Sunday, August 20, 2017

PRAYING: kesha


Well, you almost had me fooled Told me that I was nothing without you Oh, but after everything you've done I can thank you for how strong I have become... 'Cause you brought the flames and you put me through hell I had to learn how to fight for myself And we both know all the truth I could tell I'll just say this is "I wish you farewell"... I hope you're somewhere prayin', prayin' I hope your soul is changin', changin' I hope you find your peace Falling on your knees, praying'... I'm proud of who I am No more monsters, I can breathe again And you said that I was done Well, you were wrong and now the best is yet to come 'Cause I can make it on my own And I don't need you, I found a strength I've never known I'll bring thunder, I'll bring rain, oh When I'm finished, they won't even know your name... You brought the flames and you put me through hell I had to learn how to fight for myself And we both know all the truth I could tell I'll just say this is "I wish you farewell"... I hope you're somewhere prayin', prayin' I hope your soul is changin', changin' I hope you find your peace Falling on your knees, praying'... Oh, sometimes, I pray for you at night Someday, maybe you'll see the light Oh, some say, in life, you're gonna get what you give But some things only God can forgive... I hope you're somewhere prayin', prayin' I hope your soul is changin', changin' I hope you find your peace Falling on your knees, praying'...

Monday, July 17, 2017

LETTER TO A JOHN: ani difranco


Don't ask me why I'm crying I'm not going to tell you what's wrong I'm just gonna sit on your lap For five dollars a song I want you to pay me for my beauty I think it's only right 'cause I have been paying for it All of my life... I'm gonna take the money I make I'm gonna take the money I make I'm gonna take the money I make And I'm gonna go away... We barely have time to react in this world Let alone rehearse And I don't think I'm better than you But I don't think that I'm worse Women learn to be women And men learn to be men And I don't blame it all on you But I don't want to be your friend... I'm gonna take the money I make I'm gonna take the money I make I'm gonna take the money I make And I'm gonna go away... I was eleven years old He was as old as my dad And he took something from me I didn't even know that I had So don't tell me about decency Don't tell me about pride Just give me something for my trouble 'cause this time, it's not a free ride... I'm gonna take the money I make I'm gonna take the money I make I'm gonna take the money I make And I'm gonna go away... Don't ask me why I'm crying I'm not going to tell you what's wrong I'm just gonna sit on your lap For five dollars a songs I want you to pay me for my beauty I think it's only right 'cause I have been paying for it All of my life... Now I just want to take And I'm just gonna take I'm gonna take And I'm gonna go away Songwriters: Ani Difranco Letter to a John lyrics © A Side Music LLC D/B/A Modern Works Music Publishing

Sunday, July 2, 2017

SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS: coldplay and the chainsmokers


I've been reading books of old The legends and the myths Achilles and his gold Hercules and his gifts Spiderman's control And Batman with his fists And clearly I don't see myself upon that list... But she said, where'd you wanna go? How much you wanna risk? I'm not looking for somebody With some superhuman gifts Some superhero Some fairytale bliss Just something I can turn to Somebody I can kiss.... I want something just like this Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo Doo-doo-doo Oh, I want something just like this Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo Doo-doo-doo Oh, I want something just like this I want something just like this... I've been reading books of old The legends and the myths The testaments they told The moon and its eclipse And Superman unrolls A suit before he lifts But I'm not the kind of person that it fits... She said, where'd you wanna go? How much you wanna risk? I'm not looking for somebody With some superhuman gifts Some superhero Some fairytale bliss Just something I can turn to Somebody I can miss... I want something just like this I want something just like this... Oh, I want something just like this Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo Doo-doo-doo, Oh, I want something just like this Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo Doo-doo-doo... Where'd you wanna go? How much you wanna risk? I'm not looking for somebody With some superhuman gifts Some superhero Some fairytale bliss Just something I can turn to Somebody I can kiss I want something just like this... Oh, I want something just like this Oh, I want something just like this Oh, I want something just like this

Saturday, July 1, 2017

HYPER-BALLAD: bjork


We live on a mountain Right at the top There's a beautiful view From the top of the mountain Every morning I walk towards the edge And throw little things off Like car-parts, bottles and cutlery Or whatever I find lying around It's become a habit A way to start the day... I go through all this Before you wake up So I can feel happier To be safe up here with you... I go through all this Before you wake up So I can feel happier To be safe up here with you... It's real early morning No-one is awake I'm back at my cliff Still throwing things off I listen to the sounds they make On their way down I follow with my eyes 'til they crash Imagine what my body would sound like Slamming against those rocks When it lands Will my eyes Be closed or open? I go through all this Before you wake up So I can feel happier To be safe up here with you... I go through all this Before you wake up So I can feel happier To be safe up here with you... I go through all this Before you wake up So I can feel happier To be safe up here with you... Safe up (here with you)...

