am?
Do you need me
Oh, where I stand?
Let's go steady
Let's make a plan
Marinade on that for a little while
Yeah

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The War On Drugs - "Red Eyes" (Official Audio)






Come and see
Where I witness everything
On my knees
Beat it down to get to my soul
Against my will
Anyone can tell it's you coming
Baby don't mind
Leave it on the line, leave it hanging on the rail
Come and ride away
It's easier to stick to the old
Surrounded by the night
Surrounded by the night and you don't give in
But you abuse my faith
Lose it every time, but I don't know where
You're on my side again
So ride the heat wherever it goes
I'll be the one to care
You're all I've got, wait
Don't wanna let the dark night cover my soul
Well, you can see it through the darkness coming my way
Well, we won't get lost inside it all again
Oh, my mind
No one sees me, I'm out here waiting
They don't mind that I'm here, I hear
Throw the bad away, and your mind against it
I would keep you here, but I can't
Oh, I'll talk to you when I make my way back
I don't see it over there where I come from, yeah
Lost and you're hurt again
The easy way to cover my sin
Don't want another dark time to think to myself
We won't get lost inside it all, you're on my way
Well, I can see it in the darkness combing my mind
Well, we can hear the voices war inside
Yeah, and you won't get lost inside it all
You're on my way



Friday, May 13, 2022

The Shins - New Slang (Live On Letterman)

 Things like this always bring me to my knees. . . and tears to my eyes.


Gold teeth and a curse for this town
Were all in my mouth
Only I don't know how they got out, dear
Turn me back into the pet
I was when we met
I was happier then with no mindset
And if you took to me like a
Gull takes to the wind
Well, I'd've jumped from my trees
And I'd've danced like the king of the eyesores
And the rest of our lives would've fared well
New slang when you notice the stripes
The dirt in your fries
Hope it's right when you die, old and bony
Dawn breaks like a bull through the hall
Never should have called
But my head's to the wall and I'm lonely
And if you took to me like a
Gull takes to the wind
Well, I'd've jumped from my trees
And I'd've danced like the king of the eyesores
And the rest of our lives would've fared well
Godspeed, all the bakers at dawn
May they all cut their thumbs
And bleed into their buns 'til they melt away
I'm looking in on the good life
I might be doomed never to find
Without a trust, a flaming field
Am I too dumb to refine?
And if you took to me like
Well, I'd've danced like the queen of the eyesores
And the rest of our lives would've fared well

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Farewell Angelina · Rita Hosking

 


Farewell, Angelina
The bells of the crown
Are being stolen by bandits
I must follow the sound
The triangle tingles
And the trumpets play slow
But farewell, Angelina
The sky is on fire
And I must go
There's no need for anger
There's no need for blame
There's nothing to prove
Everything's still the same
Just a table standing empty
By the edge of the sea
Means farewell, Angelina
The sky is trembling
And I must leave
The jack and queen
Have forsaked the courtyard
52 gypsies
Now file past the guards
In the space where the deuce
And the ace once ran wild
Farewell, Angelina
The sky is falling
I'll see you in a while
See the cross-eyed pirates sitting
Perched in the sun
Shooting tin cans
With a sawed-off shotgun
And the neighbors, they clap
And they cheer with each blast
But farewell, Angelina
The sky's changing color
And I must leave fast
King Kong, little elves
On the rooftop they dance
Valentino-type tangos
While the make-up man's hands
Shut the eyes of the dead
Not to embarrass anyone
But farewell, Angelina
The sky is embarrassed
And I must be gone
The machine guns are roaring
And the puppets heave rocks
And fiends nail time bombs
To the hands of the clocks
Call me any name you like
I will never deny it
But farewell, Angelina
The sky is erupting
I must go where it's quiet

Friday, April 8, 2022

Bruce Springsteen - My Beautiful Reward

 Well. . . they can't all be obscure. . . but when was the last time you listened to this?





