Jul 12

#LOTD2013: September Playlist

#LOTD2013 SeptemberWell, I imagine the fact that I decided to continue the Lyric-of-the-Day project into 2014 somehow made these updates a little less urgent for me. However, let’s be honest, I might have lost interest in the recap posts if I was you by this point! ūüôā

Nonetheless, I will forge on and eventually catch up ‚ÄĒ starting now. Here’s the monthly #LOTD2013 playlist for last September (find the Spotify playlist I’ve created from these lyrics linked at the end of the post or on the clickable¬†image at right), with some brief explanations (in italics) for a number of the lyrics. Remember, if you want to see the lyrics as they pop up daily, just give me a follow on Twitter!

  • “Two lovers lie with no sheets on their bed/And the day it is breaking” #U2¬†“Electrical Storm” #LOTD2013¬†9/1
  • “I am smitten/I’ll do anything (I’ll do anything)/A kiss, breath turpentine” #REM¬†“Crush With Eyeliner” #LOTD2013¬†9/2
  • “Time passes much too quickly when we’re together laughing/I wish I could sing it to you” #Chicago¬†“Beginnings” #LOTD2013¬†9/3
  • “Don’t harass me/Can’t you tell/I’m going home/I’m tired as hell/I’m not the cat I used to be”#Pretenders “Middle Of The Road” #LOTD2013 9/4
  • “My life/You electrify my life/Let’s conspire to ignite/All the souls that would die just to feel alive” #Muse¬†“Starlight” #LOTD2013¬†9/5
  • “I don’t need to fight/To prove I’m right/I don’t need to be forgiven” #TheWho¬†“Baba O’Riley” #LOTD2013¬†9/6
  • “I’ve seen the good side of bad/And the down side of up/And everything between” #Everlast¬†“What It’s Like” #LOTD2013¬†9/7 (A perfect perspective for a long-time USC fan on this night when the Trojans lost their home opener, 10-7, to lowly Washington State.)
  • “She looked at me and told me/I was the only one in the world/Now I have found my girl” #TheDoors¬†“Blue Sunday” #LOTD2013¬†9/8
  • “Been thinking ’bout catching a train/Leave my phone machine by the radar range” #SherylCrow¬†“A Change Would Do You Good” #LOTD2013¬†9/9
  • “2 of a kind/We’ll find a way/To do what we’ve done/Let me be the 1 that shines with you/And we can …” “Slide Away” #Oasis¬†#LOTD2013¬†9/10 (A little turn of phrase for the birthday girl.)
  • “Dear New York I know a lot has changed/2 towers down but you’re still in the game” #BeastieBoys¬†“An Open Letter To NYC” #LOTD2013¬†9/11 (Self-explanatory, I’d hope.)
  • “You just want someone to talk to/They just wanna get their hands on you/You get whatever you choose” #Eagles¬†“Those Shoes” #LOTD2013¬†9/12
  • “Always take a big bite/It’s such a gorgeous sight/To see you in the middle of the night” #TheCure¬†“Friday I’m In Love” #LOTD2013¬†9/13
  • “When I hear that trumpet sound/I’m gonna rise right out of the ground” #JohnnyCash¬†“Ain’t No Grave” #LOTD2013¬†9/14
