Therapy in Music

Musical musings for reflection

Foundations

Foundations
by Kate Nash

Thursday night,
everything’s fine,
Except you’ve got that look in your eyes,
when I’m telling a story
And you find it boring you’re thinking of something to say.
You’ll go along with and then drop it
And you humiliate me, in front of our friends.

Then I’ll use that voice what you find annoyin’
And say something like
“intelligent input darlin’ why don’t you just have another beer then?”

Then you call me a bitch and everyone we’re with will be embarrassed,
and I won’t give a shit.

[Chorus:]
My fingertips are holding onto the
cracks in our foundations,
and I know that I should let go,
but I can’t.
And everytime we fight I know it’s not right,
everytime that you’re upset and I smile
I know I should forget, but I can’t.

You said I must eat so many lemons,
’cause I am so bitter.
I said “I’d rather be with your friends mate,
’cause they are much fitter”

Yes it was childish
and you got aggressive
and I must admit that I was a bit scared,
but it gives me thrills to wind you up.

[Chorus]

Your face is pasty,
’cause you’ve gone and got so wasted,
what a surprise,
don’t want to look at your face,
’cause it’s making me sick.

You’ve gone and got sick on my trainers,
I only got these yesterday.
Oh my gosh, I cannot be bothered with this.

Well I’ll leave you there till the mornin’,
and I purposely won’t turn the heating on
and dear God, I hope I’m not stuck with this one.

[Chorus]

And every time we fight I know it’s not right,
every time that you’re upset and I smile.
I know I should forget, but I can’t.

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Same Old Situation (Accoustic)

Same Old Situation
performed by Rome from Sublime

If I was to only ask of one more thing I’d want from you
Well it would go like this
Would you open up and accept me for the way I am to you?
Get a clue
And if you tell me “Boy I love you but you gotta change your ways”
Well I would say any day
“By the looks of it we have crashed and burned
There ain’t no sign of repair
Tell me this isn’t fair”
Oh and still I wonder why
We’re always fuss and fight
When each and every night
You know I come home to you
[CHORUS]
It’s just the same old situation
We’re at the same old loss of words
We’re at the same old situation, here it goes
Once again
We’re at the same old situation
We’re at the same old loss of words
We’re at the same old situation, here it goes
Once again
And if it could be, girl I just want to walk with you hand in hand,
Back when I was your man
And you hold me, hold me like the world was promising and end,
Tell me this ain’t pretend
And you lift me up then you shot me down you took me out the sky,
And now I’m wondering why
Yeah I’m struggling now, how you got me singing like a sing a long
Tell me I’m out of sight (and out of mind)
And still I wonder why
Why we fuss and fight
And each and every night
You know I come home to you.
[CHORUS]
And I know, and you know
That we may be broken but this is not the end
And we both know that I’m not sure
Nowhere left to go.
[CHORUS]
I don’t want anymore,
It’s the same old situation now,
I don’t want anymore
No more.

Songwriters
RAMIREZ, ROMAN / WILSON, ERIC / GRAUGH, BUD

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Madness

Madness
by Muse

(That girl shouldn’t be walking alone at night like that…)

I, I can’t get these memories out of my mind
And some kind of madness has started to evolve
I, I tried so hard to let you go
But some kind of madness is swallowing me whole, yeah
I have finally seen the light
And I have finally realized
What you mean
Oh oh oh
And now, I need to know is this real love
Or is it just madness keeping us afloat?
And when I look back at all the crazy fights we had
Like some kind of madness
Was taking control
Yeah
And now I have finally seen the light
And I have finally realized
What you need
Mm
And now I have finally seen the end (Finally seen the end)
And I’m not expecting you to care (Expecting you to care)
But I have finally seen the light (Finally seen the light)
I have finally realized (Realized)
I need to love
I need to love
Come to me,
Trust in your dream
Come on and rescue me
Yes I have known, I can be wrong
Maybe I’m too headstrong
Our love is
Madness
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My Hero

My Hero

by the Foo Fighters

Too alarming now to talk about
Take your pictures down and shake it out
Truth or consequence, say it aloud
Use that evidence, race it around

There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He’s ordinary

Don’t the best of them bleed it out
While the rest of them peter out
Truth or consequence, say it aloud
Use that evidence, race it around

There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He’s ordinary

Kudos, my hero
Leaving all the best
You know my hero
The one that’s on

There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He’s ordinary
There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He’s ordinary 

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Dangerous

Dangerous

by Big Data feat Joywave

Be forewarned,

This video is pretty messed up.

