Friday, February 08, 2008

Random 10

Nick Drake, "Thoughts of Mary Jane": "Who can know/The reason for her smile?/What are her dreams/When they've journeyed for a mile?"

Midlake, "It Covers the Hillsides": "I'm not sure where this river goes/But we have no choice but to follow/There is smoke in the sky over those trees/Let us hope they are kind to you and me."

Mosquitos, "Sunshine Barato": "Já te conheço, rapaz/Ele chega de mansinho, mas sei que já não vai dar/Mais Sunshine Barato."

XTC, "The Smartest Monkeys": "We're the smartest monkeys/The smartest monkeys/The evidence is all around/Our brains are bigger/This we've found."

Nilsson, "Remember": "Long ago/Far away/Life was clear/Close your eyes..."

The La's, "I Can't Sleep": "I was going through a nightmare/I was layin' on the line/And there's a big black train coming/D'you think it would be a shame running?"

The Bird and the Bee, "Preparedness": "Are you prepared?/Are you prepared for me?"

Elvis Costello, "Indoor Fireworks": "They're not so spectacular/They don't burn up in the sky/But they can dazzle or delight/Or bring a tear/When the smoke gets in your eyes."

Death Cab for Cutie, "Your Heart Is an Empty Room": "The flames and smoke climbed out of every window/And disappeared with everything that you held dear/And you shed not a single tear for the things that you didn't need/'Cause you knew you were finally free."

The Flaming Lips: "Do You Realize?": "Do you realize/You have the most beautiful face?"


Have I mentioned I've become obsessed with Midlake?

2 comments:

TwoBusy said...

EXCELLENT Elvis song. "King of America" is still - to my ears - the best thing he ever did.

Jim Donahue said...

I'd give the edge to Imperial Bedroom. But King of America is right up there.