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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Self in Song

posted by on February 26 at 9:38 AM

“I got it bad/You don’t know how bad I got it.” Nik Kershaw

“And I remember/And I remember.” Intelligent Hoodlum

“I do know Man-din-ka.” Sinead O’Connor

“Oh I, oh, I’m still alive/Hey, I, I, oh, I’m still alive.” Pearl Jam

“Please believe what you want to believe but leave me to do me/Ain’t nobody can do me better than me.” Choklate

“Who could it be? Believe it or not it’s just me.” Joey Scarbury

“I/I was standing.” INXS

“I want to have dinner with Gershwin.” Donna Summer

“So I start my mission, leave my residence/Thinkin’ how could I get some dead presidents?” Rakim

“And so I face the wall/Turn my back against it all/How I wish I’d been unborn/Wish I was unliving here.” Eurythmics

“I came in this world alone/Me, myself, I.” Joan Armatrading

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1

"I am this great, unstable mass of blood and foam
And no one in her right mind would make her home my home"
The Mountain Goats

Posted by rk | February 26, 2008 10:37 AM
2

"I was in heaven
I was in hell
Believe in neither
But fear them as well"
Modest Mouse

Posted by rk | February 26, 2008 10:43 AM
3

I can feel it comin' in the air tonight.
I've been waiting for this moment for all my life.

-Phil Collins

Posted by Levislade | February 26, 2008 10:54 AM
4

And I'm reminded
of the time that I was blinded
by the sun
It was a welcome change

-Destroyer

Posted by Strath | February 26, 2008 11:09 AM
5

I didn't stand a chance
I couldn't stand at all

-Destroyer

Posted by Also | February 26, 2008 11:16 AM
6

I wanna be somebody, be somebody soon.

óBlackie Lawless

Posted by Paulus | February 26, 2008 11:34 AM
7

i against i.
-bad brains.

Posted by chops | February 26, 2008 11:42 AM
8

"and here I dreamt I was a soldier
and I marched the streets of birkenau
and I recall in spring
the perfume that the air would bring..."

the decemberists

Posted by quilty3000 | February 26, 2008 12:12 PM
9

"i am so unfriendly sometimes i wish everyone would simply go away / leave me to myself and everything would be okay"
the donner party

Posted by quilty3000 | February 26, 2008 12:19 PM
10

I love pissin you off, it gets me off
Like my lawyers, when the fuckin judge lets me off
All you motherfuckers gotta do is set me off
I'll violate and all the motherfuckin bets be off
I'm a lit fuse, anything I do, bitch it's news

-eminem

Posted by lar | February 26, 2008 12:35 PM
11

"I've seen fire and I've seen rain." Right?

Posted by trent moorman | February 26, 2008 2:53 PM
12

All through the day
I me mine, I me mine, I me mine.

-The Beatles (George Harrison)

Posted by kebabs | February 26, 2008 3:47 PM
13

Out on tour with the Smashing Pumpkins
Nature kids, I/they don't have no function

-Pavement

Posted by kid icarus | February 26, 2008 3:57 PM
14

I immediately thought of De La Soul's hit single.

Additionally...

I'm still standing / Better than I ever did / Looking like a true survivor / Feeling like a little kid - Elton John

I'm the man / I'm bad / I'm so bad / I should be in detention / I'm the man - Anthrax

I'm not crazy / You're the one that's crazy ... All I wanted was a Pepsi / Just one Pepsi / But they wouldn't give it to me ... I went to your schools / I went to your churches / I went to your approved institutional learning facilities / So how can you say I'm crazy - Suicidial Tendencies

Posted by K | February 26, 2008 4:24 PM
15

"I, I, I, I, found out what it was about" --Chrissie Hynde, Pretenders, "Tattooed Love Boys"

Posted by Emma Goldman | February 26, 2008 4:59 PM
16

"I am I am I am Superman and I know whatís happening.
I am I am I am Superman and I can do anything."
r.e.m.

Posted by q3k | February 26, 2008 7:54 PM

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