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Everyday is Like Sunday, Except for Blue Monday and Ruby Tuesday, and…Well, Friday I’m in Love: Year-End Round-Up Part 1

It’s a little difficult to believe another whole year has passed since I started this blog – in January, CTRR will hit its second birthday. Once again, I didn’t make a weekly mix for every week this year, though I tried to make up for as many as I could. In this part of the series, there are mixes with themes of: lullaby/sleep, Scotland, colours, John Peel, work/unemployment, Valentine’s Day, underdogs, cover versions, synthpop, Wales, Ireland, dance, spring, paranoia, and science fiction.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my friend, Roland, who has kindly allowed me to use his ftp for these mixes (you might have noticed that since Halloween, I’ve been posting zip files of full mixes – thanks to this ftp).

On a Sunday – The Orchids

Love is a Rainy Day Sunday – Monday Sinclair

Weekly Mix #47 – Lullaby (Download)

Violet Tree – M83
Chanson de Toile – Emilie Simon
La Valse d’Amelie (Orchestra Version) – Yann Tiersen
Sarah – Trevor Jones
Stay Awake – Asobi Seksu
Somewhere Around Here – Chairlift
Hope, You Know – Celestial
Chinese Whispers – Brett Anderson
Leave My Dreaming – Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci
I Love You, Sleepyhead – Lanterns on the Lake
Wall Poster Star – The Brunettes
Marine Thing – The Bridal Shop
A Sister’s Social Agony – Camera Obscura
Twilight At Carbon Lake – Deerhunter
Pink Shadow – Mary Goes Round
Falling Sky – Autumn’s Grey Solace
Space Whale Migration – The Daysleepers
The Experience of Swimming – Japan
Nothing Ever Dies – The Starlets
Andvari – Sigur Ros
Coast is Clear – Windermere
Not a Number – Apparat
Umbilical – Mazzy Star

Weekly Mix #48 – The Sound of Young Scotland (Download)

I Travel – Simple Minds
Burning Libraries – Stroszek
Blood In Your Eyes – The Retrosexuals
Number One – Salon Boris
Just Like Honey – The Jesus and Mary Chain
In the Gold Dust Rush – Cocteau Twins
Party Fears Two – The Associates
Sweet Suburbia – The Skids
The Greys – Frightened Rabbit
Blue Boy – Orange Juice
Sorry For Laughing – Josef K
Gunpowderkeg – The Close Lobsters
Profit in Your Poetry – Butcher Boy
Broken Bones – Sons & Daughters
These Wooden Ideas – Idlewild
Pillar to Post – Aztec Camera
Candyskin – The Fire Engines
Get Me Away From Here, I’m Dying – Belle & Sebastian
Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken? – Lloyd Cole & the Commotions
Maybe I Should Drive – Trash Can Sinatras
Fields of Fire – Big Country
All the Rage – The Royal We
Son of a Gun – The Vaselines
The Sun on His Back – Camera Obscura
Sidewinder – Teenage Fanclub
Breaking Lines – The Pastels
Real Toys – Altered Images
Cherubs – Arab Strap

Weekly Mix #49 – Synesthesiac (Download)

Colours – Calvin Harris
She’s a Colour Scientist – Robots in Disguise
Red Paint – The Sound
Turquoise Days – Echo & the Bunnymen
Indigo Eyes – Peter Murphy
Mr. Brown – Puressence
Red Sleeping Beauty – McCarthy
Grey Streets – Felt
Blue – Kicker
Orange Car – Mary Go Round
Silver Sands – Stereolab
Blackout – David Bowie
Tell Me When My Light Turns Green – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Gold Against the Soul – Manic Street Preachers
Purple Haze – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Pretty in Pink – The Psychedelic Furs
Black White – The Raveonettes
Start Wearing Purple – Gogol Bordello
The Monochrome Set – The Monochrome Set
Silicone on Sapphire – The Clash
Blue Girls – Pulp
Saffron, Beautiful and Brown-Eyed – Trembling Blue Stars
Rainbow – Boris featuring Michio Kurihara
Bonus Track: Rainbow Connection – Kermit the Frog

