Friday Funnies: special music edition

3 Oct

What earworms do you have wiggling around in your head?  What’s been the most annoying one you’ve ever had?


Speaking of music, there’s this song that I’ve really liked lately that always just kind of makes me happy when I hear it.  I’ve never really paid attention to the lyrics, so I googled them and was surprised to find that they’re really kind of sad.  The song still somehow sounds hopeful and even somewhat cheery to me.

Into the Ocean by Blue October—What do you think?

I’m just a normal boy
That sank when I fell overboard
My ship would leave the country
But I’d rather swim ashore

Without a life vest I’d be stuck again
Wish I was much more masculine
Maybe then I could learn to swim
Like ‘fourteen miles away’

Now floating up and down
I spin, colliding into sound
Like whales beneath me diving down
I’m sinking to the bottom of my
Everything that freaks me out
The lighthouse beam has just run out
I’m cold as cold as cold can be
be

I want to swim away but don’t know how
Sometimes it feels just like I’m falling in the ocean
Let the waves up take me down
Let the hurricane set in motion… yeah
Let the rain of what I feel right now…come down
Let the rain come down

Where is the coastguard
I keep looking each direction
For a spotlight, give me something
I need something for protection
Maybe flotsam junk will do just fine
the jetsam sunk, I’m left behind
I’m treading for my life believe me
(How can I keep up this breathing)

Not knowing how to think
I scream aloud, begin to sink
My legs and arms are broken down
With envy for the solid ground
I’m reaching for the life within me
How can one man stop his ending
I thought of just your face
Relaxed, and floated into space

I want to swim away but don’t know how
Sometimes it feels just like I’m falling in the ocean
Let the waves up take me down
Let the hurricane set in motion… yeah
Let the rain of what I feel right now…come down
Let the rain come down

Now waking to the sun
I calculate what I had done
Like jumping from the bow (yeah)
Just to prove I knew how (yeah)
It’s midnight’s late reminder of
The loss of her, the one I love
My will to quickly end it all
Set front row in my need to fall

Into the ocean, end it all
Into the ocean, end it all
Into the ocean, end it all
into the ocean…end it all

[Zayra]
Into the ocean (goodbye) end it all (goodbye)
Into the ocean (goodbye) end it all (goodbye)
Into the ocean (goodbye) end it all (goodbye)

I want to swim away but don’t know how
Sometimes it feels just like I’m falling in the ocean
Let the waves up take me down
Let the hurricane set in motion (yeah)
Let the rain of what I feel right now…come down
Let the rain come down

Into the ocean (goodbye) end it all (goodbye)
In to space
I thought of just your face

Are there any sad songs that cheer you up?  Hmm…I think I’m hearing a whispering of Sir EJ somewhere in the back of my mind.

14 Responses to “Friday Funnies: special music edition”

  1. cheryl October 3, 2008 at 7:21 am #

    I’ve always liked this song. But now, I cannot, for the life of me, remember what video/movie/thing-a-ma-jig I heard it in where I was like “Ooh! I love this song!” But I know it was something fairly trendy. Or popular.

    The sad songs that cheer me up:
    “Forever Young” by Alphaville (it’s sad because we can’t be Forever Young. Or can we?)
    “February Song” by Josh Groban because it reminds me of my depression.
    “Sunday Bloody Sunday” by U2
    “Rainy Days and Monday” by the Carpenters
    “The Freshmen” by Verve Pipe (makes me think of my senior year in hs)
    “Yesterday” by the Beatles
    “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” by Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond (which is weird because this song is really sad).
    “Alone” by Heart
    and all of those Bon Jovi ones.

  2. Debbie October 3, 2008 at 8:13 am #

    My step-mther gets “It’s a Small World” stuck in her head so every few months I like to call her up and greet her by singing that. I’m sure she loves that. Sometimes I get the theme song to that H.R. Puffenstuff cartoon from 100 yeras ago stuck in my head. Now that is annoying.

  3. flip flop mama October 3, 2008 at 8:22 am #

    Today it’s the song from the DVD I just borrowed for Boogers about strangers. I’m glad she likes the movie, but heaven help me! LOL

    I haven’t heard that Blue October song before but it’s good. Hmmm, sad songs that make me feel better…..
    Definitely “Alone” by Heart is top on the list
    “All out of Love” by Air Supply
    “Boston” by Augustana
    “I started a Joke” by the BeeGees (don’t laugh at me!)
    “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning” by Carly Simon from Sleepless in Seattle
    “Rainy Days and Mondays” by the Carpenters
    And I echo the Bon Jovi sentiment by Cheryl.

    Okay I should stop now. Everyone’s gonna know how much I love cheesy love songs!

  4. cheryl October 3, 2008 at 8:29 am #

    Flip flop-
    I love cheesy love songs, too. No shame, no shame!

  5. madhousewife October 3, 2008 at 9:27 am #

    Well, thanks to Debbie, I’m now going to be singing,

    HR! Puffenstuff! Who’s your friend when things get rough?
    HR! Puffenstuff! You can’t do a little ’cause you can’t do enough!

    And here’s Pearl Jam singing an incomprehensible version thereof. Who knew?

  6. Mother of the Wild Boys October 3, 2008 at 10:10 am #

    I just love that Rat…he’s totally my soul-mate.

  7. bythelbs October 3, 2008 at 2:19 pm #

    cheryl and flip—Nothin’ wrong with cheesy songs. Sometimes it’s the cheese that brings the smile.

    Debbie—I like the way you think.

    Mad—That Pearl Jam video is trippy. And how come I don’t remember HR Puffenstuff? I mean, I know what it is, but I think mostly from hearing other people talk about it. Did we watch it?

    Mother—Gotta love Rat.

  8. Alison Wonderland October 3, 2008 at 3:14 pm #

    I love sad songs that don’t sound like sad songs. That was always one of the things that I loved about Beautiful South. Who else is going to set a story that’s a cross between Psycho and the Tell Tale Heart to an up-tempo little tune?

  9. Susan M October 3, 2008 at 3:42 pm #

    Geeze, a music post and my brain is too fried to think of anything. Well, I keep thinking of “The Lucky One” by Alison Krauss, but it’s more sarcastic than it is sad.

  10. Susan M October 3, 2008 at 3:55 pm #

    Oh, you know who does sad so well it makes me happy? Patty Griffin.

  11. patience October 4, 2008 at 5:46 am #

    Earworms–I like that term. My current earworm is “My Lovely Horse” from a BBC comedy called “Father Ted.”

    I can’t stop singing it.

  12. patience October 4, 2008 at 5:49 am #

    PS, I like that Blue October song.

  13. cornnut32 October 5, 2008 at 10:59 am #

    my favorite sad songs are:
    “sara beth” by rascal flatts

    “the lighthouse’s tale” by nickel creek (actually i pretty much love everything by nickel creek)

    “across the universe” by the beatles
    “holes in the floor of heaven” by steve wariner

    “holy water” by big and rich

    “don’t laugh at me” by mark willshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3_JvChXL7o&feature=related

    i could go on forever. i love sad songs…

  14. Mother of the Wild Boys October 17, 2008 at 7:42 pm #

    Ok, it took me like almost two weeks, but I finally thought of a sad song that makes me rock out…it’s called “If you don’t love me I’ll kill myself” by Pete Drodge. You have to check it out, it has an awesome cowbell solo. 😀

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