Diamonds & Rust - Joan Baez

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This is such a beautiful song. And what powerful vocals. How come I never knew about it or Joan Baez.

We both know what memories can bring
They bring diamonds and rust
Amazing.

Some say that the song is in remembrance of her relationship with Bob Dylan.

Diamonds & Rust


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Well, I'll be damned
Here comes your ghost again
But that's not unusual
It's just that the moon is full
And you happened to call
And here I sit
Hand on the telephone
Hearing a voice I'd known
A couple of light years ago
Heading straight for a fall

As I remember your eyes
Were bluer than robin's eggs
My poetry was lousy you said
Where are you calling from?
A booth in the Midwest
Ten years ago I bought you some cufflinks
You brought me something
We both know what memories can bring
They bring diamonds and rust

Well, you burst on the scene, already a legend
The unwashed phenomenon
The original vagabond
You strayed into my arms
And there you stayed
Temporarily lost at sea
The Madonna was yours for free
Yes, the girl on the half-shell
Could keep you unharmed

Now I see you standing with brown leaves falling around
And snow in your hair
Now you're smiling out the window of that crummy hotel
Over Washington Square
Our breath comes out white clouds
Mingles and hangs in the air
Speaking strictly for me
We both could have died then and there

Now you're telling me you're not nostalgic
Then give me another word for it
You who are so good with words
And at keeping things vague
'Cause I need some of that vagueness now
It's all come back too clearly
Yes, I loved you dearly
And if you're offering me diamonds and rust
I've already paid



They Bring Me To You - Joshua Radin

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They Bring Me To You

Lyrics
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You looked like the sun
I was the only one
Who could stare until you were done shining on me
And as we drank our wine and let the world fade away
The sunrise tried to end it while we tried to stay

The rest of my life can't compare to this night, whoa oh
And only the heartaches have given me sight, oh oh
They bring me to you, yeah yeah
They bring me to you, yeah yeah

Moon pours through the ceiling tonight
Embraces us tight
Shows me we're right for each other
And as we lie here and let the world fade away
The sunrise tries to end it while we try to stay

The rest of my life can't compare to this night, whoa oh
And only the heartaches have given me sight, oh oh
They bring me to you, yeah yeah
They bring me to you, yeah yeah
They bring me to you, whoa oh
They bring me to you, yeah yeah

It's all about the first night and last,
Some people say
Well i love you so much more tonight,
More than yesterday

The rest of my life can't compare to this night, whoa oh
And only the heartaches have given me sight, oh oh
They bring me to you, yeah yeah
They bring me to you, yeah yeah
They bring me to you, Whoa oh
They bring me to you, yeah yeah



I'll Keep Your Memory Vague - Finger Eleven

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I'll Keep Your Memory Vague


Lyrics
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This won't break your heart
But I just think it could
Cause I haven't tried as hard as I should
To separate you from everything I do
But I would never want to come between us two

I'll keep your memory vague
So you won't feel bad about me
I'll say the things that you said
Sometimes so it reminds me

I'll keep your memory vague
So you won't feel bad about me
I'll say the things that you said
Sometimes so it reminds me

Now I'm thinking back
To what I said before
I hope your heart won't have to hurt anymore
Cause it's really not that sad from here
Because the moments I can feel you near
They keep you close to me my dear
And if they ever become too clear...

I'll keep your memory vague
So you won't feel bad about me
I'll say the things that you said
Sometimes so it reminds me

I'll keep your memory vague
So you won't feel bad about me
I'll say the things that you said
Sometimes so it reminds me

Now you've gone away
Don't worry it's ok
That you're gone away
Further than yesterday
But you'll never leave these scenes
My mind replays

I'll keep your memory vague
So you won't feel bad about me
I'll say the things that you said
Sometimes so it reminds me

I'll keep your memory vague
So you won't feel bad about me
I'll say the things that you said
Sometimes so it reminds me

I'll keep your memory vague, So you won't feel bad about me
(Where in the world have you gone now? )
I'll say the things that you said, Sometimes so it reminds me
(Where in the world have you gone now? )
Sometimes so it reminds me

I'll keep your memory vague, So you won't feel bad about me
(Where in the world have you gone now? )
I'll say the things that you said, Sometimes so it reminds me
(Where in the world have you gone now? )
Sometimes so it reminds me



#41 - Dave Matthews Band

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OMG! The instrumental which begins around the 4 minute mark and continues till the end of the song is mind blowing. Have been listening to it in a loop for the last 20 minutes or so.
I've always adored this band for their distinct musical style. I don't know how to describe it but all their songs are unique. This one, though, is something much much higher.
It's the 41st song the band wrote.

#41

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Come see
I swear by now I'm playing time against my troubles oh
I'm coming slow but speeding...
Do you wish for a dance and while I'm in the front
My play on time is won
Oh, but the difficulty is coming here...

I will go in this way
Oh, and I'll find my own way out
I won't tell you what to be
Oh,no, but I'm coming to much more
Me
All at once the ghosts come back
Reeling in you now oh tell me
What if they came down crushing
It used to be
that you and me
play for all of the loneliness
that nobody notices now
I'm begging slow 'cause I'm coming here...
I wanted to play
I wanted to stay
I wanted to love you

I'm only this far
And only tomorrow leads the way

I'm coming waltzing back
and moving into your head
Please, I wouldn't pass this by
Oh no, but I wouldn't take more than I need
What sort of man goes by?
Well, I will bring water
Why won't you ever be glad?
It melts into wonder
I came in praying for you
Why won't you run in to rain and pray?
Let all tears splash all over you

The way the rain comes,
The way the rain comes down on you,
It does.




Josephine - The Wallflowers

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This is just a good slow Rock song. Nothing particularly special maybe. But to me everything just fits perfectly in this one - the guitar, the organs, the riffs. The lead singer, by the way, is Jacob Dylan, son of Bob.

