Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Deine Lakaian - Wasted Years, Relevance: High


Walking down this well known street
Turning around for ladies feet
Like you did so many years ago
Sitting in that street cafe
Where you had your cup of tea
Come on boy, don't get sentimental now
Everything's changed but you didn't move on
And the only fact is
That you're fifteen years older now
No use to turn out the light
You feel so depressed inside
When you think of your wasted years at night

Richard and Linda Thompson - Walking on a Wire, Relevance: Remarkably High


I hand you my ball and chain
You just hand me that same old refrain
I'm walking on a wire, I'm walking on a wire
And I'm falling

I wish I could please you tonight
But my medicine just won't come right
I'm walking on a wire, I'm walking on a wire
And I'm falling

Too many steps to take
Too many spells to break
Too many nights awake
And no one else
This grindstone's wearing me
Your claws are tearing me
Don't use me endlessly
It's too long, too long to myself

Where's the justice and where's the sense?
When all the pain is on my side of the fence
I'm walking on a wire, I'm walking on a wire
And I'm falling

Too many steps to take
Too many spells to break
Too many nights awake
And no one else
This grindstone's wearing me
Your claws are tearing me
Don't use me endlessly
It's too long, it's too long to myself

It scares you when you don't know
Whichever way the wind might blow
I'm walking on a wire, I'm walking on a wire
And I'm falling
I'm walking on a wire, I'm walking on a wire
And I'm falling
I'm walking on a wire, I'm walking on a wire
And I'm falling

Stewie asks Brian "Where's the Money?" - Relevance: Very High


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Pink Floyd - Dogs, Relevance: I wonder?



I gotta admit that I'm a little bit confused.
Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used.

Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise. 
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze? 

Deaf, dumb, and blind, you just keep on pretending
That everyone's expendable and no-one has a real friend. 
And it seems to you the thing to do would be to isolate the winner 

And everything's done under the sun, 

And you believe at heart, everyone's a killer.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Time Flies - Porcupine Tree, Relevance: Very High


She said luck is all you make it
You just reach out and take it
Now let's dance a while

She said nothing ever happens
If you don't make it happen
And if you can't laugh then smile

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Ubiquitous Mister Lovegrove - Dead Can Dance. Relevance: Very High




The Ubiquitous Mr Lovegrove 

I thought that you knew it all
Well you've seen it ten times before.
I thought that you had it down
With both your feet on the ground.
I love slow ... slow but deep.
Feigned affections wash over me.
Dream on my dear
And renounce temporal obligations.
Dream on my dear
It's a sleep from which you may not awaken.

You build me up then you knock me down.
You play the fool while I play the clown.
We keep time to the beat of an old slave drum.
You raise my hopes then you raise the odds
You tell me that I dream too much
Now I'm serving time in disillusionment.

I don't believe you anymore ... I don't believe you.

I thought that I knew it all
I'd seen all the signs before.
I thought that you were the one
In darkness my heart was won.

You build me up then you knock me down.
You play the fool while I play the clown.
We keep time to the beat of an old slave drum.
You raise my hopes then you raise the odds
You tell me that I dream too much
Now I'm serving time in a domestic graveyard.

I don't believe you anymore ... I don't believe you.

Never let it be said I was untrue
I never found a home inside of you.
Never let it be said I was untrue
I gave you all my time.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Must Must (Duck Pond Dub Remix) - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Relevance: Zero.



Dum Must Qalandar Must Must, Dam Must Qalandar Must

Dum Must Qalandar Must Must, Dam Must Qalandar Must

Mera Vird Hai Dam Dam Ali Ali

Mera Vird Hai Dam Dam Ali Ali

Sakhi Laal Qalandar Must Must

Sakhi Laal Qalandar Must Must

Jhole Laal Qalandar Must Must

Dum Must Qalandar Must Must, Dam Must Qalandar Must

Mera Vird Hai Dam Dam Ali Ali

Mera Vird Hai Dam Dam Ali Ali

Sakhi Laal Qalandar Must Must

Sakhi Laal Qalandar Must Must

Jhole Laal Qalandar Must Must

Dum Must Qalandar Must Must, Dam Must Qalandar Must

Dum Must Qalandar Must Must, Dam Must Qalandar Must (Chorus)

Sufi Chants (Nfak)

Dum Must Qalandar Must Must, Dam Must Qalandar Must

Qawwali Vocables (Nfak)

Dum Must Qalandar Must Must, Dam Must Qalandar Must

Qawwali Vocables ...