Version #2

How could you know, how could you know?
That those were my eyes
Peepin’ through the floor, it’s like they know
It’s like they know I’m looking from the outside
And creeping to the door, it’s like they know

And now they coming, yeah, now they coming
Out from the shadows
To take me to the club because they know
That I shut this down, ’cause they been watching all my windows
They gathered up the wall and listening
You understand, they got a plan for us
I bet you didn’t know that I was dangerous
It must be fate, I found a place for us
I bet you didn’t know someone could love you this much

How could they know, how could they know
What I’ve been thinking?
But they’re right inside my head because they know
Because they know, what I’ve been hidin’
They’re right under my bed, they’re in control

Here they come, yeah here they come
Out of the shadows
To take me to the club because they know
That I shut this down, ’cause they been watching all my windows
They gathered up the wall and ’cause they
I’ve gotta get out of here
Sink down, into the dark
Keep on running
And I’ve gotta get out of here (keep on running)
Sink down, into the dark

You understand, they got a plan for us
I bet you didn’t know that I was dangerous
It must be fate, I found a place for us
I bet you didn’t know someone could love you this much

Nobody’s listening when we’re alone
Nobody’s listening, there’s nobody listening,
No one can hear us when we’re alone
No one can hear us, no, no one can hear us
And I’ve gotta get out of here
Sink down, into the dark
Keep on running
I’ve gotta get out of here (Keep on running)
Sink down, into the dark
You understand, they got a plan for us
I bet you didn’t know that I was dangerous
It must be fate, I found a place for us
I bet you didn’t know someone could love you this much

Songwriters
MINEHAN, DAVID JAMES JR.

 

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End of the World

End of the World

by The Dirty Heads

You’re searching for a home
A place to lay your head
But the siren sings a song
That shakes you from your bed

You are a ritual
You are the seven seas
You’re missing Jamaica
Back where your daddy sings
Girl you’ve been everywhere and you’ve done everything
I feel I can’t compare us to the world you’ve seen, yeah

She asked where I wanna go
I said the end of the world with you
She said I feel like I’m home
At the end of the world with you

With every wake and moan you’re calling out to me
There are parts I’ve never known
You shed your mystery
You’re Alexandria, you are the fall of Rome
As long as I’m with you then we can feel at home
Girl we’ve been everywhere and we’ve done everything
And now I can compare us to the world you’ve seen, yeah

She asked where I wanna go
I said the end of the world with you
She said I feel like I’m home
At the end of the world with you

She asked where I wanna go
I said the end of the world with you
She said I feel like I’m home
At the end of the world with you

When years have passed and I have gone
Your memory will sink with me
You showed me all that I can see
So take me away and let me sleep

She asked where I wanna go
I said the end of the world with you
She said I feel like I’m home
At the end of the world with you

She asked where I wanna go
I said the end of the world with you
She said I feel like I’m home
At the end of the world with you

Songwriters
RAMIREZ, ROMAN / WATSON, JARED / BUSHNELL, DUSTIN

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Interlude: Moving On

by Paramore

 

