Kirsty MacColl lyrics - Tropical Brainstorm

In These Shoes?

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() = Translation I once met a man with a sense of adventure He was dressed to thrill wherever he went He said Let's make love on a mountain top Under the stars on a big hard rock I said In these shoes? I don't think so I said Honey, let's do it here. So I'm sitting at a bar in Guadalajara In walks a guy with a faraway look in his eyes He said I've got as powerful horse outside Climb on the back, I'll take you for a ride I know a little place, we can get there for the break of day. I said In these shoes? No way, Jose I said Honey, let's stay right here. No le gusta caminar. No puede montar la caballo (I don't like to walk. He can't ride the horse) Como se puede bailar? Es un escandolo (How can one dance? It is a scandal) Then I met an Englishman Oh he said Won't you walk up and down my spine, It makes me feel strangely alive. I said In these shoes? I doubt you'd survive. I said Honey, let's do it. Let's stay right here. No le gusta caminar. No puede montar a caballo (I don't like to walk. He can't ride the horse) Como se puede bailar? Es un escandolo (How can one dance? It is a scandal)

High Heel Shoes

Christine Lavin
Christine Lavin High Heel Shoes I'm getting dizzy way up here; I haven't been this high in years. Oh, whatever possessed me to Blow eighty dollars on these high heel shoes. Looks like a pump, feels like a sneaker ? Do they think we're idiots? But I bought 'em. Now I'm standing in a subway car. I ride because I cannot walk far. I couldn't find an empty cab on the street; They were filled with high-heeled women with non-functioning feet. Twenty-six years ago I dreamed of wearing shoes like these. Oh, the warped mind of the preteen with her strange priorities. But this is a nightmare Of unsteady ankles, hands waving in the air. But the looks my legs are getting from that man across the aisle Almost make the pain and misery and doctor bills worthwhile. If by chance you happen to meet This wobbly woman walking down your street, The click of high heels on concrete Is not the thrill of victory; it's the agony of defeat. Oh, take pity on my vanity; Maybe question my sanity. Why I wear these uncomfortable things? Heaven knows, Which make me wonder about these pierced earrings, and my pantyhose, My control top. Ooh, I can see you don't want me to sing about pantyhose. You'd rather I go back to tap dancing Like my close personal friend Paula Abdul Who, like me, was a geek back in high school. Oh, I'm sorry, but that's not what this song is about. At least it wasn't when it started out. I pray this subway ride never ends, So I will never never have to walk again. In high heels. It's a different atmosphere In high heels. I can see your house from here In high heels, High heels.

Walk A Mile In My Shoes

BRYAN FERRY "Another Time, Another Place"
(South) If I could be you and you could be me for just one hour If we could find a way to get inside each other's minds If you could see you, through my eyes, instead of your ego I believe you'd be, surprised to see, that you'd been blind Walk a mile in my shoes Walk a mile in my shoes And before you abuse Criticise and accuse Walk a mile in my shoes Now the whole world you see around you is just a reflection And the law of Karma, says you reap, just what you sow So unless you've, lived a life of total perfection You'd better be careful of every stone that you should throw And yet we spend the day throwing stones at one another 'Cause I don't think or wear my hair the same way you do Well I may be common people but i'm your brother And when you strike out and try to hurt me it's a-hurtin you There are people on reservations and out in the ghettos And brother, there but for the grace of God go you and I If I only, had the wings, of a little angel Don't you know I'd fly, to the top of the mountain, and then I'd cry

The Loneliness Of A Middle-Distance Runner

Belle Sebastian "Dog On Wheels"
I'll take a second of the day to think about the things that we have done this year The dog lies down, the pouring rain, I'm underneath the smokers' railway arch again The future's looking colourful It's the colour of blood, chaos and corruption of a happy soul A happy soul will ride in the field Ride in the field Ride in the field 'Til the rain dies down. The railway ticket states the destination but it doesn't mean that we will show There's a fork upon the line, we'll pay the guard to switch the sign, off we go The future's looking wonderful It's the wonder of the businessman's conspiracy to sell you wares, no one cares Oh, you care I know You care I know You care I know I forgot for a while (guitar break) On a sulky afternoon spent in dispute you'll give yourself a headache, yeah So I spend the day in stories and in dreaming of the time when we're on stage Have you seen the loneliness of a middle distance runner, When he stops the race and looks around I like the stage, I've seen it now (?) I'll walk to the station Walk to the station Walk to the station Won't you follow me? Walk to the station Walk to the station Walk to the station Won't you follow me?

Mile In These Shoes

JENNIFER LOPEZ "Brave"
They always think they know But they don't! This is my story... Strangers always got some mess to spread. But I have learned to flick them off (them off) Can't walk a mile in my YSL's I strap em on and I walk it off (it off) Got em saying: I can't believe She did it, no she didn't My wild factor's got em crazy Got em saying Yeah she did it but I can't believe it Never said you can't believe Hahahaha Even if they try They still can't walk a mile in these shoes They couldn't even lace em up right Honey these walks are too big to fill Ten million men can't walk a mile in these shoes My strut's so fierce Steven's gotten mad at me Laugh and talk behind my back But they'll never get the best of me I see em doing my dance And I hear em singing my song I'm surpassing the rest Cause that's how I was raised to do it Got em saying: I can't believe She did it, no she didn't My wild factor's got em crazy Got em saying Yeah she did it but I can't believe it Never said you can't believe Hahaha Even if they try They still can't walk a mile in these shoes They couldn't even lace em up right Honey these walks are too big to fill Ten million men can't walk a mile in these shoes Even if they try They still can't walk a mile in these shoes They couldn't even lace em up right Honey these walks are too big to fill Ten million men can't walk a mile in these shoes I'm walkin tall I don't let their hatred test me They bite the dust Head above water, they still can't breathe My feet pound the ground As I stomp it out I dare you to walk a mile in my shoes Even if they try They still can't walk a mile in these shoes They couldn't even lace em up right Honey these walks are too big to fill Ten million men can't walk a mile in these shoes

I'm No Heroine

ANI DIFRANCO "Imperfectly"
You think I wouldn't have him Unless I could have him by the balls You think I just dish it out You don't think I take it at all You think I am stronger You think I walk taller than the rest You think I'm usually wearing the pants Just 'cause I rarely wear a dress Well... When you look at me You see my purpose, See my pride You think I just saddle up my anger And ride and ride and ride You think I stand so firm You think I sit so high on my trusty steed Let me tell you I'm usually face down on the ground When there's a stampede I'm no heroine At least, not last time I checked I'm too easy to roll over I'm too easy to wreck I just write about What I should have done I just sing What I wish I could say And hope somewhere Some woman hears my music And it helps her through her day 'Cause some guy designed These shoes I use to walk around Some big man's business turns a profit Every time I lay my money down Some guy designed the room I'm standing in Another built it with his own tools Who says I like right angles? These are not my laws There are not my rules I'm no heroine I still answer to the other half of the race I don't fool myself Like I fool you I don't have the power We just don't run this place

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