Josephine


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I feel pretty good
I feel all right
And I've been thinkin' maybe
I could spend the night

I know you've been sad
I know I've been bad
But if you'd let me
Make you ribbons from a paper bag

Chorus:
Josephine
You're so good to me
And I know
It ain't easy
Josephine
You're so sweet
You must taste just like sugar & tangerines

I won't make a sound
Sleep on the ground
When you wake I will
Drive you into town
I missed your smile
Your schoolgirl style
But I never had much fun
Maybe the very first mile

(chorus)

Don't you know
I watched you walkin' home from school
Your friends on the old playgrounds
You never looked so down
Won't you come and help me with these cuts of mine?
I've disconnected my heart
And cut myself on the wires
Josephine

I know I was wrong
I knew all along
But I got so far from my home
I never thought I'd be so lonesome

(chorus)



Laga Reh - Shehzad Roy

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This is absolutely brilliant. Witty, catchy, satirical, refreshing. Listen to it in full volume. It will make you laugh. The one liners interlacing the song will make you nod in admiration.
I'm just wondering, how much of it holds true in India!

Thanks Rohan. And as this blog tells me, it's creating waves in Pakistan right now.

By the way, this is priceless: Nek woh hai jis ko mauqa nahi mila.

Laga Reh!


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[Shehzad Roy (SR): Main jab dus saal ka tha tou mainay nine o'clock news pay suna kay Pakistan taareeKH kay aik naazuk moR say guzar raha hai.

Bachcha: Abbu!

SR: Main phir bees saal ka hua, mainay phir nine o'clock news pay suna kay Pakistan taareeKH ke aik naazuk moR say guzar raha hai.]

Aas baandh kar tu khaRa hai, tas say mas nahi hota
Tu hai aik aam aadmi, aray bus, ab nahi hota

[Siyaasi Kaarkun / Ali Azmat: Tou kia karun? Himmat haar doon?

SR: Nahi. Laga reh.]

[Chorus:
Laga reh, laga reh, tu laga reh
KhaRa reh, khaRa reh, tu khaRa reh
PaRa reh, paRa reh, tu paRa reh]

Laga reh, laga reh, tu laga reh
ARa reh, aRa reh, tu aRa reh
PaRa reh, paRa reh, tu paRa reh

Buzurgon nay mujhsay poochha mulk kaisay yeh chalega?
Buzurgon ko main yeh bola lagay raho, lagay raho
Buzurgon nay mujhsay poochha mulk kaisay yeh chalega?
Buzurgon ko main yeh bola

[SR: Mujhay fikr yeh nahi kay yeh mulk kaisay chalega. Mujhe fikr yeh hai kay kaheen aisay hee na chalta rahay.]

Laga reh, laga reh, tu laga reh
KhaRa reh, khaRa reh, tu khaRa reh

[SR: Yaar, mulk mein baRi tension ho gayi hai.

Buzurg: Koi nahi, koi nahi, sub kuchh Allah pay chhoR dou.]

Kuchh na kar
Kuchh na kar tu
Sab kuchh Allah pay chhoR dey
Bus Allah hee tera haafiz hai

Ae bhai, tu bhi naazuk moR ban gaya, tas say mas nahi hota
Tu hai aik aam aadmi, aray bus, ab tou dukh hota hai, yaar

[Wakeel: Koi nahi, abhi bhi baRay naik log baaqi hain iss dunya mein.]

Buzurgon nay mujhsay poochha naik kaun hai yeh tou bata?
Buzurgon ko main yeh bola

[SR: Naik woh hai jis ko mauqa nahi mila.]

Chorus (x2)

[News Reporter / Mani: Saaray mulk mein amn-o-amaan ki surat-e-haal bahaal hai.]

Bridge:-

Aur phir aik din teray pairon kay neechay say zameen nikal jaayegi
Aur phir woh tujhay kahengay
Kahengay tu uR raha hai hawaaon mein
Tu uR raha hai hawaaon mein

[Aam Aadmi / Faisal Qureshi (FQ): Tou kia hum sach much hawaaon mein uRengay? Hain?

SR: Tu nahi samjhega, bay!]

Chorus (x2)

[FQ: Iss laRkay ki shakal Shehzad Roy say kitni mil rahi thi.]

[Leader #1: Sir, mera khayaal hai qaum ko jagaanay ka waqt aa gaya hai.

Leader #2: Inn ko matt jagaao. Yeh kisi zaruri kaam say sou rahay hain.]



Chal Dil Mere - Ali Zafar

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This is a wonderful concept to bring together the best musicians from Pakistan. I think the stage, sound and the lights are quite brilliantly done. Browse through the site and you shouldn't be disappointed. And I loved this song. Kishore Kumar meets funky bass grooves and some inspired backing vocals in this number from Pakistan's pop sensation Ali Zafar.

video

Phir Dekhiye - Rock On

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One of the two soft numbers from the movie. I'll just say that I like this one more than the other.

Aankhon mein jiske
Koi to khwaab hai
Khush hai wohi jo
Thoda betaab hai
How can I not identify with this song...

Phir Dekhiye

Lyrics
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Aankhon mein jiske
Koi to khwaab hai
Khush hai wohi jo
Thoda betaab hai
Zindagi mein koi aarzoo ke jiyein
Phir dekhiye……
Hothon pe jiske
Koi to geet hai
Wo haare bhi to
Uski hi jeet hai
Dil mein jo geet hai
Gun guna lee jiye
Phir dekhiye…..

Yaadon mein jiski kisi ka naam hai
Sapno ke jaisi uski har shaam hai
Koi to ho jis se apne dil dijiye
Phir dekhiye….

Khwaab buniye zara
Geet suniye zara
Phool chuniye zara
Phir dekhiye….

Actually, go ahead and listen to the full album. It's good.

Socha Hai - Rock On

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It's foot tapping. Shankar Ehsaan Loy keep it 'rocky' yet simple. The tune is catchy. And Farhan Akhtar can sing. At least his voice sounds fresh in this one. Just the kind of song we would have loved to sing for an event in college.

