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Sweet Disposition

To The Temper Trap:

This is probably my favorite song of all time.  It’s between this and Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah, but I’m pretty sure this one is winning, especially after what I will write.

My favorite music/band moment ever was when you guys came to Portland, and you played a free acoustic concert before your actual concert, sponsored by 94.7, at some guitar shop (sorry guitar shop, I don’t remember your name).  I stood in line for a while but only barely made it in to see you guys; I think they cut off the line shortly after me, but then I magically made it up near the front to see you guys up close.  I, and apparently everyone else, REALLY wanted to hear this song.  You guys played about 3 songs, but not this one.  You left, and we all stayed and demanded an encore, which I have never seen before or since in one of those situations.  I don’t think 94.7 had either, and I think you guys were surprised too.  You came back, and knew we wanted this song, but told us you hadn’t played it in a long time, and it would suck.  We all chanted, “WE DON’T CARE!”  So you agreed to play it for us, and you did mess up, but it was beautiful.  It’s one of the songs that literally takes my breath away, and it did then.  I think the imperfection of it made it even more personal, and I cried.  It was absolute perfection.

I knew that I needed this song to be part of my wedding, but nothing seemed like a good moment for it.  I needed it to be played loudly so that I could just lose myself in it, so I needed all the focus to be on it when it played, and there was no time that I could figure out that worked for that.  After worrying about it forever, I asked my husband if we could play it in the car when we drove off.  To me, that was the absolute perfect moment and setting for it, and it would just be me, my new husband, and Sweet Disposition.  He agreed.

Since weddings are pretty crazy, I totally forgot about my plan to play the song when we got in the car.  We got married in Oregon City though, which is about 30 minutes-ish from Portland, where we were headed for the night.  I suddenly remembered the song as we were getting close to Portland, and of course played it right away.  Nice and loud. It was actually perfect then, because the sun was setting, and driving into downtown is the prettiest part of that drive.  Sweet Disposition on loud, drowning out everything so the only thing you can feel is the song, as the sun is setting, driving into downtown Portland, just me and my new husband…that moment is my absolute favorite moment from the whole wedding, and I will cherish it forever.  I could not have asked for it to have been any better.

Thank you, a million times, for that song.  It still takes my breath away, every time I hear it, and I will never forget those absolutely amazing moments I had with it.

For the rest of you…

Sweet Disposition

Sweet disposition
Never too soon
Oh, reckless abandon
Like no one’s watching you

A moment of love
A dream
A laugh
A kiss
A cry
Our rights
Our wrongs
A moment of love
A dream
A laugh
A moment of love
A dream
A laugh

So stay there
‘Cause I’ll be coming over
While our blood’s still young
It’s so young, it runs
Won’t stop ’til it’s over
Won’t stop to surrender

Songs of desperation
I played them for you

A moment of love
A dream
A laugh
A kiss
A cry
Our rights
Our wrongs
A moment of love
A dream
A laugh
A moment of love
A dream
A laugh

Stay there
‘Cause I’ll be coming over
While our blood’s still young
It’s so young, it runs
Won’t stop ’til it’s over
Won’t stop to surrender

Won’t stop ’til it’s over
Won’t stop ’til it’s over
Won’t stop ’til it’s over
Won’t stop to surrender

[repeating over the next verse ’til the end:]
A moment of love
A dream
A laugh
A kiss
A cry
Our rights
Our wrongs
A moment of love
A dream
A laugh
A moment of love
A dream
A laugh

Won’t stop ’til it’s over
Won’t stop ’til it’s over
Won’t stop ’til it’s over
Won’t stop to surrender

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Miss Atomic Bomb

You really have to listen to this one for the full effect. I blast it and drown myself in it…

You were standing with your girlfriends in the street.
Falling back on forever, I wonder what you came to be.
I was new in town, the boy with the eager eyes.
I never was a quitter, oblivious to school girls’ lies.
And when I look back on those neon nights,
The leather seat, the passage rite,
I feel the heat, I see the light…

Miss Atomic Bomb, making out, we got the radio on,
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone,
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.
Racing shadows in the moonlight,
Through the desert on a hot night.
For a second there we’d won.
Yeah, we were innocent and young.

Oohhhhhhhhhhh,

Cast out of the night, you got a foolish heart.
So you took your place, but the fall
From grace was the hardest part.
It feels just like a dagger buried deep in your back,
You run for cover but you can’t escape the second attack.
Your soul was innocent, you kissed him and she painted it black.
You should’ve seen your little face burning for love,
Holding on for your life.
All that I wanted was a little touch,
A little tenderness, the truth,
I didn’t ask for much, no,
Talk about being in the wrong place
At the wrong time…

Miss Atomic Bomb, making out, we got the radio on.
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.

Racing shadows in the moonlight,
Taking chances on a hot night.
And for a second there we’d won.
Yeah, we were innocent and young.

The dust cloud is settled and my eyes are clear.
But sometimes in dreams of impact I still hear…

Miss Atomic Bomb.
I’m standing here, sweat on my skin.
And this love that I’ve cradled,
It’s wearing thin.
(Miss Atomic Bomb)
But I’m standing here, and you’re too late.
(You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone)
Your shockwave whispered
(Shockwave whispered)
And sealed your fate.

(It feels just like a dagger buried deep in your back)
It’s a proving ground.
(You run for cover but you can’t escape the second attack)
And you took a chance.
(Your soul was innocent, you kissed him and she painted it black)
On a loser’s game.
(You should’ve seen her little face burning for love
Miss Atomic Bomb,
Holding on for your life)
But you can’t survive,
When you want it all.
(All that I wanted was a little touch)
There’s another side.
(A little tenderness, the truth, I didn’t ask for much,
Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time.)

