Song Of The Week (April 27th, 2014)

This week’s Song of the Week comes from Milky Chance, a German duo. I heard of this band when a friend of mine sent me one of their tracks “Stolen Dance” that he had listen on a German radio station. A few weeks later Milky Chance released their first album “Sadnecessary” and their song just went viral after that.

Milky Chance – Stolen Dance

 

Lyrics:

I want you by my side
So that I never feel alone again
They’ve always been so kind
But now they’ve brought you away from here
I hope they didn’t get your mind
Your heart is too strong anyway
We need to fetch back the time
They have stolen from us

And I want you
We can bring it on the floor
You’ve never danced like this before
But we don’t talk about it
Dancin’ on 
Doin’ the boogie all night long
Stoned in paradise
Shouldn’t talk about it 
And I want you
We can bring it on the floor
You’ve never danced like this before
But we don’t talk about it
Dancin’ on
Doin’ the boogie all night long
Stoned in paradise
Shouldn’t talk about it 
Shouldn’t talk about it 

Coldest winter for me
No sun is shining anymore
The only thing I feel is pain
Caused by absence of you
Suspence is controlling my mind
I cannot find the way out of here
I want you by my side
So that I never feel alone again

And I want you
We can bring it on the floor
You’ve never danced like this before
But we don’t talk about it
Dancin’ on
Doin’ the boogie all night long
Stoned in paradise
Shouldn’t talk about it 
And I want you
We can bring it on the floor
You’ve never danced like this before
But we don’t talk about it
Dancin’ on 
Doin’ the boogie all night long
Stoned in paradise
Shouldn’t talk about it 
Shouldn’t talk about it 

And I want you
We can bring it on the floor
You’ve never danced like this before
But we don’t talk about it
Dancin’ on
Doin’ the boogie all night long
Stoned in paradise
Shouldn’t talk about it 
And I want you
We can bring it on the floor
You’ve never danced like this before
But we don’t talk about it
Dancin’ on 
Doin’ the boogie all night long
Stoned in paradise
Shouldn’t talk about it 
Shouldn’t talk about it

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Song Of The Week (April 20th, 2014)

This week’s Song of the Week comes from James Vincent McMorrow, a singer from Dublin, Ireland. He debuted in 2008 with “The Sparrow andthe Wolf” EP but only started to gain popularity after one of his songs from his first studio album appeared on Grey’s Anatomy.

James Vincent McMorrow – Old Dark Machine

 

Lyrics:

Spring, it came upon us
Every insect filled the air
Dropped their wings upon my brother
Cast their shadows on his hair

If we follow where they’re leading
We will surely come before
Some unseen and wondrous magic
Made of visions to explore

Near the town where we were living
There’s an old abandoned farm
And every year we’d plant an orchid
In the shelter of it’s arm

To protect us from the madness
Of the future still to come
It will be like this forever
It will keep you safe from harm

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Then they caught us in the summer
Dressed in fathers finest clothes
Knew the hat he wore to market
Alvin jacket filled with holes

I’ve been searching all these hours
For a hand as pale as bone
That would keep the strongest sunlight
And reflect the brightest stone

Near the town where we were living
Was a warm and fragrant smell
Of the orchid we had planted
Now a forest tall and well

What a statue to our greatness
What a story all will tell
They’ll remember us forever
They’ll remember where we fell

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

This old dark machine, it shakes and it shudders
Pulls to the left, dies near the gutter
But still in the road, the traffic is silent
The people they stare then they turn violent

If they should touch the hem of your dress
I would rise like a lion, strike out again
The faithful they wait, the faithful
They wait by the sign

Near the town where we were living
Came a loud and joyous sound
As the earth and all her beauty
Picked us up from off the ground

Carried far across the mountain
To a kingdom never bound
We will live like this forever
I will love you, I will love you, I will love you

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Song Of The Week (April 13th, 2014)

This week’s Song of the Week comes from Arctic Monkeys’s latest album AM launched on the last quarter of 2013. With a total of five albums which all peaked to number one in the UK Album Chart, an achievement that reminds me of Oasis – one of the greatest band of the 90s – with 7 from 7 number one albums, Arctic Monkeys is one of the bands that seems to get better and better with each album released.