Socha Hai


Lyrics
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Aasmaan Hai Nila Kyun, Paani Gila Gila Kyun
Gol Kyon Hai Zameen
Silk Mein Hai Narmi Kyun, Aag Mein Hai Garmi Kyun
Do Aur Do Paanch Kyun Nahi
Ped Ho Gaye Kam Kyun, Teen Hai Yeh Mausam Kyun
Chaand Do Kyun Nahi
Duniya Mein Hai Jung Kyun, Behata Laal Rang Kyun
Sarhadein Hai Kyun Har Kahin

Socha Hai, Yeh Tumne Kya Kabhi
Socha Hai, Ki Hai Yeh Kya Sabhi
Socha Hai, Socha Nahi To Socho Abhi

Behati Kyun Hay Har Nadi, Hoti Kya Hai Roshani
Barf Girati Hai Kyun
Ladate Kyun Hai Ruthate Taare Kyun Hai Tutate
Baadalon Mein Bijali Hai Kyun

Socha Hai, Yeh Tumne Kya Kabhi
Socha Hai, Ki Hai Yeh Kya Sabhi
Socha Hai, Socha Nahi To Socho Abhi

Sannata Sunayi Nahi Deta, Aur Hawaaye Dikhaayi Nahi Deti
Socha Hai Kya Kabhi, Hota Hai Yeh Kyun

Aasmaan Hai Nila Kyun, Paani Gila Gila Kyun
Gol Kyon Hai Jameen
Silk Mein Hai Narmi Kyun, Aag Mein Hai Garmi Kyun
Do Aur Do Paanch Kyun Nahi
Ped Ho Gaye Kam Kyun, Teen Hai Yeh Mausam Kyun
Chaand Do Kyun Nahi
Duniya Mein Hai Jung Kyun, Behata Laal Rang Kyun
Sarhadein Hai Kyun Har Kahin

Socha Hai, Yeh Tumne Kya Kabhi
Socha Hai, Ki Hai Yeh Kya Sabhi
Socha Hai, Socha Nahi To Socho Abhi



San Jose - Joe Purdy

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An organ which plays in the background throughout and a steady rhythm guitar means that there are very few variations in this song in terms of tempo or distinct melodies. But it's this very feel which I like. And like the earlier song I posted, his voice does the trick. You can almost hear him plead and cry.

San Jose


Lyrics
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Mona, you know you wander
on the street corner
i should have warned you
all of the boys and
all of their poisen
they rob you blind

i knew your mother
god rest her soul
and where was your father,
ya well nobody knows
you wish things were different
the hands you were given
just dont seem fair
yah you playin with what you given
and your doing fine
ya but you try not to think about it
most of the time
you just do what you have to
to make sure you get through
yah but sometimes it hurts

singing mona
you know you wander
on the street corner
i should have warned you
all of the boys and
all of their poisen
as they make there way
ya to san jose

yah well your still so young
but you feel so old
its just the things you been through
that are making you cold
i think your going to turn soon
i gotta be careful with my moves
just might loose you for good
listen i can fight your demons
cause id have to fight you
cause there so far inside you
and i just cant seem to get through
it aint none of my business
it aint none of my place
yah but i still had to try

singing mona
you know you gonna
on the street corner
i should have warned you
all of the boys and
all of their poisen
as they make there way
ya to san jose now

oh now i think ive lost you
cant reach you no more
cause your high as i kite
and im down here on the floor
yah im begging you to come back
now you cant even hear that
you just floated away
oh yah its such a shame
cause i remember the day
when we use to play
on your mothers front lawn
singing those old songs
not a care in the world

oh im just singing
mona
you know you wander
on the street corner
i know your gonna offer
all of the boys and
all of their poisen
as they make there way
ya to san jose darling
yah to san jose now

singing mona
you know you gonna
on the street corner



Take My Blanket And Go - Joe Purdy

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There's just so much feeling that he puts into this song. A simple, uncomplicated and consistent melody but the modulations in his voice make this more than just a good song.

And if you want to listen to him, go to his website and you can have a good time there. You can start with this particular album too. Soft, sentimental, often about lost love, on days you might love his songs.

Take My Blanket And Go


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Well the sun is sinking low
the hour is getting late
and you need something
that I can't live without
but I give in anyways

you're really in trouble this time
got no one left to blame
they pushed you down
when you called me names
but I loved you just the same

won't you take my blanket and go
won't you take my blanket and go
won't you take my blanket and go
ease your troubled soul
warm your weary bones

yeah what else do you do now?
you're nothing
you've got nothing at all
I threw you a rope
you grabbed
it broke
got nothing else in my hands

won't you take my blanket and go
won't you take my blanket and go
won't you take my blanket and go
ease your troubled soul
warm your weary bones

won't you take my blanket and go
won't you take my blanket and go
won't you take my blanket and go
ease your troubled soul
when that cold wind blows
warm your weary bones



I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

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I like the palm muting he uses in this song. And yet again, he seems to be at his best when he's doing the soft numbers.

I'm Yours


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Well you done done me and you bet I felt it
I tried to beat you but you're so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks
and now I'm trying to get back
Before the cool done run out
I'll be giving it my bestest
And nothing's going to stop me but divine intervention
I reckon it's again my turn to win some or learn some

I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I'm yours

Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you're free
Look into your heart and you'll find love love love love
Listen to the music of the moment maybe sing with me
A la peaceful melody
It's your God-forsaken right to be loved love loved love loved

So I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I'm sure
There's no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours

I've been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
My breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and laughed
I guess what i be saying is there ain't no better reason
To rid yourself of vanity and just go with the seasons
It's what we aim to do
Our name is our virtue

I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I'm sure
There's no need to complicate
Our time is short
this is our fate, I'm yours

Well no no, well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you're free
Look into your heart and you'll find the sky is yours
Listen to the music of the moment come and dance with me
A lá one big family (2nd time: A lá happy family; 3rd time: A lá peaceful melody)
It's your God-forsaken right to be loved love love love

I won't hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I'm sure
There's no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours

No please, don't complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I'm yours

No please, don't hesitate
no more, no more
It cannot wait
The sky is your's!



