Saturday, September 17, 2005

Friday's Random Ten

Once again, did the shuffle on Friday but couldn't post it until Saturday. Sorry about the delay!

  1. Cornelius - Newsboys (Thrive)
  2. Red Hill Mining Town - U2 (Joshua Tree)
  3. Tell Her Tonight - Franz Ferdinand (Franz Ferdinand)
  4. The Prodigal Bride - Lost Dogs (Green Room Serenade)
  5. Jupiter Rising - Emmylou Harris (Stumble Into Grace)
  6. Maybe There's a Loving God - Sara Groves (All Right Here)
  7. Certain Slant of Light - Vigilantes of Love (Blister Soul)
  8. Worry Too Much - Buddy Miller (Universal United House of Prayer)
  9. Sail to the Moon - Radiohead (Hail to the Thief)
  10. Take me to the River - Talking Heads (Sand in the Vaseline)

Best Use of Emily Dickinson Poem - #7

There's a certain slant of light,
On winter afternoons,
That oppresses like the weight
Of cathedral tunes

Heavenly hurt it gives us;
We can find no scar,
But internal difference
Where the meanings are.

None may teach it anything,
'T is the seal, despair, -
An imperial affliction
Sent us of the air.

When it comes, the landscape listens,
Shadows hold their breath;
When it goes, 't is like the distance
On the look of death.

-Emily Dickinson

Best Song to Include a Cheer - #1. Lyrics by Steve Taylor, of course!

The "cor" is before a kneel, a kneel
The "i" is an "e" in us, in us
He's ready to fight but not to fuss
We like, we like Cornelius

Best Song - #4

God knows you've tried to close your eyes
To secrets everybody is onto
In your shadowed brow the demons growl
They've left furrows in all the faces that you've gone through
But you still wear the wedding dress
Though it hangs like tattered sheets
Beyond the flesh that is revealed
I only play for keeps
And you know it


howard said...

"We're wounded by fear
Injured in doubt
I can lose myself
You I can't live without"

That's maybe my favorite stretch of lines from the songs I know in the list, and I haven't heard Red Hill Mining Town in ages, but certain lines stick. But then, The Joshua Tree is the first pop/rock album (it was a cassette at the time) I ever owned.

Bob said...

Great List Kim!

Certain Slant of Light is one of my all time favorite songs, VOL or otherwise. and that song along with Resplendent is proof that Bill should have had more female vocals on his albums. He has the perfect duet voice.

I used to have a blog called "deep Dark Secrets" based on that song.

I also, love "worry Too Much" especially this lyric

"it's the way we tell ourselves that all these things are normal till we can't remember what we mean."

Kim Traynor said...

Hi Howard, Red Hill Mining Town is a beautiful song.

The first album I ever picked out for myself was squarely in the pop category - Debbie Gibson's Electric Youth. I also had the cologne!

Hi Bob, I agree about the duets.

tell me your deep dark secret
yeah and i will tell you mine
oh is that your deep dark secret
oh well never mind

In just four lines you've got two of my favorite things about Bill's songwriting; confessional and colloquial.

Speaking of Buddy Miller, I read at Thunderstruck that Universal United House of Prayer was named Album of the Year by the American Music Association. Pretty cool!