I've posted this song a lot but it's one of the greatest pop songs ever, my favorite song by a female vocalist and it is the sweetest too and the most romantic.....with lyrics which are words to live by and avoid the Tracey Ullman cover version which is fine, but less worthy.
"No I don't listen to their wasted lines".......such a great lyric she says it twice, understand?
As anyone who follows me knows I'm pretty sad about the death of Kim Shattuck of The Muffs (and briefly of the Pixies). One of her sweetest moments and the video too - and she has a lot like this. RIP.
She was every bit the equal as a writer as my 90s pop-punk favorites (Mr. T Experience, The Queers, Screeching Weasel) and she was a female who scattered more good songs across her career than Courtney Love and Liz Phair did .......that's the drawback of not having a single classic album but still.....if you don't know her music, you should.
Oh honeys, my grandma liked to play this song when I was little...
I see trees of green, red roses too I see them bloom for me and you (of course, mine will be in the VIP area) And I think to myself what a wonderful world
I see skies of blue and clouds of white The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night And I think to myself what a wonderful world
The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky Are also on the faces of people going by I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do They're really saying I love you
I hear babies crying, I watch them grow They'll learn much more than I'll never know And I think to myself what a wonderful world Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world
Of course, it would be even more wonderful if I was Mrs. Warren Buffett or Mrs Jeff Bezos... and divorced... but nevertheless it is still pretty good.
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The original wouldn't qualify as sweet exactly but this cover of New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle" is so disarmingly direct, and dreamy it's just a lovely cover - it takes on a whole new perspective with female vocals.
Kimberly Rew was an extremely talented guy in different ways - the ace guitarist for Robyn Hitchcock's new wave heroes The Soft Boys he had a whole 2nd career with pop stalwarts Katrina & The Waves as guitarist and songwriter and arranger (he wrote Walking On Sunshine too). This song is one of his best and by far his sweetest but you only really got it in The Bangles cover version - going to Liverpool and do nothing ........a summing of a really sweet and naively young (and very Beatles) sentiment.
Seen together at the 3:00 minute mark of the video below and a sort of Punk version of George Jones/Tammy Wynette, the mighty Paul Westerberg and his partner in crime Juliana Hatfield here play cute and do it sweetly and cleverly - note when Westerberg says "what say?" Hatfield replies "OK" within the last chorus to the "kissing break" question.