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The Art Ensemble of Chicago РTh̬me de Yoyo Lyrics 10 years ago
Yeah, that's what you get for trying to tidy up lyrics you get from other, worse, sites... changed, cheers. And it sounds much more like long than lone to me.

Joanna Newsom – Good Intentions Paving Company Lyrics 11 years ago
She mentions the word "left" once -- once! I don't buy that at all. If it had any such deep meaning it would be much more evident than a cursory mention that's completely out of context and using a completely different definition of the word.

Madvillain – Money Folder Lyrics 12 years ago
And he fits a bible reference in to boot. That, my friends, is what's known as "DOPE".

The Microphones – I Am Bored Lyrics 12 years ago
I'm definitely, definitely not bored.

Leonard Cohen – Winter Lady Lyrics 12 years ago
Just cause she ain't the fabled "the one" doesn't mean they can't make something of what they've got while they're together.

The Beatles – I Am the Walrus Lyrics 12 years ago
Except for it being goo goo goojoob, sure

The Olivia Tremor Control – The Gravity Car Lyrics 12 years ago
Purposefully surreal: it's not meant to make sense, it's meant to imitate - or perhaps recreate or renact - a dream. To quote a man much smarter than I, who was instead speaking about a film at the time (yet it seems appropriate to quote in this instance):

"Individual scenes play well by themselves, as they do in dreams, but they don't connect in a way that makes sense--again, like dreams. The way you know the movie is over is that it ends. And then you tell a friend, "I saw the weirdest movie last night." Just like you tell them you had the weirdest dream."

So, I listened to the weirdest song last night...

Modest Mouse – Lounge (Closing Time) Lyrics 12 years ago
Calvin Johnson, owner of K Records (who put out a couple of MM's stuff - the eventual release of Sad Sappy Sucker and MM's first EP, Blue Cadet-3, if memory serves); he produced TLCW.

Bob Dylan – Visions of Johanna Lyrics 12 years ago
"A song that never really ends, about a girl he's never really gonna find, in a place that he'll never really leave."

"[a song] about being eternally, existentially, stuck in the same place."


Judee Sill – Jesus Was A Cross Maker Lyrics 12 years ago
Got a live copy of this and she introduces this song with a little explanation of it:

"Um, this song I just wrote a little while ago, and someone told me they heard it on the radio today-- it just came out two days ago, and um... I wanted to write a song about this principle: the lower down you go to gain your momentum from, the higher up it will propel ya, but I couldn't think of a way to say that poetically... and I happened to stumble across this real obscure theological fact, and that is that Jesus was a cross maker. That really got in my head, and I knew I had to write a song about it.

Same time, I was having a really unhappy romance with this guy: he was a bandit, and a heartbreaker. So one morning I woke up and realised that "he's a bandit and a heartbreaker" rhymes with "but Jesus was a crossmaker". And I knew that even that wretched bastard was not beyond redemption. It's true, it's true; I swear. It saved me, this song. It was writing this song or suicide, y'know?"

My Bloody Valentine – When You Sleep Lyrics 13 years ago
is it just me who swears the song starts:

When I look at you
Oh, I dont know what's real

this gives it a really existential and/or trippy vibe, and sounds much more interesting/appropriate than "oh, i don't know what i feel".

this or To Here Knows When is my fave off of loveless.. just sublime.

Bob Dylan – Girl from the North Country Lyrics 13 years ago
^ a fair is a kind of carnival in British English, that's how I've always assumed he meant it. Re: comment 4, the writing in the booklet is thus:

Girl From The North Country was first conceived by Bob Dylan about three years before he finally wrote it down in December 1962. "That often happens," he explains. "I carry a song in my head for a long time and then it comes bursting out." The song -- and Dylan's performance -- reflect his particular kind of lyricisim. The mood is a fusion of yearning, poignancy and simple appreciation of a beautiful girl. Dylan illuminates all these corners of his vision, but simultaneously retains his bristling sense of self. He's not about to go begging anything from this girl up north.

Nick Drake – Cocaine Blues Lyrics 13 years ago
Reverend Gary Davis did this version of Cocaine Blues, way before Dylan came around, although I believe Dylan did cover it.

Sufjan Stevens – Pickeral Lake Lyrics 15 years ago
This song is on Greetings From Michigan - The Great Lakes State. It's a bonus track of a Special Edition. Picked my copy up today, at last.

Was pleasantly surprised to see the 2 extra songs (Marching Band and this) coming with it, I didn't even know they existed. Shame there's nothing in the booklet on it. No lyrics or anything.

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