#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.

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