I’m the singer, I’m the singer in the band You’re the loser, I won’t dismiss you out of hand You’ve got a beautiful face It will take you places
You kept running You’ve got money, you’ve got fame Every morning I see your picture from the train Now you’re an actress! So says your résumé You’re made of card You couldn’t act your way out of a paper bag
You got lucky, you ain’t talking to me now Little Miss Plucky Pluck your eyebrows for the crowd Get on the airplane You give me stomach pain I wish that you were here We would have had a lot to talk about
We had a deal there We nearly signed it with our blood An understanding I thought that you would keep your word I’m disappointed I’m aggravated It’s a fault I have, I know When things don’t go my way I have to
Blow up in the face of my rivals I swear and rant, I make quite an arrival The men are surprised by the language They act so discreet, they are hypocrites, so fuck them too!
I always loved you You always had a lot of style I’d hate to see you on the pile Of nearly-made-its You’ve got the essence, dear If I could have a second skin I’d probably dress up in you
You’re a star now, I am fixing people’s nails I’m knitting jumpers, I’m working after hours I’ve got a boyfriend, I’ve got a feeling That he’s seeing someone else He always had a thing for you as well
Blow in the face of my rivals I swear and rant, I make quite an arrival The men are surprised by the language They act so discreet, they are hypocrites, forget them So fuck them too!
I don’t watch a lot of TV. Not like I’m a snob or anything, I just usually don’t have the time and the shows I like tend to get cancelled, or ruined by bad writing. Sometimes though I’m convinced to watch something and it turns out well, such is the case with The Killing. Total cougar crush on Linden, if I didn’t already love sweaters this would have done it. We don’t get a lot of backstory but her character has a lot of undercurrents of fucked up, and I’m a sucker for a flawed protagonist. Speaking of which, her partner Holder is great too, best white trash performance since the hillbilly on Walking Dead.
They don’t use a lot of music aside from atmospheric background but they played this during one of the early episodes. Which is as good a reason as any to post, but also kind of a funny coincidence. A little while ago a friend asked me to take part in a project she’s doing, like introducing a song that had special meaning for you and relating the story behind that. I decided not to do it but this song was one I’d considered. My parents had gone out of town for a few weeks which prompted the inevitable house party, and of course it got out of hand because kids are stupid. Because life is like a sitcom my parents had to fly home early due to a “work emergency” and didn’t bother to call first. Cleaning up the next day to The Boy With The Arab Strap blasting from the stereo a friend and I were treated to my dad dancing into the house to the strains of “Sleep The Clock Around.” Needless to say things went downhill from there, probably not the kind of thing to share on a family oriented show.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Nothing pulls at the heart strings quite like a romantic song. I gave this a bit of thought, probably almost a minute, and decided that Belle & Sebastian was the most romantic band I listen to. Because of Feelings. So I figured I’d post my favorite song of theirs. I know it’s not all that romantic but at least it’s not “I Don’t Love Anyone.”