Monday, June 19, 2006

everybody...


Everybody
by Stabilo

doesn't anybody know how to walk anymore?
doesn't anybody know what a radio is for ?
doesn't anybody wear their hair down low ?
doesn't anybody know? doesn't anybody know?

doesn't anybody hate it when the street light.. turns red?
doesn't anybody want five more minutes in bed ?
doesn't anybody, doesnt anybody have a letter to send ?
doesn't anybody wish they had just one more friend ?

cause eveybody wants, and everybody needs
everybody asks for one more piece
everybody wants to hear someone say please
cause everybody takes, and everybody steals
everybody cries when somethings feels
everybody is looking for the drug that heals

doesn't anybody wanna take another shot at me ?
go ahead the gun is loaded and bullets are for free
doesn't anybody spray perfume to cover up a smell ?
doesn't anybody know where to go to get some help?

cause everybody wants, and everybody needs,
everybody begs for self esteem
why don't you get your mind out of the past
and everybody takes and everybody steals,
everybody's been kicked by other heels

cause everybody wants...

i love this song. from the first time i heard it, the lyrics just struck a chord with me. it's simple but you can feel that it comes from the heart. it expresses this sentiment i always have lingering in the background, a craving for another time, or another place, where things are simpler, slower. sometimes you get tired of fighting the tide, all by yourself. everything is rushing by, and you're trying to hold on to something, to someone to stop you from getting caught up in the whirlwind.
the amazing thing though is that when you stop and look around, you realize everybody wants that. everyone wants the same things, the same peace of mind. we all yearn for things that are pure and simple and peaceful, but somehow we perceive the world as a big blur, with everyone grabbing and shoving and we end up getting caught up in it.
when I hear this song it reminds me im not the only one out there who wants to just take a step back for a minute, to stop pushing and grabbing, to take a few more minutes to hear and feel and be aware of what’s going on inside of me and to relate to the world realizing that everyone deep down wants the same thing.
Everybody can be heard here, enjoy!


28 Comments:

At Monday, June 19, 2006 8:35:00 PM, Blogger yoniQua said...

hey could u link us to the song?
lyrics are special. thanks.

 
At Monday, June 19, 2006 8:44:00 PM, Blogger anonym00kie said...

yoniqua:
i did, if you go down to the bottom of the post, youll see a link to it.

actually, heres the link :

http://www.shopemi.com/album_page.asp?upc_id=724359816227

just scroll down to "Track Listing" and you can hear the song and see the video. enjoy!

 
At Monday, June 19, 2006 8:51:00 PM, Blogger the only way i know said...

Mookie

Thanks - I enjoyed that (listened and watched) - i like music that have meaningful lyrics -
it was nice to hear your thoughts on them..

 
At Tuesday, June 20, 2006 3:58:00 AM, Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

...few more minutes to hear and feel and be aware of what’s going on inside of me and to relate to the world realizing that everyone deep down wants the same thing.

for sure, that's so important.
great post :)

 
At Tuesday, June 20, 2006 4:06:00 AM, Blogger kasamba said...

What a fab song!

I feel so much with the sentiments you are expressing- I always need the extra five minutes with everything!

 
At Tuesday, June 20, 2006 9:41:00 AM, Blogger Scraps said...

We're all just looking for peace of mind...it's just that sometimes we get in the way of each other achieving that.

 
At Tuesday, June 20, 2006 10:44:00 AM, Blogger Pragmatician said...

Until you gave away that it was a song, I thought you ahd written a very deep poem.

 
At Tuesday, June 20, 2006 10:50:00 AM, Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Thanks..for sharing..
awesome song and lyrics..!

Theres only one thing that..theres more than enough for everyone..and thats happiness. Unfortunately some peoples happiness are another misfortune.

 
At Tuesday, June 20, 2006 11:03:00 AM, Blogger Lakewood Venter said...

Awesome song. Thanks Mooks!

 
At Tuesday, June 20, 2006 11:06:00 AM, Blogger renaissanceman said...

it's simple but you can feel that it comes from the heart

And all it does for me is remind me of the song "Do your ears hang low?"
Bummer.

 
At Tuesday, June 20, 2006 11:36:00 AM, Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

I don't know which song this is I guess if I heard it I might. Beautiful lyrics. True at the end of the day we do all pretty much want the same thing. Thanks for the inspiration!

 
At Tuesday, June 20, 2006 12:38:00 PM, Blogger FrumGirl said...

Reminds me of that R.E.M. song - " ...cuz everybody hurts...."

 
At Tuesday, June 20, 2006 2:16:00 PM, Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Btw I forgot to tell you I love that pic it is so mesmerizing(however u spell that).It pulls you in!

