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Living the Lyrics: Woyaya by Book of Love & Love and Longing by stellastarr*

I’ve been home for a few hours after performing this evening at The Out Far Bazaar at SupperClubSF.  Swankety Swank and an awesome crew of many of our featured designers were featured in A Swankety Swank Fashion Faerie Tale penned by Yours Truly!  I got to perform two lip syncs to start the show and then I narrated in between fierce fashion runway moments by some of the most innovative handcrafted clothing artists in the Bay Area!  Everyone who modeled brought their best runway character for the fairy tale, bursting with creative energy as they worked the catwalk!  Many folks who saw the performance asked me to reveal the names and bands of the songs to which I performed and I thought this would make a great Living the Lyrics post.  I also think it would be fun to share the fairy tale that I wrote up for the event, even though it might lose something in translation from live performance to blog post.  The songs alone are worth sharing.  I will post the script and music relatively soon (hopefully with some pictures–mayhap a video?).
For now, here are the two songs I performed back to back last night.
The Book of Love song has been a favorite of mine for years.  In fact, Book of Love is in the deepest core of my heart thanks to encountering “Boy” and “I Touch Roses” during adolescence.  I learned about them the same year that I found Classic X-Men #3 on a comics spinner rack in a Kroger grocery store.  They are my favorite band ever.  No matter how bad a mood I am in, they make me smile.  Without fail.
The stellastarr* song is much more recent, perhaps it came to my notice a year and a half ago.  I wanted to perform in dandy circus ringmaster drag, so it was important that the songs feature male vocalists.I first heard a stellastarr* song last year when I worked at the Wak Shack Salon and we let our musical enjoyment be dictated by the whims of Pandora.  So, I guess that this shows that sometimes that can work out okay.  I like the Love and Longing song because I think it speaks of heartache and loss, but also to the nature of compromise within a relationship.  It’s hopeful in a strangely passive way.  Your mileage may vary.

Woyaya by Book of Love

Play song from iLike.com

We are going, heaven knows where we are going,
but we know within.
and we will get there, heaven knows how we will get there,
but know we will.
yes we will get there, heaven knows how we will get there,
but know we will.

It will be hard we know
And the road will be muddy and rough,
But we’ll get there, heaven knows how we will get there,
but we know we will.
woyaya,woyaya,woyaya,woyaya,woyaya,woyaya,woyaya,woyaya

We are going, heaven knows where we are going,
but we know within
and we will get there, heaven knows how we will get there,
but know we will.

It will be hard we know
And the road will be muddy and rough,
But we’ll get there, heaven knows how we will get there,
but we know we will.
woyaya,woyaya,woyaya,woyaya,woyaya,woyaya,woyaya,woyaya
woyayadiyaya, woyaya,woyayadiyaya,woyaya, woyaydiyaya,woyaya,woyayadiyaya.

Love and Longing by stellastarr*

Goodnight,
Tomorrow morning isn’t far.
I will be interesting
When you’re alone and feeling bored.
I watched a city cry,
I thought I lost you in the fall.
I thought of everything…
I cannot lose you anymore.

So won’t you stay?
I’m drowning in the rain.
Darling say the words
And I will stay.
I’m drowning in the rain.
Darling say the words
And I will…

Stay the night.
I’m just the trouble that you need,
I’m just a year away
From when the future swallows me.
And when you’re left behind
It takes a lifetime to be seen.
’cause something happened here,
Somehow we’re younger in our dreams.

So won’t you stay?
I’m drowning in the rain.
Darling say the words
And I will stay.
I’m drowning in the rain.
Darling say the words

And I will stay.

You’re different
And all the rest are the same
Oh, you’re different
And all the rest are the same
Stay the same.

Now something happened here
It’s not a worthless cause
And I said so I can,
So I can stay…I’m drowning in the rain.

Darling say the words
And I will stay.
I’m drowning in the rain.
Darling say the words
And I will stay.

So, whatcha think?  Did you like the songs?  Are you already familiar with Book of Love and want to share your secret love for them?  Know other stellastarr* songs that you think are totally more awesome than Love and Longing?  Holla at me in the comments!

Living the Lyrics: “Rules for Living” by Blondie

Oh, Debbie Harry.  I keep finding new reasons to love you.  This song has been haunting me ever since I learned about it (full disclosure insists I must reveal that this was only last month).  I love the parts about “maybe we believed there was anger in the storm” and her “dream of Egypt.”  Those parts really spoke to me, but the whole song speaks to a natural cycle of life and love, of god-like immortality and human expression.  Brilliantly poetic pagan witchcraft.  You’ve been here before and you’ll be here again.  Play this on repeat.  You’ll thank me later.

