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Song of the Day #36: “Lexington” by Chiodos

6 Jul

Another great song by the innovative Michigan post-hardcore band Chiodos off of their second album “Bone Palace Ballet”which was a great follow up to the bands first album “All’s Well that End’s Well”.

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVJ0K7k8m_0

Lyric of the Day #35: “El Scorcho” by Weezer

4 Jul

Goddamn you half-Japanese girls
Do it to me every time
Oh, the redhead said you shred the cello
And I’m jello, baby
But you won’t talk, won’t look, won’t think of me
I’m the epitome of public enemy
Why you wanna go and do me like that?
Come down on the street and dance with me 

I’m a lot like you so please, hello, I’m here, I’m waiting
I think I’d be good for you and you’d be good for me 

I asked you to go to the Green Day concert
You said you never heard of them (how cool is that)
How cool is that?
So I went to your room and read your diary:
Watching Grunge leg drop New-Jack through a presstable…
And then my heart stopped:
Listening to Cio-Cio San, fall in love all over again. 

I’m a lot like you so please, hello, I’m here, I’m waiting
I think I’d be good for you and you’d be good for me 

How stupid is it? I can’t talk about it
I gotta sing about it and make a record of my heart
How stupid is it? Won’t you gimme a minute
Just come up to me
And say hello to my heart
How stupid is it? For all I know you want me too
And maybe you just don’t know what to do
Or maybe you’re scared to say: ‘I’m falling for you’ 

I wish I could get my head out of the sand
Cos I think we’d make a good team
And you would keep my fingernails clean
But that’s just a stupid dream that I won’t realize
Cos I can’t even look in your eyes without shaking, and I ain’t faking
I’ll bring home the turkey if you bring home the bacon 

I’m a lot like you so please, hello, I’m here, I’m waiting
I think I’d be good for you and you’d be good for me 

I’m a lot like you
I’m a lot like you
I’m a lot like you
And I’m waiting
I think I’d be good for you and you’d be good for me 

 

Greatest opening line in a Weezer song.

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Song of the Day #34: “Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn” by Hellogoodbye

2 Jul

As summer approaches my music playlists have been more upbeat to match the feel of the outdoors and I came upon this old song from Synthpop band Hellogoodbye.  It is an extremely catchy song with a lot of cool distortion on the voice and instruments.

 

Link:http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMK6omUtBnY&feature=PlayList&p=7A8BDB7B8D546E10&index=1

Lyric of the Day #33: “Everlong” by Foo Fighters

1 Jul

Hello 
I’ve waited here for you 
Everlong 

Tonight 
I throw myself into 
And out of the red, out of her head she sang 

Come down 
And waste away with me 
Down with me 

Slow how 
You wanted it to be 
I’m over my head, out of her head she sang 
Chorus- 

And I wonder 
When I sing along with you 
If everything could ever feel this real forever 
If anything could ever be this good again 

The only thing I’ll ever ask of you 
You’ve got to promise not to stop when I say when 
She sang 
Verse 2- 

Breathe out 
So I could breathe you in 
Hold you in 

And now 
I know you’ve always been 
Out of your head, out of my head I sang 
Chorus- 

And I wonder 
When I sing along with you 
If everything could ever feel this real forever 
If anything could ever be this good again 

The only thing I’ll ever ask of you 
You’ve got to promise not to stop when I say when 
She sang 
Chorus- 

And I wonder 
If everything could ever feel this real forever 
If anything could ever be this good again 

The only thing I’ll ever ask of you 
You’ve got to promise not to stop when I say when 
She sang 

 

One of the greatest ballads of all time, period.  No surprise it was written by someone that was in Nirvana. 

Song of the Day #32: “The Unwinding Cable Car”

30 Jun

This is a ballad by alternative rock band Anberlin off of their 2007 album “Cities”.  It is a very soft song which is a fresh change from their darker upbeat heartorn songs.  The best part of the song in my opinion is the prominent acoustic guitar throughout the song that matches well with lead singer Stephen Christian’s intense vocals.

 

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ei1-vWL-t0

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