Weekly Mix #50 – Long Live Peel (Download)

Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who
Complete Control – The Clash
Boredom – Buzzcocks
Are Friends Electric? – Gary Numan and The Tubeway Army
She’s Lost Control – Joy Division
O Superman – Laurie Anderson
Requiem – Killing Joke
Eat Y’self Fitter – The Fall
This Charming Man – The Smiths
Kangaroo – This Mortal Coil
Never Understand – The Jesus and Mary Chain
Frans Hals – McCarthy
Suedehead – Morrissey
Kennedy – The Wedding Present
Therese – The Bodines
Sexuality – Billy Bragg
French Disko – Stereolab
Babies – Pulp
If Fingers Were Xylophones – Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci
Abba on the Jukebox – Trembling Blue Stars
Windowlicker – Aphex Twin
Painting and Kissing – Hefner
Chinese Whispers – Melys
Green Grass of Tunnel – Mùm

Weekly Mix #51 – Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now (Download)

We Are All Prostitutes – The Pop Group
Take This Job and Shove It – Dead Kennedys
Seventeen (I’m a Lazy Sod) – Sex Pistols
Working For the Yankee Dollar – The Skids
Work, Work, Work (Pub, Club, Sleep) – The Rakes
Model Worker – Magazine
Welcome to the Working Week – Elvis Costello and The Attractions
Bright Future in Sales – Fountains of Wayne
Town Called Malice – The Jam
Career Opportunities – The Clash (Sandinista! version)
Frankly, Mr. Shankly – The Smiths
We Are All Bourgeois Now – McCarthy
Step Into My Office, Baby – Belle & Sebastian
I’m Going Slightly Mad – Queen
Businessman – Snog
Slave to the Wage – Placebo
Careful in Career – Simple Minds
I’m Not Working – Manic Street Preachers
Shangri-La – The Kinks
Ernold Same – Blur

Weekly Mix #52 – Love Me, Leave Me (Download)

Be Mine – 120 Days
Valentine – The Moths
The Lovecats – The Cure
Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
Casanova’s Last Words – The Go-Betweens
Love You So What – Lloyd Cole
The Love Gang – The Raveonettes
Mansun’s Only Love Song – Mansun
Fall in Love With Me – Japan
V – The Soda Stream
My Funny Valentine – Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Love Games – The Mighty Boosh
Love Turns to Hate – The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
My Last Girlfriend – Snow Patrol
The State of Your Heart (Shit End of the Deal) – Apoptygma Bezerk
I Wanted Your Heart – Magazine
Kiss You Off – Scissor Sisters
Mass Romantic – The New Pornographers
Here Comes That Feeling – El Perro Del Mar
Anti-Valentine – The Very Sexuals
The Broken Paper-Hearts Club – Princess Niko

Weekly Mix #53 – I Hope Jarvis Cocker is Right(Download)

Strange Ones – Supergrass
Casual/Glam – Nicky Wire
Bruise Pristine – Placebo
Mis-Shapes – Pulp
All the English Devils – Luke Haines
Road to Nowhere – Talking Heads
Just For a Second – Orlando
(Here’s One For You) Underdog – Bedroom Eyes
The Boy With the Thorn in His Side – The Smiths
Outsider – Chumbawamba
One With the Freaks – The Notwist
Susan’s Strange – The Psychedelic Furs
Less Than Human – The Chameleons
Black Sheep – Sneaker Pimps
We Are the Pigs – Suede
You and I Are a Gang of Losers – The Dears
Single – Luxembourg
Spectators of Suicide (Heavenly Version) – Manic Street Preachers
“Heroes” – David Bowie

Weekly Mix #54 – Re-Make/Re-Model (Download)

