Archive for March, 2014

8.

Gravity will not keep my head out of the clouds57

Writer’s Block is what it will take58

To stop me from spreading The Truth59

I’m not a King of Anything60

I’m not asking for Sex With My Coffee61

And I have no Crystal Ball62

But I know Nothing Lasts Forever63

Know the Beauty of Uncertainty64

Know life was better in 199965

 

You don’t need a Kaleidoscope Heart66

To recognize you’ll never get to Heaven67

Through a Sea of Monsters68

Endnotes

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57 Mark Owen. “Gravity.” In Your Own Time. Island, 2003. CD.

58 Nasri Atweh. “Writer’s Block.” 2009. MP3.

59 Prince. “The Truth.” The Truth. NPG, 1998. CD.

60 Sara Bareilles. “King of Anything.” Kaleidoscope Heart. Epic, 2010. CD.

61 Nasri Atweh. “Sex With My Coffee.” 2011. MP3.

62 Prince. “Crystal Ball.” Crystal Ball. NPG, 1998. CD.

63 Maroon 5. “Nothing Lasts Forever.” It Won’t Be Soon Before Long. A&M/Octone, 2007. CD.

64 KT Tunstall. “The Beauty of Uncertainty.” Drastic Fantastic. Relentless, 2007. CD.

65 Prince. “1999.” 1999. Warner Bros., 1982. CD.

66 Sara Bareilles. “Kaleidoscope Heart.” Kaleidoscope. Epic, 2010. CD.

67 O.A.R. “Heaven.” King. Wind-up Records, 2011. CD.

68 The Beatles. “Sea of Monsters.” Apple, 1969. CD.

7.

Boom50

Splash

Ashes to Ashes51

Wild Is the Wind52

 

Where the Streets Have No Name53

Now lay Cut Up Angels54

 

The Morning Papers55

Would love this Sad News:56

Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now56(B)

Endnotes

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50 Prince. “Boom.” LOtUSFLOW3R. NPG, 2009. CD.

51 David Bowie. “Ashes to Ashes.” Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps). RCA, 1980. MP3.

52 David Bowie. “Wild Is the Wind.” Station to Station. RCA, 1976. MP3.

53 U2. “Where the Streets Have No Name.” The Joshua Tree. Island, 1987. CD.

54 The Used. “Cut Up Angels.” In Love and Death. Reprise, 2004. CD.

55 Prince. “The Morning Papers.” The Love Symbol Album. Paisley Park/ Warner Bros., 1992.CD.

56 Chris Garneau. “Sad News.” Music For Tourists. Absolutely Kosher, 2007. MP3.

56(B) The Smiths. “Heavens Knows I’m Miserable Now.” Hatful Of Hollow. Sire, 1984. CD.

6.

Children of the Revolution37

I know A Thousand Words38

Not of Planet Earth39

That is why my IQ is higher than

Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk40

 

Let’s Work on the next Renaissance41

Even if it takes Many Shades of Black42

Imaginary Love43

A Gay Messiah44

Throwing Stones45

Exit Wounds46

 

Sunday we will make Holes to Heaven47

Good People will start Traffic in the Sky48

While the rest wait for the Monsoon49

Endnotes

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37 T. Rex. “Children of the Revolution.” EMI/Reprise, 1972. MP3

38 Savage Garden. “A Thousand Words.” Savage Garden. Columbia, 1997. CD.

39 Prince. “Planet Earth.” Planet Earth. NPG, Columbia, 2007. CD.

40 Rufus Wainwright. “Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk.” Poses. DreamWorks Records, 2001. CD.

41 Prince. “Let’s Work.” Controversy. Warner Bros, 1981. CD.

42 Adele. “Many Shades of Black.” Many Shades of Black. Warner Bros., 2008.

43 Rufus Wainwright. “Imaginary Love.” Rufus Wainwright. DreamWorks Records, 1998. CD.

44 Rufus Wainwright. “Gay Messiah.” Want Two.Geffen, 2004. CD.

45 A1. “Stones.” Rediscovered. daWorks, 2012. CD.

46 The Script. “Exit Wounds.” Science & Faith. Epic/Phonogenic, 2010. CD.

47 David Bowie. “Sunday.” Heathen. Columbia, 2002. CD.

47 Jack Johnson. “Holes to Heaven.” On and On.Universal, 2003. CD.

48 Ibid. “Good People.” In Between Dreams. Brushfire Records, 2005. CD.

48 Ibid. “Traffic in the Sky.” On and On.Universal, 2003. CD.

49 Robbie Williams. “Monsoon.” Escapology.EMI, 2002. CD.

5.

