So, now he’ll fertilize the roses so I could stay the king you see

“The Gardener”

The Tallest Man on Earth

2008

Shallow Grave

I rearranged  the furniture in the loft, so my bed’s in a different spot. Also, it’s supposed to rain for a few days straight — we’ll see if the music changes. FWIW, this song was particularly persistent all day today and it took me far too long to track down.

(And yes, the lyrics are about murder — in a conceptual sense, specifically. I did fall asleep watching a forensics show last night… so… IIIIII don’t know.)

Bang! Bang! Maxwell’s silver hammer came down upon her head.

“Maxwell’s Silver Hammer”

The Beatles

1969

Abbey Road

Did I smoke crack last night?

“Pinball Number Count

The Pointer Sisters for Sesame Street

1976

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

Could you take my picture? Cause I won’t remember…

“Take a Picture”

Filter

1999

Title of Record

I had the hardest time figuring out what the hell this song’s lyrics were when it came out. In middle school, I took a shower in the evenings during the top 20 countdown on my local mainstream radio station, and I’m not sure if it was the running water or Richard Patrick’s mumbling, but I swear I didn’t learn the actual lyrics until maybe college.

Examples:

“Awake on my airplane” –> “Away on my airplane” or  “Wake on my airplane” or “I wake on my my airplane” or “Cake on my airplane” or “Wake on my ‘ohrploon'”

“My skin is theirs” –> “My skin is there”

“I feel like a newborn” –> “I feel like a new boy” or “I feel like  a new boy” or “I feel like a new ‘bohhhwwwww'”

“Could you take my picture? –> “Could you wanna take my picture?” or “Do you wanna take my picture?”  or “Could you, uh, take my picture?” or “You wanna take my picture” (I still think there’s too many syllables between “could you” and “take”)

“Your prophecy” –> “‘Improvisy'”

“Should not be left alone” –> “Should not be left along” or “Should not be left ‘along-a’.”

“Hey, dad, what do you think about your son now?” –> “Eyyy, daaaah, wayoothinabowyer suhnoooowwww?”

That last one made me confuse Filter and Pearl Jam and even Creed for a short period of time. Eddie Vedder has marbles in his mouth and Scott Stapp just has invisible diarrhea flowing freely from his mouth.

YASSEAH!

Lucy’s underground; she’s never coming back.

“When I’m Small”

Phantogram

2009

Eyelid Movies