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1. Films About Ghosts: The Best Of... - Counting Crows
Counting Crows - She Don't Want Nobody Near



She don't want nobody near
But you can't get away from that
They appear and disappear
And they all get a string attached

Pretty soon they got you hanging on the line
Pretty soon they're singing one by one the same old rhyme
They say, "I'm alright, I just can't get home tonight"

She don't want nobody home
'Cause it's a little too crowded then
But she don't wanna be alone
So they just keep pouring in

Pretty soon they got her headed for the door
She comes home to fin
That they're not hanging around no more
She says "I'm alright, you just can't get home tonight"

Don't you wonder what she looks like in the light?
She says "I'm alright, I just can't get home tonight"

Pretty whitewashed lies, endless alibis
And the reasons that need cleaning every night
Half a world away
You can't wash away the stain of the deceiving
And the things that you cannot believe, and well

She don't want no one around
'Cause she don't want anybody to see
What she looks like when she's down
'Cause that's a really sad place to be

Pretty soon she gets them crawling up the walls
Then she wonders why they beg her please to never call
She says, "I'm ok. It's alright. Hey, look who's on TV tonight"
She says, "I'm alright, I just can't get home tonight"

Don't you wonder why it's dark outside at night?
She says, "I'm alright, I just can't get home tonight"


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2. The Shepherd's Dog - Iron & Wine
Iron & Wine - Boy With a Coin



Boy with a coin he found in the weeds
With bullets and pages of trade magazines
Close to a car that flipped on the turn
When God left the ground to circle the world

Girl with a bird she found in the snow
That flew up her gown and that's how she knows
If God made her eyes for crying at birth
Then left the ground to circle the Earth

Boy with a coin he crammed in his jeans
Then making a wish he tossed in the sea
Walked to a town that all of us burn
When God left the ground to circle the world



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3. Surfacing - Sarah Mclachlan
Sarah Mclachlan - Building a Mystery



You come out at night
That's when the energy comes
And the dark side's light
And the vampires roam
You strut your rasta wear
And your suicide poem
And a cross from a faith that died
Before Jesus came
You're building a mystery

You live in a church
Where you sleep with voodoo dolls
And you won't give up the search
For the Ghost in the halls
You wear sandals in the snow
And a smile that won't wash away
Can you look out the window
Without your shadow getting in the way?

You're so beautiful
With an edge and charm
And so careful
When I'm in your arms

Cause you're working
Building a mystery
Holding on and holding it in
Yeah you're working
Building a mystery
And choosing so carefully

You woke up screaming aloud
A prayer from your secret god
But you feed off our fears
And hold back your tears, oh
You give us a tantrum
And a know it all grin
Just when we need one
When the evening's thin

You're so beautiful
A beautiful fucked up man
You're setting up your
Razor-wire shrine

Cause you're working
Building a mystery
Holding on and holding it in
Yeah you're working
Building a mystery
And choosing so carefully

Ooh you're working
Building a mystery
Holding on and holding it in
Yeah you're working
Building a mystery
And choosing so carefully

Yeah you're working
Building a mystery
Holding on and holding it in
Yeah you're working
Building a mystery
And choosing so carefully

You're building a mystery

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4. No Control - Bad Religion
Bad Religions - I Want to Conquer the World



Hey brother Christian with your high and mighty errand
Your actions speak so loud I can't hear a word you're saying
Hey sister bleeding heart with all of your compassion
Your labors soothe the hurt but can't assuage temptation

Hey man of science with your perfect rules of measure
Can you improve this place with the data that you gather?
Hey mother mercy can your loins bear fruit forever?
Is your fecundity a trammel or a treasure?

I want to conquer the world
Give all the idiots a brand new religion
Put an end to poverty, uncleanliness and toil
Promote equality in all of my decisions
With a quick wink of the eye and a "God you must be joking!"

Hey mister diplomat with your worldly aspirations
Did you see your children cry when you left them at the station?
Hey moral soldier you're got righteous proclamation
And precious tomes to fuel your pulpy conflagrations

I want to conquer the world
Give all the idiots a brand new religion
Put an end to poverty, uncleanliness and toil
Promote equality in all of my decisions

I want to conquer the world
Expose the culprits and feed them to the children
Do away with air pollution
And then I'll save the whales
We'll have peace on Earth
And global communion

I want to conquer the world

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5. Blood Bank - Bon Iver
Bon Iver - Blood Bank



Well I met you at the blood bank
We were looking at the bags
Wondering if any of the colors
Matched any of the names we knew on the tags

You said "See look that's yours!
Stacked on top with your brother's
See how they resemble one another's
Even in their plastic little covers"

And I said I know it well

That secret that you know
But you don't know how to tell
It fucks with your honor
And it teases your head
But you know that it's good girl
'Cause it's running you with red

Then the snow started falling
We were stuck out in your car
You were rubbing both my hands
Chewing on a candy bar

You said "Ain't this just like the present
To be showing up like this"
As a moon waned to crescent
We started to kiss

And I said I know it well

That secret that we know
That we don't know how to tell
I'm in love with your honor
I'm in love with your cheeks
What's that noise up the stairs babe?
Is that Christmas morning creaks?

And I know it well
I know it well

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6. Garlands - Cocteau Twins
Cocteau Twins - Perhaps Some Other Aeon



Perhaps some other animal
Perhaps some other aeon

A change of head in hole
Oh well, if he shaves his headdress

Perhaps some other animal
Perhaps some other aeon

I was near when you died at birth
I was near when you were born in death
I've felt the faces within you
It is a more sacred sin then on this list
And on the way there

Perhaps some other animal
Perhaps some other aeon

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7. Heaven Or Las Vegas - Cocteau Twins
Cocteau Twins - Hazel



Oh, on the phone
No, not grapevine
Ti-tinted (ta-tattletale)
And on the phone

Tinted
Eight ball

Oh, on the phone
No, not grapevine
Ti-tinted (ta-tattletale)
And on the phone

Julie outside

Tinted
Eight ball

Oh, on the phone
No, not grapevine
Ti-tinted (ta-tattletale)
And on the phone

Julie outside
It's a scuttle
I'm a cheater
Julie outside

Oh, I slammed sleighs to him
No, not grapevine
Ti-tinted
I slammed the sleighs down

Tinted
Eight ball

Julie outside
As a scuttle
Your playground
Across you
Julie outside
In vagrance
Playground
Julie outside
I won't need you
Julie outside


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8. Little Earthquakes - Tori Amos
Tori Amos - Precious Things



So I ran faster
But it caught me here
Yes my loyalties turned
Like my ankle
In the seventh grade
Running after Billy
Running after the rain

These precious things
Let them bleed
Let them wash away
These precious things
Let them break their hold over me

He said you're really an ugly girl
Buy I like the way you play
And I died
But I thanked him
Can you believe that?
Sick, holding on to his picture
Dressing up every day
I want to smash the faces
Of those beautiful boys
Those Christian boys
So you can make me cum that doesn't make you Jesus

These precious things
Let them bleed
Let them wash away
These precious things
Let them break their hold over me

I remember
Yes in my peach party dress
No one dared
No one cared
To tell me where the pretty girls are
Those demigods
With their nine inch nails and little fascist panties tucked inside the heart
Of every nice girl

These precious things
Let them bleed
Let them wash away
These precious things
Let them break
Let them wash away
These precious things
Let them bleed now
Let them wash away
These precious things
Let them break their hold over me

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9. Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison
Van Morrison - Wild Night



As you brush your shoes
Stand before the mirror
As you comb your hair
Grab your coat and hat

And you walk wet streets
Trying to remember
All the wild night breezes
In your memory ever

And everything looks so complete
When you're walking out on the street
And the wind catches your feet
Sends you flying, crying

Ooh-ooh wee
Wild night is calling
ooh-ooh wee
Wild night is calling

All the girls walk by
Dressed up for each other
And the boys do the boogie-woogie
On the corner of the street

And the people passing by
Stare in wild wonder
And the inside jukebox
Roars out just like thunder

