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05-28-2004, 07:12 AM
So, what's your Song of the Week this week.

As I continue through my Pink Floyd journey I've rediscovered The Turning Away. What a great song with thoughtful lyrics. I've often thought that this would be a great backdrop to a United Way or Red Cross video.

On the turning away
From the pale and downtrodden
And the words that they say
Which we won't understand
"Don't accept that what's happening
Is just a case of others suffering
Or you'll find that you're joining in
The turning away".

It's a sin that somehow
Light is changing to shadow
And casting it's shroud
Over all we have known
Unaware how the ranks have grown
Driven on by a heart of stone
We could find that we're all alone
In the dream of the night

On the wings of the night
As the daytime is stirring
Where the speechless unite
In a silent accord
Using words you will find are strange
And mesmerized as they light the flame
Feel the new wind of change
On the wings of the night

No more turning away
From the weak and the weary
No more turning away
From the coldness inside
Just a world that we all must share
It's not enough just to stand and stare
Is it only a dream that there'll be
No more turning away?

05-28-2004, 07:53 AM
My pick of the week is "Seven" by Sunny Day Real Estate. After spouting off about how much I dislike The Fire Theft record, I decided to go back to Diary and give it a spin. Emo or whatever it is -- it doesn't matter -- it's good rock music. I saw these guys live before they broke up (the second time) and they played "Seven" as part of the encore. It absolutely rocked and I love the studio version too.

Sew it on
face the fool
december's tragic drive
when time is poetry
when stolen the world outside
the waiting (could) crush my heart

sew it on
face the fool
the tidal wave of fear
and brave songs dissapear
the secret voice of dawn
this last time raise my eyes

you'll taste it
you'll taste it
in time
the right words
in time
the right words

sew it on
face the fool
the mirrors lie, those aren't my eyes
destroy them, raise my hand
reflected in savage shards
a new face, a soul reborn

you'll taste it
you'll taste it
in time
the right words
in time

Ex Lion Tamer
05-28-2004, 09:30 AM
Can I post here without quoting an entire lyric? I know so few.

If I can, I'll pick; "Blame it on the Tetons", from Modest Mouse's Good News fro People who Like Bad News. I'm a sucker for MMs slower, country-tinged songs - "Wild Packs of Family Dogs" is one of my favorites from The Moon and Antarctica - and though the album has a lot of songs that I liked right away, this is the song that leapt out at me demanding a repeat listen. As I said above this is a beautiful, country-tinged song that sounds only a little out of place nestled around the usual Modest Mouse frenetics, but which only serves to help it to stand out.

I took too long getting this album. It's not the epic that is "The Moon..." but it's got a bunch of good songs and sounds like a keeper. The new drummer really gives them a more straight-ahead rock sound of the type heard on the single; "Float On". The other song that left an immediate impression was the oddly titled "Bukowski"

Now if I have to quote a lyric to get in on this thread, here's one of the few that come immediate to mind, from you-know-who:

I wanna be a...

field day for the Sundays so they can...
***** up my life
embarass my wife
leave a bad taste
that stripped toothpaste can't remove on monday morning

I wanna be a target for the dailys so they can show
pictures of me with a nude on page 3
so lacking in taste,
touched up near the waist and looking as limp as Monday mornings
touched up near the waist and looking as limp as Monday mornings

05-28-2004, 09:49 AM
Can I post here without quoting an entire lyric?

Of course.

I know so few.

That's where googling comes into play.

I still haven't listened to Modest Mouse's latest album even though I've had a preview copy over a month now. I just haven't felt a desire to hear it really, even though I love M&A and Lonesome Crowded West. Maybe I'll break it out this weekend and give 'er a listen.

05-28-2004, 10:05 AM
Mine is "This Man Will Not Hang" from McLusky's latest. I see it's getting kinda mixed reviews but I think it's at least equal to their previous albums. The last album saw Albini's influence in the recording. This one takes on a bit of Shellac's mathy tendencies and it blends really well with McLusky's previously established sound IMO.

He gave away his heart like it was his to give away

Oh, and Modest Mouse's "Satin In A Coffin" could be my co-song of the day :)

05-28-2004, 12:19 PM
I'll go with Morrissey's <b>First of the Gang to Die</b> from his latest, excellent song and I really like this release thus far. I've seen mixed reviews, but I think it's some of his best solo work. A little musical updating, some of the better musical backing he's had in some time, but basically vintage Morrissey. Be careful picking it up though, I got sc<a>rewed. There are three versions, one normal, one with a gatefold, and another with a gatefold with bonus DVD. I accidently ended up paying extra for the gatefold without the DVD, a ripoff to my mind.

05-28-2004, 12:53 PM
So, what's your Song of the Week this week.

Mine is Will Is My Friend from Devendra Banhart's wonderful Rejoicing In The Hands. The piano is perfectly placed, and the double bass provides some nice textures to what seems to be a sort of lyrical homage to John Mayall's "California". Second choice would be from the same record on the merit of the song-title alone: Tit Smoking In The Temple Of Artesan Mimicry.


05-28-2004, 12:59 PM
this is your paradise..

There ain't no need for ya
Go straight to hell boys

Y'wanna join in a chorus
Of the Amerasian blues?
When it's Christmas out in Ho Chi Minh City
Kiddie say papa papa papa papa-san take me home
See me got photo photo
Photograph of you
Mamma Mamma Mamma-san
Of you and Mamma Mamma Mamma-san
Lemme tell ya 'bout your blood bamboo kid.
It ain't Coca-Cola it's rice.

Straight to hell
Oh Papa-san
Please take me home
Oh Papa-san
Everybody they wanna go home
So Mamma-san says.,,,

Dusty Chalk
05-28-2004, 05:01 PM
Pan Sonic, Kesto (234:48:4) -- over four hours of alienware bliss

...and no lyrics anywhere...

Oh, hey, look, Pitchfork thought it was "strong"... (