05
Oct
09

Music Monday #25: Love Long Distance

Today, without much ado, I want to present to you the two songs that have been stuck in my head for over a week now. They’re both by Gossip (formerly The Gossip), a US-American rock band around the wonderful vocals of Beth Ditto. They had already released three albums before they hit it big with their single Standing In The Way Of Control, but the songs I want to show you are from their 2009 album Music For Men.

(Alternative link)

Gossip Love Long Distance

Call yourself a romantic
Let me explain
Been across the whole Atlantic
And back again
I had it with your antics
Your childish games
Baby

I call your number twice
But it rang and rang
Against my best friends advice
I should be ashamed
Did it to me once
You’ll do it again
So she says

Love long distance
Is testing me trying my patience
I need more of your assistance now
Love long distance
Is testing me trying my patience
I need more of your assistance now

Heard it through the bass line
Not much longer would you be my baby

Work yourself into a panic
Bent outta shape
And then take me for granted
Like nothing’s changed
All my friends are asking
Why you’re that way
But I can’t explain

Why I call your number twice
And it rang and rang
Against my best friends advice
I should be ashamed
You did it to me once
You’ll do it again
She promises

Love long distance
Is testing me trying my patience
I need more of your assistance now
You’re making me crazy
The way that you’ve been acting lately
I need more of your assistance now

Breaking up or breaking down
When I need you, you can’t be found
I want someone who’s around for me
Does it have to be so complicated?
Either way I’m devastated
I could use a little comforting

Love long distance
Is testing me trying my patience
I need more of your assistance now

Love long distance
Is testing me trying my patience
I need more of your assistance now
Love, love, love, love
I need some assistance now

Love
I will thank you for your cooperation
I will thank you for your cooperation
Stop playing with me

Also stuck in my head, Heavy Cross:

Beth Ditto

Gossip – Heavy Cross

It’s a cruel, cruel world to face on your own
A heavy cross to carry alone
The lights are on but everyone’s gone
And it’s cruel

It’s a funny way to make ends meet
When the lights are out on every street
It feels all right but never complete
Without you

I trust you
And if it’s already been done undo it
It takes two
It’s up to me and you to prove it
All the rainy nights even the coldest days
You’re moments ago but seconds away
The principle of nature
It’s true but it’s a cruel world

We can play it safe
Or play it cool
Follow the leader
Or make up all the rules
Whatever you want
The choice is yours
So choose

I trust you
If it’s already been done undo it
It takes two
And it’s up to me and you to prove it

I trust you
It’s already been done undo it
It takes two
It’s up to you and me to prove it

I trust you
If it’s already been done undo it
It takes two
And it’s up to me and you to prove it

I trust you

Update: I just updated the lyrics to Heavy Cross. Unbelievable what kind of nonsense I wrote there. This time I got the correct lyrics from arforumz.com and they seem to be correct.

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