We’re not in love anymore :: Under the Covers

I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near) (live) :: Laura Jane Grace

“Hey, I know that it’s hard for you,
to say the things we both know are true.
But tell me how come I keep forgettin’,
we’re not in love anymore?”

Why do I let myself worry?

Crazy (live) :: The Kills

“Crazy for thinking that my love could hold you.
I’m crazy for trying,
and crazy for crying,
and I’m crazy for loving you.”

Sing with me

Dream On :: Kelly Sweet

“Half my life is books,
written pages,
live and learn from fools and from sages.
You know it’s true,
oh ll these feelings,
come back to you.”

One day, maybe next week

One Way or Another :: Until The Ribbon Breaks

“And if the lights are all out,
I’ll follow your bus downtown,
see who’s hanging out.”

She fell in love with me

Venus Stopped the Train (live) :: July Talk

“I kept my distance because she fell in love with everyone.
Smoking grass and taking Christmas trees,
she fell in love with me.
I was polite to her,
a soft sadness had her much more than her loneliness.”

You and me, babe, how about it? :: Under the Covers

Romeo and Juliet (live) :: The Killers

“Juliet, the dice was loaded from the start.
And, I bet and you exploded in my heart.
And I forget,
I forget the movie song.
When you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong?”

Two world’s collided :: Under the Covers

Never Tear Us Apart :: Paloma Faith

“Don’t ask me,
what you know is true.
don’t have to tell you,
I love your precious heart.”

Paloma Faith’s cover of INXS’ Never Tear Us Apart, an all-time favorite song of mine, is so powerful, and so full of emotional heft, that I immediately find myself full of all-over goose bumps and a flood of memories that this song evokes. I love the big band sensibility here and the torch song, slay you dead on the floor vocals. Paloma is fierce, with an incredible voice, and she takes this song, one that’s original is so special to me, and makes it completely her own. This cover version is cinematic, soaring in a way that makes you stop and pay attention, and feel. I love it.