Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Resistance - Muse

Artist: Muse
Song: Resistance
Year: 2009
Album: The Resistance

A song that I interpret as conquering those trying to keep love apart.



Lyrics:
Is your secret safe tonight?
And are we out of sight?
Or will our world come tumbling down?

Will they find our hiding place?

Is this our last embrace?
Or will the walls start caving in?

(It could be wrong, could be wrong)

But it should've been right
(It could be wrong, could be wrong)
Let our hearts ignite
(It could be wrong, could be wrong)
Are we digging a hole?
(It could be wrong, could be wrong)
This is outta control

(It could be wrong, could be wrong)

It could never last
(It could be wrong, could be wrong)
Must erase it fast
(It could be wrong, could be wrong)
But it could've been right
(It could be wrong, could be...)

Love is our resistance

They keep us apart and they won't stop breaking us down
And hold me, our lips must always be sealed

If we live our life in fear

I'll wait a thousand years
Just to see you smile again

Quell your prayers for love and peace

You'll wake the thought police
We can hide the truth inside

(It could be wrong, could be wrong)

But it should've been right
(It could be wrong, could be wrong)
Let our hearts ignite
(It could be wrong, could be wrong)
Are we digging a hole?
(It could be wrong, could be wrong)
This is outta control

(It could be wrong, could be wrong)

It could never last
(It could be wrong, could be wrong)
Must erase it fast
(It could be wrong, could be wrong)
But it could've been right
(It could be wrong, could be...)

Love is our resistance!

They keep us apart and won't stop breaking us down
And hold me, our lips must always be sealed

The night has reached its end

We can't pretend
We must run
We must run
It's time to run

Take us away from here

Protect us from further harm
Resistance!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sanctuary - J Geils Band

Artist: J. Geils Band
Song: Sanctuary
Year: 1978
Album: Sanctuary

Rest in peace, Allan Stagg. I always tried to catch his radio show, Sanctuary. This was the theme song to that show.

Lyrics:
Times are tough -- frustration
Need relief -- medication
Gone too far -- intoxication
Fight the urge -- temptation
Miles ago -- no destination
Is it real -- hallucination
Lose the dream -- stagnation
You feel so lost -- desperation

Sanctuary, sanctuary
Sanctuary, sanctuary

It's much too close -- contamination
Love and pain -- deviation
Just suck it up -- ejaculation
It's much too late -- damnation

Sanctuary, sanctuary
Sanctuary, sanctuary

When I was young, my mother told me
She said, "Son, someday everything's gonne be all right"

There's no escape -- there's no salvation

It's much too dark for revelation

Sanctuary, sanctuary
Sanctuary, sanctuary
Sanctuary, sanctuary
Sanctuary, sanctuary
Sanctuary, sanctuary
Sanctuary, sanctuary...

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Falling Away From Me - Korn

Artist: Korn
Song: Falling Away From Me
Year: 1999
Album: Issues

I went to see Korn at the Congress Theater in Chicago, Illinois on February 24, 2012. This is video from that performance. I am somewhere in the crowd to the right and more towards the front of the person who took this video. The mosh pit formed next to where I was standing, to my right. Good times!

Lyrics:
Hey, I'm feelin' tired
My time is gone today
You flirt with suicide
Sometimes that's okay
Do what others say
I'm here standing hollow
Falling away from me
Falling away from me

The day is here, fading
That's when I'm insane
I flirt with suicide
Sometimes kill the pain
I can always say
It's gonna be better tomorrow
Falling away from me
Falling away from me

Beating me down
Beating me, beating me
Down, down
Into the ground
Screaming some sound
Beating me, beating me
Down, down
Into the ground

Falling away from me
It's spinning round and round
Falling away from me
It's lost and can't be found
Falling away from me
It's spinning round and round
Falling away from me
Throw it down

Beating me down
Beating me, beating me
Down, down
Into the ground
Screaming some sound
Beating me, beating me
Down, down
Into the ground

Twisting me
Then walk away
So I pray
Go away

Life's falling away from me
It's falling away from me
Life's falling away from me
Fuck!

Beating me down
Beating me, beating me
Down, down
Into the ground
Screaming some sound
Beating me, beating me
Down, down
Into the ground
Falling away from me
Beating me beating me
Falling away from me
Down, down
Into the ground
Falling away from me
Screaming some sound
Beating me, beating me
Falling away from me
Down, down
Into the ground

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Didn't We Almost Have It All - Whitney Houston

Artist: Whitney Houston
Song: Didn't We Almost Have It All
Year: 1987
Album: Whitney

Loved listening to Whitney back in the 80s. After the 80s... not so much.