Wordplay - Jason Mraz

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I think I like this guy. I mean 4 posts! He sure seems talented and versatile. And how about this:

"Mraz is also an avocado farmer in California. He is a raw foodist, meaning he only eats uncooked and unprocessed foods."

It's energetic and sounds a bit like hip-hop / rap.

Wordplay

Lyrics
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I've been all around the world
I've been a new sensation
But it doesn't really matter
In this ge-generation
The sophomore slump is an uphill battle
And someone said that ain't my scene
'Cause they need a new song
Like a new religion
Music for the television
I can't do the long division
Someone do the math
For the record label puts me on the shelf up in the freezer
Gotta find another way to live the life of leisure
So I drop my top,
Mix and a mingle
Is everybody ready for the single and it goes...

Ha La La La La
L-listen closer to the verse I lay
Ha La La La La
It's all about the wordplay
Ha La La La love
The wonderful thing it does
Because, because
I am the wizard of ooh's and ah's and fa-la-la's
Yeah The Mr. A to Z
They say I'm all about the wordplay

When it's time to get ill I got your remedy
For those who don't remember me
Well let me introduce you to my style
I try to keep a jumble in the lyrics
never mumble
When the music's makin' people tongue-tied
You want a new song
Like a new religion
Music for the television
I can't do the long division
Someone do the math
For the people write me off like I'm a one-hit wonder
Gotta find another way to keep from goin' under
Pull out the stops,
Got your attention
I guess it's time again for me to mention
The wordplay

Ha La La La La
L-listen closer to the words I lay
Ha La La La La
It's all about the wordplay
Ha La La La love
The wonderful thing it does
Because, because
I am the wizard of ooh's and ah's and fa-la-la's
Yeah The Mr. A to Z
They say I'm all about the wordplay

I built a bridge across the stream of consciousness
That always seems to be a flowin'
But I don't know which way my brain is goin'
Oh the rhymin' and the timin'
Keeps the melodies inside of me
And they're climbin'
'Till I'm running out of air
Are you prepared to take a dive into the deep end of my head
Are you listening to a single word I've said?

Ha La La La La
Listen closer to the words I say
Ha La La La La
I'm Stickin' to the wordplay
Ha La La La Love
The wonderful thing it does
Because, because
I am the wizard of ooh's and ah's and fa-la-la's
Yeah the Mr. A to Z
They say I'm all about the wordplay

Ha La La La La
I'm all about the wordplay
Ha La La La La
I'm stickin' with the wordplay
Ha La La La Love
I love the wonderful thing it does
Because, because
The ooh's and ah's and fa-la-la's are back in love
For the Mr. A to Z they say
is all about the wordplay



1000 Things - Jason Mraz

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Ok, this one is very much pop and too soft (even the guitar is so clean). But if you are wondering what I meant by "scat" in my first post on Jason Mraz, listen to this one.
And who cares whether you are too soft or not when you have girls screaming!

1000 Things


Lyrics
[]

And I'm, I'm over-joyed
And I'm, I'm over-loved
And I'm feeling lucky like a little boy
Who's hiding under cover
And looking to discover
Every way to play the part inside this darkened cave
The meaning of life, well it starts at the nightlight
Close your eyes and I hope you see mine

And I've, well I've seen a thousand things in one place
But I stopped my counting when I saw your face
Erasing memory, well I feel as though I've never seen a face before
Until I saw your eyes
And they're smiling back at me through my tears
I've been counting all these years, oh
Suddenly the thousand things I've seen were nothing more than dreams of
Of you and me
You and me
Quietly at a standstill now
Fortunately you will, well you'll kiss me, I will
I will kiss you back

Oh the fact of the matter is
And I don't know what the latter is, oh no way
See, I've always wanted to kiss you
But I, I always wanted to run from you
Because I've always wanted to miss you
And I, I always wanted to come for you

"Well I love my comfort foods," you said
While you always say, "How do you do?"



A Beautiful Mess - Jason Mraz

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The lyrics can hit you hard. There's just his voice and the occasional guitar strum which hold the song together.

A Beautiful Mess

Lyrics
[]


You’ve got the best of both worlds
You’re the kind of girl who can take down a man,
And lift him back up again.
You are strong but you’re needy,
Humble but you’re greedy
And based on your body language, your shouted cursive I’ve been reading.
You’re style is quite selective, though your mind is rather reckless
Well I guess it just suggests that this is just what happiness is.

And what a beautiful mess this is,
It’s like picking up trash in dresses.

Well it kind of hurts when kind of words you write
Kind of turn themselves into knives
And don't mind my nerve you could call it fiction
But I like being submerged in your contradictions, dear
‘Cause here we are, here we are.

Although you were biased I love your advice
Your comebacks they’re quick and probably have to do with your insecurities
There’s no shame in being crazy, depending on how you take these
Words on paraphrasing this relationship we’re staging.

And what a beautiful mess this is,
It’s like picking up trash in dresses.

Well it kind of hurts when kind of words you say
Kind of turn themselves into blades
kind and courteous is life I’ve heard
But it’s nice to say that we played in the dirt, oh, dear
Cause here we are, Here we are.

Here we are x7

We're still here.

What a beautiful mess this is,
It’s like taking a guess when the only answer is yes.

And through timeless words, in priceless pictures
We’ll fly like birds not of this earth
And tides they turn and hearts disfigure
But that’s no concern when we’re wounded together
And we tore our dresses and stained our shirts
But it’s nice today, all the wait it was so worth it.



You & I Both - Jason Mraz

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I've been listening to him for almost a month now. And it took some time for me to decide if I really like him enough to put his songs on my blog. He sounded too soft and pop-ish for me at times. But I think he's got good vocals, scats well and can do the soft, mushy songs very nicely.

You & I - This is the Live, acoustic version though. Needlessly to say, I like it better.


