Monday, August 20, 2012

Music Monday

I spent a decent amount of time in the car this weekend. That means I had a lot of time to listen to music via my Regina Spektor & Josh Damigo Pandora station. I had heard both of these songs before this weekend, but they both struck a chord a little differently this time. (For different reasons)

First...Jay Brannan "Beautifully"


This song is just so...beautiful. Sad, honest, raw, and beautiful. I heard it three times while driving and after the second time I bought it on iTunes. The lyrics are below.
Every time he goes, she dies
Every time she comes, she cries

He was her long, bright future

In the middle of a wrong, dark road
He loved her, but he wasn't too sure
If he could return the love she showed
When she said, my love extends
Beyond the realm of being friends
He kissed her head
And quietly he said

It's not that you're not beautiful, you're just not beautiful to me

She said, how beautiful do I have to be?
When I look in the mirror, you're the only thing I see
And I have loved you beautifully

Well, ten thousand tears passed by

But she never let him see her cry
And he called up down one night
He said, let's get in the car and just drive

He talked a lot about loneliness

But why, she didn't know
And some song about Memphis
Was playing on the radio
She said, let's stop the car and slow dance
Won't you just give me a chance?
He took her hand
And hoped she'd understand

It's not that you're not beautiful, you're just not beautiful to me

She said, how beautiful do I have to be?
When I look in the mirror, you're the only thing I see
And I have loved you beautifully

Well, she'll burn that bridge

And build a house
And swallow the smoke in her mouth
She'll feel the burn
And then make the choice
To put the fire in her voice

It's not that you're not beautiful, you're just not beautiful to me

She said, how beautiful do I have to be?
When I look in the mirror, you're the only thing I see
And I have loved you beautifully
It is tragic, but lovely, isn't it?

The other song...is a bit different. "Beautifully" resonated with me, because I have been (maybe still am) the girl in the song. This one, I just love. I didn't particularly love the original, but this cover is just amazing. Plus, it is just so much fun to sing along to in the car!

Without further ado, Obadiah Parker "Hey Ya"
{Ok, I guess Blogger doesn't allow two YouTube videos in one post...so here's the link. I hope you go watch it, you will not regret it!}

Yup. That just happened. My favorite line? "Okay, now ladies! Now we gonna break this thing down in just a few seconds. Now don't have me break this thing down for nothin'. I want to see ya'll on ya'll's badest behavior!" Just perfect. Don't you agree? :)