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Joanna Newsom - Monkey & Bear

May. 21st, 2007 | 10:34 pm
posted by: sendthesos in lyricsofmoment

down in the green hay
where monkey and bear usually lay
they woke from a stable-boy's cry

he said; someone come quick!
the horses got loose, got grass-sick!
they'll founder! fain, they'll die

what is now known by the sorrel and the roan?
by the chestnut, and the bay, and the gelding grey?

it is: stay by the gate you are given
and remain in your place, for your season
and had the overfed dead but listened
to that high-fence, horse-sense, wisdom...

did you hear that, Bear? said monkey
we'll get out of here, fair and square
they've left the gate open wide!

so;
my bride
here is my hand, where is your paw?
try and understand my plan, Ursala
my heart is a furnace
full of love that's just, and earnest
now; you know that we must unlearn this
allegiance to a life of service
and no longer answer to that heartless
hay-monger, nor be his accomplice
(that charlatan, with artless hustling!)
but; Ursala, we've got to eat something
and earn our keep, while still within
the borders of the land that man has girded
(all double-bolted and tightfisted!)
until we reach the open country
a-steeped in milk and honey

will you keep your fancy clothes on, for me?
can you bear a little longer to wear that leash?
my love, I swear by the air I breathe:
sooner or later, you'll bare your teeth

but for now, just dance, darling
c'mon, will you dance, my darling?
darling, there's a place for us
can we go, before I turn to dust?
oh my darling, there's a place for us
oh darling
c'mon will you dance, my darling?
oh, the hills are groaning with excess
like a table ceaselessly being set
oh my darling, we will get there yet

they trooped past the guards,
past the coops, and the fields, and the farmyards
all night, till finally:

the space they gained grew
much farther than the stone that bear threw
to mark where they'd stop for tea

but walk a little faster
and don't look backwards
your feast is to the East, which lies a little past the pasture

when the blackbirds hear tea whistling, they rise and clap
and their applause caws the kettle black
and we can't have none of that!

move along, Bear; there, there; that’s that
(though cast in plaster
our Ursala's heart beat faster
than monkey's ever will)

but still;
they have got to pay the bills
hadn't they?
that is what the monkey'd say

so, with the courage of a clown, or a cur
or a kite, jerking tight at its tether
in her dun-brown gown of fur
and her jerkin' of swansdown and leather

Bear would sway on her hind legs;
the organ would grind dregs of song, for the pleasure
of the children, who'd shriek
throwing coins at her feet
then recoiling in terror

sing, dance, darling
c'mon, will you dance, my darling?
oh darling, there's a place for us
can we go, before I turn to dust?
oh my darling, there’s a place for us

oh darling
c'mon, will you dance, my darling?
you keep your eyes fixed on the highest hill
where you'll ever-after eat your fill
oh my darling, dear, mine
if you dance
dance, darling, and i love you still

deep in the night
shone a weak and miserly light
where the monkey shouldered his lamp

someone had told him
the bear had been wandering
a fair piece away from where they were camped

someone had told him
the bear'd been sneaking away
to the seaside caverns, to bathe

and the thought troubled the monkey
for he was afraid of spelunking down in those caves

also afraid what the village people would say
if they saw the bear in that state;

lolling and splashing obscenely
well, it seemed irrational, really; washing that face

washing that matted and flea-bit pelt
in some sea-spit-shine, old kelp dripping with brine

but monkey just laughed, and he muttered;
when she comes back, Ursala will be bursting with pride

till I jump up!
saying: you've been rolling in muck!
saying: you smell of garbage and grime!

but far out
far out
by now
by now
far out, by now, Bear ploughed
'cause she would not drown:

first the outside-legs of the bear
up and fell down, in the water, like knobby garters

then the outside-arms of the bear
fell off, as easy as if sloughed from boiled tomatoes

low'red in a genteel curtsy
bear shed the mantle of her diluvian shoulders;

and, with a sigh,
she allowed the burden of belly to drop like an apronfull of boulders

if you could hold up her threadbare
coat to the light where it's worn translucent in places

you'd see spots where
almost every night of the year Bear had been mending suspending that baseness

now her coat drags through the water
bagging, with a life's-worth of hunger, limitless minnows;

in the magnetic embrace
balletic and glacial of Bear's insatiable shadow;

left there!
left there!
when Bear left Bear
left there!
left there!
when Bear stepped clear of Bear

(sooner or later you'll bury your teeth)