I Wanna Dance With Somebody – David Byrne (Original: Whitney Houston)
Do the Strand – Scissor Sisters (Original: Roxy Music)
Wig Wam Bam – Gavin Friday (Original: Sweet)
Johnny and Mary – Placebo (Original: Robert Palmer)
Mama Told Me Not to Come – The Wolfgang Press (Original: Eric Burdon & the Animals)
West End Girls – We Have Band (Original: Pet Shop Boys)
Love Hangover – The Associates (Original: Diana Ross)
Relax – The Dandy Warhols (Original: Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
Only You – Freezepop (Original: Yazoo)
All Tomorrow’s Parties – Japan (Original: The Velvet Underground & Nico)
Jump – Aztec Camera (Original: Van Halen)
Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken? – Sandie Shaw (Original: Lloyd Cole and the Commotions)
Jolene – Strawberry Switchblade (Original: Dolly Parton)
Das Model – The Cardigans (Original: Kraftwerk)
Womanizer – Ladyhawke (Original: Britney Spears)
Party Fears Two – Heaven 17 (Original: The Associates)
Super Trooper – Camera Obscura (Original: ABBA)
Hoppipolla – We Are Scientists (Original: Sigur Ros)
Playground Love – Phoenix (Original: Air)
Don’t Look Back in Anger – Devendra Banhart (Original: Oasis)

Weekly Mix #55 – Run With the Dogs Tonight (Download)

Suburbia – Pet Shop Boys
Enola Gay – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
M.A.G.I.C. – The Sound of Arrows
Another Day – Strawberry Switchblade
Quiet Life – Japan
Send Me an Angel ’89 (Dance Mix) – Real Life
Be Near Me (Munich Disco Mix)- ABC
Sub-Culture (12″ version) – New Order
Jump For Joy – The Passions
Don’t Go (12″ version) – Yazoo
Underpass – John Foxx
The Magician – Secession
Fang – Los Electricos
Sanctuary – New Musik
Love Action (I Believe in Love) – The Human League
The Ballad of Sexor – Tiga
I Wanted to Tell Her – Ministry
The Rules I Broke – Tim Scott
Doot Doot – Freur
Venus – Indochine

Weekly Mix #56 – Bore Da (Download)

Last Exit on Yesterday – Manic Street Preachers
Icarus Smicarus – Mclusky
Does Your Heart Go Booooooom – Helen Love
Extra Sexual Terrestrial – Hemme Fatale
King of England – The Hot Puppies
Sexbomb – Tom Jones and Mousse T.
You’ll Need Those Fingers For Crossing – Los Campesinos!
Little Bird – Threatmantics
Desperados – Sibrydion
Shame On You – The Darling Buds
Happiness – Freur
Merched Yn Neud Gwallt Ei Gilydd – Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci
Skank Bloc Bologna – Scritti Politti
Gwn Mi Wn – Gruff Rhys
Would You Settle For Less – Silver Gospel Runners
Tom Waits Rip Off – Sweet Baboo
Ready For Drowning – James Dean Bradfield with John Cale
Right Before You – Volenté
Y Dŵr Yn Y Môr – Melys
Time Away With You – Cymbient

Weekly Mix #57 – Emerald Audiophile (Download)

B.C.T.T. – The Japanese Popstars
Twenty Tens – Virgin Prunes
Wasps – Concerto For Constantine
Kung Fu – Ash
Jake Summers – Fight Like Apes
Forget Romance, Let’s Dance – We Should Be Dead
The Sunnyside of the Street – The Pogues
After All – The Frank and Walters
What Else Could You Do? – The Stars of Heaven
Fee Da Da Dee – The Guggenheim Grotto
Blinded – Whipping Boy
Pride (In the Name of Love) – U2
Glimmer – JJ72
Blown A Wish – My Bloody Valentine
Kansas (Yellow Brick Road Mix) – The Hedge Schools
Little Death – One Day International
Lille – Lisa Hannigan
A Bear in the Hermitage – Sunken Foal
Medals – Halves
Hands Swollen With Grace – Dakota Suite

