Monday, June 19, 2006

and I could give you all the olive trees

I've definitely posted about the greatness of dooce before.
Well I guess she posted about music, either on dooce or on alphamom and she mentioned "I'll Believe Anything" by Wolf Parade. Ame played it for me and it sounded like a bunch of punk brits howling at the moon, but I thought it was catchy as hell. So today I downloaded it because a certain line gets stuck in my head all the time ('Give me your eyes, I need sunshine") and let me tell you, when you can only remember that one line, you want to shove a spoon in your eye as you rock in your chair and repeat yourself over and over again. So I downloaded it from iTunes (flawlessly, I might add, while my coworker tried desperately to download music on to her new nano and complained that iTunes was "blocked" -- of course I cackled!) and listened to it obsessively. I finally decided that I should just look up the lyrics too, so I can belt the song out in non-embarassing places, such as the car. Well, I looked up the lyrics and they really struck me as beautiful. Mind you they are not sung in a way people would consider "beautiful." I actually see my opera-singing friend cringing, but the delivery of the lines and the way they are sung makes them beautiful to me. It's as if the guy singing them is like "we are total fucked up disasters, but just stay with me and we'll make it all ok. I'll even give you olive trees........Here they are:



I'll Believe In Anything Wolf Parade lyrics

Artist: Wolf Parade
Album: Apologies To The Queen Mary
Year: 2005
Title: I'll Believe In Anything



Give me your eyes
I need sunshine
Give me your eyes
I need sunshine
Your blood
Your bones
Your voice
and your ghost

We've both been very brave
Walk around with both legs
Fight the scary day
We both pull the tricks out of our sleeves

but I'll believe in anything
and you'll believe in anything
said I'll believe in anything
and you'll believe in anything

If I could take the fire out from the water
I'd share a life and you'd share a life
If I could take the fire out from the water
I'd share a life and you'd share a life
If I could take the fire out from the water
I'd take you where nobody knows you
And nobody gives a damn
said nobody knows you
and nobody gives a damn

and I could take another hit for you
and I could take away your trips from you
and I could take away the salt from your eyes
and take away the spitting salt in you
and I could give you my apologies
by handing over my neologies
and I could take away the shaking knees
and I could give you all the olive trees
oh look at the trees and look at my face and look at a place far away from here

Give me your eyes
I need sunshine
Give me your eyes
I need sunshine
Your blood
Your bones
Your voice
and your ghost

We've both been very brave
Walk around with both legs
Fight the scary day
We both pull the tricks out of our sleeves

but I'll believe in anything
and you'll believe in anything

If I could take the fire out from the water
I'd share a life and you'd share a life
If I could take the fire out from the water
I'd share a life and you'd share a life
If I could take the fire out from the water
I'd take you where nobody knows you
And nobody gives a damn
I said nobody knows you
and nobody gives a damn
I said nobody knows you
and nobody gives a damn either way
About your blood
your bones
your voice
and ghost
because nobody knows you
and nobody gives a damn either way

and now I'll believe in anything

1 comment:

El said...

I'm clearly going to have to listen to this song! The lyrics are beautiful...

Love,
Your opera-singing friend