lyrically apropos

june 2015

once in a lifetime – david byrne


 

and you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack

and you may find yourself in another part of the world

and you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile

and you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife

and you may ask yourself

well…How did I get here?
letting the days go by

let the water hold me down

letting the days go by

water flowing underground

into the blue again

after the money’s gone

once in a lifetime

water flowing underground
and you may ask yourself

how do I work this?

and you may ask yourself

where is that large automobile?

and you may tell yourself

this is not my beautiful house

and you may tell yourself

this is not my beautiful wife
letting the days go by

let the water hold me down

letting the days go by

water flowing underground

into the blue again

after the money’s gone

once in a lifetime

water flowing underground
same as it ever was…

same as it ever was…

same as it ever was…

same as it ever was…

same as it ever was…

same as it ever was…

same as it ever was…

same as it ever was…
water dissolving…and water removing

there is water at the bottom of the ocean

under the water, carry the water at the bottom of the ocean

remove the water at the bottom of the ocean
letting the days go by

let the water hold me down

letting the days go by

water flowing underground

into the blue again

into the silent water

under the rocks and stones

there is water underground
letting the days go by

let the water hold me down

letting the days go by

water flowing underground

into the blue again

after the money’s gone

once in a lifetime

water flowing underground
and you may ask yourself

what is that beautiful house?

and you may ask yourself

where does that highway go to?

and you may ask yourself

am I right?…am I wrong?

and you may say to yourself yourself

my God!…what have I done?!
letting the days go by

let the water hold me down

letting the days go by

water flowing underground

into the blue again

into the silent water

under the rocks and stones

there is water underground
letting the days go by

let the water hold me down

letting the days go by

water flowing underground

into the blue again

after the money’s gone

once in a lifetime

water flowing underground
same as it ever was…

same as it ever was…

same as it ever was…

look where my hand was

time isn’t holding up

time is an asterisk

same as it ever was…

same as it ever was…

same as it ever was…

same as it ever was…

same as it ever was…

same as it ever was…

same as it ever was…

yeah, the twister comes

here comes the twister

same as it ever was…

writer/s: BYRNE, DAVID/FRANTZ, CHRISTOPHER/WEYMOUTH, TINA/HARRISON, JERRY/ENO, BRIAN PETER GEORGE


 

november 20, 2015

you know you’re right – kurt cobain

i would never bother you
i would never promise to
i will never follow you
i will never bother you
never say a word again
i will crawl away for good

i will move away from here
you won’t be afraid of fear
no thought was put into this
i always knew it would come to this
things have never been so swell
and I have never failed to fail

pain
pain
pain
you know you’re right
you know you’re right
you know you’re right

it’s so warm and calm inside
i no longer have to hide
there’s talk about someone else
steaming, soon begins to melt
nothin’ really bothers her
she just wants to love herself

i will move away from here
you won’t be afraid of fear
no thought was put into this
i always knew it’d come to this
things have never been so swell
and I have never failed to fail

pain
pain
pain
pain
pain
you know you’re right
you know you’re right
you know you’re right
you know you’re right
you know you’re right
you know you’re right
you know you’re right
you know you’re right
you know you’re right
you know you’re right
you know you’re right
you know you’re right
you know your rights
you know your rights
you know your rights
pain

writer: kurt donald cobain


 

november 21, 2015

ride – pretty and twisted

don’t worry, honey
and don’t look back
the past is past let it fade to black
don’t chew your teeth and twist up inside
just ride, baby, ride

ride, baby, ride
into the sun, into the sky
ride, baby, ride
ride, baby, ride

why don’t you go down to mexico
when the sun goes down
listen to the seguaro
when the sun is low
ride, baby, ride
into the sun and into the sky
ride, baby, ride
ride baby, ride

…hit me with your anger
load your weight upon my shoulder
I won’t break ’cause I can take it
’cause I’m stronger and I’m older

ride, baby, ride
into the sun and into the sky
ride, baby, ride
ride baby, ride

writer – johnette napolitano