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Mod Post: Challenge Eight: Mariella v. Mansard Roof 
2nd-Apr-2008 04:04 am
Skins Grace/Rich Street
No bonus challenge this month, in the hope that maybe someone will be inspired to write something if there aren't so many choices. I know sometimes when there are too many options I just can't make a choice. So if people actually write something this month, then maybe there will be a new bonus challenge next month. If not, then the bonus challenges are the least of my worries. Also, to see if that will help a bit, this time I am going to upload the mp3s for the two songs, and you can download them and give them a proper listen and give them a real chance maybe?

Option A: Kate Nash - Mariella



I'm heavy handed
To say the least
My mother thinks
I'll be an awful clutcher
'Cause I spill things from stirring 'em too quickly
I'm far too loud
It's like, as soon as I've got an opinion
It just has to come out
I laugh at stupid things
Just 'cause they tickle me

And
Sometimes I wish
Sometimes I wish I was like Mariella
She got some prittstick
And she glued her lips together
So she never had to speak
Never had to speak
Never had to speak
People used to say she's as quiet as a mouse
She just doesn't make a peep

She marched to her wardrobe
And threw away the colour
Because wearing black looks mysterious
But it didn't impress her mother
She wanted to dress her baby
In patterns and flowers
But Mariella just crossed her arms
And so she cried for hours

Mariella, Mariella
My pretty baby girl
Unglue your lips from being together and
And wear some pink and pearls
You can have your friends 'round
And they can stay for tea
Won't you just try to fit in please
Do this for me

But Mariella just crossed her arms
As she walked up the stairs
And she went into her bedroom
And she sat on her bed
And she looked in the mirror
And she thought to herself
"If I wanna play, I can play with me
If I wanna think, I'll think in my head"

At school, Mariella didn't have many friends
Yeah the girls they all looked at her
And they thought she was quite strange
And the boys they're not really into girls at that age
And the teachers, they thought Mariella was just going through a phase.
But Mariella just smiled as she skipped down the road
Because she knew all the secrets in her world
Yes, she always got the crossword puzzle right everyday
And she could do the alphabet backwards
Without making any mistakes

Mariella, Mariella
Pretty, pretty girl
Mariella, Mariella
Happy in her own little world
Happy in her own little world

And she said
Yeah I'm never ever ever ever ever ever
Ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
Yeah I'm never ever ever ever ever ever
Ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
Yeah I'm never ever ever ever ever ever
Ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
Gonna unglue my lips from being together
She said I'm never ever ever ever ever ever
Ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
Yeah I'm never ever ever ever ever ever
Ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
Ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever
Gonna unglue my lips from being together



Option B: Vampire Weekend - Mansard Roof



I see a Mansard Roof through the trees,
I see a salty message written in the eves,
The ground beneath my feet
we are garbage and concrete,
And now the tops of buildings
I can see them too!

I see a Mansard Roof through the trees,
I see a salty message written in the eves,
The ground beneath my feet,
we are garbage and concrete,
And now the tops of buildings
I can see them too!

The Argentines collapse in defeat,
The admiralty surveys the remnants of the fleet,
The ground beneath their feet
Is a nautically map sheet
as thin as paper
while it slips away from you.


The song titles are the links, both files are on MU, but if need be I could do Sendspace or Mediafire. The second file is 3 mb, the first is maybe 5.3 mb. Please do give the songs a proper listen. And if you really hate them, my apologies.


Good Luck and Please Write
Due April. 14th
Comments 
(Deleted comment)
2nd-Apr-2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
I actually found the video of Mansard Roof after I made the post, and there wasn't an official video for Mariella, so I just uploaded the song for people to download instead. Anyway, I like sharing music with people ^__^

And yeah, the beginning of the song can be a teeny bit annoying, but I just adore the song as a whole. Glad it inspired you to write something ^__^
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