Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Free Music Tuesday: Jude and the Postal Service

Two free tunes for you today. First up is "The Not So Pretty Princess" by Jude (from his 2001 album King of Yesterday, which I've been obsessed with lately).

The Not So Pretty Princess met a doctor with a knife
And he said there was a lot of ways that he could change her life
And with the nose of a reindeer, the skin of a plum
For now she'll be lovely, forever look dumb

Next up is "Nothing Better" by The Postal Service, in which Ben Gibbard and Jen Wood debate about whether their relationship is over:

He said:
Will someone please call a surgeon
Who can crack my ribs and repair this broken heart
That you're deserting for better company?
I can't accept that it's over
And I will block the door like a goalie tending the net
In the third quarter of a tied-game rivalry

She said:
I feel I must interject here
You're getting carried away, feeling sorry for youself
With these revisions and gaps in history
So let me help you remember
I've made charts and graphs that should finally make it clear
I've prepared a lecture on why I have to leave

This is simply the best male and female back-and-forth song since the Human League's "Don't You Want Me?" (While you're at it, go to the Postal Service's site and snag "Such Great Heights" - an excellent song).

I had originally planned on offering "Mexico or Bust" by New Kingdom, but I see that they offer it for free themselves on their site. That song is straight-up grimey. Go there and get it NOW.

So leave a comment requesting either or both songs, if you want 'em.


jasdye said...

not exactly johnny cash, but decent.

the lyrics for postal did remind me, off the bat, of 'don't you want me.'

Micah said...

And they're both electropop songs, making them perfect companion pieces.

Anonymous said...

gimme gimme music! but only the Jude.

I already gots the PS album. "The District...", "Brand New Colony", "This Place is A Prison" and "Sleeping In"[?] are my faves.

Micah said...

Sent. The whole damn PS album is great, as is their cover of Phil Collins' "Against All Odds" from a soundtrack to a movie that I can't remember (Wicker Park - is that it?).