A Bad Desire

The Bruce Springsteen song ‘I’m on Fire’ was released on his 1984 seventh album Born In The U.S.A. and the single charted #5 in the UK and made it to #6 in the US.  The album’s music was written by Springsteen and recorded with his E Street Band.  ‘I’m On Fire’ won for Best Male Video at the second MTV Video Music Awards, held in 1985.  In an impromptu session, Springsteen, pianist Roy Bittan, and drummer Max Weinberg recorded the first version of this song themselves, because the rest of the band was taking a break when inspiration struck.  Bruce was playing around with a slow Johnny Cash rhythm that formed into this soft rockabilly beat.  The other E Street Band members were Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Garry Tallent and Steven Van Zandt.  This was Bruce’s fourth of a record-tying seven Top 10 hit singles to be released from Born in the U.S.A.

The song is extremely simple, and it may just be a romantic fantasy.  The song is about a man who asks a married woman if her daddy is home, and this seems weird to me, as I would never refer to a woman’s husband as her daddy, but in some cultures, this is perfectly acceptable.  I imagine that if the woman is young and beautiful, that some men may get the idea that they are being provided for by a rich man, who is almost like their daddy, but this whole thing is creepy to me.  He tries to seduce the woman by telling her that he could do things to her that her husband is not capable of.  The desire he has for her is so strong that it feels like somebody cut into his skull with a six-inch knife.  He wakes up in the night sweating and it feels like a freight train is running through his head.  His lust for this woman makes him feel like he’s on fire, and she is the only one that can put out the flames.

Hey little girl, is your daddy home?
Did he go away and leave you all alone? Mhmm
I got a bad desire
Oh oh oh, I’m on fire

Tell me now, baby, is he good to you?
And can he do to you the things that I do? Oh no
I can take you higher
Oh oh oh, I’m on fire

Sometimes it’s like someone took a knife, baby
Edgy and dull and cut a six inch valley
Through the middle of my skull

At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet
And a freight train running through the middle of my head
Only you can cool my desire
Oh oh oh, I’m on fire
Oh oh oh, I’m on fire
Oh oh oh, I’m on fire

Woo ooh ooh
Woo ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh
Woo ooh ooh
Woo ooh ooh

Written for Bee’s Love Is In Da Blog 22 where today we are allowed to choose our own love song.

Random Love

Warren Zevon wrote and recorded ‘Accidentally, Like a Martyr’ on his 1978 third studio album Excitable Boy.  Warren was married to Crystal Ann Brelsford from 1974 – 1981 and he was a womanizer who raved maniacally (and sometimes violently) through alcoholic blackouts, terrorizing his wife, Crystal, and scarring his two children, Jordan and Ariel.  Like a lot of Zevon’s work, the lyrics in this song are abstract enough that they can be made to fit just about anyone’s own personal interpretation.  This song is probably about a relationship that has grown old and stale, so the man is unhappy and worn out, because he thinks he is stuck or trapped in it, and he cannot leave.  Many couples stay together even when they’re in a rut, but time has its way of changing things.

He is not satisfied with the way his life is turning out, as he wants to be with his friends, but his “phone don’t ring” anymore, because marriage changes people and his former friends are all long gone.  He is beyond being depressed, to the point where he feels like the “sun refused to shine”.  He feels that he is still paying for things that are already his.  Relationships have a way of changing over time, and as this happens, physical intimacy is often affected.  In this song, the man goes from being passionate making “mad love” when they were first together, which transforms into “shadow love” when they were happy being together, and this becomes “random love” as their intimacies became more sporadic with time and finally, they have “abandoned love”, as they no longer interact in that way.

He refers to himself as being a “martyr”, because he has given his life for a cause, which is the vows that he made which are still keeping this relationship together.  This is not the life that he envisioned for himself, as he probably acquiesced to this point, because he doesn’t see a way to turn things around, hence he is “accidentally like a martyr” and has given up on the life that he desired, for the sake of his family.  Every day things seem to get worse, and as the “hurt gets worse” for him, his “heart grows harder”, so he can deal with the pain.  “The days slide by” and he second guesses the decisions that he made, figuring that he should have done some things differently.  The distance between him and his wife keeps growing and this causes him to be even more lonely.  He probably feels like he is waking up next to someone that doesn’t love him anymore.