And everything looks so complete
When you walk out on the street
And the wind catches your feet
And sends you flying, crying

Ooh-Ooh wee
Wild night is calling
Ooh-ooh wee
Wild night is calling

Well the wild night is calling
The wild night is calling

Come on out and dance
Come on out and make romance
Come on out and dance
Come on out, make romance

Wild night is calling
Wild night is calling

Come on out and dance
Come on out and make romance
Come on out and dance
Come on out and make romance


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10. Blowin' Your Mind! - Van Morrison
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl



Hey where did we go
Days when the rains came
Down in the hollow
Playing a new game
Laughing and a-running, hey, hey
Skipping and a-jumping
In the misty morning fog
With out hearts a-thumping

And you, my brown eyed girl
You my brown eyed girl

And whatever happened
To Tuesday and so slow
Going down the old mine
With a transistor radio
Standing in the sunlight laughing
Hiding behind a rainbow's wall
Slipping and a-sliding
All along the waterfall

With you, my brown eyed girl
You my brown eyed girl

Do you remember when
We used to sing
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da
Just like that
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da
La te da

So hard to find my way
Now that I'm all on my own
I saw you just the other day
My, how you have grown
Cast my memory back there, Lord
Sometimes I'm overcome thinking about it
Making love in the green grass
Behind the stadium

With you, my brown eyed girl
You my brown eyed girl

Do you remember when
We used to sing
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da
Bit by bit by bit by bit by bit by bit
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da




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11. Recovering the Satellites - Counting Crows
Counting Crows - Angels of the Silences



Well I guess you left me with some feathers in my hand
Did it make it any easier to leave me where I stand?
I guess there might not be too many who would stand beside you now
Where'd you come from? Where am I going?
Why'd you leave me 'til I'm only good for

Waiting for you
All my sins
I said that I would pay for them if I could come back to you
All my innocence is wasted on the dead and dreaming

Every night these silhouettes appear above my head
Little angels of the silences that climb into my bed and whisper
Every time I fall asleep
Every time I dream
"Did you come? Would you lie?
Why'd you leave us 'til we're only good for

Waiting for you"
All my sins
I said that I would pay for them if I could come back to you
All my innocence is wasted on the dead and dreaming

I dream of Michelangelo when I'm lying in my bed
Little angels hang above my head and read me like an open book
And suck my blood, break my nerve, offer me their arms
Well I will not be an enemy of anything
I'll only stand here

Waiting for you
All my sins
I said that I would pay for them if I could come back to you
All my innocence is wasted on the dead and dreaming

I'm gone, I'm gone, I believe today I'm gone
I'm gone, I'm gone, take me away I'm gone
I'm gone, I'm gone, got to leave today
I'm gone, I'm gone, I'm gone, I'm gone

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12. No Substance - Bad Religion
Bad Religion - The Voracious March of Godliness



Since the start of the 17th century
There's been the scent of unseasoned wood burning in the air
And the conquest of nature meant nothing at all
While we betray exception we take all that's there

But motives are translucent in the reflection of shame
The actions ghostly remnants of our ancestral ways
And unwittingly you just take your place in this parade
The voracious march of Godliness makes us all the same anyway

Since the dawn of our human family
There's been concentrated sepsis blowing in the breeze
And we turned on each other with ferocity
Desperation, forced, without reprieve

But the missions were misguided and the trammeled led astray
The air resounds with thunder as the victor seized the day
And the haunting voice of history lives ignored but not betrayed
The voracious march of Godliness will get us close to Heaven one day


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13. The Shepherd's Dog - Iron and Wine
Iron & Wine - White Tooth Man



Said the plain clothes cop to the beauty queen
"I've seen nothing but a spoke in a wheel"
So she gave up her crown to a kid with a crutch
And they both felt cheated after closing the deal
And the white tooth man, I ran with him
Got all cut up from pissing out in the weeds
And a fight upstate with a broken blade
And a wife whose finger never wanted a ring

Said the plain clothes cop to the Indian Chief
"I've made nothing but an honest mistake"
The postman cried while reading the mail
And we all got trampled in the Christmas parade
And the white tooth man who sold me a gun
A map of Canaan and a government bond
Said, "I love this town but it ain't the same"
The ski mask ripped as he was putting it on

Said the plain clothes cop to the Holy Ghost
"I've heard nothing if it wasn't the wind"
And we all got sick on a strip club meal
While the statehouse was frying all the witches again
So the white tooth man with his kids in the car
And a wad of money that was already spent
Said, "I love my dog but she just ran away
She'll keep running like the world never ends"

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14. Recipe for Hate - Bad Religion
Bad Religion - American Jesus



I don't need to be a global citizen
'Cause I'm blessed by nationality
I'm a member of a growing populace
We enforce our popularity

There are things that seem to pull us under and
There are things that drag us down
But there's a power and a vital presence
It's lurking all around

We've got the American Jesus
See him on the interstate
We've got the American Jesus
He helped build the president's estate

I feel sorry for the Earth's population
'Cause so few live in the U.S.A.
At least the foreigners can copy our morality
They can visit but they cannot stay

Only precious few can garner our prosperity
It makes us walk with renewed confidence
We got a place to go when we die
And the Architect resides right here

We've got the American Jesus
Bolstering national faith
We've got the American Jesus
Overwhelming millions every day

He's the farmer's barren fields, the force the army wields
Expressions on the faces of the starving millions
The power of the man, the fuel that drives the klan
He's the motive and the conscience of the murderer

He's the preacher on TV, the false sincerity
The form letter that's written by the big computers
The nuclear bombs, the kids with no moms
And I'm fearful that He's inside me

(In God we trust
Because He's one of us
Break down, cave in
He can redeem your sin

Strong heart, clear mind
And infinitely kind
You lose, we win
He is our champion)

We've got the American Jesus
See him on the interstate
We've got the American Jesus
Exercising his authority

We've got the American Jesus
Bolstering national faith
We've got the American Jesus
Overwhelming millions every day

One nation, under God
One nation, under God

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15. Around the Well - Iron & Wine
Iron & Wine - Serpent Charmer



There's a woman hater with a broken record player
And a dusty compass off to map the country's new behavior
Strange words and we all roll back into the river
Brave boys in the empty coats of men

There's a kitchen timer, distractions and reminders
Rolly-pollies slowly crawling 'cross your family china
Strange words and we all roll back into the river
And dead dogs only want to live again

There's a serpent charmer, pair of shoes in wander
Speeding ticket you got leading that last lamb to slaughter
Strange words and we all roll back into the river
Good girls come and kick you in the shin

There's a hopeful hunter with a helpless sense of wonder
And a million claw marks on the rock he hid his money under
Strange words and we all roll back into the river
And made men only want to live again

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16. Trouble Will Find Me - The National
The National - Don't Swallow the Cap



Gold light breaks behind the houses
I don’t see what’s strange about this
Tiny bubbles hang above me
It’s a sign that someone loves me
I can hardly stand upright
Hit my head upon the light
I have faith but don’t believe it
It's not there enough to leave it

Everything I love is on the table
Everything I love is out to sea

I have only two emotions
Careful fear and dead devotion
I can’t get the balance right
With all my marbles in the fight
I see all the ones I went for
All the things I had it in for
I won’t cry until I hear
'Cause I was not supposed to be here

Everything I love is on the table
Everything I love is out to sea
I’m not alone
I’ll never be
And to the bone
I’m evergreen

I’m tired, I’m freezing, I’m done
When it gets so late I forget everyone
I need somewhere to stay
Don’t think anybody I know is awake
Calm down, it’s alright
Keep my arms the rest of the night
When they ask what do I see
I say a bright white beautiful heaven hanging over me

I’m not alone
I’ll never be
And to the bone
I’m evergreen
And if you want (dead seriously)
To see me cry (don’t swallow the cap)
Play ‘Let It Be’ (pat yourself on the back)
Or ‘Nevermind’ (dead seriously)

