Come With Me Now BY KONGOS

I think with my heart and I move with my head

I open my mouth and it’s something I’ve read

I stood at this door before, I’m told

But a part of me knows that I’m growing too old

Confused what I thought with something I felt

Confuse what I feel with something that’s real

I tried to sell my soul last night

Funny, he wouldn’t even take a bite

Come With Me Now by KONGOS

Been hearing this song lately and something about these two verses just grabs me every time.

Fireflies

I heard this song on the radio last week and loved it. Loved it!

Fireflies by Owl City

You would not believe your eyes

if ten million fireflies

lit up the world as I fell asleep,

’cause they fill the open air

and leave teardrops everywhere

you’d think me rude but I would just stand and stare.

I’d like to make myself believe

that Planet Earth turns slowly

it’s hard to say that I’d rather stay awake when I’m asleep

’cause everything is never as it seems.

Got the CD on Saturday and it’s in my car, on my iPod, and on my laptop. I like all the songs on the album. Meteor Shower, Vanilla Twilight, and Cave In are tied for second place after Fireflies. I don’t remember the last time I fell so hard for a song. Go listen!

Code Monkey

In episode 54 of Cast On, Brenda plays a song by Jonathon Coulton called Code Monkey. I love this song! You can listen to it on his website and it is hilarious!

Code Monkey get up get coffee

Code Monkey go to job

Code Monkey have boring meeting

With boring manager Rob

Rob say Code Monkey very dilligent

But his output stink

His code not "functional" or "elegant"

What do Code Monkey think?

Code Monkey think maybe manager want to write god damned login page himself

Code Monkey not say it out loud

Code Monkey not crazy, just proud.

All his music is on the website, thanks to the Creative Commons license. It’s unusual to see an artist happy to do this. You can also buy the separate tracks from several CDs, and there are a bunch of free downloads too.

Exodus

From the mountains high and valleys low,

the ocean through the desert snow,

say goodbye to the friends we know,

this is our exodus, this is our exodus.

From the traffic jams in Tokyo,

new music on the radio,

say goodbye to the world we know,

this is our exodus, this is our exodus.

Utada, Exodus ’04

Utada is the third new artist Pandora has found for us, she’s a Japanese pop singer. Exodus ’04 is a remix, and it’s good. The original track, and the CD it came from, are also good. The CD is in my car, which is the highest praise I can bestow.

Pandora is a web site that picks things to play based on artists and songs you already like, and streams the audio. They encourage independent bands to get their songs in the database, which get played along with the big names. There are ads on the site (but not popups), and they have a hookup with iTunes and Amazon. You hear whole songs, not just snippets. Worth trying out.

(In other music news, Tarkan‘s first English language release in America is coming out on Amazon on April 11th, Come Closer. I love his first album, but it’s a little odd to find yourself singing along in Turkish. What I’ve heard of the new album is good.)

You Had A Bad Day

You stand in the line just to hit a new low,

you fake up a smile with the coffee to go,

you tell me your life’s been way off line,

you’re falling to pieces every time,

and I don’t need no carryin’ on

Cause you had a bad day, you’re taking one down,

you sing a sad song just to turn it around,

you say you don’t know, you tell me don’t lie,

you work at a smile and you go for a ride,

you had a bad day, the camera don’t lie,

you’re coming back down and you really don’t mind,

you had a bad day, you had a bad day.

Daniel Powter, "Bad Day"

Got this song off iTunes last week. It IS a bad day, thanks to car issues. As of last night one car is off the road till it’s fixed. Also the Mac repair is "currently on hold, pending receipt of a needed part." You’d think that the Apple repair centre would have the parts to repair an Apple laptop. Maybe I should play Perfect Day by Hoku on the iPod instead.

Caedmon’s Call

Mystery of Mercy by Caedmon’s Call

from Back Home (2003)

I am the woman at the well, I am the harlot

I am the scattered seed that fell along the path

I am the son that ran away

And I am the bitter son that stayed

My God, my God why hast thou accepted me

When all my love was vinegar to a thirsty King?

My God, my God why hast thou accepted me

It’s a mystery of mercy and the song, the song I sing

Picked up this CD at the weekend, and it’s on my car now. This song really sticks out for me.

Heaven

Found the lyrics to this song I heard on the radio by Live, it’s called Heaven. This isn’t the whole song, I left off the bit at the end.

You don’t need no friends

Get back your faith again

You have the power to believe.

Another dissident

Take back your evidence

It has no power to deceive.

I’ll believe it when I see it for myself.

I don’t need no one to tell me about heaven

I look at my daughter, and I believe.

I don’t need no proof when it comes to God and truth

I can see the sunset and I perceive.

I sit with them all night

Everything they say is right

But in the morning they were wrong.

I’ll be right by your side

Come hell or water high

Down any road you choose to roam.

I’ll believe it when I see it for myself.

I don’t need no one to tell me about heaven

I look at my daughter, and I believe.

I don’t need no proof when it comes to God and truth

I can see the sunset and I perceive.

Darling, I believe, Oh Lord

Sometimes it’s hard to breathe, Lord

At the bottom of the sea, yeah yeah

I’ll believe it when I see it for myself.

I love this part: "I don’t need no one to tell me about heaven, I look at my daughter, and I believe. I don’t need no proof when it comes to God and truth, I can see the sunset and I perceive."