Weekly Mix #58 – What a Feeling (Download)

Testcard Girl – White Rose Movement
Bonne Nouvelle – Birdy Nam Nam
Teknoir – Kindle
The Melting Moon – VHS or Beta
25 Seconds (Gary Numan and Ade Fenton Remix) – Mandy Kane
This Rhythm – Filthy Dukes
State of Alert – Radio 4
The Magnificent Romeo – 2 Many DJs
Ares (Villains Remix) – Bloc Party
20th Century Boy – T.Rex (Hoshina Anniversary Remix)
Into the Galaxy – Midnight Juggernauts
I’m Not Alone – Calvin Harris
I Feel Love – Donna Summer
Boy (Extended Mix) – Book of Love
The DJ’s Got a Gun (IAMX Remix) – Robots in Disguise
Turn It On – Ladytron
I Want Nothing – The Black Ghosts
Phantom Pt 2 (Soulwax Remix) – Justice
Extraball – Yuksek

Weekly Mix #59 – The Tulips Are Too Excitable (Download)

Run Into Flowers – M83
The Divides of March – Soundpool
Ouais – Stuck in the Sound
Country – Empire of the Sun
April Fools – Rufus Wainwright
Lisztomania – Phoenix
Language of Flowers – Pale Saints
Got Apprehension – The Close Lobsters
April and May – Eggstone
The Fallen Aristocracy – Northern Portrait
Printemps – Coeur de pirate
Frames on the Wall – We Swim You Jump
The Centre of My Little World – Another Sunny Day
Spring Came, Rain Fell – Club 8
Semi-Babe – Pop Levi
When You Walk, It Makes No Sound – Matt Kanelos
Maps – Peter Broderick
Hide and Seek (DVW Spring Remix) – Imogen Heap
In the Flowers – Animal Collective
Before the Storm – The Deer Tracks
Rain – Paniyolo

Weekly Mix #60 – Chicken Little Syndrome (Download)

I’m Afraid of Americans – David Bowie
Paranoiattack – The Faint
I’m Afraid of What’s There – Zombie Zombie
Price of Gasoline – Bloc Party
Panic Attack – The Sunshine Underground
Thoughts of a Dying Atheist – Muse
New Dark Age – The Sound
Armageddon Days Are Here (Again) – The The
London Calling – The Clash
It’s the End of the World As We Know It – R.E.M.
Waiting For the End of the World – Elvis Costello
Panic – The Smiths
God Made the Virus – McCarthy
Tiny Apocalypse – David Byrne
Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues – The Kinks
Agoraphobia – Deerhunter
Paranoid Android – Radiohead
It’s Only the End of the World – Black Box Recorder
Fear Made the World Go Round – The Dears
The End – The Doors

Weekly Mix #61 – Bigger on the Inside (Download)

Doctorin’ the Tardis – KLF
It’s Always Nighttime Somewhere – Los Electricos
Totem on the Timeline – Klaxons
Knights of Cydonia – Muse
Sands of Time – Cut Copy
Astroboy – Indochine
Timebomb – The Whitest Boy Alive
Alien Monsters – Mikrofisch
Replicas – Gary Numan
Space Oddity – David Bowie
Strange News From Another Star – Blur
Space – The Beta Band
Satellite – The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
Omelette From Outer Space – Adam and the Ants
Space Clown – Jobriath
Velvet Spacetime – Carter Burwell
Astronomy Domine – Pink Floyd
Space Cadet Apology – Birdy Nam Nam
On Planet Off – The Notwist
Alien – Japan
Satellite State – Jon Ryman
Invasion – Simon Bookish
Time Code – Bright Eyes
Breakfast on Pluto – Don Partridge


Everyday is Like Sunday, Except for Blue Monday and Ruby Tuesday, and…Well, Friday I’m in Love: Weekly Mix #59

Here’s the first weekly mix at this new home. To run with themes of renewal, why not have a spring mix? It’s definitely not feeling like spring where I am (especially after the ridiculous snowstorm that raged for a few days this past week), but I can dream of rainier, greener days ahead. For some reason, spring usually puts me in a twee frame of mind, which you’ll discover as you work your way through this compilation.

