Monday, August 11, 2008

Musical Mondays: Dog

The Dog Days of Summer are upon us and this week Musical Mondays is going to the dogs. There are more "dog" songs out there than most people would realize, and the one I've chosen is probably my favorite of them all. I am not really a fan of Sting, but the album "Brand New Day" is wonderful. I love the international and eclectic feel of it; the variety of styles and themes. This particular track has an obvious jazz feel to it, which is perfectly contrasted by the whimsical humor in the lyrics. Without further adieu, "Perfect Love... Gone Wrong."

I've had a question that's been
preying on my mind for some time
I won't be wagging my tail for one good reason
It has to be a crime

This dog house never was the place for me,
Runner up and second best just ain't my pedigree
I was so happy, just the two of us
Until this alpha male
Turned up in the January sale

He won't love you
Like I love you
It won't be long now before that puppy goes astray
And what I like about this guy the most
He'd be my favourite lamp post
Devil take the hindmost

Je sais que c'est dur, mais il faut se
faire au changement, tu vois
J'ai neglige le primordial pendant trop longtemps crois moi
Je suis consciente, je vois bien que tu
souffres, mais ?a s'attenuera
Car c'est d'un homme plus d'un chien
don't j'ai besoin pres de moi
Cesse donc de grogner, mon choix est fait c'est comme ?a
N'en fait pas trop, ton attitude risque de t'eloigner de moi
Faut que tu comprennes, puisque tu dis m'aimer tant que ?a
Desormais nous sommes trois, lui toi et moi

It's a shaggy kind of story
Would I tell you if I thought it was a lie?
But when the cat's away the mouse will play,
I wouldn't dish around here
There's something fishy 'round here

I howl all night and I sleep all day
It takes more than biscuit, baby, to chase these blues away
I've got a long enough leash
I could almost hang myself
It's a dogs life loving you baby
But you love someone else
Now he's moved by basket
I'd like to put him in a casket
I'll wear my best collar to his funeral

Ta mauvaise foi, j'aimerais bien que ?a s'arrete
Me separer de toi, aujourd'hui ?a trotte dans ma tete
Moi non, j'en peux plus, tu n'est
q'un chien, c'est trop bete
La situation m'avait pourtant l'air d'etre des pius nette
C'est clair, que je l'aime c'est un
fait, ton ego?sme m'inquiete
Apres toutes ces soirees passees seuis en tete a tete
Chaque chose a une fin, et c'est la fin de la fete
Pour toi, car bient?t il n'y aura plus
que lui et moi, lui et moi.

To have found this perfect life
And a perfect love so strong
Well there can't be nothing worse
Than a perfect love gone wrong

You said I wasn't just your Christmas toy
I'd always be your boy
I'd be your faithful companion
And I would follow you through every thick and thin
Don't need nobody else
And we don't need him

Pandora's take:
  1. Down In Here by Longwave
  2. In Too Deep by Genesis
  3. There There by Radiohead
  4. A Thousand Years by Sting
  5. The Greatest Romance Ever Sold by Prince (or whatever it was he was calling himself)
And finally, if you're playing along, don't forget to add your link below.  If you're not playing Musical Monday, don't add your link because I'll just delete it anyway.

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