lunedì 5 aprile 2010

domenica 4 aprile 2010

Every Day Is A Song # 35



Counting all different ideas drifting away
Past and present -- they don't matter.
Now the future's sorted out
Watch, you're moving in elliptical pattern
Think it's not what you say
What you say is way too complicated
For a minute thought I couldn't tell how to fall out.

It's 20 seconds 'til the last call, going "hey hey hey hey hey hey"
Lie down, you know it's easy like we did it all summer long
And I'll be anything you ask and more, going "hey hey hey hey hey hey"
It's not a miracle we needed, and no I wouldn't let you think so
Fold it, Fold it, Fold it, Fold it

Girlfriend, know your girlfriend's drifting away
Past and present, 1855-1901
Watch them build up a material tower
Think it's not gonna stay anyway
Think it's overrated
For a minute, thought I couldn't tell how to fall out

It's 20 seconds to the last call, going "hey hey hey hey hey"
Lie down, you know it's easy, like we did it all summer long
And I'll be anything you ask and more, going "hey hey hey hey hey"
It's not a miracle we needed, and no, I wouldn't let you think so
Fold it, Fold it, Fold it, Fold it
Fold it, Fold it, Fold it, Fold it 

(from the album "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix", Glass Note/Cooperative, 2009)

giovedì 1 aprile 2010

Every Day Is A Song # 32



Di battaglie perse ben lontano dall'artiglieria
di proiettili sparati al cielo
di parole scritte ad un destinatario andato via
prima di averle ricevute

di avventati duelli
e di future città
di ali di cera sciolte al sole
di bugie per amore
amori senza pietà
e di mulini a vento

può cantarti il sottoscritto
vorrei darti tutto, amarti
meglio poter vivere altre vite insieme a te
potrai mai scusarmi?

di rapine in banca che non hanno avuto luogo mai
di quei non riusciti a farla franca
degli appuntamenti dati a tarda sera nei caffè
quelli che hai lasciato abbandonati

di perduti capelli
e di future realtà
di bei ricordi andati a male
di bugie per amore
amori senza pietà
e di occasioni al vento

può cantarti il sottoscritto
vorrei darti tutto, amarti
meglio poter vivere altre vite insieme a te
potrai mai scusarmi?
perchè io ti canto questo ed altro

vorrei darti tutto amarti meglio
poter vivere altre vite insieme a te
solo tu puoi perdonarmi
io ti canto questo ed altro... 

(from the album "I Mistici Dell'Occidente", Warner, 2010)


mercoledì 31 marzo 2010

Every Day Is A Song # 31



You must leave now take what you need
You think will last
But whatever you wish to keep you better grab it fast

Yonder stands your orphan with his gun
Crying like a fire in the sun
Look out baby, the saints are comin' through
And it's all over now baby blue

The highway is for gamblers better use your sense
Take what you have gathered from coincidence
The empty handed painter from your streets
Is drawing crazy patterns on your sheets
The sky too is fallin in over you- ooo
And it's all over now baby blue

Leave your stepping stones behind
There's something that calls for you
Forget the debt you left that will not follow you

Your lover who has just walked through the door
Has taken all his blankets from the floor
The carpet too is foldin' over you
And it's all over now baby blue

Well strike another match, yeah, go start a-new
Go start a-new
'Cause it's all over now baby blue
Hey, hey, yeah
It's all over, it's all over now baby blue
It's all over, it's all over now oh yeah
It's all over now, it's all over now baby blue

(from the soundtrack of the movie "Basquiat", Universal, 1996)


martedì 30 marzo 2010

Every Day Is A Song # 30



Recap in taxi 
No clothes no food 
Take care of the children 
We'll send for you soon 
Alien you find you feel at home everywhere 
You'll get by with so much less than anyone 
Decieved entrapment through belief 
Disclosure would decree 
Accusations would be shed 
Instead we stand over the dead 
The vultures all well fed 
Killer running free 
Outside the window 
The passing night sky fills with people I know 
Taking me home 

(from the album "End Hits", Dischord, 1998)

lunedì 29 marzo 2010

domenica 28 marzo 2010

Every Day Is A Song # 28



Oh nothing's going to change my love for you
I wanna spend my life with you
So we make love on the grass under the moon
No one call tell, damned if I do
Forever journey on golden avenues
I drift in your eyes since I love you
I got that beat in my veins for only rule
Love is to share, mine is for you

