The Perfect Kiss//New Order

More cowbell!!

1985, Low-Life

I stood there beside myself,
Thinking hard about the weather
Then came by a friend of mine
Suggested we go out together
Then I knew it from the start:
This friend of mine would fall apart
Pretending not to see his gun,
I said lets go out and have some fun
I know, you know, we believe in a land of love
I know, you know, we believe in a land of love

When you are alone at night
You search yourself for all the things
That you believe are right
If you give it all away
You throw away your only chance to be here today
Then a fight breaks out on your street
You lose another broken heart in a land of meat
My friend, he took his final breath
Now I know the perfect kiss is the kiss of death

The lyrics of this song strongly suggest it’s about the death of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, who took his own life in 1980. You see an image of Ian in the doorway at the end of the video.

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No Distance Left to Run//Blur

An achingly beautiful song, one of my faves.

1999, 13

It’s over
You don’t need to tell me
I hope you’re with someone who makes you
feel safe in your sleeping tonight
I won’t kill myself, trying to stay in your life
I got no distance left to run

When you see me
Please turn your back and walk away
I don’t want to see you
‘Cos I know the dreams that you keep is wearing me
When your coming down, think of me here
I got no distance left to run

It’s over, I knew it would end this way
I hope you’re with someone who makes you feel
That this life is the night
And it settles down, stays around
Spends more time with you
I got no distance left to run

Have you seen No Distance Left to Run, the documentary that follows Blur around on their 2009 reunion tour? I really quite enjoyed it and is a must see for any Blur fans. I only wished I saw it on the big screen but I don’t think it ever got a proper release date here in the US. You can buy it here or watch it in parts on YouTube.

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ODETTE New York + MCMC Fragrances

The ring is too cute!

A special collaboration between Odette New York and Brooklyn-based perfume company MCMC Fragrances, this limited edition gift set contains an Odette NY Arrow Ring in Brass and MCMC Fragrance’s LOVE Perfume Oil, packaged together in a drawstring pouch.

Get it for your valentine here.

Something About Us//Daft Punk

2001, Discovery

It might not be the right time
I might not be the right one
But there’s something about us I want to say
Cause there’s something between us anyway

I might not be the right one
It might not be the right time
But there’s something about us I’ve got to do
Some kind of secret I will share with you

I need you more than anything in my life
I want you more than anything in my life
I’ll miss you more than anyone in my life
I love you more than anyone in my life

Funnel of Love//Wanda Jackson(w/Jack White)

Aww, Wanda is teenie next to Conan!

1961, Funnel of Love

Here I go,
Falling down, down, down,
My mind is a blank,
My head is spinning around and around,
As I go deep into the funnel of love.

It’s such a crazy, crazy feeling,
I get weak in the knees,
My poor old head is a reelin’,
As I go deep into the funnel of love.

I tried and I tried, to run and hide,
I even tried to run away,
You just can’t run from the funnel of love,
It’s gonna get you someday.

There really is no escaping all the Valentine decorations that are EVERYWHERE. People really go nuts for this holiday in February, well maybe people in love. I guess I should join in, so in celebration of the love month I’m gonna post only love songs for my ‘Oldies but Goodies’ (I may throw in a couple of heartbreak ones just to balance things out).