August 22nd, 2008

your time to cry

I am obsessed with this Bettye LaVette song, Your Time To Cry.

I gave you all of my love
But you treated me like a fool
Even gave up a right for wrong
Trying, trying to get along with you
When I wanted to hold you close
You were always too tired
Or you had some place to go
Listen babe

Walking out that door
Telling you goodbye
I can't take it no more
It's your time to cry
Oh it's your time to cry

Oh I tried staying with you
Because of our kids
But you still wouldn't do right
You'd leave all early in the morning
And I wouldn't see you no more until late, late late at night
Although I still love you
I'm afraid this is the end
I just can't afford to make that same mistake again
Listen baby

Walking out that door
Telling you goodbye
I can't take it no more
It's your time to cry
Oh it's your time to cry

It's over it's over it's over it's over
It's over
It's all over
It's over
It's all over

The World Should Revolve Around Me

Spent last weekend with A & R at Occy's place/spa. Took long walks in the country, got semi-naked and had an impromptu life drawing session, chased cows etc. Also had a delicious mud treatment, as well as jacuzzi and swim (the guys had a sauna too). Delish food, lots of rosé wine, and a whole lot of Madonna videos (it happed to be ol' Madge's 50th birthday that weekend & Occy is obsessed!) I really do have the best friends in the world. Spent hours cuddling on the sofa and suitably moving on with my life. And I'm surprisingly doing alright at it! Came back to Brighton on Tuesday to meet more friends, all with big smiles. Been having nice lunches, spending quality time with people. It's great! Had a good night out with The Gays last night, danced my arse off. Good times. :)

I'm really enjoying Little Jackie's album, in particular the song The World Should Revolve Around Me. The lyrics are funny and poignant at the moment. My favourite bits:

I take it in stride; One day at a time
If I ask no questions I’ll hear no lies
How come blessings only come in disguise?
Try them on for size as I vocalize
Ain’t nothing gonna get in between me and my flow
Aint’ nothing gonna come between me and my afro
My man just left me; what do ya know?
Easy come; easy go!

He came out of the blue
And went right back into it
Had to forfeit because he couldn’t get with it
Called it quits and when he spins
He said he didn’t have time for my juvenile bullshit

I've had a lot of failed relationships; I don’t get involved because I’m not equipped
I believe that the world should revolve around me!
I don’t see the point of a partnership; it won’t be long until they start to trip
Yessiree, the whole world should revolve around me!

There’s only one me in the galaxy
I am an endangered species
This kind of flower don’t grow on Earth
Just lettin’ you know for what it’s worth

I know I rock and what I got is hot
And you know I got a lot
Cause all that trippin you gotta stop
Before you know it your ass’ll be drop

And if you concerned with my biological clock
Since I never grow old my heart is always in stock
Keep screwing that bitch from down the block
I don’t need you around I know I rock!

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