(from the album "Politics", Record Makers/Astralwerks, 2004)

venerdì 26 marzo 2010

Every Day Is A Song # 26




Parallllel-o-gram o-gram
Parallllel-o-gram o-gram
Spirallllll-o-gram o-gram
Spirallllll-o-gram o-gram

Quadrahedral
Tetrahedral
Mono-cyclo-cyber-cilia

Parallllel-o-gram o-gram
Spirallll-o-gram o-gram

Semi para-bolic
Semi metra bolic
Radio-lario-uni-cellular

Parallllel-o-gram o-gram
Spirallllll-o-gram o-gram

Quadrahedral
Tetrahedral
Mono-cyclo-cyber-cilia

(from the album "Parallelograms", Wild Place, 1970)



giovedì 25 marzo 2010

mercoledì 24 marzo 2010

Every Day Is A Song # 24



You tried to taste me,
And I taped my tongue to the southern tip of your body.
Our bones are too heavy to come up,
Squished into a single cell of wood.

I made an excuse.
You found another way to tell the truth.
I put no one else above us.
We'll still be best friends when all turns to dust.

We are so smooth now.
Our edges are beaten, drift wood whittled down.
Old bodies slip when they make love.
We'll mine our sparks to shoot us above! 

(from the album "Big Echo", Rough Trade, 2010)

martedì 23 marzo 2010

Every Day Is A Song # 23




That's us, before we got there
That's morning time, before we got there
I just want to be, wherever you are
Hard as I can be, it's never too hard
With this our love to see, by it's own light
Love inside of me, it's working at night
Seconds before I see in the dark
Seconds turn, this time that, it's so...
Coming to, seconds turn, this time that I
Such fun to be with
It's a big old world
With nothing in it
I can't wait to see you another minute
It's a wild combination, it's a wild combination
It's a wild, it's a loving you baby
It's a talk in the dark, it's a walk in the morning
That's us, before we got there
That's morning time, before we got there
For a price, push up and be part of it all
Surfing, swimming
It's a wild combination
That's us before we got there
That's morning time before we got there
That's you, me, on self-timer
We're leaving at five in the morning
We could get better mileage
That's you, in the pool, you're a swimmer
What a winner, you peek out
That's us before we got there
That's morning time, before we got there
That's you, me, on self-timer
We're leaving at five in the morning
We could get better mileage
That's you in the pool, it's a swimmer
What a winner, you peek 

(from the compilation "Calling Out Of Context", Audika, 2004)

domenica 21 marzo 2010

Every Day Is A Song # 21



Nina I can be your boyfriend
so you can stay with your girlfriend
Your father is a sweet old man
but it is hard for him to understand
that you wanna love a woman
Nina I can be your boyfriend
if it puts an end to all this nonsens
First time I see you in Berlin
And you don't tell me anyting
Until outside your dad's apartment

Oh God, Jesus Christ
I try to focus on your eyes
we're having dinner with your family now
keep a steady look at your left eyebrow

If it's raised, it means yes,
If it's not it means take a guess
Hey! You! Stop kicking my legs
I'm doing my best
can you pass the eggs

Your father puts on my record
he sais: so tell me how you met her
I get embarrassed and change the subject
and put my hand on some metal object
He laugs and says that's a liedetector

he Takes out the booklet and starts reading
So i heard you're moving out next season
I say: Yeah, New York is nice that time of year
almost as green as it is here
He says: I thought you were moving to Sweden?

Oh God, what have I done?
i came to Berlin to have som fun
then it turned into buffalo 66
on your fathers wall a big crucifix
guess thats why he wont let u go
his catholic heart is big and slow
you know I'll do anything for love
but Nina what were you thinking of?

But Nina I can be your boyfriend
So you can stay with your girlfriend
Your father is mailing me all the time
He says he just wants to say hi
I send back "out of office, auto-replies"

Nina I just want to check in
'cause I think about you every second
So I send you this postcard just to say
Don't let anyone stand in your way
Yours truly, Jens Lekman

Don't let anyone stand in your way
Don't let anyone stand in your way
Don't let anyone stand in your way
Don't let anyone stand in your way 

(from the album "Night Falls Over Kortedala", Secretly Canadian, 2007)

sabato 20 marzo 2010

Every Day Is A Song # 20



"i think it's dark and it looks like rain" you said
"and the wind is blowing like it's the end of the
world" you said "and it's so cold it's like the
cold if you were dead" and then you smiled for
a second.