The phone don’t ring
And the sun refused to shine
Never thought I’d have to pay so dearly
For what was already mine
For such a long, long time

We made mad love
Shadow love
Random love
And abandoned love
Accidentally like a martyr
The hurt gets worse and the heart gets harder

The days slide by
Should have done, should have done, we all sigh
Never thought I’d ever be so lonely
After such a long, long time
Time out of mind

We made mad love
Shadow love
Random love
And abandoned love
Accidentally like a martyr
The hurt gets worse and the heart gets harder

Written for Bee’s Love Is In Da Blog 22 where today we are asked to find a random love song.

Perfect For a Wedding

This Love Song is far from being my favorite, but it is dear to me, because it is such a rare Grateful Dead song.  ‘If I Had The World to Give’ was written by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter and it was released on their tenth studio album Shakedown Street in 1978.  Shakedown Street was the final album for Keith and Donna Jean Godchaux, who left the band a few months after its release.  After the Grateful Dead dissolved, this song was released on Beyond Description, a Grateful Dead twelve-CD box set with music from 1973–1989 released in 2004, and Road Trips: Vol 1, Number 4 from Winterland 1978 Bonus CD, released in 2008.  This song was only performed three times in concert and then it was dropped from their rotation.

Four of their other songs which also have the distinction of only being played 3 times are ‘Blues for Allah’, ‘Empty Pages’, ‘Golden Road’ and ‘Money Money’.  They only have 3 other songs that were played less, with ‘Sage & Spirit’ being played twice, and ‘Rosemary’ along with ‘Salt Lake City’ each only being played once.  Having a special someone to share things with in your life should double your fun and cut back on your grief.  Anything that you share with another person, can be a way of expressing your love for them.  Moments, experiences, opinions, thoughts, dreams and feelings can all be shared as you spend time together.  In this song, a man wants to share the world with his lover, and he wonders how she will handle it.  He is probably not able to give her everything that she wants, and he wonders if a song would satisfy her.  He tells her that if she lets him into her world, he promises to love her forever.

If I had the world to give
I’d give it to you – long as you live
Would you let it fall
or hold it all in your arms?

If I had a song to sing
I’d sing it to you – as long as you live
Lullabye – or maybe a plain serenade
wouldn’t you laugh, dance, and cry
or be afraid at the trade you made?

I may not have the world to give to you
but maybe I have a tune or two
Only if you let me be your world
could I ever give this world to you,
could I ever give this world to you

But I will give what love I have to give
I will give what love I have to give
I will give what love I have to give
long as I live

If I had a star to give
I’d give it to you – long as you live
Would you have the time
to watch it shine – watch it shine
or ask for the moon and heaven too?
I’d give it to you.

Maybe I’ve got no star to spare
or anything fine or even rare
Only if you let me be your world
would I ever give this world to you
could I ever give this world to you

Written for Bee’s Love Is In Da Blog 22 where today we are asked to find a Love Song that is dear to us.

Taste Like Rock Candy

‘Watercolor Eyes’ is sung by Lana Del Rey, and this song was featured on the 2022 soundtrack album for the second season of the HBO television teen drama series Euphoria.  Lana wrote this song with Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer Nasri Tony Atweh and Jim Keltner played drums on the track.  Watercolor eyes represents that her eyes have teared up and this excess moisture caused her eyeshadow and mascara to smudge and run, which can happen even when the person is using what are supposed to be waterproof cosmetics.

This song is one of Lana’s easier-to-understand songs, because even though the lyrics are flush with metaphors, it is clear that she is romantically frustrated.  She is involved with a toxic partner who breaks up with her and then he makes up and they get back together, and all this back and forth is making her mad.  She likes him on the hot summer days, when he is refreshingly cool like a watermelon, but other times she tries to avoid him, because he stings like getting lemon juice in an open cut or a scratch.  He can be very annoying when he plays his guitar while she is trying to get some sleep, so pretty much he is a real a-hole.  Her lover is continuously breaking up and then making up and this distresses her, because she knows that ain’t right.

