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5 Oct

The Songcatcher – dir. Maggie Greenwald

8 Apr

 

The wondrous nature of teaching one’s kin by traditional song is still evident today. However, the nature of narrative has changed dramatically from parable to emotional empathy.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer

6 Apr

original

Elf version

I really can’t stay (Baby it’s cold outside)
I’ve got to go ‘way (Baby it’s cold outside)
This evening has been (Been hoping that you’d drop in)
So very nice (I’ll hold your hands, they’re just like ice)
My mother will start to worry (Beautiful, what’s your hurry?)
My father will be pacing the floor (Listen to the fireplace roar)
So really I’d better scurry (Beautiful, please don’t hurry)
Well, maybe just a half a drink more (Put some music on while I pour)

The neighbors might think (Baby, it’s bad out there)
Say, what’s in this drink? (No cabs to be had out there)
I wish I knew how (Your eyes are like starlight now)
To break this spell (I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell)
I ought to say no, no, no, sir (Mind if I move a little closer?)
At least I’m gonna say that I tried (What’s the sense in hurting my pride?)
I really can’t stay (Baby don’t hold out)
Ahh, but it’s cold outside

I simply must go (Baby, it’s cold outside)
The answer is no (Ooh baby, it’s cold outside)
This welcome has been (I’m lucky that you dropped in)
So nice and warm (Look out the window at that storm)
My sister will be suspicious (Man, your lips look so delicious)
My brother will be there at the door (Waves upon a tropical shore)
My maiden aunt’s mind is vicious (Gosh your lips look delicious)
Well, maybe just a cigarette more (Never such a blizzard before)

I’ve got to go home (Oh, baby, you’ll freeze out there)
Say, lend me your coat (It’s up to your knees out there)
You’ve really been grand (I thrill when you touch my hand)
But don’t you see (How can you do this thing to me?)
There’s bound to be talk tomorrow (Think of my life long sorrow)
At least there will be plenty implied (If you caught pneumonia and died)
I really can’t stay (Get over that old out)
Ahh, but it’s cold outside
Baby it’s cold outside

Mexican Blue – Jolie Holland

17 Mar

You’re like a saint’s song to me
I’ll try to sing it pure and easily
You’re like a Mexican blue
So bright and clear and pale in the afternoon
I saw you riding on your bike
In a corduroy jacket in the night
Past the hydrangeas that were blooming in the alley
With a galloping dog by your side
When I was hungry you fed me
I don’t mean to suggest that I’m like Jesus Christ
Your light overwhelmed me
When I lay beside you sleepless in the night
And when you dreamed my guardian spirits appeared
And the moon stretched out across your little bed
They said they’d started to get worried about me
They were happy we had finally met
We had finally met

A mysterious bird flies away
Seemed to be calling your name
And bounced off the top of a towering pine
And vanished in the drizzling rain
There’s a mockingbird behind my house
Who is a magician of the highest degree
And I swear I heard him rip the world apart
And sew it back again with his fiery melody, melody

When you were mad at me I didn’t care
And I just loved you all the same
And I waited for the wind to push the hurricane
Out to sea, and the sun could shine again
Oh I don’t mean to give you advice
Its just like Delia said, “oh, Jesus Christ”
Just don’t get so high you leave the ground
Everything is so much better when you’re around
Just don’t float so high you drift away
Stand tall, with your feet on the ground
I love your songs, I love your sound
Everything is so much better when you’re around

When the moon is as clear as an opal
And the amethyst river sings a song
I’ll remember all your dreams and the mysteries
You have borne in your crystalline soul
That you sing from your golden throat
That you shine from your sparkling eyes
That you feel from the goddess in your thighs

You’re like a saint’s song to me
I’ll try to sing it pure and easily
You’re like a Mexican blue
So bright and clear and pale in the afternoon
In the afternoon

Gentle As She Goes – Sime Nugent

17 Mar

Feet Asleep – Thao

17 Mar