That Time My iPod Tried to Kill Me

A sequence from today’s (1/31/2008!) shuffle, with excerpts:

“Young Shields” – Casiotone for the Painfully Alone

there’s a shield around us
tell me how is it you’ve found us
cause we hide our tracks & watch the ground
our footfalls they don’t make a sound
we’ve cursed the names of our hometowns
we’re compassless & nowhere bound

“Guiding Light” – The Veils

I’m fine from within
Just better without
This noose around my neck
Is counting me out

[…]

I fought my way in
But I can’t find a way out
Of this weightless regret
Surrounding me now

“New Monkey” – Elliott Smith

Look at your hands unoccupied
Look at the lengths you’ll go to hide
You’re under the veil
Pretending to fail
Gotta whole lot of empty time left to go
Now you’ve gotta fill it with something
I know what you can do don’t you know
Anything is better than nothing

“How Far We’ve Come” – Rob Thomas

I’m waking up at the start of the end of the world,
but its feeling just like every other morning before,
now i wonder what my life is going to mean if it’s gone,
the cars are moving like a half a mile an hour and I
started staring at the passengers who’re waving goodbye
can you tell me what was ever really special about me all this time

[…]

i think it turned ten o’clock but i don’t really know
then i can’t remember caring for an hour or so
started crying and i couldn’t stop myself
i started running but there’s no where to run to
i sat down on the street and took a look at myself
said where you going man you know the world is headed for hell
say your goodbyes if you’ve got someone you can say goodbye to

“Gravedigger” – Dave Matthews

Little Mikey Carson ’67 to ’75
He rode his bike like the devil until the day he died
When he grows up he wants to be Mr. Vertigo on the flying trapeze
Oh, 1940 to 1992–

Gravedigger
When you dig my grave
could you make it shallow
So that I can feel the rain

“Rain When I Die” – Alice in Chains

Is she ready to know my frustration?
What she slippin inside, slow castration
Im a riddle so strong, you cant break me
Did she come here to try, try to take me

Did she call my name?
I think its gonna rain
When I die

“This is How I Disappear” – My Chemical Romance

To un-explain the unforgivable,
Drain all the blood and give the kids a show.
By streetlight, this dark night, a séance down below,
There’s things that I have done,
You never should ever know!

And without you is how I disappear,
And live my life alone forever now.
And without you is how I disappear,
And live my life alone forever now.

“Late” – Ben Folds

When desperate static beats the silence up
A quiet truth to calm you down
The songs you wrote
Got me through a lot
Just wanna tell you that

But it’s too late
It’s too late
No, don’t you know
It’s been too late
For a long time

“You Made Me Forget My Dreams” – Belle & Sebastian

You made me forget my dreams
When I woke up to you sleeping
There was blood on the sheets again
And the view outside the window
Of gardens in bloom
Obscured by all the trouble we had
I think I better make a move

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