Foo Fighters – Up in Arms

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A couple of days ago, I spent the first sunny day in 3 weeks outside weeding and edging and hedge trimming. I listened to the first 2 Foo Fighters records while doing so. Everytime I listen to The Colour and the Shape, I’m always reminded of how much I love the song Up in Arms. I decided to post about the song so went to YouTube looking for a video. There isn’t an official one but there’s a live version that has loads of hits so I decided to watch.

Oh. My. God. If I were Jim, I’d have passed out on the stage, right at Dave’s feet.

Here’s the  record version –

The Monkees – Me & Magdalena

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I know I already did a post about this song but I really love it and wanted to add lyrics and a note that Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie wrote about writing it.

‘Before The Beatles, before The Velvet Underground and before punk and/or indie rock, The Monkees were the first band I truly loved. Their albums were always on in our home when I was a kid (especially Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.), and I learned to sing alongside them. I spent countless hours in front of the TV in the ’80s watching Monkees reruns wishing I could climb through the screen and be in the show with them. They made being in a band seem so fun — and goddammit, it should be! For these reasons and a million others, I can say with absolutely zero hyperbole that contributing “Me & Magdalena” to this album has been the greatest honor of my career.’

Me and Magdalena
We’re driving south through Monterey
As the sun is slowly sinking
Into a distant ocean wave

And I don’t know if I’ve ever loved any other
Half as I much as I do and this light she’s under

Tell me Magdalena
What do you see in the depths of your mind
Do you see your long lost father
Does he hold you with the hands you remember as a child

But know everything lost will be recovered
When you drift into the arms of the undiscovered

And I don’t know if I’ve ever loved any other
Half as I much as I do and this light she’s under

Me and Magdalena
Always leaving early and sleeping late
Secluded in the canyon
Lost within a turn of fate

But know everything lost will be recovered
When you drift into the arms of the undiscovered

And I don’t know if I’ve ever loved any other
Half as I much as I do and this light she’s under