Friday, January 19, 2007

Friday Fix.

So, I was at the drug store the other day and noticed that they are already stocked with Valentine’s Day crap. Big hearts in red and pink, hoards of chocolate shaped as kisses and Cupid, and stuffed animals with sappy looking faces holding satin flowers. Come on. It’s retarded. Yes, I’m cynical and bitter. I’m a woman, after all. (As if you needed a reminder of that). In light of all the love and rainbows and puppy dogs that I keep seeing, I thought I would compile a list of songs that are the opposite of everything Valentine’s Day. Plus, I have nothing better to do right now, and the other blog I plan to write takes entirely too much time to do at this very moment. Enjoy.

*Cat Power – “Good Woman” Dear Lord this song is easily on my top list of all time favorite songs. It’s the ultimate “I love you and everything, but it’s not working out. You’re a horrible person when you’re with me and vice versa, so let’s just end it.” Aw. Really, it breaks my heart. I have so been there.

-->Favorite Lyric: “This is why I am lying when I say that I don’t love you no more.”

*Sarah McLachlan – “Path of Thorns” Sarah McLachlan might be the only reason I have a shred of sanity still left from my teenage years, and I know I’ve said that before. This song is no exception, and after just coming into the possession of Mirrorball, I have fallen in love with it again.

-->Favorite Lyric: “Funny how it seems that all I tried to do seemed to make no difference to you at all.”

*Celine Dion – “I Love You, Goodbye” I know that I lose immense amounts of street cred by using Celine Dion, but when I was a young girl just discovering love and all the pain and joy that went with it, I got attached to a few of her songs. This was one. It’s along the same lines as “Good Woman” in content.

-->Favorite Lyric: “I could say that I’ll be all you need, but that would be a crime.”

*The Beatles – “For No One” Oh man, oh man. This one is so freaking good. Typical story of boy who neglects girl, only to come home one day to find that girl no longer loves him. I’m sure this is familiar to many. Ahem.

-->Favorite Lyric: “She wakes up, she makes up, she takes her time and doesn’t feel she has to hurry. She no longer needs you.”

*Bob Dylan – “I Threw It All Away” Dylan is lyrical genius as it is, but this song really lays it out for anyone who has wronged a woman or been wronged.

-->Favorite Lyric: “I once held her in my arms, she said she would always stay, but I was cruel, I treated her like a fool, I threw it all away.”

*Jeff Buckley – “The Last Goodbye” You both know it’s over, and that the last meeting together is really the last one. The feeling is heart wrenching, and so is this song. Buckley always manages to do it, doesn’t he?

-->Favorite Lyric: “Why can't we overcome this wall? Well, maybe it's just because I didn't know you at all.”

*Sinead O’Connor – “Nothing Compares 2 U” Sorry, but the bald lady has to be mentioned. I heard this on the radio on the way to work yesterday. I had almost forgotten how much feeling you can hear in her voice, and how it’s so easily transferred just by listening.

-->Favorite Lyric: “It’s been so lonely without you here, like a bird without a song.”

*Aqualung – “Falling Out of Love” Oh so sad. The realization that you no longer are in love, even when you’re with the person. Ugh.

-->Favorite Lyric: “Feeling alone with you by my side, further and further away.”

*Ray Charles – “Drown in My Own Tears” How can you not feel blue from the blues? That man had soul, and listening to his attempts make it easy for me to slip into the blue that Mr. Charles knew so well.

-->Favorite Lyric: “I’ve cried so much since you’ve been gone, I guess I’m drowning in my own tears.”

*Ani Difranco – “Untouchable Face” Yeah, I heart Ani because she always says things in such a crass manner that’s so honest and heartfelt that you can’t help but to be just as angry as she is. This song rocks.

-->Favorite Lyric: "I see you and I'm so perplexed what was I thinking what will I think of next”

I think ten songs are enough for the day. If you have any that you want to add, please, by all means, comment. Word.

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