Songs I like

 

Steve Harley

Make Me Smile

You’ve done it all, you’ve broken every code
And pulled the rebel to the floor
You spoilt the game, no matter what you say
For only metal – what a bore!
Blue eyes, blue eyes, how come you tell so many lies?

Come up and see me, make me smile
Or do what you want, run on wild

There’s nothing left, all gone and run away
Maybe you’ll tarry for a while
It’s just a test, a game for us to play
Win or lose, it’s hard to smile
Resist, resist, it’s from yourself you have to hide

Come up and see me, make me smile
Or do what you want, run on wild

There ain’t no more, you’ve taken everything
From my believe in Mother Earth
How can you ignore my faith in everything
When I know what Faith is and what it’s worth
Away, away, and don’t say maybe you’ll try

Come up and see me, make me smile
Or do what you want, run on wild.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arizona sky

(China Crisis)

 

The Arizona sky
the sky is bigger there
it took my breath away
that doesn’t happen every day

Manhattan’s music, man
on every avenue
you’ve heard no greater sound
too much can get you down

Decorate, paint it for the union
no reson to give up on the illusion
take confident possession of yourself
no reson to give up on the illusion

Venice is sinking fast
looks almost upside down
under a spell we fell
there’s more, too much to tell

Decorate, paint it for the union
no reson to give up on the illusion
take confident possession of yourself
no reson to give up on the illusion

Uptown in Paraguay
beneath Chicago moon
spend every dollar saved
as much as we have made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worlds apart

(China Crisis)

 

You’re so cold
resisting only your feelings
Worlds apart
and your world’s lost all meaningI, I try
but nothing you say moves me
some, some day
maybe I’ll hear more clearly

Laughing loud
but I felt uninvited
away from the crowd
the way they talk it’s frightening

I, I try
but nothing you say moves me
some, some day
maybe I’ll hear more clearly

Worlds, worlds apart
Worlds, worlds apart

A stranger to me
and I could have sworn I knew you
and worlds apart
and my worlds lost all meaning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time to pretend

(MGMT)

 

IM FEELIN ROUGH IM FEELIN RAW IM IN THE PRIME OF MY LIFE.
LETS MAKE SOME MUSIC MAKE SOME MONEY FIND SOME MODELS FOR WIVES.
ILL MOVE TO PARIS, SHOOT SOME HEROIN AND FUCKING WITH THE STARS.
YOU MAN THE ISLAND AND THE COCAINE AND THE ELEGANT CARS.

THIS IS OUR DECISION TO LIVE FAST AND DIE YOUNG.
WEVE GOT THE VISION, NOW LETS HAVE SOME FUN.
YEAH ITS OVERWHELMING, BUT WHAT ELSE CAN WE DO?
GET JOBS IN OFFICES AND WAKE UP FOR THE MORNING COMMUTE?

FORGET ABOUT OUR MOTHERS AND OUR FRIENDS.
WE WERE FATED TO PRETEND.
ILL MISS THE PLAYGROUNDS AND THE ANIMALS AND DIGGING UP WORMS.
ILL MISS THE COMFORT OF MY MOTHER AND THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD.
ILL MISS MY SISTER, MISS MY FATHER, MISS MY DOG AND MY HOME.
YEAH ILL MISS THE BOREDOM AND THE FREEDOM AND THE TIME SPENT ALONE.

BUT THERE IS REALLY NOTHING, NOTHING WE CAN DO.
LOVE MUST BE FORGOTTEN. LIFE CAN ALWAYS START UP ANEW.
THE MODELS WILL HAVE CHILDREN, WELL GET A DIVORCE,
WELL FIND SOME MORE MODELS, EVERYTHING MUST RUN ITS COURSE.

WELL CHOKE ON OUR VOMIT AND THAT WILL BE THE END.
WE WERE FATED TO PRETEND.

YEAH YEAH YEAH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kids

(MGMT)

 

You were a child
Crawling on your knees toward him
Making momma so proud
But your voice is too loud

We like to watch you laughing
You picking insects off of plants
No time to think of consequences

(Chorus)
Control yourself
Take only what you need from him
A family of trees wanting to be haunted
Control yourself
Take only what you need from him
A family of trees following
Be positive

The water is warm
But it’s sending me shivers
A baby is born
Crying out for attention
Memories fade
Like looking through a fogged mirror
Decisions too
Decisions are made
Decisions are made and not bought
But I thought this wouldn’t hurt a lot
I guess not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We didn´t start the fire

(Billy Joel)

 

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio

Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, “The King and I” and “The Catcher in the Rye”

Eisenhower, vaccine, England’s got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

CHORUS
We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser aand Prokofiev
Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc

Roy hn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, dacron
Dien Bien Phu falls, “Rock Around the Clock”

Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn’s got a winning team
Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland

Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Krushchev
Princess Grace, “Peyton Place”, trouble in the Suez

CHORUS

Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac
Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, “Bridge on the River Kwai”

Lebanon, Charlse de Gaulle, California baseball
Starkweather, homicide, children of thalidomide

Buddy Holly, “Ben Hur”, space monkey, Mafia
Hula hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go

U-2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy
Chubby Checker, “Psycho”, Belgians in the Congo

CHORUS

Hemingway, Eichmann, “Stranger in a Strange Land”
Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion

“Lawrence of Arabia”, British Beatlemania
Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson

Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex
JFK, blown away, what else do I have to say

CHORUS

Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again
Moonshot, Woodsto/ck/, Watergate, punk rock
Begin, Reagan, Palestine, terror on the airline
Ayatollah’s in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan

“Wheel of Fortune”, Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide
Foreign debts, homeless vets, AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz
Hypodermics on the shores, China’s under martial law
Rock and roller cola wars, I can’t take it anymore

CHORUS

We didn’t start the fire
But when we are gone
Will it still burn on, and on, and on, and on…

 

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