Well I sought gold and diamond rings
My own drug to ease the pain that living brings
Walked from the mountain to the valley floor
Searching for my beautiful reward
Searching for my beautiful reward
From a house on a hill a sacred light shines
I walk through these rooms but none of them are mine
Down empty hallways I went from door to door
Searching for my beautiful reward
Searching for my beautiful reward
Well your hair shone in the sun
I was so high I was the lucky one
Then I came crashing down like a drunk on a barroom floor
Searching for my beautiful reward
Searching for my beautiful reward
Tonight I can feel the cold wind at my back
I'm flying high over gray fields my feathers long and black
Down along the river's silent edge I soar
Searching for my beautiful reward
Searching for my beautiful reward
Searching for my beautiful reward
Searching for my beautiful reward

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Haley Bonar - Drinking Again


 

My old friendHe don't think or feel a thing
He asks me to wear his ring
But I can't sit down and talk to walls again
Cos they break down
As soon as you leave town
That's when another one comes around
And builds another wall around you

But I been thinking about it
I been drinking again
And it don't help that much
But I don't care
So I just keep sipping the red wine
As I pass the time till I see your face again

I'm tuckered out
So sick and tired of men
But every now and then
I just sing a song and another comes along
And thinks he's quite a hit
But I can't settle down for shit
I think I'm going home to see my ma again

And I been thinking about it
I been drinking again
And it don't help that much
But I don't care
So I just keep sipping the red wine
As I pass the time till I see your face again

Sunday, April 3, 2022

The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony (Official Music Video)

 Of course. . . I mean. . . you've heard it, but. . . .  I think The Verve nailed it.  Simply.  That song lifts me to the heights and sinks me to the depths.  I love life so deeply and despair all in one instant.  There are no guardrails, no boundaries.  I pity and envy those who never realize that.  

I have so much to be thankful for. . . and then. . . there is all the rest.


'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, that's life
Tryna make ends meet, you're a slave to money then you die
I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places where all the veins meet, yeah
No change, I can change
I can change, I can change
But I'm here in my mold
I am here in my mold
But I'm a million different people
From one day to the next
I can't change my mold
No, no, no, no, no
(Have you ever been down?)
Well, I've never prayed but tonight I'm on my knees, yeah
I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah
I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now
But the airwaves are clean and there's nobody singin' to me now
No change, I can change
I can change, I can change
But I'm here in my mold
I am here in my mold
And I'm a million different people
From one day to the next
I can't change my mold
No, no, no, no, no
(Have you ever been down?)
I can't change, oh, no
I can't change, oh
'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, that's life
Tryna make ends meet, tryna find somebody then you die
I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places where all the veins meet, yeah
You know I can change, I can change
I can change, I can change
But I'm here in my mold
I am here in my mold
And I'm a million different people
From one day to the next
I can't change my mold
No, no, no, no, no
I can't change my mold
No, no, no, no, no,
I can't change my mold, no, no, no, no
It's just sex and violence, melody and silence
It's just sex and violence, melody and silence
I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down
I'll take you down the only road I've ever been down
Been down
Ever been down
Ever been down
Ever been down
Ever been down
Have you ever been down?
Have you ever been down?
Have you ever been down?

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Dean Martin--Sway With Me

 


When marimba rhythms start to play
Dance with me, make me sway
Like a lazy ocean hugs the shore
Hold me close, sway me more
Like a flower bending in the breeze
Bend with me, sway with ease
When we dance you have a way with me
Stay with me, sway with me
Other dancers may be on the floor
Dear, but my eyes will see only you
Only you have the magic technique
When we sway I go weak
I can hear the sounds of violins
Long before it begins
Make me thrill as only you know how
Sway me smooth, sway me now
Other dancers may be on the floor
Dear, but my eyes will see only you
Only you have the magic technique
When we sway I go weak
I can hear the sounds of violins
Long before it begins
Make me thrill as only you know how
Sway me smooth, sway me now
You know how
Sway me smooth, sway me now