Lyrics
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Was it you who spoke the words that things would happen but not to me?
All things are gonna happen naturally
Oh, taking your advice and I'm looking on the bright side
And balancing the whole thing.

Oh, but at often times those words get tangled up in lines
And the bright light turns to night
Oh, until the dawn it brings
Another day to sing about the magic that was you and me

Cause you and I both loved
What you and I spoke of
And others just read of
Others only read of, of the love
Of the love that I loved

lova lova!

See I'm all about them words
Over numbers, unencumbered numbered words;
Hundreds of pages, pages, pages for words.
More words than I had ever heard, and I feel so alive.

Cause you and I both loved
What you and I spoke of
And others just read of
And if you could see me now
Oh, love love
You and I, You and I
Not so little you and I anymore

And with this silence brings a moral story
More importantly evolving is the glory of a boy

Cause you and I both loved
What you and I spoke of (of, of)
And others just read of
And if you could see me now
Well, then I'm almost finally out of
I'm finally out of
I'm finally deedeedeedeedeedee
Well I'm almost finally, finally
Well I am free
Oh, I'm free

And it's okay if you had to go away
Oh, just remember that the telephones
Well, they work out of both ways
But if I never ever hear them ring
If nothing else I'll think the bells inside
Have finally found you someone else and that's okay
Cause I'll remember everything you sang

Cause you and I both loved
What you and I spoke of (of, of)
And others just read of
and if you could see me now
Well, then I'm almost finally out of
I'm finally out of
I'm finally deedeedeedeedeede
Well I'm almost finally, finally
Out of words



If I Had A Million Dollars - Barenaked Ladies

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How different is this version from the studio one. Have loved this song since the first time I heard it. This version, though, adds so much more to it. So much spontaneity. And the crowd involvement. What fun it must have been to be there.

The Live Version

It's taken from their album Rock Spectacle, by the way.

The Studio Version.

And don't try and compare the lyrics!

Lyrics
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If I had a 1,000,000 (If I had a 1,000,000)
I'd but you a house ( I would buy you a house)
If I had a 1,000,000 (If I had a 1,000,000)
I'd buy you furniture for your house ( maybe a nice chesterfield or an ottoman)
If I had a 1,000,000 (If I had a 1,000,000)
I'd but you a K-car ( a nice reliant automobile)
If I had a 1,000,000, I'd buy you love

If I had a 1,000,000
I'd build a treefort in our yard
If I had a 1,000,000
You could help it wouldn't be that hard
If I had a 1,000,000
Maybe we could put a refrigerator in there
Wouldn't that be fabulous!

If I had a 1,000,000 (If I had a 1,000,000)
I but you a fur coat( but not a real fur coat that's cruel)
If I had a 1,000,000 (If I had a 1,000,000)
I'd buy you an exotic pet(like a llama or an emu)
If I had a 1,000,000 (If I had a 1,000,000)
I'd but you John Merick's remains (All them crazy elephant bones)
If I had a 1,000,000 I'd buy your love

If I had a 1,000,000
We wouldn't have to walk to the store
If I had a 1,000,000
We'd take a limousine cause it costs more
If I had a 1,000,000 We wouldnt have to eat Kraft dinner

If I had a 1,000,000 (If I had a 1,000,000)
i'd but you a green dress ( but not a real green dress that's cruel)
If I had a 1,000,000 (If I had a 1,000,000)
I'd but you some art ( A Picasso or a Garfunkel)
If I had a 1,000,000 (If I had a 1,000,000)
I'd buy you a monkey (haven't you always wanted a monkey?)
If I had a 1,000,000 If I had a 1,000,000 If I had a 1,000,000
If I had a 1,000,000 I'd be RICH!



First Train Stop - Griffith Project

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Another one from Griffith Project. And so different from the earlier one I talked about. This one is characterized by a reggae beat and a very laid back, lazy feel to it. The guitar solo is likely to get stuck with you if you enjoy listening to bluesy tracks.
First Train Stop


Lyrics
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Hey I’m just like the train I’m going to roll, roll on
I said I’m just like the train I’m going to roll I’m gonna roll on
Hey I’m just like the train I’m going to roll, roll on
I said I’m just like the train I’m going to roll, roll on

And it must be getting late tonight
‘Cause I can feel it in my bed
And I read that book today so lord knows what’s in my head
And they’re throwing rocks out on the street they say this land it’s all our own
And when we die would you lay down my bones

But Hey man I’m just like the train I’m going to roll, roll on
I said I’m just like the train I’m going to roll I’m gonna roll on
Hey I’m just like the train I’m going to roll, gonna roll on
I said I’m just like the train I’m going to roll, roll on

While watching TV on the news I saw this story the other day
About a man who gave his flesh away to a gracious women
Who up until this time he had not met
And there she was crying in his arms
And it brought tears down to my eyes
And then I swore that this would change my whole life

Hey but I’m just like the train I’m going to roll, roll on
I said I’m just like the train I’m going to roll I’m gonna roll on
Oh babe Hey I’m just like the train I’m going to roll, I said I’m gonna roll on
I’m like the train I’m gonna roll on

Hey I’m just like the train I’m going to roll, roll on
I said I’m just like the train I’m going to roll I’m gonna roll on
I’m just like the train I’m going to roll, roll on
I said I’m just like the train I’m going to roll on



Dreamer Street - Griffith Project

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Just the kind of song I was looking for. A relaxed Friday in office. Nothing to do except find out new songs. Acoustic guitar and a harmonica. How beautiful do those two instruments sound together. It's no Neil Young but I like it nevertheless.
Dreamer Street

Lyrics
[]

Have you ever been to that place that I call dreamer’s street
Where everybody’s they're just all having fun and you can stand on your bare feet
‘Cause the grass is soft and you can roll it too
Then again son you might want to find your shoes

Down on dreamer’s street where life is oh so neat
Down on dreamer’s street where life is oh so neat

And I’m burnt out by my own pace
And it’s getting harder to recall
‘Cause as times gone by so fast you see
But I’ll get by until the fall
But this gigs almost over and I can’t leave now
I’m gonna take a trip to nowhere and cope some how

Down on dreamer’s street where life is oh so neat
Down on dreamer’s street where life is oh so neat

What will become of you
Can you clear that smoky room
And you’re finding out that it’s not so fun anymore
And you’re always lookin.. lookin out that back door
I went down there just the other day
To see this old friend of mine
Before he even said hello I hear somebody loan me a dime
‘Cause the cops down the street are just a minor threat
And there ain’t no kind of cancer in your cigarette

Down on dreamer’s street where life is oh so neat
Down on dreamer’s street where life is oh so neat...



