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Carbon Leaf — Life Less Ordinary
Album: Indian Summer
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Released: 2004
Length: 3:31
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Live a life less ordinary
Live a life extraordinary with me
Live a life less sedentary
Live a life evolutionary with me
Well, I hate to be a bother but
It's you and there's no other, I do believe
You can call me naïve, but
I know me very well at least
As far as I can tell and I know what I need

That night you came into my life
Well it took the bones of me,
You took the bones of me
You blew away my storm and strife
And shook the bones of me
You shook the bones of me
By the way I do know why you stayed away
I will keep tongue tied next time

Live a life less ordinary
Live a life extraordinary with me
My face had said too much
Before our hands could even touch
To greet a hello
So much for going slow
Well, a little later on that year
I told you that I loved you, dear
What do you know -
This you weren't prepared to hear
I'm a saddened man, I'm a broken boy
I'm a toddler with a complex toy
I'm falling apart since the ambush on your heart

That night you came into my life
Well it took the bones of me,
You took the bones of me
You blew away my storm and strife
And shook the bones of me
You shook the bones of me
By the way I do know why you stayed away
I will keep tongue tied but

Honey understand
Honey understand
I won't make demands
Honey understand
Honey understand
We could walk without a plan
Honey understand, honey
Honey understand
I won't rest in stone all alone
Honey understand
Honey understand
I'm all ready to go
But you already know

Live a life less ordinary
Live a life extraordinary with me
If I could name you in this song
Would it make you smile and sing along
This is the goal-- to get into your soul
If I could make you dance with joy
Could that be the second chance to coy
The 'bird in hand' I would need to help you understand

That night you came into my life
Well it took the bones of me,
You took the bones of me
You blew away my storm and strife
And shook the bones of me
You shook the bones of me
By the way I do know why you stayed away
I will keep tongue tied next time
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ColoBacon wrote:
Why is pop considered inherently bad? What is bad is when radio stations take nice little songs (like this one) and kill them by playing them over and over again causing all to hate them. Pop music is not to blame.
Couldn't agree more, if a song is good a song is good and it shouldn't be shunned upon just because they are playing it on the local "main stream pop radio". People who refuse to listen to music just because it is popular really crack me up... "Oh let me listen to this alternative-indie-alternative stuff because it makes me much cooler than the rest of you mouth breathing pop listening slugs." By the way nice set by Bill right now: Carbon Leaf, Guggenheim Grotto, and Wilco. Excellent work.
cobalt789 wrote:
Then go listen to a pop station on FM radio; this reeks of pop.
Why is pop considered inherently bad? What is bad is when radio stations take nice little songs (like this one) and kill them by playing them over and over again causing all to hate them. Pop music is not to blame.
prickelpit96 wrote:
..but the cover is quite nice, eh?
'Tis. Is that a Yellow Checker Cab shot through a chain link fence? Why is she sitting in the front seat of a cab? Neato.
cobalt789 wrote:
Then go listen to a pop station on FM radio; this reeks of pop.
..but the cover is quite nice, eh?
This one needs more regular rotation.
My favorite local band! Saw them a month or so ago on Brown's Island in Richmond. A really great sound. :dancingbanana:
Roy_Orbison wrote:
SARKO BARFO!
True that, Roy, true that.
SARKO BARFO!
Last day of school--clean up day--and Carbon Leaf on RP--what could be better?
This is an awesome song by an awesome band. I really can't get enough of these guys.
Couldn't agree more. :) Saw them live recently, and it was a fun concert, much enjoyed.
Eck. :stop:
haven't heard this in quite awhile. think i'll go dig up the cd! thanks RP!
:jump: :jump:
This is an awesome song by an awesome band. I really can't get enough of these guys. They really have a strong/unique sound that's refreshing!
More mainstream than most of their previous stuff, but in a snappy, peppy, nice kinda way :goodvibes.gif:
I like this song, one of the better ones off the new album