Flash forward to last night. He did it! Not for long, but he can take his hands off whatever he is
Oh, boy… how far away could walking be?
The Songs in my Head
If I could burn a CD right at this very instant this is what would be on it. I will even throw in a bonus: my favorite line from the song so that you too can get them stuck in your head:
1. Save a Prayer, Duran Duran
Feel the breeze deep on the inside, / Look you down into the well / If you can, you'll see the world in all his fire / Take a chance
Like all dreamers can't find another way / You don't have to dream it all, just live a day
2. 99 Red Balloons, Nena (English version)
99 decisions treat / 99 ministers meet / To worry, worry, super scurry / Call the troops out in a hurry / This is what we've waited for
This is it boys, this is war / The president is on the line / As 99 red balloons go by
3. Just like Heaven, The Cure
Daylight licked me into shape / I must have been asleep for days / And moving lips to breathe her name / I opened up my eyes
I found myself alone / Alone / Alone above a raging sea / That stole the only girl I loved / And drowned her deep inside of me
4. Bullet the Blue Sky, U2
Suit and tie comes up to me / His face red like a rose on a thorn bush / Like all the colors of a royal flush / And he's peelin' off those dollar bills / Slappin' 'em down / One hundred, two hundred
5. Add it Up, Violent Femmes
I've given you / decision to make things to lose / things to take / just as she's about ready to cut it up / she says wait a minute honey, I'm gonna add it up / add it up! add it up! add it up!
6. Laid, James
Caught your hand inside the till / Slammed your fingers in the drawer / Fought with kitchen knives and skewers / Dressed me up in women's clothes / Messed around with gender roles / Dye my eyes and call me pretty
7. Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana
And I forget just why I taste, / Oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile. / I found it hard, it's hard to find. / Oh well, whatever, never mind.
8. International Love Song, STP
“neeeer neeeer neeeer neeeer ner-ner-ner-ner neer-neer-neer!” Mouth guitar by Pump Mama. Seriously, I don’t remember the words. I was drowning in flannel.
9. One, U2
You say love is a temple, love a higher law / Love is a temple, love the higher law / You ask me to enter, but then you make me crawl / And I can't be holding on, to what you got / When all you got is hurt
10. Across the Universe, The Beatles
Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup / They slither wildly as they slip away across the universe / Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind / Possessing and caressing me
11. Buffalo Soldier, Bob Marley
Woe yoe yoe, woe woe yoe yoe
Woe yoe yeo yo, yo yo woe yo woe yo yoe
(It’s a serious song, but these lyrics are just so FUN to sing)
12. Anna Begins, Counting Crows
So maybe I should / Snap her up in a butterfly net... / Pin her down on a photograph album...
13. White Houses, Vanessa Carlton
Crashed on the floor when I moved in / This little bungalow with some strange new friends /Stay up too late, and I'm too thin / We promise each other it's til the end
Note: lyrics from LyricWiki. As if Wikipedia wasn’t cool enough.
Note.2: Daylight licked me into shape??? I thought it was daylight faded into shade. I like my version better.
Note.3: 99 ministers meet……That’s what she is saying?! Shheese, I just sang min-IS-terse me. I had no idea what she was talking about. Nena put the EM-pha-SIS on the wrong syl-LA-BLE.