Why you always doin’ that?
Breakin’ up with me, then makin’ up
Just to make me mad

I think that you taste like rock candy
Sweet like beaches, leave me all sandy
Why do you leave me with watercolor eyes?

Young love don’t always last forever
Wild horses can’t keep us together
So what if you taste just like heaven?
That don’t make it right

Hot summer and cold watermelon
Your love stings like blood and a lemon
Why do you leave me with watercolor eyes?

Watеrcolor eyes
Watercolor еyes
Watercolor eyes
That don’t make it right

Why you always doin’ that?
Playing guitar while I’m sleepin’
Actin’ like a brat

I think that you’re sweet like rock candy
Warm like beaches that leave me sandy
Why do you leave me with watercolor eyes?

Young love don’t always last forever
Wild horses can’t keep us together
So what if you taste just like heaven?
That don’t make it right

Hot summer and cold watermelon
Your love stings like blood and a lemon
Why do you leave me with watercolor eyes?

Watercolor eyes
Watercolor eyes
Watercolor eyes
That don’t make it right

Watercolor eyes
Watercolor eyes
Watercolor eyes
That don’t make it right

Why you always doin’ that?
Breakin’ up with me, then makin’ up
Just to make me mad

Oh-oh
Hey, hey
Why?
That don’t make it right

Written for Bee’s Love Is In Da Blog 22 where today we are asked to find a Love Song from 2022.

About His Daughter

How can you tell if an instrumental is a love song?  To me the meaning of the song comes through the lyrics, but I guess that any beautiful music which makes your heart happy, can be considered to be a love song.  I guess the song ‘(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story’ the theme from the movie Love Story which appeared in the film as an instrumental, would have to be considered a love song, but it was written with lyrics, which were rejected.  The Paul Mauriat song ‘Love Is Blue’ is an instrumental which went to #1 in the US in 1968, but this song also has lyrics.  I am going to go with the Allman Brothers instrumental song ‘Jessica’ which was released on their 1973 Brothers And Sisters album and made it to #65 on the US charts.

Jessica is the name of Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts’ daughter.  He was working on this song when she crawled into the room and inspired him.  Jessica Betts was born May 14, 1972 and she was one year old when her dad wrote the song.  Betts had Jessica with Sandy Bluesky, who also inspired the famous Allman Brothers song ‘Blue Sky’, which he wrote for her.  The couple were married in 1973.  Baby Jessica bounced along to the song’s rhythm, and Betts attempted to capture her attitude with its melody.  He invited fellow guitarist Les Dudek over to collaborate on it, and Dudek performed the bridge.  Guitarist Dickey Betts wrote the majority of this song at the band’s farm, a 432-acre group hangout in Juliette, Georgia.

In the mid-1970s, ‘Jessica; became even more familiar to radio listeners in London, England as a theme on Capital Radio’s album rock show Your Mother Wouldn’t Like It, and then won a huge audience as the theme for BBC Television’s Top Gear British car motoring series.  It’s also been featured in numerous movies, TV shows like The Simpsons episode “Little Big Girl” and My Name Is Earl episode “Randy in Charge”, and during the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode “The Thing That Couldn’t Die”.  The song was featured in the movie Field of Dreams and at the end of the 1994 movie Lassie.  There was later glory, too, for a live recording of ‘Jessica’ that was included on the album An Evening With The Allman Brothers Band: 2nd Set, which was released in 1995.  The following year, that version won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.  A 2006 Wall Street Journal article deemed it “a true national heirloom”.

Dickey Betts wrote this instrumental piece as a tribute to Django Reinhardt, as it only uses two fingers in the guitar part.  Reinhardt was a famous jazz guitarist who could only use two fingers in his playing as a result of a childhood injury.  ‘Jessica’ was the first Allman Brothers song recorded with new bassist Lamar Williams after the fatal motorcycle accident of Berry Oakley.

Written for Bee’s Love Is In Da Blog 22 where today we are asked to find a Love Song without words.