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The Cure - In Between Days

Mar. 5th, 2007 | 02:15 am
posted by: imdwalrus in lyricsofmoment

I've had this song stuck in my head all bloody day. Posting it here seemed appropriate.
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Yesterday I got so old
I felt like I could die
Yesterday I got so old
It made me want to cry
Go on go on
Just walk away
Go on go on
Your choice is made
Go on go on
And disappear
Go on go on
Away from here
And I know I was wrong
When I said it was true
That it couldn’t be me and be her
Inbetween without you
Without you

Yesterday I got so scared
I shivered like a child
Yesterday away from you
It froze me deep inside
Come back come back
Don’t walk away
Come back come back
Come back today
Come back come back
Why can’t you see
Come back come back
Come back to me

And I know I was wrong
When I said it was true
That it couldn’t be me and be her
Inbetween without you
Without you

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Siouxsie & The Banshees - Arabian Nights

Aug. 11th, 2006 | 01:28 am
mood: exhaustedexhausted
music: Siouxsie & the Banshees:Arabian Nights
posted by: sassafraz_951 in lyricsofmoment

The jewel, the prize
Looking into your eyes
Cool pools drown your mind
What else will you find

I hear a rumour
It was just a rumour.
I heard a rumour
What have you done to her?

Myriad lights
They said I'd be impressed 
Arabian Knights
At your primitive best

A tourist oasis
Reflects in seedy sunshades a monstrous oil tanker
It's wound bleeding in seas

I heard a rumour
What have you done to her? 
I heard a rumour
What have you done to her?

Veiled behind screens
Kept as your baby machine
Whilst you conquer more orifices
Of boys, goats and things
Ripped out sheeps eyes
No forks or knives

Myriad lights
They said I'd be impressed 
Arabian Knights
At your primitive best

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it's a mother fucker - eels

Jul. 1st, 2006 | 04:27 am
posted by: j310 in lyricsofmoment

It's a Motherfucker
Being here without you
thinking 'bout the good times
thinkin 'bout the bad
And I won't ever be the same

It's a Motherfucker
Getting through a Sunday
Talking to the walls just me again

But I won't ever be the same
I won't ever be the same

It's a Motherfucker
How much I understand
The feeling that you need someone
To take you by the hand

And you won't ever be the same
You won't ever be the same

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The Magnetic Fields - Papa Was A Rodeo

Jun. 8th, 2006 | 02:03 am
posted by: imdwalrus in lyricsofmoment

I like your twisted point of view, Mike
I like your questioning eyebrows
You've made it pretty clear what you like
It's only fair to tell you now

That I leave early in the morning
And I won't be back 'till next year
I see that kiss-me pucker forming
But maybe you should plug it with a beer, cause...

Papa was a rodeo, Mama was a rock'n'roll band
I could play guitar and rope a steer before I learned to stand
Home was anywhere with diesel gas, love was a trucker's hand
Never stuck around long enough for a one night stand
Before you kiss me you should know
Papa was a rodeo

The light reflecting off the mirror ball
Looks like a thousand swirling eyes
They make me think I shouldn't be here at all
You know, every minute someone dies

What are we doing in this dive bar
How can you live in a place like this
Why don't you just get into my car
And I'll take you away I'll take that kiss now, but

Papa was a rodeo, Mama was a rock'n'roll band
I could play guitar and rope a steer before I learned to stand
Home was anywhere with diesel gas, love was a trucker's hand
Never stuck around long enough for a one night stand
Before you kiss me you should know
Papa was a rodeo

And now it's fifty-five years later
We've had the romance of the century
After all these years wrestling gators
I still feel like crying when I think of what you said to me

Papa was a rodeo, Mama was a rock'n'roll band
I could play guitar and rope a steer before I learned to stand
Home was anywhere with diesel gas, love was a trucker's hand
Never stuck around long enough for a one night stand
Before you kiss me you should know
Papa was a rodeo

Before you kiss me you should know
Papa was a rodeo
What a coincidence - your Papa was a rodeo too

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Dreams- Fleetwood Mac

May. 22nd, 2006 | 02:11 pm
posted by: dylanchapman in lyricsofmoment

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Now here you go again
You say you want your freedom
Well who am I to keep you down
It's only right that you should
Play the way you feel it
But listen carefully to the sound
Of your loneliness
Like a heartbeat, drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering
what you had, And what you lost
And what you had, And what you lost

Chorus:
Thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
They say, women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
You'll know

