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My dayjob forces me to research a number of music-related subjects.
For example, I learned so much about Lana Del Rey recently.
Anyway, Virgin Megastore has a huge sale and I managed to snap up two LDR-related CDs, which would have meant nothing to me had I found them a few weeks ago
Kassidy‘s first album: one of the members, Barrie- James O’Neill, is her boyfriend.
Mando Diao‘s Above and Beyond – MTV Unplugged where she’s featured on 2 songs.

Stop your crying oh little boy
’cause I know a place that you will enjoy
It’s a place that’s full of diamonds and toys
And Chet Baker’s playin’ trumpet there
So go there now
Enjoy
Go there
Don’t feel low
’cause Chet Baker’s playin’ trumpet alone
For you
Don’t you worry that girl is gone
Don’t you worry for the things that she’s done
Just relax, you still got time to go on
’cause this place is openminded to you
So go there now
Enjoy
Go there
Don’t feel low
’cause Chet Baker’s playin’ trumpet for you
Alone

It’s a pretty song but I prefer the guys’ original version which was released as a B-side

It feels much more “Chet Baker”-y

Some folks were meant to live in clover
but they are such a chosen few
and clovers being green
is something i’ve never seen
’cause i was born to be blue

When there’s a yellow moon above me
they say there’s moonbeams i shoul view
but moonbeams being gold
are something i can’t behold
’cause i was born to be blue

When i met you
the world was bright and sunny
when you left the courtain fell
i’d like to laugh
but nothing strikes me funny
now my world’s a faded pastel

I guess i’m luckier than some folks
i’ve known the thrill of loving you
but that alone is more
than i was created for
’cause i was born to be blue

Anyway, back to the future.
Among Lana Del Rey’s numerous inspirations, she cites Britney Spears.
I remember wincing when I read that.
I thought it was part of that “so bad it’s good” habit people have of name-dropping commercial music to balance out the artsy references.

But I actually discovered a track by Britney I had never heard before in Harmony Korine‘s Spring Breakers. Is this art-house?

Please, bear with the 45s of German dubbing or simply skip the intro…

Notice me
Take my hand
Why are we
Strangers when
Our love is strong
Why carry on without me?

Everytime I try to fly
I fall without my wings
I feel so small
I guess I need you baby
And everytime I see you in my dreams
I see your face, it’s haunting me
I guess I need you baby

I make believe
That you are here
It’s the only way
I see clear
What have I done
You seem to move on easy

And everytime I try to fly
I fall without my wings
I feel so small
I guess I need you baby
And everytime I see you in my dreams
I see your face, you’re haunting me
I guess I need you baby

I may have made it rain
Please forgive me
My weakness caused you pain
And this song is my sorry

Ohhhh

At night I pray
That soon your face
Will fade away

And everytime I try to fly
I fall without my wings
I feel so small
I guess I need you baby
And everytime I see you in my dreams
I see your face, you’re haunting me
I guess I need you baby

I think when you’re emotionally distraught, the corniest songs have the deepest meaning.
I love it. The wings lyrics remind me of Charles Baudslaire’s L’Albatros

There’s another Britney moment on it a bit earlier

My loneliness is killing me
(And I)
I must confess I still believe
When I’m not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign
Hit me baby one more time

Deep…

Oh come on, leave Britney alone!

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Written by audiogrammes

July 8, 2013 at 09:32

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