Music and the Stranger

Edward Woollard, Lauge Pederson

The Cure - Killing an arab

Killing The Arab - The Cure

Standing on the beach

With a gun in my hand

Staring at the sea

Staring at the sand

Staring down the barrel

At the arab on the ground

I can see his open mouth

But I hear no sound


I'm alive

I'm dead

I'm the stranger

Killing an arab


I can turn

And walk away

Or I can fire the gun

Staring at the sky

Staring at the sun

Whichever I chose

It amounts to the same

Absolutely nothing


I'm alive

I'm dead

I'm the stranger

Killing an arab


I feel the steel butt jump

Smooth in my hand

Staring at the sea

Staring at the sand

Staring at myself

Reflected in the eyes

Of the dead man on the beach

The dead man on the beach


I'm alive

I'm dead

I'm the stranger

Killing an arab

Quotes


  • "I told them I’d killed an Arab, and they kept mum for a while." (Page 46)
  • "He killed a man cold-bloodedly, in pursuance of some sordid vendetta in the underworld of prostitutes and pimps." (page 60)

  • “You take on the fellow on the right, and give me your revolver. If the other one starts making trouble or gets out his knife, I’ll shoot.” (Page 37)

  • "Every nerve in my body was a steel spring, and my grip closed on the revolver. The trigger gave, and the smooth underbelly of the butt jogged my palm. And so, with that crisp, whipcrack sound, it all began. I shook off my sweat and the clinging veil of light. I knew I’d shattered the balance of the day, the spacious calm of this beach on which I had been happy. But I fired four shots more into the inert body, on which they left no visible trace. And each successive shot was another loud, fateful rap on the door of my undoing." (Page 39)
Flight Facilities - Crave you feat. Giselle (Official Video)

Crave You - Flight Facilities feat. Giselle

Why can't you want me like the other boys do?

They stare at me while I stare at you

Why can't I keep you safe as my own?

One moment I have you the next you are gone

Rehearsed steps on an empty stage

That boy's got my heart in a silver cage

Why can't you want me like the other boys do?

They stare at me while I crave you


I walked into the room dripping in gold

Yeah dripping in gold

I walked into the room dripping in gold

Dripping in gold

A wave of heads did turn, or so I've been told

Or so I've been told

My heart broke when I saw you kept your gaze controlled

Oh I cannot solve


(chorus)

It's true I crave you

Crave you

It's true I crave you


Let's just stop and think, before I lose faith

Surely I can't fall into a game of chase

Around his little finger, that boy has got me curled

I try to reach out but he's in his own world

This boy's got my head tied in knots with all his games

I simply want him more because he looks the other way


(chorus)

Quotes

  • That evening, Marie came by to see me and asked me if I wanted to marry her. I said it didn't make any difference to me and that we could if she wanted to. Then she wanted to know if I loved her. I answered the same way I had the last time, that it didn't mean anything but that I probably didn't love her. "So why marry me, then?" she said. I explained to her that it didn't really matter and that if she wanted to, we could get married. Besides, she was the one who was doing the asking and all I was saying was yes. Then she pointed out that marriage was a serious thing. I said, "No"...She just wanted to know if I would have accepted the same proposal from another woman, with whom I was involved in the same way. I said, "Sure." (Page 28)


  • [Marie] asked me if I loved her. I told her it didn't mean anything but that I didn't think so. She looked sad. (Page 24)

  • When she laughed I wanted her again. A moment later she asked me if I loved her. I said that sort of question had no meaning, really; but I supposed I didn’t. (Page 24)


  • Marie came as we’d arranged. She had a very pretty dress, with red and white stripes, and leather sandals, and I couldn’t take my eyes off her. One could see the outline of her firm little breasts, and her sun-tanned face was like a velvety brown flower.

(Page 24)
GOD - John Lennon

"God" - John lennon


God is a Concept by which we measure our pain

I'll say it again

God is a Concept by which we measure our pain


I don't believe in magic

I don't believe in I-ching

I don't believe in Bible

I don't believe in Tarot

I don't believe in Hitler

I don't believe in Jesus

I don't believe in Kennedy

I don't believe in Buddha

I don't believe in Mantra

I don't believe in Gita

I don't believe in Yoga

I don't believe in Kings

I don't believe in Elvis

I don't believe in Zimmerman

I don't believe in Beatles


I just believe in me, Yoko and me, and that's reality


The dream is over

What can I say?