Now here I go again, I see the crystal visions
I keep my visions to myself
It's only me who wants to wrap around your dreams and
Have you any dreams you'd like to sell
dreams of Loneliness like a heartbeat, drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering
what you had, And what you lost
And what you had, oh what you lost

Thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know

oh Thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
They say, women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
You'll know
You will know
oh oh oh you'll know

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You Belong To Me

May. 4th, 2006 | 02:49 am
posted by: imdwalrus in lyricsofmoment

See the pyramids around the Nile
Watch the sun rise
From the tropic isle
Just remember darling
All the while
You belong to me

See the market place
In old Algiers
Send me photographs and souvenirs
Just remember
When a dream appears
You belong to me

And I'll be so alone without you
Maybe you'll be lonesome too

Fly the ocean
In a silver plane
See the jungle
When it's wet with rain
Just remember till
You're home again
You belong to me

Oh I'll be so alone without you
Maybe you'll be lonesome too

Fly the ocean
In a silver plane
See the jungle
When it's wet with rain
Just remember till
You're home again
You belong to me

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Apr. 5th, 2006 | 03:34 pm
posted by: dylanchapman in lyricsofmoment

Disarm you with a smile
And cut you like you want me to
Cut that little child
Inside of me and such a part of you
Ooh, the years burn

I used to be a little boy
So old in my shoes
And what I choose is my choice
What’s a boy supposed to do?
The killer in me is the killer in you
My love
I send this smile over to you

Disarm you with a smile
And leave you like they left me here
To wither in denial
The bitterness of one who’s left alone
Ooh, the years burn
Ooh, the years burn, burn, burn

I used to be a little boy
So old in my shoes
And what I choose is my voice
What’s a boy supposed to do?
The killer in me is the killer in you
My love
I send this smile over to you

The killer in me is the killer in you
Send this smile over to you
The killer in me is the killer in you
Send this smile over to you
The killer in me is the killer in you
Send this smile over to you

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Counting Crows -- A Long December

Apr. 1st, 2006 | 09:30 pm
posted by: imdwalrus in lyricsofmoment

A long December and there’s reason to believe
Maybe this year will be better than the last
I can’t remember the last thing that you said as you were leavin’
Now the days go by so fast

And it’s one more day up in the canyons
And it’s one more night in Hollywood
If you think that I could be forgiven...I wish you would

The smell of hospitals in winter
And the feeling that it’s all a lot of oysters, but no pearls
All at once you look across a crowded room
To see the way that light attaches to a girl

And it’s one more day up in the canyons
And it’s one more night in Hollywood
If you think you might come to California...I think you should

Drove up to Hillside Manor sometime after two a.m.
And talked a little while about the year
I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower,
Makes you talk a little lower about the things you could not show her

And it’s been a long December and there’s reason to believe
Maybe this year will be better than the last
I can’t remember all the times I tried to tell my myself
To hold on to these moments as they pass

And it’s one more day up in the canyon
And it’s one more night in Hollywood
It’s been so long since I’ve seen the ocean...I guess I should

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Taxi Driver by Gym Class Heroes

Mar. 27th, 2006 | 11:26 am
posted by: c1arkgable in lyricsofmoment

I took Cutie for a ride in my Death Cab
she tipped me with a kiss, I dropped her off at the meth lab
before she left she made a Dashboard Confessional
and spilled her guts in Cursive but whats worse is
I could still see her Bright Eyes like Sunny Day Real Estate
oh my and in a funny way this irritates
so high but no chance
My little Chemical Romance left a bad taste in my mouth
but I imposed her like, "Hey Mercedes why the long face?
why you cryin? theres no need
just put on this Coheed and Fallout"
Boy meets girl Jimmy Eat World
but Schlep eats pills till hes all out
not once not twice she was Thrice times a lady
actin all Brand New, but I had to
bounce over to The Postal Service(s) to
pick up these pills that take care of my nervousness
and all the way I saw Planes that were Mistooken for Stars
she played games but she took em too far
At the Drive In
watching soft porn and you can tell
By the Trail of the Dead, that there was somethin in the popcorn
I hop in my cab destination Midtown
just to Get Up with some Kids that like to get down
I'd made my rounds and that was that
In between the frowns and scraps and heart attacks
and I remember I seen her ass in Early November
on a Thursday, Taking Back Sunday for a refund
she shot a wink like no hard feelings
then she Jetted to Brazil man them pills had me spun

yea, this is The Story of the Year right here
this is Hot Water Music
put ya Ramen into it

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