Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Jamie Fraser Playlist Nirvana

Holy shite, Sassenachs. I've been making a few additions to the playlist tonight and I am SPEECHLESS at just how much musical goodness I found this evening. It's not in order yet; just head down to the bottom and listen to the new stuff. And make sure you read these LYRICS whilst doing so. "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) is SO Roger. I dinna think I can keep a dry eye at some of the other songs. It's like Jamie is speaking from the grave. Where that grave is, I canna be sure...

Big Country - "Look Away"

This time we run
this time we hide
This time we draw on all the fire we have inside.
We need some time to find a place
Where I can wipe away the madness from your face.
Our name is out
our name is known
Our name is everywhere
but who knows where we're flown.
I never meant to kill a man
But I will show you how to live like no one can.
So look away
look away
Hide your eyes from the land where I lie cold.
Look away
look away from the lies in the stories that were told.
Look away
look away from the love that I hide way down deep in my soul.
I met you wild in a snowed up town
When I was waiting tied and bound to be sent down.
Then I broke loose
you weren't around
So I raised banks and trains until I tracked you down.
Now look away
look away
. . .
You followed me why I said no
You lay with me when there was nowhere safe to go.
We made some friends
but now it's done
I always knew that we would never find the sun.
So look away
look away

Simple Minds - "Home"

God gave me travelling shoes, God gave me the wanderer's eye,
God gave me a few gold coins to help me to the other side.
Looked around and said: be careful how small things grow,
God gave me travelling shoes and I knew that it was time to go.

Sent in the ship at night to take me to the hidden port.
Found me the key at last to open up the prison door.
Brought down the blackbird's wings, gifted me with beggar's eyes.
Sent in the jackals to tell me I should say bye, bye, bye.

I'm home, home,
Home, home, home
And I'm home, home,
home, home, home
But I'm miles and miles and miles and miles and miles away
Where can I hide?

God gave me one last chance, gave me one last reprieve.
Jah gave me hunger, gave me the air to breathe.
Gave me one suitcase, gave me one last goodbye
Gave me travelling shoes, without them I would surely die, die, die

Home, home
Home, home, home (2x)

Miles and miles and miles and miles and miles away
Where can i go?
Where can I hide?

Susan Boyle performing "I Dreamed a Dream"

There was a time when men were kind
When their voices were soft
And their words inviting
There was a time when love was blind
And the world was a song
And the song was exciting
There was a time
Then it all went wrong

I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, no wine untasted

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
And they turn your dream to shame

He slept a summer by my side
He filled my days with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride
But he was gone when autumn came

And still I dream he'll come to me
That we will live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather

I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.

Steve Harley - Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)

You've done it all, you've broken every code
And pulled the rebel to the floor
You spoilt the game, no matter what you say
For only metal - what a bore!
Blue eyes, blue eyes, how come you tell so many lies?

Come up and see me, make me smile
Or do what you want, run on wild

There's nothing left, all gone and run away
Maybe you'll tarry for a while
It's just a test, a game for us to play
Win or lose, it's hard to smile
Resist, resist, it's from yourself you have to hide

Come up and see me, make me smile
Or do what you want, run on wild

There ain't no more, you've taken everything
From my believe in Mother Earth
How can you ignore my faith in everything
When I know what Faith is and what it's worth
Away, away, and don't say maybe you'll try

Come up and see me, make me smile
Or do what you want, run on wild

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, Big Country. Now why didn't we think of them before??? Poor Stuart Adamson :(

I may be dating myself (sort of), but I know "Make Me Smile..." because Duran Duran covered it way back in the 80's LOL

Tracey R. said...

Oh holy hell. PLEASE take Susan Boyle off the playlist. I can find you about a billion better versions of I Dreamed I Dream--started with that of the late, lamented Laurie Beechman (who you know I adore). Seriously, Susan friggin Boyle???? Feh.

Tracey R. said...

BTW, where does I Dreamed a Dream fit, anyway? Not sure who it's describing....

Tracey R. said...

Also just noticed Sassy's Duran Duran reference. ROFLMAO--Sassy, are you SURE you don't know Carol from somewhere? You don't even want to get her started about her love for Duran Duran....

Purgatory Carol said...

Sassy, I, too, know Come up and See Me due to our friend Simon LeBon. I am a wee bit of a Duranie. (understatement) Please dinna hold it against me.;)

Tracey I picked Susan Boyle because she's from Scotland. The song isna pairfect.. it's just a general thing I have in my head about Claire and Jamie dreaming about each other while they were apart:

I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high
And life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving
Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, no wine untasted

And oh my god - Jamie having "that type of dream" in prison:

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
And they turn your dream to shame

Le sigh. Find me a better version if you want. But I will admit I like Susan Boyle. I like her story and I hate how she was treated by the media. OK that's all thxbye.

Tracey R. said...

I guess I just don't like the song choice b/c it's about a woman singing about how this great love of her life ended up being a huge bastard and left her and her child alone. LOL I canna believe I would EVER talk you out of using a Les Miz song on a playlist, but this is one of those times.

Now if you WANT a Les Miz song, there are plenty to add. One that comes to mind right off the bat is "Drink With Me" for DIA when Culloden is looking more and more inevitable and they are prepping for battle...

Drink with me to days gone by
Sing with me the songs we knew

Here's to pretty girls who went to our heads.
Here's to witty girls who went to our beds.
Here's to them and here's to you!

Drink with me to days gone by
Can it be you fear to die?
Will the world remember you
When you fall?
Could it be your death
Means nothing at all?
Is your life just one more lie?

Drink with me to days gone by
To the life that used to be

At the shrine of friendship, never say die
Let the wine of friendship never run dry
Here's to you and here's to me

[SOB]

As for Susan Boyle--forgot about the Scottish quality. I just find her annoying--and even more so, the media circus around her. But it's the song I def have problems with....

Purgatory Carol said...

Sorry...

Purgatory Carol said...

PS - I have seen Les Mis but I am not a huge junkie like yourself. So it doesn't have the same connotation - and I don't have the same attachment that you have to its meaning in the show. It's more about the sound of the song... the longing... and a few lyrics here and there. Your lyrics are interesting - I'll listen to it on Playlist.

Anonymous said...

Carol, I won't hold your love for DD against you, if you won't hold it against me. LOL My walls were plastered with them back in the day. I actually saw John Taylor on the plane/in the airport TWICE (well, in one weekend in Feb 2001) My fangirlish-ness for them has waned over the years, but I still love the old stuff. :)

chicacisne said...

Big Country. Fields of Fire, Come back to me, Carry you home, etc etc. and they are really Scottish.