Is it time to leave? Is it time to think about
What I wanna say to the girls at the door
I need somewhere to be
But I can’t get around the river in front of me
Calm down, it’s alright
Lead my arms the rest of the night
When they ask what do I see
I say a bright white beautiful heaven hanging over me

I’m not alone (dead seriously)
I’ll never be (don’t swallow the cap)
And to the bone (pat yourself on the back)
I’m evergreen (dead seriously)
And if you want (dead seriously)
To see me cry (don’t swallow the cap)
Play ‘Let It Be’ (pat yourself on the back)
Or ‘Nevermind’ (dead seriously)

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17. Noble Beast - Andrew Bird_III
Andrew Bird - Anonanimal



I see a sea anemone
The enemy
See a sea anemone
And that'll be the end of me

While the vicious fish was caught unawares in the tenderest of tendrils
Underneath her tender gills

I will become this animal
Perfectly adapted to the music halls
I will become this animal
Anomalous appendages
A non-animal

Hold on just a second
Don't tell me this one you know
I know this one I know this song
I know this one I love this song
Hold on just a second
Don't tell me this one you know
I know this one I know this song
I know this one I love this song
I know this one

Underneath the stalactites
The troglobites lost their sight
Uh oh

The seemingly innocuous plecostomus
Though posthumous
They talk to us
They talk too much

See a sea anemone
The enemy
See a sea anemone
That'll be the end of me
Vicious fish was caught unawares
In the tenderest tendrils
Underneath her tender gills and

I will become this animal
Perfectly adapted to a music hall
I will become this animal

Anomalous appendages
A non-animal

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18. Armchair Apocrypha - Andrew Bird_III
Andrew Bird - Heretics



Born host to a tongue
So sing a song about it
Held our breath for too long
‘Til we're half sick about it
Tell us what we did wrong
And you can blame us for it
Turn a clamp on our thumbs
We'll sew a doll about it
And tell us all about it

How ‘bout some credit now
Where credit is due
For the damage that we've done?
Wrought upon ourselves and others
With a slow and vicious gun
And although pratfalls can be fun
Encores can be fatal
And then I hear you say

"Thank God it's fatal
Thank God it's fatal
Not shy
Not shy of fatal
Not shy of fatal
Thank God"

Wait just a second now
It's not all that bad
Don't you count out the sun.
You're making mountains of handkerchiefs
Where the mascara always runs
So be careful when you're done
You're bound to get post-nasal
What, did I just hear you say?

"Thank God it's fatal"
We don't want to hear the sound of a door
And we don't want to read the signs that you bore
You know, the kind of sign you hang on the door
Saying, "we'll be back," what a crack
Now don't you think we might have heard that before?

Born host to a tongue
So sing a song about it
Held our breath for too long
‘Til we're half sick about it
Tell us what we did wrong
And you can blame us for it
Turn a clamp on our thumbs
We'll sew a doll about it

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19. Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes - Propagandhi
Propagandhi - Purina Hall of Fame



Sleeping masters roused to burning homes from beds
Steeping toddlers plucked from their watery deaths
Ribbons, plaques, and soft-soap are the ephemeral rewards
Paid to the slaves whose selfless acts accord

A higher value to their masters
While parting gifts (bolt pistols)
Console the rest, the remainder

Too bad the tribute's paid to lives that relegate these thrones
To lives spent valuing the runners-up, are known
To be neither fleeting nor desirable, but nothing surprises me these days
I just sit and watch the boxcars roll by and wait

Patient
Unattended
So patient
So unattended

A package under
A terminal bench and
A short fuse to scatter
Steady hands if I forget to remember

That better lives have
Been lived in
The margins and
Locked in the prisons
And lost on the gallows
Than have ever been enshrined in palaces

It's not your fault
There's nothing you can do
It's just the way it is
There's nothing we can do

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20. Potemkin City Limits - Propagandhi
Propagandhi - America's Army



"Die Jugend marschiert mit frohem Gesang
Bei Sonnenschein und Regen
Die Jugend marschiert mit sieghaftem Drang
Dem großen Ziel entgegen
Wir stürmen die Welt, geh'n fest unser'n Schritt
Wer jung ist der fügt sich freilich mit
Die Jugend marschiert, kein Pfad ist zu steil
dem Siege entgegen zu eil'n
Sieg Heil!"

Welcome to the offices of
Economic and Manpower Analyses
Here at our historic and sprawling
West Point Academy campus!
My name is Mindy!
It is my distinct pleasure
To introduce you to a father
A loving father of three
(And a champion of the sanctioned
Use of armed force
In pursuit of policy objectives)
Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for
The project director of our newest recruitment strategy
Our mission to staff future combat systems
Through current technologies
Without any further ado
I give to you Colonel Casey Wardynski

Thank you! Let me begin
With some sentimental appeals to our national myths
Assorted cliches coined by the state
Ideological shorthand meant to sweep your private doubts away
Of this virtual training course
This portal, this Trojan Horse
That you living idiots paid for
And actually rolled into
Your own kids' rooms

Did I just say that out loud?
Oh well it's not like it's something new
It's just the logical extension of
The decades of bilge water that you
Have let us pump into your homes
The pink noise that hums away
In the background while you run
The gauntlet we force on you everyday
The billowing candy floss
That helps to soften the blows
Deep down you've always known
Your children already belong
To us so why don't you
cut the outraged parent routine
Shut your mouth and get back in your seat

Your children already belong
To us. What are you? You will pass on
And they won't know a fucking thing
But this 'community,' this real life Ender's Game
Forget what you think you know
Forget what you think you know

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21. The Art Of Drowning - AFI
AFI - Days of the Phoenix



I remember when
I was told of story of crushed velvet, candle wax and dried up flowers
The figure on the bed
All dressed up in roses, calling, beckoning to sleep, offering a dream

Words were as mystical as purring animals
The circle of rage, the ghosts on the stage appeared
The time was so tangible, I'll never let it go
Ghost stories handed down reached secret tunnels below

No one could see me

I fell into yesterday
Our dreams seemed not far away
I want to, I want to, I want to stay
I fell into fantasy

Words were as mystical as purring animals
The circle of rage, the ghosts on the stage appeared
The time was so tangible, I'll never let it go
Ghost stories handed down reached secret tunnels below

No one could see me

I fell into yesterday
Our dreams seemed not far away
I want to, I want to, I want to stay
I fell into fantasy

The girl on the wall always waited for me
And she was always smiling
The teenage death boys, the teenage death girls
And everyone was dancing

Nothing could touch us then, no one could change us then
Everyone was dancing
Nothing could hurt us then, no one could see us then
Everyone was dancing

No one could see me

I fell into yesterday
Our dreams seemed not far away
I want to, I want to, I want to stay
I fell into fantasy

Our dreams seemed not far away
I fell into fantasy

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22. The Creek Drank the Cradle - Iron & Wine
Iron & Wine - Upward Over the Mountain



Mother don't worry, I killed the last snake that lived in the creek bed
Mother don't worry, I've got some money I saved for the weekend
Mother remember being so stern with that girl who was with me?
Mother remember the blink of an eye when I breathed through your body?