 
At Tuesday, June 20, 2006 2:24:00 PM, Blogger anonym00kie said...

the only way i know,
sarah,
kasamba,
lakewood venter:
thanks, im glad you enjoyed.

scraps:
I agree that’s what I was referring to, how we all want the same thing but somehow we ruin it for each other. We don’t take the time to see past the blur and realize that everyone is trying to achieve the same thing

pragmatician:
“By Stabilo” didn’t give it away? :)

david:
its not enough your blog posts are deep, now your comments too? :)

renaissanceman:
im glad you don’t like my taste in music, sometimes I wonder about all the positive feedback, im glad to know someone disagrees with me!

socialworker/frustrated mom:
you can listen to it, the link is at the bottom of the post.
and im glad you like the pic, i thought it was amazing too!

frumgirl said...
not first time I hear that. I see the similarities, but this song gives me a different feel, less depressing..

 
At Tuesday, June 20, 2006 2:49:00 PM, Blogger A Chasidic Buchar said...

For the last 20 hours I can't stop murmuring this song, thanks for sharing.

 
At Tuesday, June 20, 2006 2:59:00 PM, Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

I knew I could listen from the link but I didn't want to b/c I am at work and I was lazy.

 
At Tuesday, June 20, 2006 7:23:00 PM, Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

It comforting when we realize we're all in the same boat.

 
At Tuesday, June 20, 2006 9:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

David, you sound bitter about something. whats a matter? come tell Mommy.

 
At Tuesday, June 20, 2006 11:07:00 PM, Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

anon...
Kinda getting into this "venting" thing...i could see the attraction

 
At Tuesday, June 20, 2006 11:51:00 PM, Blogger anonym00kie said...

a chasidic buchar:
i’m so glad you liked it, its one of those songs that I can hear over and over again.

socialworker/frustrated mom:
and now that youre not home and not lazy.. did you hear it yet? :)

lnsm27:
unless there's a hole in the boat!
(otherwise, youre right :)

 
At Wednesday, June 21, 2006 9:47:00 AM, Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Yes I actually did listen to part of it. I liked the lyrics better than the song. Not so much my stlye but it was nice thanks.

 
At Wednesday, June 21, 2006 10:00:00 AM, Blogger s.J. said...

nice. reminds me of this:

by Leonard Cohen and Sharon Robinson, Stranger Music Inc. (BMI) and Robinhill Music (ASCAP).
Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died

Everybody talking to their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long stem rose
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that you love me baby
Everybody knows that you really do
Everybody knows that you've been faithful
Ah give or take a night or two
Everybody knows you've been discreet
But there were so many people you just had to meet
Without your clothes
And everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

And everybody knows that it's now or never
Everybody knows that it's me or you
And everybody knows that you live forever
Ah when you've done a line or two
Everybody knows the deal is rotten
Old Black Joe's still pickin' cotton
For your ribbons and bows
And everybody knows

And everybody knows that the Plague is coming
Everybody knows that it's moving fast
Everybody knows that the naked man and woman
Are just a shining artifact of the past
Everybody knows the scene is dead
But there's gonna be a meter on your bed
That will disclose
What everybody knows

And everybody knows that you're in trouble
Everybody knows what you've been through
From the bloody cross on top of Calvary
To the beach of Malibu
Everybody knows it's coming apart
Take one last look at this Sacred Heart
Before it blows
And everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Oh everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows


(nhxcknqx)

 
At Wednesday, June 21, 2006 1:23:00 PM, Anonymous Joe in NY said...

i'm hungry. maybe i'll go out for a slice of pizza or something.

 
At Wednesday, June 21, 2006 1:40:00 PM, Blogger anonym00kie said...

s.j:
lenny rocks, i love that song. im not sure if this flavor_of_the_ month stabilo song matches leonard cohen's cynicsm and wit and talent, but i like them both!

joe in nyc:
go to the pizza shop by the 92nd street ny sports club

 
At Wednesday, June 21, 2006 4:44:00 PM, Blogger A Frum Idealist said...

I want to comment, but I want to hear the song first. For some reason I can't access it from that link.

 
At Wednesday, June 21, 2006 6:21:00 PM, Blogger zenjew said...

hey cool song...

everyone wants.

dave matthews says:

what i want is what i've not got, but what i need is all around me.

i hear this song saying--just let go of your desires. dont want. then you might find life to be so much more simpler...

of course, you run into the ancient buddhist problem: how can you want not to want? that itself is a desire?!

you just kindve have to take a step back from that part of you that wants, and see what happens...

namaste.

 
At Wednesday, June 21, 2006 10:56:00 PM, Blogger chaverah said...

yes! I need a slower life! please help me slow it down! The funny thing is everybody is running and doing but where are they going? they dont even know!

 
At Wednesday, June 21, 2006 11:39:00 PM, Blogger anonym00kie said...

frumidealist :
did you hear it yet? i sent it to you.

zenjew:
i think you also run into my ancient jewish problem of: if you eliminate 'want', how do you have the desire to grow, the ambition to develop, to better yourself? complacency and acceptance isnt always the answer, is it?

chaverah:
fight your way out of the rat race!

 

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