"i think i'm old and i'm in pain" you said
"and it's all running out like it's the end of the
world" you said "and it's so cold it's like the
cold if you were dead" and then you smiled for
a second

sometimes you make me feel like i'm living at
the edge of the world like i'm living at the edge
of the world "it's just the way i smile" you said

(from the album "Disintegration", Elektra, 1989)

venerdì 19 marzo 2010

Every Day Is A Song # 19



I wonder how long we can get away
Side by side, I'm stuck to my phony pride
Always craving for something missing

Never get it, I always try
Never get it, I'm always trying

Never really been down with someone
Everyone of us would wish to be.
Someday, not too far away, we'll be facing.

We never share what we hide, after all
We wanna share what we hide, after all

See you passing by everyday, yeah
We're living up time in the night
Everyone of us, deep inside wishes...

We would share what we hide, after all
We could share what we hide, after all
We could share what we hide, after all

(from the compilation "Things To Be Frickled", Shitkatapult, 2008)

giovedì 18 marzo 2010

Every Day Is A Song # 18



I first saw you
You had on blue jeans
Your eyes couldn't hide anything
I saw you breathing, oh
I saw you staring out in space
I next saw you
You was at the party
Thought you was a queen
Oh so flirty
I came against
Didn't say excuse
Knew what I was doing
We looked very fine
'Cause we were leaving
Like Saint Joan
Doing a cool jerk
Oh, I want you
Like a kanga roo

(from the album "Third/Sister Lovers", PVC, 1978 ; ristampa Rykodisc, 1992)




Alex Chilton R.I.P. (28/12/1950 - 17/03/2010)

mercoledì 17 marzo 2010

Every Day Is A Song # 17



Come in alone
You'll love
To let go
And I'll turn
You around
When your hopes
Gave me down

Why I don't need
To believe
What you see
To look up
And around
You were gone
(Words came out)
To a sound
Feel
I'm alive
You will see
(Why I'm alive)
Felt like crying
Over her
I will go

(from the album "Loveless", Creation, 1991)


martedì 16 marzo 2010

Every Day Is A Song # 16



I want to hold the hand inside you
I want to take a breath thats true
I look to you and I see nothing
I look to you to see the truth
You live your life
You go in shadows
Youll come apart and youll go black
Some kind of night into your darkness
Colors your eyes with whats not there.

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think its strange you never knew

A strangers light comes on slowly
A strangers heart without a home
You put your hands into your head
And then smiles cover your heart

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think its strange you never knew

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think its strange you never knew
I think its strange you never knew

(from the ep "Fade Into You", Capitol, 1994)


lunedì 15 marzo 2010

Every Day Is A Song # 15



Il veliero va
e ti porta via,
in alto mare e già sei meno mia.
Inevitabile oramai,
ma come faccio a immaginare che sarai
di un altro uomo!
Il veliero va
e mi porta via,
spumeggiando va,
è giusto e sia.
Ma mi domando come può
il mio destino fare in modo che sarò
di un'altra donna!
Il veliero va,
tutti quanti su,
prua al mare va non torna più!
Lo smarrimento vince sempre lui,
mamma paura come sempre non lasci mai
i figli tuoi!

(from the album "La Batteria, Il Contrabbasso, Etc.", Numero Uno, 1976)



domenica 14 marzo 2010

Every Day Is A Song # 14



I've seen the end of the day come too soon
Not a lot to say, not a lot to do
You played the game, you owe nothing to yourself
Rest a day, for tomorrow you can't tell
You can't tell

I've seen the end of the day come too late
Seen the love you had turning into hate
Had to act like I didn't even care
But I did so I got stranded standing there
Standing there

It's nothing that I haven't seen before
But it still kills me like it did before
No it's nothing that I haven't seen before
But it still kills me like it did before

I've seen the end of the day come too soon
Like the prison dogs they set out after you
You owe nothing to the past but wasted time
To serve a sentence that was only in your mind
In your mind

It's nothing that I haven't seen before
But it still kills me like it did before
No it's nothing that I haven't seen before

(from the album "Sea Change", Geffen, 2002)


sabato 13 marzo 2010

Every Day Is A Song # 13



Lie down with me my dear
Lie down
Under stormy night, tell nobody

My brother, where do you intend to go tonight?
I heard that you missed your connecting flight
To the Blue Ridge Mountains, over near Tennessee

