I'm in love with the ordinary
(The World You Love, Jimmy Eat World)
OK, I love, love, love music. I was just going to throw together a fast little playlist yesterday, and instead I ended up sitting at the computer for like an hour listening to snippets of different songs.
(And it was only PARTLY because I wanted to procrastinate so badly that I would have rather licked the fungus from a homeless man's toenail than started working. Only PARTLY!)
My big thing is that I love parts--little lines, a couple of seconds of music. I adore the song Une Annee Sans Lumiere by Arcade Fire--even though most of it's in FRENCH! which I don't know!--on the simple basis that I love the line "My eyes are shooting sparks." (Because it's a boy, who's looking at a girl, and it's dark outside, but when he looks at her she lights up, and ... SEE WHY I LOVE THAT LINE?)
And I love the opening of Beautiful Girl by INXS because of the piano at the beginning. Do you know what I'm talking about?
Anyway, here are a few of my favorite lines from songs (chosen randomly--VERY randomly--because otherwise, we'd be here all day):
I look to these times with you
To keep me awake and alive
-In Your Eyes, Peter Gabriel
I'm almost drowning in her sea
She's nearly crawling on her knees
It's almost everything I need
-Sullivan Street, Counting Crows
I'd rather live in his world
Than live without him in mine
-Midnight Train to Georgia, Glady Knight and the Pips
There's still a little bit of your song in my ear
Still a little bit of your words I long to hear
You step a little closer to me
So close that I can't see what's going on
-Cannonball, Damien Rice
And the feeling that it's all a lot of oysters and no pearls
Then all at once, you look across a crowded room
And see the way that light attaches to a girl
-A Long December, Counting Crows
You touch my lips and grab the back of my hand ...
-All I Need, Mat Kearney
Come up to meet you
Tell you I'm sorry
You don't know how lovely you are
-The Scientist, Coldplay
I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say
I know they don't sound the way I planned them to be
But if you wait around awhile, I'll make you fall for me
I promise you, I promise you I will
-The Promise, When in Rome
This could be the very minute I'm aware I'm alive ...
-Chocolate, Snow Patrol
And if I die before I learn to speak
Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?
-Standing by a Broken Phonebooth ..., Primitive Radio Gods
You should have asked me for it
I would have been brave
You should have asked me for it
How could I say no? ...
I'd have loved you if you asked me
-I Still Remember, Bloc Party
I won't always love what I'll never have
I won't always live in my regrets
You'll sit alone forever
If you wait for the right time
What are you hoping for?
I'm here and now I'm ready
Holding on tight
Don't give away the end
The one thing that stays mine
-23, Jimmy Eat World
But Fonda ain't got a motor in the back of her Honda
My anaconda don't want none unless you got buns, hun!
-Baby Got Back, Sir Mix-a-Lot
OK, that was more than a few. But there are SO MANY! And I didn't even say WHY I liked them! What are some of your favorite lyrics?