Posts Tagged ‘lyrics’

I may not be perfection, but i never claimed to be…

February 14, 2011 1 comment

Another song of joy I found today by Meghan Tonjes:

She is wonderful! 🙂 The lyrics are beautiful and it has been on repeat all day.

Out on the open highway
Out in the open air
See the world move beneath me
Leaving without a care
I know just where I came from
But I don’t know where I’ll end
Only thing that im sure of
I’d do it all again

I found a boy I could love
Maybe I found a few
Even with best intention
They never followed through
If he could take my heart now
He’d put right in her chest
Thinking he’d have a girl
He finally could love best

And im gonna be fine, fine, fine
I’m gonna be brilliant

This year is gonna be better
And you’re gonna see
Im gonna be stronger and a braver me
And im gonna make it ’cause I said I would
And do all the things you said I never could

I may not be perfection
But I never claimed to be
Maybe if I was thin or beautiful classically
Of all of the things I carry
And all of the things I know
I know that I will be loved
No matter where I go

And im gonna be fine, fine, fine
I’m just gonna be different

Maybe you’re the kind who needs lights falling down
Maybe you’re the kind who needs stars racing to the ground
Just to feel the things you wish for are coming true

Sometimes it’s hard to get up
Maybe it’s hard to speak
You think no one understands you
Feel like nobody sees
When the night’s dark around you
With all of the things you’ve lost
Know that the hope inside you
Sometimes is worth the cost

And we’re gonna be fine, fine, fine
We’ll be together

The Burns Unit

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment

At the weekend I went to Celtic Connections (for the first time, hoorah!) to see the Burns Unit. They are quite new and very wonderful and contain some of my favourite people: Karine Polwart, Kim Edgar, King Creosote…etc. I went to see them once before and they are so exciting to watch. They play so many different styles and the lyrics are wonderful. I never usually want to sit and listen to a whole album by a band in one go but their first one is definitely one I can do that to. It is wonderful.

My favourite song is “Since we’ve fallen out”. It is the first song on their album and they have played it first at both gigs I have been too. It sometimes makes me cry as it is very true and I imagine a lot of people can relate to it and what it says. Also- Karine Polwart and King Creosote voice combination is just beautiful. Enjoy!

I can think of better things…

April 23, 2010 1 comment

I was going to post a big election related post. I won’t do that at the moment; I shall keep it short. But I have been struggling with choosing who to vote for. I’m taking it very seriously which I think everyone should do and I’m trying to work out what the big issues are. For me, it’s Trident. To me, it is hypocritical and immoral. It makes me sad. Anyway, it’s had a big effect on how I want to vote. Instead of ramble on about it I shall leave the lyrics, and a video if I can find it, of a Karine Polwart song. When I went to see one of her gigs, she sang this and explained that she wrote it about Trident. It seems to sum up a lot of the feelings I have towards it all. And yes…for the moment I shall still be sad about it all. But maybe one day, it shall all change. I shall hope.

Ten thousand years of big ideas
Distilled into a billion fears
A grand design, a shiny rocket
A bullet in a bully’s pocket

So mesmerized by particles
We disregard the articles
The ones we wrote to keep the peace
Sullied now in blood and greed and grease

Is this the best that we can do?
Oh I can think of better things, can’t you?

With the devil’s pitchfork in our hands
We turn the fields of foreign lands
We mine the Gulf, we dig it deeper
We free the serpent from its keeper

Yet these are the hands that fix the bones
The ones that build with sticks and stones
These are the hands that plant the tree
The ones that pull the newborn baby free

Is this the best that we can do?
Oh I can think of better things, can’t you?
Oh I can think of better things
That hands can make and hearts can sing

For now we deal with those for whom
A life is but a carnal tomb
In which the darkness holds no power
Neither does the final hour

We may lament the deadly art
Of tiny atoms torn apart
Visions that we can’t return
And future fires in which we fear we’ll burn

But this is the art of those before
Who found a cure within the core
The noble mind behind the ray
That eased our earthly cares away

Is this the best that we can do?
Oh I can think of better things, can’t you?
Oh I can think of better things
That hands can make and hearts can sing
And hearts can sing

Better Things: Music and Lyrics by Karine Polwart