It starts off with a blossoming energy before eventually tapering off into the crackling static and serenity of a particularly wonderful thunderstorm. This one’s called The Tulips Are Too Excitable.

Run Into Flowers – M83

The Divides of March – Soundpool

Ouais – Stuck in the Sound

Country – Empire of the Sun

April Fools – Rufus Wainwright

Lisztomania – Phoenix

Language of Flowers – Pale Saints

Got Apprehension – The Close Lobsters

April and May – Eggstone

The Fallen Aristocracy – Northern Portrait

Printemps – Coeur de pirate

Frames on the Wall – We Swim You Jump

The Centre of My Little World – Another Sunny Day

Spring Came, Rain Fell – Club 8

Semi-Babe – Pop Levi

When You Walk, It Makes No Sound – Matt Kanelos

Maps – Peter Broderick

Hide and Seek (DVW Spring Remix) – Imogen Heap

In the Flowers – Animal Collective

Before the Storm – The Deer Tracks

Rain – Paniyolo


Everyday is Like Sunday, Except for Blue Monday and Ruby Tuesday, and…Well, Friday I’m in Love: Weekly Mix #5

It may still be winter where I live (though it’s getting slushier everyday), but I felt like making a mix of mellow music that would be suitable for spring. As much as I do appreciate and revel in gloom and melancholy gray skies, I have always liked spring because it is the perfect temperature – not freezing cold and not blazing hot, which are the main options when you live in the centre of Canada. I’m also a pretty big fan of autumn because of the similar moderate temperature and the vibrant colours of leaves before they fall to the ground, but everything seems bright and new in spring and the air is the freshest it will ever be. Perhaps the light feeling that spring gives me stems from childhood when I was finally allowed to go outdoors with regular clothes on – as opposed to being bundled from head to foot like an arctic mummy – and I could walk to the corner store and buy a Slurpee or a Freezie again. With spring comes Easter, and thus rabbits, which have a talismanic effect on me because they’ve been my favourite animal since I can remember. I could be perfectly happy sitting in a massive field surrounded by rabbits (however, this may be an indication that I should be sectioned). As I’ve grown up and far more cynical, spring is one of those things, along with British countryside and the Mediterranean Sea, that can give me a flash of the hope and anticipation I had as a child.

The beauty of music, and a large part of the reason I love it so much, is that it has the power to transport you to either a past memory or a completely imaginary place. All of songs in this mix give me that feeling of renewal and peace that staring at Monet’s painting Roses did and in that way I always imagined fantasy worlds like Wonderland and Narnia to be. Like that impossible hopeful feeling that you might just get to follow a white rabbit somewhere completely new and where rules no longer make sense. I’m calling this mix Rose-Tinged Monocle.

If She Wants Me – Belle & Sebastian

Reunion – Stars

Lloyd, I’m Ready to Be Heartbroken – Camera Obscura

Secret Kiss – Black Umbrella

He’s On the Phone – Saint Etienne

Too Young – Phoenix

Bewilderbeast – Badly Drawn Boy

Carolyn’s Fingers – Cocteau Twins

You Needed More – The Sleepy Jackson

Young Folks – Peter, Bjorn and John

Freewheel – Duke Special

Bowl of Oranges – Bright Eyes

Waking for Winter – Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci

I Me You I’m Your – Jim Noir

Small Town Crew – The Brunettes

Comforting Sounds – Mew

It Doesn’t Matter Anymore – Puressence

Suffused With Love – Sondre Lerche

Cherry Blossom Girl – Air

The Worst Taste in Music (Extended Version) – The Radio Dept.

