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Another choice for Blue Mood Month: Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here.

So, so you think you can tell heaven from hell, blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail? A smile from a veil,
Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts? Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for cool breeze? Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange q walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, How I wish you were here.
We’re just two lost souls, swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground. What have we found? The same old fears.
Wish you were here.

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Another choice for Blue Mood Month: Neil Young’s Rockin’ in the Free World.


There’s colors on the street
Red, white and blue
People shufflin’ their feet
People sleepin’ in their shoes
But there’s a warnin’ sign
on the road ahead
There’s a lot of people sayin’
we’d be better off dead
Don’t feel like Satan,
but I am to them
So I try to forget it,
any way I can.

Keep on rockin’ in the free world,
Keep on rockin’ in the free world
Keep on rockin’ in the free world,
Keep on rockin’ in the free world.

I see a woman in the night
With a baby in her hand
Under an old street light
Near a garbage can
Now she puts the kid away,
and she’s gone to get a hit
She hates her life,
and what she’s done to it
There’s one more kid
that will never go to school
Never get to fall in love,
never get to be cool.

Keep on rockin’ in the free world,
Keep on rockin’ in the free world
Keep on rockin’ in the free world,
Keep on rockin’ in the free world.

We got a thousand points of light
For the homeless man
We got a kinder, gentler,
Machine gun hand
We got department stores
and toilet paper
Got styrofoam boxes
for the ozone layer
Got a man of the people,
says keep hope alive
Got fuel to burn,
got roads to drive.

Keep on rockin’ in the free world,
Keep on rockin’ in the free world
Keep on rockin’ in the free world,
Keep on rockin’ in the free world.

Another of my choices for Blue Mood Month: The Cranberries’ Zombie

Another head hangs lowly
Child is slowly taken
And the violence cause of silence
Who are we mistaken?

But you see, it’s not me, it’s not my family
In your head, in your head they are fighting
With their tanks and their bombs
And their bombs and their guns
In your head, in your head, they are crying

In your head, in your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie
Hey, hey, hey
What’s in your head, in your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie?
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Oh, do, do, dou, do, do, dou, do, do
Dou, do, do, dou, dou, do, do, dou

Another mother’s breakin’
Heart is taking over
When the violence ’causes silence
We must be mistaken

It’s the same old theme since 1916
In your head, in your head they’re still fighting
With their tanks and their bombs
And their bombs and their guns
In your head, in your head they are dying

In your head, in your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie
Hey, hey, hey
What’s in your head, in your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie?
Hey, hey, hey, hey
Oh, oh, oh oh, oh, oh, oh, hey, oh, yaa, yaa

Another of my choices for Blue Mood Month: Louis Armstrong’s We Have All the Time in the World. Composed by John Barry for the 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

We have all, the time in the world
Time enough for life
To unfold
All the precious things
Love has in store

We have all the love in the world
If that’s all we have
You will find
We need nothing more

Every step of the way
Will find us
With the cares of the world
Far behind us

We have all the time in the world
Just for love
Nothing more
Nothing less
Only love

Every step of the way
Will find us
With the cares of the world
Far behind us
Yes

We have all the time in the world
Just for love
Nothing more
Nothing less
Only love

Only love

Another of my choices for Blue Mood Month: Elbow’s One Day Like This.

Drinking in the morning sun
Blinking in the morning sun
Shaking off a heavy one
heavy like a loaded gun
What made me behave that way?
Using words I never say
I can only think it must be love
Oh anyway, it’s looking like a beautiful day

Someone tell me how I feel
It’s silly wrong but vivid right
kiss me like a final meal
kiss me like we die tonight

‘Cause holy cow I love your eyes
And only now I see the light
Yeah lying with you half awake
Oh anyway, it’s looking like a beautiful day

When my face is chamois creased
If you think I wink I did
Laugh politely at repeats
kiss me when my lips are thin

‘Cause holy cow I love your eyes
And only now I see the light lying with you half awake
Stumbling over what to say
Well anyway, it’s looking like a beautiful day
So throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right

This is the playlist that I emailed off to SANE this evening. Be interesting to see if it makes the cut.

  • Black Rain – Tim Bennett (aka Civilized Tears)
  • Devil Song – Beth Orton
  • Iris – The Goo Goo Dolls
  • Mess of Contradictions – Brassneck
  • One Day Like This – Elbow
  • Patience – Take That
  • Rockin’ in the Free World – Neil Young
  • Run – Snow Patrol
  • Set Fire To The Rain – Adele
  • Take These Lessons – Anthea Neads
  • We Have All The Time In The World – Louis Armstrong
  • We Must Not Shut Ourselves Away – The Domino State
  • Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
  • Zombie – The Cranberries

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Another of my choices for Blue Mood Month: Beth Orton’s Devil Song.

