close your eyes
 
[music, lyrics]

Pearl Harbor revisited


Some of you may be surprised to learn that if a sperm were the size of a salmon it would be swimming its seven-inch journey at 500 miles per hour. If a sperm were the size of a whale, however, it would be traveling at 15,000 miles per hour, or Mach 20. Now imagine, if you will, four hundred million blind and desperate sperm whales departing from the Pacific coast of North America swimming at 15,000 mph and arriving in Japanese coastal waters in just under 45 minutes.
Laurie Anderson - Mach 20 from United States Live (source)

 
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[music, lyrics]
But don't go home
with your hard-on
It will only drive you insane
You can't shake it (or break it)
with your Motown
You can't melt it down in the rain
Leonard Cohen - Don't Go Home with Your Hard-On from the Phil Spector produced Death of a Ladies' Man (1977)

Just for his wall of sound and all that production overkill Phil Spector should go to jail on the spot.


 
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[music, lyrics]

only half true


I know you don't like weak women
You get bored so quick
And you don't like strong women
'Cause they're hip to your tricks
Joni Mitchell - You Turn Me on, I'm a Radio

 
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[music, lyrics]

Weblog theme, part 11


Headlights on the Parade

And if in love she cried
Something wasn't right
I'm sorry
Would be easy
To say I love you
Headlights on the parade
Light up the way
Headlights on the parade
Light up the way
I go, yeah
Close your eyes
Come with me
Only love is alive
Close your eyes
Can't you see
Only love will survive, yeah
(from the album Hats by The Blue Nile, a band from Glasgow I used to dislike because of the singer's voice etc. but which I can appreciate now.)

 
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[music, lyrics]

I always loved you to the max
I love you to the max
I love you to the max
I love you to the max
I love you to the max
I love you to the max
I love you to the
max


 
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[music, lyrics]

Weblog theme, part 10


Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)

Close your eyes
Have no fear
The monster's gone
He's on the run and your daddy's here
Chorus:
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy
Before you go to sleep
Say a little prayer
Every day in every way
It's getting better and better
Chorus
Out on the ocean sailing away
I can hardly wait
To see you come of age
But I guess we'll both just have to be patient
'Cause it's a long way to go
A hard row to hoe
Yes it's a long way to go
But in the meantime
Before you cross the street
Take my hand
Life is what happens to you
While you're busy making other plans
Chorus
Before you go to sleep
Say a little prayer
Every day in every way
It's getting better and better
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful boy
Darling, darling, darling
Darling Sean
(From Double Fantasy, the last John Lennon album which came out during his lifetime. Three weeks after its release he was killed by a psychopath in New York City exactly 25 years ago. Here is Lester Bang's obituary.)

 
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[music, lyrics]

Neil Young beats psychotherapy


I am a child
I last a while
You can't conceive of the pleasure in my smile

When you are down there is nothing more comforting than a Neil Young song. If you like his voice that is. I hated it as a teenager. I love it now. It's not frail at all, it only sounds like being frail. Deceiving first impressions.

There is a lot to learn.

 
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[music, lyrics]

Große Klappe, nix dahinter (that's me not Mr Zimmerman)



 
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[music, lyrics]

Brian Eno - Julie with...


An addendum to yesterday's review. Something terrible I just discovered about this song in the lyrics department of the Enoweb site.

Here are the lyrics:

I am on an open sea,
Just drifting as the hours go slowly by.
Julie with her open blouse
Is gazing up into the empty sky
Now it seems to be so strange here
Now it's so blue.
The still sea is darker than before...
No wind disturbs our coloured sails.
The radio is silent, so are we.
Julie's head is on her arm;
Her fingers brush the surface of the sea
Now I wonder if we'll be seen here
Or if time has left us all alone.
The still sea is darker than before...

And here is the interpretation which makes a lot of sense if you read the lyrics carefully:

In More Dark Than Shark, someone suggests that the narrator in Julie With is about to assault the girl... I think the lyrics suggest that he's already done it, she's dead and the spreading blood is what makes "the still sea... darker than before..." I hate having had that thought, since now it always intrudes on what had been such a peaceful sonic scene!

This also fits with the calm mood of the song. How could I wish to be there? Eno lured me in with Julie's open blouse. I feel betrayed now. On second thoughts that serves me quite well, actually.


 
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[music, lyrics]

The House of Love - "Butterfly" (Lyrics)


Hannah
Hannah told me change that lock and key
Sift your soul - get down to your knees
This is not my sky, This is not my sky
This is not my sky

The devil suits the night and so it seems
Carry down the ghost and bury deeds
This is not my sky (x 5)

The is heads down and a mad uncle
Someone said 'have you seen that guy
On the street with a loud cut and
A black eye, giving love away with
A bad smile'

Bury my heart at the broken knee
Dig my mind - treasure my home need
This is not my sky
Not my sky
This is not my sky (x 5)

Give it back (?)

