Music Break: Me’shell Ndegéocello – “Leviticus (Faggot)”

December 27, 2008 at 2:18 pm (Music Break) (, , , , , , )

 

Leviticus (Faggot)
music and lyric by Me’shell Ndegéocello
Copyright © 1996 Revolutionary Jazz Giant/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp (BMI)

Faggot better run, learn to run, ’cause daddy’s home
His sweet lil’ boy just a little too sweet
Every night the man showed the faggot what a real man should be
The man and the faggot will never see
For so many can’t even perceive a real man
Tell me

Not that the faggot didn’t find a woman fine and beautiful
He admired desired their desires
He wanted love from strong hands
The faggot wanted the love of a man

His mother would pray
Save him, save him, save him from this life
His mother would pray
Save him, save him, save him from this life

Go to church, boy
Faggot you’re just a prisoner of your own perverted world
No picket fence acting like a bitch, that’s all he sees
Ain’t that what faggot means
No love dreams
Only the favors sweet Michael performed for money to eat
‘Cause the man kicked the faggot out the house at 16
Amen, mother let it be

Before long he was crowned QUEEN for all the world to see
Bloody body face down
All hail the queen
The wages of sin are surely death
That’s what mama used to say

His mother would pray
Save him, save him, save him from this life
His mother would pray
Save him
Save him from this life
Save him
Save me from this life

His mother would pray
Save him, save him, save him from this life
His mother would pray…

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Music Break: Tegan and Sara – “Back in Your Head”

December 22, 2008 at 8:44 am (Music Break) (, , , , , , )

 

 

Back in Your Head
music and lyric by Sara Keirsten Quin and Tegan Rain Quin
Copyright © 2007 Bughouse (ASCAP)

Build a wall of books 
Between us in our bed 
Repeat, repeat the words 
That I know we both said 
Relax into the need 
We get so comfortable 
Remember when I was 
So strange and likeable 

I just want back in your head 
I just want back in your head 
I’m not unfaithful 
But I’ll stray 
When I get a little scared 
When I get a little scared 
When I get a little 

When I jerk away from 
Holding hands with you 
I know these habits hurt 
Important parts of you 
Remember when I was
Sweet and unexplainable 
Nothing like this person, 
Unlovable

I just want back in your head 
I just want back in your head 
I’m not unfaithful 
But I’ll stray 
When I get a little scared 
When I get a little scared 
When I get a little scared 
When I get a little

Run, run, run
Run
Run, run, run 
Run

I just want back in your head 
I’m not unfaithful 
But I’ll stray
I’m not unfaithful 
But I’ll stray
I’m not unfaithful 
But I’ll stray
I’m not unfaithful 
But I’ll stray

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Music Break: The Indigo Girls – “Galileo”

December 12, 2008 at 11:54 am (Music Break) (, , , , , )

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Galileo
music and lyric by Emily Ann Saliers
Copyright © 1992 EMI Virgin Songs Inc/Godhap Music (BMI)

Galileo’s head was on the block
The crime was looking up the truth
And as the bombshells of my daily fears explode
I try to trace them to my youth

And then you had to bring up reincarnation
Over a couple of beers the other night
And now I’m serving time for mistakes
Made by another in another lifetime

How long ’til my soul gets it right?
Can any human being ever reach that kind of light?
I call on the resting soul of Galileo
King of Night Vision, King of Insight

And then I think about my fear of motion
Which I never could explain
Some other fool across the ocean years ago
Must have crashed his little airplane

How long ’til my soul gets it right?
Can any human being ever reach that kind of light?
I call on the resting soul of Galileo
King of Night Vision, King of Insight

I’m not making a joke, you know me
I take everything so seriously
If we wait for the time till all souls get it right
Then at least I know there’ll be no nuclear annihilation
In my lifetime I’m still not right

I offer thanks to those before me
That’s all I’ve got to say
‘Cause maybe you squandered big bucks in your lifetime
Now I have to pay
But then again it feels like some sort of inspiration
To let the next life off the hook
But she’ll say “look what I had to overcome from my last life
I think I’ll write a book”

How long ’til my soul gets it right?
Can any human being ever reach the highest light
Except for Galileo God rest his soul
(Except for the resting soul of Galileo)
King of Night Vision, King of Insight?

How long
(‘Til my soul gets it right?)
[‘Til we reach the highest light?]
How long
(‘Til my soul gets it right?)
[‘Til we reach the highest light?]
How long?

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Music Break: Tracy Chapman – “For My Lover”

December 10, 2008 at 2:56 pm (Music Break) (, , , )

For My Lover
music and lyric by Tracy Chapman
Copyright © 1986 EMI April Music Inc  c/o EMI Music Publishing/Purple Rabbit Music/EMI April Music Inc c/o EMI Music Publishing (BMI)

Two weeks in a Virginia jail
For my lover, for my lover
Twenty thousand dollar bail
For my lover, for my lover

And everybody thinks
That I’m the fool
But they don’t get
Any love from you

The things we won’t do for love
I’d climb a mountain if I had to
And risk my life so I could have you
You, you, you, you, you, you, you, you, you

Everyday I’m psychoanalyzed
For my lover, for my lover
They dope me up and I tell them lies
For my lover, for my lover

And everybody thinks
That I’m the fool
But they don’t get
Any love from you

The things we won’t do for love
I’d climb a mountain if I had to
And risk my life so I could have you
You, you, you, you, you, you, you, you, you 

I follow my heart
And leave my head to ponder
Deep in this love
No man can shake

I follow my heart
And leave my mind to wonder
Is this love worth
The sacrifices I make

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