Sunday, January 9, 2011

Songs that got me through the first week back... (Depeche Mode, U2, Fiona Apple, & The 6ths)

It's January. It's the end of vacation and time to head back to work, which means that I've been listening to a lot of music and trying really hard to not think about how long it will be until I have more vacation time.

Depeche Mode - Somebody

It has most definitely been a Depeche Mode week. From about the age of 8 on, this song has been my perfect description of what I believe love really is. Thank you Martin Gore. I was at this concert! Half of that screaming is most definitely from me.

But when I'm asleep, I want somebody who will put their arms around me and kiss me tenderly...

Oh and just so you don't think I'm getting too sappy, the other half of my belief in love is based on the song Master and Servant. Just kidding, ya freakazoids.

U2 - So Cruel

I know that in my 30 years of being a music snob, I have made a lot of comments about U2. I actually really like U2, but I find their most diehard fans to be a bit obnoxious and pretentious. Sometimes I find Bono's personas to be a bit tiresome. However, when it comes down to the music, I'm not sure that I can top the honesty and desperation in this song. It is funny to me how like/love/lust/etc always seems to illicit in me (people in general really), the complete opposite feeling that it should. There's this sense of panic and vulnerability that is semi-terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. This song really captures that for me.

You don't know if it's fear or desire, danger the drug that takes you higher. Head in heaven, fingers in the mire...

Fiona Apple - I Know

I was never much of a fan of Fiona Apple's airplay songs, but someone gave me some albums to listen to awhile back and I think she's pretty fantastic now. Anyway, this song just hit me the other day and I thought it was kind of beautiful.

And you can use my skin to bury secrets in...

The 6ths - You You You You You

This video has the weirdest photo ever on it, but this is the only version that I could find of this amazing song. It's pretty and sweet and I like it.

You make me feel like I'm seventeen again. You make everything beautiful seem true. I can't wait to go to sleep and dream again 'Cause every dream I dream's A dream of dreamy little you...

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