Friday, September 23, 2005

Lyrically Speaking

Hello. I saw that no one had posted today, and I thought I would throw something out that might be kind of fun on a Friday. I was listening to Elliot Smith yesterday, and I always seem to forget what a great writer he was. His lyrics were always amazing even if they were sad. So I thought it might be interesting for people to post a line of a song or lines of a song that really still blow them away everytime they hear them. I'll start the bidding with some lines from Elliot Smith's Condor Ave. from the album Roman Candle.

"I fell onto my knees
the sound of the car driving off made me feel diseased
a sick shouting like you hear at the fairground
now I'm picking up to put away anything of yours that's still around
I don't know what to do with your clothes or your letters
it'll make a whisper out of you"

Anyone else?

23 comments:

onecrazylady said...

Love, I don’t like to see so much pain
So much wasted and this moment keeps slipping away
I get so tired of working so hard for our survival
I look to the time with you to keep me awake and alive

Kern said...

What's that from?

onecrazylady said...

In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel

Kern said...

Ah yes, I thought it sounded familiar. Good choice!

Kern said...

Oh, here's one of my very favorites:

So let it build, let it explode/
Leaving blood and shattered bone/
Or bite your tongue ‘til you’ve forgotten what to say/
And take another step back, until you find you’ve walked away


Sebadoh-The Beauty of The Ride(from the album Harmacy)

onecrazylady said...

Hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please god,wake me
Now the world is gone I’m just one
Oh god,help me hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please God help me


One-Metallica

Kern said...

Wow, that's an awesome choice!

One is a great one as well. I remember the first time I heard that song. I was 11 or 12 I think and it scared the bejeezus out of me. Not the music, because I totally got Master of Puppets right out of the box(still my favorite album), but because the thought of being in a situation like the narrator of the story just freaked me out.

onecrazylady said...

I'm sure it would have been scared if I had heard it then also. I'm a late addition to the Metallica fan base. I was a few years older when I heard it the first time. I really enjoyed it in concert.

Kern said...

I never got to see them in concert. It's kind of funny, but when I was younger I was very, very into metal, which makes people who know me know laugh a lot. I have recently taken an interest in new groups like Mastodon. They rock.

Kern said...

Speaking of metal...

If you like to gamble, I tell you I'm your man,
You win some, lose some, all the same to me,
The pleasure is to play, makes no difference what you say,
I don't share your greed, the only card I need is
The Ace Of Spades

Kern said...

Er...that was Motorhead's Ace of Spades.

onecrazylady said...

Who is Mastodon? I haven't heard of them.

Kern said...

Mastodon is a really intelligent, really technically proficient metal band with very interesting prog leanings in terms of odd time signatures and intricate passages. They're from Atlanta and they rock. Their new album Leviathan is amazing, and it's a concept album based on the book Moby Dick.

They're unbelievable!

onecrazylady said...

I may have to go check it out.

onecrazylady said...

Are we the only ones out there today?

Kern said...

It's looking that way. This kind of happens on some Fridays. I know that Jed said he had a super busy week this week or something.

I'm Alex, by the way. I'm a friend of Jed's from way back in his movie theatre days. We worked together at the Sierra 3.

onecrazylady said...

I know who you are. I'm sure we have met a couple of times. I'm also a friend of Jed's. I'm Wendy but most people around here call me Wendy-Lady.

Kern said...

Very cool. I was going to mention that I am going to be doing an more in depth examination of Mastodon on my blog in a couple of weeks, you might be interested to check it out.

onecrazylady said...

I have checked out a few of the reviews. The bad thing is I don't have sound here at work, so I can't listen.

onecrazylady said...

Nice chating with you today, Alex. Maybe I will talk with you next week.

Kern said...

Ah, that's a bummer. People have told me that some of them don't make much sense without the sound clips, which I totally get. Thanks for taking a look, though. It's awesome to know people are actually reading.

onecrazylady said...

How do you post an article on the blog?

Kern said...

If you go to the upper left hand corner there us the Blogger logo. I think if you click that, it will take you to this thing called a dashboard. If you have rights to post, you'll be able to add a new entry.