These Are The Days22

Elephants & Flowers23

Should Rule The World24

Not the 725

 

Better That We Brake26

Rather than Rehab27

Slow Like Honey28

 

And Nobody’s Off The Hook29

Not a single Citizen of the Planet30

 

We deserve whatever Versions of Violence31

You choose32

As The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)33

 

If You Ever Come Back34

Bring more than The Flood35

Black Out the Sun36

Endnotes

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22 O-Town. “These Are the Days.” O2. J Records, 2002. CD.

23 Prince. “Elephants & Flowers.” Graffiti Bridge. Paisley Park/Warner Bros., 1990. CD.

24 Take That. “Rule the World.” Beautiful World: Tour Souvenir Edition. Polydor, 2007. CD.

25 Prince. “7.” The Love Symbol Album. Paisley Park/Warner Bros, 1992. CD.

26 Maroon 5. “Better That We Break.” IT Won’t Be Soon Before Long. A&M/Octone, 2007. CD.

27 Amy Winehouse. “Rehab.” Back to Black. Island, 2006. CD.

28 Fiona Apple. “Slow Like Honey.” Tidal. Work Records, Columbia Records, 1996. CD.

29 Rufus Wainwright. “Nobody’s Off the Hook.” Release the Stars. Geffen, 2007. CD.

30 Alanis Morissette. “Citizen of the Planet.” Maverick Records, 2008. CD.

31 Alanis Morissette. “Versions of Violence.” Maverick Records, 2008. CD.

32 Take That. “You.” The Circus. Polydor, 2008. CD.

33 Jason Mraz. “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry).” Waiting For My Rocket To Come. Elektra, 2002. CD.

34 The Script. “If You Ever Come Back.” Science & Faith. Epic/Phonogenic, 2010. CD.

35 Take That. “The Flood.” Progress. Polydor, 2010. CD.

36 Darren Hayes. “Black Out the Sun.” Secret Codes and Battleships. Powdered Sugar, 2011. CD.

4.

The Garden was turned to Fragments of Fragments15

But How Did It Come To This?16

 

We can’t even Count the Days17

Of The Things We Never Did18

They Go On and on19

And yet we talk about Love Love20

 

But what about the 4 Seasons of Loneliness we all must endure?21

Endnotes

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15 The Who. “Fragments of Fragments.” Endless Wire. Polydor, 2006. CD.

15 Take That. “The Garden.” The Circus. Polydor, 2008. CD.

16 Take That. “How Did It Come To This.” The Circus. Polydor, 2008. CD.

17 The New Power Generation. “Count the Days.” Exodus. NPG, 1995. CD.

18 A1. “The Thing We Never Did.” The A List. Epic, 2000. CD.

19 Jack Johnson. “Go On.” Sleep Through the Static. Bushfire Records, Universal Records, 2008. CD.

20 Take That. “Love Love.” Progressed.Polydor, 2011. CD.

21 Boyz II Men. “4 Seasons of Loneliness.” Evolution. Motown, 1997. CD.

3.

 It Is Scary7

After all this Borrowed Time8

All these Trying Times9

Change is still In The Closet10

Love is still about Pretty Things11

Heaven is still only Between My Legs12

 

How Do You Sleep13

While We Cry14

911?

Endnotes

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7 Michael Jackson. “It Is Scary.” Blood on the Dancefloor: History in the Mix. Epic, MJJProductions, 2007. CD.

8 John Lennon. “Borrowed Time.” Milk and Honey (reissue). Capitol, 2001. CD.

9 Boyz II Men. “Trying Times.” II. Motown, 1994. CD.

10 Michael Jackson. “In the Closet.” Dangerous.Epic, 1991. CD.

11 Take That. “Pretty Things.” Progress. Polydor, 2010. CD.

12 Rufus Wainwright. “Between My Legs.” Release the Stars. Geffen, 2007. CD.

13 Jesse McCartney. “How Do You Sleep?” Departure. Hollywood, 2008. CD.

14 The Script. “We Cry.” The Script. Phonogenic Records, 2008. CD.

2.

 Hallow Men we’ve become2

But When We Were Young3

Weren’t we told that we all were Supposed To Grow Old?4

Aren’t we tired of feeling like Autumn Leaves?5

How low will we go until We All Fall Down?6

Endnotes


2 Justin Nozuka. “Hallow Men.” You I Wind Land and Sea. Glassnote Records, 2010. CD.

3 Take That. “When We Were Young.” Progressed. Polydor, 2011. CD.

4 Justin Nozuka. “Supposed to Grow Old.” Holly. Glassnote Records, 2008. CD.

5 Ed Sheeran. “Autumn Leaves.” +. Atlantic, 2011. CD.

6 Take That. “We All Fall Down.” Beautiful World: Tour Souvenir Edition. Polydor, 2007. CD.