Saturday, 2 June 2012

This Week's Top 5 Songs XV

Kylie Minogue - Timebomb

I've got one word for you: WHOOP! The Australian Queen of Pop is celebrating her 25 years in the entertainment biz & the release of the new single is part of this celebration. What can I say.....I LOVE it. I'm a casual fan of Kylie's music at best (own several albums from Fever on, have a best-of) but I just adore Kylie as a person...and it's obvious this tiny woman knows how to do a sexy pop song. WHOOP!

The Sound of Arrows - Conquest

The Sound of Arrows have just released a video to this new single of theirs. It's all very fantasy meets sci-fi meets the 80's. Also DeLorean. And naked painted breasts. As for the song itself...I'm in love with the verses. The chorus is fine but the verses sometimes make me O when I listen to this song. God, I love this band so much.

Faye - Water Against The Rocks

More Genius Swedish Pop Music. The are two things I love about this upcoming single: the song itself, and the fact Faye has a surprisingly un-Swedish voice. It's not a norm, obviously, but Swedish pop singers tend to have higher voices...but Faye's is rich and deep. Can't wait for this to come out, so I can buy it.

Scissor Sisters - Somewhere

(sadly no audio available online ATM)

As I already mentioned in my review of Magic Hour, Somewhere is my favourite song on this album. Not quite sure what more to say about it that I haven't already in that review. Great song. Well done, Scisters.

Amanda Palmer - The Bed Song

Perhaps the saddest song every written. Looking forward to listening to the studio version of this song which will appear on Amanda's new album in a few months but the live versions of this song are all pretty stellar and will be hard to top. Most recently Amanda played The Bed Song at the MIT Media Lab webcast and it was amazing.

Here are the full lyrics. I dare for your heart not to bleed out as you listen to this song. I feel like crying just writing about The Bed Song - and I'm not much of a crier when it comes to songs.

Exhibit A: We are friends in a sleeping bag
Splitting the heat we have one filthy pillow to share
And your lips are in my hair

Someone upstairs has a rap that we laugh at
And people are drinking and singing the scarborough fair
On a ukelele dare

Exhibit B: Well we found an apartment
It's not much to look at - A futon on the floor
Dirty desktop for a door
All the decors made of milk crates and duct tape
And if we have sex they can hear us through the floor
But we don't do that anymore

And I lay there wondering what is the matter
Is this a matter of worse or of better
You took the blanket so I took the bed sheet
And I would have held you if you'd only let me

Exhibit C: Look how quaint and how quiet and private
Our pay checks have bought us a condo in town
It's the nicest flat around
You picked a mattress and had it delivered
And I walked upstairs and the sight of it made my heart pound
And I wrapped my arms around me

And I lay there wondering what is the matter
Is this a matter of worse or of better
You walked right past me and straightened the covers
And I would still love you if you wanted a lover

And you said: "All the money in the world
Won't buy a bed so big and wide
To guarantee that you won't accidentally touch me in the night"
Then I said: "You must be right"

Exhibit D: Now we are both mostly paralyzed
Don't know how long we've been lying here in fear
Too afraid to even feel
I find my glasses and you turn the light out
Roll off on your side like you've rolled away for years
Holding back those king-sized tears

And I still don't ask you what is the matter
Is it a matter of worse or of better
You take the heart-failure I'll take the cancer
I've long since stopped wondering why you don't answer

Exhibit E: You can certainly see
How fulfilling a life from the cost and size of stone
Of our final resting home
We got some nice ones right under a cherry tree
You and me lying the only way we know
Side by side and still and cold

And I finally ask you what was the matter
Was this a matter of worse or of better
You stretch your arms out and finally face me
And said

I would have told you if you'd only asked me
you'd only asked me
you'd only asked me

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