Category Archives: Music Video Saturday

Apple Bush

Alice Cooper, Pretties For You, 1969

But over in a land that’s in my backyard
There’s a people who succeed, they don’t try hard
Well, they found a way to live with ease
By eating from the bush instead of the trees

Apple bush, apple tree
Path to eternity
Find you a path and you follow the call
Apple bush, apple tree
Back to eternity
Cut you a path with a chance you may fall

Well, over in a corner, standing there
Telling my house that they haven’t a single care
But my house does not listen, it’s got a path of it’s own
Yet the bush and a tree, never leave it alone

Apple bush, apple tree
Path to eternity
Find you a path and you follow the call
Apple bush, apple tree
Back to eternity
Cut you a path with a chance you may fall

Someday like my house you’re going to choose too
If you cut this new path, well, the old one will do
And you live with the people who live with ease
The red apple bush and the blue apple trees

Turn It On Again

Genesis, Duke, 1980

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All I need is a TV show; that, and the radio.
Down on my luck again – down on my luck again
I can show you, I can show you
Some of the people in my life.
I can show you, I can show you
Some of the people in my life.
It’s driving me mad.
Just another way of passing the day.

I… I… get so lonely when she’s not there.
I… I… I, I, I!

You’re just another face that I know from a TV show.
I have known you for so very long, I feel you’re like a friend.
Can’t you do anything for me?
Can I touch you for a while?
Can I meet you on another day?
And we will fly away.

I can show you, I can show you
Some of the people in my life.
I can show you, I can show you
Some of the people in my life.
It’s driving me mad.
It’s just another way of passing the day.
I… I… get so lonely when she’s not there.
I… I… I, I, I!

Turn it on
Turn it on, turn it on again
(I can see another face)

Si Señor

Control Machete, Solo Para Fanáticos, 2002

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Dorado y creciendo maduro en mi tierra
Listo para volar mientras mi gente espera
Espigas que voy yo sembrando
Para ver si germinan

Viento del norte pensamiento y vida
A San Pedro lo traigo entre el
Aliento y saliva que suelto
Cada momento que siento correcto
Y lo hago completo y directo

Sí señor, sí señor (Viene, viene, viene, viene)
Viento, caricias, levedad y sabor
Sí señor, sí señor
Fuego, sonrisas, realidad y dolor

Suelo presente, esperando en represente,
Baja por las noches me arrulla yo inconsciente
En mi vientre los segundos pasados, cargados
Tatuados en mi espalda empapados aunados

A espasmos de llanto y de risa
He andado sin causas sin prisas
Así de lento el momento y no termina
Así de lento cruzando entre las espinas

Dime que se siente, dime que se siente
Dime que se siente el sudor en la frente
Dime que se siente, dime si presientes
Dime que se siente el sudor en la frente

El olor de mi terreno penetra en el cerebro
Se integra al sistema y toma mi cuerpo
Lo hace flotar, respirar y tranquilo
Estoy en el sitio como para ir a sembrar un poco
Y después recogerlo poco a poco
Llevarlo a mi bodega, y ver lo que me interesa
Lo bueno, lo malo…

Viene y viene el que ausenta la mantiene
Espesa, viene y viene,
Viento, caricias, levedad y sabor
Fuego, sonrisas, realidad y dolor

Spectrum

Florence + The Machine, Ceremonials, 2011

When we first came here,
We were cold and we were clear,
With no colours on our skin,
We were light and paper-thin.

And when we first came here,
We were cold and we were clear,
With no colours on our skin,
‘Till you let the spectrum in.

Say my name, and every colour illuminates.
We are shining, and we’ll never be afraid again.

And when we come for you,
We’ll be dressed up all in blue,
With the ocean in our arms,
Kissing eyes and kissing palms.

And when it’s time to pray,
We’ll be dressed up all in grey,
With metal on our tongues,
And silver in our lungs.

Say my name, and every colour illuminates.
We are shining, and we’ll never be afraid again.

