Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Music and Lyrics

This song has been running through my brain lately.



I think it's a beautiful song.

I like the chorus lyrics.

Cause Sometimes Every World Has Been Used,
And there's Nothing Left To Do
but hold the one you can't have in the sweet arm of a tune.

Speaking of lyrics. I had a misheard one yesterday.

It's on my iTunes, so I probably should have known the title, which would have given me a clue about what I was hearing in the lyrics.

But months ago, I downloaded a bunch of Aussie music and didn't really remember what I had gotten.

Here's the song. It's by Jebediah.



I thought they were saying Lang Bang Hoe in the chorus. I thought it was some kind of nonsense lyrics. Or maybe not nonsenseb ut a language other than English.

Then I bothered to look at the title on my iTunes screen. It's Leaving Home.

Oh!  Okay.

I often don't pay attention to lyrics. I just like how a song sounds and don't usually pay attention to its meaning.

This weekend my brother-in-law showed me how two currently popular songs have very sexual lyrics.

I had no idea.

There's one song that's totally about oral sex.

I usually

A) pay no attention to the lyrics
B) mishear the lyrics
C) hear the lyrics but misunderstand them.

Example is the Missy Higgins song above.   I misheard or misunderstood them.  Well, actually I also misread them, because I checked out the lyrics page.  

I took it to mean that sometimes there are no words to comfort someone.  So you have to do something else like hug them or hum a gentle tune for them.  The humming thing would sort of be symbolic maybe.  I can't imagine someone humming to someone that is upset.

Anyway, I went downstairs to grab my Alex the Life of a Child book because there's a scene where the child is ridiculed for her disfigurement.  The father plans to provide an uplifting philosophical lecture but realizes it would be inappropriate. So he just holds his daughter.

I thought the Missy Higgins song would fit that.

But then I looked at them more closely and saw the one-you-can't-have bit.

So I guess it's more about losing someone or having unrequited love. You can't have them, so...I guess you sing?

You could sing this song.



It's good for unrequited love.  

7 comments:

  1. hahahaha



    that's great. I love that - "You could sing this song ^^"

    hahah

    okay - so I got the message of the Higgins song from the lyrics you gave. But how you confused the message totally reminds me of Cody. He does that- I can't even tell you how often. I think it's cute. He's so funny how he always messes up the lyrics (don't tell him I said that =D)
    That's way cute

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  2. Well that's a nice song. She reminds me of Butterfly Boucher. Probably only on account of her accent. Or maybe also b/c they both play guitars.
    Anyway. Very nice.
    I haven't listened to any of the other Missy Higgins songs you've posted - but I do like this one.
    ♥♥

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  3. Lea Salonga has a beautiful voice - and clear diction. I did not understand one word Jebediah were singing.

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  4. I love Lea Salonga and Les Mis.. On My Own was my favorite song in year 12 after my long term boyfriend broke up with me ( On MSN no less)

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  5. HappyOrganist:

    I had to google Butterfly Boucher. I shall have to start depending on you to learn about Aussie celebrities.

    I'm glad I have something funny in common with Cody : )

    Fruitcake: I didn't even really try to understand. I just like the sound of the song.

    Lea Salonga is awesome.

    Kate Sparkles: I love that song too. Sorry about the break-up : ( For a moment I was lost about MSN; but I think I've figured it out.

    The song is great though. I can't imagine anyone not being able to relate. If there IS someone, I'd say the universe is spoiling them. No one should be that pampered.

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  6. I love the songs, but like you I have to resort to using lyrics.com to understand the words. I like to sing along (by myself!) and if I can't do the words I'm left with la la la!

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  7. Redhead,

    I like to sing along too, but am horrible at remembering lyrics. I either do the la la (or an equivalent) or I start making stuff up.

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