So may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten
Sons are like birds, flying upward over the mountain

Mother I made it up from the bruise on the floor of this prison
Mother I lost it, all of the fear of the Lord I was given
Mother forget me now that the creek drank the cradle you sang to
Mother forgive me, I sold your car for the shoes that I gave you

So may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten
Sons could be birds, taken broken up to the mountain

Mother don't worry, I've got a coat and some friends on the corner
Mother don't worry, she's got a garden we're planting together
Mother remember the night that the dog had her pups in the pantry?
Blood on the floor, fleas on their paws, and you cried till the morning

So may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten
Sons are like birds, flying always over the mountain

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23. August & Everything After - Counting Crows
Counting Crows - Anna Begins



My friend assures me, "It's all or nothing"
I am not worried, I am not overly concerned
My friend implores me, "For one time only
Make an exception"
I am not worried
Wrap her up in a package of lies, send her off to a coconut island
I am not worried, I am not overly concerned about the status of my emotions
"Oh," she says, "you're changing"

We're always changing
It does not bother me to say this isn't love
'Cause if you don't want to talk about it then it isn't love
And I guess I'm gonna have to live with that
But I'm sure there's something in a shade of gray or something in between
And I can always change my name, if that's what you mean

My friend assures me, "It's all or nothing"
But I am not really worried, I am not overly concerned
You try to tell yourself the things you try to tell yourself
To make yourself forget, to make yourself forget
I am not worried
"If it's love," she said, "then we're going to have to think about the consequences"
And she can't stop shaking and I can't stop touching her

And this time when kindness falls like rain, it washes her away
And Anna begins to change her mind
"These seconds when I'm shaking leave me shuddering for days," she says
And I'm not ready for this sort of thing

But I'm not gonna break and I'm not gonna worry about it anymore
I'm not gonna bend and I'm not gonna break,
I'm not going to worry about it anymore

It seems like I should say, "as long as this is love"
But it's not all that easy so maybe I should
Snap her up in a butterfly net, pin her down on a photograph album
I am not worried, I've done this sort of thing before
But then I start to think about the consequences
And I don't get no sleep in a quiet room

And then this time when kindness falls like rain
It washes me away and Anna begins to change my mind
Every time she sneezes I believe it's love
And, Oh Lord, I'm not ready for this sort of thing

She's talking in her sleep, it's keeping me awake
And Anna begins to toss and turn
And every word is nonsense but I understand
And, Oh Lord, I'm not ready for this sort of thing

Her kindness bangs a gong
It's moving me along
And Anna begins to fade away
It's chasing me away
She disappears and
Oh Lord, I'm not ready for this sort of thing

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24. Alligator [VINYL] - The National
The National - Karen



Karen, I'm not taking sides
I don't think I'll ever do that again
I'll end up winning and I won't know why
I'm really trying to shine here, I'm really trying
You're changing clothes and closing windows on me all the time

Well, whatever you do, listen, you better wait for me
No, I wouldn't go out alone into America
Whatever you do
Listen, you better wait for me
No, I wouldn't go out alone

Karen, we should call your father, maybe it's just a phase
He'll know the trick to get a wayward soul to change his ways
It's a common fetish for a doting man
To ballerina on the coffee table cock in hand

Well, whatever you do
Listen, you better wait for me
No, I wouldn't go out alone into America
Whatever you do
Listen, you better wait for me
No, I wouldn't go out alone

Without warm water in my head
All I see is black and white and red
I feel mechanical and thin
Hear me play my violin again
I'm living in the target's shoes
All I see is black and white and blue.
Idle, idle, idle, idle, protect the nest
Protect the title

Karen, put me in a chair, fuck me and make me a drink
I've lost direction, and I'm past my peak
I'm telling you this isn't me
No, this isn't me
Karen, believe me, you just haven't seen my good side yet

Well, whatever you do
Listen, you better wait for me
No, I wouldn't go out alone into America
Whatever you do
Listen, you better wait for me
No, I wouldn't go out alone

Without warm water in my head
All I see is black and white and red
I feel mechanical and thin
Hear me play my violin again
I'm living in the target's shoes
All I see is black and white and blue
Idle, idle, idle, idle, protect the nest
Protect the title

I must be me, I'm in my head
Black birds are circling my bed
I must be me, I must be me
Black feathers are falling on my feet
Idle, idle, idle, idle, protect the nest
Protect the title
Idle, idle, idle, idle, protect the nest
Protect the title

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25. Shepherd's Dog - Iron & Wine
Iron & Wine - House by the Sea



There is a house by the sea
Two jealous sisters there waiting for me
And one is laid on the floor
And one is changing the locks on her doors

But I've been buying their time on my knees
And I've been selling them blankets to bleed on

Around the house by the sea
The scent of roses and raspberry leaves
And there is smoke in my clothes
Too much time with just smoke in my nose

But I've been making the meaning they lack
And I've been burning that book they come back to

There is a house by the sea
And an ocean between it and me
And like the shape of a wave
The jealous sisters will sing on my grave

I've been living to run where they've led
And I've been dying to rise from their bed

But I've been sparing my neck from their chain
And they've been changing the sound of my name
And I've been swimming to them in my sleep
But I've been dreaming our love and our freedom


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26. Trouble Will Find Me [VINYL] - The National
The National - Sea of Love



Oh, you say you love me Joe
How am I supposed to know?
When you go under the waves
What am I supposed to say?

I see people on the floor
They slide into the sea
Can't stay here anymore
We're turning into fiends

If I stay here trouble will find me
If I stay here I'll never leave
If I stay here trouble will find me
I believe

Joe, I'll always think of you
As the kind of child who knew
This was never gonna last
Joe, you fell so fast

Hey Joe, sorry I hurt you, but they say love is a virtue don't they?
Hey Joe, sorry I hurt you, but they say love is a virtue don't they?
Hey Joe, sorry I hurt you, but they say love is a virtue don't they?
Hey Joe, sorry I hurt you, but they say love is a virtue don't they?

I see people on the floor
They slide into the sea
Can't stay here anymore
We're turning into fiends

I see you rushing down
Tell me how to reach you
I see you rushing down
What did Harvard teach you?

I see you rushing down
Tell me how to reach you
I see you rushing down
What did Harvard teach you?

I see you rushing down (don't drag me in)
Tell me how to reach you
I see you rushing down (don't drag me in)
What did Harvard teach you


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27. August and Everything After - Counting Crows
Counting Crows - Mr. Jones



Sha la la la la la la, hmm, uh huh
I was down at the New Amsterdam
Staring at this yellow-haired girl
Mr. Jones strikes up a conversation
With a black-haired flamenco dancer
You know she dances while his father plays guitar
So she's suddenly beautiful
And we all want something beautiful
Man I wish I was beautiful

So come dance this silence down through the morning
Sha la la la la la la la yeah, uh huh yeah
Curl up, Maria! Show me some of that Spanish dancing
And pass me a bottle, Mr. Jones
Believe in me,
Help me believe in anything
'Cause I, I wanna be someone who believes, yeah

Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales
And we stare at the beautiful women
"She's looking at you. Ah, no, no, she's looking at me"
Smiling in the bright lights
Coming through in stereo
When everybody loves you, you can never be lonely

Well, I'm gonna paint my picture
Paint myself in blue and red and black and gray
All of the beautiful colors are very very meaningful
Yeah, well you know gray is my favorite color
I felt so symbolic yesterday
If I knew Picasso
I would buy myself a gray guitar and play

Mr. Jones and me look into the future
Yeah, we stare at the beautiful women
"She's looking at you. I don't think so. She's looking at me"
Standing in the spotlight
I bought myself a gray guitar
When everybody loves me, I will never be lonely

I wanna be a lion
Everybody wants to pass as cats
We all wanna be big, big stars
Yeah but we've got different reasons for that
Believe in me because I don't believe in anything
And I want to be someone to believe

Mr. Jones and me stumbling through the barrio
Yeah we stare at the beautiful women
"She's perfect for you, Man, there's got to be somebody for me"
I wanna be Bob Dylan
Mr. Jones wishes he was someone just a little more funky
When everybody loves you, son
That's just about as funky as you can be

Mr. Jones and me staring at the video
When I look at the television
I wanna see me staring right back at me
We all wanna be big stars
But we don't know why and we don't know how
But when everybody loves me
I wanna be just about as happy as I could be
Mr. Jones and me, we're gonna be big stars


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28. Karma - Delerium
Delerium featuring Sarah Mclachlan - Silence



Give me release
Witness me
I am outside
Give me peace

Heaven holds a sense of wonder
And I wanted to believe
That I'd get caught up
When the rage in me subsides

In this white wave
I am sinking
In this silence
In this white wave
In this silence
I believe

I can't help this longing
Comfort me
I can't hold it all in
If you won't let me

Heaven holds a sense of wonder
And I wanted to believe
That I'd get caught up
When the rage in me subsides