This is not my sky (x 4)

Shine On
In a garden in the house of love
Sitting lonely on a plastic chair
The sun is cruel when he hides away
I need a sister - I'll just stay

A little girl, a little guy
In a church or in a school
Little Jesus are you watching me
I'm so young - just eighteen

chorus:
She, she, she, she Shine On
She, she, she Shine On
She, she, she Shine On

In a garden in a house of love
There's nothing real, just a coat of arms
I'm not the pleasure that I used to be
So young - just eighteen

(chorus)

I don't know why I dream this way
The sky is purple and things are right every day
I don't know, it's just this world's so far away
But I won't fight and I won't hate
Well, not today

In a garden in the house of love
Sitting lonely on a plastic chair
The sun is cruel when he hides away
I need a sister - I'll just stay

(3 x chorus)
And on... and on...

Shine...

Beatles and the Stones
("Did you read that the Beatles were more popular than Christ..."

- Unknown reporter  

"You know we always enjoyed performing, it was sort of our buzz, and then I always, I always felt that Beatles sort of did it, you know, when they were big, they did it..."

- Mick Jagger  

"...been proved by what's going on in the States, and the protest marches in Grosvenor square in London. The only result of that was, a lot of smashed heads..."

- John Lennon)  

Look at him shouting out
Loud as thunder out at sea
He wants a bomb
So do we

A bomb from the sky
Is the perfect crime
Shoulder on shoulder and heat

The Beatles and the Stones
Sucked the marrow out of bone
Put the V in Vietnam
The Beatles and the Stones
Made it good to be alone
To be alone

Look at me, proud of being
Proud of being seventeen
Locking in the pocket a smile
Soft from the school
Cut by the rule
Oh I'm dazed and I'm dazed and I'm dazed

The Beatles and the Stones
Sucked the marrow out of bone
Put the V in Vietnam
The Beatles and the Stones
Made it good to be alone
To be alone

The Beatles and the Stones
Sucked the marrow out of bone
Put the V in Vietnam
The Beatles and the Stones
Made it good to be alone
To be alone
To be alone
To be alone
(Alone, alone, alone)

Shake and crawl
Don't you frown
Just go sweetly
Let your senses suck the world
And your fingers through my hair
Shake and Crawl
Through the willow
There's a baby in our eyes
And a second when we cry
And I know no love will be here again
Here again

So wash my lies
Fill the hollow
With a legend out inside
There's a system to divide

And I know no love will be here again
I know something's wrong
I've got words and I've got song
And your the call in an ice cold wind
So don't you cry
Just go sweetly
Take an ideal to the storm
Let your head and heart be one

And I know no love will be here again
I know no love will be here again
Here again

Hedonist
With no father, and no son
He's a christian - but not the one
And with a guidance, like a lemming
He fell so deep into the sea
There's a glory in the brain
It's so crass - it's so vain
Mother nature and tunnel vision
Back to back - oh sing to me
Take my heart, take my soul
Take my Jesus, take my gold
Kill my children, steal my home
But I'm the one, yeah I'm the one
Pray to stone and spit on love
Do the exile, and spit on love
Mother bore me in a nightmare
I'm the one, yeah I'm the one
Take my heart, take my soul
Take my Jesus, take my gold
Kill the children, steal my home
But I'm the one, yeah I'm the one
I came a cropper when I trusted you
I had to steal, I had to beg
I never worried, I never bled
Mother Mary - Hell that's a story
'Cause I'm the one, yeah I'm the one
Take my heart, take my soul
Take my Jesus, take my gold
Kill my children, steal my home
But I'm the one, yeah I'm the one

I don't know why i love you
I don't know why I love you, your face is a hammer in my head
I remember every word you said, I just don't know why I love you
I don't know why I care, I never even liked your hair
I feel like a cell in air, but I don't know why I love you

Television turns me on, when the summer's hot and the spirit's long
How can I get close to you when you got no mercy no you got no mercy
No you got no

I don't know why I love you, your face is a foreign food
I really don't know if I should, I just don't know why I love you
I don't know why I care, I duck and I weave and I fight
I work just to treat you right, God, I don't know why I love you

Rock, Rock, Rock

I don't know why I love you, it might be your soul and your heart
Maybe it's the way that you speak I don't why I love you

Television turns me on, when the summer's hot and the spirit's long
So, how can I get close to you when you got no mercy, no you got no mercy
No you got no...

