History’s Door

Two hearts burning
On a hillside turning
Round the blazing sun
Fever burning
In her head that’s turning
Round the things she’s done
“Free your heart
That is the hardest part”,
He says, “Your heart won’t lie.”

Find your hope forget your home
Heed that feeling in your bones
For your heart knows you’ll never win
Until you’re free from him

Don’t look back
There is no use in wondering
Just how or why
If you leave now
You might just make it home
Before the morning light
Tired and poor
You kneel at history’s door
Tonight

~ Husky: History’s Door ~ 

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Human Behaviour

If you ever get close to a human
And human behaviour
Be ready, be ready to get confused
And me and my hereafter
There’s definitely, definitely, definitely no logic
To human behaviour
But yet so, yet so irresistible
And me and my fear can
And there’s no map uncertain

They’re terribly, terribly, terribly moody of human behaviour
Then all of a sudden, turn happy and they and my here after
But, oh, to get involved in the exchange of human emotions
Is ever so ever so satisfying and they and my here, oh
And there’s no map uncertain

Human behaviour, human behaviour

And there’s no map
And a compass wouldn’t help at all
Yeah, uncertain

Human behaviour, human behaviour

There’s definitely, definitely, definitely no logic
To human, to human, to human, to human

~ Bjork: Human Behaviour ~

Stand Still

Poke me in the side, turn around and see your face
Didn’t think that I’d see you in this place,
Next thing you know, we were good to go,
Slippin out the back door to get back home

Back into your arms like there’s no lost time
Back in your mouth like a love crime

I’ll miss, your kiss
Well I’ll miss, your kiss

Said I love you and I always will
I wish you didn’t stand still
Sometimes I cannot stand your fear,
If I didn’t love you I wouldn’t be here

Don’t be a fool
And play it too cool
So cool that you can’t see how much you mean to me

Too cool for school
He’s, too cool for school

Turn off our phones, taking off of our clothes
Coz this is how we do it
Keep the tension tight, confirmation on the night
If we don’t have it we can’t lose it

Tears running, they keep coming
Tears running, they keep coming

Said I love you and I always will
I wish you didn’t stand still
Sometimes I cannot stand your fear,
If I didn’t love you I wouldn’t be here

Don’t be a fool
And play it too cool
So cool that you can’t see how much you mean to me

Too cool for school
He’s, too cool for school

Sunlight’s comin up to surprise me, I couldn’t get to sleep
The thoughts of you keep me awake, the thought of you go deep
Well, Sunlight’s comin up to surprise me, I couldn’t get to sleep
The thoughts of you keep me awake, the thought of you go deep

I love you and I always will
I wish you didn’t stand still
Sometimes I cannot stand your fear,
If I didn’t love you I wouldn’t be here

Don’t be a fool
And play it too cool
So cool that you can’t see how much you mean to me

~ Flight Facilities: Stand Still ~ 

Special Ones

Isn’t it funny how you never really screamed at my face
But your anger so unspoken and unchannelled permeated my essence
To the point where I don’t want to see you hear you, be anywhere near you
You probably think I’m threatened by you but your illusionary power doesn’t threaten me
Actually I think it’s kind of funny that you create an illusion that is a mirror
I don’t appreciate you and I know that surprises you
I suppose you see that those who follow their heart always win
Those with integrity have won the match before it’s begun

So rather than being kicked around, I’m goin’ to kick you to the curb
So rather than being pushed around, I’m going to push you away first
So rather than trying to protect you, I’m going to cover my bases first
So rather than trying to open my heart, I’m going to lock it with a key
So that only the special ones can ever get through to me

Some can see beyond the barrier of threshold
Whereas others can’t see beyond their sculptured mould
You offer me nothing, you could offer me nothing that I need
Do you think I’m asking too much?
A kind of respect and trust that shouldn’t even be questioned
How can I open my heart with dishonesty sitting next to me?
I’ve honoured your honour to the point of embarrassment
But innocence in the hands of the guilt-free is kicked to, is kicked to the curb
I was ashamed of my innocence, I was ashamed of my innocence
But now with clarity I see that your bullshit is just not worthy of me

