Don’t Stop The Music

Don’t Stop The Music
Rihanna

Do you know what you started
I just came here to party
But now we’re rockin on the dancefloor
Acting naughty
Your hands around my waist
Just let the music play
We’re hand in hand
Chest to chest
And now we’re face to face

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Script For A Jester's TearSometime back in the earl 80’s I was lent 3 Vinyl LP’s by my friend Ian Holland. These 3 LP’s probably changed my outlook on music for the rest of my life. They were like nothing I had hear before. And that change made me open to all sorts of music from that point on. Those 3 LP’s were by and they were Script for a Jester’s Tear, Fugazi, and . I loved the intricacy of the music and the complexity of Fish’s lyrics. completed a perfect suite of albums.

Fish left in 1988.

In 1989 Marillion released their first album with new singer , . It was an excellent follow up album to Clutching and a good start for the new band member. This was followed by which I wasn’t that keen on. However in 1994 they release Brave which was a masterpiece. From that point on I kept religiously buying Marillion albums up until Marbles.

Fish however brought out in 1990, which was ok. He followed this with in 1991 which was less ok. So when Suits came out in 1994, I left it and stopped listening.

A few weeks ago I realised that there were 2 Marillion albums that I didn’t have and 6 Fish albums. So I went to their respective web sites and ordered the missing back catalogue.

I listened to all the Fish Albums and they are shit. They get progressively better but not enough. At the beginning he is let down by poor musicians and although that starts to change you realise that actually Fish is a crap lyricist. Now, to just type that goes against everything I had ever believed about him from the Marillion era, but it seems that when he left Marillion, he was moving his lyrics into a more serious and possibly literary medium. He is a good poet but they just don’t make good songs. So many times it seems that he is straining to make a lyric fit to the music. The words just don’t appear to flow with the melody. The verse lines are often too long and thus all the expected rhymes are in the wrong place or not there at all. This is most noticable in that, with the the few songs that are actually good, the lyric seems to break down to a more punchier and snappier format. I just wonder if he is missing a group of talented musicians who can get him inline. Someone not afraid to tell him to edit to a song format when needed. It’s a shame because it’s the first time I have ever bought music that I was really unhappy with.

The Marillion albums are great. They are a perfect addition to my music library.

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Sometimes it Snows in April

Tracy died soon after a long fought civil war,
just after I’d wiped away his last tear
I guess he’s better off than he was before,
A whole lot better off than the fools he left here
I used 2 cry 4 Tracy because he was my only friend
Those kind of cars don’t pass u every day
I used 2 cry 4 Tracy because I wanted to see him again,
But sometimes sometimes life ain’t always the way…

Sometimes it snows in April
Sometimes I feel so bad, so bad
Sometimes I wish life was never ending,
and all good things, they say, never last

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Strange Relationship

I guess U know me well, I don’t like winter
But I seem 2 get a kick out of doing U cold
Oh, what the hell, U always surrender
What’s this strange relationship that we hold on 2?
Baby I just can’t stand 2 see U happy
More than that I hate 2 see U sad
Honey if U left me I just might do something rash
What’s this strange relationship?

I came and took your love, I took your body
I took all the self respect U ever had
I took U 4 a ride and baby I’m sorry
The more U love me sugar, the more it makes me mad
Baby I just can’t stand 2 see U happy
More than that I hate 2 see U sad
Honey if U left me I just might do something rash
What’s this strange relationship?

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Raspberry Beret

I was working part time in a five-and-dime
My boss was Mr. McGee
He told me several times that he didn’t like my kind
‘Cause I was a bit 2 leisurely

Seems that I was busy doing something close 2 nothing
But different than the day before
That’s when I saw her, Ooh, I saw her
She walked in through the out door, out door

She wore a raspberry beret
The kind U find in a second hand store
Raspberry beret
And if it was warm she wouldn’t wear much more
Raspberry beret
I think I love her

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