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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You Couldn’t Have Come at a Better Time

You Couldn’t Have Come at a Better Time

performed by Luka Bloom

I debated for quite a while whether to post the older version or the newer one. I chose the newer one because Luka still sounds so awesome!

This was filmed at the 2012 Celtic Connections, a winter music festival in Glasgow, featuring artists from around the globe alongside the best Scottish talent.

Where is this place we’ve come to
We don’t know what to say
We long to see each other
And are frightened of that day
You met me in a barren place
You walked me to the hill
We were so good for each other then
I know we could be still

You couldn’t have come at a better time
You couldn’t have come at a better time
You couldn’t have come at a better time
Not if you tried, oh no
Not if you tried, oh no

We have five hundred questions
Between you and me
But when you look into my eyes my love
Tell me what you see
Is it something you’re not sure of
Is it something true and fine
Or is it just another case
Of the right thing at the wrong time

You couldn’t have come at a better time
You couldn’t have come at a better time
You couldn’t have come at a better time
Since we were first together
By the lakeside sky so blue
We were so good for each other
Me and you and me and you and
Me and you and me and you
You couldn’t have come at a better time
You couldn’t have come at a better time
You couldn’t have come at a better time
Not if you tried, oh no…

© 1990 Luka Bloom Music ASCAP

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Strange Enough

(LOVE this entire album!!)

“Strange Enough,”

N.A.S.A. Project: ft. ODB, Karen O, Fatlip

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Just a Ride

Don’t take it so seriously, it’s…

Just a Ride
by Jem

Life, it’s ever so strange
It’s so full of change
Think that you’ve worked it out
Then BANG
Right out of the blue
Something happens to you
To throw you off course
And then you

Breakdown
Yeah you breakdown
Well don’t you breakdown
Listen to me
Because

It’s just a ride, it’s just a ride
No need to run, no need to hide
It’ll take you round and round
Sometimes you’re up
Sometimes you’re down
It’s just a ride, it’s just a ride
Don’t be scared
Don’t hide your eyes
It may feel so real inside
But don’t forget it’s just a ride

Truth, we don’t wanna hear
It’s too much to take
Don’t like to feel out of control
So we make our plans
Ten times a day
And when they don’t go
Our way we

Breakdown
Yeah we breakdown
Well don’t you breakdown
Listen to me
Because

It’s just a ride, it’s just a ride
No need to run, no need to hide
It’ll take you round and round
Sometimes you’re up
Sometimes you’re down
It’s just a ride, it’s just a ride
Don’t be scared
Don’t hide your eyes
It may feel so real inside
But don’t forget it’s just a ride

Slowly, oh so very slowly
Accept that
There’s no getting off
So live it, just gotta go with it
Coz this ride’s, never gonna stop

Breakdown
Don’t you breakdown
No need to breakdown
No need at all
Because

It’s just a ride, it’s just a ride
No need to run, no need to hide
It’ll take you all around
Sometimes you’re up
Sometimes you’re down
It’s just a ride, it’s just a ride
Don’t be scared now
Dry your eyes
It may feel so real inside
But don’t forget enjoy the ride

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Diferente

Diferente
by Gotan Project

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Only You

Only You
by Taken By Trees

All I ever wanted was a friend to me
Who knew I was in for such a treat
This is far beyond what I imagined
Not even as I fantasized
And I knew
Yes I do, ’bout you
And start a second scene
There is only you for me, Oh-o
Oh-o-Only You
Honey, do you want to take a chance on me?
Walk up and say “we do”
No one ever moved me the way you move
You really knock my off my feet
It’s true
Yeah, baby, it’s true-oo-o
As far as I can see
There’s only you for me
And o-oh-only you
Only You
And only you
All I wanted….
All I wanted…
All I want.
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Sunnyside of the Street

Sunnyside of the Street

by The Pogues

Seen the carnival at Rome
Had the women I had the booze
All I can remember now
Is little kids without no shoes
So I saw that train
And I got on it
With a heartful of hate
And a lust for vomit
Now I’m walking on the sunnyside of the street
Stepped over bodies in Bombay
Tried to make it to the U.S.A.
Ended up in Nepal
Up on the roof with nothing at all
And I knew that day
I was going to stay
Right where I am, on the sunnyside of the street
Been in a palace, been in a jail
I just don’t want to be reborn a snail
Just want to spend eternity
Right where I am, on the sunnyside of the street
As my mother wept it was then I swore
To take my life as I would a whore
I know I’m better than before
I will not be reconstructed
Just wanna stay right here
On the sunnyside of the street

copyright 1990; Shane MacGowan & Jem Finer
S.MacGowan – vocals
S.Stacy – whistle
J.Finer – Banjo, lap steel
T.Woods – mandolin
P.Chevron – acc. gtr.
J.Fearnley – accordion
D.Hunt – bass
A.Ranken – drums
B.voc: D.Hunt
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If I Had a Heart