And when we come back
We’ll be dressed in black
And you’ll scream our names aloud
And we won’t eat
And we won’t sleep
We’ll drag bodies from their graves

True Romance (dedicated to…)

She Wants Revenge, This Is Forever, 2007

Open your eyes and see me;
Tell me its not too late.
Whisper to me of a sad song,
Weighing us down in shame.
I always said I believed you,
You told me that was so cliche –
And with every kiss I resented you,
Because your feelings never got in the way.

I know that you never loved me.
I know that you never cared at all.
Maybe just one more dance,
Cause that’s as close as we’re getting to a true romance

Open your heart and feel me;
Tell me you don’t feel the same .
I dig down deep for forgiveness,
and still you’re busy placing the blame.
This isn’t about right or wrong now;
It’s not about wasted time;
I should’ve payed closer attention,
But I didn’t bother reading the signs.

I know that you never loved me.
I know that you never cared at all.
No my love we can’t be friends,
In fact I like you much better when you’re just pretend.

I know that you never loved me.
I know that you never cared at all.
Maybe just one more dance,
Cause that’s as close as we’re getting to a true romance.

Open your arms and hold me;
Tell me it will be alright.
tell me a thing you never told a soul,
It keeps you up at night
When could you tell it was over?
When did you turn on me?
I’d cry if I thought it would change your mind –
I’d cry for the girl I hoped you to be.

Institutionalized

Suicidal Tendencies, Suicidal Tendencies, 1984

Sometimes I try to do things
And it just doesn’t work out the way I want it to.
I get real frustrated, and I try hard to do it, and I take my time,
And it doesn’t work out the way I wanted to.
It’s like, I concentrate real hard, and it doesn’t work out.
Everything I do and everything I try never turns out.
It’s like, I need time to figure these things out
But there’s always someone there going,

“Hey Mike, you know, we’ve been noticing –
“You’ve been having a lot of problems lately.
“You know, maybe you should get away.
“Maybe you should talk about it, maybe you’ll feel a lot better.”

And I go “No it’s okay, you know. I’ll figure it out.
“Just leave me alone; I’ll figure it out.
“You know, I’ll just work it out myself.”
And they go, “Well you know,
“If you want to talk about it, I’ll be here, you know?
“And you’ll probably feel a lot better if you talk about it.
“So why don’t you talk about it?”

And I go, “No I don’t want to.
“I’m okay, I’ll figure it out myself.”

And they just keep bugging me!
And they just keep bugging me!
And it builds up inside and it builds up inside.
So you’re gonna be institutionalized
You’ll come out brainwashed with bloodshot eyes
You won’t have any say
They’ll brainwash you until you see their way.

I’m not crazy
You’re the one who’s crazy
You’re driving me crazy

They stuck me in an institution
Said it was the only solution
To give me the needed professional help
To protect me from the enemy, myself

I was in my room
And I was just like staring at the wall thinking about everything
But then again I was thinking about nothing
And then my mom came in
And I didn’t even know she was there
She called my name and I didn’t hear it
And then she started screaming: MIKE! MIKE!
And I go “What, what’s the matter?”
And she goes “What’s the matter with YOU?”
And I go “There’s nothing wrong mom.”
And she goes “Don’t tell me that, you’re on DRUGS!”
And I go “No mom, I’m not on drugs, I’m okay.
“I was just thinking, you know.
“Why don’t you get me a Pepsi?”

And she goes “NOOOOO! you’re on DRUGS!
I go “Mom I’m okay, I’m just thinking.”
She goes “You’re not thinking, you’re on drugs! Normal people don’t act that way!”
I go “Mom just give me a Pepsi, please? All I want is a Pepsi.”
And SHE WOULDN’T GIVE IT TO ME.
ALL I WANTED WAS A PEPSI.
JUST ONE PEPSI.
AND SHE WOULDN’T GIVE IT TO ME.