Forget About Her

The Halestorm song ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’ is not your typical love song, as it is considered to be an anti-love song by some, but it is actually about a girl giving advice to a guy that got dumped, and she knows just how to make him feel better.  It was released on their 2012 second album The Strange Case Of… and the single got to #2 on the Billboard magazine Mainstream Rock chart and it reached #16 on the Billboard magazine Hot Rock & Alternative Songs.  The song was written by Lzzy Hale, and Dave Bassett and the single and video ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’ won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance.  Halestorm is a female-fronted rock band from Red Lion, Pennsylvania with Lzzy Hale singing lead vocals, playing rhythm guitar, and piano, Joe Hottinger is the lead guitarist, and he sings backing vocals, Josh Smith plays bass guitar, and does backing vocals, and Lzzy’s younger brother Arejay Hale plays drums, percussion, and sings backing vocals.  Lzzy and Arejay cofounded the group in 1997, and they have made four studio albums, one live album, ten extended plays, twenty-one singles, ten promotional singles and nineteen music videos.

‘Love Bites (So Do I)’ shows that Lzzy Hale has a sense of humor, and this song was meant to be an empowering song for people when love doesn’t work out for them.  It’s a very realistic way of looking at relationships and it illustrates a willingness to represent young women in today’s fast-paced society, because instead of just talking about falling in love or having your heart broken, it bites back.  It is a way of saying, yes, everything can end, but it has this rejuvenating quality that allows a person to stand up and say that this situation sucks, but it’s not going to drag me down with it.  Lzzy said that a lot of personal stuff came out in this song, opening up those floodgates, because the group had been living two feet from each other, so a lot has happened.

Hale explained that she took a little stab against the media’s portrayal of love with this song.  She said, “Your heart cannot be measured or judged by the quizzes in magazines and scenes in movies.  So, for both boys and girls I tell you this, love who and how you want, and for god’s sake when love bites, bite back!  That bitch can eat her heart out!”  A lot of women’s magazines have these love tests, or “Do you actually love him” quizzes and Lzzy stated that she knew many girls that were obsessed with these Cosmopolitan-like quizzes that ask, “Am I being loved enough?”, or “Is my man right for me?”, so this was her attempt at being a girl that would stand next to the guy.  Lzzy bites back, so she ends up with the guy who had his heart broken, and if all is fair in love and war, then it is OK to steal another girl’s man.

Don’t listen what your girlfriend says
She reads those magazines
That say you failed the test
You don’t have what she needs
I slither like a viper
And get you by the neck
I know a thousand ways
To help you forget about her
That bitch can eat her heart out…
Love bites
But so do I

So do I
Love bites
But so do I
So do I
LOVE BITES!
My lips are pale and vicious
You’re foaming at the mouth

You’ve suffered in the darkness?
Well, I’ll suck the pain right out!
So come and taste the reason
I’m nothing like the rest
I’ll kiss you in a way
You’ll never forget about me
That chick can eat her heart out…
Love bites
But so do I

So do I
Love bites
But so do I
So do I
So do I…
It tucks you in and kicks you down

It chews you up and spits you out

It messes with your sanity
By twisting all your thoughts around
They say it’s blind
They say it waits

But every time it seals your fate
Now it’s got you by the balls
And won’t let go until you fall
I WAS DOWN AND OUT, GOT UP!
I SAID “HEY LOVE, I’VE HAD ENOUGH!”

I’VE FELT PLEASURE WITHOUT PAIN!
MY SOUL, YOU’LL NEVER TAKE!
Love bites
But so do I…

Love bites
But so do I
So do I
Love bites
But so do I
So do I
So do I
Love bites
(And so do I
So do I)
Love bites
Love BITES!

Written for Bee’s Love Is In Da Blog 22 where today we are asked to find a Love Song from 2012.

Hole In My Heart

‘If You Want My Love’ was written by guitarist Rick Nielsen and released by Cheap Trick in 1982 on their sixth studio album One on One.  It reached #11 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart, went to #45 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and it made it to #29 in the UK.  A lot of people consider this song to be very Beatlesque, saying that the song’s middle eight is similar to that of The Beatles’ ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’.  A middle 8 is a brief passage in a song, that provides a departure from the regular alternation of verse and chorus sections.  Obviously, it occurs towards the middle of the song, is traditionally eight bars in length although that is not necessary, and is in a different tempo, melody, or sometimes a different key than the rest of the song.  This is incorporated to break away from the simple repetition structure of the two-repeating verse/chorus sections, by introducing new elements into the song and it is often referred to as the bridge, or the break.  This dynamic contrast being neither the verse or the chorus gives the song a different feel.

