The Wallflowers – Beautiful Side of Somewhere

The Wallflowers, a rock band from Los Angeles, led by Jakob Dylan, son of Bob Dylan, one of the influential bands in the rock music industry in the 90′s..

The original members of the Wallflowers started off in 1989 included Jakob Dylan (vocals and guitar), Barrie Maguire (bass guitar and vocals), Peter Yanowitz (drums and percussion), Rami Jaffee (keyboards and vocals), and Tobi Miller (guitar)..

They have won 2 Grammy Awards for the single “One Headlight” in 1998 for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “One Headlight”, and Jakob Dylan was awarded Best Rock Song..

This song “Beautiful Side of Somewhere” is taken from their 2005 album Rebel, Sweetheart..

IMHO, I think this song is about one has to leave the other due to unforeseen circumstances, such as illness that causes death..Do correct me if I’m wrong because this is just my opinion..

Anyhow, it’s a beautiful song, the “Beautiful Side of Somewhere” with music video and lyrics..

    The Wallflowers – Beautiful Side of Somewhere music video

    The Wallflowers – Beautiful Side of Somewhere on David Letterman

The Wallflowers – Beautiful Side of Somewhere

Tomorrow is gonna make you cry
It’s gonna to make you kneel
Before it breaks you from inside
Still pressing on
Arm over arm
Still trying to get both feet back onto the ground
They are harvesting these fields in autumn.
We’re different now than when we started

I am ready to wake up
There in the exodus
On the beautiful side of somewhere baby

There on the pavement
Underneath the yellow moon
I think of you
And just how easily we bruise
The folded address in my pocket i have stuffed
Trying to believe for you
That the bottom didn’t drop
I am on the platform
Covered with dust
I pray they take the both of us

I am ready to wake up
There in the exodus
On the beautiful side of somewhere baby
I am ready to come down
To see us both somehow
On the beautiful side of somewhere someday

Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks

Foster the People is an fast-rising American indie band formed in 2009..I’ve always thought they were from the UK..

Foster the People‘s members Mark Foster (vocals, keyboards, piano, synthesizers, guitar, programming, percussion), Mark Pontius (drums and extra percussion), and Cubbie Fink (bass and backing vocals) formed the band while in their mid-twenties, in Los Angeles..

I would say the type of music they played are pretty much ‘unique’ in the American market but considered normal in the UK market..

On the first attempt on their first single, ‘Pumped Up Kicks’, one might say they sound like MGMT + early-Blur-era + Peter, Bjorn, John + Goldfrapp-male version, and the likes of Blur in their early years..

Their first studio album, ‘Torches’ is released in May 2011..

All songs are written by Mark Foster except for ‘Call It What You Want’, ‘Life On The Nickel’ (Mark Foster and Paul Epworth), and ‘Miss You’ (Mark Foster and Zach Heiligman)..

I would say if you are a Barsonic-goer, it’s pretty safe to say you would enjoy their album..

Been listening to FTP before it went viral on local airwaves..Their other tracks such as ‘Helena Beat’, ‘Call It What You Want‘, and others are pretty good too, if you are into that kinda music..Like I’ve said, not your common type of music..

Here are the music video and lyrics for ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ by Foster the People..

Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks

David Choi cover – Pumped Up Kicks

Weezer cover – Pumped Up Kicks (rock version)

Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks Lyrics

Robert’s got a quick hand.
He’ll look around the room, he won’t tell you his plan.
He’s got a rolled cigarette, hanging out his mouth he’s a cowboy kid.
Yeah he found a six shooter gun.
In his dads closet hidden in a box of fun things, and I don’t even know what.
But he’s coming for you, yeah he’s coming for you.

[Chorus x2:]
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks you’d better run, better run, outrun my gun.
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks you’d better run, better run, faster than my bullet.

Daddy works a long day.
He be coming home late, yeah he’s coming home late.
And he’s bringing me a surprise.
‘Cause dinner’s in the kitchen and it’s packed in ice.
I’ve waited for a long time.
Yeah the slight of my hand is now a quick pull trigger,
I reason with my cigarette,
And say your hair’s on fire, you must have lost your wits, yeah.

[Chorus x2:]
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks you’d better run, better run, outrun my gun.
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks you’d better run, better run, faster than my bullet.

[Whistling]

[Chorus x4:]
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks you’d better run, better run, outrun my gun.
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks you’d better run, better run, faster than my bullet.

