When I awoke today, suddenly nothing happened.

Any minute now, my ship is coming in
I’ll keep checking the horizon
I’ll stand on the bow, feel the waves come crashing
Come crashing down down down, on me

And you say, be still my love
Open up your heart
Let the light shine in
But don’t you understand
I already have a plan
I’m waiting for my real life to begin

When I awoke today, suddenly nothing happened
But in my dreams, I slew the dragon
And down this beaten path, and up this cobbled lane
I’m walking in my old footsteps, once again
And you say, just be here now
Forget about the past, your mask is wearing thin
Let me throw one more dice
I know that I can win
I’m waiting for my real life to begin

Any minute now, my ship is coming in
I’ll keep checking the horizon
And I’ll check my machine, there’s sure to be that call
It’s gonna happen soon, soon, soon
It’s just that times are lean

And you say, be still my love
Open up your heart, let the light shine in
Don’t you understand
I already have a plan
I’m waiting for my real life to begin

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Once you go Johnny, you’ll never go back.

The most wonderful cover in the history of covers, and the most poignant and appropriate video of Johnny Cash singing Nine Inch Nails’ Hurt.

Hurt lyrics

I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that’s real
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything

[Chorus:]
What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

I wear this crown of thorns
Upon my liar’s chair
Full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
Beneath the stains of time
The feelings disappear
You are someone else
I am still right here

[Chorus:]
What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

If I could start again
A million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way

More multimedia

My friend Amaury is a Brazillian pop star.  No kidding.  Here he is singing and making funny faces.

mau

Freshly Damian-free, one of my newest favorite singers, Lisa Hannigan, is also a very clever video-maker.  Here are two, Lille and I Don’t Know.  They won’t let me embed them, so you have to click the link, but do!  It’s worth it.

Lille

I Don’t Know

And another fun one, thanks to Daniela. Sarah Blasko, No Turning Back

Oren Lavie, “Her Morning Elegance”

Thanks to Eugen for this beautiful video.

And She fights for her life
As she puts on her coat
And she fights for her life on the train
She looks at the rain

As it pours
And she fights for her life
As she goes in a store
With a thought she has caught
By a thread
She pays for the bread
And She goes…
Nobody knows