In 1967, Rick Nielsen formed Fuse with Tom Petersson and they released one album before they dissolved.  When Brad Carlson, who used the stage name Bun E. Carlos joined on drums, Fuse moved to Philadelphia in 1971.  Randy Hogan, also known as Xeno, was their original lead singer, but he left the band shortly after its formation to join Straight Up and when they returned from a 1973 European tour back to Illinois, they added folk singer Robin Zander.  The band adopted the name Cheap Trick after attending a Slade concert, where Petersson commented that the band used “every cheap trick in the book” as part of their act.  Cheap Trick started performing at bowling allies and small concert venues around the band’s hometown of Rockford, Illinois.  In 1980, Petersson left the band, and Pete Comita initially replaced him on bass and later John Brant took that spot.  In 1987, Petersson rejoined the Cheap Trick fold.  In 2010, after Carlos had stopped recording and touring with Cheap Trick, he was replaced by Rick Nielsen’s son, Daxx.

Cheap Trick has performed live more than 5,000 times and sold more than 20 million albums.  Over the course of its career, the band has experienced several resurgences of popularity and built a dedicated cult following.  Cheap Trick were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 and VH-1 ranked them 25th on the list of 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.  I think this song is about a guy who is ready to take things to the next level with his girl, and he is making the first move by telling her that she can have his love.  He is lonely and he doesn’t think that she has noticed him yet, but he is done hiding, even though he feels that she is way more attractive than he is.  If he doesn’t make the first move, nothing will ever happen between them, and he just can’t fight the way he feels about her anymore.

Ah
Ah

If you want my love you got it
When you need my love you got it
I won’t hide it
I won’t throw your love away, ooh

If you want my love you got it
When you need my love you got it
I won’t hide it
I won’t throw your love away, ooh

Yes, I thought you were a mystery girl
A special girl in this crazy old world
You couldn’t see me when I laid eyes on you

Lonely is only a place
You don’t know what it’s like
You can’t fight it
It’s a hole in my heart, in my heart

If you want my love you got it
When you need my love you got it
I won’t hide it
I won’t throw your love away, ooh

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah

You hold the secrets of love in this world
I’m hypnotized by your every word
A special face, a special voice
A special smile in my life

‘Cause lonely is only a place
You don’t know what it’s like
You can’t fight it
It’s a hole in my heart, in my heart

If you want my love you got it
When you need my love you got it
I won’t hide it
I won’t throw your love away, ooh

If you want my love you got it
When you need my love you got it
I won’t hide it
I won’t throw your love away, ooh

If you want my love you got it
When you need my love you got it
You won’t hide it
You won’t throw your love away, ooh

Written for Bee’s Love Is In Da Blog 22 where today we are allowed to choose our own Love Song.

Fred Only Knows

The spelling “a capella” is the correct way of writing this, but Americans as usual have their own way, and we often use the word acapella to classify singing without instrumental accompaniment.  ‘God Only Knows’ was released on Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys eleventh studio album by in 1966.  It was written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher, a songwriter and advertising copywriter who composed the lyrics.  This song is often praised as one of the greatest songs ever written, and as the Beach Boys’ finest record.  In 2021, it was ranked number 11 in Rolling Stone’s list of the greatest songs of all time, and Mojo Magazine ranked this song as the 13th greatest song of all time.  Pitchfork media named it the best song of the 1960s.  Oddly when it first released, it only reached #39 on the US charts, however it did get to #2 in the UK.

Brian and Tony were talking about the 1944 popular jazz standard ‘Stella by Starlight’ and that became the inspiration to write this song.  Brian said he thought Tony saw something, like being blind then in your head you see a place, or a song and they saw that song together, because they were both in the same place and this is why they worked so well together.  Tony and Brian had a lengthy conversation about using the word God in this song, because unless you were Kate Smith and you were singing ‘God Bless America’, no one thought you could say God in a song.  No one had done it, and Brian didn’t want to be the first person to try it.  They thought about titling this ‘Fred Only Knows’, but God worked better.

