“Hotel California”

I feel like I’ve abandoned my whole thread on Characters by becoming totally distracted by personal situations, pondering over tragedies and my nonsensical rambling thoughts.

However, I distinctly recall warning any reader out there in cyber space, that there would not be any sense of order to this blog, I am also unable to promise that I wont repeat myself either. I just write what is in my head.

Today it’s music, lyrics, music, dance, song, words, tunes and all that jazz… (an intended pun)… Ever listened to a song, submerged yourself within the whole experience, that the outside world ceases to exist and you are consumed by a series of notes, instruments and words, wove together seamlessly in a tight order to produce an audibly perfect emotional sensation.

Lyrics may dance you off into the vivid world of a surreal imagination, they may embrace themes similar to literature, romance, war, death, tragedy, adventure, space exploration, murder, love, heartache and getting jiggy with it. Lyrics can tell a story or be a series of repetitive chants…

I LOVE music, a lot of very different music, very different styles, very different tastes, very different genres… As such I see this as just the perfect excuse to include some lyrics from songs I utterly adore, it’s my blog, so I can do shit like that… I had to restrain myself to just five, else we could be here all day, but there is nothing stopping me including more in future blogs… Because it’s fun and besides, I want to see what stories are told within my favorite songs, when all music is removed and you are just left with the words on the page, can you hear the song in your head? Or, if you don’t know the song, what images are formed in your mind, can you see a tune within the lines? Beauty? Horror? Mystery? Are literacy genres exposed in poetry disguised as lyrics?

You know I don’t have any answers, I’m not that clever, I just pose questions, muse over ambling ponderings, without any conclusions, just an appreciation for a wide range of music and the stories locked up inside the musical notes…

 

Anne Harrison 19.01.16

 

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Higgs Boson Blues

Can’t remember anything at all
Flame trees line the streets
Can’t remember anything at all
But I’m driving my car down to Geneva

I’ve been sitting in my basement patio
Aye, it was hot
Up above, girls walk past, the roses all in bloom
Have you ever heard about the Higgs Boson blues
I’m goin’ down to Geneva baby, gonna teach it to you

Who cares, who cares what the future brings?
Black road long and I drove and drove
I came upon a crossroad
The night was hot and black
I see Robert Johnson,
With a ten dollar guitar strapped to his back,
Lookin’ for a tune

Well here comes Lucifer,
With his canon law,
And a hundred black babies runnin’ from his genocidal jaw
He got the real killer groove
Robert Johnson and the devil man
Don’t know who’s gonna rip off who

‘I FINK U FREEKY’ by DIE ANTWOORD

Sexy boys, fancy boys
Playboys, bad boys
I fink u freeky and I like you a lot [x4]

Motherfuckers get buzzed off the spice that I bring
Guess who’s got the party jumpin’?
Glow in the dark rave, aura pumping
It’s nice and different, yo fuck the the system
My system pumps off it’s fucking face
Step into my world nou’s jy tuis in paradys
Yo word up to my brother, muis
Pump up your speakers, God se Jesus.
Kyk wies rapping, lekker to the drum
These bad boys like to smack me in the bum
My crew’s blowing up like Chappies bubblegum
Popping in your face, nyaaaa
Yo fuck the rat race my style is rap rave
My crew is kak fresh, so who the fuck cares?
What you fucking think, I’m the type of chick
Who rolls with spif giftige misfits

Peace Sells – Megadeth

What do you mean, “I don’t believe in God”?
I talk to him every day.
What do you mean, “I don’t support your system”?
I go to court when I have to.
What do you mean, “I can’t get to work on time”?
I got nothing better to do
And, what do you mean, “I don’t pay my bills”?
Why do you think I’m broke? Huh?

Yasmine Hamdan – Hal

حل 

أهواك ..
وإن مر يوم من غير رؤياك
أنساك ..
واشمعنى المرة دي رسماك
الشوق يحرك الحنين ومن القلب
الليل يطول والنهار يعدي بالقلب

يا هشة عَ قلبي
الفرقة تئلمني
أنا ما عندي حل ..
أنا ما عندي حل ..
لا قلبي يحب مرة
لا قلبي يحن مرة

Translation:

i adore you
and if a day passes by without seeing you
i forget you..
how come this time i drew you
the Longing moves the nostalgia in my heart
the night gets longer and the day passes backwards
oh my fragile heart
the separation is killing me
i have no solution (hal)
i have no solution
my heart doesn’t love once
my heart doesn’t long for you once either

Combichrist – Throat Full Of Glass

Beyond cruel received
The comfort in a broken heart
Now palette shades
An image after life

Alone, surrounded by a million faces
One by one
I see the judgment in your eyes

Like a disease
I’m always in the wrong
And now the numbness wearing off
Can’t stand the pain

I get in line, I always do
Need to be patient while perfecting
That’s the sign

I cannot help it, can’t decline
It’s always better down the line
I’m in the wrong and I’ve done it all before

And I wish I’d never been
And I know it’s just a dream
Now I’m blind, I can open my eyes

x (2)

Photo: The Urban Voodoo Machine at Simon Says Festival Leicester 2015

(Photo By Meeeeeeeeeeeeeee…)

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