Nine Inch Nails – Maybe Just Once

This is a remastered version of one of the outtakes from Trent Reznor’s epic ‘Pretty Hate Machine’ in the late 1980’s.  It’s atypical glossy, blissful pop vibe might have sounded out of place on the album, though the lyrics still demonstrate the angsty vulnerable Reznor in all his glory.  It later appeared on Nine Inch Nail’s ‘The Purest Feeling” EP’.  Regardless, it’s a simple melodic song that sticks to the brain.  Continue reading

the national – sons and daughters of the soho riots

 

I have your good clothes in the car
So cut your hair so no one knows
I have your dreams and your teeth marks
And all my fingernails are painted

I’m here to take you now

You were right about the end
It didn’t make a difference
Everything I can remember
I remember wrong

How can anybody know
How they got to be this way
You must have known I’d do this someday
Break my arms around the one I love
And be forgiven by the time my lover comes
Break my arms around my love

Break my arms around the one I love
And be forgiven by the time my lover comes
Break my arms around my love

I don’t have any questions
I don’t think it’s gonna rain
You were right about the end
It didn’t make a difference

I’m here to take you now

Out among the missing sons and daughters of the SoHo riots
Out among the missing sons and daughters of the SoHo riots

I’m here to take you now

How can anybody know
how they got to be this way
You must have known I’d do this someday
Break my arms around the one I love
And be forgiven by the time my lover comes
Break my arms around my love

Break my arms around the one I love
And be forgiven by the time my lover comes
Break my arms around my love

Break my arms around the one I love

lyrics: http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858540520/

new order – regret

Maybe I’ve forgotten
The name and the address
Of everyone I’ve ever known,
It’s nothing I regret
Save it for another day, ’cause
The school is out
And the kids have run away

I would like a place I can call my own
Have a conversation on my telephone
Wake up everyday, that would be a start
I would not complain ’bout my wounded heart

I was upset, you see
Almost all the time
You used to be a stranger
Now you are mine

I wouldn’t even trust you
I’ve not that much to give
We’re dealing in the limits,
And we don’t know who with

You may think that I’m out of hand
That I’m naive, I’ll understand
On this occasion, it’s not true
Look at me, I’m not you

I would like a place I can call my own
Have a conversation on the telephone
Wake up everyday, that would be a start
I would not complain ’bout my wounded heart

I was a short fuse
Burning all the time
You were a complete stranger
Now you are mine

I would like a place I can call my own
Have a conversation on the telephone
Wake up everyday, that would be a start
I would not complain ’bout my wounded heart

Just wait ’till tomorrow
I guess that’s what they all say
Just before they fall apart

lyrics: Google Play Music

seeking inspiration from you! (and words)

A variety of things inspire writing.  A phrase, an idea, a smell, a taste can spark that need for expression.  Much of what I write begins with a simple word.  I will think of a word and consciously attempt to compose something in relation to it. This proves effective sometimes.  Other times it blows up in my face.  

All that to say, I am looking for words!  I am fortunate to have so many gifted writers in my WordPress network and I am now reaching out for your expertise and vocabulary! (feeling used or exploited yet?)

Throw some words my way and I will attempt to cobble something worthwhile out of them. The spectrum of words offered can range from ostentatious to plain.  Once a composition has been created with the use of the suggested word, I will certainly credit the word contributor.  What is the incentive for readers to help me out in this manner? A slightly less Grumpy Gorman and maybe an ice cream cone!

(my looking for inspiration face!)

inspiration

Thank you for your help!

GG

 

cotton ball tree

After an unexpected snowfall yesterday, today’s warmth has melted most of it away leaving things a slushy mess.  I stepped outside to let out my dog and I noticed that the snow in this tree looked a bit like cotton balls.  This made me smile for some reason. (pardon the photo quality)

cotton bakk

© Anthony Gorman 2017

chromatics – dear tommy

A dark cut from Portland electronic band Chromatics. The autotune mixed with the slow fuzz of the guitars and synths is ominous. The instrumental part in the middle of the song reminds me of Pornography area The Cure.  A sinister start to Saturday morning. 😉 (warning, the video contains blood.  Fake, but blood nonetheless!)

Dear Tommy
Just when I think that I’m alright
I see your face
And it only twists the knife

Dear Tommy
If I could hold you in my arms
We’d burn through the night
And wake up somewhere else

Dear Tommy
I wish I could see the world through your eyes
And though I’ve tried
You call me color blind

Dear Tommy
I can’t stay and I won’t go
What’s at the end?
No one really knows
Is this our last goodbye?

spoon

A catchy and foreboding track from Texas indie-rock band’s “They Want My Soul” album. To bad there isn’t a video for it.

Yes, I got shook up
But bets are good
It took it to another ’til I go back

Now when I show up
It’s gonna hit me good
It’s gonna blow my mind
Just like the first time
You told me by the neon sign

And then your New York kiss
I knew you knew your kiss
Now it’s another place
A place your memory owns

I come fast
I look past
And I know that it won’t get to me at all
Until I go there
The feeling hits me clear and sharp
The streets are empty, there’s no one ’round
It’s a far-off shout, it’s a far-off shout
Just like it was when next day came up
And it felt so tough

From your New York kiss
Hm, your New York kiss
Now it’s just another place
A place your memory owns

Another place that you own
And it ain’t goin’ back
Caught up inside of it, yeah
Caught up in the moment
Got it right
God, there ain’t a thing I miss

Not like your New York kiss
Not like your New York kiss
But now it’s just another place
A place your memory owns

Right now I know no other time
Right now I know no other place
I say good night

lyrics: https://play.google.com