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Monday, 10 May 2004
For a couple of days now, Bill Murray has been singing his sad, soulful version of Roxy Music’s “More Than This” in my head:
I could feel at the time
There was no way of knowin'
Fallen leaves in the night
Who can say where they're blowin'
As free as the wind
Hopefully learnin'
Why the sea on the tide
Has no way of turnin'
More than this
You know there's nothing
More than this
Tell me one thing
More than this
There's nothing
And sometimes that fades out so that The Beta Band can sing “It’s Over” to me:
She's been switched on inside my head
An imaginary friend sittin' by my bed
Taking pictures of my soul
All the angles no one could know
I thought an eagle was seein' through my eyes
I thought everybody turnin' into spies
Reassures the only aim of my life
Please reassure me that I'm doing all right
No more calls on the telephone
She's been turned off and I'm all alone
She's been switched off inside my head
An imaginary friend sittin' by my bed
And then sometimes that fades out so that, inside my head, a sweet female voice joins the Thievery Corporation to sing “Heaven’s Gonna Burn Your Eyes”:
Do you applaud fear
Do you hold it near
Are you afraid to live your life
The way I perceive
In my arms I'll catch you
Do you mind if I always love you
Heaven's gonna burn your eyes
You'll see
In my dreams
I'll catch you
Into my arms
I'll catch you
Do you mind if I always love you
Heaven's gonna burn your eyes
Sounds like I need a healthy dose of John Lennon
posted to /life at 6:10pm :: 4 responses



Hatchjaw had this to say (05/10/2004 20:54:44):
"there's nothing more than this" - zen, no? (is there a buddhist in the house?)
katya had this to say (05/12/2004 09:28:37):
That's one of my favorite moments in that movie. You made me get that song in my head for the last 24 hours now. Thanks.

At least it supplanted "On the Wings of Love." Oh wait - no. "On the Wings of Love" is back. With a vengeance. It's amazing how speaking/typing it's name fuels the pure evil that is that song.
katya had this to say (05/17/2004 09:54:45):
I listed to "More Than This" a bunch of times on repeat this weekend. At the end of the weekend, the battle between it and "On the Wings of Love" ended and I'm sad to say that "On the Wings of Love" was the victor. (This will make it worse to hear but it was the Clay Aiken version, not the James Ingram version.) I think I need to be kidnapped and reprogrammed in some sort of "A Clockwork Orange" kind of way.

By the way, Mark subscribes to PC World and I saw a picture of you in the table of contents promoting the online edition. Stupidly, I flipped through the entire magazine thinking I'd see your column. I already looked up your column though a few weeks ago after we had lunch.
mac had this to say (06/25/2004 00:30:29):
the female voice with TC is icelandic beauty Emiliana Torrini

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