Friday, June 2

Peter Gabriel

...writes good music. Or at least, he did on Us and So, the two albums of his I recently got in a fit of "hey, I remember liking that stuff in high school". It's like getting two more Dave Matthews albums for free! (OK not really, but they're similar enough that someone who doesn't listen to either at all might confuse them.)

I'd never really listened to his stuff all the way through before. I mean, sure, it's been on while I was over at people's houses, so it all seemed vaguely familiar (or is that just that all his songs sound the same?) but now, I'm actually listening to it. Amazing how long it takes to (re)discover some things.

4 comments:

Atlas said...

Oh Fraxas. =(

Fraxas said...

[10:12] Fraxas: "Oh Fraxas" what?
[10:13] atlas: Peter Gabriel!
[10:14] atlas: "Why should I change my name? He's the one who sucks"
[10:14] Fraxas: what?
[10:14] Fraxas: now I've really lost you
[10:14] atlas: Ok.
[10:14] atlas: That quote is from office space
[10:15] atlas: And clearly shows that I am equating peter gabriel with michael bolton.
[10:15] Fraxas: *LOL*
[10:15] Fraxas: oh, Atlas. =(

Pharaohmagnetic said...

Dare we compare Peter Gabriel and Michael Bolton Lyrics? Yes, we dare indeed. See if you can spot the difference.


When illusion spins her net
I'm never where I want to be
And liberty she pirouettes
When I think that I am free
Watched by empty silhouettes
Who close their eyes but still can see
No on taught them etiquette
I will show another me
Today I don't need a replacement
I'll tell them what the smile on my face meant.


And the other:


We lie awake, this wall between us
We're just not talking, we got so much to say
Let's break these chains, our love can free us
Whoa, Whoa, ain't it time we started tryin'
Whoa, whoa, gotta stop this love from dying
How can we be lovers if we can't be friends
How can we start over when the fighting never ends
Baby, how can we make love if we can't make amends
How we can be lovers if we can't be,
can't be friends
Baby, love is tough but we can take it
Baby, times are rough but we can make it
We can work it out

Fraxas said...

Obviously the top one is Gabriel and the bottom one is Bolton. One of them uses vaguely poetic allusion and references the singer's desire to show the world who he really is. The other is a desperate plea by a man for reconciliation with his woman, on behalf of his dick.