Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tuesday Tunes: On The Radio

I mentioned last week that I was having a bit of a hard time.

I was moping around Miami when this song came on in some store, and it was a nice slap in the face for me to stop moping.

This is how it works
You're young until you're not
You love until you don't
You try until you can't
You laugh until you cry
You cry until you laugh
And everyone must breathe
Until their dying breath


Regina...you are so right! I want to get these lyrics tattooed on my arm or something to snap me out of these funks that I get into. It's such a peppy little reminder to make the most of our time and do the best we can with what we have. And not, you know, mope around Miami feeling sorry for yourself when you are there for free with an awesome friend and it's 85 degrees and life is amazing.

If any of you are in a funky place like I've been (or even if you're not), take a few minutes and listen to this happy tune today. I hope it gives you a little pick-me-up. I know we can all use one. Sometimes we just need a reminder, and thats why music pops up and gives it to you. It does for me, anyway.


And, seriously...how adorable is this video? It's even happier than the song. I love it. And I wish I looked that cute at work.

On The Radio - Regina Spektor

This is how it works
It feels a little worse
Than when we drove our hearse
Right through that screaming crowd
While laughing up a storm
Until we were just bone
Until it got so warm
That none of us could sleep
And all the styrofoam
Began to melt away
We tried to find some worms
To aid in the decay
But none of them were home
Inside their catacomb
A million ancient bees
Began to sting our knees
While we were on our knees
Praying that disease
Would leave the ones we love
And never come again

On the radio
We heard November Rain
That solo's really long
But it's a pretty song
We listened to it twice
'Cause the DJ was asleep

This is how it works
You're young until you're not
You love until you don't
You try until you can't
You laugh until you cry
You cry until you laugh
And everyone must breathe
Until their dying breath

No, this is how it works
You peer inside yourself
You take the things you like
And try to love the things you took
And then you take that love you made
And stick it into some
Someone else's heart
Pumping someone else's blood
And walking arm in arm
You hope it don't get harmed
But even if it does
You'll just do it all again

And on the radio
You hear November Rain
That solo's awful long
But it's a good refrain
You listen to it twice
'Cause the DJ is asleep
On the radio
(oh oh oh)
On the radio

16 comments:

  1. This song is really beautiful. It nearly made me cry (I cry during happy songs, it's weird.) Thanks for sharing it. It also reminds me of this radio show I listen to every Sunday because the host is really old and he often plays the same song twice in a row and messes up a lot and it makes me laugh so hard.

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    1. I'm the same way with happy songs. I cry at happy things just as much as I cry about sad things. (I cry a lot.)

      And OMG I am cracking up at that radio show! It sounds awesome!

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  2. This is one of my favorite songs ever, and I totally agree that those lines would make an excellent--albeit long--tattoo. Regina is a lyrical genius :)

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    1. She's amazing. I love her voice so much.

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  4. Great song!
    Inspiring! Just like you!

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  5. Love the video and it made me smile.

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    1. I KNOW. I hadn't seen the video before I found it for this post. It made me so happy!

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  6. Love this song. The bit you spotlighted is some truly beautiful writing. Honest, too. (And the video is SO sweet. I hadn't seen it before, and it totally made me smile.)

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  7. The video made me love the song even more.

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  8. This is a TOTALLY keeper. Love the kidlets in the video.

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