Monday, October 20, 2008

Basia Bulat

introduced to her music by a volkswagen eos ad of all things, am now addicted to it and find excuses to turn on the computer and listen while "studying"

little waltz - the song from the ad - all i could remember were the words you and i, we make a grand salute, like lost little birds, my love and i learned how to dance, but i never showed it to you... but they kept repeating in my head



Lyrics to Little Waltz :
You and I, we make a grand salute
stare at eachother like lost little birds across the room
and I remember the way you looked
I learned how to dance, but I'd never shown it to you

my love,
I know I was wrong, but you know that you'll always be
my love
stay for a while while our leaves are still green
please, for me

I know I tried, but it's hard sometimes
the roots don't take, it takes a while
and you pull at the strings
but they're broken, it seems
the dance isn't over for me, no

my love,
I know I was wrong, but you know that you'll always be
my love
stay for a while while our leaves are still green
please, for me

Snakes and Ladders



ETA: apparently I'm not the only one CAPTIVATED by the song, had a few hits from people googling the snatches of the lyrics that i remembered too. I think Volkswagen was really clever this time around, I mean for a few moments of insanity there I was actually all I really want an EOS, even though I can't drive....

3 comments:

lauren said...

there's a song that's come out only recentlike, i don't like the whole thing tho. it's a song made up of a sample and a spoken verse repeat with a catchy tune they call it hiphop. the samples they use for these type of songs are allthetime much better left uncutup, interjecting with rap to vocalise their woes and stupidity, in some cases ofcourse. and people hear it for the first time in this way and the original isnt even known about, in some cases ofcourse. anyway. the sample is 'windmills of your mind' and it was made as a themesong to some movie or tv show perhaps? thomas crown affair is called. goes like this

Round
Like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending nor beginning
On an ever-spinning wheel

Like a snowball down a mountain
Or a carnival balloon
Like a carousel that's turning
Running rings around the moon

Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple
Whirling silently in space

Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

Like a tunnel that you follow
To a tunnel of its own
Down a hollow to a cavern
Where the sun has never shone
Like a door that keeps revolving
And a half-forgotten dream
Or the ripples from the pebble
Someone tosses in a stream

Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple
Whirling silently in space

Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

Keys that jingle in your pocket
Words that jangle in your head
Why did summer go so quickly
Was it something that you said

Lovers walk along the shore
Leaving footprints in the sand
Is the sound of distant drumming
Just the fingers of your hand

Pictures hanging in a hallway
And the fragments of a song
Half-remembered names and faces
But to whom do they belong ?

When you knew that it was over
You were suddenly aware
That the autumn leaves were turning
To the color of her hair

Aurora said...

theres something really intriguing about that song, its the pace of it, i really like it!

so they actually make hiphop based on that sort of beat or something? how intriguing. i really dislike hiphop though, its so meaningless and so "i'm in love with a stripper" or "umbrella umbrella" etc ....

nospoons said...

Haha yeah the song is pretty great. Thanks for naming it btw, googling snippets of lyrics wasn't really working till I found your blog. So ta.


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Damien.