They give you a white shirt with long sleeves
Tied around your back, you’re treated like thieves
Drug you up because they’re lazy
It’s too much work to help a crazy

They stuck me in an institution
Said it was the only solution
To give me the needed professional help
To protect me from the enemy, myself

I was sitting in my room
And my mom and my dad came in
And they pulled up a chair and they sat down, they go:
“Mike, we need to talk to you”
And I go, “Okay,. what’s the matter?”
They go, “Me and your mom have been noticing lately
“That you’ve been having a lot of problems.
“And you’ve been going off for no reason.
“We’re afraid you’re gonna hurt somebody.
“We’re afraid you’re gonna hurt yourself.
“So we decided that it would be in your interest
“If we put you somewhere
“Where you could get the help that you need.”

And I go, “Wait –
“What do you mean?
“What are you talking about?
“WE decided!? MY best interest?!
“How can YOU know what MY best interest is?
“How can YOU say what MY best interest is?
“What are you trying to say, I’m crazy?
“When I went to your schools?
“I went to your churches?
“I went to your institutional learning facilities?
“So how can you say I’m crazy?”

They say they’re gonna fix my brain
Alleviate my suffering and my pain
But by the time they fix my head
Mentally I’ll be dead

They stuck me in an institution
Said it was the only solution
To give me the needed professional help
To protect me from the enemy, myself

It doesn’t matter I’ll probably get hit by a car anyway

You

Bad Religion, No Control, 1989

There’s a place where everyone can be happy
It’s the most beautiful place in the whole fucking world.
It’s made of candy canes, and planes, and bright red choo-choo trains,
And the meanest little boys; most innocent little girls.
And you know – I wish that I could go there,
Its a road that I have not found.
And I wish you the best of luck, dear,
Drop a card or letter to my side of town.

Because there’s no time for fussing and fighting my friend,
But baby I’m amazed at the hate that you can send and
You painted my entire world
But I don’t have the turpentine to clean what you have soiled
And I won’t forget it

There’s a place where everyone can be right,
Even though you remain determined to be opposed;
Admittance requires no qualifications…
It’s where everyone has been, and where everybody goes,
So please try not to be impatient – for we all hate standing in line;
And when the farm is good and bought,
You’ll be there without a thought,
And eternity, my friend is a long fucking time.

Because there’s no time for fussing and fighting, my friend,
But baby I’m amazed at the hate that you can send and
You painted my entire world
But I don’t have the turpentine to clean what you have soiled
And I won’t forget it

Bad Place Alone

Alice Cooper, The Last Temptation, 1994

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I’m a creature of the street and I rip off all the money.
I was kicked in the teeth, shoved face first through a window.
I got a gangland name and a teardrop tattooed eye;
They call me Little Caesar in the brotherhood of crime.

I know about the pain; dyin’ in an alley with an air-conditioned brain.
I know, it’s for real; flatlined in an ambulance without a pulse to feel.

Hey blood brother, you’re one of our own;
You’re as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.
Hey blood brother, you’re bad to the bone;
You’re a natural killer in a bad place alone.

They call me Smoky Joe, and I’m as thin as a coroner’s needle.
I got a pocket full of rocks, man, I shake like a cold chihuahua.
I got a runny nose and a road map on my arm.

I blew my gig; pokin’ ’round the gallery with someone else’s rig.
I know, I understand; I watched my body hauled off by the local garbage man

Hey blood brother, you’re one of our own;
You’re sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.
Hey blood brother, you’re bad to the bone;
You’re a natural killer in a bad place alone.

We’re cool, we’re cold;
We’re stiff, we’re tagged;
We’re slabbed, we’re croaked;
We’re whacked, we’re cracked;
We’re smoked and cured and slammed and slurred
And sliced and diced and put on ice –
Cooked and stewed and badly brewed
And splattered once or twice.

Look at us, nice and thin,
Not a lot of fat on us, but not a lot of skin..
We’re alone, so are you…
Way beyond the meanest, gonna close your baby blues
You’re just a shadow of yourself, bag of bones,
Nobody there to answer the phone
You’re alone, bro
You’re all alone
You’re alone
You’re alone
You’re so alone