In this white wave
I am sinking
In this silence
In this white wave
In this silence
I believe

I have seen you
In this white wave
You are silent
You are breathing
In this white wave
I am free


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29. Alligator - The National
The National - All the Wine



I'm put together beautifully
Big wet bottle in my fists, big wet rose in my teeth
I'm a perfect piece of ass
Like every Californian
So tall I take over the street
With high-beams shining on my back
A wingspan unbelievable
I'm a festival, I'm a parade

And all the wine is all for me
And all the wine is all for me
And all the wine is all for me

I'm a birthday candle in a circle of black girls
God is on my side
'Cause I'm the child bride
I'm so sorry but the motorcade will have to go around me this time
'Cause God is on my side
And I'm the child bride

And all the wine is all for me
And all the wine is all for me
And all the wine is all for me

I carry the dollhouse safe on my shoulders
Through the black city, nightlights are on in the corners
And everyone's sleeping upstairs
All safe and sound

All safe and sound
I won't let the psychos around
All safe and sound
I won't let the psychos around

I'm in a state, I'm in a state
Nothing can touch us, my love
I'm in a state, I'm in a state
Nothing can touch us, my love

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30. Joanna Newsom & The Ys Street Band E.P. - Joanna Newsom
Joanna Newsom - Colleen



I'll tell it as I best know how
And that's the way it was told to me
I must have been a thief or a whore
Then surely was thrown overboard
Where they say
I came this way from the deep blue sea

It picked me up and tossed me round
I lost my shoes and tore my gown
I forgot my name
And drowned

Then woke up with the surf a-pounding
It seemed I had been run aground

Well they took me in and shod my feet
And taught me prayers for chastity
And said my name would be Colleen
And I was blessed among all women
To have forgotten everything

And as the weeks and months ensued
I tried to make myself of use
I tilled and planted, but could not produce
Not root, nor leaf, nor flower, nor bean; Lord
It seemed I overwatered everything

And I hate the sight of that empty air
Like stepping for a missing stair
And falling forth forever blindly
Cannot grab hold of anything
No, not I, most blessed among Colleens

I dream some nights of a funny sea
as soft as a newly born baby

It cries for me pitifully
And I dive for my child with a wildness in me
And am so sweetly there received

But last night came a different dream
A gray and sloping-shouldered thing
Said "What's cinched 'round your waist, Colleen?
Is that my very own baleen?
No! Have you forgotten everything?"

This morning 'round the cape at dawn
Some travelers sailed into town
With scraps for sale and the saddest songs
And a book of pictures, leather-bound, that
Showed a whale with a tusk a meter long

Well, I asked the man who showed it me
"What is the name of that strange beast?"
He said its name translated roughly to
He-Who-Easily-Can-Curve-Himself-Against-The-Sky

And I am without words
He says, "My lady looks perturbed
(The light is in your eyes, Colleen)"
I said, "Whatever can you mean?"
He leaned in and said
"You ain't forgotten everything"

"You dare to speak a lady's name?"
He said, "My lady is mistaken
I would not speak your name in this place
And if I were to try then the wind I swear
Would rise to tear you clean from me without a trace"

"Have you come, then, to rescue me?"
He laughed and said, "From what, 'Colleen'?"
You dried and dressed most willingly
You corseted and caught the dread disease
By which one comes to know such peace"

Well, it's true that I came to know such things as
The laws which govern property
And herbs to feed the babes that wean
And the welting weight for every season
But still
I don't know any goddamned "Colleen"

Then dive down there with the lights to lead
That seem to shine from everything
Down to the bottom of the deep blue sea
Down where your heart beats so slow
And you never in your life have felt so free
Will you come down there with me?
Down where our bodies start to seem like
Artifacts of some strange dream
Which afterwards you can't decipher
And so, soon, have forgotten
Everything



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31. Kiss Each Other Clean - Iron & Wine
Iron & Wine - Rabbit Will Run



Last I saw mother she rose from her chair
When they caught me I'd just finished combing my hair
'Cause a rabbit will run and the colt hasn't long with the mare

We've all learned the earth while we've carried the throne
We dove under the rivers and under our clothes
And I still have a prayer as sure as my settling bones

Last I saw mother she covered my ears
When they caught me I offered the captain a beer
'Cause the rabbit will run and the lion has nothing to fear

We bricked up the garden and know what it means
And we've all kissed a virgin as if she were clean
And I still have a prayer despite all the colors I've seen

And judgment is just like a cup that we share
I'll jump over the wall and I'll wait for you there
Well past the weeds in our vision of things to come

We've all heard the rooster and all been denied
And we've seen through the haze and the spit in our eyes
And I still have a prayer, a well-weathered word to the wise

Last I saw mother she smelled like a rose
When they caught me, the captain, he opened my nose
'Cause the rabbit will run and the wind takes a bird where it blows

We've all traded lovers and woke up alone
And we've clapped for the king though our fingers were cold
And I still have a prayer 'cause I love what I cannot control

Last I saw mother she acted surprised
When they caught me, the captain, he cried like a child
'Cause the rabbit will run, good dogs together go wild

We've all lived in grace at the end of the day
And we've armed all the children we thought we betrayed
And I still have a prayer but too few occasions to pray

And judgment is just like a cup that we share
I'll jump over the wall and I'll wait for you there
Well past the weeds in our vision of things to come

And we've all found a reason for hiding a gun
And we've helped out a few if we've hurt anyone
And I still have a prayer and, so be it, I've done what I've done

Last I saw mother, she blew me a kiss
When they caught me, the cuffs cut the blood from my wrist
'Cause the rabbit will run and the pig has to lay in it's piss

We've all given half to the hand in our face
We've all taken a stone from the holiest place
And I still have a prayer and I've furthered the world in my wait

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32. The Ungovernable Force - Conflict
Conflict - This is the A.L.F.



What does direct action mean? It means that you are no longer prepared to sit back and allow terrible, cruel things to happen
The cameraman in Ethiopia took direct action, he filmed the worst disaster that has ever happened to human beings
He realized it was too enormous a problem to handle himself--so he took the films home in the hope other people would help. They did. Are you prepared to sit back any longer?
Direct action in animal rights means causing economic damage to those who abuse and make profits from exploitation

Start!

It's possible to do things alone, slash tires, glue up locks
Butchers, burger bars, the furriers, smash windows, bankrupt the lot
Throw paint over shops and houses. Paint stripper works great on cars
Chewing gum sticks well to fur coats. A seized engine just won't start
Sand in the petrol tank means that delivery's going nowhere
When the new death shop opens up make sure you're the first person to be there
If the circus comes to town remember what goes up must come down
Stop contributing to the abuse yourself--don't eat meat, don't buy leather
Buy non-animal tested make up, herbal soap and shampoo's better
Try and form a group of people that you know that you can trust
And plan ambitious direct action, sometimes risky but a must

Only when you have animal liberation will we obtain human freedom
When the last vivisectionist's blade is snapped
It will be that one step nearer to peace
Direct action in the animal movement is sussed and strong
And our final goal is not far off

Animal lovers, vandals, hooligans, cranks
Recognize the labels? They say we don't care about human beings
We say all sentient beings, animal or human
Have the right to live, free from pain, torture, and suffering
They say because we are human and speak the same, we matter more
Is our pain and suffering any greater or lesser than that of animals?
Human v. animal rights is as much a prejudice as black v. white
Or the Nazis versus the Jews
An affront to our freedom

Vivisection is a violation of human beings, the same as it is for animals
We have a chemical world built on a pile of drugs to thanks for their experiments
Drugs are designed for profit, manufactured to suppress symptoms
Human freedom, animal rights: it's one struggle, one fight
When animal abuse is stopped then human abuse will soon stop also
An attitude of mind. "An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind"
Start by protecting the weak, the defenseless, animals, the sick, the disabled
Compassion and emotion are our most important safety values
If we lose them, then we lose the vitality of life itself
Emotional?
Hooligans?
Cranks?

