Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tuesday Tunes: Obsessions

I love Marina! A friend who has incredible taste in music recommended Marina and the Diamonds to me awhile ago as music that was poppy and fun but also serious and deep. She was pretty right on with that assessment. There really is so much depth to her songs, even though they seem pretty fluffy at first listen. I think this is my favorite kind of music...music you can enjoy on multiple levels.

As someone with an extremely obsessive personality, I found myself immediately drawn in particular to this song. All of the songs on the The Family Jewels album are truly amazing, but this one really speaks to me and all of my issues. Like the verse about the crackers? Yeah. So me.



Marina and the Diamonds - Obsessions


Sunday, wake up, give me a cigarette.
Last night's love affair is looking vulnerable in my bed
Silk sheet, blue dawn, Colgate, tongue warm
Won't you quit your crying? I can't sleep
One minute I'm a little sweetheart
And next minute you are an absolute creep

We've got obsessions
I want to wipe out all the sad ideas
that come to me when I am holding you
We've got obsessions
All you ever think about are sick ideas involving me, involving you

Supermarket, oh what packet of crackers to pick?
They're all the same, one brand, one name, but really they're not
Look, look, just choose something quick
People are staring, time ticker-quicking
Skin is on fire; just choose something, something, something
Pressure overwhelming
Next minute I am turning out of the door, facing one week without food
A day, a day when things are pretty bad
But don't let it make you feel sad,
the crackers were probably bad luck anyway
Can't let your cold heart be free
When you act like you've got an OCD

We've got obsessions
I want to erase every nasty thought
that bugs me every day of every week
We've got obsessions
You never told me what it was
that made you strong and what it was that made you weak.

We've got obsessions
I want to erase every nasty thought
that bugs me every day of every week.
We've got obsessions
You never told me what it was
that made you strong and what it was that made you weak

They made you weak, weak
Made you weak, made you wek, made you...

Sunday, wake up, give me a cigarette
Last night's love affair is looking vulnerable again

4 comments:

  1. nice one. BTW...I'm totally stealing you Tuesday Tunes and even worse your post selection from two weeks ago. But I give you credit for the find. ;)

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  2. <3 marina and the diamonds. "i am not a robot" has been on repeat for me and helped me get through thesis.

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  3. I loooooove Marina and the Diamonds. I think she's coming out/just came out with a new album, because she definitely has a recent single.

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