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Tag: Song of the Day

SoTD: 20th Century Towers – Death Cab for Cutie.

by johndsykes86

Just feels appropriate for my mood. ¬†Sod off, i’m not depressed ūüôā

we’ll correct collegiate mistakes
a shower of formal ideals
completely soused
the hearts on our sleeves,
as they drowned we could hear them screaming
“oh, what a tragic way to see our final days.”¬†

I attempt to talk up the town:
“the answers are in the arches of the 20th century towers
and in comfortable cars in motion.”
and yet it still remains, this incessent refrain:
“you’re just like the rest. your restlessness makes you lazy.”¬†

keeping busy is just wasting time
and i’ve wasted what little he gave me
(all around)
i know the conscious choice was crystal clear,
to clean the slate of former years
when i sang softly in your ear and tied these arms around you.

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SoTD: Time’s Scar – Video Game Orchestra

by johndsykes86

From the video game, Chrono Cross. Totally awesome..

SotD: Find Me The Pulse of The Universe – Laetitia Sadier

by johndsykes86

Good for a cold (relatively), sunny December in the greatest state in the Union.

Might also need this for the end of the world tomorrow.

Not really.

You were equipped, you were unique
Were suffused in mathematics
Hey Sue, the mathematician
Your views are unimpeded
Hey Sue, the trigonometric
Forever unlocking your head.

Fill it up to the brim, fill it to the top
Generous, bountiful, prodigal, abundant
Channelling deep connections
From one world to the next
Beautiful like art, another human landmark.

Curiousity, intuition are good guides
The idea that in the search for nature’s secrets,
The discovery,
Envelops more conundrum in the belly of her flow
Glimpses of a world of pure thought
That few will ever know

SotD: So Many Details – Toro Y Moi

by johndsykes86

Found out about this guy last year…and this song is amazing.
About 20 listens in and its still sexy and smooth.

Just like me, hahahaaaaaaaa

But seriously, listen.

Monuments and Melodies

by johndsykes86

http://open.spotify.com/track/6FxNjv8pzwtBgZe3Eeg5kz

SotD: Pinwheels – Smashing Pumpkins

by johndsykes86

Life-giving for Friday.

SotD: Last Christmas (Wham! cover) – Jimmy Eat World

by johndsykes86

 

My first introduction to Jimmy Eat World was Sweetness.
The first song I ever really fell in love with was The Most Beautiful Things
But the Jimmy Eat World song I have fun with the most is this one.
I dislike the holiday season for a couple of reason, but its a good excuse to play this song and not get stared at.

 

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
The very next day you gave it away
This year to save me the tears
I’ll give it to someone special.

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
The very next day you gave it away
This year to save me the tears
I’ll give it to someone special.

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
The very next day you gave it away
This year to save me the tears
I’ll give it to someone special.

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
The very next day you gave it away
This year to save me the tears
I’ll give it to someone special.

A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
A man undercover but you tore me apart
Now I’ve found the real love, now I found
You’ll never fool me again!

A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
A man undercover but you tore me apart
Now I’ve found the real love, now I found
You’ll never fool me again!

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
The very next day you gave it away
This year to save me the tears
I’ll give it to someone special.

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
The very next day you gave it away
This year to save me the tears
I’ll give it to someone special.

SotD: Once In A Lifetime – The Talking Heads

by johndsykes86

Because this video is everything I would want to do if I was a musician.

Whatever the fuck I want.

And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife
And you may ask yourself
Well…How did I get here?

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
After the money’s gone
Once in a lifetime
Water flowing underground

And you may ask yourself
How do I work this?
And you may ask yourself
Where is that large automobile?
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful house
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful wife

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
After the money’s gone
Once in a lifetime
Water flowing underground

Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…

Water dissolving…and water removing
There is water at the bottom of the ocean
Under the water, carry the water at the bottom of the ocean
Remove the water at the bottom of the ocean

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
Into the silent water
Under the rocks and stones
There is water underground

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
After the money’s gone
Once in a lifetime
Water flowing underground

And you may ask yourself
What is that beautiful house?
And you may ask yourself
Where does that highway go to?
And you may ask yourself
Am I right?…Am I wrong?
And you may say to yourself yourself
My God!…What have I done?!

