Some of my Favorite Songs

by Jason Voegele

"Find the River", R.E.M. Automatic for the People

Hey now, little speedyhead,
the read on the speedmeter says
you have to go to task in the city
where people drown and people serve.
Don't be shy. Your just deserve
is only just light years to go.

Me, my thoughts are flower strewn
ocean storm, bayberry moon.
I have got to leave to find my way.
Watch the road and memorize
this life that pass before my eyes.
Nothing is going my way.

The ocean is the river's goal,
a need to leave the water knows
We're closer now than light years to go.

I have got to find the river,
bergamot and vetiver
run through my head and fall away.
Leave the road and memorize
this life that pass before my eyes.
Nothing is going my way.

There's no one left to take the lead,
but I tell you and you can see
we're closer now than light years to go.
Pick up here and chase the ride.
The river empties to the tide.
Fall into the ocean.

The river to the ocean goes,
a fortune for the undertow.
None of this is going my way.
There is nothing left to throw
of Ginger, lemon, indigo,
coriander stem and rose of hay.
Strength and courage overrides
the privileged and weary eyes
of river poet search naivete.
Pick up here and chase the ride.
The river empties to the tide.
All of this is coming your way.


"Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town", Pearl Jam Vs.

I seem to recognize your face.
Haunting, familiar yet I can't seem to place it.
Cannot find the candle of thought to light your name.
Lifetimes are catching up with me.
All these changes taking place,
I wish I'd seen the place
But no one's ever taken me.
Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away (x2)
I swear I recognize your breath.
Memories like fingerprints are slowly raising.
Me you wouldn't recall for I'm not my former;
It's hard when your stuck upon the shelf.
I changed by not changing at all.
Small town predicts my fate.
Perhaps that's what no one wants to see.
I just want to scream "Hello".
My god its been so long never dreamed you'd return,
But now here you are and here I am...
Hearts and thoughts they fade away
Hearts and thoughts they fade fade away (x2)
Hearts and thoughts they fade away yea
Hearts and thoughts they fade fade away (x3)
Hearts and thoughts they fade


"Given to Fly", Pearl Jam Yield

He could've tuned in, tuned in but he tuned out
A bad time nothing could save him
Alone in a corridor waiting locked out
He got up out of there ran for hundreds of miles
He made it to the ocean had a smoke in a tree
The wind rose up set him down on his knee

A wave came crashing like a fist to the jaw
Delivered him wings "Hey, look at me now..."
Arms wide open with the sea as his floor
Oh, oh oh... he's flying! High! Wide!

He floated back down 'cause he wanted to share
His key to the locks on the chains he saw everywhere
But first he was stripped, and then he was stabbed
By faceless men, well fuckers...he still stands

And he still gives his love, he just gives it away
The love he receives is the love that is saved
And sometimes is seen in a strange spot in the sky
A human being that was given to fly...


"All Apologies", Nirvana In Utero

What else should I be?
All apologies.
What else could I say?
Everyone is gay.
What else could I write?
I don't have the right.
What else should I be?
All apologies.

In the sun
In the sun I feel as one
In the sun
In the sun
Im married
Buried

I wish I was like you,
Easily amused.
Find my nest of salt,
Everything is my fault.
I'll take all the blame,
Aqua seafoam shame.
Sunburn with freezer burn.
Choking on the ashes of her enemy.

In the sun
In the sun I feel as one
In the sun
In the sun
Im married
Buried
Married
Buried
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are
All in all is all we all are


"Mayonaise", Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream

Fool enough to almost be it
Cool enough to not quite see it
Doomed
Pick your pockets full of sorrow
And run away with me tomorrow
June

We'll try and ease the pain
But somehow we'll feel the same
Well, no one knows
Where our secrets go

I send a heart to all my dearies
When your life is so, so dreary
Dream
I'm rumored to the straight and narrow
While the harlots of my perils
Scream

And I fail
But when I can, I will
Try to understand
That when I can, I will

Mother weep the years I'm missing
All our time can't be given
Back
Shut my mouth and strike the demons
That cursed you and your reasons
Out of hand and out of season
Out of love and out of feeling
So bad

When I can, I will
Words defy the plans
When I can, I will

Fool enough to almost be it
And cool enough to not quite see it
And old enough to always feel this
Always old, I'll always feel this

No more promise no more sorrow
No longer will I follow
Can anybody hear me
I just want to be me!
When I can, I will
Try to understand
That when I can, I will


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