Lyrics

Posted on June 13, 2007 by Steve

For me, music is mainly about the music, but sometimes the words make or break a song. I was going to post a groovy tune called "Map of Africa" (originally linked on idolator.com) but I couldn't get over the audaciously bad lyrics.

we're gonna make a map of Africa
all up in your pretty head baby
gonna find out where your delta lies
gonna know your perimeter lady

we're gonna make a map of Africa
all in your pretty bed baby
floating up between the pale green skies
tears falling like stars lady

we're gonna make a map of Africa
as I've already said baby
[*]
I'm gonna pioneer your heartlands
and speak the native tongue


*no, this was not a live recording

On the other hand, Community by Mirah and Spectratone International is minimalist musically, but has awfully clever lyrics. Maybe too clever -- the people at saidthegramophone missed the point entirely.

more:
Young Sensualists
by Throw Me The Statue

Everybody's Got Their Own Part To Play
by Shannon Wright

Not yet deleted

Posted on June 04, 2007 by Steve

Given the 99% Rule, I hoped for one or two keepers from the 127 accumulated mp3s. So far, not immediatedly deleted were Stars, a shoegazy Ulrich Schnauss track not recommended for Enya-haters, and A Blast of Loser by someone named Lindstrøm courtesy of someplace called Lizzyville.