Black Flowers – Yo La Tengo

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Gigs Attended

Arcade Fire w/ Bell Orchestre + Wolf Parade (2005)

Arctic Monkeys w/ Reverend and the Makers (2007)

Austra w/ Young Galaxy + Tasseomancy (2011)

Big Audio Dynamite (2011)

Billy Bragg w/ Ron Hawkins (2009)

Billy Idol w/ Bif Naked (2005)

Bloc Party w/ Hot Hot Heat (2009)

Buzzcocks w/ The Dollyrots (2010)

Damo Suzuki (2012)

David Bowie w/ The Polyphonic Spree (2004)

Diamond Rings w/ PS I Love You + The Cannon Bros. (2011)

Diamond Rings w/ Gold & Youth (2012)

Dragonette w/ Ruby Jean & the Thoughtful Bees (2009)

Frank Turner w/ The Cavaliers (2010)

Frank Turner w/ Into It Over It + Andrew Jackson Jihad (2011)

Franz Ferdinand w/ Think About Life (2009)

Gang of Four w/ Hollerado (2011)

Good Shoes w/ The Moths + The Envelopes (2007)

Hot Hot Heat w/ The Futureheads + Louis XIV (2005)

IAMX w/ closethuman (2007)

IAMX w/ Coma Soft + The Hourly Radio (2007)

Interpol (2007)

Janelle Monae w/ Roman GianArthur (2012)

Joel Plaskett Emergency w/ Frank Turner (2012)

Jonathan Richman (2011)

Keane w/ Lights (2009)

Lou Reed w/ Buke and Gass (2011)

Manic Street Preachers w/ Fear of Music (2007)

Manic Street Preachers w/ Bear Hands (2009)

Manic Street Preachers at Wanaja Festival (2011)

Mother Mother w/ Old Folks Home (2009)

Mother Mother w/ Whale Tooth (2011)

Mother Mother w/ Hannah Georgas (2012)

MSTRKRFT w/ Felix Cartal (2008)

Muse (2004)

Nine Inch Nails w/ Death From Above 1979 + Queens of the Stone Age (2005)

of Montreal w/ Janelle Monae (2010)

Owen Pallett w/ Little Scream (2010)

Patrick Wolf w/ Bishi (2007)

Prince (2011)

Pulp w/ Grace Jones, TV on the Radio, The Hives, The Horrors, Metronomy, Devotcka, Vintage Trouble (2011)

Rufus Wainwright w/ Teddy Thompson (2010)

Snow Patrol w/ Embrace (2005)

Snow Patrol w/ OK Go + Silversun Pickups (2007)

Sons and Daughters w/ Bodies of Water (2008)

Stars w/ Thurston Revival (2006)

Stars w/ The Details (2008)

Stars (2010)

Steven Severin (2010)

Stroszek (2007)

The Antlers w/ Haunter (2012)

The Flaming Lips w/ Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti (2010)

The Jesus and Mary Chain w/ Nightbox (2012)

The Killers w/ Ambulance Ltd (2004)

The New Pornographers w/ Novillero (2008)

The New Pornographers w/ The Mountain Goats (2010)

The Ordinary Boys w/ Young Soul Rebels (2006)

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart w/ Suun (2011)

The Rakes w/ The Young Knives (2006)

The Raveonettes w/ Black Acid (2008)

The Stills w/ Gentleman Reg (2009)

The Subways w/ The Mad Young Darlings (2006)

Tokyo Police Club w/ Smoosh + Attack in Black (2008)

TV on the Radio w/ The Dirty Projectors (2009)

Yann Tiersen w/ Breathe Owl Breathe (2011)

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The only certain thing that is left about me