Goldfrapp – Rocket

Goldfrapp is an English electronic music duo consists of Alison Goldfrapp (vocal/synthesizer) and Will Gregory (synthesizer)..

They were formed in 1999 but only gained international success in 2005 with their third album, Supernature..

Goldfrapp has been changing its musical style from time to time and is now more incorporated as an electronic music band..

That being said, Goldfrapp has made themselves quite a name as a dance band..So don’t be surprised if you heard any in the clubs or discos..

“Rocket” is the first single from its fifth album, Head First (2010)..This song has a heavy influence of 80′s music and culture..

IMO, it’s a very nice song with a soothing and joyous rhythm to it that will makes you move your body and lip-syncing the lyrics..

It’s something that may even bring the younger generations explore more into the 80′s music..

Here’s the lyrics and music video for “Rocket” by Goldfrapp..

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJppnG1tflU]

Goldfrapp – Rocket

starting something, thought it could be fun
i started something, couldn’t go wrong

danger, heartache, i’d always knew
there’s no winner, in this game you lose

but i still wanna know how she got in the door uninvited

oo-ooh i got a rocket
oo-ooh you’re going on it
oo-ooh you’re never coming back

this is secrets, stories unfold
flow by pleasure, losing control

danger, heartache, something has died
no good pretending, i’m leaving this time

but i still wanna know how she got in the door uninvited

oo-ooh i got a rocket
oo-ooh you’re going on it
oo-ooh you’re never coming back

oo-ooh i got a rocket
oo-ooh you’re going on it
[- From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/g/goldfrapp-lyrics/rocket-lyrics.html -]
oo-ooh you’re never coming back

you’re never coming back
you’re never coming back again no no
you’re going out on your own

you’re never coming back
you’re never coming back again oh no
you’re going out on your own

oo-ooh i got a rocket
oo-ooh you’re going on it
oo-ooh you’re never coming back

oo-ooh i got a rocket
oo-ooh you’re going on it
oo-ooh you’re never coming back
(you’re never coming back)

5-4-3-2-1
we have lift off

Third Eye Blind – Deep Inside Of You

Third Eye Blind, a name which makes most 80′s babies turning their heads to the name of the band, what’s more if it’s their songs..

My favourite band of all time when the catchy tune of “Semi-Charmed Life” hits the airwaves non-stop back in 1997 with their first album, Third Eye Blind..


*Third Eye Blind album cover*

The band’s current members are Stephan Jenkins (vocals, guitar), Benjamin “Kryz” Reid (guitar), Abe Millet (bass), and Brad Hargreaves (drums, percussions)..

I still remember the old members during my time of Kevin Cadogan, Arion Salazar, Tony Fredianelli, Micheal Urbano, and John Slater..


*Old members*

I know, the name of the vocalist sounds familiar..If you didn’t know, my nickname Jenkin Yat is taken from the vocalist, Stephan Jenkins, since 2000..

The band is still around but their new albums didn’t fare too well if compared to the first album and the second album, Blue (1999)..

This song is taken from the Blue album and I must say it’s one of my favourite English songs of all time, period..

You can follow them on Twitter for their tours and gigs updates on twitter.com/3eb..

Here’s the music video and lyric for Third Eye Blind‘s Deep Inside Of You..

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWnpjIs4o2k]

Third Eye Blind – Deep Inside Of You

When we met, light was shed
Thoughts free flow
You said you’ve got something
Deep inside of you

A wind chime voice sounds
Sway of your hips ’round rings true
It goes deep inside of you
These secret garden beams
Change my life so it seems

A fall breeze blows outside
I don’t break stride
Thoughts are warm
And they go deep inside of you

Oh yeah
Well I never felt alone
Alright
Oh oh uh, oh oh uh
Till I met you

Friends say I’ve changed
I don’t listen
‘Cause I live to be
Deep inside of you

Slide up her dress
Shouts in darkness
I’m so alive

I’m deep inside of you
You said boy made girl feel good
But still, deep inside

Still
I never felt alone, till I met you
I’m alright on my own
And then I met you
And I’d know what to do
If I just knew, what’s comin’

I would change myself if I could
I walk with my people if I could find them
And I’d say that I’m sorry to you
I’m sorry to you

And I don’t wanna call you
But then I wanna call you
‘Cause I don’t wanna crush you
But I feel like crushing you

And it’s true, I took for granted
You were with me
I breathe by your looks
And you look right through me

(We were broken)
(Didn’t know it)
(We were broken)
(Didn’t know it)
(We were broken)
(Didn’t know it)
(We were broken)
(Didn’t know it)

(Lies, all lies)
(That’s right)
(All)

Somethings gone
You’re withdrawn
I’m not strong, like before
I was deep inside of you

I can go nowhere
I burn candles and stare
At a ghost
Deep inside of you

And some great need in me
Starts to bleed, I’ve lost myself
There’s nothin’ left, it’s all gone
Deep inside of you

Deep inside of you
Mmmm
Deep inside of you

Goo Goo Dolls – Name

Goo Goo Dolls, a familiar name in the alternative rock scene back in the early 90′s and is still going strong til now..

