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Grace Cathedral hill
All wrapped in bones of setting sun
All dust and stone and moribund
I paid twenty-five cents to light
A little white candle
For a New Year's Day
I sat and watched it burn away
Then turned and weaved
Through slow decay
We were both a little hungry
So we went to get hot dog

Down to Hyde Street Pier
The light was slight and disappeared
The air it stunk of fish and beer
We heard a Superman trumpet
Play the national anthem

And the world may be long for you
But'll never belong to you
But on a motorbike
When all the city lights
Blind your eyes tonight
Are you feeling better now?

Some way to greet the year:
Your eyes all bright and
Brim with tears
The pilgrims, pills, and tourists here
Will sink fifty-three bucks to buy
A brand new halo

Sweet on a green-eyed girl
All fiery Irish clip and curl
All brine and piss and vinegar
I paid twenty-five cents to light
A little white candle

And the world may be long for you
But'll never belong to you
But on a motorbike
When all the city lights
Blind your eyes tonight
Are you feeling better now?
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Lyrics by Envy frontman Tetsuya Fukagawa. He also does the vocals on this one.

--

It stretches on forever
I walk through this abyss of consciousness
Relying only on my heartbeat when I face you
The open blue reflecting eternal possibility
The words we exchange intertwine
A melancholy figure, hanging heavily
Surfaces in my mind
There must be a heart there
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    That there
    That’s not me
    I go
    Where I please
    I walk through walls
    I float down the Liffey
    I’m not here
    This isn’t happening
    I’m not here
    I’m not here

    In a little while
    I’ll be gone
    The moment’s already passed
    Yeah it’s gone
    And I’m not here
    This isn’t happening
    I’m not here
    I’m not here

    Strobe lights and blown speakers
    Fireworks and hurricanes
    I’m not here
    This isn’t happening
    I’m not here
    I’m not here

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    Killing me.

    --
    They say I made the moon
    Everything was in the dark
    No memories at all
    Just a tiny freezing wind in my back
    As I was sitting there
    Singing a song they had never heard before
    Suddenly, a voice told me
    "Keep on singing, little boy
    And raise your arms in the big black sky
    Raise your arms the highest you can
    So the whole universe will glow"

    My first vision was a bush growing down the river
    And I couldn't stop crying
    Something was missing
    I realized I was in love with a voice
    I called it, again, and again
    But all I heard was the echo in the light
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    Ugh. I really may not be able to survive a Radiohead live experience.

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    Don't let yourself be hurt this time
    Don't let yourself be hurt this time


    Then I saw your face
    Then I saw your smile


    The sky is still blue
    The clouds come and go
    Yet something is different
    Are we falling in love?


    Don't let yourself be hurt this time
    Don't let yourself be hurt this time


    Then your kiss so soft
    Then your touch so warm


    The stars still shine bright
    The mountains still high
    Yet something is different
    Are we falling in love?


    Falling, falling
    Are we falling in love?
    Falling, falling
    Are we falling in love?

    listen

    Feb. 18th, 2016 05:26 pm
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    Bon Iver on March 5 in Makati.
    M83 on May 4 in Hong Kong.
    Fuji Rock (Sigur Ros) from July 22-24 in Niigata.
    Radiohead on August 20/21 at Summer Sonic (Chiba)

    Then, non-music related right now but who knows what will happen right?
    Iceland and Finland with a few of my best friends in November.

    So I'm seriously burnt out right now but it looks like there will be so much to make up for it later in the year.
    And I need to earn, obviously.

    *Edit: when I'm exhausted and feel like scum, even just chatting online with my friends makes me feel much better.
    <3

    no time

    Feb. 15th, 2016 12:11 am
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    Send your dreams
    Where nobody hides
    Give your tears
    To the tide
    No time
    No time
    There's no end
    There is no goodbye
    Disappear
    With the night
    No time
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    Colorado, Colorado
    When the world leaves you shivering
    And the blizzard blows

    When the snow flies and the night falls
    There's a light in the window
    And a place called home at the end of the storm

    One night on the mountain, I was headed for Estes
    When the roads turned to ice and it started to snow
    Put on the chains in a whirl of white powder
    Half way up to Berthoud, near a diner I know

    And the light burned inside, shining down through the snowfall
    God, it was cold and the temperature droppin'
    Went in for coffee and shivered as I drank it
    Warm in my hands in the steam as it rose

    Sitting there at the counter was a dark headed stranger
    Me and the owner and him, keepin' warm
    Nodded, Hello and I said, It's a cold one
    Looks like there might be a blizzard tonight

    And "Yes", said the owner", there's a big storm on the mountain
    Good thing, we're open, we could be here for hours
    There's nothing for miles and it's too late to get to Denver
    Better not try for the summit tonight"

    And the snow fell
    And the night passed
    And I talked to the strangers
    While the blizzard blew

    Me and the stranger, you know I don't talk to strangers
    I'm a private sort of person but a blizzard is a blizzard
    And somehow I found myself saying you'd left me
    Tellin' him everything I wanted to say to you

    You know how it is when you can talk to a stranger
    Someone you're quite sure you'll never see again
    Soon we were talkin' and laughin' and drinkin'
    He said, "You must know, you're too good for him"

    And the snow fell
    And the night passed
    And I talked to the stranger
    While the blizzard blew

    The stranger said, "Love, it can cry you a river
    Me, I'm a loner 'cause I can't take the heartache
    Sometimes I'm a fighter, when I get too much whiskey
    Here have a whiskey, pretend you don't give a damn

    My cabin's up here on the side of the mountain
    You can go up there and sleep through the blizzard"
    I put on my parka, said goodbye to the owner
    Followed the stranger through the snow up the mountainside