Thursday, June 22, 2017

HIDE AND SEEK: ani difranco


Me and all the kids from the neighboorhood-- we'd play out in the street all summer long. Rule was we had to go home at night, when the street lights came on. We were oblivious to the rest of the world. And we'd hold up the cars in the street. Yeah, we'd always play boys against girls, and both sides would cheat. Ohh... Strange men would stop their cars at the curb say: "Hey sweetheart come here.", and I'd go up to the window and they'd have their dick out in their hand with a sick little sneer. And I'd say "Here we go again! Yeah, ok this time you win." and I would feel dirty, I'd feel ashamed, but I wouldn't let it stop my game. We would play hide and go seek. Territory would be the whole block. Sometimes the older boys when they'd find you, they wouldn't want to tag you, they'd just want to talk. They'd say "What would you do for a quarter? Come on, we don't have that much time." And I'd think a minute and I'd say: "Ok...give me the quarter first. Fine." This time you win. Here we go again! And I would feel dirty and I would feel ashamed, but I wouldn't let it stop my game. I remember my first trip alone on the greyhound bus, and the man who put his hands on me to see where his knife fell and I remember when I left how excited I was and I remember when I arrived I didn't feel so well. I remember the teacher at school got me so sick and scared I went into the bathroom and threw up in my hair and I could go on, but you know, it just gets worse so I think I'll stop there... Girl, next time he wants to know what your problems is... Girl, next time he wants to know where the anger comes from... just tell him this time the problem's his. Tell him the anger just comes. It just comes.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

PLAY GOD: ani difranco


I was done at 16 Showin up for class I was out there In the ring Learnin how to kick some ass I was done at 16 Using my momma's key It was all on me Yes it was all on me... Weren't no free rides Weren't no IOU's I pulled my weight I paid my dues And I showed up To enlist On the first day of recruits How bout you? How bout you... I'm my brother's keeper Every chance I can I pay my taxes Like any working man And I feel I've earned My right to choose You don't get to play God, man I do You don't get to play God, man I do... You get to run the world In your special way You get much more Much more than your say Government, religion It's all just patriarchy I must insist You leave this one thing to me... Just one thing that a man needs To be truly free This is the modern world And that one thing is money But there are two things That a woman needs Control over her own body... Yes I pay the price On top of everything Each month a bill Each month a reckoning And each seed that dies I cry and I bleed So you can't tell me No you can't tell me... I am a soldier It's my blood that flows I'd give my life So that this tree can grow You don't know creation Like I know So you can't tell me No you can't tell me... I'm my brother's keeper Every chance I can I pay my taxes Like any workin man And I feel I've earned My right to choose You don't get to play God I do You don't get to play God I do You don't get to play God I do... lyrics and music by ANI DIFRANCO

Saturday, May 27, 2017

DESTINY RULES: fleetwood mac


Maybe we were together in another life Maybe we are together in a parallel universe Maybe our paths are not supposed to cross twice Maybe your arms are not supposed to go around me... I hear about you now and then I wonder where you are and how you feel Sometimes I walk by and I look up to your balcony Just to make sure that you were real Just to make sure that I can still feel you... When I see you again, As I always do It appears to me that Destiny rules And the spirits are ruthless with the paths they choose It's not being together, It's just following the rules No one's a fool... Six weeks in a foreign country, how the time flew I didn't speak the language, but somehow I knew That that would be the only time that we could be alone and foolish We said we'd never come home... When I see you again, As I always do It appears to me that Destiny rules And the spirits are ruthless with the paths they choose It's not being together, It's just following the rules No one's a fool... I like the coastal cities, I like the lights I like the way the city blends into the ocean at night It's like living on a working river; the coastline is glittering Like a diamond snake in a black sky... When I see you again, As I always do It appears to me that Destiny rules And the spirits are ruthless with the paths they choose It's not being together, It's just following the rules No one's a fool... Just following the rules, no one's a fool Just following the rules, no one's a fool Just following the rules, no one's a fool No one's a fool