Somehow I completely forgot about this band… Glad I rediscovered them!
Beauty and the Beast Broadway "Home"
Fiona Apple "Paper Bag"
Snow Patrol "Chocolate"
Since I've finished my 101 Faves series for Music Monday, I thought I would do something complete different. I turned on my iPod, hit shuffle, and recorded my first 5 songs.
1. "Criminal" by Fiona Apple (Tidal)
2. "Headlights on Dark Roads" by Snow Patrol (Eyes Open)
3. "It'll Be a Long Time" by The Offspring (Smash)
4. "Catalyst" by Anna Nalick (Wreck of the Day)
5. "Emergency" by Paramore (Riot!)
As part of my ongoing Day Zero Project, I've made a list of my favorite 101 songs of all time. To help cut down on the possibilities, I took songs only from my iTunes account. Each edition will include ~5 songs with a theme. Enjoy!
Frou Frou "Let Go"
Snow Patrol "Chasing Cars"
Duncan Sheik "Half Life"
I just adore Snow Patrol. Though the new album just doesn't hit the same spot as the old ones. This is by far my favorite song by them. I love the slow build. I love the women's voice. It's just beautiful. According to Wikipedia,
The song is about a long distance relationshipand its lyrics talk of a couple involved in one and their longing to be together again. After their long journey to meet each they would settle down in front of an electric bar fireand enjoy being together and warm
Lyrics (my favorite lines in bold):
I find the map and draw a straight line Over rivers, farms, and state lines The distance from 'A' to where you'd be It's only finger-lengths that I see I touch the place where I'd find your face My finger in creases of distant dark places
I hang my coat up in the first bar There is no peace that I've found so far The laughter penetrates my silence As drunken men find flaws in science
Their words mostly noisesGhosts with just voicesYour words in my memoryAre like music to me
I'm miles from where you are, I lay down on the cold ground I, I pray that something picks me up And sets me down in your warm arms
After I have travelled so far We'd set the fire to the third bar We'd share each other like an island Until exhausted, close our eyelids And dreaming, pick up from The last place we left off Your soft skin is weeping A joy you can't keep in
I'm miles from where you are, I lay down on the cold ground And I, I pray that something picks me up and sets me down in your warm arms
I'm miles from where you are, I lay down on the cold ground and I, I pray that something picks me up and sets me down in your warm arms