April 3, 2009

The Songs I Cannot Live Without,#1

People send me really kind notes sometimes, telling me that I've led them to a lot of great music. But so many amazing songs came and went long before I started this blog. Friends know because I used to make them mixtapes and CDRs. I was obsessed with that! So, I'm going to try and start an occasional series of posts about songs I cannot live without. Songs that run really deep.

The first is major.


Stars Tonight:



Come around and say you love me

Hang your heart in lights above me
Is that too much to ask for?
When the night descends upon us
Take a shower, dry your hair by the furnace
I'll watch you from the corner

Telephones and old typewriters
Words of love along the wires
Let's make it work tonight
Telegraphs and birds that fly
Through air so still you hear me sigh
Let's make it work tonight
Tonight, tonight

Then furious you threw the picture
I, cap in hand, an awful mixture
That kind of hard love is the worst
I try to speak but you don't hear me
When you're gone you still feel near me
For a while for a little while

I've tried
Telephones and old typewriters

Words of love along the wires
But nothing is working tonight
I've tried telegraphs and birds that fly through air so still you hear me sigh
But nothing is working tonight
Tonight, please let's make it work tonight
Please let's make it work tonight, tonight
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Tonight is available on most iTunes. It's from the group's 2001 album, Nightsongs.

3 comments:

lutz said...

how gorgeous! thanks for this!

Matt said...

Nightsongs is by far their best album! I saw them live, completely by accident, for $5 in 2001, opening for Goldfrapp in a TINY bar in Chicago. Amaaaaaaaaazing $5!!!

daavid said...

I've been thinking of doing the same thing (a favorite songs list) for a while. I think I'll start today.