Yo La Tengo - Dreaming

 


Dreaming, dreaming
Here I am dreaming again
Dreaming, dreaming
I'm in a deep dream again
Sleeping, sleeping
It's time for me to wake up

Oh no matter how I dream, it always makes me cry
If you them well then you'll know what I mean
For that is a world where things aren't what they seem
Oh no matter how I dream, it always makes me cry

Dreaming, dreaming
Here I am dreaming again
Dreaming, dreaming
Though you make my dreams come true
Sleeping, sleeping
It's time for me to wake up

Oh no matter how I dream, it always makes me cry
If you live in them well then you'll know what I mean
For that is a world where things aren't what they seem
Oh no mater how I dream, it always makes me cry

Dreaming, dreaming
Here I am dreaming again
Dreaming, dreaming
I'm in a deep dream again
Sleeping, sleeping
It's time for me to wake up



Monday, March 28, 2022

Malakoff Kowalski - How I Think Of You (Official Video)

 


I sing to tell you how I think of you
That when I go to sleep, I think of you
And after waking up, I think of you
No matter what I do, I think of you
And every single day, I think of you
And everyone I see, I think of you
And as I play this song, I think of you
No matter what I do I think of you.
Have you seen her, that girl?
I want to go home
That girl, where is she now?
I wanna tell you how, I think of you
In every little thing, I think of you
And as you hear this song, I think of you
No matter what I do, I think of you
Have you seen her, that girl?
I want to go home
That girl, where is she now?
Have you seen her, that girl?
I want to go home
That girl, where is she now?
Du du du du du, du du, du du
Du du du du du, du du, du du
Du du du du du, du du, du du
No matter what I do, I think of you,
Du du du du du, du du, du du
Du du du du du, du du, du du

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Fly Me to the Moon · Astrud Gilberto


 

Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like on
A-Jupiter and Mars
In other words, hold my hand
In other words, baby, kiss me
Fill my heart with song and let me sing for ever more
You are all I long for
All I worship and adore
In other words, please be true
In other words, I love you
Fill my heart with song
Let me sing for ever more
You are all I long for, all I worship and adore
In other words, please be true
In other words
In other words
I love you

Friday, March 25, 2022

Stayin’ Alive (Bee Gees)- Acoustic Cove




Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk
I'm a woman's man, no time to talk
Music loud and women warm, I've been kicked around
Since I was born
And now it's alright, it's okay
And you may look the other way
We can try to understand
The New York Times' effect on man
Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin'
And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive
Well now, I get low and I get high
And if I can't get either, I really try
Got the wings of Heaven on my shoes
I'm a dancin' man and I just can't lose
You know it's alright, it's okay
I'll live to see another day
We can try to understand
The New York Times' effect on man
Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin'
And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive (ohh)
Life goin' nowhere, somebody help me
Somebody help me, yeah
Life goin' nowhere, somebody help me, yeah
I'm stayin' alive
Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk
I'm a woman's man, no time to talk
Music loud and women warm
I've been kicked around since I was born
And now it's all right, it's okay
And you may look the other way
We can try to understand
The New York Times' effect on man
Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin'
And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive
Life goin' nowhere, somebody help me
Somebody help me, yeah
Life goin' nowhere, somebody help me, yeah
I'm stayin' alive
Life goin' nowhere, somebody help me
Somebody help me, yeah (ah, ah, ah)
Life goin' nowhere, somebody help me, yeah
I'm stayin' alive
Life goin' nowhere, somebody help me
Somebody help me, yeah (ah, ah, ah, ay)
Life goin' nowhere, somebody help me, yeah
I'm stayin' alive
Life goin' nowhere, somebody help me
Somebody help me, yeah (ohh)
Life goin' nowhere, somebody help me, yeah
I'm stayin' alive