The dream is over

Yesterday

I was the dreamweaver

But now I'm reborn

I was the walrus

But now I'm John

And so, dear friends,

You'll just have to carry on

The dream is over

Quotes

"drawing himself up to his full height and ask[ed] me if I believed in God. I said no." (page 43)


“Why,” he asked, “don’t you let me come to see you?”

I explained that I didn't believe in God" (page 72)

My Way-Frank Sinatra

My way- Frank Sinatra

And now, the end is near

And so I face the final curtain

My friend, I'll say it clear

I'll state my case, of which I'm certain

I've lived a life that's full

I traveled each and every highway

And more, much more than this, I did it my way


Regrets, I've had a few

But then again, too few to mention

I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption

I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway

And more, much more than this, I did it my way


Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew

When I bit off more than I could chew

But through it all, when there was doubt

I ate it up and spit it out

I faced it all and I stood tall and did it my way


I've loved, I've laughed and cried

I've had my fill, my share of losing

And now, as tears subside, I find it all so amusing

To think I did all that

And may I say, not in a shy way

Oh, no, oh, no, not me, I did it my way


For what is a man, what has he got?

If not himself, then he has naught

To say the things he truly feels and not the words of one who kneels

The record shows I took the blows and did it my way

Quotes

  • “No! No! I refuse to believe it. I’m sure you’ve often wished there was an afterlife.”
    Of course I had, I told him. Everybody has that wish at times. But that had no more importance than wishing to be rich, or to swim very fast, or to have a better- shaped mouth. It was in the same order of things. I was going on in the same vein, when he cut in with a question. How did I picture the life after the grave? I fairly bawled out at him: “A life in which I can remember this life on earth. That’s all I want of it.” (Page 74)

  • Actually, I was sure of myself, sure about everything, far surer than he; sure of my present life and of the death that was coming. (Page 74)

  • I’d passed my life in a certain way, and I might have passed it in a different way, if I’d felt like it. I’d acted thus, and I hadn’t acted otherwise; I hadn’t done x, whereas I had done y or z. (Page 74-75)

  • Then, just on the edge of daybreak, I heard a steamer’s siren. People were starting on a voyage to a world which had ceased to concern me forever. (Page 75)

  • With death so near, Mother must have felt like someone on the brink of freedom, ready to start life all over again. No one, no one in the world had any right to weep for her. And I, too, felt ready to start life all over again. It was as if that great rush of anger had washed me clean (Page 75)

Modestep - Sunlight

Sunlight -Modestep

Put on those shades

And wave to yesterday

The sunlight hurts my eyes

[x4]


Sunlight hurts my

Sunlight hurts my

Sunlight hurts my

Sunlight hurts my

Sun, sun, sun, sun, sun...


Sunlight hurts my eyes!

The sunlight hurts my eyes!

The sunlight hurts my eyes!

The sunlight hurts my eyes!

Don’t look to the skies!


Eyes, eyes, eyes, eyes, eyes


Put on those shades

And wave to yesterday

The sunlight hurts my eyes

[x3]


Put on those shades

And wave to yesterday

The sunlight hurts my

The sunlight hurts my eyes!

The sunlight hurts my eyes!

The sunlight hurts my eyes!

The sunlight hurts my eyes!

Don’t look to the skies!


The sunlight hurts my eyes!

The sunlight hurts my eyes!

The sunlight hurts my eyes!

The sunlight hurts my


The sunlight hurts my eyes!

The sunlight hurts my eyes!

The sunlight hurts my eyes!

Don’t look to the skies!


The sunlight hurts my eyes!

Quotes

  • "When the sun got too hot she dived off and I followed" (page 14)

  • "The sky was already a blaze of light, and the air stoking up rapidly. I felt the first waves of heat lapping my back, and my dark suit made things worse." (page 11)

  • "…the sun was climbing up the sky, and just then it struck me that for quite a while the air had been throbbing with the hum of insects and the rustle of grass warming up."(Page 11)

  • "The sun was scorching hot." (page 18)

  • "I was conscious only of the cymbals of the sun clashing on my skull" (page 380