Monday, October 24, 2005

with love and squalor

Sister asked me a week, week-and-a-half ago if I would help put together the music for her reception. I agreed at the time because it seemed like the only thing I could help with. But now I'm realizing that our ideas of good music and good love songs are the two ends of a spectrum. At least, that's the argument I'm making. The truth is I don't want to give her my love songs.

On my list (right now):

"Brighter than Sunshine" Aqualung
I never understood before
I never knew what love was for
My heart was broke, my head was sore
What a feeling

Tied up in ancient history
I didnt believe in destiny
I look up you're standing next to me
What a feeling

"Someday You Will Be Loved" Death Cab for Cutie
I cannot pretend that I felt any regret
Cause each broken heart will eventually mend
As the blood runs red down the needle and thread
Someday you will be loved

You'll be loved you'll be loved
Like you never have known
The memories of me
Will seem more like bad dreams
Just a series of blurs
Like I never occurred
Someday you will be loved

"Be, Be Your Love" Rachel Yamagata
If I could take you away
Pretend I was queen
What would you say
Would you think I'm unreal
'Cause everybody's got their way I should feel

Everybody's talking how I, can't, can't be your love
But I want, want, want to be your love
Want to be your love, for real
Everybody's talking how I, can't, can't be your love
But I want, want, want to be your love
Want to be your love for real
Want to be your everything

"The Tension and the Terror" Straylight Run
And I try but I'm not convincing,
Your lips they pout and twist and,
I die trying just to keep myself from kissing you,
You take in everything with a certainty I envy
It's somehow all I need just keep me guessing please

"Fresh Feeling" Eels (courtesy of Kapka)
You don't have a clue,
what it is like
to be next to you.

I'm here to tell you,
that it is good,
that it is true.

Birds singing a song,
old paint is peeling,
this is that fresh
that fresh feeling.
Words can't be that strong,
my heart is realING,
this is that fresh,
that fresh feeling.

Okay, so maybe I was trying too hard to make a point. I'd have some Gershwin and Sinatra on there as well. But I'd also have some Bollywood, some Shins, some Eisley. Where Sister wants Rascal Flatts and co. (not all country, but. . . I don't know. I even like RF). Just not my style of "I like this song for the lyrics and the music" vs. "This is fun to kiss to."


erin said...

I really like Aqualung too. And sounds like I need to listen to Death Cab for Cutie, 'cause that song is right up my alley.


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