John Grant: Queen of Denmark

I wanted to change the world
But I could not even change my underwear
And when the shit got really, really out of hand
I had it all the way up to my hairline
Which keeps receding like my self-confidence
As if I ever had any of that stuff anyway
I hope I didn’t destroy your celebration
Or your Bar Mitzvah, birthday party or your Christmas
You put me in this cage and threw away the key
It was this ‘us and them’ shit that did me in
You tell me that my life is based upon a lie
I casually mention that I pissed in your coffee
I hope you know that all I want from you is sex
To be with someone who looks smashing in athletic wear
And if your haircut isn’t right you’ll be dismissed
Get your walking papers and you can leave now

Don’t know what to want from this world
I really don’t know what to want from this world
I don’t know what it is you want to want from me
You really have no right to want anything from me at all
Why don’t you take it out on somebody else?
Why don’t you bore the shit out of somebody else?
Why don’t you tell somebody else that they’re selfish?
A weakling coward, a pathetic fraud

Who’s gonna be the one to save me from myself?
You’d better bring a stun gun and perhaps a crowbar
You’d better pack a lunch and get up really early
And you should probably get down on your knees and pray
It’s really fun to look embarrassed all the time
Like you could never cut the mustard with the big boys
I really don’t know who the fuck you think you are
Can I please see your license and your registration?

Don’t kno

w what to want from this world
I really don’t know what to want from this world
I don’t know what it is you want to want from me
You really have no right to want anything from me at all
Why don’t you take it out on somebody else?
Why don’t you bore the shit out of somebody else?
Why don’t you tell somebody else that they’re selfish?
A weakling coward, a pathetic fraud

So Jesus hasn’t come in here to pick you up
You’ll still be sitting right here ten years from now
You’re just a sucker but we’ll see who gets the last laugh
Who knows, maybe you’ll get to be the next queen of Denmark

 

John Grant: Queen of Denmark

I wanted to change the world
But I could not even change my underwear
And when the shit got really, really out of hand
I had it all the way up to my hairline
Which keeps receding like my self-confidence
As if I ever had any of that stuff anyway
I hope I didn’t destroy your celebration
Or your Bar Mitzvah, birthday party or your Christmas
You put me in this cage and threw away the key
It was this ‘us and them’ shit that did me in
You tell me that my life is based upon a lie
I casually mention that I pissed in your coffee
I hope you know that all I want from you is sex
To be with someone who looks smashing in athletic wear
And if your haircut isn’t right you’ll be dismissed
Get your walking papers and you can leave now

Don’t know what to want from this world
I really don’t know what to want from this world
I don’t know what it is you want to want from me
You really have no right to want anything from me at all
Why don’t you take it out on somebody else?
Why don’t you bore the shit out of somebody else?
Why don’t you tell somebody else that they’re selfish?
A weakling coward, a pathetic fraud

Who’s gonna be the one to save me from myself?
You’d better bring a stun gun and perhaps a crowbar
You’d better pack a lunch and get up really early
And you should probably get down on your knees and pray
It’s really fun to look embarrassed all the time
Like you could never cut the mustard with the big boys
I really don’t know who the fuck you think you are
Can I please see your license and your registration?

Don’t know what to want from this world
I really don’t know what to want from this world
I don’t know what it is you want to want from me
You really have no right to want anything from me at all
Why don’t you take it out on somebody else?
Why don’t you bore the shit out of somebody else?
Why don’t you tell somebody else that they’re selfish?
A weakling coward, a pathetic fraud

So Jesus hasn’t come in here to pick you up
You’ll still be sitting right here ten years from now
You’re just a sucker but we’ll see who gets the last laugh
Who knows, maybe you’ll get to be the next queen of Denmark

Official Music Video: Words, by Ane Brun

Posted from: Blaenau Gwent NP23, UK

Words, take her with you
Let her rest in your rhyme
Words, take her away
Somewhere, beyond time

Words, ease her breathing
Lay her softly on the floor
There, let her linger
And listen like ever before

