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a tuneless song

Posted: August 1, 2010 in Music, Poetry

i tell you friends it’s no small thing
to have a heart that wants to sing
to have a mind written in prose
hear a hymn and want to compose

a song is what i want to be
i want to live a litany
safety call with honest response
without a troubling variance

love is not my undertaking
it’s not for god or his forsaking
it’s not a plea or cry or woo
it’s just a part of what i do

why can’t there be a song for me
‘cause if you sing you’d be off-key
‘cause if you dance you’d trip headlong
‘cause if you write your words are wrong

a song a song i want to shout
i want to scream the damned thing out
a song a song i want to weep
i want to whisper it in my sleep

what if you somehow lose your voice
i have to sing i have no choice
what if you someday lose your nerve
then i will sing what i deserve

i will drum my syncopation
i will play live for the nation
i will sing the world to war
with a rhythm worth fighting for

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"Hotel Song" | Regina Spektor

Posted: April 2, 2009 in Music
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Come in
Come in
Come into my world
I’ve got to show, show, show you
Come into my bed
I’ve got to know, know, know you

I have dreams of orca whales and owls
But I wake up in fear
You will never be my, you will never be my fool
Will never be my fool

Floaters in my eyes
Wake up in the hotel room
Cigarettes and lies
I am a child, it’s too soon

I have dreams of orca whales and owls
But I wake up in fear
You will never be my, you will never be my fool
Will never be my fool

A little bag of cocaine
A little bag of cocaine
So who’s the girl wearing my dress
I figured out her number
It’s on a paper napkin
But I don’t know her address
I wait downstairs

The porter smiles to me
A smile I’ve bought
With a couple of gold coins
A sign that I’ve been caught

I have dreams of orca whales and owls
But I wake up in fear
You will never be my, you will never be my dear
Will never be my dear, dear friend

Ba-da-da-dum-um, dear, dear friend
Ba-da-da-dum-um, dear, dear friend
Ba-da-da-dum-um, dear, dear friend
Ba-da-da-dum

A little bag of cocaine
A little bag of cocaine
So who’s the girl wearing my dress
I figured out her number
It’s on a paper napkin
But I don’t know her address

Come into my world
I’ve got to show, show, show you
Come into my bed
I’ve got to know, know, know you

I have dreams of orca whales and owls
But I wake up in fear
You will never be my, you will never be my dear
Will never be my dear, dear friend

Ba-da-da-dum-um, dear, dear friend
Ba-da-da-dum-um, dear, dear friend
Ba-da-da-dum-um, dear, dear friend

"Your Embrace" | Shakira

Posted: October 8, 2008 in Music

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE5RM2rterE

"At Last" | Etta James

Posted: September 22, 2008 in Music
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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jg3qUeJ8xk

"Bu Liu" | Faye Wong

Posted: September 21, 2008 in Music

"Choli Ke Peeche" | from Khal Nayak

Posted: September 17, 2008 in Music
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"The Promise" | Tracy Chapman

Posted: September 15, 2008 in Music