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33. Ladies of the Canyon - Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi



They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot spot

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They took all the trees
Put 'em in a tree museum
And they charged the people
A dollar and a half just to see 'em

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Hey farmer farmer
Put away that DDT now
Give me spots on my apples
But leave me the birds and the bees
Please!

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Late last night
I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi
Took away my old man

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

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34. To Venus and Back - Tori Amos
Tori Amos - Spring Haze



Well, I know it's just a spring haze
But I don't much like the look of it
And if omens are a Godsend like men
Breezing in

Certain these clouds go somewhere
Billowing out to somewhere
In a single engine Cessna
You say we'll never make it there
So all we do is circle it

Uh oh, let go, off on my way
Unseen this eternal wanting
Uh oh, way to go, so I get creamed
Waiting for Sunday to drown

Uh oh, way to go, waiting on Sunday
Waiting on Sunday to land
Uh oh, way to go, waiting on Sunday
Waiting on Sunday to drown

So I know it's just a spring haze
But I don't much like the look of it
And all we do is circle it
And I found out where my edge is
And it bleeds into where you resist

And my only way, way out
Is to go so far in
Billowing out to somewhere
Billowing out Luna Riviera
Billowing out to somewhere

Uh oh, let go, off on my way
Unseen this eternal wanting
Let go, so if I really get creamed
Waiting for Sunday to drown
Waiting on Sunday to drown

Why does it always end up like this?
Why does it always end up like this?
Why does it always end up like this?

Let go, uh oh, off on my way
Unseen this eternal wanting
Let go, way to go, before I get creamed
Waiting on Sunday to drown

Uh oh, way to go, waiting on Sunday
Waiting on Sunday to land
Uh oh, waiting on, waiting on Sunday
Waiting on Sunday to drown
Waiting on Sunday to drown

Waiting on Sunday
Waiting on Sunday to land
Uh oh, so if I really get creamed
I'm waiting for Sunday to drown

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35. Mule Variations - Tom Waits
Tom Waits - Get Behind the Mule



Molly Be Damned smote Jimmy the Harp
With a horrid little pistol and a lariat
She's going to the bottom and she's going down the drain
Said she wasn't big enough to carry it

She got to get behind the mule, yeah
in the morning and plow
Got to get behind the mule in the morning and plow
You got to get behind the mule in the morning and plow
Get behind the mule in the morning and plow

Choppity chop goes the axe in the woods
You gotta meet me by the fall down tree
Shovel of dirt upon a coffin lid
And I know they'll come looking for me, boys
I know they'll come looking for me

Got to get behind the mule, yeah
in the morning and plow
Get behind the mule in the morning and plow
Get behind the mule in the morning and plow
Get behind the mule in the morning and plow

Big Jack Earl was eight foot one
And he stood in the road and he cried
He couldn't make her love him, couldn't make her stay
But tell the good Lord that he tried

Got to get behind the mule, yeah
in the morning and plow
Get behind the mule in the morning and plow, yeah
You got to get behind the mule in the morning and plow
You got to get behind the mule in the morning and plow

Dusty trail from Atchison to Placerville
On the wreck of the Weaverville stage
Beaula fired on Beatty for a lemonade
I was stirring my brandy with a nail, boys
Stirring my brandy with a nail

Got to get behind the mule in the morning and plow
Get behind the mule in the morning and plow
You got to get behind the mule in the morning and plow, yeah
Get behind the mule in the morning and plow

Well, the rampaging sons of the widow James
Jack the Cutter and the Pockmarked Kid
Had to stand naked at the bottom of the cross
And tell the good Lord what they did
Tell the good Lord what they did

You got to get behind the mule, yeah
in the morning and plow
Get behind the mule, yeah, in the morning and plow
You got to get behind the mule in the morning and plow
Get behind the mule in the morning and plow

Punctuated birds on the power line
In a Studebaker with Birdie Joe Hoaks
I'm digging all the way to China with a silver spoon
While the hangman fumbles with the noose, boys
The hangman fumbles with the noose

You got to get behind the mule in the morning and plow
Get behind the mule in the morning and plow
You got to get behind the mule in the morning and plow
Get behind the mule in the morning and plow

Pin your ear to the wisdom post
Pin your eye to the line
Never let the weeds get higher than the garden
Always keep a sapphire in your mind
Always keep a diamond in your mind

You got to get behind the mule in the morning and plow
Got to get behind the mule in the morning and plow
Got to get behind the mule in the morning and plow
Got to get behind the mule in the morning and plow

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36. Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings - Counting Crows
Counting Crows - Cowboys



Cowboys on the road tonight
Crying in their sleep
If I was a hungry man with a gun in my hand
And some promises to keep

Who wanted to change the world
What's as easy as murder?
It's all headlights and vapor trails
And Circle K killers

And I know I could look at anyone but you now
I could fall into the eyes of anyone but you now, now, now, now
So come on, come on, come on, oh come on through now
Come on, come on, come on, oh come on through now

This is a list of what I should have been but I'm not
This is a list of the things that I should have seen
But I'm not seeing the look in your eyes
As his fingertips lit on your neck and it made you shiver
I'm just turning away from where I should have been
Because I am not anything, oh anything, oh

The president's in bed tonight
But he can't get to sleep
'Cause all the cowboys on the radio are killers
And I believe she loves you
'Cause you never make her feel like anything
She said I wouldn't feel a thing
But I can feel, oh I can feel

And I know I could look at anyone but you now
I could fall into the arms of anyone but you now, now, now, now
So come on, come on, come on, oh come on through now
Come on, come on, come on, oh come on through now

This is a list of what I should have been but I'm not
This is a list of the things that I should have seen
But I am not seeing the look in your eyes
As his finger's unzipping your dress and it makes you shiver
I'm just turning away from what I shouldn't see
Because I am not anything, oh anything, no

Everyone's in bed tonight but nobody can sleep
'Cause all the satellites are watching through our windows
She says she doesn't love me like she's acting
But it's as if she isn't talking
'Cause Mr. Lincoln's head is bleeding
On the front row while she's speaking

I said come on all you cowboys
All you blue-eyed baby boys
Oh, come on all you dashing gentlemen of summer
I'll wait for you where Saturday's a memory
And Sunday comes to gather me
Into the arms of God who'll welcome me
Because I'll believe, oh I believe

And I know I could look at anyone but you now
I could fall into the eyes of anyone but you now, now, now, now
So come on, come on, come on, oh come on through now
Come on, come on, come on, oh come on through now

This is a list of what I should have been but I'm not
This is a list of the things that I should have seen
But I'm not seeing you look at me
So please, won't you look at me?
'Cause I'm not seeing you look at me
Oh, I will make you look at me
Or I am not anything
Oh anything, no no no, no no no

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37. High Violet - The National
The National - Lemonworld



So happy I was invited
Gave me a reason to get out of the city
See you inside watching swarms on TV
Living and dying in New York, it means nothing to me

I gave my heart to the army
The only sentimental thing I could think of
With cousins and cousins somewhere overseas
But it'll take a better war to kill a college man like me

I'm too tired to drive anywhere
Anyway right now, do you care if I stay?
You can put on your bathing suits
And I'll try to find something on this thing that means nothing enough

Losing my breath
Losing my breath

You and your sister live in a Lemonworld I want to sit in and die
You and your sister live in a Lemonworld
You and your sister live in a Lemonworld I want to sit in and die
You and your sister live in a Lemonworld

This pricey stuff makes me dizzy
I guess I've always been a delicate man
It takes me a day to remember a day
I didn't mean to let it get so far out of hand

I was a comfortable kid
But I don't think about it much anymore
Lay me on the table, put flowers in my mouth
And we can say that we invented a summer loving torture party

I'm too tired to drive anywhere
Anyway right now, do you care if I stay?
You can put on your bathing suits
And I'll try to find something on this thing that means nothing enough

You and your sister live in a Lemonworld I want to sit in and die
You and your sister live in a Lemonworld
You and your sister live in a Lemonworld I want to sit in and die
You and your sister live in a Lemonworld