Leave her windows uncovered at night
And fill her room with the city lights
As they illuminate the sky
It reminds her of the people outside
Cause she won’t sleep unless she heals her loneliness

Walk with her beneath the tree tops
Create new paths and memories
Show her, how the sunlight
Glances through the gaps between the leaves

Words, help her change the world
In only one verse
Tell her to reach for the stars
And to always put love first

Leave her windows uncovered at night
And fill her room with the city lights
As they illuminate the sky
It reminds her of the people outside
It reminds her of the people
It reminds her of the people
It reminds her of the people outside

‘these days’ by ane brun

There were nights, and mornings, when you’d come to me.
Find your way into my bones, my joints, into my veins.
Like an animal you called your darkness around me
you spelled your in charcoal all over my body
But these days I just walk with you
These days, I let you stay
A little further away but I’ll walk with you
These days, I let you stay
There were summerdays and nights when I was blind to you.
You were quiet and you were still even when the, moon was full
My temporary state of lightness would scare me
After all I was sure you were most stronger, I was daring.
But these days I just walk with you
These days, I let you stay
These days, I just talk with you
These days, I let you stay
A little further away but I’ll walk with you
These days, I let you stay
The things you shown me over the years,
The roads you blocked and how you defined me
These days, I just walk with you
These days, I let you stay
These days, I just talk with you
These days, these days

Tyler Ward Feat. Jess Moskaluke: We Found Love (by Rihanna)

Yellow diamonds in the light
And we’re standing side by side
As your shadow crosses mine
What it takes to come alive

It’s the way I’m feeling I just can’t deny
But I’ve gotta let it go

We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place Shine a light through an open door
Love and life I will divide
Turn away cause I need you more
Feel the heartbeat in my mind

It’s the way I’m feeling I just can’t deny
But I’ve gotta let it go We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place

Yellow diamonds in the light
And we’re standing side by side
As your shadow crosses mine… We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place

We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place
We found love in a hopeless place

(special thankks to Libby)

Hope Has A Place

One look at love, and you may see
It weaves a web over mystery
All raveled threads can rend apart
For hope has a place in the lover’s heart
Hope has a place in a lover’s heartWhispering world, a sigh of sighs
The ebb and the flow of the ocean tides
One breath, one word, may end or may start
A hope in a place of the lover’s heart
Hope has a place in a lover’s heart

Look to love, and you may dream
And if it should leave, then give it wings
But if such a love is meant to be
Hope is home, and the heart is free Under the heavens, we journey far
On roads of life, we’re the wanderers
So let love rise, so let love depart
Let hope have a place in the lover’s heart
Hope has a place in a lover’s heart

Look to love, and you may dream,
And if it should leave, then give it wings
But if such a love is meant to be
Hope is home, and the heart is freeHope is home, and the heart is free

{with love and thanks to Pip}

The Achingly Beautiful ‘Bending Albert’s Law’ by Karin Park – with Lyrics

The washing machine needs fixing here,
It’s early dark this time of year,
It’s small and cold,
I’m hiding in here,
Behind orange drapes,
And wafer walls,
I made a mess,
To make it feel like home,
Oh the stuff I packed,
Can’t fill this hole. 

I conjure you up,
You appear,
It’s ridiculous,
That you’re not here,
I bend Albert’s Law, slightly,
I say the magic word,
And you’re beside me. 
Out on Crouchen Hill,
You pull past and through,
I try your phone,
And I bought dry shoes,
The squelch of rubber soles on wet tar,
There’s too many steps,
From where you are. 

