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Always on my mind

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Whoever said Pet Shop Boys were “The Smiths you can dance to” definitely had a point: Melancholy, witty lyrics and pounding beats… Some will say you can dance to Morrissey’s darkest lyrics. I remember joyfully singing along to this one

And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die
And if a ten-ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well, the pleasure – the privilege is mine

Anyway, so PSB were in Byblos this weekend and offered us one of the best concerts in the festival’s history. The highlight of the show which was also my own personal emotional low was Always on My Mind

Maybe I didn’t treat you
Quite as good as I should have
Maybe I didn’t love you
Quite as often as I could have
Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time

You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn’t died
Give me, give me one more chance
To keep you satisfied, satisfied

Maybe I didn’t hold you
All those lonely, lonely times
And I guess I never told you
Im so happy that you’re mine
If I make you feel second best
Girl, Im sorry I was blind

You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn’t died
Give me, give me one more chance
To keep you satisfied, satisfied

Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time
You were always on my mind
You are always on my mind
You are always on my mind

Amazing how this song’s riff makes you dance and how it just made me tear up…

Anyway, it’s a country classic first sung by Brenda Lee

Willie Nelson covered it

So did Elvis

And talking about the King, last night around midnight I stumbled upon this gem

Maybe it’s too late I sometimes I even hate myself
For loving you
Trying to be strong then night-time comes along and I start wanting you
Wanting you.
Where is all my self control I’m burning way down in my soul
And needing you

Wishing I could be the man, I try to
Hating me for wanting you to be with you
Knowing you don’t love me like you used to
But it’s midnight, Oh and I miss you

It’s getting late and I know that’s when I am weak
Funny how things have a way of looking so much brighter in the day light
I ought to go to bed and try to straighten out my head and just forget you
Oh but it’s midnight, yeah and I miss you

It’s getting late and I know that’s when I am weak
Funny how things have a way of looking so much brighter in the day light
I ought to go to bed to try to straighten out my head and just forget you
Oh but it’s midnight and I miss you

It’s midnight and I miss you

I remembered my father’s words:
نفس تسكن إليها
in the sense of
ما سكنت إليه النفس ، واطمأن إليه القلب ، والإثم ما لم تسكن إليه النفس ولم يطمئن إليه القلب وإن أفتاك المفتون

And this morning I woke up to this cover of Fade Into You, which definitely is not a love song… Emotional turmoil, teenage years, 20 years ago, Knocking on Heaven’s door knock off, haunting

I want to hold the hand inside you
I want to take a breath that’s true
I look to you and I see nothing
I look to you to see the truth
You live your life
You go in shadows
You’ll come apart and you’ll go black
Some kind of night into your darkness
Colors your eyes with what’s not there.

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you
I think it’s strange you never knew

A stranger’s light comes on slowly
A stranger’s heart without a home
You put your hands into your head
And then it’s smiles cover your heart

Fade into you
Strange you never knew
Fade into you

I think it’s strange you never knew
X2

I think it’s strange you never knew

That’s it for today, the time and date for our next session has not been determined yet…

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Written by audiogrammes

July 16, 2013 at 09:36

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