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38. Afterglow - Sarah McLachlan
Sarah Mclachlan - World On Fire



Hearts are worn in these dark ages
You're not alone in this story's pages
Night has fallen amongst the living and the dying
And I try to hold it in, yeah I try to hold it in

The world's on fire and
It's more than I can handle
I dive into the water
I try to bring my share
I try to bring more
More than I can handle
Bring it to the table
Bring what I am able

I watch the heavens but I find no calling
Something I can do to change what's coming
Stay close to me while the sky is falling
Don't wanna be left alone, don't wanna be alone

The world's on fire and
It's more than I can handle
I dive into the water
I try to bring my share
I try to bring more
More than I can handle
Bring it to the table
Bring what I am able

Hearts break, hearts mend
Love still hurts
Visions clash, planes crash
Still there's talk of
Saving souls, still the cold
Is closing in on us

We part the veil on our killer sun
Stray from the straight line on this short run
The more we take, the less we become
A fortune of one that means less for some

The world's on fire and
It's more than I can handle
I dive into the water
I try to bring my share
I try to bring more
More than I can handle
Bring it to the table
Bring what I am able
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39. Imperfectly - Ani Difranco
Ani DiFranco - What If No One's Watching



If my life were a movie
There would be a sunset
And the camera would pan away
But the sky is just a little sister
Tagging along behind the buildings
Trying to imitate their gray
The little boys are breaking bottles
Against the sidewalk
The big boys, too
The girls are hanging out at the candy store
Pumping quarters into the phone
'Cause they don't want to go home

And I think
What if no one's watching
What it when we're dead, we are just dead
What if it's just us down here
What if God ain't looking down
what if He's looking up instead

If my life were a movie
I would light a cigarette
And the smoke would curl around my face
Everything I do would be interesting
I'd play the good guy
In every scene
But I always feel I have to
Take a stand
And there's always someone on hand
To hate me for standing there
I always feel I have to open my mouth
And every time I do
I offend someone
Somewhere

But what
What if no one's watching
What if when we're dead, we are just dead
What if there's no time to lose
What if there's things we gotta do
Things that need to be said

You know I can't apologize
For everything I know
I mean you don't have to agree with me
But once you get me going
You better just let me go
We have to be able to criticize
What we love
Say what we have to say
'Cause if you're not trying to make something better
Then as far as I can tell
You are just in the way

I mean what
What if no one's watching
What if when we're dead, we are just dead
What if it's just us down here
What if God is just an idea
Someone put in your head

I mean what
What if no one's watching
What if no one's watching

If my life were a movie
There would be a sunset
And the camera would pan away
But the sky is just a little sister
Tagging along behind the buildings
Trying to imitate their gray

What if no one's watching
What if no one's watching


People who added this item 1  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
40. Rise - Kim Richey, Kim Richey
Kim Richey - A Place Called Home



Well, it's not hard to see
Anyone who looks at me
Knows I am just a rolling stone
Never landing anyplace to call my own
To call my own

Well, it seems like so long ago
But it really ain't you know
I started out a crazy kid
Miracle I made it through, the things I did
The things I did

Someday I'll go where there ain't no rain or snow
'Til then, I travel alone
And I make my bed with the stars above my head
And dream of a place called home

I had a chance to settle down
Get a job and live in town
Work in some old factory
I never liked the foreman standing over me
Over me

I'd rather walk a winding road
Rather know the things I know
See the world with my own eyes
No regrets, no looking back, no goodbyes
No goodbyes

Someday I'll go where there ain't no rain or snow
'Til then, I travel alone
And I make my bed with the stars above my head
And I dream of a place called home

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People who added this item 73  Average listal rating (55 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
41. Boxer - The National
The National - Mistaken for Strangers



You have to do it running but you do everything that they ask you to
'Cause you don't mind seeing yourself in a picture
As long as you look far away
As long as you look removed

Showered and blue-blazered
Fill yourself with quarters
Showered and blue-blazered
Fill yourself with quarters

You get mistaken for strangers by your own friends
When you pass them at night under the silvery, silvery Citibank lights
Arm in arm in arm and eyes and eyes glazing under
Oh, you wouldn't want an angel watching over
Surprise, surprise, they wouldn't wanna watch
Another uninnocent, elegant fall into the unmagnificent lives of adults

Make up something to believe in your heart of hearts
So you have something to wear on your sleeve of sleeves
So you swear you just saw a feathery woman
Carry a blindfolded man through the trees

Showered and blue-blazered
Fill yourself with quarters
Showered and blue-blazered
Fill yourself with quarters

You get mistaken for strangers by your own friends
When you pass them at night under the silvery, silvery Citibank lights
Arm in arm in arm and eyes and eyes glazing under
Oh, you wouldn't want an angel watching over
Surprise, surprise, they wouldn't wanna watch
Another uninnocent, elegant fall into the unmagnificent lives of adults

You get mistaken for strangers by your own friends
When you pass them at night under the silvery, silvery Citibank lights
Arm in arm in arm and eyes and eyes glazing under
Oh, you wouldn't want an angel watching over
Surprise, surprise, they wouldn't wanna watch
Another uninnocent, elegant fall into the unmagnificent lives of adults

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People who added this item 12  Average listal rating (4 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating
42. Heaven Or Las Vegas - Cocteau Twins
Cocteau Twins - Frou-Frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires



I buckle and rosed
As God and the rest (wrist)
How mere riches be
A war or we lose
Close into symbols
A fly drinks the ignitions (indications)
They turn infant's breath my
Milk and wrap to her baby
In day
And night to come

I buckle and rosed
As God and the rest (wrist)
How mere riches be
A war or we lose
Close into symbols
A fly drinks the ignitions (indications)
They turn infant's breath my
Milk and wrap to her baby
In day
And night to come

Their little hands
Smooth all things
Ad nauseum

Singed by it, pulled around of my blazening
(Pulled round)
Eyes on the usually science of cherry-colored
(Trousers)
Limelight not the music it's plain as as can be so
(Tighter)
All of the time I improvise by making sure
(Tighter)
It's to wait for you
Rounder
Pulled rounder
Pulled rounder
Pulled rounder

Singed by it, pulled around of my blazening
(Pulled round)
Eyes on the usually science of cherry-colored
(Trousers)
Limelight not the music it's plain as as can be so
(Tighter)
All of the time I improvise by making sure
(Tighter)
It's to wait for you
Rounder
Pulled rounder
Pulled rounder
Pulled rounder

Pulled round
Trousers
Tighter
Tighter

Their fan I tickle
From serpents to dragons
I'd immerse you in flame
Your milk and your passion
Lead weight for his from his old turn
The young, I was eagerest
I'm losing the stars
I enlisted to find you
I buckle and rosed
As God and the rest (wrist)
How mere riches be
A war all we lose
Close into symbols
A fly drinks the ignitions
They turn infant's breath my
Milk and wrap to her baby

In day
And night to come
Their little hands
Smooth all things
Ad nauseum

Things old
And young
Very young
Rise here comes our reason
of the stars I enlisted to find you

Singed by it, pulled around of my blazening
(Pulled round)
Eyes on the usually science of cherry-coloursed
(Trousers)
Limelight not the music, it's plain as as can be so
(Tighter)
All of the time I improvise by making sure
(Tighter)
It's to wait for you
Pulled round of
Pulled round of
Pulled round of
Pulled round of

Singed by it, pulled around of my blazening
(Pulled round)
Eyes on the usually science of cherry-coloursed
(Trousers)
Limelight not the music, it's plain as as can be so
(Tighter)
All of the time I improvise by making sure
(Tighter)
It's to wait for you
Pulled round of
Pulled round of
Pulled round of
Pulled round of


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43. Unfun - Jawbreaker
Jawbreaker - Imaginary War



Underwater screams, he's so far gone
Drowned out by the unseen powers in unseen ways
Fists clenched to fight, it's a fearless wall
Takes your soul and grinds it all

