Good Lyrics: I’m So Tired

I’m So Tired (click to listen)
by The Beatles

I’m so tired, I haven’t slept a wink
I’m so tired, my mind is on the blink
I wonder should I get up and fix myself a drink
No, no, no.

I’m so tired I don’t know what to do
I’m so tired my mind is set on you
I wonder should I call you but I know what you would do

You’d say I’m putting you on
But it’s no joke, it’s doing me harm
You know I can’t sleep, I can’t stop my brain
You know it’s three weeks, I’m going insane
You know I’d give you everything I’ve got
for a little peace of mind

I’m so tired, I’m feeling so upset
Although I’m so tired I’ll have another cigarette
And curse Sir Walter Raleigh
He was such a stupid get.

You’d say I’m putting you on
But it’s no joke, it’s doing me harm
You know I can’t sleep, I can’t stop my brain
You know it’s three weeks, I’m going insane
You know I’d give you everything I’ve got
for a little peace of mind
I’d give you everything I’ve got for a little peace of mind
I’d give you everything I’ve got for a little peace of mind

Good Lyrics: Here Comes the Sun

Possibly my all time favorite song.

Here Comes the Sun (click to listen)
by the Beatles

Here comes the sun
here comes the sun
and I say it’s all right

Little darling
it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling
it feels like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it’s all right

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it’s all right

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes…
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes…
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes…
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes…
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes…

Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,
and I say it’s all right
It’s all right

Good Lyrics: Dear Prudence

One of my all time favorites. Can’t believe no one picked this for American Idol’s tribute to Lennon and McCartney this week.

Dear Prudence
by The Beatles

Dear Prudence, won’t you come out to play
Dear Prudence, greet the brand new day
The sun is up, the sky is blue
It’s beautiful and so are you
Dear Prudence won’t you come out to play

Dear Prudence open up your eyes
Dear Prudence see the sunny skies
The wind is low the birds will sing
That you are part of everything
Dear Prudence won’t you open up your eyes?

Look around round round
Look around round round
Oh look around

Dear Prudence let me see you smile
Dear Prudence like a little child
The clouds will be a daisy chain
So let me see you smile again
Dear Prudence won’t you let me see you smile?

Dear Prudence, won’t you come out to play
Dear Prudence, greet the brand new day
The sun is up, the sky is blue
It’s beautiful and so are you
Dear Prudence won’t you come out to play

Good Lyrics: Revolution

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by The Beatles

You say you want a revolution?
Well, you know, we all want to change the world
You tell me that it’s evolution
Well, you know, we all want to change the world

But when you talk about destruction,
Don’t you know that you can count me out?

Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right?
Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right?
Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right?

You say you got a real solution
Well, you know, we’d all love to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution
Well, you know, we’re all doing what we can

But if you want money
for people with minds that hate,
All I can tell is brother you have to wait

Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right?
Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right?
Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right?

You say you’ll change the constitution
Well, you know, we’d all love to change your head
You tell me it’s the institution
Well, you know, you better free you mind instead

But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao,
You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow

Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right?
Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right?
Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right?

Film Fest Friday: Revolutionary Road & Across the Universe

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I wish I had never seen a preview for this movie. There was really no need to watch it to know the story. Maybe the book was better? Superb acting by Kate & Leo. No real surprises. No real depth. It’s kind of interesting to me that people seem to think American society has changed so much in terms of the pressure to conform and live a life that has “acceptable” characteristics.

It has not.

It’s still about maintaining appearances and settling for what someone-something-somewhere has determined to be right. Especially¬†in the social rung occupied by the characters in this film. Maybe that was why I was so depressed afterwards.

I think it would have been pretty interesting if the story had been paralleled with a present-day couple (or person) with similar issues. I wonder how many people watched this movie and thought, “Wow, we’re so lucky to have progressed so much that these types of things are not something we have to deal with! We can do anything we want as long as we have the money!” Because, you know, everything worth wanting has a price tag. Right? Right? ūüėČ

Unfortunately, when it comes to “whatever we want” the collective imagination is lacking a bit of creativity these days. I heard a bit on the radio yesterday about how today’s teenagers don’t relate to Holden Caulfield anymore. That a free spirit desperately in search of freedom (release!) from a phony society is just not something that means much to them. Maybe because so many of them already have “whatever they want,” or at least what they are programmed to want. Which is really nothing of much real value. Does anyone today even really¬†understand what word “revolution” means?

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As a follow-up, immediately upon the end credits of Revolutionary Road, you should pop Across the Universe into the DVD player to take the bitter taste out of your mouth.

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I avoided it for a while because I was afraid it would be cheesy and generalized. It was, kinda. But it also manages to be lighthearted and humanizing while examining some really serious topics surrounding the current events, emerging musical and artistic genres, political turmoil, and¬†exploding youth movements —¬†dare I say revolutions? — of the 1960’s. Oh, and did I mention that it’s also a musical? And all the songs are Beatles songs? Yeah. I actually loved it. What a complicated time. I totally cried my eyes out at a musical. Whereas Revolutionary Road just made me angry. Interesting.

Random Happiness

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We were lying on the floor of his basement apartment, snuggling under a wool blanket, watching snowflakes land through the half-buried window. His hand stroked the arm I had slung across his stomach. The ferrets were nipping my ankles. Candle wax dripped onto the carpet. Incense swirled around my head. We were listening to the White Album, and I was singing along softly with the music.

Who knows how¬†long I’ve loved you
You know I love you still
Will I wait a lonely lifetime
If you want me to, I will

He turned to look at my face. Suddenly self-conscious, I said, “What?”

“Nothing.” he said. “Just listening to you sing.”