I think my ear for music has transcended to the point where even the sound quality affects the way I listen. It’s like this deeply religious conversion that I never knew I needed. I haven’t invested in a record player yet, nor started collecting vinyl. But once my finances allow me, I so fully am!
Anyways, I was waiting for the light to turn green, and then I thought, “How lo-fi!” So then I thought, “Lo-fi Love Affair,” which is what inspired the following. It’s the way I want to fall in love, using lyrics from songs. How else did you think this was going to happen?
Well, we've only just met, and I'm undressing you with my eyes Where are the roses and whispered sighs? When darkness gathered around me, You captured my heart exclusively You're a boy, and I'm a girl, but you know you can lean on me. Let me show you how much I care. Baby, I'm amazed at the way you help me sing my song If you've lost your faith in love and music, oh, the end won't be long. And tell all the stars above Why don't you show me a little bit of spine you've been saving for her mattress, love? And I'm never gonna let you go away now.
The actual songs that I used for the poem. Yes, this is a mixtape. Did it start that way? No. But I like how it did!
- Undressing You by Emma Bunton
- Don’t Break My Heart by UB40
- I’m Glad You’re Mine by Siobhán Donaghy
- All That 2 Me by One Vo1ce
- Protection by Massive Attack
- My List by The Killers
- Maybe I’m Amazed by Paul McCartney
- The Good Old Days by The Libertines
- Dedicated to the One I Love by The Mamas and the Papas
- Dance, Dance by Fall Out Boy
- One Touch by Sugababes
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