episode #23 happy moody pop

Spoken Word

Charles Bukowski: Crapy life


Fat Boy Slim: Because We Can (Moulin Rouge)

Black Eyed Peas: Pump It

OutKast: Hey Ya!

Deee-Lite: Bittersweet Loving

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince: Men In Black

Sonny & Cher: The Beats Goes On

Depeche Mode: Enjoy The Silence

Diana Ross: Touch Me in the Morning

The Blackbyrds: Walking In Rhythm

The Cure: Lullaby

Gorillaz: Don’t Get Lost In Heaven

Prince: Slow Love

Hot Chip: Candy Says


Because we can, can, can – Yes we can, can, can, can

[Fat Boy Slim]

Turn up the radio – Blast your stereo

[Black Eyed Peas]

You think you’ve got it – But got it just don’t get it when there’s nothing at all – We get together – Nothing lasts forever!


You can’t stop me – From walking out the door – I’ve never felt so free before

We’ll put the bad times behind us – Put some sugar and stir it up – I know we’re going to make it better

I’ll say it out loud, standing proud – Free to browse on my own


The good guys dress in black, remember that – Just in case we ever face to face and make contact

The title held by me, MiB – Means what you think you saw, you did not see

So don’t blink be what was there is now gone – Black suit with the black Ray-Bans on

Walk in shadow, move in silence – Guard against extra-terrestrial violence

But we ain’t on no government list – We straight don’t exist, no names and no fingerprints – Saw something strange, watch your back

From the deepest of the darkest of night – On the horizon bright light enters sight, tight – Vivid memories turn to fantasies

[DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince]

The beat goes on – Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain

The grocery store’s the super mart – Little girls still break their hearts

And men still keep on marching off to war – Electrically they keep a baseball score

Grandmas sit in chairs and reminisce – Boys keep chasing girls to get a kiss

[Sonny & Cher]

Words like violence – Break the silence

Come crashing in – Into my little world – Painful to me – Pierce right through me – Can’t you understand?

Words are very unnecessary – They can only do harm  – Vows are spoken – To be broken

Feelings are intense – Words are trivial – Pleasures remain – So does the pain – Words are meaningless – And forgettable

[Depeche Mode]

Wasn’t it me who said that Nothing good’s going to last forever? – And wasn’t it me who said, Let’s just be glad for the time together?

It must’ve been hard to tell me – That you’ve given all you had to give – I can understand you’re feeling that way

Everybody’s got their life to live – I can say goodbye in the cold morning light

But I can’t watch love die in the warmth of the night – Then just close the door – Leave me as you found me, empty like before

[Diana Ross]

Walking in rhythm – Moving in sound – Humming to the music

Trying to move on – I’m walking in rhythm – Singing my song – Trying to get home

I’m tired and so all alone – I’ve traveled so very far – I’ve got to get back home

[The Blackbyrds]

On candy stripe legs the Spiderman comes – Softly through the shadow of the evening sun

Stealing past the windows of the blissfully dead – Looking for the victim shivering in bed

Searching out fear in the gathering gloom – And suddenly a movement in the corner of the room

There is nothing I can do when I realise with fright – That the Spiderman is having me for dinner tonight

Quietly he laughs and shaking his head – Creeps closer now, closer to the foot of the bed

And softer than shadow and quicker than flies – His arms are all around me and his tongue in my eyes

Be still be calm be quiet now my precious boy – Don’t struggle like that or I will only love you more

For it’s much too late to get away or turn on the light – The Spiderman is having me for dinner tonight

I feel like I’m being eaten – By a thousand million shivering furry holes

I know that in the morning – I will wake up in the shivering cold – the Spiderman is always hungry

[The Cure]

Got off a plane to the countryside – I drove to the mountain and holding the ground

There was crack on the corner and someone dead – And fire coming out of the monkey’s head

Don’t get lost in heaven – They got locks on the gate – Don’t go over the edge  – You’ll make a big mistake

Put me in a cab to suburbia – I just took a line but I wasn’t with you

There was more of it there, when I got back home – But you had left me, you don’t know my soul

You’re a whole bad mistake


Young is the night – It feels so right – The gentle breeze – It blows with ease

Let’s make it slow – Just like the wind blows


Candy says I’ve come to hate my body – And all that it requires in this world

Candy says I’d like to know completely – What others so discretely talk about

I’m gonna watch the blue birds fly over my shoulder – I’m gonna watch them pass me by

Maybe when I’m older – What do you think I’d see

If I could walk away from me – Candy says I hate the quiet places

That cause the smallest taste of what will be – Candy says I hate the big decisions

That cause endless revisions in my mind – I’m gonna watch the blue birds fly over my shoulder

I’m gonna watch them pass me by – Maybe when I’m older

What do you think I’d see – If I could walk away from me

[Hot Chip]

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