The opening track of AM ,”Do I Wanna Know?“, is just brilliant and could arguably be considered one of their best singles so far. Alex’s vocals, the psychedelic mood and the obsessive drum beat make you wanna listen to this song again and again.

Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?

 

Lyrics:

Have you got colour in your cheeks?
Do you ever get that fear that you can’t shift 
The type that sticks around like summat in your teeth?
Are there some aces up your sleeve?
Have you no idea that you’re in deep?
I dreamt about you nearly every night this week
How many secrets can you keep?
‘Cause there’s this tune I found that makes me think of you somehow
And I play it on repeat
Until I fall asleep
Spilling drinks on my settee

(Do I wanna know)
If this feeling flows both ways?
(Sad to see you go)
Was sort of hoping that you’d stay
(Baby, we both know)
That the nights were mainly made for saying things that you can’t say tomorrow day

Crawlin’ back to you
Ever thought of calling when you’ve had a few?
‘Cause I always do
Maybe I’m too
Busy being yours to fall for somebody new
Now I’ve thought it through
Crawlin’ back to you

So have you got the guts?
Been wondering if your heart’s still open
And if so I wanna know what time it shuts
Simmer down and pucker up
I’m sorry to interrupt
It’s just I’m constantly on the cusp
Of trying to kiss you
I don’t know if you feel the same as I do
But we could be together if you wanted to

(Do I wanna know)
If this feeling flows both ways?
(Sad to see you go)
Was sort of hoping that you’d stay
(Baby, we both know)
That the nights were mainly made for saying things that you can’t say tomorrow day

Crawlin’ back to you
Ever thought of calling when you’ve had a few
‘Cause I always do
Maybe I’m too busy being yours to fall for somebody new
Now I’ve thought it through
Crawlin’ back to you

(Do I wanna know)
If this feeling flows both ways?
(Sad to see you go)
Was sort of hoping that you’d stay
(Baby, we both know)
That the nights were mainly made for saying things that you can’t say tomorrow day

(Do I wanna know?)
Too busy being yours to fall
(Sad to see you go)
Ever thought of calling, darling?
(Do I wanna know?)
Do you want me crawling back to you?

Song Of The Week (April 6th, 2014)

This week’s Song of the Week comes from Hozier, an Irish musician. His single “Take Me to Church” is essentially a song about sex but which is aimed against institutionalized homophobia supported by the church and other organizations. As Andrew Hoozier himself had told: “To me, it’s not even a gay issue or a civil rights issue, it’s a human rights issue, and it should offend us all. It’s just simple.

Hoozier – Take Me to Church

 

Lyrics:

My lover’s got humor
She’s the giggle at a funeral
Knows everybody’s disapproval
I should’ve worshipped her sooner
If the Heavens ever did speak
She’s the last true mouth piece
Every Sunday’s getting more bleak
A fresh poison each week
We were born sick, you heard them say it
My church offers no absolution
Tells me ‘worship in the bedroom’
The only heaven I’ll be sent to
Is when I’m alone with you
I was born sick, but I love it
Command me to be well

Amen (x3)

Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Oh good god, let me give you my life

Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins so you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Oh good god, let me give you my life

If I’m a pagan of the good time
My lover’s the sunlight
To keep the goddess on my side
She demands a sacrifice
To drain the whole sea
Get something shiny
Something meaty for the main course
That’s a fine looking high horse
What you got in the stable?
We’ve a lot of starving faithful
That looks tasty
That looks plenty
This is hungry work

Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins so you can sharpen your knife
Offer me my deathless death
Oh good god, let me give you my life

Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins so you can sharpen your knife
Offer me my deathless death
Then good god, let me give you my life

No masters or kings when the ritual begins
There is no sweeter innocence than our gentle sins
In the madness and soil of that sad earthly scene
Only then I am human
Only then I am clean

Amen (x3)

Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Oh good god, let me give you my life

Take me to church
I’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies
I’ll tell you my sins so you can sharpen your knife
Offer me that deathless death
Oh good god, let me give you my life