Fiddler on the Roof – “Lechaim”

While out walking in the rain earlier this song came back across my mind, as the tunes from the film Fiddler on the Roof frequently enough do and always have. That’s what happens when a kid comes up without cable television and has a limited number of VHS movies to view again and again.  smile  Not that I’m complaining. That remains one of my all-time favorite films and soundtracks.

“Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole”

“Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole” by Martha Wainwright:

Song I happened across this evening while watching season 3 of the show “Orange Is the New Black.” Struck me enough to stop and look it up and to track down the lyrics.

Probably deserves to be stated here that I don’t always (or usually) hear the lyrics of a song correctly, as was the case when first listening to this one. I interpreted it initially as saying “aren’t you glad I’m not a fucking asshole,” which was all I was able to make out, hence why it was a difficult song for me to track down. Heard it wrong. Totally different than what I had in mind initially, but still interesting nevertheless.

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Update 6/26/2015: Dawns on me also that no one can read my mind and so it should be stated that I do recognize this song’s lyrics as crude. But sometimes crude stuff with artistic value can serve a purpose. Sometimes. Not always. I view this one more as novelty-of-sorts. Wouldn’t care to listen to it aside from on rare occasions beyond the day I first stumbled across it. Her vocals sound good though.

Just struck me while watching my show, in the scene where Bennett drives away in the end. Rarely did I normally track series, that is until recent years and since I’ve watched all of “Breaking Bad,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” most of the older “Robot Chicken” episodes, all of “Desperate Housewives” (that one was actually at my former’s suggestion, which I did get into), and now all of “Orange is the New Black.” (Not to mention my ongoing appreciation for the old show “In the Heat of the Night,” but I don’t seek it out on Netflix).

“Orange Is the New Black” introduces some really cool tunes that I intend to track down more of to post up on here eventually.

You really got a hold on me – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

I don’t like you, but I love you
Seems that I’m always thinkin’ of you
Though You treat me badly, I love you madly
You’ve really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)
You really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)

Baby, I don’t want you, but I need you
Don’t wanna kiss you, but I need to
Though You do me wrong now, my love is strong now
You’ve really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)
You really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)

Baby, I love you and all I want you to do
Is just hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me
Tighter, tighter

I wanna leave you, don’t wanna stay here
Don’t wanna spend another day here
Though I wanna split now, I can’t quit now
You’ve really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)
You really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)

Baby, I love you and all I want you to do
Is just hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me
(Please, squeeze)

You really got a hold on me
(You really got a hold on me)
I said you really got a hold on me
(I said you really got a hold on me)
You know, you really got a hold on me
(You know, you really got a hold on me)
You know, you really got a hold on me
(You know, you really got a hold on me)

All of that was true. Sadly enough. It had become true throughout our time together. And now that spell is finally broken.

That song’s lyrics, for the first time ever, hit me powerfully while re-listening to this tonight. Had only ever been occasional background music that seemed irrelevant before this night.