Friday - Goldspot

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Managed to chance upon this song in Zee Cafe in the morning and felt like digging it out. If the beginning makes you feel that I have wrongly uploaded an old hindi film track, just hang on for a few seconds.
The Band's lead singer and songwriter is an Indian. So, if you care for the acoustic Hindi version of the song sung by the same guy (Siddharth Khosla), here it is.
The video of the original reminds me of the movie School Of Rock. Nicely done.

Friday

And here's a nice piece on the Band and their story.

Lyrics
[]

Today's friday,
it is my day,
to do it all,
Mama can tell me,
i'm going nowhere,
i'm just a prisoner of my faith,

could you come along,
bring me in,
could you come along,
bring me in,
bring me in,

Todays Friday,
it is my day,
to disappear,
to kings and queens and make believe in,
the demons in my head,

could you come along,
bring me in,
could you come along,
bring me in,
bring me in,

If you were around in my sleep,
if you could be found in my sleep,
give me a sign,
give me a sign,

Todays Friday,
it is my day,
to live a simple life,
put on my make-up,
dress up in colour,
maybe you might see me down here,

can you come along,
bring me in,
will you come along,
bring me in,
bring me in,

If you were around in my sleep,
if you could be found in my sleep,
give me a sign,
give me a sign,

Maybe we'll walk into the rain,
to ease whats on my mind,
oh you're both hand in hand,
and you're living you're life,
over again.

Today's friday,
it is my day,
to do it all,
Mama can tell me,
i'm going nowhere,
i'm just a prisoner of my faith,

could you come along,
bring me in,
could you come along,
bring me in,
bring me in,

If you were around in my sleep,
if you could be found in my sleep,
give me a sign,
give me a sign,

Todays Friday,
it is my day,
to live a simple life,
put on my make-up,
dress up in colour,
maybe you might see me down here,

can you come along,
bring me in,
will you come along,
bring me in,
bring me in,



Whatcha Gonna Do With A Dog Like That - Susan Raye

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I'm getting nostalgic. Here's another one. Sunday mornings. Bright sunshine. Dad playing records. Me just roaming around the house. Not a worry in the world.

A welcome break from Rock. Alternative or Classic.

This song's got a great hook. I don't know exactly what it is, but there's this freshness in her voice which I really like.

Whatcha Gonna Do

Lyrics
[]

Whatcha gonna do with a dog like that,
He aint no good and that's a well known fact
I'd run him off but he'd just come back
Now whatcha gonna do with a dog like that.

That man of mine he's in no good thing
He went down town and hawked my wedding ring
Spent all the money 'fore he got back
Now whatcha gonna do with a dog like that.

We got six kids and one on the way
He lays around the house and he sleeps all day
Always wants me to scratch his back
Now whatcha gonna do with a dog like that.

Whatcha gonna do with a dog like that
He aint no good and that's a well known fact
I'd run him off but he'd just come
Now whatcha gonna do with a dog like that.

Came in this morning 'bout a half past 4
Stubbed his toe and fell through the door
Broke all my dishes chasing the cat
Now whatcha gonna do with a dog like that.

The roof needs fixing and it's starting to rain
The car wont start there's no gasoline
He's got me living in this run down shack
Now whatcha gonna do with a dog like that.

Whatcha gonna do with a dog like that
He aint no good and that's a well known fact
I'd run him off but he'd just come
Now whatcha gonna do with a dog like that.




L.A. International Airport - Susan Raye

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This was probably the first English song I ever heard. So it will always have a special memory for me. That of my father and the HMV record player that we have (Yes, it still works). And childhood and the showcase which had the player and more...

It's probably not the type of music you will frequently find in this blog. But what the heck. I remembered it today and dug it out from the net. It has this nice rhythm to it. I'm hearing it after ages and I still like it.

LA International Airport

Lyrics
[]

Standing in that silent hall waitin' for that final call
Says he doesn't love me anymore
Shaking hands I pack a bag Trembling voice I call a cab
Slowly I start walking to the door
The cab arrives he blows his horn I stumble out at in the early morn
Tell him of the place I've got to go
Cared a hundred signal lights paid her bills and a traffic fine
Gettin' through these doors that's been so slow

LA International Airport... Where the big jet engines roar
LA International Airport... I won't see him anymore

Stewardess in a miniskirt A hippie in a leather shirt
I started on the way to Naples, Rome
While I'm wondering where it's at I see a Paris diplomat
College kids are trying to get back home
Baggage car goes quickly by See my face and I start to cry
Stumble to the lounge to be alone
And while I'm trying to get some rest I bite my lips and try my best
To fight the pain that's making me leave home

LA International Airport...

With silver wings across the sky Paper trails and wave goodbye
To those below who've got to stay at home
I wish that I had flown at night So I could take that champagne flight
Rid myself of every tear I own
Soaring high above the heaven in a 747 Fighting back the tears that curse my eyes
Captain's voice so loud and clear amplifies into my ear
Assuring me I'm flying friendly skies

LA International Airport...




Rain King - Counting Crows

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A very rich sounding acoustic guitar starts the song. And it continues throughout, along with occasional piano notes which form the many layers of this song. Adam Duritz's vocals are complemented beautifully by the backing harmonics. At more than 7 minutes, its almost like a ballad. Didn't like it the first time around but to use the cliche, it has grown on me. It has this nice flowing quality to it which soothes you during a typical office day.