Lyrics:
Remember when we held on in the rain
The night we almost lost it
Once again we can take the night
Into tomorrow living on feelings
Touching you I feel it all again

Didn't we almost have it all
When love was all we had worth giving?
The ride with you was worth the fall my friend
Loving you makes life worth living

Didn't we almost have it all
The nights we held on till the morning
You know you'll never love that way again
Didn't we almost have it all

The way you used to touch me felt so fine
You kept our hearts together down the line
A moment in the soul can last forever
Comfort and keep us
Help me bring the feeling back again

Didn't we almost have it all
When love was all we had worth giving?
The ride with you was worth the fall my friend
Loving you makes life worth living

Didn't we almost have it all
The nights we held on till the morning
You know you'll never love that way again
Didn't we almost have it all

Didn't we have the best of times
When love was young and new
Couldn't we reach inside and find
Find love of me and you, we'll never lose it again
Because once you know what love is
You'll never let it end

Didn't we almost have it all
When love was all we had worth giving?
The ride with you was worth the fall my friend
Loving you makes life worth living

Didn't we almost have it all
The nights we held on till the morning
You know you'll never love that way again
Didn't we almost have it all

Didn't we almost have it all

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Going To California - Led Zeppelin

Artist: Led Zeppelin
Song: Going To California
Year: 1971
Album: Led Zeppelin IV

When a years long relationship ended for reasons that I didn't agree with, I immediately thought of this song and it became my new mantra.

Lyrics:
Spent my days with a woman unkind
Smoked my stuff and drank all my wine.
Made up my mind to make a new start
Going To California with an aching in my heart.
Someone told me there's a girl out there
With love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.
Took my chances on a big jet plane
Never let them tell you that they're all the same.
The sea was red and the sky was grey
Wondered how tomorrow could ever follow today.
The mountains and the canyons started to tremble and shake
As the children of the sun began to awake.

Seems that the wrath of the Gods
Got a punch on the nose and it started to flow;
I think I might be sinking.
Throw me a line if I reach it in time
I'll meet you up there where the path
Runs straight and high.

To find a queen without a king,
They say she plays guitar and cries and sings... la la la
Ride a white mare in the footsteps of dawn
Tryin' to find a woman who's never, never, never been born.
Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams,
Telling myself it's not as hard, hard, hard as it seems.

Friday, October 7, 2011

More Than You Know - Eddie Vedder

Artist: Eddie Vedder
Song: More Than You Know
Year: 2011
Album: Ukulele Songs

Eddie Vedder is magical with a ukulele.

Lyrics:
More than you know, more than you know
Lately I find you're on my mind
More than you know

Whether I'm right, whether I'm wrong
I need you so
More than you know, more than you know

Loving you the way that I do
There's nothing I can do about it
And a little bit of love that I get
May be all that you can give
But I can't live without it

Oh how I'd cry, oh how I'd cry
If you got tired and said, "Goodbye"
More than I'd show
More than you'd ever, ever know
More than you know
More than you'd ever, ever know
More than you know

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Carry - Tori Amos

Artist: Tori Amos
Song: Carry
Year: 2011
Album: Night Of Hunters

Tori Amos going full on classical.

Lyrics:
Love, hold my hand
Help me see with the dawn
That those that have left
Are not gone
But they carry on
As stars looking down
As nature's sons
And daughters of the heavens
You will not ever be forgotten by me
In the procession of the mighty stars
Your name is sung and tattooed now on my heart
Here I will carry, carry, carry you

Forever
You have touched my life
So that now
Cathedrals of sound are singing, are singing
The waves have come to walk with you
To where you will live in the land of you,
Land of you
You will not ever be forgotten by me
In the procession of the mighty stars
Your name is sung and tattooed now on my heart
Here I will carry, carry, carry you
Here I will carry, carry, carry you

Forever

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bad Romance - Lady Gaga

Artist: Lady Gaga
Song: Bad Romance
Year: 2009
Album: The Fame Monster (EP)

Unbelievable catchy. It's inescapable.

Lyrics:
Oh, caught in a bad romance
Oh, caught in a bad romance

Rah, rah, ah, ah, ah
Roma, roma, ma
Gaga, ooh, la, la
Want your bad romance

Rah, rah, ah, ah, ah
Roma, roma, ma
Gaga, ooh la la
Want your bad romance

I want your ugly, I want your disease
I want your everything as long as it's free
I want your love
Love, love, love, I want your love

I want your drama, the touch of your hand
I want your leather studded kiss in the sand
I want your love
Love, love, love, I want your love
(Love, love, love, I want your love)

You know that I want you
And you know that I need you
I want it bad, bad romance

I want your love, and I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance
I want your love, and all your love is revenge
You and me could write a bad romance

Oh, caught in a bad romance
Oh, caught in a bad romance

Rah, rah, ah, ah, ah
Roma, roma, ma
Gaga, ooh la la
Want your bad romance

I want your horror, I want your design
'Cause you're a criminal as long as you're mine
I want your love
Love, love, love, I want your love

I want your psycho, your vertical stick
Want you in my rear window, baby, you're sick
I want your love
Love, love, love, I want your love
(Love, love, love, I want your love)

You know that I want you
And you know that I need you
('Cause I'm a freak, baby)
I want it bad, bad romance

I want your love, and I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance
I want your love, and all your love is revenge
You and me could write a bad romance

Oh, caught in a bad romance
Oh, caught in a bad romance

Rah, rah, ah, ah, ah
Roma, roma, ma
Gaga, ooh la la
Want your bad romance

Rah, rah, ah, ah, ah
Roma, roma, ma
Gaga, ooh la la
Want your bad romance

Walk, walk, fashion, baby
Work it, move that thing, crazy
Walk, walk, fashion, baby
Work it, move that thing, crazy