You're ever welcome with me any time you like
Let's drive to the countryside, leave behind some green-eyed look-alikes.
So no one gets worried, no
So no one gets worried, no

But Sean don't get careless
I'm sure it'll be fine
I love you, I love you
Oh brother of mine

In the quivering forest
Where the shivering dog rests
Our good grandfather
Built a wooden nest
And the river got frozen
And the home got snowed in
And the yellow moon glowed bright
Till the morning light

Terrible am I child?
Even if you don't mind

In the quivering forest
Where the shivering dog rests
Our good grandfather
Built a wooden nest
And the river got frozen
And the home got snowed in
And the yellow moon glowed bright
Till the morning light

Terrible am I child?
Even if you don't mind
No

(from the album "Fleet Foxes", Sub Pop, 2008)




"I love you, I love you
Oh brother of mine"
<3

venerdì 12 marzo 2010

Every Day Is A Song # 12



i was dressed for success
but success it never comes
and i'm the only one who laughs
at your jokes when they are so bad
and your jokes are always bad
but they're not as bad as this

come join us in a prayer
we'll be waiting waiting where
everything's ending here

and all the sterile striking it defends
an empty dock you cast away
and rain upon your forehead
where the mist's for hire if it's just too clear
let's spend our last quarterstance randomly
go down to the outlet once again

painted portraits of minions & slaves
crotch mavens and one act plays
are they the only ones who laugh?
at the jokes when they are so bad
and the jokes they're always bad
but they're not as bad as this

come join us in a prayer
we'll be waiting waiting where
everything's ending here

and all the spanish candles unsold
away have gone to this
and a "run-on piece of mount on"
trembles, shivers, runs down the freeway
i guess she spent her last quarter randomly
i guess a guess is the best i'll do
last time last time
was the best time...
we spent randomly

(from the album "Slanted And Enchanted", Matador, 1992)


giovedì 11 marzo 2010

Every Day Is A Song # 11



Listen close and dont be stoned
i'll be here in the morning
cause i'm just floating

while your cigarette still burns
your messed up world will thrill me
alison i'm lost

alison i said we're sinking
there's nothing here but thats okay
outside your room your sisters spinning
but she laughs and tells me shes just fine
i guess shes out there somewhere

and the sailors they strike poses
the covered walls answer slowly
with your talking and your pills
your messed up life still thrills me
alison i'm lost

alison i'll drink your wine
i'll wear your clothes when we're both high
alison i said were sinking
but she laughs and tells me its just fine
i guess shes out there somewhere

(from the album "Souvlaki", Creation, 1993)


mercoledì 10 marzo 2010

Every Day Is A Song # 10



Memory comes when memory's old
I am never the first to know
Following the stream up North
Where do people like us float

There is room in my lap
For bruises, asses, handclaps
I will never disappear
Forever, I'll be here

Whispering
Morning, keep the streets empty for me

I learned to not eat the snow
My fur is hot, my tongue is cold
On a bed of spider web
I think about to change myself

A lot of hope in a one man tent
There's no room for innocence
Take me home before the storm
Velvet mites will keep us warm

Whispering
Morning, keep the streets empty for me

Uncover our heads and reveal our souls
We were hungry before we were born

(from the album "Fever Ray", Rabid, 2009)

martedì 9 marzo 2010

Every Day Is A Song # 9





Lions always hit the heights
'cause to kill it's always been an easy way out
lions always hit the heights
'cause to kill it's always been an easy way out

after a couple of drinks I think straight
tears of joy sort the little girl out
something you always wanted

and curvey lorraine always leads the way,
admitting her love, it drips and drips
something you always wanted

gini,gini, look at me, gini
I let the stare that tries to cripple you
slide down my back
gini, gini, speak to me, gini,
I let the words they shove in front of you
crawl right back

lions always hit the heights
'cause to kill it's always been an easy way out
lions always hit the heights
'cause to kill it's always been an easy way out

'cause we take this world by storm
we don't look back
let the stare that tries to cripple you
slide down my back
'cause the wheels keep us far apart
we can't look back
let the words they shove in front of you
crawl right back

lions always hit the heights
'cause to kill it's always been an easy way out

(from the album "Pop", Beggars Banquet, 1984)