Song-A-Day: January 22

Happy Birthday today to Daniel Johnston! I’m a pretty big fan of the man but I understand that a lot of the material, especially early on, can be difficult or just plain poor. The man finds gems sometimes though, and his abilities as a songwriter have grown so much throughout his career as he gives his audience the viewpoint from a schizophrenic and manic depressive. Our Song-A-Day is going to take on a lighter tone than that though, as we’re going to go with one off of Respect entitled “Good Morning You”.

Good Morning You
You’ve got the world, what’s in your way
Good Morning You

Had to stop to think of something to say

You sat in the chair and your were there
You looked at the wall and started to stare

Good Morning You
What do you plan to do?

Good Morning You
Though you can hardly move

You sat in a chair and you were scared
There’s so much you could do if you dared

Good Morning You
You’ve got the world, what’s in your way?

Song-A-Day: January 21

Whoops, sorry for getting this post up late, but our Song-A-Day for January 21st is going to be “Colors and the Kids” by Catpower in celebration of Chan Marshall’s 42nd birthday. Check out the song below!

must be the colors and the kids that keep me alive
’cause the music is boring me to death
must just be the colors and the kids that keep me alive
’cause I want to go right away to January night
I built a shack with an old friend
he was someone I could learn from
someone I could become
will you meet me down on a sandy beach
we can roll up our jeans
so the tide won’t get us below the knees
yellow hair, you are a funny bear
yellow hair, such a funny bear
slender fingers would hold me
slender limbs would hold me
and you could say my name
like you knew my name
I could stay here, become someone different
I could stay here, become someone better
it’s so hard to go in the city
’cause you want to say hello to everybody
it’s so hard to go into the city
’cause you want to say ‘hey I love you’ to everybody
when we were teenagers, we wanted to be the sky
now all we want is go to red places
and try to stay outta hell
must be the colors and the kids that keep me alive
’cause the music is boring me to death
must be the colors and it must just be the kids
that keep me alive on this January night
yellow hair, you are a funny bear
yellow hair, such a funny bear