(Sort of) Singalong Saturday, October 3rd

I like to walk around London as much as I can. I often walk the three miles from school to Bond Street after work, past the leisure centre and the library, heading south watching as the multimillion pound houses give way to the Outer Circle of Regent's Park (a.k.a. jogger central!), then striding down Baker Street, with all the shiny windows and bijou eateries, before hitting Oxford Street (always having a good peer in the windows of Selfridges as I go past).

As I do this, I listen to my iPod. And lately, two or three songs keep sticking in my head and making me listen over and over again. So, here are the lyrics and videos (just the vid for the last one)...I hope you like them!

"Laughing With", by Regina Spektor.


No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one’s laughing at God
When they’re starving or freezing or so very poor

No one laughs at God when the doctor calls
After some routine tests
No one’s laughing at God
when it’s gotten real late
And their kid’s not back from that party yet

No one laughs at God when their airplane
Starts to uncontrollably shake
No one’s laughing at God
When they see the one they love hand in hand
with someone else and they hope that they’re mistaken
No one laughs at God when the cops knock on their door
And they say “We’ve got some bad new, sir,”
No one’s laughing at God
When there’s a famine, fire or flood

But God can be funny
At a cocktail party while listening to a good God-themed joke or
When the crazies say he hates us
and they get so red in the head
You think that they’re about to choke
God can be funny
When told he’ll give you money if you just pray the right way
And when presented like a genie
Who does magic like Houdini
Or grants wishes like Jiminy Cricket and Santa Claus

God can be so hilarious
Ha ha, ha ha

No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one’s laughing at God
when they’ve lost all they got
And they don’t know what for

No one laughs at God on the day they realize
that the last sight they’ll ever see is a pair of hateful eyes
No one’s laughing at God
When they’re saying their goodbyes

But God can be funny
At a cocktail party while listening to a good God-themed joke or
When the crazies say he hates us and they get so red in the head
you think that they’re about to choke
God can be funny
When told he’ll give you money if you just pray the right way
And when presented like a genie
Who does magic like Houdini
Or grants wishes like Jiminy Cricket and Santa Claus
God can be so hilarious

No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
(repeat)
No one’s laughing at God in a hospital
No one’s laughing at God in a war

No one’s laughing at God
When they’re starving or freezing or so very poor

No one’s laughing at God
(repeat)
We’re all “laughing with God”

"Busby Berkeley Dreams" by The Magnetic Fields.



"I should have forgotten you long ago
But you're in every song I know
Whining and pining is wrong and so
On and so forth, of course of course,
But no, you can't have a divorce

I haven't seen you in ages
But it's not as bleak as it seems
We still dance on whirling stages
In my Busby Berkeley dreams
The tears have stained all the pages
Of my True Romance magazines
We still dance in my outrageously beautiful
Busby Berkeley dreams

And now you want to leave me for good
I refuse to believe you could
You forget we're not made of wood
Well darling you may do your worst
Because you'll have to kill me first

I haven't seen you in ages
But it's not as bleak as it seems
We still dance on whirling stages
In my Busby Berkeley dreams
The tears have stained all the pages
Of my True Romance magazines
We still dance in my outrageously beautiful
Busby Berkeley dreams

Do you think it's dangerous
To have Busby Berkeley dreams?"


And a silly one to finish.... "Robots" by Flight of the Conchords.



Well, now it's time to go get on with the weekend - a haircut in a wee bit (if I can get a slot). Then off to see 'Fame' with Katie Boo (we have legwarmers!). This evening Matthew returns from the north, and then tomorrow is chilling before another busy week....hope you have a lovely one!

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5 comments:

  1. Love those lyrics (but couldn't access the videos). I especially liked the line about the genie and Houdini. :)

    Have fun at FAME! I hope you get up and sing/dance in the aisles!!

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  2. I'm so jealous. Wait! I'll be there in 7 weeks!

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  3. LOL Love that you are wearing legwarmers to Fame!

    I should probably listen to Regina sometime. All I know is her song with my dearest Ben.

    The humans are dead!

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  4. Ohhh enjoy Fame!!! Love the legwarmers, I bought myself a pair last year but haven't rocked them yet!

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