Monday, June 15, 2009

Suggest A Song Monday-Bachelorette

Hey peeps! How was your weekend? Regulars, newbies, and lurkers are you ready to drop a song recommendation? Welcome back to Suggest A Song Monday.

I suggest a song that I love and that I think you would love. You listen to it. Tell me what you think in the comments. Then, you also recommend one song to me and I will listen to it and tell you what I think. You don't have to limit yourself to a particular genre, just any one song that you love.

Today we have Bachelorette by Bjork. This song makes me think of old literature about scorned women haunting their lover from a dysfunctional relationship. I see blackness, fire, ghostly wisps, glowing rage, etc. This song communicates love, obsession, anger, hurt, all of that. I love it! Even if you don't like the melody of the song I bet a lot of us can relate to the lyrics. One of my favorite lyrics from this song is featured on the sidebar of this blog. I bolded the lyrics I really like below. This is a powerful song. If they remade Medusa, this song should totally be on the soundtrack. Killer.



Bachelorette (Family Tree Version) - Bjork

I'm a fountain of blood/In the shape of a girl/You're the bird on the brim/Hypnotized by the whirl/Drink me, make me feel real/Wet your beak in the stream/Game we're playing is life/Love is a two way dream/Leave me now, return tonight/Tide will show you the way/If you forget my name/You will go astray/Like a killer whale/Trapped in a bay/I'm a path of cinders/Burning under your feet/You're the one who walks me/I'm your one way street/I'm a whisper in water/Secret for you to hear/You are the one who grows distant/When I beckon you near/Leave me now, return tonight/The tide will show you the way/If you forget my name/You will go astray/Like a killer whale/Trapped in a bay/I'm a tree that grows hearts/One for each that you take/You're the intruders hand/I'm the branch that you break/Hum-yeah!

13 jewels of thought:

Kingsmomma said...

I like the song,
I like the lyrics, the melody. It conveys a type of longing and vulnerable confidence (i know that seems paradoxical)
It definitely has an eerie feeling to it but I think that gives the song some depths.


My song is "Trouble of the World" Mahalia Jackson.

Little Miss Knobody said...

I like this song especially the lyrics.

ChocolateOrchid said...

I like it. I like how vivid her images are. You get a clear understanding of how she feels about this lover.

Seeing that I'm still in awe over TVOne's Unsung showcase on the late Minnie Ripperton. (I've gotta get her music now.)

My song is "Fleur" by Minnie Ripperton from her "Come To My Garden" album. I swear when I hear it, I feel transported to a beautiful yet somewhat mystical field of flowers. I can only imagine how "hippie" folk back in the 60's/70's felt trippin' to her music then. She was definitely before of her time. You just gotta hear it.

Kay Brown said...

Cool pick today! I have been a fan of Bjork since "Human Behavior." Thanks for the suggestion. Also I love, love, love Chocolate Orchid"s suggestion too. Minnie Ripperton was the greatest, everything from "Back down Memory Lane to "Loving You." If you like "Fleur" you should hear 4hero's version of "Les Fleur".
Today, I'm going to suggest Jill Scott, featuring 4 hero, "Gotta get Up"

Ava Dior said...

wow! love the lyrics to that song. if you havent, check out algebra-run & hide

karrie b. said...

cool song.

GAHHHHHHHHHHHH im so mad at netflix

my song is a song by chester french feat. janelle monae called "nerd girl"

Mocha' said...

beautiful lyrics,and the song itself is just as great.
i'm going to suggest No Stars by Darey Art Alade.

Vesper de Vil said...

4 out of 5 by Peter Bjorn and John!!!!


LOVE YOU!!!

Qucifer said...

*Loves Bjork oh-so-much!*

Lina said...

I really like this...I mean really really like this...my suggestion is The Kickdrums Impatient....or Portishead Over...

Anonymous said...

Love that song!
Fleur is really good as well, Minnie's voice was imcomparable!

First song that popped into my head:
Secret World by Peter Gabriel, although I fall into Forget Her by Jeff Buckley when I'm really feeling down.
*Looks for Buckley CD*

Wilfredo

Mocha' said...

Hey!
Just thought I should let you know that I rewarded you with the I ♥ your blog award,One Lovely Blog award,and Intersting Blog award.

Gem said...

kingsmomma: Ooh, I REALLY am enjoying this song. Her voice gives spooky chills, thank you!

CO: As we've discussed, I've had a backlog of Minnie songs to recommend and blog about. She was truly a vocal goddess.

Kay Brown: I've never heard this song! Very grooving. Thank you!

Ava Dior: Algebra is so fierce, I love it!

KB: I picture myself with a big swingy skirt, being all hippie and bountiful in a meadow to this song.

Mocha: Thank you for exposing me to this artist! I love hearing new people (new to me, lol) Ooh, and thank you for the award, I shall stop by!

Vesper: You ALWAYS come through for me! I like this one a lot.

Lina: The Impatient song kind of reminds me of the White Stripes, whom I adore! Also, I thought I was up on my Portishead, but I haven't heard this one.

Wil: Thanks for dropping in again, homie! Both of those are grooving.

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