Monday, December 14, 2015

Gloria Roubal's Daily Hand Generated Type Phrase #213

If you know me, or if you have read past posts, you know that I am a HUGE fan of Fiona Apple. She is among my very top favorite singer/songwriter/musicians out there. She is so innovative and creative. I love her voice. Her lyrics intrigue me. I am moved by her chord progressions. The production on her recordings is always phenomenal. She is truly unique. I only hope she decides to record another record; she has stated that she doesn't want to do any more recording. It would be such a terrible shame! However, I have her entire catalog of music—at least I think I do... just about, if not completely. I listen to her songs quite regularly.

Her most recent CD, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (super long title!), was released in 2012, and it is quite different from her others in that everything is really stripped down and acoustic in terms of instrumentation and production. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

The first song on the record is called, "Every Single Night." Lyrics are posted below. Today's phrase is an important lyric line from this song.

Here is a LINK to the song on Youtube.

By the way, I'm not the only one who loves this album! From Wikipedia:
The album earned a nomination at the 55th Grammy Awards for Best Alternative Album. The album was named the best album of 2012 by Time Magazine, Stereogum, Spinner, and NPR Music's Fresh AirIt ranked at number 2 on the lists of Consequence of Sound and Entertainment Weekly, number 3 on the lists of USA Today and Pitchfork Media, number 4 on Paste, number 5 in Rolling Stone, number 10 on Idolator, number sixteen in Spin, number seventeen on American Songwriter and Filter, and appeared on NPR's unnumbered list. 
Apple's track "Hot Knife" ranked at number twelve in Rolling Stones 50 Best Songs of 2012 list and "Every Single Night" ranked at number 7 on American Songwriters Top 50 Songs of 2012. In Pitchfork Media's Top 100 Tracks of 2012, "Werewolf" was ranked at number 9 and "Every Single Night" was ranked at number 35.


"Every Single Night"

Every single night
I endure the flight
Of little wings of white-flamed
Butterflies in my brain
These ideas of mine
Percolate the mind
Trickle down the spine
Swarm the belly, swelling to a blaze
That's when the pain comes in
Like a second skeleton
Trying to fit beneath the skin
I can't fit the feelings in
Every single night's alight with my brain

What'd I say to her
Why'd I say it to her
What does she think of me
That I'm not what I ought to be
That I'm what I try not to be
It's got to be somebody else's fault
I can't get caught
If what I am is what I am, cause I does what I does
Then brother, get back, cause my breast's gonna bust open
The rib is the shell and the heart is the yolk and
I just made a meal for us both to choke on
Every single night's a fight with my brain

I just want to feel everything

So I'm gonna try to be still now
Gonna renounce the mill a little while and
If we had a double-king-sized bed
We could move in it and I'd soon forget
That what I am is what I am cause I does what I does
And maybe I'd relax, let my breast just bust open
My heart's made of parts of all that surround me
And that's why the devil just can't get around me
Every single night's alright, every single night's a fight
And every single fight's alright with my brain

I just want to feel everything
I just want to feel everything
I just want to feel everything
I just want to feel everything

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