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Wed, Nov. 21st, 2007, 11:17 pm
more musical memery

Okay, everyone. The idea behind this meme is to pick a songwriter (or poet, i suppose) and answer each of these ten questions with quotes from their songs. I picked Suzanne Vega.

1.  Describe yourself:
I am falling down the stairs
I am skipping on the sidewalk
I am thrown against the sky
I am raining down in pieces
I am scattering like light

2.  Describe your interest:
I won't use words again
They don't mean what I meant
They don't say what I said
They're just the crust of the meaning
With realms underneath
Never touched
Never stirred
Never even moved through

3.  How do people feel about you?
Daddy's a dark riddle
Mama's a headful of bees
you are my little kite
carried away in the wayward breeze

4.  How do you feel about yourself?
Did i break the thread, or did you break the thread?
well at this point we could ask who cares
as for the promises broken and frayed
it's 19 years late for repairs

From here i look around to see
what avenues belong to me
I can't tell what ive found.

Now what would You have me do
i ask you please?
I wait to hear.

5.  Are you male or female?
So beautiful
damsel in distress
Not exactly natural
Stunning none the less

What happened to you?
To make you more girl than girls are
Would you ever show or tell
Cause you're so good so far

You make a really good girl
As girls go

6.  What would you rather be doing?

Oh Mom, the dreams are not so bad
It's just that there's so much to do
And I'm tired of sleeping

7.  Describe the place you live:
My name is Luka
I live on the second floor
I live upstairs from you
Yes I think you've seen me before

8.  Describe how you love:
It won't do
to stir a deep desire,
to fan a hidden fire
that can never burn true.

I know your name,
I know your skin,
I know the way
these things begin;

But I don't know
how I would live with myself,
what I'd forgive of myself
if you don't go.

So goodbye,
sweet appetite,
no single bite
could satisfy...

9.  Describe how you want to be loved:

Oh, hold me like a baby
That will not fall asleep
Curl me up inside you
And let me hear you through the heat

10.  Share a few words of wisdom:
look at all the waifs of Dickensian England
why is it their suffering is more picturesque?
must be cause their rags are so very Victorian
the ones here at home just don't give it their best

last years troubles they shine up so pretty
they gleam with a luster they don't have today
here it's just dirty and violent and troubling

last year's troubles

but trouble is still trouble and evil still evil
sometimes we wonder; is there more now, or less?
if we had a tool or could tally the handfuls
measure for measure it's the same would be my guess