down by the shore

The lyric going through my head over and over was “down by the shore”. Turns out it’s from the song “The Curse” by Agnes Obel. She keeps coming up on my YouTube suggestions and I keep following the links so it’s no surprise a song by her would find it’s way burrowed into my brain. I find her music incredibly beautiful.

The Curse

And the people went into their hide, they oh
From the start they didn’t know exactly why, why
Winter came and made it so all look alike, look alike
Underneath the grass would grow, aiming at the sky
It was swift, it was just, another wave of a miracle
But no one, nothing at all would go for the kill
If they called on every soul in the land, on the moon
Only then would they know a blessing in disguise
The curse ruled from the underground down by the shore
And their hope grew with a hunger to live unlike before
The curse ruled from the underground down by the shore
And their hope grew with a hunger to live unlike before
Tell me now of the very souls that look alike, look alike
Do you know the stranglehold covering their eyes?
If I call on every soul in the land, on the moon
Tell me if I’ll ever know a blessing in disguise
The curse ruled from the underground down by the shore
And their hope grew with a hunger to live unlike before
And the curse ruled from the underground down by the shore
And their hope grew with a hunger to live unlike before

Songwriters: Agnes Caroline Thaarup Obel

The Curse lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

 

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You Just haven’t Earned the Humbling River

Today I am sharing 2 earworms because I woke up twice today. The first time was way too early when the car horn was accidentally set off and the second one was when I woke up properly.

The first was Kirsty MacColl’s cover of  “You Just Haven’t Earned it Yet Baby”

and the second was Pucifer “The Humbling River”

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When the Sun Fell Down

And the Moon Fails to Rise.

These are the lyrics running through my head this morning. Planted by the Gary Numan song “When the World comes Apart”. I think I have been making up for lost time consuming as much of his music since I rediscovered this artist with the song and video for “My name is Ruin“.

 

 

 

My Name is Ruin

Gary Numan had that song in the 80’s, “Cars“, which I was minorly fond of but never interested enough to delve further into his music. On one of my YouTube music video binges, his new song, “My Name is Ruin”, came up and I figured “let’s see how his music has changed over the years”. Well let’s just say this song spoke to me in a way that “Cars” never did. It’s powerful, mature, rich, polished yet still with an edge. His daughter Persia performs in this with him too. I have been listening to this every day since I found it, so of course it was expected to show up on it’s own as an earworm, going through my head sometime, and that time was this morning.

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