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Thursday, October 18, 2012

1901

I was finally able to bring myself to pick up my guitar after such a long time. The last cover I posted was 3 months ago, back when everything was just starting to become hectic with school and thesis and what not.

This song is called 1901 which is an original from the alternative rock band Phoenix. The version I covered however was by Birdy, an amazing 16 year old British artist who has a knack for creating hauntingly beautiful renditions of random songs.

BTW, excuse the subtle hint of a British accent in the way I sing the song, if you listen to the version by Birdy, she has a really thick accent which is hard to phase out from my mind whenever I sing her songs. Lol Same goes for my covers of Lego House and Skinny Love. Maybe one day I'll showcase my talent for accents but for now here's my cover. Hahaha

1901 - Phoenix

Counting all different ideas drifting away
Past and present they don’t matter
Now the future’s sorted out
Watch her moving in elliptical patterns
Think it’s not what you say
What you say is way too complicated
For a minute thought I couldn’t tell how to fall out

It’s twenty seconds till the last call
You’re going hey hey hey hey hey hey
Lie down you know it’s easy
Like we did it over summer long

And I’ll be anything you ask and more
You’re going hey hey hey hey hey hey hey
It’s not a miracle we needed
No I wouldn’t let you think so

Fold it, fold it, fold it, fold it
Fold it, fold it, fold it, fold it

Girlfriend, oh your girlfriend is drifting away
Past and present 1855-1901
Watch them built up a material tower
Think it’s not gonna stay anyway
Think it’s overrated
For a minute thought I couldn’t tell how to fall out

It’s twenty seconds till the last call
You’re going hey hey hey hey hey hey
Lie down you know it’s easy
Like we did it over summer long

And I’ll be anything you ask and more
You’re going hey hey hey hey hey hey hey
It’s not a miracle we needed
No I wouldn’t let you think so

Fold it, fold it, fold it, fold it
Fold it, fold it, fold it, fold it
Fold it, fold it, fold it, fold it
Fold it, fold it, fold it, fold it



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