This is the Heineken Music Hall version by the way. I like it much more than the studio version.


Rain King

Turns out, that the inspiration behind the song is Henderson the Rain King. Still, if you are able to interpret the lyrics, let me know.

Lyrics
[]

When I think of heaven
Deliver me in a black-winged bird
I think of flying down into a sea of pens and feathers
And all other instruments of faith and sex and God
In the belly of a black-winged bird.
Don't try to feed me
I've been here before
And I deserve a little more

(Chorus)
I belong in the service of the Queen
I belong anywhere but in between
She's been crying and I've been thinking
And I am the Rain King

And I said mama, mama, mama, why am I so alone
I can't go outside
I'm scared I might not make it home
I'm alive, I'm alive
But I'm sinking in
If there's anyone at home at your place, darling
Why don't you invite me in?
Don't try to bleed me
I've been there before
And I deserve a little more

(Chorus)
I belong in the service of the Queen
I belong anywhere but in between
She's been lying and I've been sinking
And I am the Rain King

(Bridge)
Hey, I only want the same as anyone
Henderson is waiting for the sun
Oh, it seems night endlessly begins and ends
After all the dreaming I come home again

When I think of heaven
Deliver me in a black-winged bird
I think of dying
Lay me down in a field of flame and heather
Render up my body into the burning heart of God
In the belly of a black-winged bird
Don't try to bleed me
I've been here before
And I deserve a little more

(Chorus)
I belong in the service of the queen
I belong anywhere but in between
She's been dying and I've been drinking
And I am the Rain King




Nothing Compares To You - Dustin Kensrue

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Never liked the Sinead O'Connor version. Never liked these 'kind' of songs. But love the rawness in this version. And the spontaneity. The roughness in his voice with just the guitar in the background lends a different color to it. The stop-start feel in the beginning and the way he interacts with the audience. Would love to be in one such 'concert'. A closed room acoustic one. A single vocalist and his guitar. Telling his stories. Ok I'll stop!.

Nothing Compares

Thanks to Rohan for this one.

And if you care for the Sinead O'Connor version, ( which by the way is also a cover but became hugely popular ) here it is.

Lyrics
[]

It's been seven hours and fifteen days
since you took your love away
I go out every night and sleep all day
since you took your love away
since you've been gone I can do whatever I want
I can see whomever I choose
I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant
but nothing
I said nothing can take away these blues,

'cause nothing compares
nothing compares to you

It's been so lonely without you here
like a bird without a song
nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling
tell me baby where did I go wrong?
I could put my arms round every boy I see
but they'd only remind me of you
I went to the doctor guess what he told me
guess what he told me
he said girl you better try to have fun
no matter what you do
but he's a fool

'cause nothing compares
nothing compares to you

All the flowers that you planted mother
in the backyard
all died when you went away
I know that living with you, baby, was sometimes hard
but I'm willing to give it another try

nothing compares
nothing compares to you




Avengi Ja Nahin - Rabbi

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It's difficult to figure out whether this guy has his roots in Classic Rock or Indian Folk. It's even more difficult, particularly in this album, to decide who is the more talented. Rabbi the guitarist, Rabbi the songwriter, or Rabbi the vocalist. After almost a week of listening to Alternative Rock at Pandora, and trying hard to find one great song from the hordes of good ones, and failing; here's something which is totally worth a post.

Avengi Ja Nahin - Will You Come Or Not

You know from the onset that this is not a happy song. But as the song grows, you know that its not just about being lonely at heart. It's a kind of release. A kind of flowing of feelings. It's strangely calming. Rabbi beautifully infuses the rhythm guitar with the melody. The short acoustic solo towards the end is just a proof of this man's talent at creating melody. And there's a electric guitar playing extended, stretched out notes in the background. There's only one glitch in this song. It builds up nicely. You expect so much more out of it. But it leaves you wishing for more. Is that a flaw? Maybe not.

Here are the lyrics. Read them.

Maen Bolia - I Said

A rhythm guitar, an organ and an electric guitar with a very rock-ish distortion. You could mistake the start of this one for a GnR number. But then, Rabbi takes over. The melody is simpler than the other song but the acoustic-electric instrumentation is great again. Watch out for the solo in the middle of the song.

The lyrics

Please, listen to the songs along with the lyrics. And use a very good headphone. The layers in Rabbi's music are too good to be missed. Immerse yourself. It's worth every note. And word.

Belief - John Mayer

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A bluesy touch. A persistent bass. A short guitar lick in the middle. And John Mayer, my current favorite.
Belief

belief is a beautiful armor
but makes for the heaviest sword
like punching underwater
you never can hit who you're trying for
some lead the exhibition
and some have to know they tried
it's the chemical weapon
for the war that's raging on inside
oh, everyone believes
from emptiness to everything
oh, everyone believes
and no one's going quietly

Quality Shoe - Mark Knopfler

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Hes got everything. An amazingly smooth voice and as distinctive a guitar playing style ( and sound ) that there can be.
9 out of 10 songs that I come across are about love and relationships. Within them, a majority about loving and losing. That's what makes this one all the more special.

Quality Shoe

You have to look at the lyrics when you listen to the song. Why aren't there more songs like these?

You got your toecaps reinforced with steel
Hard-wearing sole and heel
Make those tired feet feel like new
Take your pick, black or Brown
Great for the country or the man in town
You're gonna need a quality shoe

You don't want no stand-by pair
'Cos these'll take the wear and tear
Made to take good care of you
For that trip by road or rail
For extra grip on those rocky trails
You're gonna need a quality shoe

Now they maybe ain't too hot for dancing
But I don't foresee too much of that
You ain't exactly gonna be prancing
Around in the moonlight
With a cane and a top hat

If you could use a change of pace
And be excused from the rat race
Just take a look at what's on view
Lace 'em up, walk around
I guarantee you can't wear 'em down
You're gonna need a quality shoe

Now I wish you sunny skies
And happiness wherever you may go
But you got to realise
There'll be wind, there'll be rain
And occasional snow

You're gonna want to smile in them
If you're gonna walk a mile in them
There'll be times when you'll be blue
To laugh at rainy days and then
Make your getaways in them
You're gonna need a quality shoe

You got your toecaps reinforced with steel
Hard-wearing sole and heel
Make those tired feet feel like new
Take your pick, black or Brown
Great for the country or the man in town
You're gonna need a quality shoe

Heart of Life (Acoustic) - John Mayer

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Right now, I would give anything to be able to play this song!

