Archive | June 2013

“Creep”–Radiohead

Radiohead – Creep (LIVE MTV BEACH HOUSE) 1994 (This one Rocks!!)

The song that exploded Radiohead into my world and likely the whole wide world is so great that as you can see below everyone from Macy Gray, The Pretenders to Moby try to cover it.

Do we love it because we feel like maybe we are all just creeps deep down?

Radiohead-Creep Live 1997

When you were here before
Couldn’t look you in the eye
You’re just like an angel
Your skin makes me cry

You float like a feather
In a beautiful world
I wish I was special
You’re so fucking special

English: Thom Yorke live on stage with Radiohead

English: Thom Yorke live on stage with Radiohead (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here

I don’t care if it hurts
I want to have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul

I want you to notice
When I’m not around
You’re so fucking special
I wish I was special

But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here

She’s running out the door
She’s running
She run, run, run, run
Run

Whatever makes you happy
Whatever you want
You’re so fucking special
I wish I was special

But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here
I don’t belong here

Whatever the reason for the broad fascination, I love it because the song hovers precariously between poetic and unsettling.

Radiohead – Creep Live @ Reading Festival 2009 (Lyric)

Many Amazing Covers!

“Creep” Performed by The Pretenders

Macy Gray – Creep (Radiohead) @ North Sea Jazz 201

Moby – Creep (Radiohead’s cover)

Creep (Radiohead) – Carrie Manolakos
at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village on Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Kelly Clarkson sings “Creep” in Bakersfield CA

Jim Carrey Covers “Creep” At Arlene’s Grocery

“Imagine”–John Lennon

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Imagine Live – John Lennon – 72

John Lennon combines lyrics about world peace and makes us imagine a world without hate.  He does this with simple piano music that is so deep and beautiful, well, it just doesn’t get any better than this.  Plus, it was our wedding song.  😉 (Dina, PA)

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

Last presentation of John Lennon Live:

Filmed at the “Salute to Lew Grade” on April 18, 1975

John Lennon – Imagine Video

“Dig Me Out”–Sleater-Kinney’

Sleater-Kinney’s Last Show: 24. Dig Me Out

I am a complete newbie to this band.  My first contact with Carrie Brownstein is Portlandia, so my first impression of her is as an actor and hilarious comedian.  My second impression after hearing the amazing band, Sleater-Kinney, is that she is a bad ass musician.  I guess I am kind of bummed that I slept through this band, but thanks to the SGN I have now seen the light. The band also had rockers, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss.

“Dig Me Out” is just damn good rock and roll.

English: Carrie Brownstein of the band Sleater...

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dig me out, dig me in
Outta this mess, baby, outta my head
What do you want, what do you know?
One to get started, three till we go
Dig me out, dig me in
Outta this mess, baby, outta my head
Dig me out, dig me in
Outta my body, outta my skin
You got me for now
I’m here for now
What do you want, what do you know?
Do you get nervous makin’ me go?
Get into your sores, get into your things
Do you get nervous watchin’ me bleed?

Sleater-Kinney Dig Me Out @ 924 Gilman Punk Prom 5/30/97

“Morning Has Broken”–Cat Stevens

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Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam – Morning Has Broken – [Live 1976]

“Morning Has Broken” is a spiritual poem of sorts (actually a Christian hymn written in 1931).
I really love Cat Stevens’ version of this gospel. The music behind the words is absolutely stunning. Cat Stevens’ voice is also very special. The combination of lyrics, music and voice is truly wonderful. ( From Stacee, CT)

Morning has broken, like the first morning.

Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird.

Praise for the singing, praise for the morning,

Praise for them springing fresh from the Word.

Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlight from heaven.

Like the first dewfall, on the first grass.

Praise for the sweetnes of the wet garden,

Sprung in completeness where His feet pass.

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning.

Born of the one light Eden saw play.

Praise with elation, praise every morning;

God’s recreation of the new day.

Morning has broken, like the first morning.

Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird.

Praise for the singing, praise for the morning,

Praise for them springing fresh from the Word.

Other Versions

MORNING HAS BROKEN (mv / lyrics) – JUDY COLLINS

LAURA WRIGHT-MORNING HAS BROKEN