There is no part of my body that has not been used

Pity or pain, to show displeasure's shame

Everyone I've loved or hated always seems to leave


So I turned myself to face me

But I've never caught a glimpse

Of how the others must see the faker

I'm much too fast to take that test

The Smiths Queen is Dead

A dreaded sunny day

So let's go where we're happy

And I meet you at the cemetry gates

Oh, Keats and Yeats are on your side

A dreaded sunny day

So let's go where we're wanted

And I meet you at the cemetry gates

Keats and Yeats are on your side

But you lose 'cause weird lover Wilde is on mine

The Clash London Calling

When they kick at your front door

How you gonna come?

With your hands on your head

Or on the trigger of your gun


Charles Windsor, who's at the door

At such an hour, who's at the door

In the back of an old green Cortina

You're on your way to the guillotine

Here the rabble comes

The kind you hoped were dead

They've come to chop, to chop off your head


Then you came with your breezeblocks

Smashing up my face like a bus-stop

You think you're giving

But you're taking my life away


Won't someone give me more fun?

(and the skin flies all around us)

We kiss in his room to a popular tune

Oh, real drowners


Don't walk away

In silence

See the danger

Always danger

Endless talking

Life rebuilding

Don't walk away

Walk in silence

Don't turn away in silence

Your confusion

My illusion

Worn like a mask of self-hate

Confronts and then dies

Don't walk away


You don't want to hurt me

But see how deep the bullet lies

Unaware I'm tearing you asunder

Oh there is thunder in our hearts

Is there so much hate for the ones we love

Tell me we both matter don't we

The Associates Affectionate

I don't know whether

To over or under estimate you

Whether to over or under estimate you

For when I come over

You then put me under

Personal taste is a matter of gender


I wake at dusk to go alone without a light

To the unknown

I want this night inside of me

I want to feel

I want this speeding

I want that speeding


You'll never live like common people

You'll never do what common people do

You'll never fail like common people

You'll never watch your life slide out of view

And dance and drink and screw

Because there's nothing else to do

Vanilla Swingers

All I have is words, words that don't obtain

And I feel I'm a stain on your horizon

So I stay away - it's easier that way

And there won't be no-one I need to rely on

Is it him, is it me

Or is there something only I can see

How did I get here, why do we blow around like straw dogs on the breeze

I'm a special one, what they used to say

But I've to stay on, finish levels-A

You don't need exams when you've read John Gray

The Indelicates American Demo

And nobody ever comes alive

And the journalists clamour round glamour like flies

And boys who should know better grin and get high

With fat men who once met the MC5

And no one discusses what they don't understand

And no one does anything to harm the brand

And this gift is an illusion, this isn't hard

Absolutely anyone can play the fucking guitar

JAMC Darklands

And we tried so hard

And we looked so good

And we lived our lives in black


Plucked her eyebrows on the way

Shaved her leg and then he was a she

She says, hey babe,

Take a walk on the wild side

Said, hey honey, take a walk on the wild side


Hide on the promenade

Etch a postcard:

How I dearly wish I was not here

In the seaside town...that they forgot to bomb

Come, come, come - nuclear bomb


Back when we were kids

We would always know when to stop

And now all the good kids are messing up

Nobody has gained or accomplished anything

Wire Pink Flag

Prices have risen since the government fell

Casualties increase as the enemy shell

The climate's unhealthy, flies and rats thrive

And sooner or later the end will arrive

This is your correspondent, running out of tape

Gunfire's increasing, looting, burning, rape


Well, maybe there's a god above

But all I've ever learned from love

Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you

It's not a cry that you hear at night

It's not somebody who's seen the light

It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah


And what costume shall the poor girl wear

To all tomorrow's parties

For Thursday's child is Sunday's clown

For whom none will go mourning


My body is your body

I won't tell anybody

If you want to use my body

Go for it


Oh it's opening time

Down on Fascination Street

So let's cut the conversation

And get out for a bit

Because I feel it all fading and paling

And I'm begging

To drag you down with me

Mansun Six

And you see, I kind of shivered to conformity

Did you see the way I cowered to authority

You see, my life, it's a series of compromises anyway

It's a sham, and I'm conditioned to accept it all, you see

Japan Gentlemen

Take in the country air, you'll never win

Gentlemen take polaroids

They fall in love, they fall in love


We just want to emote til we're dead

I know we suffer for fashion

Or whatever

We don't want these days to ever end

We just want to emasculate them forever

Forever, forever

Pretty sirens don't go flat

It's not supposed to happen like that

Longpigs The Sun

There's no perfume I can buy

Make me smell like myself

So I put on perfume

To make me smell like someone else

In bed

Calvin Harris I Created Disco

I got love for you if you were born in the 80's, the 80's

I've got hugs for you if you were born in the 80's, the 80's


Does his makeup in his room

Douse himself with cheap perfume

Eyeholes in a paper bag

Greatest lay I ever had

Kind of guy who mates for life

Gotta help him find a wife

We're a couple, when our bodies double

Simple Minds Sons and Fascination

Summer rains are here

Savaged beauty life

Falling here from grace

Sister feeling call

Cruising land to land

No faith no creed no soul

Half a world away

Beauty sleeps in time

Sound and fury play

Bloc Party Silent Alarm

North to south


Running on


As if to say, as if to say

He doesn't like chocolate

He's born a liar, he'll die a liar

Some things will never be different


LCD Soundsystem

Well Daft Punk is playing at my house, my house

I've waited 7 years and 15 days

There's every kid for miles at my house, my house

And the neighbors can' the police

There's a fist fight brewin' at my house, my house

Because the jocks can't...get in the door

Johnny Boy

I just can't help believing

Though believing sees me cursed

Stars Set Yourself

I am trying to say

What I want to say

Without having to say "I love you"

Josef K Entomology

It took 10 years to realise why the angels start to cry

When you go home down the main

Your happy smile

Your funny name

Cocteau Twins Bluebell


Doesn't she look a million with her hairagami set

Hair kisses 'n' hair architecture

Yes, she's a beautiful brunette angel from heaven with her hairagami set

Hair kisses 'n' hair architecture

Augment a beautiful brunette

New Order Power Corruption

How does it feel

To treat me like you do

When you've laid your hands upon me

And told me who you are


You must let her go

She's not crying



Feeling like I'm waiting

Modern times



Hating to distraction

Just leave them alone


Girls in the back

Girls in the back

Puressence Don't Forget

They say come back to earth and start getting real, yeah

I say come back to earth and start getting real

I know I can't


So I walk right up to you

And you walk all over me

And I ask you what you want

And you tell me what you need


The problem of leisure

What to do for pleasure

Ideal love a new purchase

A market of the senses

Dream of the perfect life

Economic circumstances

The body is good business

Sell out, maintain the interest


Sitting in my armchair thinking again and again and again

Going round in a circle I can't get out

Then I look around thinking day and night and day

Then you look around - there must be some explanation

And the tension builds

Psychdedelic Furs

India, India

You're my love song

India, you're my love song

In the flowers

You can have me in the flowers

We will dance alone

And live our useless lives

Ladytron Light Magic

They only want you when you're seventeen

When you're twenty-one

You're no fun

They take a polaroid and let you go

Say they'll let you know


No consolation prizes

Spit out your lies and chewing gum

Cut off your hair yeah that's it!

If you look like that I swear I'm gonna love you more


All the neighbors are startin' up a fire

Burning all the old folks, the witches and the liars.

My eyes are covered by the hands of my unborn kids

But my heart keeps watchin' through the skin of my eyelids


Prince charming

Prince charming

Ridicule is nothing to be scared of

Don't you ever, don't you ever

Stop being dandy, showing me you're handsome