Akhi Ja Malanga Akhi Da Malanga Akhi Ja Malanga Tu Ali Ali Ali Ali

Akhi Ja Malanga Akhi Da Malanga Akhi Ja Malanga

Akhi Ja Malanga Sajia Pe Mun Lain K

Akhi Ja Malanga Sajia Pe Mun Lain K

Aj Nai Te Kal Saray Ali Ali Kehn Gay

Must Must Must Must Dam Must Qalandar Must Must

Dum Must Qalandar Must Must, Dam Must Qalandar Must

Dum Must Qalandar Must Must, Dam Must Qalandar Must

Chants..


(Dam Mast Qalander Mast Mast – Upon My breath and in my intoxication is the great Qalander.

Dam Mast Qalander Mast Mast

Mera vird hai dam dam Ali Ali – My worship and upon my breath is the name of Ali.

Saqi Laal Qalander Mast Mast – I am intoxicated with the beloved Qalander

Jhoole Laal Qalander Mast Mast – I am intoxicated with Jhoole Laal who is intoxicated with Qalander

Aakhi Ja Malanga Akhi Ja Malanga – Keep repeating his name you follower of Ali

Tu Ali Ali Ali Akhi Ja Malanga – You Ali !!! Keep saying his name.


These lyrics mirror exactly the name of the Qawwal – to be in intoxication “Mast”.)

Friday, November 14, 2014

At the Cenotaph - Siegfried Sassoon

I saw the Prince of Darkness, with his Staff,
Standing bare-headed by the Cenotaph:
Unostentatious and respectful, there
He stood, and offered up the following prayer.
“Make them forget, O Lord, what this Memorial
Means; their discredited ideas revive;
Breed new belief that War is purgatorial
Proof of the pride and power of being alive;
Men’s biologic urge to readjust
The Map of Europe, Lord of Hosts, increase;
Lift up their hearts in large destructive lust;
And crown their heads with blind vindictive Peace.”
The Prince of Darkness to the Cenotaph
Bowed. As he walked away I heard him laugh.

Birth, School, Work, Death - The Godfather's. Relevance: High


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Bob Mould - Sacrifice/Let There be Peace. Relevance: Why didn't I write this?




If I ride on the rails I shall ride them alone

And if I need all this pain I will find it alone

If I'm wanted for leaving I will leave here alone

And if I can't resist this then I am unfit to go

A simple solution is all I require

If fire is the passion I only aspire to be free

Let me be free if the strain on your conscience gets under your skin

And leads you to making a sacrifice

Sacrifice me

Let there be peace

To the grave from the cradle we don't rock anymore

Now I stand here with both feet planted firm on the floor

And if you're planning a future of indefinite grace

You'd better start removing the lines of deceit from your face

A simple conclusion is all I require

If fire is the passion I only aspire to be free

Let me be free

And all of the hypocrites lie through their teeth

Talk about making a sacrifice

Sacrifice me

Let there be peace

How much longer can all this go on?

How many more chances can one person have?

And all of the questions with no proper answers

Continue continue have to go on have to go on

Should I bend down and worship the ground

of the beautiful people who live without flaws?

Success is a virtue to share with the world

but failure's a lesson that's best learned alone

Respect is a virtue that strong men command

but when words become weapons

There'll be peace in the valley of death when I rise

Peace in the valley of death when I rise

Saturday, November 01, 2014

the The and Sinead O'Connor - Kingdom of Rain, Relevance Rating: Relevant





Tell me what you're thinking baby

Your heart's beating faster than mine

And I know something's going on in your life

In your life.. In your life

You were the girl I wanted to cry with

You were the girl I wanted to die with

And you were the boy who turned into the man

Broke my heart and let go off my hand

Our bed is empty, the fire is out

And all the love we've got to give has all spurted out

There's no more blood and no more pain

In our kingdom of rain

You think you know about life

You think you know about love

But when you put your hands inside me

It doesn't even feel like I'm being touched, and

You were the boy I wanted to cry with

You were the boy I wanted to die with

You've moved further from my side, year by year,

While still making love dutifully sincere

But as silent as the car lights that move across this room

As cold as our bodies silhouetted by the moon

And I would lie awake and wonder

Is it just me or this the way love is supposed to be?

Tell me what you told him baby

My heart's beating out of time with my mind

And I know something's going wrong in our lives

I just wanted somebody to caress, this damsel in distress

I just wanted somebody to undress, this damsel in distress

I just wanted somebody to bless, this damsel in distress

I just wanted somebody to possess, this young girl

Our bed is empty, the fire is out

And all the love we've got to give has all spurted out

There's no more blood and no more pain

In our kingdom of rain

Friday, October 24, 2014

This sums up the last week



"All my designs simplified

And all of my plans compromised

All of my dreams sacrificed"

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

From metafilter today:

"you've spent a lot of time being an obedient little robot and doing what you've been told, by people who give no shits about how you feel. Precisely how happy has this made you?"


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