The Very Tips of Fidelity
by Dan
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The Horrors - "Cold Blooded"

The blues are not enough. God is not enough. Hot kisses are not enough. Hot coffee is not enough. Giving back is not enough. Tipping is not enough. Being lazy for a day is not enough. Going crazy, not enough. Being cool is not enough. Love is not enough, which is hilarious. Vegetables, singing, smoking, sex, I.Q., training, risk, it's not enough. Belly-aching is not enough. Having money is not enough. Having no money is not any better. Grace is not enough. Only this. Only this. [Buy]

Tune-Yards - "Fiya"

I've let loose all my pets, let my plants return to the wild, turned all my clothes into cut-offs. I moved apartments without telling anyone, without making a sound. I've changed cities, left my family in the night, started eating better. I pretend to speak Italian now, I live in paintings, I piss golddust. I take pictures of everything, I collect unfinished sentences, I grow actors in my garden out back, I even hug bums. I'm completely unbearable, insufferable, wrong. But this song still breaks my heart. This song is full of death-row redemption and rose-coloured break-ups.

[It says you can Buy by donation at the site, but there's no link so send an email to tuneyards @ gmail.com. The album is really great]

Posted by Dan at July 14, 2008 2:23 AM
Comments

bum-hugging ... never a bad thing.

Posted by elfie at July 14, 2008 11:12 AM

To whoever does this blog, when you added 'which is hilarious' you filled my entire world with wit-possibilities. Who knows when an unexpected something will fill me with happiness? I expect my current laugh-high to get me through about a week.

Posted by Samuel at July 25, 2008 11:40 PM

The blues are not enough. God is not enough. Hot kisses are not enough. Hot coffee is not enough. Giving back is not enough. Tipping is not enough. Being lazy for a day is not enough. Going crazy, not enough. Being cool is not enough. Love is not enough, which is hilarious.

Posted by yolanda spearman at July 29, 2008 5:00 AM

God is not enough. Hot kisses are not enough. Hot coffee is not enough. Giving back is not enough. Tipping is not enough. Being lazy for a day is not enough. Going crazy, not enough. Being cool is not enough. Love is not enough, which is hilarious.

Posted by sdg at March 4, 2011 7:50 AM

These are great songs. It’s nice to see that other people like them as well.

Posted by Kelly at April 24, 2014 11:30 PM

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