episode #40 names & days

Spoken word

J. R. R. Tolkien reciting Namárië


The’s: Jane in the Jungle

Ella Fitzgerald: Alexander’s Ragtime Band

Jose Roberto Bertrami & His Modern Sound: Joanna

Spiritual South: Calypso Blues

Gorillaz: Dirty Harry  

Jai Paul: Jasmine

Belleruche: Alice

Florence + The Machine: Patricia

Charlotte Gainsbourg: Anna

Franz Ferdinand: Katherine Kiss Me

Lana Del Rey: Carmen

Antonio de Lucerna: Carmen

Angelo Badalamenti: Annie and Cooper

James Newton Howard: Elise & Alexander


Come on along  – let me take you by the hand – Up to the man who’s the leader of the band

[Ella Fitzgerald]

Sitting by the ocean – the ocean feel so sad

[Spiritual South]

In my backpack – I got my act right – In case you act quite difficult – With anger and discontent

And I’m filled with guilt – From things that I’ve seen – Your water’s from a bottle – Mine’s from a canteen

At night I hear the shots – Ring so I’m a light sleeper – The cost of life – It seems to get cheaper

Out in the desert – With my street sweeper – The war is over

Remember when I used to dance – Man, all I want to do is dance


Are you with me, Jasmine? – Can you let me in? – Would you love me open? – Like a bottle of Gin

Please come back to me – Make my dream come true – Because when it comes to heartbreak

What’s a guy to do?

[Jai Paul]

Come again – I didn’t catch what you said – Come again – I didn’t clock what you meant

I think I’m earning a subtle aversion to you – Someone must be looking after me

Making it so very easy to forget about you – Walk right past look right through and not feel a thing

Well I suppose it’s got to happen when someone is too cool – And I know all the tricks are in the book

You aught to leave them there you don’t get a second look – Keep your cool now don’t you be warming up

Leave me messages short and sweet asking if I’d like to meet – Just like the first time

Well the first time that we met – Got the golden treatment – Couldn’t get you out of my head

But I remember so clear – There’s good reason that you’re not there

I’m over it

I see the glimmer, I see the hope, I see your pride – Let me introduce you to mine


Patricia, you’ve always been my North Star – And I have to tell you something I’m still afraid of the dark

You take my hand in your hand from you flowers grow – And you understand with every seed you sow you make this cold world beautiful

She told me all doors are open to the believer – I believe her

You’re a real man, and you do what you can – You only take as much as you can grab with two hands

With your big heart, you praise God above – But how’s it working out for you, honey? – Do you feel loved?

I drink too much coffee and I think of you often

In a city where reality has long been forgotten – Are you afraid? Because I’m terrified

But you remind me that it’s such a wonderful thing to love

[Florence + The Machine]

Anna, Take me back to the home – Anna, Once I knew it’s getting born I’ve been in the world – Now had to sing

Still I could hear – Your voice calling in – Takes too long – To forget you – If I’d known to stay – Too long – To forget you

I’m still waiting for a chance – Anna, All I see is your face – Anna, Same great heart still away

I want you to know – I was so young then – Don’t want to feel – On my own again

Takes too long – To forget you – If I’d known to stay – Too long – To forget you – I’m still waiting for a chance

[Charlotte Gainsbourg]

Sometimes I say the stupid things I think – I mean I – Sometimes I think the stupidest things

And do you ever wonder – How the boy feels 

Katherine, kiss me – Flick your cigarette, then kiss me – Flick your eyes at mine so briefly

Your leather jacket lies – In sticky pools of Cider Blackberry – You glance and ricochet

From every alpha male behind me – Eyes – Like marbles on a washing machine

Tonight – I don’t mind – Because I never wonder – How the girl feels

[Franz Ferdinand]

Darling, doesn’t have a problem – Lying to herself because her liquor’s top shelf

It’s alarming, honestly how charming she can be – Fooling everyone, telling Hum she’s having fun

She says, “you don’t want to be like me – Don’t wanna see all the things I’ve seen”

I’m dying

She says, “you don’t want to get this way – Famous, and dumb, at an early age”

I’m lying

The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen – She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes

She laughs like God, her mind’s like a diamond – Buy her tonight, she’s still shining – Like lightning

Carmen, staying up until morning – Only seventeen, but she walks the streets so mean

It’s alarming, truly, how disarming you can be – Eating soft ice cream, Coney Island queen

She says, “you don’t want to be like me – Looking for fun, get me high for free – I’m dying”

She says, “you don’t want to get this way Street walk at night, and a star by day”

It’s tiring

Baby’s all dressed up with nowhere to go – That’s the little story of the girl you know

Relying on the kindness of strangers – Tying cherry knots, smiling, doing party favours

Put your red dress on, put your lipstick on – Sing your song, song, now, the camera’s on

And you’re alive again

[Lana Del Rey]

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