Music Monday

Music Monday: Life’s Too Short by The Lightning Seeds

Music Monday is a meme that was created by Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek. Bjørn and I will pick a song alternatively on each Monday and share our thoughts about them. Bjørn’s pick this week is Life’s Too Short by The Lightning Seeds.

Thoughts and Ramblings

When Lord of the Rings has been turned into three movies, it made sense. Three books, three movies. Even though they honestly could have been simultaneously shorter and longer (where is my Tom Bombadil?????) Turning The Hobbit into three full-length movies was not. The bloody book is is 366 pages. If you get the Director’s Expanded Cut With Deleted Scenes (532 minutes, i.e. nearly nine hours long) it will be about 1.5 minutes per page. Including blank pages and copyright.

I am a well-known (in very small circles, nonetheless) Swiftie. The Tortured Poets Department dropped with its 16 tracks. Two hours later (not a typo) fifteen bonus songs were added. There is no album in the world that has 16 songs on it and needs 15 more bonuses to be released two hours ago. 

Unfortunately, Ian Broudie has more or less disowned Tilt, the album ‘Life’s Too Short’ comes from. It’s great. And short. The world has been subjected to Ian Broudie… uh… dancing, which was as necessary as Swift’s 15 bonus songs and the Director’s Expanded etc. of The Hobbit. But the song is 3:44, doesn’t overstay its welcome, and is one of the best synthpop songs ever… from a band mostly known for having recorded a football anthem.

Song Lyrics

I’ve got the feeling you’ve got the feeling (x6)

Oh love don’t go away
I wish you’d stay
Can I change your mind
I’m the king of dreaming in a wishful way
When I’m wide awake
But there comes a time

And I see that (and I see that)
What I’m needing (what I’m needing)
Is a feeling (is a feeling)
To believe in (to believe in)

Maybe it’s true
And I’m just a fool
Who’s making us blue
When life’s too short

I’ve got the feeling, you’ve got the feeling
I’ve got the feeling, you’ve got the feeling

Oh love is kind of tempting fate
It’s an unknown state
In a place I can’t find
And now I know I’ve kind of lost my way
But I keep the faith
With an open mind

And I see that (and I see that)
What I’m needing (what I’m needing)
Is a feeling (is a feeling)
To believe in (to believe in)

Maybe it’s true
And I’m just a fool
Who’s making us blue
When life’s too short

Aah, aah, ooh, aah

And now I know I’m kind of lost
And now I know I’m kind of lost
And now I know I’m kind of lost
And now I know I’m kind of lost (keep the faith)
And now I know I’m kind of lost (keep the faith)
And now I know I’m kind of lost (keep the faith)
And now I know I’m kind of lost (keep the faith)
And now I know I’m kind of lost

Maybe it’s true
And I’m just a fool
Who’s making us blue
When life’s too short
I’ve got the feeling, you’ve got the feeling (x3)

Oh, I’ve got the feeling you’ve, you’ve got that feeling too
(I’ve got the feeling, you’ve got the feeling)
Oh, I’ve got the feeling you’ve, you’ve got that feeling too
(I’ve got the feeling, you’ve got the feeling)
(Life’s too short) oh I’ve got the feeling you’ve
(Life’s too short) you’ve got that feeling too
(I’ve got the feeling, you’ve got the feeling)
(Life’s too short) oh I’ve got the feeling you’ve
(Life’s too short) you’ve got that feeling too
(I’ve got the feeling, you’ve got the feeling)

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