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March 22, 2010

FAVORITE OLD SONGS 19: NORMAN BATES (1981) — LANDSCAPE

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 10:09 pm
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  1. This is my reply to Vespertine in my bilingual blog:
    http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2010/03/favorite-old-songs-19-norman-bates-1981.html

    Thank you for recommending me UNDER THE SHEETS. I like this song very much. I like its music video, too.

    As for songs about characters in films, I also like GEORGINA by Chumbawumba. It is about the heroine of THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE, AND HER LOVER.

    “Georgina’s cooking supper for her husband
    All her friends are coming round to see the show
    Because the thief she calls her husband wont’t be hungry
    When he see’s what’s on the end of his fork

    Georgina isn’t asking anymore
    And her lover isn’t isn’t asking anymore
    And the cook isn’t asking anymore
    Since the thief met a bullet on the way to the floor

    Georgin’s got a timebomb in her stomach
    She knows that any minute now it’s going to blow
    With all the pain and the silence that she feeds on
    With all the hurt that her bruises can’t show

    Georgina isn’t asking anymore
    And her lover isn’t isn’t asking anymore
    And the cook isn’t asking anymore
    Since the thief met a bullet on the way to the floor

    Georgina’s got an appetite for vengeance
    And she sings all the songs from “Oliver”
    But she won’t be wanting seconds any more
    As she thightens up the grip on her trigger finger

    Georgina isn’t asking anymore
    And her lover isn’t isn’t asking anymore
    And the cook isn’t asking anymore
    Since the thief met a bullet on the way to the floor”

    Comment by celinejulie — March 24, 2010 @ 10:26 am

  2. As for songs about domestic violence, I also love FIRE ON BABYLON by Sinead O’Connor and IN YOUR CARE by Tasmin Archer.

    FIRE ON BABYLON

    She took my father from my life oh
    Took my sister and brothers oh
    I watched her torturing my child
    Feeble I was then but now I’m grown
    Fire on Babylon
    Oh yes a change has come
    Fire on Babylon
    Fire
    Fire
    Fire
    She’s taken everything I liked
    She’s taken every lover oh
    And all along she gave me lies
    Just to make me think I loved her
    Fire on Babylon
    Oh yes a change has come
    Look what she did to her son
    Fire
    Fire
    Fire on
    Life’s backwards
    Life’s backwards
    People turn around
    The house is burned
    The house is burned
    The children are gone
    Fire
    Fire
    Fire on Babylon
    Oh yes a change has come
    Fire on Babylon
    Fire
    Fire, oh
    Fire, oh
    Fire on Babylon
    Oh yes a change has come
    Look what she did to her son
    Look what she did to her son
    Fire, haha
    Fire, haha
    Fire
    Fire
    Fire, aha
    Fire on Babylon
    Fire on Babylon

    Comment by celinejulie — March 24, 2010 @ 10:26 am

  3. IN YOUR CARE

    the light is fading from my room
    as night time comes around too soon
    i’m so afraid
    swollen eyes portray my pain
    as tears fall like the summer rain
    I’m so alone

    son of a bitch you broke my heart
    i need a little loving
    to take away the pain
    how could you let me down?
    when i’m in your care

    i pull the covers to myself
    drink and smoke upon his breath
    i close my eyes
    again i pray to god above
    what have i done to lose his love?
    am i to blame?

    when i am dreaming
    i can call out
    no one hears
    father
    i’m falling from your heart in tears

    hush little baby don’t you cry
    daddy’s going to sing you a lullaby
    to show he cares
    but you must keep our secret safe
    is this love or is this hate?
    i feel so scared

    Comment by celinejulie — March 24, 2010 @ 10:27 am

  4. This is my reply to Vespertine in my bilingual blog:
    http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2010/03/favorite-old-songs-19-norman-bates-1981.html

    I love the name “Tasmin Archer”. I think it sounds very beautiful. Your experience reminds me of my own experience when I started listening to pop music enthusiastically in the late 1980’s. One’s taste of music changes with time. I remember that my friends and I didn’t like Soul II Soul’s songs (KEEP ON MOVIN and BACK TO LIFE) at all in 1989, but in 1990, we unknowingly had become addicted to Soul II Soul’s music and have never been cured from this addiction until now. I also remember that in 1989 I preferred New Kids on the Block to Spandau Ballet, and changed my opinion completely a year later.

    Comment by celinejulie — March 25, 2010 @ 10:08 pm

  5. This is my reply to PC in my bilingual blog:
    http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2010/03/favorite-old-songs-19-norman-bates-1981.html

    Thank you for the link to WARM LEATHERETTE by The Normal. I hadn’t heard of this song before, and I haven’t seen CRASH (David Cronenberg) yet. But I think this song is good and is a representative of the same kind of music as NORMAN BATES. I think this kind of music has a charm of its own.

    As for songs inspired by novels, my most favorite one is, of course, WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Kate Bush:

    Out on the wiley, windy moors
    We’d roll and fall in green
    You had a temper, like my jealousy
    Too hot, too greedy
    How could you leave me?
    When I needed to possess you?
    I hated you, I loved you too

    Bad dreams in the night
    They told me I was going to lose the fight
    Leave behind my wuthering, wuthering
    Wuthering Heights

    (Chorus) Heathcliff, its me, Cathy come home
    I’m so cold, let me in-a-your window

    Oh it gets dark, it gets lonely
    On the other side from you
    I pine alot, I find the lot
    Falls through without you
    I’m coming back love, cruel Heathcliff
    My one dream, my only master

    Too long I roam in the night
    I’m coming back to his side to put it right
    I’m coming home to wuthering, wuthering,
    Wuthering Heights

    (Chorus)
    Oh let me have it, let me grab your soul away
    Oh let me have it, let me grab your soul away
    You know it’s me, Cathy
    (Chorus)

    Comment by celinejulie — March 27, 2010 @ 5:58 am

  6. This is my reply to Vespertine in my bilingual blog:
    http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2010/03/favorite-old-songs-19-norman-bates-1981.html

    I love BASIC INSTINCT 2 (2006, Michael Caton-Jones, A+). I’m glad to know that there is someone writing about some interesting things about this film. I just found out that Leora Barish and Henry Bean, the screenwriters of BASIC INSTINCT 2, are also the screenwriters of WINDOW SHOPPING (1986, Chantal Akerman, A).

    Comment by celinejulie — March 28, 2010 @ 7:21 am


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