I don’t want to be angry
This is not worthy of me and now clarity I see that I can walk away, I can walk away

~ george: Special Ones ~ 

Pets

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Children are innocent
A teenager’s fucked up in the head
Adults are even more fucked up
And elderlies are like children

Will there be another race
To come along and take over for us?
Maybe martians could do
Better than we’ve done
We’ll make great pets!

My friend says we’re like the dinosaurs
Only we are doing ourselves in
Much faster than they
Ever did
We’ll make great pets!

~ Porno For Pyros: Pets ~ 

 

The Mighty Lemon Drops & 21 Jump Street

When I was a pre-teen/ early teen I was a die-hard fan of the TV show 21 Jump Street. You know the one, with a totally hot and young Johnny Depp as an undercover cop pretending to be a high school kid.

As the years went by and 21 Jump Street started losing its popularity channel 9, as it does with most shows even nowadays, shafted it to some unforsaken time slot unsuitable for 13 year olds. I was left with no choice but to record them on my trusty VHS recorder and watch at a more civilised hour.

One day I sat and watched a particular episode I had recorded the night before and fell in love with a song used in the opening sequence. The credits told me it was by The Mighty Lemon Drops, but not the title of the song. As this was pre-Google days my quest to find this song was destined to be a long and unsuccessful one.

With The Mighty Lemon Drops at the forefront of my mind I trawled through record stores in an attempt to find some of their music. Eventually and amazingly I did and I bought Sound… Wouldn’t you know it, it didn’t have the song from 21 Jump Street on it, but it did become a regular in my CD rotation over the coming years.

And then I promptly forgot about my quest and The Mighty Lemon Drops.

Fast forward to 2016 when for some unknown reason I remembered my quest. Being a new age of technology I went into Spotify, searched and you guessed it, I found not only The Mighty Lemon Drops discography but that song from that episode of 21 Jump Street. It was called Where Do We Go From Heaven. I proceeded to listen to it on repeat and smile for I had finally reached the end of my quest some 25 years after it began.

 

Look! It’s on You Tube too. Squee!

Calgary

Don’t you cherish me to sleep
Never keep your eyelids clipped
Hold me for the pops and clicks
I was only for the father’s crib

Hair, old, long along
Your neck onto your shoulder blades
Always keep that message taped
Cross your breasts you won’t erase
I was only for your very space

Hip, under nothing
Propped up by your other one, face ‘way from the sun
Just have to keep a dialogue
Teach our bodies: haunt the cause
I was only trying to spell a loss

Joy, it’s all founded
Pincher with the skin inside
You pinned me with your black sphere eyes
You know that all the rope’s untied
I was only for to die beside

So itʼs storming on the lake
Little waves our bodies break

There’s a fire going out,
But there’s really nothing to the south

Swollen orange and light let through
Your one piece swimmer stuck to you

Sold, I’m Ever
Open ears and open eyes
Wake up to your starboard bride
Who goes in and then stays inside
Oh the demons come, they can subside

~ Bon Iver: Calgary ~ 

Underwater Love

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Looking down into the water
It’s hard to make out your face
If our love is drowning, then why
Do I feel so out of place?
Bubbling up to the surface
Are you getting a breath of fresh air?
Forever longing to make you mine
But I can’t escape your stare…
Liquid seeps into your lungs
But your eyes look so serene
It’s wonderful how the surface ripples
But you’re perfect, and I cannot breathe
Forever longing to make you mine
But I can’t escape your stare…
Hold me closer, keep me near
My underwater love
Hold me closer, keep me near
I’ll never get enough
Touch me from below
I’ll never let you go
But I can’t escape

~ Faith No More: Underwater Love ~