If I Had a Heart

performed by Andy Burrows

I forget someone had to pay for this with love
And you expect someone had to give themselves away
So forget the lies, yeah I told them out of spite
Despite everything I guess you’re right

If I had a heart,
I would’ve let you go
And if I had a heart.
well I wonder would I know,
That we’re still miles away,
still running and hiding,
If I had a heart,
was good to you, what good would that do now?

And so we let things fall to the ground we held so dear
And you can’t hold it all together just to give it all away

So forget the lies, yeah I told them out of spite
Despite everything I guess you’re right.

If I had a heart,
I would’ve let you go
And if I had a heart.
well I wonder would I know,
That we’re still miles away,
still running and hiding,
If I had a heart,
was good to you, what good would that do yeah?
If I had a heart,
was good to you, what good would that do now?

 

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Moon Over Bourbon Street

Moon Over Bourbon Street

by Sting

There’s a moon over Bourbon Street tonight
I see faces as they pass beneath the pale lamplight
I’ve no choice but to follow that call
The bright lights, the people, and the moon and all
I pray everyday to be strong
For I know what I do must be wrong
Oh you’ll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet
While there’s a moon over Bourbon Street

It was many years ago that I became what I am
I was trapped in this life like an innocent lamb
Now I can only show my face at noon
And you’ll only see me walking by the light of the moon
The brim of my hat hides the eye of a beast
I’ve the face of a sinner but the hands of a priest
Oh you’ll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet
While there’s a moon over Bourbon Street

She walks everyday through the streets of New Orleans
She’s innocent and young from a family of means
I have stood many times outside her window at night
To struggle with my instinct in the pale moon light
How could I be this way when I pray to God above
I must love what I destroy and destroy the thing I love
Oh you’ll never see my shade or hear the sound of my feet
While there’s a moon over Bourbon Street

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Chaka Demus

Chaka Demus

by Jamie T

A lot of people round here lost the whites in their eyes.
I see the lust inside your heart, so why don’t you go touch the sky.
Think with their heads, argue with a gut,
Draft if you leave the door open might encourage customers,
Then I wish the bar maid shut, look like, down on my luck,
Two world wars, and one world cup,
Screamed by the desperate divided crutch.
Used to have an empire then we grew up.
Lost everything, who gives a fuck
Money in a jukebox, songs all night
Same shit bands, too much hype,
Everyone knows, everyone sees fights, everyone drinks in the corner, right.
Everyone knows, they ‘C’ blood type, same rematch, we match a light
I love her, she loves me too, that’s why we get together.
A lot of people round here lost the whites in their eyes
See the lust, inside your heart,
They don’t wanna touch the sky.
He’s dizzy for Lizzy, I’m dizzy generally,
Scapegoated by a girl befriended me,
Not that I care, it’s the only use to me,
She better be flying through doors pretend to be,
Everyone I wanna be and everything less.
You’re leaving alone but you came together,
Who made the suns turn to stormy weather?
You’re leaving alone but you came together,
Who made the suns turn to stormy weather?
A lot of people round here lost the whites in their eyes
See the lust, inside your heart,
They don’t wanna touch the sky.
She said tonight jay, I’m gonna’ teach them a ballad, an English man in every coward,
I was kinda impressed by the way she dressed,
I scoured this land to find a girl empowered,
Asked her again why our hearts turned sour,
One and the one till the boy’s devoured,
If you’re gonna learn a song, you gotta sing along,
There’s an English man in every coward,
Money in a jukebox, songs all night
Same fucking bands, too much hype,
Everyone knows, everyone sees fights, everyone drinks in the corner, right.
Everyone knows, they ‘C’ blood type, same rematch, we match a light
I love her, she loves me too, that’s why we get together.
A lot of people round here lost the whites in their eyes
See the lust, inside your heart,
They don’t wanna touch the sky.
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