You know, dear reader, how j'adore lists. And you'll also know I haven't made one in ages. So here goes. My Bent top 10.
- Comin' back
- So long without you
- Leavin' me
- Cylons in love
- Irritating noises
- Magic love
- Exercise 7
- I can't believe it's over
- Private road
So long without you is a ménage à trois between two Billie Jo Spears songs and some overdubs by Bent. It works really well and sounds like an original recording. I love to sing along to this when walking the dogs. I have to be careful though. Sometimes people creep up from behind me. I don't hear them coming with my iPod on and they catch me singing. Badly.
Leavin' me is pure disco. I've just managed to download the original work which they've sampled here, it's a beautiful, pretty country song. Bidin' my time (by Anne Murray) and Leavin' me are quite different. I really like the original and I've only heard it twice so far... If I'd made this list yesterday, Leavin' me would have been number one. The reason it's slipped to number three is because I played it over and over yesterday. Although I'm not sick of it, it has had some bearing on the chart.
Cylons in love is magical. I will say no more than that. Well, I will. It's bizarre, amazing a quirky. I like quirky. I saw quirky spelled kwerky today, interestingly. You see, dear reader, there are worse spellers out there than Minge.
Irritating noises tells a story and inspired Shane and I to write Cake me in vomit.
Swollen expresses love and beauty, simply, sweetly with the most amazing lyrics and gorgeous music. You'll love it as much as me, dear reader.
Magic love, indeed, is magic. Captain and Tennille meet Tolliday and Mills. Leila Bryan, a lady I used to work with, loved Captain and Tennille, just as much as me. This song reminds me of her. She was and still is a wonderful lady. I think, without exaggeration, she actually saved my life.
Exercise 7 asks us what we'd do if we only had three days to live. For a song about death, it's amazingly up-tempo, almost disco.
I can't believe it's over is, I think, about unrequited love.
Private road is a song full of euphemism and metaphor. My heart, for now, is a private road. No thoroughfare, no heavy load.
Click here, dear reader, if you'd like to read the complete Bent lyrics and here for the official website.