Monday, May 25, 2009

Some pop-music titles I envy,

and wish I could use for poems:

* I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass (Yo La Tengo)

* Man Called Aerodynamics (Guided by Voices)

* We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (Modest Mouse)

* Hotel Vast Horizon (Chris Whitley)

* When My Plane Finally Goes Down (Mark Eitzel)

* Another Bag of Bricks (Flogging Molly)

* You and Me and the Ten Thousand Things (Peter Mulvey)

* Me, My Yoke, and I (Damien Rice)

* All the Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands (Sufjan Stevens)

This is not an exhaustive list. What's on your list?


Leslie said...

My Own Face Inside the Trees—The Clientele
My Mother Was a Chinese Trapeze Artist—The Decemberists
Pancakes for One—Of Montreal
The Blank Husband Epidemic—Of Montreal
Lord, Blow the Moon Out, Please—Hem
More News from Nowhere—Nick Cave
Since K Got Over Me—The Clientele

Lisa B. said...

Get Away From Me--Nellie McKay
La Pistola y el Corazon--Los Lobos

I also admire that Yo La Tengo title--say it to myself from time to time.

Pedantius said...

Hi. Long time reader, first time commenter.

You can't beat Sufjan for song titles. Come on! Feel the Illinoise! Also, Ryan Adams, "Oh My God, Whatever, Etc"

Renaissance Girl said...

Welcome, Pedantius. Glad you stopped lurking. I love the title "For the Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti" by Stevens, myself. Love the song, too, for that matter.

Inept Poet said...

The band:

...and you will know us by the trail of the dead

Pamphilia said...

"My Heart's Running Round Like a Chicken with its Head Cut Off." -Magnetic Fields