They weren’t quite a name until their very breakthrough success in this song, “Name”, a single in their 5th album “A Boy Named Goo”, released in 1995..

Goo Goo Dolls now consists of John Rzeznik (guitarist, lead/backing vocal), Robby Takac (bass, backing/lead vocal), and Mike Malinin (drums, percussions)..

Ever since their “first-hit” in “Name”, they have been doing great and quite successful especially with the help of “Iris”, another single that shot them to immediate stardom with 3 Grammy nominations in 1998..

Now here is the music video of “Name” by Goo Goo Dolls with its lyrics..

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHaBc0sLwE0]

Goo Goo Dolls – Name

And even though the moment passed me by
I still can’t turn away
Cuz all the dreams you never thought you’d lose
Got tossed along the way
And letters that you never meant to send
Got lost or thrown away

And now we’re grown up orphans
And never knew their names
We don’t belong to no one
That’s a shame
But you could hide beside me
Maybe for a while
And I won’t tell no one your name
And I won’t tell ‘em your name

And scars are souvenirs you never lose
The past is never far
Did you lose yourself somewhere out there?
Did you get to be a star?
And don’t it make you sad to know that life
Is more than who we are

We grew up way too fast
And now there’s nothing to believe
And reruns all become our history
A tired song keeps playing on a tired radio
And I won’t tell no one your name
And I won’t tell ‘em your name
I won’t tell em’ your name
Oooh, oooh, oooh
I won’t tell em’ your name
Ow!

I think about you all the time
But I don’t need the same
It’s lonely where you are
Come back down
And I won’t tell ‘em your name

Adam Lambert – Whataya Want From Me

In conjunction with Adam Lambert’s Glam Nation Tour Malaysia 2010, I’m posting this for a bit of warm up and also for the usual post-concert fever..

I know concert-goers usually have the post-concert fever where they just can’t get enough of the songs after a concert is held..

This is one of my favourite songs from Adam Lambert thus far especially the opening guitar plucking tune..

So here’s the American Idols 8th season runners-up, Adam Lambert‘s Whataya Want From Me (or What Do You Want From Me) Lyrics and also official music video uploaded by VEVO..

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1Fqn9du7xo]

Adam Lambert – Whataya Want From Me (What Do You Want From Me)

Hey, slow it down whataya want from me
Whataya want from me
Yeah I’m afraid whataya want from me
Whataya want from me

There might have been a time
When I would give myself away
Oooh once upon a time I didn’t give a damn
But now, here we are so whataya want from me
Whataya want from me

Just don’t give up I’m workin it out
Please don’t give in, I won’t let you down
It messed me up, need a second to breathe
Just keep coming around
Hey, whataya want from me
Whataya want from me
Whataya want from me

Yeah, it’s plain to see (plain to see)
that baby you’re beautiful
And there’s nothing wrong with you
(nothing wrong with you)
It’s me, I’m a freak (yeah)
but thanks for lovin’ me
Cause you’re doing it perfectly
(it perfectly)

There might have been a time
When I would let you slip away
I wouldn’t even try
But I think you could save my life

Just don’t give up I’m workin’ it out
Please don’t give in, I won’t let you down
It messed me up, need a second to breathe
Just keep comin around
Hey, whataya want from me (Whataya want from me)
Whataya want from me (Whataya want from me)

Just don’t give up on me
(uuuuuuh) I won’t let you down
No, I won’t let you down

(So hey) just don’t give up
I’m workin it out
Please don’t give in,
I won’t let you down
It messed me up (It messed me up)
Need a second to breathe
Just keep coming around
Hey, whataya want from me

Just don’t give up I’m workin’ it out
Please don’t give in, i won’t let you down
It messed me up, need a second to breathe
Just keep coming around
Hey, whataya want from me (whataya want from me)
whataya want from me (whataya want from me)
whataya want from me