Let it go, some things aren't meant to be now
Battle sore, why fight a war that's been decided?
Change your course, feel out your enemy now
Realize you can't fight a war without a weapon

Ran off to war but you couldn't find the battle site
Seems you missed your fight
It's imaginary causes
Clauses clog your mind with their spite

Like the preacher man who lectures hard on super-sin
He's soon found out in bed
Too long engaged sleeping with your ideas
Now you're your best source

Arms pinned to your side, your mind's on fire
It's got you firmly in its grasp, a key-less clasp
If you had an edge you just might cut loose
But you've been dulled with age and ease, your muscles seized

Please beware, you should prepare yourself now
Nevermore, don't come to class without your homework
Resign yourself, it takes work to make it here now
Realize you can't fight a war without a weapon

Ran off to war but you couldn't find the battle site
Seems you missed your fight
It's imaginary causes
Clauses clog your mind with their spite

Like the preacher man who lectures hard on super-sin
He's soon found out in bed
Too long engaged sleeping with your ideas
Now you're your best source


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44. Dirt Floor - Chris Whitley
Chris Whitley - Wild Country



Breaking rocks all day on the avenue
It's hard to unearth anything that's true
Soon I'm gonna drop this jack and run
Returning to the wild where I'm from

There's miles of stone, jack hammer in my hand
There's compromises I cant comprehend
Soon I am gonna lose these rags and run
Returning to the wild where I'm from
Returning to the wild where I'm from

Between the bricks you'll hear the children play
Their callouses get harder day by day
Between the cracks you'll notice where I've gone
Returning to the wild where I'm from

Soon I am gonna loose these rags and run
Returning to the wild where I'm from
Returning to the wild where I'm from

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45. Dirt Floor - Chris Whitley
Chris Whitley - Indian Summer



Summer is lost now
The frost is closing in
To the cold gospel dollar
The poor man walks in sin
I can't get no entrance
The doors all in rows
I pray into the distance
Let me out of these heavy clothes

I beg
Indian summer I need some return
So hard to get warm now
And so easy to get burned
Down on the pavement the laws are learned
It's so hard to get warm where
It's so easy to get burned

When a sister called up
And said that love had broken down
I said there too much ice around here
To find no solid ground
Well I just squeezed a season
From this paper bag
I pray to the burning tires
Wrap my feet in rags

Begging
Indian summer I need some return
It's so hard to get warm now
And so easy to get burned
Down on the pavement the laws are learned
It's so hard to get warm where
It's so easy to get burned

Now the sky is empty
The street is sweating tears
Communion at the station
For a million grinding gears
Well I'm riding out this century
The harvest engines sing
From the church of mercenaries
To a naked virgin spring

I'm singing
Indian summer I need some return
It's so hard to get warm now
And so easy to get burned
Down on the pavement the laws are learned
It's so hard to get warm where
It's so easy to get burned

Hard to get warm where
It's so easy to get burned


People who added this item 7  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
46. God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise - Ray Lamontagne & The Pariah Dogs
Ray LaMontagne - Acre of Land



I'm gonna buy me an acre of land
Yes I'm gonna build me a home
With my very own hands
Gonna dig me a little garden
And watch that garden grow
And take it slow
Take it slow
Let it roll

I'm gonna find me a high place to stand
Then I'm gonna find me the girl
Gonna take my hand
Gonna have myself some children
Watch those children grow
And take it slow
Let them grow
Take it slow

I'm gonna find me an acre of land
Then I'm gonna build me a home
With my very own hands
Gonna plant me a little garden
Watch that garden grow
And take it slow
Take it slow
Let it roll

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47. Potemkin City Limits - Propagandhi 2005
Propagandhi - Fixed Frequencies



Here in the land that Abraham was promised to receive
We listen to you catechize from your pulpit overseas
You mourn the proof of our barbarity

Dry your eyes, O Pharisee, a settler's cant we both speak
And we both read from the same old played out scripts and hum familiar tunes
Fixed frequencies, stuck in locking grooves

We both profess noble intent
As we civilize human impediments
If your hands are clean, then noblesse oblige
That you wipe those "who me?" looks off of your faces and concede

Our designs are separated by
Nothing more than place and time
Different scenes, same crimes
Pray, let him whose without sin cast the first statues of

Former rogues turned folk heroes
That your grandfathers hung
Don't lecture me about plundered soil
While you loaf upon your father's spoils

We want nothing more than what you already have
A comforting set of exculpatory facts
The myth of an empty land and a conquest so complete
We can pull these tanks from our streets and

Hand the loose ends over to bureaucrats and become just like you
Lounging carefree in cafes, absolved from sin
And human grenades, entre nous
How did your desert bloom?


People who added this item 1  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
48. Failed States - Propagandhi
Propagandhi - Devil's Creek



Take me back to those
Sweltering summer days
Bike down the gravel road
To the creek outside the base

Sun on skinny arms
Chin on knobby knees
Squatting in the cool
Of the rotting of the reeds
Enveloping

No one here but me
Never understood the other kids
The adults even less
So I hung out by myself
In a backroad drainage ditch

I called it Devil's Creek
So it wouldn't seem so sad
When you can't have what you want
You learn to want what you have
These adaptive preferences
Have their way with you, shape world events

In the wake of an ancient, shallow late Cretaceous sea
Just this side of a clay-packed extinction boundary
The biome breathing, buzzing, humming in the heat
If I seem like I'm somewhere else, it's Devil's Creek

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49. Ignorance Is Bliss - Face to Face
Face to Face - The Devil You Know (God Is a Man)



God is a man
It's all right
Everything is fine
You live the perfect life
Never one immoral thought inside your mind

What they say
Does it make you feel ashamed?
Isn't everyone the same?
Does it matter that it wasn't your idea

God is a man
You know for sure
The knowledge in and of itself
Is more than we deserve

So you've tried
And you've made up your mind
Something's still not right
The devil you don't know is still outside

What they say
Does it make you feel ashamed?
Isn't everyone the same?
Does it matter that it wasn't your idea

God is a man
You know for sure
The knowledge in and of itself
Is more than we deserve


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50. Ignorance Is Bliss - Face to Face 1999
Face to Face - Overcome



Fake, even when you're sure this time it's real
Pain, isn't just defined by what you feel

It isn't so wrong
To be where you're from
The image of what you are
Can be overcome

Angst, you'd cut out your heart to spite your mind
Stay, even if it's just a waste of time

It isn't so wrong
To be where you're from
The image of what you are
Can be overcome

It isn't so wrong
To be where you're from
The image of what you are
Can be overcome

I let my guard down
I let my guard down
I let my guard down


 

with youtube vids and lyrics


musicians represented:

Counting Crows (8)
Iron & Wine (9)
Sarah Mclachlan (4)
Bad Religion (6)
Bon Iver (1)
Cocteau Twins (3)
Tori Amos (3)
Van Morrison (2)
The National (6)
Andrew Bird (4)
Propagandhi (6)
AFI (1)
Joanna Newsom (2)
Conflict (1)
Joni Mitchell (1)
Tom Waits (1)
Ani DiFranco (1)
Kim Richey (1)
Jawbreaker (1)
Chris Whitley (3)
Ray LaMontagne (1)
Face to Face (2)
Chuck Ragan (1)
Lagwagon (1)
Kathleen Edwards (2)
Pixies (3)
Vienna Teng (2)
TSOL (2)
Damien Rice (2)
Hot Water Music (2)
Elliott Smith (2)
Descendents (1)
Veruca Salt (1)
Thrice (2)
Siouxsie and the Banshees (2)
Bob Dylan (1)
Loreena Mckennitt (1)
Husker Du (1)
The Smiths (1)
Kate Bush (2)
Jed Whedon and the Willing (1)
A.C. Newman (1)
Beth Orton (1)






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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Mar 4 3:33
Nice to see a lot of my favorites listed. I'll be checking out the bands that I haven't heard of before and who knows might find a few new favorites. Thanks for this list. I always enjoy your taste :)
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 16 6:09
do you have last.fm, we have similar tastes

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