Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Long, Cool Woman in a Black Dress
Rockapella

Saturday night I was downtown, workin' for the FBI
Sitting in a nest of bad men,
Whiskey bottles piling high
A bootlegging boozer on the west side
Full of people who were doing wrong
I was just about to call up the DA man
When I heard this woman singing a song.

A pair of 45's made me open my eyes,
My temperature started to rise.
She was a -

Chorus
Long, cool woman in a black dress,
Just 5'9", beautiful, tall
Just one look, I was a bad mess
'Cause that long, cool woman had it all.

I saw her head up to the table,
Just a tall walking big, black cat,
Charlie said, "I sure hope that you're able, boy,
'Cause I'm telling you she knows where it's at."
Well, suddenly we heard the sirens
And everybody started to run,
Jumping out of doors and tables.
When I heard somebody shooting a gun.

Well the DA was pumping my left hand,
And she was holding my right.
I said, "Don't be scared, you're going to be spared,
Well, I'm gonna be forgiving
If I'm want to spend my living with a -

(Chorus)

Missy was fine, she blew my mind.
I think about her booty all the time.
She was a long, cool woman in a black dress...

Thursday, July 17, 2003

Bulletproof
Blue Rodeo

Tell me one more time again
Just like I didn't hear you
Like I don't know what's going through your mind, I do
I play the same game too
I know it's hard to stop
Even when you want to

Now the moon lights up your face
And I can see you're crying
You never liked me to see you cry, it's true
I've done some crying too
The hardest part about it
Is trying to hide it from you

It must be great to be so strong
Never needed anybody's help to carry on
But we're so scared of the silence and the tricks that we use
We're careful and we're cunning, but we're easily bruised
I don't want to lie about it
I'm not bulletproof

Well I finally found the way
To hide from all your glances
Til the waiting game we play is through
I can, but what's the use
When all I really want to do is hide out with you

It would be great to be so strong
You never needed anybody's help to get along
We're so scared of the silence and the language that we use
Yeah we're careful and we're cunning, but we're easily bruised
I don't want to kid about it
I'm not bulletproof

Tell me one more time again
I guess I didn't hear you
I don't know all the secrets that you keep inside
I tried the same thing too
But they all come pouring out of me when I'm talking to you

It must be great to be so strong
You never needed anybody else's help to carry on
But I'm not waking up each morning with forgiveness I can use
No I'm careless, and I'm cruel, but I'm still easily bruised

I'm so tired of lying about it
I'm not bulletproof
No, and I'm not going to lie about it
I'm not bulletproof

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Love Lift Me
Amanda Marshall

Somebody told me
Once in a lifetime
Destiny finds you and blows you away
Spins you in circles
Pulls you in pieces
Bleeds you like Jesus
And goes on its way
But it's oh so simple sometimes
Just to lay your heart open wide
If you wanna get to heaven
Then you gotta take the ride
CHORUS


Love lift me
Wherever you are
Convince me
I'm safe in your arms
Love lift me
Make sense of it all
Teach me to fly
And don't let me fall


Somebody told me
Love makes you stupid
Makes you go crazy
Makes you go blind
Comes uninvited
And leaves when it wants to
Calls you at midnight and ties up your line
But it's oh so sweet when it's right (there's nothin' better)
And you swear you won't but you might (you're gonna try)
Gotta fumble in the dark if you wanna see the light
CHORUS


And when it's all said and done
It's just the same for everyone
You're busy making your plans
Love's like a bird baby
Flying out of your hands


And it's oh so hard to explain (we don't know nothin')
And your heart gets hold of your brain (but still we try)
Better batten down the hatches baby
Here we go again


Love lift me
Wherever you are
Convince me
I'm safe in your arms
Love lift me /
I'm waiting on you
'Cause nothing can
lift meThe way that you do
Love lift me
Love lift me
Love lift me (only love can take me higher)
I wanna fly

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

The Heart of the Matter
Don Henley

I got the call today, I didn’t want to hear
But I knew that it would come
Old, true friend of ours was talking on the phone
She said you found someone
And I thought of all the bad luck, and the struggles we went through
How I lost me, and you lost you
What are these voices outside love’s open door
Make us throw off our contentment and beg for something more?

But I’m learning to live without you now
But I miss you sometimes
The more I know, the less I understand
All the things I thought I knew, I’m learning again

I’ve been trying to get down to the heart of the matter
But my will gets weak and my thoughts seem to scatter
But I think it’s about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don’t love me anymore

Oh, these times are so uncertain
There’s a yearning undefined
People filled with rage
We all need a little tenderness
How can love survive in such a graceless age?
Oh, the trust and self-assurance that lead to happiness
They’re the very things we kill, I guess
Oh, pride and competition
Cannot fill these empty arms
And the work I put between us
You know it doesn’t keep me warm

I’m learning to live without you now
But I miss you, baby
The more I know, the less I understand
All the things I thought I’d figured out, I have to learn again

I’ve been trying to get down to the heart of the matter
But everything changes and my friends seem to scatter
But I think it’s about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don’t love me anymore

There are people in your life who’ve come and gone
They let you down
You know, they hurt your pride
You better put it all behind you, baby
’Cause life goes on
You keep carrying that anger, it’ll eat you up inside, baby

I’ve been trying to get down to the heart of the matter
But my will gets weak and my thoughts seem to scatter
But I think it’s about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don’t love me

I’ve been trying to get down to the heart of the matter
Because the flesh will get weak and the ashes will scatter
So I’m thinking about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don’t love me

Forgiveness (yeah)
Forgiveness (baby)
Forgiveness (oh, yeah)
Forgiveness (ah, yeah)
Forgiveness (oh)
Forgiveness
Even if you don’t love me anymore
Forgiveness (oh)
Forgiveness (yeah)
Forgiveness
Forgiveness
Forgiveness…

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