Carl Wilson sang lead vocals, with Brian Wilson and Bruce Johnston backing him.  The instrumental recording featured Carl Wilson on twelve string guitar, Hal Blaine on drums, Jim Gordon on percussion, Lyle Ritz on string bass, Carol Kaye on electric bass, Ray Pohlman on danelectro bass, Don Randi on piano, Larry Knechtel on organ, Carl Fortina and Frank Morocco on accordion, Leonard Hartman on clarinet and bass clarinet, Bill Green and Jim Horn on flute, Alan Robinson on French horn, Jay Migliori on baritone saxophone, Leonard Malarsky and Sid Sharp on violin, Darrel Terwilliger on viola and Jesse Erlich on cello.  Brian said that there were 23 musicians present during the ‘God Only Knows’ sessions, although only 16 are credited as being present on the actual take that was used for the final song.  The Beach Boys rereleased Pet Sounds in 1995, a three-CD, ninety-song box set containing alternate takes, instrumental tracks and the first true stereo mix of the landmark album with an a cappella version of this song.

This song is about how life will be different for somebody without their lover and this situation of what his life would become could only be fathomed by God.  It is a modern take on Romeo and Juliet, where the guy says that life would still go on, but he is not planning on moving forward after this devastating loss, because his love is eternal.  Wilson said that Asher’s and his intention was to create the feeling of being blind, but in being blind, they could see more.

I may not always love you
But long as there are stars above you
You never need to doubt it
I’ll make you so sure about it
God only knows what I’d be without you

If you should ever leave me
Though life would still go on, believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would living do me
God only knows what I’d be without you

God only knows what I’d be without you
If you should ever leave me
Though life would still go on, believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would living do me
God only knows what I’d be without you

God only knows what I’d be without you
God only knows what I’d be without you
God only knows what I’d be without you
God only knows what I’d be without you (God only knows)
God only knows what I’d be without you (what I’d be without you)
God only knows what I’d be without you (God only knows)
God only knows what I’d be without you (what I’d be without you)
God only knows what I’d be without you (God only knows)
God only knows what I’d be without you (what I’d be without you)
God only knows what I’d be without you (God only knows)
God only knows what I’d be without you (what I’d be without you)
God only knows what I’d be without you

Written for Bee’s Love Is In Da Blog 22 where today we are asked to find an A Capella Love Song.

Still Belong to Each Other

I had a difficult time with this, as Eminem, Nelly, Usher, Ashanti, and Nickelback ruled the music charts in 2002, and I think this may have been the worst year ever for music.  Rock, R&B and Pop seemed to disappear as rap, hip-hop and country music dominated the sales.  I finally settled on ‘Underneath Your Clothes’ by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira, which she wrote for her fifth studio album and her English-language debut, Laundry Service that was released in 2001.  Shakira was encouraged by American singer Gloria Estefan to record songs in English as she believed the singer had the potential to crossover into the English-language pop market.  ‘Underneath Your Clothes’ reached #3 on the UK singles chart and it went to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.  ‘Underneath Your Clothes’ is listed at #391 on Blender’s “The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born” list.

This power ballad was released on February 11, 2002, and it tells the story of unconditional love that a woman has for her boyfriend, and it seems to be about whether a person is worthy of somebody’s love for being a good person and having maternal instincts.  It’s a beautiful love song about a girl who loves this guy, and she is happy to be with him.  Since she loves him so much, she tries to fully understand him, beyond his outward appearance and she wants to know what is going on underneath his clothes, which gives this song a sexual meaning.  This is an ode to the positivity that one gains when pursuing a relationship with a good person.  She repeatedly describes herself as a good girl, which makes her worthy of her boyfriend’s love.