I conjure you up,
You appear,
It’s ridiculous,
That you’re not here,
I bend Albert’s Law, slightly,
I say the magic word,
And you’re beside me. 
I conjure you up,
You appear,
It’s ridiculous,
That you’re not here,
I bend Albert’s Law, slightly,
I say the magic word,
‘til you’re beside me. 
~ Karin Park (Bend Albert’s Law, from the album Highwire Poetry)
{With special thanks to Chris, for touching my soul with this beautiful song}
NOTE:
These lyrics have been transcribed from listening to the song… many times! Any corrections gratefully accepted. And what is Albert’s Law? Please get in touch – leave a comment below or email me on rycariad@gmail.com – I would love to hear from you.
Links:

www.karinpark.com
www.facebook.com/karinpark
www.myspace.com/karinpark
www.last.fm/music/Karin+Park
www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/qj4z

Buy on iTunes:

www.itunes.apple.com/gb/album/highwire-poetry-deluxe-edition/id525778296

Buy on Amazon:

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B007RC8OMK

I’ve Got a Life (Though it Refuses to Shine)

Turn it down so I can’t hear it
Turn it out so I can’t see it
It’s just useless to ignore
We’re going down, you don’t feel it
Turn it round, you don’t mean it and
I can’t stand it anymore
When the whole world sighs
And it’s making you so deflated

I’ve got a life
Though it refuses to shine
I’ve got a life it aint over (it aint over)
I’ve got a way
It’s the only things that’s mine
All I’m asking for is tenderness
A little tenderness
Ooo it’s a cruel place
You never asked to be here
Nobody cares and no one’s gonna help you now (hold on)
It’s dog eat dog the human race
The only thing they’ll do is hate you (hate you)

Such a crime to be unkind
Turn your cheek pretend you’re blind
I’ve got a life
Though it refuses to shine
I’ve got a life it aint over
It aint over
I’ve got a way
It’s the only thing that’s mine
All I’m asking for is tenderness
Tenderness

I’ve got a life
Though it refuses to shine
I’ve got a life it aint over
It aint over
I’ve got a way
It’s the only thing that’s mine
All I’m asking for is tenderness
Be strong now baby
Gotta be strong now baby
Gotta be strong! 

Pills

I hope my smile can distract you,
I hope my fists 

can fight for two,
So it never has to show,
And you’ll never know. 

I hope my love 

can blind you,
I hope my arms 

can bind you,
So you’ll never have to see,
What we’ve grown to be. 
One may think 

we’re alright,
But we need pills 

to sleep at night,
We need lies 

to make it through the day,
We’re not ok. 

One may think 

we’re doing fine,
But if I had to lay it on the line,
We’re losing ground 

with every passing day,
We’re not ok. 
But that’s one thing 

I would never,
One thing I would never,
That’s one thing 

I would never,
Say to you. 
Specially for my brother, Oliver Tyler
{and for T, my lost soul-mate}

Michael Bublé: Haven’t Met You Yet (Official Music Video & Lyrics)

I’m not surprised, not everything lasts
I’ve broken my heart so many times I stopped keeping track
Talk myself in, I talk myself out
I get all worked up then I let myself down

I tried so very hard not to loose it
I came up with a million excuses
I thought, I thought of every possibility
And I know some day that it’ll all turn out
You’ll make me work so we can work to work it out
And I promise you kid that I give so much more than I get
I just haven’t met you yet

I might have to wait, I’ll never give up
I guess it’s half timin and the other half’s luck
Wherever you are, whenever it’s right
You’ll come outta nowhere and into my life
And I know that we can be so amazin
And baby your love is gonna change me
And now I can see every possibility

Somehow I know that it’ll all turn out
You’ll make me work so we can work to work it out
And promise you kid I’ll give so much more than I get
I just haven’t met you yet
They say all’s fair in love and war
But I won’t need to fight it
We’ll get it right and we’ll be united

And I know that we can be so amazin
And bein in your life is gonna change me
And now I can see every single possibility
And someday I know it’ll all turn out
And I’ll work to work it out
Promise you kid I’ll give more than I get

Oh you know it’ll all turn out
And you’ll make me work so we can work to work it out
And promise you kid to give so much more than I get yeah
I just haven’t met you yet
I just haven’t met you yet
Oh promise you kid to give so much more than I get
I said love love love love love love love
I just haven’t met you yet