I don't know why I love you (x 6)
And I don't know why I care

Never
ABC - stick to me
Soul to soul, stay on eye to eye
Maybe God will be good to me
I've never sinned
Maybe I should try

Never, never gonna let you down
Never, never gonna let you down
Never gonna beg, never gonna steal
Your heart is perfect, my love is real

Go to war - what a drag
A love of hate is really not the way
Light a flame or go to sleep
The time is right to celebrate or die
Never, never gonna let you down
Never, never gonna let you down
I'm never gonna beg I'm never gonna steal
Your heart is perfect, my love is real

It's because your heart
Will never lie, never cry, never sigh, never die
It's because your heart
Digs deep, holds tight
Oh yeah
I see the lie

ABC - stick to me
Soul to soul, stay on eye to eye
Well maybe God will be good to me
I've never sinned maybe I should try

Never, never gonna let you down
Never, never gonna let you down
I'm never gonna beg
I'm never gonna steal
Your heart is perfect
My love is real
Your heart is perfect
My love is real

My love is real (x 12)

Someone's got to love you
Somebody's got to love you, somebody's got to care
Someone's out in the darkness so you might really not despair

You can hop amongst the pebbles
You can scratch around in clay
You may kill to find a conscience, but to Him that's not a way

Oh, someone's got to love you, there's a cannon in your hands
There a history rich in genocide and a voice to fuel your mind

In a town where cars are diamonds
And hunger is the key
Someone's got to love you

Somebody's got to love you
Somebody's got to care
Someone's out in the darkness
So you might really not despair

In a town where cars are diamonds
And hunger is the key
You may kill to find a conscience
But to Him that's not a way

In a room
When I get there I'll be ready
With a map and a pen - duty is a creed
There are lessons for the lonely
When I'm drunk in a room
That's when I think of you
Oh my baby - she went AWOL
Drove to a shop, never to return
And it broke me, like a flower baked in the sun
A hot Spanish sun

But I can't slow down
No I can't slow down
No I can't

What a story, not a volume
Just a tacky little ode in the corner of my mind
Maybe Preston in the winter
Drinking in the night - the cold English night

But I can't slow down
No I can't slow down
No I can't slow down
No I can't

So find out who you are
Use a train, take a car
You've got arms and you've got money
So find a finger and find out who you are

And there's a figure, he's so evil
With a black little eye and a pure white mind
And I'm so sorry when I see this
There's a lesson in the blood
The cold English blood

But I can't slow down
No I can't slow down (x 5)
Slow down

No I can't slow down (x5)
Slow down
....etc...

Blind
God I'm blind
I'm not an eagle
I'm not a saint
to burn away
Oh God I'm blind
Honest and eager
I'm am the car
On the road

I'm not a sea
I'm not a forest
I'm not a drug
eating away

You'll never see me

  • walking in a nightmare
    I'm not the Son
    You send away
    I'm just blind

God I'm blind
I've got a future
I've got a child
a mouth to feed
I'm not alone
I'm not in torment
I'm am the stone

  • in your hand

I'm not a fire
I'm not a journey
I'm not a King
to cut you away

I'm not the food
to throw on a fire
I'm not the Son -
you sent away
I'm just blind
I'm just blind

32nd floor
Don't believe his heart, I beg you please it lies
There's murder in the eyes of men and treason in the sky

She crossed the room in honour and took his words in vain
He smiled the smile of murder
And in his head, shook his hand

chorus:
Take me to your sister -in you and her is love
It's beautiful and soothing, it's logic and it's sane
Take me through the evening, on my 32nd floor
And I'll never ask for more

Money is the heartache, moral is the shame
Duty comes to those who love the numbers and the name
So find the State of Israel, find the State of Rome
Crush the fools, in huts of clay, there's danger in the garden

Take me to your Station, take me through your mind
Drop that code you give me, just let me feel your mind
Take me through the evening, on my 32nd floor
And I'll never ask for more

Hit me in the darkroom - I've never loved before
I've shook and screamed in lonely times
But I've never loved before

(chorus)

Se dest
Bruised and I'm aching
Screwed to the floor
I'm high on the shock
I've closed off the door
Cut the heart of pain
Loaded with dice and shame
Where do you stop?
Why do you stop?
You'll just do the same again
Give me a crime
I'll show the love
A song to the lonely
A song from above
Wailing from wall to wall
Lucid as a doll
Kick down the legs
Bite on the tongue
You'll just do the same again
Bruised and I'm aching
I'm screwed to the floor
High on the shock
I've closed off the door
I've never been so sure
Of anyone's love before


 
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