Saint Valentine · Gregory Alan Isakov


 

Well, Grace she's gone, she's a half-written poem
She went out for cigarettes and never came home
And I swallowed the sun and screamed and wailed
Straight down to the dirt so I could find her trail
Spread out across the Great Divide
Well, I just came to talk, Saint Valentine
I never pictured you living here with the rats and the vines
Ain't that my old heart hanging out on your lines
You're all fucked up, Saint Valentine
Now I circle the bars on the promenade
While the girls in the glass, they're just throwing me shade
And I'm saving my coins up for Jingling Jane
She's out plucking strings in the pouring rain
See I'm all crooked feet, Saint Valentine
I've circled this map till it caught on fire
Now Grace she's left you just skin and bone
Well, you hang up your hat, but you can't call it home
You've tried and you've tried, but you can't call it home
You're the loneliest one, Saint Valentine
You're the loneliest one, Saint Valentine
You're all fucked up, Saint Valentine

Thursday, March 24, 2022

The Bee Gees x 50 cent ( p a l m s r e m i x )

 


Boarding (Doubleseat mix) · Orbient


 

Yonderboi - Cantaloupe Island (Interlude)


 

Yonderboi - Fairy of the Lake


 

Vetiver - Maureen


 

If you need, Maureen, I'll recount you all the ways that I mean to be true.
Though my eyes wonder why, my heart keeps inside the reasons why I'm free with you.
Nobody wants to see trouble where none should be.
My Maureen, don't dream that I could ever be leaving you.
You were saved by doubt and you needed an out to help you get through the day
I may offer you sense but it's love you miss and my talking just gets in the way.
Nobody wants to hear farewells ring in their ear.
My Maureen, don't dream that I could ever be leaving you.
Nobody wants to hear farewells ring in their ear.
My Maureen, don't dream that I could ever be leaving you.

The Miners' Waltz · Fats Kaplin

 


Sunday, March 6, 2022

To the Ghosts Who Write History Books · The Low Anthem

 

To them ghosts that write history books
To them ghosts that write songs
Everyone asks would you write one about me
To them ghosts in the train yard
All them ghosts in my drink
Your money's no good here just write one about me
And when you go, where the winds are strong
When you go where flowers bend
Please take along all the best of my luck and come back
Unchanged
Your demons all tamed
Your flowers uncut
And when you go where the winds are strong
Where soldiers carve their stones
Please take along all the best of my luck and come back
Unchanged
Your demons all tamed
Your flowers uncut
To them ghosts that write history books
To them ghosts that write songs
Everyone asks would you write one about me
To them ghosts in the train yard
All them ghosts in my drink
Your money's no good here just write one about me

Friday, March 4, 2022

Emmylou Harris---Born to Run

 


Well, I never did crawl and I never did toe the line
No man is master to me, I ain't that kind
I just put on my travelin' shoes
If you wanna win, you just can't lose the time
Or stay behind
Well, I was born to run
To get ahead of the rest
And all that I wanted was to be the best
Just to feel free and be someone
I was born to be fast, I was born to run
Well I take the chances, sometimes I made mistakes
But you don't get nothin' unless you take the breaks
Livin' as dangerous as dynamite
Sure it makes you feel nervous but it makes you feel alright
Makes you feel alright
Well, I was born to run
To get ahead of the rest
And all that I wanted was to be the best
Just to feel free and be someone
I was born to be fast, I was born to run
Nobody gonna make me do the things their way
By the time you figure it out, it's yesterday
Well, it comes to he who waits, I'm told
But I don't need it when I'm old and gray
Yeah, I want it today
Well, I was born to run
To get ahead of the rest
And all that I wanted was to be the best
Just to feel free and be someone
I was born to be fast I was born to run
I was born to run
To get ahead of the rest
And all that I wanted was to be the best
Just to feel free and be someone
I was born to be fast I was born to run