  • “Don’t stop inspiring me/Sometimes it’s hard to keep on running/We work so much to keep it going” #NoDoubt¬†“Running” #LOTD2013¬†9/15 (A running lyric for the USC Urology Charity 5K I ran this morning.)
  • “I know what is going on/I know that I’ll wait til dawn/I know just exactly what’s on your mind” #Raconteurs¬†“Rich Kid Blues” #LOTD2013¬†9/16
  • “Turn the tables with our unity/They’re neither moral nor majority/Wake up and smell the coffee” #L7 “Pretend We’re Dead” #LOTD2013 9/17
  • “And in the world a heart of darkness/A fire zone/Where poets speak their heart/Then bleed for it” #U2¬†“One Tree Hill” #LOTD2013¬†9/18 (One of my dad’s favorite songs on his birthday.)
  • “Turn it up a notch/First you get a swimming pool full of liquor/Then you dive in it” #KendrickLamar “Swimming Pools (Drank)” #LOTD2013 9/19
  • “Cut the night just like a razor/Rarely talk & that’s the danger” #INXS¬†“The One Thing” #LOTD2013¬†9/20 (25 yrs ago tonite @PacAmp¬†w/@kzener) (Guess I made my own note about this one in the actual Tweet, eh Karl?)
  • “Put de lime in de coconut/You drink ’em bot’ togedder/Put de lime in de coconut/And you feel better” #HarryNilsson “Coconut” #LOTD2013 9/21
  • “It’s how/I give this gift to you/It doesn’t seem like much, but it’s the best that I could do” #Sugar “Gift” #LOTD2013 9/22
  • “We hope you enjoy your stay/Outside the sun is shining /It seems like heaven ain’t far away” #Killers “Enterlude” #LOTD2013 9/23 #LasVegas (Headed to Las Vegas on this fine morning for an annual work event.)
  • “Your mommy’s all right/Your daddy’s all right/They just seem a little weird” #CheapTrick “Surrender” #LOTD2013 9/24 (On this lovely Tuesday evening, I attended two separate private parties at Surrender nightclub at the Encore in Las Vegas.)
  • “We’ve come too far to give up who we are/So let’s raise the bar and our cups to the stars” #DaftPunk “Get Lucky” #LOTD2013 9/25 (The tune we chose for our annual DRMA member video, which debuted on this night at the Marketer of the Year party in Las Vegas.)
  • Catch-up time: “I’m always hearing voices on the street/I want to shout but I can’t hardly speak” #RollingStones¬†“Rocks Off” #LOTD2013¬†9/26
  • “Such a muddy line between/The things you want/And the things you have to do” #SherylCrow¬†“Leaving Las Vegas” #LOTD2013¬†9/27
  • “There’s danger on the edge of town/Ride the King’s highway, baby/Weird scenes inside the gold mine” #TheDoors¬†“The End” #LOTD2013¬†9/28 (An ode to Lane Kiffin on the occasion of his final embarrassment as USC’s head coach.)
  • “Taking me where I want to be/I’m taking a ride/With my best friend” #DepecheMode¬†“Never Let Me Down Again” #LOTD2013¬†9/29 (Caught D-Mode at Staples Center. Impressive show.)
  • “Ring out the bells again/Like we did when spring began” #GreenDay¬†“Wake Me Up When September Ends” #LOTD2013¬†9/30

