Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Stroke of Luck



If you know me, you know I love Shirley Manson/Garbage. I have loved them since 1995, the very first time I heard "Vow" on the alternative radio station that broadcast from Pensacola. I am sure my BFF T will recall this station since we listened to it day-in/day-out until it switched formats nine months later, rendering us speechless - almost as bad as when they switched the airtime for "Santa Barbara" from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. after the Seoul Olympics and we had to skip school at least once a week to catch up on our story.

But anyhoodle, 1995 was pre-Google and I pretty much kept a vigil around the radio until I heard "Vow" again, and once the song/band was introduced and my ears had recovered from the serious volume blast I made a beeline to Peaches, called my BFF T from my big handheld "car phone" that was mounted in my car with a cord because, you know, I was so kew, and am pretty sure I proceeded to play it at least 600 times in a row. OK, maybe not in a row. It was in my 3-disc carousel with Hole's "Live Through This" and likely something like Radiohead or Seven Year Bitch or Belly just to mix it up.

I love this song and you know I'm going to do you right by including the lyrics as well. Enjoy!

"A Stroke of Luck"
by Garbage

Hanging by threads of palest silver
I could have stayed that way forever
Bad blood and ghosts wrapped tight around me
Nothing could ever seem to touch me

I lose what I love most
Did you know I was lost until you found me?

Stroke of luck or gift from God?
Hand of fate or devil's claws?
From below or saints above?
You come to me

Here comes the cold again
I feel it closing in
It's falling down
And all around me, falling

You say that you'll be there to catch me
Or will you only try to trap me?
These are the rules I make
Our chains were meant to break, you'll never change me

Here comes the cold again

I feel it closing in
You're falling down
And all around me, falling

Stroke of luck or gift from God?
Hand of fate or devil's claws?
From below or saints above?
You come to me now

Don't ask me why
Don't even try

Stroke of luck or gift from God?
Hand of fate or devil's claws?
From below or saints above?
You come to me

Here comes the cold again
I feel it closing in
It's falling down
And all around me, falling

Falling...

1 comment:

Tim said...

is Sherilyn still going to do a solo album?

Hole, I love celebrity skin, but the rest is pick and choose :-)

We've got a good rock station now in Atlanta, Project 96.1, and there's always 99X as a fallback.

Good post!