You’re a song written by the hands of God
Don’t get me wrong ‘cause this might sound to you a bit odd
But you own the place where all my thoughts go hiding
Right under your clothes, is where I find them

Underneath your clothes
There’s an endless story
There’s the man I chose
There’s my territory
And all the things I deserve
For being such a good girl honey

‘Cause of you, I forgot the smart ways to lie
Because of you, I’m running out of reasons to cry
When the friends are gone, when the party’s over
We will still belong to each other

Underneath your clothes
There’s an endless story
There’s the man I chose
There’s my territory
And all the things I deserve
For being such a good girl honey

Underneath your clothes
There’s an endless story
There’s the man I chose
There’s my territory
And all the things I deserve
For being such a good girl
For being such a, hey

I love you more than all that’s on the planet
Movin’, talkin’, walkin’, breathin’
You know it’s true
Oh baby it’s so funny almost don’t believe it

As every voice is hangin’ from the silence
Lamps are hangin’ from the ceilin’
Like a lady tied to her manners
I’m tied up to this feeling

Underneath your clothes
There’s an endless story
There’s the man I chose
There’s my territory
And all the things I deserve
For being such a good girl honey

Underneath your clothes
Whoa
There’s the man I chose
There’s my territory
And all the things I deserve
For being such a good girl
For being such a good girl

Written for Bee’s Love Is In Da Blog 22 where today we are asked to choose a Love Song from 2002.

A Thousand Reasons

I am not big on foreign music and even when a movie comes on that has subtitles in it, I will refuse to watch it, maybe because I am narrow mined, or just too lazy to read the words on the screen.  If a song is sung in a foreign language, even if I like the sound of it, I won’t know what it is about, and I wouldn’t be able to sing along if, even if I wanted to.  I am not a world traveler and the only language that I am able to speak is English.  I like a lot of foreign musicians that sing in English, like ABBA who are Swedish, AC/DC is Australian, U2 is from Ireland, but I am not a fan of K-POP and maybe I am uncultured, as I have never been to the Opera.  America has enough of its own music, and it comes in many different genres, so I really don’t need any foreign music, however today I have a foreign Love Song titled ‘Sufoco’ by the Brazilian singer Alcione.  Sufoco translated from Portuguese to English means suffocation.

‘Sufoco’ was written by Chico da Silva and it was ranked the #37 song in 1978 on the Brazil charts when Alcione sang this.  It was released on her album Alerta Geral, for Philips Records and the title of which was taken from a television show that Alcione hosted on TV Globo for two years.  I will try to make sense out of this song and I included the English translation below, although I am not certain how well this came out as some of the words see a bit off.  This couple is going through a hard time and the lady feels like she is dying, being deprived of air, as she is unable to breathe.  Alcione Dias Nazareth is known as Alcione, and “A Marrom”, which means “the brown one” in English, and she is one of the most successful female samba singers, or sambistas, in Brazil.  She first gained international recognition in the late 1970 and has had nineteen gold records, as well as five platinum and a double platinum record.  Chico da Silva is a Brazilian singer, songwriter and a poet.

I don’t know if I’m gonna put up with
These abuses of yours
I don’t know if I’m gonna take
Your absurdities
You go away
Out there
Disturbing dreams
The caresses
That you promised me…
You unlove me
And then you complain
When your desires
Already very tired
They displease mine…

I can’t breathe anymore
This crazy love
What a hard time!
I know I have
A thousand reasons
Even to quit
Loving you
No, but I don’t want
To act like this, my crazy love(r)
I have a thousand reasons
To forgive you
For loving…

I can’t breathe anymore
This crazy love
What a hard time!
I know I have
A thousand reasons
Even to quit
Loving you
No, but I don’t want
To act like this, my crazy love(r)
I have a thousand reasons
To forgive you…

I don’t know if I’m gonna put up with
These abuses of yours
I don’t know if I’m gonna take
Your absurdities
You go away
Out there
Disturbing dreams
The caresses
That you promised me…
You unlove me
And then you complain
When your desires
Already very tired
They displease mine…

I can’t breathe anymore
This crazy love
What a hard time!
I know I have
A thousand reasons
Even to quit
Loving you
No, but I don’t want
To act like this, my crazy love(r)
I have a thousand reasons
To forgive you…For loving…

What a hard time!

No, but I don’t want
To act like this, my crazy love(r)
I have a thousand reasons
To forgive you
For loving…

What a joke!

No, but I don’t want
To act like this, my crazy love(r)
I have a thousand reasons
To forgive you
For loving…

Written for Bee’s Love Is In Da Blog 22 where today we are asked to find a foreign love song.