    Woke in the morning to the sun on the snow
    My car was buried in six feet of snow drift
    They dug me out, just the owner and the stranger
    Sent me on my way when the snowplow had been by

    And the roads were all clear, the sun on the mountains
    Sparkled like diamonds on the peak to peak highway
    Then I knew that I would get over you, knew you could leave me
    But you'd never break me

    Colorado, Colorado
    When the world leaves you shivering
    And the blizzard blows

    When the snow flies and the night falls
    There's a light in the window and a place called home
    At the end of the storm

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    I would be extremely hard-pressed to select my one favorite Bon Iver song. But these are my top 5:

    - re: stacks
    - blindsided
    - holocene
    - blood bank
    - The Wolves (Act I and II)



    Next month, live. <3
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    Bike down
    Down to the downtown
    Down to the lock down
    Boards, nails lie around

    I crouch like a crow
    Contrasting the snow
    For the agony, I'd rather know
    'Cause blinded, I am blindsided

    Peek in
    Into the peer in
    I'm not really like this
    Probably plightless

    How come the window
    I'm crippled and slow
    For the agony, I'd rather know
    'Cause blinded, I am blindsided

    Would you really rush out?
    Would you really rush out?
    Would you really rush out for me now?

    Would you really rush out?
    Would you really rush out for me now?
    Would you really rush out for me now?

    Would you really rush out for me now?
    Would you really rush out for me now?
    Ooh, for me now, ooh, for me now

    Taut line
    Down to the shoreline
    The end of a blood line
    The moon is a cold light

    There's a pull to the flow
    My feet melt the snow
    For the irony, I'd rather know
    'Cause blinded, I was blindsided

    Blinded, I was blindsided
    'Cause blinded, I was blindsided

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    This is not the sound of a new man or crispy realization
    It's the sound of the unlocking and the lift away
    Your love will be
    Safe with me
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    Daddy, please hear this song that I sing,
    in your heart there's a spark that just screams
    for a lover to bring
    a child to your chest
    that could lay as you sleep,
    and love all you have left
    like your boy used to be, long ago,
    wrapped in sheets warm and wet.

    Blister, please, with those wings in your spine,
    love to be with a brother of mine,
    how he'd love to find your tongue in his teeth
    in a struggle to find
    secret songs that you keep
    wrapped in boxes so tight,
    sounding only at night as you sleep.

    And in my dreams you're alive and you're crying,
    as your mouth moves in mine, soft and sweet,
    rings of flowers round your eyes
    and I’ll love you for the rest of your life (when you’re ready)

    Brother see we are one and the same,
    and you left with your head filled with flames
    and you watched as your brains
    fell out through your teeth,
    push the pieces in place
    make your smile sweet to see,
    don’t you take this away
    I’m still wanting my face on your cheek.

    And when we break
    we’ll wait for our miracle,
    God is a place where some holy spectacle lies.
    And when we break
    we’ll wait for our miracle,
    God is a place you will wait for the rest of your life.

    Two-headed boy,
    she is all you could need,
    she will feed you tomatoes
    and radio wire,
    and retire to sheets safe and clean,
    but don’t hate her when she gets up to leave.

    baby

    Jan. 24th, 2016 11:25 pm
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    I fear that no life will ever be like this again
    Cause your love kept me alive and it made me insane

    --
    Random points:


    • Took almost the entire weekend off, but now have to work at  midnight to make up for it

    • Finally watched GANTZ. I semi-regret it. What a depressing story. I don't like seeing sad, heartbroken, beaten-up Nino.

    • Told S I don't know when I will be back.

    • I miss Bek.

    still

    Jan. 2nd, 2016 07:49 pm
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    "One shouldn't be too sentimental about love... Most of what people call love... could just as well be with someone else. Love is a very practical arrangement, as I can hear, and that's fine in its way. But the greater that people fit together, and the greater the risks one is willing to take, the fewer options there are. I can't explain it, but it's the same with my profession; I couldn't have been something very different - there are few or no alternatives. That's how it was with Stina and me. It's like a performance that got interrupted while it was still at the beginning, and twenty-four thousand tickets have been sold in advance, and I have a responsibility to the spectators. The spectators are all those parts of me, and of her, that want to have each other; it's not just the inner prince and princess, but also the inner dwarfs, the cripples, the naughty inner children. They sit waiting because they know it has been decided that this performance should be completed. It was commissioned higher up. I feel that somewhere outside the usual pettiness, a contract has been written, and it needs to be fulfilled"

    - Kasper Krone, world-renowned clown with exceptional powers of hearing, in The Quiet Girl by Peter Høeg
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    Come a little bit closer
    Hear what I have to say
    Just like children sleepin'
    We could dream this night away

    But there's a full moon risin'
    Let's go dancin' in the light
    We know where the music's playin'
    Let's go out and feel the night

    Because I'm still in love with you
    I wanna see you dance again
    Because I'm still in love with you
    On this harvest moon

    When we were strangers
    I watched you from afar
    Then when we were lovers
    I loved you with all my heart

    But now it's gettin' late
    And the moon is climbin' high
    I want to celebrate
    See it shinin' in your eye

    Because I'm still in love with you
    I wanna see you dance again
    Because I'm still in love with you
    On this harvest moon

    Because I'm still in love with you
    I wanna see you dance again
    Because I'm still in love with you
    On this harvest moon
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    I've always loved this song. :) First heard it when my now 11-year old pooch was still a puppy and the cheerful melody always reminded me of him. <3
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    I know you try
    You fly straight into my heart
    You fly straight into my heart
    But here comes the fall
    So much for make-believe, I'm not sold

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