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Mix: Favorite Lyrics

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March 2 is Read Across America Day and the birthday of Dr. Suess. In observance, people across the country are asked to pick up a book and read to a child.

Although The Spec can’t pick up a book and read to you, we can provide you with a mix of songs that contain our favorite lyrics. Some are simple, others complex and thought provoking, but just like a good book, a well-written song leaves you wanting more.

Read along and listen to some of our favorites. Feel free to share your favorite lyrics in the comments section below…

ALEXIS’ PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNJSGiljWic?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Little Dragon | Song: Seconds
“Cause all I want, a second or two / And all we got are seconds to lose / And all I am is tempted by you”

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PUWANkSHDc?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Astronautalis | Song: Measure the Globe
“So, I’ll cover my hand in tattoos / I’ll kiss any woman that moves / There’s no Lord to forgive me and physics is tricky / So, all that I’m left with is you”

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMWzYip6R30?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: The The | Song: This is the Day
“You could’ve done anything if you’d wanted / And all your friends and family think that you’re lucky / But the side of you they’ll never see / Is when you’re left alone with the memories / That hold your life together like glue”

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdlOdztF0ac?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Cat Power | Song: Maybe Not
“Come and be free, you know who I am / We’re just living people”

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7nD1T7mjp8?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros| Song:
“She’s got sunset on her breath now / I inhaled just a little bit / now I got no fear of death now”


DEE’S PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ma5tF6TJpA?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Leonard Cohen | Song: Anthem
“Ring the bells that still can ring / Forget your perfect offering / There is a crack in everything / That’s how the light gets in”

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IxrskrY9gs?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Tom Waits | Song: Reeperbahn
“Now if you’ve lost your inheritance / And all you’ve left is common sense / And you’re not too picky about the crowd you keep / Or the mattress where you sleep / Behind every window, behind every door / The apple has gone but there’s always the core / And the seeds will sprout up right through the floor”

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRjNNZ6mz-M?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Regina Spektor | Song: Bartender
“Come on, bartender / Won’t you be more tender? / Give me two shots of whiskey / And a beer chaser / Love will be the death of me / Love is so fickle / It starts with a flood and ends with a trickle”

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs-RPnMd14M?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: CocoRosie | Song: Sunshine
“Sunshine, oh sunshine / If you don’t know why you shine / You’ve got to go into the sun / You’ve got to go inside”

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbjMEUmwp2o?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Radiohead | Song: True Love Waits
“I’m not living, I’m just killing time”

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