When the Devil comes blowing through your door
You’ll know there’s trouble, and he’s coming back for more
You better keep what is precious hidden under the floor
Or you better treat it so good it will never want for more

But looking back in retrospect
Did you ever really get what you’d expect?
Trying to rectify, got lost a little further
You’ve been trying to justify, find out how and where it came

Devil was your angel, but it’s not no more
The Devil was your angel, when you weren’t sure

Do I tempt trouble to break through all these doors
Just to put a face to voice which always home?
To fight for what is precious, to know what’s under the floor
If I could treat it so good, I swear I’d never want for more

But when I found my peace there was still mistakes
However painfully aware every step I take
Trying to rectify got lost a little further
Well, I’ve been trying to justify, find out how and where it came

The Devil was my angel, now I’m just not sure
To travel as my angel, there’s always my whore

Gonna take you back down I won’t feel no shame
Till my dreams are my own again
Gonna take you right down, and I’ll take the blame
Till my dreams are my own own own again, here I am again

Devil was my angel, now I’m just not sure
To travel as my angel, there’s always my whore

Maybe you’re an angel, tried to remember you’re an angel
Remember you’re an angel, if you’re not sure
If you’re not sure

Another of my choices for Blue Mood Month: Snow Patrol’s Run.

I’ll sing it one last time for you
Then we really have to go
You’ve been the only thing that’s right
In all I’ve done

And I can barely look at you
But every single time I do
I know we’ll make it anywhere
Away from here

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I’ll be right beside you dear

Louder louder
And we’ll run for our lives
I can hardly speak I understand
Why you can’t raise your voice to say

To think I might not see those eyes
Makes it so hard not to cry
And as we say our long goodbye
I nearly do

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I’ll be right beside you dear

Louder louder
And we’ll run for our lives
I can hardly speak I understand
Why you can’t raise your voice to say

Slower slower
We don’t have time for that
All I want’s to find an easy way
To get out of our little heads

Have heart, my dear
We’re bound to be afraid
Even if it’s just for a few days
Making up for all this mess

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I’ll be right beside you dear

One of my choices for Blue Mood Month: Adele’s Set Fire To The Rain

I let it fall, my heart,
And as it fell you rose to claim it
It was dark and I was over
Until you kissed my lips and you saved me

My hands, they’re strong
But my knees were far too weak
To stand in your arms
Without falling to your feet

But there’s a side to you
That I never knew, never knew.
All the things you’d say
They were never true, never true,
And the games you play
You would always win, always win.

Chorus
But I set fire to the rain,
Watched it pour as I touched your face,
Well, it burned while I cry
‘Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name!

When I lay with you
I could stay there
Close my eyes
Feel you here forever
You and me together
Nothing is better

‘Cause there’s a side to you
That I never knew, never knew,
All the things you’d say,
They were never true, never true,
And the games you play
You would always win, always win.

Chorus
But I set fire to the rain,
Watched it pour as I touched your face,
Well, it burned while I cry
‘Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name!

I set fire to the rain
And I threw us into the flames
Where I felt something die
‘Cause I knew that there was the last time, the last time!

Sometimes I wake up by the door,
That heart you caught must be waiting for you
Even now when we’re already over
I can’t help myself from looking for you.

Chorus
I set fire to the rain,
Watched it pour as I touched your face,
Well, it burned while I cry
‘Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name

I set fire to the rain,
And I threw us into the flames
Where I felt something die
‘Cause I knew that there was the last time, the last time, oh, oh!

Let it burn
Oh oh ohhhh
Let it burn
Oh oh ohhhh
Let it burn
Oh oh ohhhh

Blue Mood MonthI’m hoping to put together a playlist for this mental health project, and hopefully posting some of my choices here with lyrics.

SANE was established in 1986 to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness, following the overwhelming public response to a series of articles published in The Times entitled The Forgotten Illness.

SANE has teamed up with Spotify and Feeling Gloomy to help lift everyone’s mood in January (and throughout 2012) by harnessing the power of music.

We’re asking musicians, artists, celebrities – anybody in the public eye – to make a playlist or album of their favourite ‘sad songs that make you happy’ i.e. songs that might have dark lyrics or mood but in fact cheer you up. Think of it like a modern version of Desert Island Discs but without the chat.

Each person will choose 10-12 songs (more if they like) to create an album or playlist. Some classic examples might include Concrete Jungle – Bob Marley and the Wailers, Everyday is like Sunday – Morrissey and Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division.

We will put the lists on Spotify and spread the word so people can listen to all the different songs. We’ve has a great initial response! Eventually we wish the public to be inspired by these collections to create/share their own albums and playlists. This will raise vital awareness of our mental health campaign: Year of the Black Dog.

Please email your list to Paul Flitcroft, Director of Fundraising & Marketing: E: pflitcroft@sane.org.ukl  T: 020 7422 5544. Paul is also available to answer any questions.

Further information about Blue Mood Month can be found here.