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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:35 pm    Post subject: Objectified Reply with quote

Just a Natural Thing (Just tell me that you like me)

Im not actually sure what this song is called but they played it at the windmill the other week, and its one of the songs (track 14) on the 'point ephemere - 2005-10-20 show which is avalible for download in the downloads section, (http://jeffreylewisboard.free.fr/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=176) thanks to Azoun



Just a Natural Thing (Just tell me that you like me)
Jeffrey lewis


Iíve left a trail of myself every place that Iíve been through
And going bald is the most manly thing Iím ever gonna do
Iíll tell the earth thanks for the hair, thanks for the skin, thanks for the bone
Though I now slowly give it back I still appreciate the loan

Just tell me that you like me in the same sentence as a mountain side
Cos it would be such a relief to be objectified

Cos who says its so important to sort through these thoughts of ours?
Maybe thatís why we love to try to see ourselves from the outside
And photographs and videos and diaries and merriness
Cos it would be, such a relief to be, objectified

And the closest that I ever got was still a ways away
But the second closest That I got was not enough to pay
I guess I better love you cos youíre all that I deserve
And I know that youíre not perfect but everyone else is worse
And ill help you move some furniture somewhere its never been before
But the rooms so small, the dresser draw, it wonít let us get back out the door

Just tell me that you like me in the same sentence as a building
Cos it would be such a relief to see, Iím just a natural thing

Were only boats, and the boats are only empty
And you cant claim an empty boat thatís on a river to the sea
You cant blame a billion boats with out a sail without a sailor
And thatís how we look in photographs and diaries and merriness

And the plants turn into ants and the ants turn into plants
And even I started freaking that old folks are rotten children
And I still donít have a cell phone but this sea shell gets reception
And the ocean wont stop calling and I want a restraining order

Just tell me that you like me in the same sentence as a building
It would be such a relief to see Iím just a natural thing

Were just a natural thing

Just like anything


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great thank you amigo !
It's always good for us (frenchies)
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awwww awesome, nick awesome!!!!!!!!!
cheers x Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

moving words... i love these lyrics...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a beautiful song isn't it

Dav wrote:
great thank you amigo !
It's always good for us (frenchies)


What do you mean Dav, are some songs hard to translate? Let me know if theres anything I can help with. ?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mean that most of the time it's hard for me to figure out lyrics in english, so it's always pleasant when someone post some, sometimes i think i got the lyrics right, for exemple on last time i did acid i went insane, then someone post it and i realize that i had half wrong. But i definitly like searching them out, with my headphone and the loop fonction of my winamp player muhahahah !
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I take it for granted but all you guys seem to speak such good english I imagine you hearing it the same way I would!
Im always impressed by people who can speak other languages, Id love to be able to, I learnt a little german at school and Ive tried to learn some chinese (manderin) but im a long way from being able to understand a conversation.
I think we're pretty lazy in this country when it comes to learning other peoples languages as we tend to expect the rest of the world to speak english
How did you learn, do they teach you in school?
I have a fond memory from a couple of years ago I was in Mauritius as my sister was gettting married over there and I found myself playing football with some guys from my hotel, one was Italian and the other was French and we were all pretty much limited to our own languages but somehow we managed to communicate. It seemed quite impressive to me. The international language of football I guess ! lol

Anyway, If you want me to try and translate any other songs let me know and I'll see what i can do
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basicly we learn english at school, plus an other language, i choose Spanish Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It can be sometimes awfully hard to reconstruct the meaning when you miss some of the context. It's always good to have someone who can tell when you're wrong.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've changed the title of this thred from;

Just a natural thing (just tell me that you like me)

as I have since found out from the horses mouth that this song is called 'Objectified' at least, that is currently its working title
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2006 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this song whole lot tho' I don't always follow it.
A few mistakes in writing the lyrics:

STanza 3: In photographs and videos and diaries and mirrors....

Stanza 4 Dresser drawer

Stanza 6. blame an empty boat
again, diaries and mirrors

Thanks for transcribing it.
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