Few things can sound as beautiful as an acoustic guitar played to perfection.

Barricades of Heaven - Jackson Browne

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In many ways, Jackson Browne was the quintessential sensitive Californian singer/songwriter of the early '70s....
Thus starts Jackson Browne's introduction in Jango.

This is the first song I've heard. Don't think it would be the last.

And if you care for the lyrics...

Running down around the towns along the shore
When I was sixteen and on my own
No, I couldn't tell you what the hell those brakes were for
I was just trying to hear my song

Jimmy found his own sweet sound and won that free guitar
We'd all get in the van and play
Life became the Paradox, the Bear, the Rouge et Noir
And the stretch of road running to L.A.

Pages turning
Pages we were years from learning
Straight into the night our hearts were flung
Better bring your own redemption when you come
To the barricades of Heaven where I'm from

All the world was shining from those hills
The stars above and the lights below
Among those there to test their fortunes and their wills
I lost track of the score long ago

Pages turning
Pages we were years from learning
Straight into the night our hearts were flung
Better bring your own redemption when you come
To the barricades of Heaven where I'm from

Childhood comes for me at night
Voices of my friends
Your face bathing me in light
Hope that never ends

Pages turning
Pages torn and pages burning
Faded pages, open in the sun
Better bring your own redemption when you come
To the barricades of Heaven where I'm from.
Better bring your own redemption when you come
To the barricades of Heaven where I'm from.

Opportunity - Pete Murray

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Opportunity
Sometimes, its just the lyrics. A friend sent me the song on a Friday morning. Couldn't have asked for a better start to the day.
It's the kind of song I would want to listen to driving along the road.

Don't be scared of what you cannot see
Your only fear is possibility
Never wonder what the hell went wrong
Your second chance may never come along

Read the lyrics. Makes perfect sense to me right now.

And so it goes another lonely day
Your savin time but your miles away
Your fly was drownin in some bitter tea
For seeing lost opportunity

Find your mirror go and look inside
And see the talent you always hide
Don't go kidd yourself well not today
Satisfaction's not to far away

Hold on now your exits here
It's waiting just for you
Don't pause too long
It's fading now
It's ending all too soon you'll see

Soon you'll see

Your coffee's warm but your milk is sour
Life is short but your here to flower
Dream yourself along another day
Never miss opportunity

Don't be scared of what you cannot see
Your only fear is possibility
Never wonder what the hell went wrong
Your second chance may never come along

Hold on now your exits here
It's waiting just for you
Don't pause too long
It's fading now
It's ending all too soon you'll see

Soon you'll see

Hold on now your exits here
It's waiting just for you
Don't pause too long
It's fading now
It's ending all too soon you'll see

Soon you'll see

Wine - Peter Cooper

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Immensely soothing and flowing. If you dont have Wine, I guess a can of Beer or a glass of Scotch wouldn't be too bad.

And simple, honest lyrics...

Wine
Don’t make me no dancer
Don’t give me no answers
Don’t bring you my way
Wine
Don’t paint me no pictures
Don’t make me no richer
Just leads me astray

Wine
Don’t make this a party
Don’t help me stay on key
Don’t throw me no bones
Wine
Don’t make me no lover
Don’t give me no cover
It don’t know my way home

It don’t make me feel better
But it makes me feel different
Something to hold
While I’m wonderin’ where I went
Fruit of the vine
Bottle of wine

Wine
Don’t make me no smarter
Don’t help me work harder
To right what I’ve wronged
Wine
Sweet as a berry
Bitter as envy
Soft as a song
It don’t make me feel better
But it makes me feel different
Something to hold
While I’m wonderin’ where I went
Fruit of the vine, baby, bottle of wine

Titliyan - Strings

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Strings have come out with their latest album titled Koi Aane Vala Hai

My take on one of its songs:

Titliyan - It’s easily the most melodic song of the album. The guitar and the flute combine to create an amazing bittersweet effect. It’s a very ‘Indian’ tune packaged with a persistent bass, distorted guitar riffs and strong drum beats.

dil tha khilauna
chalo toot gaya
kya kahein

koi saathi tha
jisse chaha tha
vohi loot gaya
kya kahein

titliyan yadoon ki
udti jae
lamhon me mujhse kuch
kehti jayein …..

The album’s nothing great but it shouldn’t do very badly either. It’s definitely got that ‘Strings’ touch to it. For the next few days, it should keep me entertained.

I'm In Mumbai - Raghu Dixit

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The 'lightest' song from his album, I'm In Mumbai has, to its credit, a very catchy tune in general and a particularly Bluesy short guitar riff. As with most of his other songs, the violin is used extensively in a very Indian way. All of which means that the overall instrumentation is quite impressive and foot- tapping.

Hey Bhagwan - Raghu Dixit

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The first thing that hits you about Raghu Dixit's most popular song from his debut album is its 'Bob Marleyesque' groove. An eclectic mix of Indian Folk, Rock and Blues, Hey Bhagwan is, to put it very simply, different. Combine all that with his high pitched, bold vocals and you have a refreshing experience.

And how many of us could say the same thing:

hey bhagwan mujhko tu

zindagi dubara de

About

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I stumble across a lot of songs. Almost on a daily basis. The last year or so has been especially prolific. Recommendations from friends, Jango, Pandora, Songza, Aurgasm, The Glorious Hum, random browsing during office hours....

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