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
Into the silent water
Under the rocks and stones
There is water underground

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
After the money’s gone
Once in a lifetime
Water flowing underground

Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Look where my hand was
Time isn’t holding up
Time is an asterisk
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Same as it ever was…
Yeah, the twister comes
Here comes the twister
Same as it ever was…

 

 

SotD: Victoria – John Mayer

by johndsykes86

I know John Mayer is an insufferable mess of a human being.
I also know that John Mayer is an insufferable mess of a human being who is extremely gifted with a guitar.

The version I posted is a demo, not the album version from Inside Wants Out.

 

Don’t know why tori came by,
I could see by the look in her eye,
Tori’d been driving round the town for a while
Plying with the thought of leaving
I don’t know why, Tori just smiled
And mentioned something about how you were right
Must have been hard to see 
Through the tears she was hiding
She said I might not be seeing him soon.
I got a few things I’ve been waiting to do

Hey
Tori came by,
Tori came by tonight
Hey
Tori came by,
She says to say “goodbye”

Looked outside,
At the car in the drive
And the suitcase,
On the backseat inside
Sure, it’s so,¬†
She can’t look out behind at the road
She said I might not be seeing him soon.
I got a few things I’ve been waiting to do

Hey
Tori came by,
Tori came by tonight
Hey
Tori came by,
She says to say “goodbye”

Don’t look down.
She seemed alright
You might be asking “where is Tori tonight?”
Somewhere out on the highway,
I’m sure that she is fine

 

 

 

SotD: Sincerely, Jane (Live from Sydney Opera House) – Janelle Monae

by johndsykes86

One of the few artists that WILL make me break out in song…which has led to some¬†embarrassing¬†situations in public. *kanye shrugs* Her first 2 albums tell the story of an android (57821) who falls in love with a human (Sir Greendown). The first album, the Metropolis Suite, is pretty much her running away

But this woman is extremely talented. Cant wait til the next album in 2013.

 

Left the city, my momma she said don’t come back home
These kids round’ killin each other, they lost they minds, they gone
They quittin’ school, making babies and can barely read
Some gone off to their fall, lord have mercy on them
One, two, three, four, your cousins is round’ here sellin’ dope
While they’re daddies, your uncle is walking round’ strung out
Babies with babies, and their tears keep burning, while their dreams go down the drain now

(While their dreams go down the drain now)
Are we really living or just walking dead now?
(Are we walking dead now?)
Or dreaming of a hope riding the wings of angels
The way we live
The way we die
What a tragedy, I’m so terrified
Day dreamers please wake up, we can’t sleep no more

Love don’t make no sense, ask your neighbor
The winds have changed; it seems they have abandoned us
The truth hurts, and so does yesterday
What good is love if it burns bright, and explodes in flames
(I thought every little thing had love but uhh)

Are we really living or just walking dead now?
(Are we walking dead now?)
Or dreaming of a hope riding the wings of angels
The way we live
The way we die
What a tragedy, I’m so terrified
Day dreamers please wake up, we can’t sleep no more

I’ve seen them shootin’ up funerals in they Sunday clothes
Spending money on spinners but won’t pay college loans
And all you gangers and bangers rollin’ dice and taking lives, in a smokey dark
Lord have mercy on you
Teacher, teacher please reach those girls in them videos
The little girls just broken Queen, confusing bling for soul
Danger, there’s danger when you take off your clothes, all your dreams go down the drain girl

Are we really living or just walking dead now?
Or dreaming of a hope riding the wings of angels
The way we live
The way we die
What a tragedy, I’m so terrified
Day dreamers please wake up, we can’t sleep no more

We live and then we die, and we never know the right
So now, now were gone now, on your mark
We live and then we die, and we never touch the sky
So now, now were gone now, on your mark

57821
It is now time, for you to come home my dear
You’ve been gone long enough
You must come, you must go

Sincerely, Jane from me to you