Wordtrack

I’m Old Fashioned by Ella Fitzgerald

Posted in Uncategorized by marbleseawrites on May 31, 2010

I am not such a clever one
About the latest fads
I admit I was never one
Adored by local lads

Not that I ever try to be a saint
I’m the type that they classify as quaint

I’m old fashioned
I love the moonlight
I love the old fashioned things

The sound of rain
Upon a window pane
The starry song that April sings

This year’s fancies
Are passing fancies
But sighing sighs holding hands
These my heart understands

I know I’m old fashioned
But I don’t mind it
That’s how I want to be
As long as you agree
To stay old fashioned with me

I’m old fashioned
But I don’t mind it
That’s how I want to be
As long as you agree
To stay old fashioned with me

Oh won’t you stay old fashioned with me
Oh please stay old fashioned with me

Intro/Swimming Pool Part 1 by Badly Drawn Boy

Posted in Uncategorized by marbleseawrites on May 30, 2010

Do you think it matters where you’re born?
No, not really, it only matters
That you can be proud of where you came from.
I don’t think I know who I am anymore

What about the world
What do you mean?
Well, if the world was a better place,
Some of these bad things wouldn’t happen.
Yeah but there’s good things all around,
You just have to look longer and harder
To see them sometimes.

Praise god
For the water
Our son, and our daughter
The sun is here, it will stay a while 
Long enough to bring out a smile

The swimming pool is on order
We’ll fill it with water
Then swim
To the other side
Full of life and filled with pride.

City Too Hot by Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

Posted in Uncategorized by marbleseawrites on May 28, 2010

 The city too hot,
 I am a go and cool out
 Upon the hilltop
 I’m heading for the hills
 Where the air is fresh and clean…

1800 Margarita by Tori Amos

Posted in Uncategorized by marbleseawrites on May 28, 2010

It’s my communion
1800
and i think sometimes
i gotta get close to jesus
and it sure looks beautiful
oohh, mmmm….

Image: Morton Salt Umbrella Girl (“When it rains, it pours.”) 

The Beast In Me by Johnny Cash

Posted in Uncategorized by marbleseawrites on May 27, 2010

The beast in me

Is caged by frail and fragile bars 
Restless by day 
And by night rants and rages at the stars 
God help the beast in me 

The beast in me 
Has had to learn to live with pain 
And how to shelter from the rain 
And in the twinkling of an eye 
Might have to be restrained 
God help the beast in me 

Sometimes it tries to kid me 
That it’s just a teddy bear 
And even somehow manage to vanish in the air 
And that is when I must beware 
Of the beast in me that everybody knows
They’ve seen him out dressed in my clothes 
Patently unclear 
If it’s New York or New Year 
God help the beast in me 

The beast in me.

Image: Miranda by John William Waterhouse, 1875

Track One

Posted in Uncategorized by marbleseawrites on May 27, 2010

This blog was an accident.

I was supposed to start another one, but I got sidetracked and decided to keep a daily diary of lyrics till I turn 30 in September.

I started as an English teacher after graduating with an English Literature degree. After three and a half years of a mostly fulfilling career, I left to reassess my priorities and also to pursue a career in fashion journalism. Following a year-long sabbatical of travelling and voluntary work, I did short stints at various local magazines, but decided to go freelance recently

Things are currently in a state of flux, and I’m doing the proverbial walk in the wilderness till I hopefully hit my stride, so I reckoned that it’d be an interesting way to observe how I’m responding to this pivotal period (which tends to be the case for most people), a collage of sorts that will hopefully be as fun as it is helpful in understanding myself better.

And since I’ve always been a music fan, I thought this would be a good way to pay tribute to my favourite songs as well as discover new ones. I often turn to music for solace and reflection (and distraction), and as much as I love melodies, the lyrics usually determine which songs will endure. So, given the whole universe of songs that capture the spectrum of human experience, I’ll let them speak for me instead.

I hope you enjoy the blog, and feel free to share any thoughts or songs you love!