Friday, March 09, 2007

Friday Song Lyrics

It's Friday.

I have to work tomorrow, but it's still Friday. And Friday seems like the perfect time to talk about music!

There are some certain songs I've had on replay, at least in my head, for a while...and these are the songs and my favorite part of the lyrics. Please feel free to make this into a discussion and tell me what lyrics are running through the radio in your heads.

Snow Patrol: Hands Open
I wanna hear you laugh like you really mean it
Collapse into me, tired with joy

(as a result of this song, I actually requested a Sufjan Stevens CD from the library...oh, and I did sort of collapse into a certain someone tired with joy last weekend - it was awesome)

Augustana: Boston
She said I think I'll go to Boston...
I think I'll start a new life,
I think I'll start it over, where no one knows my name,
I'll get out of California, I'm tired of the weather...
I think that I'm just tired
I think I need a new town, to leave this all behind...
I think I need a sunrise, I'm tired of the sunset,

(not that far off from my own feelings when I fled to Boston. I truly believe everyone goes to Boston -- or to something that is Boston to them -- at some point in their life. Boston saved me, and this song makes me somewhat nostalgic)

Regina Spektor: That Time
Hey remember that time when my favorite colors were pink and green
Hey remember that month when I only ate boxes of tangerines
So cheap and juicy, tangerines

Hey remember that time when I would only read Shakespeare
Hey remember that other time when I would only read the backs of cereal boxes

(It's actually something of a sad song, once you get to the end, but at the beginning, it makes me think of a) all the weird things I do and b)all the weird things I don't do)

Michael Buble: Under My Skin
Don't you know little fool, you'll never win
Why not use your mentality, come on step up to reality
But each time I do, just the thought of you
Makes me stop before I begin
'Cause I've got you under my skin

(Uh, yeah. No relationship is perfect, and when someone is burrowed in under the skin, you might as well give in)

The Fray: She Is
It's all up in the air and we stand still to see what comes down
I don't know where it is, I don't know when, but I want you around
When it falls into place with you and I, we go from if to when
Your side and mine are both behind it's indication

This is gonna bring me clarity
This'll take the heart right out of me

The Beatles: Let It Be
And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light, that shines on me,
shine until tomorrow, let it be.
I wake up to the sound of music, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

(In other words: Calm down, things will be alright...whatever that means)

There are more, but I'll save those for next week...


Mrs. said...

Music has healing powers, n'est pas?

Sarah said...


Mrs. said...

Marie Bellet: Ordinary Time

May I finally learn to be happy and have patience with the constant changing rhythm of this ordinary time.

Sarah said...

That's absolutely perfect for today. I've been thinking about the things I want in my life vs. the things I have and how soon I can get the things I want. Then I realized, I want what I have, and I am happy.

As usual, you are in sync w/my mood and mind without even knowing it!

brandy said...

Ohh, I love that 'hands open' song. And Sufjan is great! The song he has on the little miss susnhine is a favourite!

Mrs. said...

Shania Twain: Amneris' Letter, Aida

I'm sorry for everything I said
and for anything I've forgotten to say too.
When things get so complicated,
I stumble, at best, muddle through.
I wish that our lives could be simple.
No, I don't want the world,
only you.
I wish I could tell you this face to face,
but there's never the time, never the place;
so, this letter will have to do -
I love you.

Mrs. said...

Celine: It's All Coming Back to Me

You were history with the slamming of the door
And I made myself so strong again somehow
And I never wasted any of my time on you since then

But if I touch you like this
And if you kiss me like that
It was so long ago
But it's all coming back to me
If you touch me like this
And if I kiss you like that
It was gone with the wind
But it's all coming back to me

Mrs. said...

Rob Thomas: All That I Am

I am the sound of love's arriving
Echoed softly on the sand
Lay your head upon my shoulder
Lay your hand within my hand
I give you all that I am

And I breathe so you breathe
Let me stand so you'll stand
With all that I am

Mrs. said...

Taylor Hicks: Soul Thing

It ain't no groove thing,
It ain't no country twang,
It's a simple refrain;
It's a soul thang.

yes, indeed, it is

Mrs. said...

Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water

Sail on silver girl
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way
See how they shine
Oh, if you need a friend
I'm sailing right behind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind