|Boney's Favorite Songs of 2018|
A (relatively) brief taste of my 2018 favorites. Album list coming mid-January. Consider this a preview but not too spoilery - a lot of albums the songs here come from won't be listed on the album list and there will be some albums not represented here that will be there. Listed alphabetically, with lyrics selections (where applicable).
"Dolores & Kimberly"
The streets were so empty
You’d think it was the rapture
Our midnight world
Just me and you
You’ve got a beautiful guitar
And there's an ocean where you are
Wherever you run, there you are
|3||Anna von Hausswolff|
"The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra"
You look at their faces and their meaningless loss
And you cry
"Drunk In LA"
Can't help seeking corners
Of dark and dead end rooms
Where the drinks keep pouring down
And the candles keep me warm
|5||Big Red Machine|
Big Red Machine
I am not an apparition
But I’ll haunt you
Will you still play on my mind
When I'm proud of myself?
Know I only meant well
By the Way, I Forgive You
I have been to the movies, I've seen how it ends
And the joke's on them
The Thread that Keeps Us
Here's a little gift from me to you
A place to store your dreams and your secrets too
Love Is Dead
Is it right if I'm a perfect actress
Playin' the princess in distress?
Last Building Burning
"So Right, So Clean"
So right, so clean
But does it mean anything?
You Won't Get What You Want
"The Reason They Hate Me"
You have a lot of fun playing grab-ass with the boys
Which one's going to give you a ride home?
Which one's going to walk you to the door?
Wonder which one's going to call?
"Crack the Case"
It's really hard to hate anyone
When you know what they've lived through
And once they've given you a taste
Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
Imagining us clasping hands in holiday
Imagining you growing older
Growing somehow more beautiful
|14||Death Cab for Cutie|
Thank You For Today
And I wonder where you are tonight
If the one you're with was a compromise
As we're walking lines in parallel
That will never meet and it's just as well
I’ll Be Your Girl
"Rusalka, Rusalka / The Wild Rushes"
Come down, my little darling, come closer to me
The water is warm; it is salty and free
Too Hard to Tell
It’s just one of those things
That leaves you wondering
That always brings the pain
The deconstruction has begun
Time for me to fall apart
There is someone where I go now who reminds me of how you looked
That morning in sunlight when I saw how you looked under glass
How many first days do we have the nerve to wait for?
I guess he found Jesus
You might not believe this
But sometimes I wish that I did
Sugar and Spice
Do you even think about me?
Bark Your Head Off, Dog
"Look of Love"
I still dream of spiders crawling across my bed
"I Know What It's Like"
I keep turning back one page
I can't find the plot
Something else is taking shape
"Love Is a Wild Thing"
Running like a river trying to find the ocean
Flowers in the concrete
Bottle It In
I was on the beach, but I was thinking about the bay
Got to the bay, but by then I was far away
The first time I tasted somebody else’s spit, I had a coughing fit
"As the World Caves In"
You put your final suit on
I paint my fingernails
Oh we're going out in style babe
|27||Melody's Echo Chamber|
"Quand les larmes d'un ange font danser la neige"
Find someone nice
Find somewhere to hide
Someone to be held by
"Something To Be Won"
They lay there, sparkling in the sun
They rot there, never to become
Symbols, something to be won
Be the Cowboy
I'm just asking for a kiss
Give me one good movie kiss
And I'll be alright
"Halls of Sarah"
You see our poets
Do an odious business
As lions love Christians
Frankly, I Mutate
"All I Can Say Is I Love You"
Never really one for the dancing
But that’s just what I’m gonna do
Free, I feel free
Like you promised I’d be
C'est La Vie
"Christmas Down Under"
If you need to make a martyr
You got to take away the man
Don’t Skip Out on Me
"Night Out With Diego"
This is a waltz thinking about our bodies
What they mean for our salvation
|36||Tropical Fuck Storm|
A Laughing Death in Meatspace
All this scot-free moralizing’s got
Me quite demoralized
|37||We Were Promised Jetpacks|
The More I Sleep The Less I Dream
"The More I Sleep The Less I Dream"
I lost all hope
I left it with someone some time, somewhere ago
The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs
"You of All People"
I get the feeling to look up
At something larger than myself
And reach for what is not allowed
No matter how I love the ground
|39||Yo La Tengo|
There’s A Riot Going On
"For You Too"
I am just some guy with too much pride
Safe in the Hands of Love
"Licking an Orchid"
There's a pain deep inside, but I’m trying not to lose my
Only baby girl to a toxic world