Here’s the Spotify playlist if you’d like to listen along: #LOTD2013: September

May 02

#LOTD2013: March Playlist

#LOTD2013: MarchA busy April means I’m still playing a little bit of catch-up with my two “A-Day” projects for 2013. I’m pretty close on the Photo-A-Day project, but with the calendar turning to May yesterday, I’m now officially way behind on my Lyric of the Day recaps.

But, good news! I was able to pull together the list of¬†March’s Tweets (find the Spotify playlist I’ve created from these lyrics linked at the end of the post or on the clickable¬†image at right), with some brief explanations (in italics) for a number of the lyrics. Remember, if you want to see the lyrics as they pop up daily, just give me a follow on Twitter!

  • “Once I get you up there/Where the air is rarefied/We’ll just glide/Starry-eyed” #FrankSinatra “Come Fly With Me” #LOTD2013 3/1 (One day home between flights from Miami and to Chicago.)
  • Chairman back2back¬†“My kind of town, Chicago is/My kind of razmatazz/And it has all that jazz” #FrankSinatra “My Kind Of Town” #LOTD2013 3/2 (On to Chicago, perhaps the most American city.)
  • “Believe, believe in me, believe/That life can change, that you’re not stuck in vain” #SmashingPumpkins “Tonight, Tonight” #LOTD2013 3/3
  • “Will I catch the moon/Like a bird in a cage/It’s for you I swoon/I’m always in love” #Wilco “I’m Always In Love” #LOTD2013 3/4
  • “I’ll wait up in the dark/For you to speak to me/I’ll open up/Release me” #PearlJam “Release” #LOTD2013 3/5
  • “I’ve been runnin’/And I’ve been racin’/So many different¬†towns/So many different places” #GLove “Home” #LOTD2013 3/6 (Finally home for a bit after a couple weeks on the road.)
  • “Little things amuse little minds/Well, nothin’s¬†free except a little bit of bad advice” #Wallflowers “Laughing Out Loud” #LOTD2013 3/7
  • “I dreamed you/I saw your face/Caught my lifeline/Drifting through space” #TomPettyandtheHeartbreakers “Angel Dream (No. 4)” #LOTD2013 3/8
  • “They’re forming in a straight line/They’re going through a tight wind/Kids are losing their minds” #Ramones “Blitzkrieg Bop” #LOTD2013 3/9
  • “Hey, hey it’s okay to make/A little mess out of your life” #Cracker “This Is Cracker Soul” #LOTD2013 3/10
  • “We write songs about wrong cause it’s hard to see right/Look to the sky hoping it will bleed light” #Common “The Corner” #LOTD2013 3/11 (A favorite running song of mine, especially effective on this date.)
  • “In a parked car/A crowded street/You see your love/Made complete/Thread is ripping/Knot is slipping” #U2 “Love Is Blindness” #LOTD2013 3/12
  • “Meet the new boss/Same as the old boss” #TheWho “Won’t Get Fooled Again” #LOTD2013 3/13 #newpope¬†(Sorry, I’m not remotely religious and the supposed importance of picking this figurehead who ends up standing for so many outdated ideas always baffles me.)
  • “Who’s usin’ who? What should we do?/Well you can’t be a pimp and a prostitute too” #TheWhiteStripes “Icky Thump” #LOTD2013 3/14
  • “A million dead-end streets & every time I thought I’d got it made/It seemed the taste was not so sweet”#DavidBowie “Changes” #LOTD2013 3/15
  • “Don’t need convincing at all/I love this place enough to have no doubt” #SnowPatrol “Take Back The City” #LOTD2013 3/16
  • “I want to feel sunlight on my face/I see the dust cloud disappear/Without a trace” #U2 “Where The Streets Have No Name” #LOTD2013 3/17 (The best song by the best Irish rock band of all time. Happy St. Pat’s!)
  • “Success is a state of mind/With a little bit of follow thru/And then you failed at that too” #JennyLewis “Bad Man’s World” #LOTD2013 3/18
  • “What’s gonna set you free/Look inside and you’ll see/When you’ve got so much to say/It’s called…” #BeastieBoys “Gratitude” #LOTD2013 3/19
  • “It was just to see, just to see/All the things you knew I’d written about you/So many illustrations” #Morrissey¬†“Suedehead” #LOTD2013 3/20
  • “The sparkle in your eyes/Keeps me alive/And the sparkle in your eyes/Keeps me alive” #TheCult “She Sells Sanctuary” #LOTD2013 3/21
  • “She’s well acquainted/With the touch of a velvet hand/Like a lizard on a window pane” #TheBeatles “Happiness Is A Warm Gun” #LOTD2013 3/22 (Dinner at El Coyote gets a lyric from the White Album. You figure out the connection. ;-))
  • “She gets confused/Flying over the dateline/Her hands turn red/Cause the days change at night” #X “Los Angeles” #LOTD2013 3/23 (An especially great L.A. Saturday.)
  • “Nothing short a’ dying/Half as lonesome as the sound/Of the sleeping city sidewalk” #JohnnyCash “Sunday Morning Coming Down” #LOTD2013 3/24
  • “Do you go to the country/It isn’t very far/There’s people there who will hurt you/Cos of who you are” #Blur “Coffee and TV” #LOTD2013 3/25 (Coachella wristbands were delivered. Weeks later, Blur would deliver, as well.)
  • “The frozen Tundra ain’t cold enough/And baby ain’t old enough/For this game I’m rollin’ up” #IceCube¬†“Pushin’ Weight” #LOTD2013 3/26
  • “This is the springtime of my loving/The second season I am to know/You are the sunlight …” #LedZeppelin “The Rain Song” #LOTD2013 3/27
  • “There’s this store where the creatures meet/I wonder what they do in there” #TheDoors “Love Street” #LOTD2013 3/28
  • “The hwy is for gamblers/Better use your sense/Take what you’ve gathered from coincidence”#Dylan “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue”#LOTD2013 3/29 (The final day of preparation for Response Expo 2013.)
  • “Can you keep them in the dark for life/Can you hide them from the waiting world” #Danzig “Mother” #LOTD2013 3/30
  • “Remember what the dormouse said/’Feed your head/Feed your head'” #JeffersonAirplane “White Rabbit” #LOTD2013 3/31 #HappyEaster¬†(Guess it’s clear this one goes hand-in-hand with March 13.)

Here’s the Spotify playlist if you’d like to listen along: #LOTD2013: March