Friday, June 08, 2012

Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse

Since the release of Norah Jones' awesome new album Broken Little Hearts, produced by Danger Mouse, we have been tearing through all the Danger Mouse albums at the library. He has touched so many albums and collaborated with a ton of artists. This guy is quite prolific. As Jason says, he's made himself the subtext throughout all of the projects and across genres and with different artists. The collaboration effort that Brian Burton (a.k.a. Danger Mouse) puts out is a breath of fresh air.

This song "Little Girl" from the Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse album Dark Night of the Soul is incredibly catchy. I was groovin right along the first time I heard it and then woke up singing it this morning. It's like funky Burt Bacharach on a cruise, wearing boat shoes, drinking electric cocktails.

 Happy Friday!!

A trick that people use to make you think they are smart
Is confidence when actually they're lost in the dark
Only someone with the mind of a child says he'll grow up
The seven and the avalanche you're life will show up
Its nice to be loved it can never happen too late
I wanna share my food but you have stolen my plate
Hey now, hey now go your way now

You tortured little girl
Showing them what love is all about
Where did all the time go?
Everywhere it's gone, gone, gone

You get the point now
You pick yourself up off the bars
He's on his arm now
Cause they remind you of the pictures on the wall now
But you was young and I wasn't not even born yet
If you think I know a little more bit
Than the average person on the streets you are incorrect
Because I'm ignorant as shit, not here to preach, man
You know I just wanna have fun, go to the beach, man
That's all I am, I'm just a simple guy who talks when
You put a microphone in front of him

You twisted little girl
Showing them what life is all about
Where did all the time go?
Everywhere it's gone

Running left in a relationship
Going in circles and I just can't wait
Running left so we can get in shape
Get in shape because we can't escape

Running left because I'm running late
Ending up in the exact same place
Running laps in your relationship
Running away from the shadows of

The worlds always amazed at how much cash you made
But not at how you made it, it's just strange
It sounded kind of cool over the phone
It killed your neighbors and their dog and crushed their bones

You tortured little girl
Showing them what laughter's all about
Where did all the wine go?
Every night it's gone

You got it all worked out
Funny little girl
Showing them what pain is all about
Where did all the time go?
Every night it's gone, gone, gone

You're the coolest girl in this whole town
I just wanna parade you around

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