~The Killers

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Sometime Around Midnight

And it starts
Sometime around midnight
Or at least that’s when you lose yourself
For a minute or two

As you stand
Under the bar lights
And the band plays some song about forgetting yourself for a while
And the piano’s this melancholy soundtrack to her smile
And that white dress she’s wearing, you haven’t seen her
For a while

But you know
That she’s watching
She’s laughing, she’s turning
She’s holding her tonic like a cross
The room suddenly spinning, she walks up and asks how you are
So you can smell her perfume
You can see her lying naked in your arms

And so there’s a change
In your emotions
And all of these memories come rushing like feral waves to your mind
Of the curl of your bodies, like two perfect circles entwined
And you feel hopeless, and homeless, and lost in the haze of the wine

And she leaves
With someone you don’t know
But she makes sure you saw her, she looks right at you and bolts
As she walks out the door
Your blood boiling, your stomach in ropes
And then your friends say “What is it? You look like you’ve seen a ghost.”

And you walk
Under the streetlights
And you’re too drunk to notice that everyone’s staring at you
You don’t care what you look like
The world is falling around you

You just have to see her
You just have to see her
You just have to see her
You just have to see her
You just have to see her

You know that she’ll break you in two

~The Airborne Toxic Event

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Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough

Now I don’t wanna lose you
But I don’t wanna use you
Just to have somebody by my side

And I don’t wanna hate you
I don’t wanna take you
But I don’t wanna be the one to cry

And that don’t really matter to anyone, anymore
But like a fool I keep losing my place
And I keep seeing you walk through that door

But there’s a danger in loving somebody too much
And its sad when you know it’s your heart you can’t trust
There’s a reason why people don’t stay where they are
Baby sometimes love just ain’t enough

Now I could never change you
And I don’t wanna blame you
Baby you don’t have to take the fall

Yes I may have hurt you
But I did not desert you
Maybe I just want to have it all

It makes a sound like thunder, it makes me feel like rain
And like a fool who will never see the truth
I keep thinking something’s gonna change

But there’s a danger in loving somebody too much
And its sad when you know it’s your heart you can’t trust
There’s a reason why people don’t stay where they are
Baby sometimes love just ain’t enough

And there’s no way home
When it’s late at night and you’re all alone
Are there things that you wanted to say
And do you feel me beside you in your bed?
There beside you, where I used to lay

And there’s a danger in loving somebody too much
And it’s sad when you know it’s your heart they can’t touch
There’s a reason why people don’t stay who they are
Baby sometimes love just ain’t enough
Baby sometimes love, it just ain’t enough

Patty Smyth

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Love is Blindness

One, two, three
Two, two, three

Love is blindness,
I don’t wanna see
Won’t you wrap the night
Around me
Oh, my heart
Love is blindness.

I’m in a parked car
On a crowded street,
And I see my love
Made complete.
The thread is ripping
The knot is slipping.
Love is blindness.

Love is clockworks,
And it’s cold steel
Fingers too numb to feel
Squeeze the handle
Blow out the candle
Blindness

Love is blindness
I don’t wanna see
Won’t you wrap the night
Around me
Oh my love
Blindness

A little death
Without mourning
No call
No Warning
Baby, a dangerous idea…
Almost makes…sense

Love is drowning
In a deep well
All the secrets
And no body else to tell
Take the money
Why don’t you honey
Blindness

Love is blindness,
I’m so sick of it,
I don’t wanna see
Why don’t you just take the night
And wrap it all around me, now
Oh my love
Blindness

Oh, I’m too numb to feel…
Blow out the candle.
Blindness.

Jack White (originally by U2)

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Spring

I had watched you taking in the spring
through dusty sun-kissed bodies wondering

Between you and me
As if they don’t see this distraction
This beautiful view
This delicate you in the way

If I follow you tonight
And leave tomorrow
If it’s all forgotten love
forgotten love

If I follow you then
I will need you closer
One more day is not enough

Anything that I could ask of you
Is more than anything that I could do

What did I say
I cannot say I remember
but every word
Seems so absurd my love

If I follow you tonight
And leave tomorrow
If it’s all forgotten love
Forgotten love

If I follow you then
I will need you closer
One more day is not enough

I don’t mind
If all this time
Is all that we had to spend
Everyone carelessly pretend

If I follow you tonight
And leave tomorrow
If it’s all forgotten love
Forgotten love

If I follow you then
I will need you closer
One more day is not enough

Two Door Cinema Club

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When You Were Young

You sit there in your heartache
Waiting on some beautiful boy to
save you from your old ways
You play forgiveness
Watch it now … here he comes!

He doesn’t look a thing like Jesus
But he talks like a gentleman
Like you imagined when you were young

Can we climb this mountain
I don’t know
Higher now than ever before
I know we can make it if we take it slow
Let’s take it easy
Easy now, watch it go

We’re burning down the highway skyline
On the back of a hurricane that started turning
When you were young
When you were young

And sometimes you close your eyes
and see the place where you used to live
When you were young

They say the devil’s water, it ain’t so sweet
You don’t have to drink right now
But you can dip your feet
Every once in a little while

You sit there in your heartache
Waiting on some beautiful boy to
To save you from your old ways
You play forgiveness
Watch it now here he comes

He doesn’t look a thing like Jesus
But he talks like a gentleman
Like you imagined when you were young
(He talks like a gentlemen, like you imagined when)
When you were young

I said he doesn’t look a thing like Jesus
He doesn’t look a thing like Jesus
But more than you’ll ever know

The Killers