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Way Out West

Way Out West

by Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire

Elder Green is dead and gone
Lost his way going to town
Don’t know who he is or what he’s done
But it sure sounds sweet rolling off the tongue
Yeah it sure sounds sweet rolling off the tongue
If I was in an old hotel
That happened to be on fire
Maybe I’d jump or
Maybe I’d reconsider
Then I’d climb a little higher
Like an oily rag
In a dusty corner
Like a box of matches near an open flame
I’d jump 18 stories from a burning fire
Sooner than I’d face this world of shame
Yeah I’d skip this town and
Jump a westbound train
Take these fingerlings from my fingers
Spoken with your breath
With white-washed eyes
And flies that linger
Seems rather forlorn and bereft
I said where you goin’ with that sack on your shoulder Willie
As if I couldn’t have guessed
He says I’m gonna get the hell
Out of Slag Valley and take a little stroll way out west
If I was in an old hotel
That happened to be on fire
Maybe I’d jump or
Maybe I’d reconsider
Then I’d climb a little higher
Like an oily rag
In a dusty corner
Like a box of matches near an open flame
I’d get so far away
From that old matchbox hotel
Man I’d skip this town and
Jump a westbound train
Anything to get away from this shame
Take these fingerlings from my fingers
Spoken with your breath
With white-washed eyes
And flies that linger
Seems rather forlorn and bereft
I said where you goin’ with that sack on your shoulder Willie
As if I couldn’t have guessed
He says I’m gonna get the hell
Out of Slag Valley and take a little stroll way out west
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Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street

by Jeff Tuohy

Well, I’ve been living in sin for about a month
Something turns me round it’s something that I just
Can’t understand, the way I behave.
Some people you can never save.
In my right hand, I’ve got a girl on my ear
And on my left hand, I’m throwing back a beer.
What can I say? Of me, you steer clear
When I driving down on Bourbon Street, yeah
Cuz’ every night we through this little soiree
Gonna turn her head until she’s mine, all mine
Every night I breed a new disaster
I might be right, I might be wrong
Try to get away and I will bring you right along, so
Sit back, have a seat
Sometimes salty, sometimes sweet
Hard to swallow, but fun to eat
You ain’t never leaving Bourbon Street, come on!
When I walk the street people step aside
Twirling my cane and smiling wide
Some would say I’m a carnal slave
I put my hands on what I crave
I’m the mayor of this crazy town
Where the queens will party with the clown
Try to swim with me and you’re bound to drown
Throw you a line while you’re going down
Come on!
Yeah, I know this street and I own this crowd
And my only companion is a lightning cloud
I seem real nice and easy to trust
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
I’m gonna lead you a path to self destruct
On this crazy train that I conduct.
And it’s’a one, two, three…
Cuz’ every night we through this little soiree
Gonna turn her head until she’s mine, all mine
Every night I breed a new disaster
I might be right, I might be wrong
Try to get away and I will bring you right along, so
Sit back, have a seat
Sometimes salty, sometimes sweet
Hard to swallow, but fun to eat
You ain’t never leaving Bourbon Street

Lyrics credit: JeffTuohy.com

 

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Lilly

Lilly

by Pink Martini

Lilly comes when you stop to call her
Lilly runs when you look away
Lilly leaves kisses on your collar
Lilly, Lilly, Lilly, Lilly, stay!
Lilly comes when you stop to call her
Lilly runs when you look away
Lilly leaves kisses on your collar
Lilly, Lilly, Lilly, Lilly, stay!
One day she passed him by
A twinkle in her eye
He said ” she was meant for me!”
But when he turned around
He lost what he had found
Oh where can his Lilly be?
Lilly comes when you stop to call her
Lilly runs when you look away
Lilly leaves kisses on your collar
Lilly, Lilly, Lilly, Lilly, stay!
He searched the city streets
He tempted her with treats
But nobody stopped to taste them
Some are in his pocket
Some are in a locket
He couldn’t bring himself to waste them
Ever since she’s gone
Some days he can’t go on
She ruined for another
Pressed up against the glass
He prays that she will pass
Now he’s living with his mother
Lilly comes when you stop to call her
Lilly runs when you look away
Lilly leaves kisses on your collar
Lilly, Lilly, Lilly, Lilly, stay!
Lilly comes when you stop to call her
Lilly runs when you look away
Lilly leaves kisses on your collar
Lilly, Lilly, Lilly, Lilly, stay!
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