Rules for Living

In another life
When the gods were crazy
And the measurement of time
Were the ending seasons
And maybe we believed
There was anger in the storm

Sometimes the sky reminds me

And if you think that’s wild
There’s my dream of Egypt
And the colour of the Nile
You’re a Roman Soldier
It’s small world after all
But it’s older than you think

Sometimes your eyes remind me
Don’t know why
I’ll wait a lifetime ’til you find me
There are times

Mmmm I’ve been this way before
Mmmm and I’ll come this way again
So many things remind me
So many things inside me

Sometimes your eyes remind me
Don’t know why
I’ll wait a lifetime till you find me
There are times

Mmmm I’ve been this way before
Mmmm and I’ll come this way again
So many things remind me
So many things inside me

In another life
When the gods were crazy
And complaining all the time
And the people look at me
The volcano wants a bribe
And I’m still afraid of fire

Sometimes your eyes remind me
Don’t know why
I’ll wait a lifetime till you find me
There are times

Mmmm I’ve been this way before
Mmmm and I’ll come this way again
So many things remind me
So many things inside me

Mmmm I’ve been this way before
Mmmm I’ll come this way again
So many things remind me
So many things inside me

Living the Lyrics: “For Your Eyes Only” by Sheena Easton

This song has been on my mind all day! So I thought by sharing it with you, dear reader, that it might find it’s way back to the musical ether from which it came. Consider it an internet exorcism if you will. No, I have no opinion on the Bond film it is from. I’m more apt to remember a Bond film song than the film. The one exception is perhaps “A View to a Kill” because it had Grace Jones in it! She was awesome! I did own the title song by Duran Duran on an actual record which is unusual for me because I never really collected records. However, I did play that 45 single over and over again!  Regardless, here is Sheena Easton serving some serious face while shadow assassins spar around closeups of her lips!
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For Your Eyes Only by Sheena Easton

For your eyes only, can see me through the night
For your eyes only, I never need to hide
You can see so much in me, so much in me that`s new
I never felt until I looked at you

For your eyes only, only for you
You`ll see what noone else can see, and now I`m breaking free
For your eyes only, only for you
The love I know you need in me, the fantasy you`ve freed in me
Only for you, only for you

For your eyes only, the nights are never cold
You really know me, that`s all I need to know
Maybe I`m an open book because I know you`re mine
But you won`t need to read between the lines

For your eyes only, only for you
You see what no one else can see, and now I`m breaking free
For your eyes only, only for you
The passions that collide in me, the wild abandoned side of me
Only for you, for your eyes only

Living the Lyrics: “Endless” by IRIS

ENDLESS

Lately when I go outside
The skies cry that the worst is over
Is this the place we are supposed to be?
Something is reaching out to me
Should I be walking back or forward?
Is the wait enough to make you go down on your knees?

Maybe, we’ll be alright
In a long run that seems like heaven
Like hearing silence far away
And lifting high
I know the pressure is on
In a race for the life of endless love
If it seems too much
Remember
All these things are endless

Midnight has been calling me
With a feeling that could be deadly
I can love the fall ’cause that’s a part of me
Drifting in several different worlds
With the stars colliding all around you
I can feel the distance to a past that’s on its way.

Living The Lyrics: “This Boy’s In Love” by The Presets

I’ve never been one to know what exactly everyone is listening to, and I’m not the one in my circles of friends that has their finger on the pulse of the freshest tunes, but every now and then a song crosses my path and it becomes my theme song for a little while.  I thought it might be cool to share the one I’m living through right now!  If you haven’t given the album Apocalypso by The Presets a try, I heartily recommend it.  However, I haven’t really listened to the whole thing that much (even thought I did like it when I played it through once or twice) because I keep replaying the song, “This Boy’s In Love.”  I even bought the remix album and I rarely do that.  So, I’m not gonna go all critic for you and try to describe it.  All I know is it makes me dance, propelling me forward into the future.  I hope you enjoy it!

* Five Minutes Later *

The link is here, but do me a favor and do not watch the video.  Simply play the tune without watching the tepid and trite psuedo-narrative that accompanies the song.  I hadn’t seen it until just now (I’m not one to watch much television much less music videos) and damn is it disappointing.  Anyway, play it but don’t watch.  Seriously.  And if you do, and you wanna bitch about it then leave a comment, but I’d rather talk about how the lyrics kick so much poetic ass.  I think the song rocks.  I just wish I hadn’t seen the video because the narrative I had in my imagination was infinitely richer than what I just saw.  Okay, I’ll stop now.  Click this link!  And read the following lyrics:

 

THIS BOY’S IN LOVE

I stole the keys to the skies, 
we’ll leave this place for the final time, 
no crying words, no goodbyes, 
yes tonight we’re burning all the tough times. 

drown all the fears that we had, 
these are the things that we’ll never understand. 
this time fight fire with fire, 
cause baby tonight, the world belongs to you and I. 

This Boys in love, 
love 
this boys in love 
under city, under city lights. 

dont tell the world what we’ve known, 
we’ve come so far, but theres still a way to go, 
its dark, theres no need for lights. 
when the fire in his eyes is so bright. 

this boys in love, love. 
this boys in love, under city lights. 

tonight, turn out the lights. 
dont wait, too late to die. 
look out, hold on, hold tight. 
tonight all night i’m getting ready so 

love (x4) 
this boys in love, 
[this town, this street, your friends, 
you’ll never see this place again, 
you’ll think about it now and then. 
you’ll never see our face again.

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