Heart-shaped Box by Nirvana (Lemons)
I know, I know. How unoriginal of me. But I fucking love the shit out of this song and it is our list. Lol
I used to sing this song a lot while I was knocked up. I used to sway and sing it as if it were a lullaby. Especially given the lyrics and their possible meaning. Talks of Courtney Love’s “Tar pit trap” and “Meat eating orchid” … yeah… Damn women, using their lady bits to ensnare men since… forever. I joke, but it is partially true. But I just love this haunting melody and you simply can’t beat Kurt’s voice.
This duo… is insane… this track… this track is one that is a soundtrack for my life… another great track to walk into work too… or for the drive home… “All you ever wanted was for someone to treat you nice and kind”… “Take a step before running, Take a breath now before you die”… “When you work the streets darling, Make sure your sneaker laces get tied”… “I’ll be your black bird darling, Hanging on your telephone wire”… At one point I was going to write a TV show… years ago… this was to be the theme song to the show… the music fit the images in my head so well… oh well… shit happens… ideas change… fuck you cartoon network…
I love me some Celtic Punk and who are the kings of that? This song is just good. And the fact that they say “In Sydney they misunderstood us” … Well, that just sums up my hometown… I don’t have any strange memories associated with this song, I just like it.
“Yeah, we’re touchy, feely, sensitive guys. I ain’t ashamed I cried when Mickey died in Rocky II.” The band actually came out and said that they know the lyric is not correct, but “Rocky II” simply sounded better.
(Me again… stealing the thunder from down under… amazing band to see live… on a side note if you ever get a chance to see Flogging Molly live… take it… even if you aren’t a fan… they are one of those bands where the records don’t do them justice… Like the Murphy’s…)
(I did edit out the first two minutes of this video… I know not cool… but you can always start it over if you want…)
I’m not a fan of this intro… because I want to get to the song… but it sets up the rest of the song and no one said you had to love everything one of your favorite bands does… Do I like this band because they are awesome?.. Do I like this group because of the lyrics?… Because of their style?… Their personality of not giving a fuck?… Because Yolandi is the sexiest woman I have ever seen?… Who the fuck knows…. But I can’t get enough… Zef for Life… “I smell lovely because I don’t eat meat”…
Already Gone by Powderfinger (Lemons)
I need to add an Aussie band in every now and then. I have zero idea if anyone outside of Australia knows who these guys are… Surely you do? Right?
Well, if you have never heard this song, please listen then come back and tell me if you do not relate to this fucking song.
“You’ve been working all your life. All weekends and overtime.” Who hasn’t been there?
“All these things are on your mind. And you can’t relax in a scheduled life” yep… I feel that…
“So keep your love forever young” … true story.
All work and no play. Love and relationships not being what they once were, or never were but should have been. Yep. All of those things. Sing it guys.
Wave of the Mutilation by The Pixies
It’s the fucking Pixies… that and that alone is enough… also, check out the UK Surf version… because somehow they took a great track and made it better… The Pixies…
That went quicker than I expected… Next week we add five more songs each to the playlist…and tell more stories about how they inspire us… See you then…
Whoop whoop! I was a bit late but I made it here… Sorry, Laynes.
I’m not even sure what I’m choosing next week. This is all just as surprising for me as it is for you all.