Walk, walk, fashion, baby
Work it, move that thing, crazy
Walk, walk, passion, baby
Work it, I'm a freak, baby

I want your love, and I want your revenge
I want your love, I don't wanna be friends
J'ai ton amour et je veux ton revenge
J'ai ton amour, I don't wanna be friends

No, I don't wanna be friends
(Oh, caught in a bad romance)
I don't wanna be friends

Want your bad romance
(Oh, caught in a bad romance)
Want your bad romance

I want your love, and I want your revenge
You and me could write a bad romance
I want your love, and all your love is revenge
You and me could write a bad romance

Want your bad romance
(Oh, caught in a bad romance)
Want your bad romance
Want your bad romance
(Oh, caught in a bad romance)

Rah, rah, ah, ah, ah
Roma, roma, ma
Gaga, ooh la la
Want your bad romance

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sweet Home Chicago - Robert Johnson

Artist: Robert Johnson
Song: Sweet Home Chicago
Year: 1936
Album: Sweet Home Chicago (Single)

Robert may not have known exactly where Chicago was, but the legacy of this song more than makes up for it.

Lyrics:
Ooh, baby don't you want to go?
Ooh, baby don't you want to go?
Back to the land of California, to my sweet home Chicago

Ooh, baby don't you want to go?
Ooh, baby don't you want to go?
Back to the land of California, to my sweet home Chicago

Now one and one is two, two and two is four
I'm heavy loaded baby, I'm booked, I gotta go
Cryin' baby, honey don't you want to go?
Back to the land of California, to my sweet home Chicago

Now two and two is four, four and two is six
You gonna keep monkey'in 'round here friend-boy,
you gonna get your business all in a trick
But I'm cryin' baby, honey don't you wanna go
Back to the land of California, to my sweet home Chicago

Now six and two is eight, eight and two is ten
Friend-boy, she trick you one time, she sure gonna do it again
But I'm cryin' hey, baby don't you want to go
To the land of California, to my sweet home Chicago

I'm goin' to California, from there to Des Moines, Iowa'y
Somebody will tell me that you, need my help someday,
cryin', hey hey, baby don't you want to go
Back to the land of California, to my sweet home Chicago

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hot (I Need To Be Loved, Loved, Loved) - James Brown

Artist: James Brown
Song: Hot (I Need to Be Loved, Loved, Loved, Loved)
Year: 1976
Album: Hot (I Need To Be Loved, Loved, Loved) (Single)

I haven't seen lyrics for this song, so I transcribed them myself. I would say that these are 99% accurate. Some grunts and groans by the Godfather of Soul did not make it into the lyrics. There may be a word or two that was misheard, but that's pretty common with James Brown songs.

Lyrics:
Ow!
This morning I woke up
All in heat
Couldn't find no dry spot
From my head down to my feet
Got gasp an a coughin'
Til my body begin to sweat
Couldn't find no comfort
Torn with hellin' fret
I's start thinkin' about sweet so sexy body
And my body in the field
Couldn't a gets away (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
My body shiver
And the cold sweat make me quit (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
Then I need to talk to you (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
Then I need to be with you
Then I need to squeeze you (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
I need to please ya
Then I need a - yow! (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
So good (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
Then I need to take a (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
With the power in my hand
Then I know you been (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
Take my testament
Then I make you glad (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
About the time that you were born
Then let you know (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
Your sexy body moans
Ahh(Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
I need to be loved loved loved loved loved (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
I need to be loved loved loved loved loved (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
I want to be loved loved loved loved loved (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
I need to be loved loved loved loved loved (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
I want to be loved loved loved loved loved (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
I need to be loved loved loved loved loved (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
I want to be loved loved loved loved loved

Make me feel good when you say sweetest man alive
Oooo feel me count one, two, three, four, five

Ahh-heh heh heh ha
A-ha A-heh heh heh
Yeah yow
Oh oh
(Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')

Got gasp an a coughin' (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
Til my body begin to sweat
Couldn't find no comfort (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
Torn with hellin' fret
Then I's start thinkin' about sweet so sexy body (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
And then my body in the field
Couldn't a gets away (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
My body shiver
And the cold sweat make me quit (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
Then I need to talk to you (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
Then I need to be with you (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
(Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')

Woo
(Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
(Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
Woo (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
Oh

Then I need to take a
Power in my hand
Then I know you been
Take my testament
Then I make you glad
About the time that you were born
Make a cold sweat
Make your body moan

(Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
Ah (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
Woo (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')

I need to be loved loved loved loved loved (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
I want to be loved loved loved loved loved (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
I need to be loved loved loved loved loved (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
I want to be loved loved loved loved loved (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
I got to be loved loved loved loved loved (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
I want to be loved loved loved loved loved (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
I want to be loved loved loved loved loved (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
I need to be loved loved loved loved loved (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
Got to be loved loved loved loved loved (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
I want to be loved loved loved loved loved (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')
I need to be loved loved loved loved loved (Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme your lovin')