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Song lyrics o’ the day – Bon Iver

There’s a fire going out

But there’s really nothing to the south

 

I loved hearing about this song on CBC’s Q. Justin Vernon said, “When I wrote this song, I’d never been to Calgary, still haven’t been. (…) It always seemed like a place that I felt connected to. I don’t know if that should be true or not, but the song sort of became about an envisionment about a place. You know when you think there’s someone out there that you could be in love with, but you haven’t met yet? It sort of became a metaphor for places you haven’t been, but you think that you know. You can sort of have that feeling for someone you haven’t met, but you think that you’re supposed to be with.” A pretty nice thing to say, right? 

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Song lyrics o’ the day – Eddie Murphy

Guest post alert! This is a song and a top 5 list all in one, so I couldn’t resist posting it. Some fairly keen observations from someone who is currently supposed to be spending all day studying. 

My girl parties all the time…

An oldie but a goodie. I have several thoughts about this video

1. 1980’s Eddie loves the over-the-head hand-clap, and 1980’s Eddie could pull that shit off.

2. Why the hell are there so many guitars being played in this video when all I hear are synths and drum machines?

3. Was more time spent filming this video or doing enough blow to make this video seem like a good career move

4. Rick James kinda looked like a young Susan Sarandon

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5. Further investigation into Eddie Murphy led me to Dickipedia.org, going over-and-above for sarcastic fauxcyclepedia entry with the following: “Eddie Murphy was married to Nicole Mitchell for 13 years, divorcing in April 2006. Very, very shortly after that, it was announced that Murphy’s girlfriend, former Spice Girl Melanie B., was pregnant with his child. Very, very shortly after that, Murphy publicly questioned his paternity. Very, very shortly after that, a DNA test confirmed what everyone knew all along: Eddie Murphy is the kind of dick who actually thinks he’s still cool enough to wear skin-tight leather suits. Also, the kid was his after all.”

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May stalwart sons and gentle maidens rise

Did you know there is more than one verse to Oh, Canada? The lyrics start to get a little uncomfortable somewhere between verse three and four…

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

 

O Canada! Where pines and maples grow.
Great prairies spread and lordly rivers flow.
How dear to us thy broad domain,
From East to Western sea.
Thou land of hope for all who toil!
Thou True North, strong and free!
Refrain:

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada! Beneath thy shining skies
May stalwart sons, and gentle maidens rise,
To keep thee steadfast through the years
From East to Western sea.
Our own beloved native land!
Our True North, strong and free!
Refrain
Ruler supreme, who hearest humble prayer,
Hold our Dominion in thy loving care;
Help us to find, O God, in thee
A lasting, rich reward,
As waiting for the better Day,
We ever stand on guard.
Refrain

My favorite line has always been, “The True North strong and free”

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Do you ever wonder?

How many people around the world are listening to the same song as you at the exact same time? Not including listening to the radio, of course. 

How obscure do you have to get before you are the only person in the world listening to a song?

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Song lyrics o’ the day – Bombay Bicycle Club

Say you mean it, seal it up
Say you wanna try
Say you haven’t had enough
Say you wanna

DC is studying right now, which means every day I get a nice email in my inbox with a lovely tune attached. Props to him for taking the time to brighten me day! Today, it is Bombay Bicycle Club‘s Shuffle. After you’ve heard it once, I really don’t think you can do anything but listen to this song on repeat for a while.