V-Day SOTD: Karen O and The Kids

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One, two, ready, go!
Grow some big feet
Holes in history
Is where you’ll find me
Is where you’ll find

All is Love
Is love
Is love
Is love

L-O-V-E
It’s a mystery
Where you’ll find me
Where you’ll find

All is Love
Is love
Is love
Is love

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SOTD [Headphones Required]: Imogen Heap

This song is ideally heard with headphones, preferably noise-canceling.

Some of you may have heard parts of this song mixed in with another that is popular as of late. For those of you just experiencing the original for the first time, please do so with the best audio system you have available (in the car, headphones, etc).

May it alter your life like it altered mine.

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where are we?
what the hell is going on?
the dust has only just begun to form
crop circles in the carpet
sinking feeling

spin me round again
and rub my eyes
this can’t be happening
when busy streets a mess with people
would stop to hold their heads heavy

hide and seek
trains and sewing machines
all those years
they were here first

oily marks appear on walls
where pleasure moments hung before
the takeover the sweeping insensitivity of this
still life

hide and seek
trains and sewing machines (oh, you won’t catch me around here)
blood and tears (hearts)
they were here first

mmm whatcha say,
mmm that you only meant well?
well of course you did
mmm whatcha say,
mmm that it’s all for the best?
of course it is
mmm whatcha say?
mmm that it’s just what we need
you decided this
whatcha say?

oh, what did she say?

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Weapons of Mass Distraction

That just happened.

It holds 35 darts.

Rapid-fire.

Bring on the office-wide Nerf Wars.

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Character

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”

~ Kahlil Gibran

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SOTD: The Naked and Famous

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All of this is tearing us apart
I don’t know where us or this start
All of this is tearing us apart
I don’t know where us or this start

If there’s anyone near when we collide
We throw them in the middle, they can pick sides

As the plans turn into compromise
The promises all turn to lies
The spite builds up and I can’t get through
Passive me, aggressive you
I know I nag, I moan, I know
But with a plan like this it’s way too slow
In the time it took to get this bad
I could have made this work but all I had
Was the hope that pieces would take shape
And we could watch them all fall into place

All of this is tearing us apart
I don’t know where us or this start
All of this is tearing us apart
I don’t know where us or this start

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SOTD: Crazy Heart

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your body aches
playin’ your guitar, sweatin’ out the hate
the days and the nights all feel the same

your heart’s on the loose
you rolled them sevens with nothin’ to lose
this ain’t no place for the weary kind

this ain’t no place for the weary kind
this ain’t no place to lose your mind
this ain’t no place to fall behind
pick up your crazy heart and give it one more try

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SOTD: Grateful Dead

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SOTD: Band of Horses

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SOTD & My New Pumped Up Kicks!

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Awesome!

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SOTD: Foster The People

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Yeah we’re locked up in ideas
We like to label everything
Well I’m just gonna do here what I gotta do here
‘Cause I gotta keep myself free
You’re ducking and moving just to hide your bruising from all your enemies
And I’m in the crossfire dodging bullets from you expectancies

We’ve got nothing to lose
You better run and hide
Yeah you’ve crossed the line
I’ve got a knife behind my back, just sayin’
We’ve got nothing to prove
Your social guides give you swollen eyes
But what I’ve got can’t be bought so you can just call it what you want

I said just call it what you want

You’ve taken your words and you take your judgments
And stick them onto everything
If it don’t conform to what you were born into
Then you run the other way
You say, “Now, what’s your style and who do you listen to?” Who cares?
Well that rat race ladder-climbing fake-face smile’s got nothing on me

We’ve got nothing to lose
You better run and hide
Yeah you’ve crossed the line
I’ve got a knife behind my back, just sayin’
We’ve got nothing to prove
Your social guides give you swollen eyes
But what I’ve got can’t be bought so you can just call it what you want

I said just call it what you want

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