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kepi in Sydney is doing 38 things including…

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kepi has written 29 entries about this goal

29. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - Ella Fitzgerald

After one whole quart of brandy
Like a daisy, I’m awake
With no Bromo-Seltzer handy
I don’t even shake

Men are not a new sensation
I’ve done pretty well I think
But this half-pint imitation
Put me on the blink

I’m wild again, beguiled again
A simpering, whimpering child again
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered – am I

Couldn’t sleep and wouldn’t sleep
When love came and told me, I shouldn’t sleep
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered – am I

Lost my heart, but what of it
He is cold I agree
He can laugh, but I love it
Although the laugh’s on me

I’ll sing to him, each spring to him
And long, for the day when I’ll cling to him
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered – am I

He’s a fool and don’t I know it
But a fool can have his charms
I’m in love and don’t I show it
Like a babe in arms

Love’s the same old sad sensation
Lately I’ve not slept a wink
Since this half-pint imitation
Put me on the blink

I’ve sinned a lot, I’m mean a lot
But I’m like sweet seventeen a lot
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered – am I

I’ll sing to him, each spring to him
And worship the trousers that cling to him
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered – am I

When he talks, he is seeking
Words to get off his chest
Horizontally speaking, he’s at his very best

Vexed again, perplexed again
Thank God, I can be oversexed again
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered – am I

Wise at last, my eyes at last,
Are cutting you down to your size at last
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered – no more

Burned a lot, but learned a lot
And now you are broke, so you earned a lot
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered – no more

Couldn’t eat, was dispeptic
Life was so hard to bear
Now my heart’s antiseptic
Since you moved out of there

Romance, finis.
Your chance, finis.
Those ants that invaded my pants, finis.
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered – no more



28. I Feel Better - Gotye

There was a time I was down, down
I didn’t know what to do
I was just stumbling around, around
Thinking things could not improve
I couldn’t look on the bright side
Of anything at all
That’s when you gave me a call

And I feel better, better, better than before
I feel better, better
Now I’m not down anymore

And there were times I was sure, so sure
I couldn’t turn it around
I couldn’t care anymore
About the good things I found
That’s when you gave me a reason
To make me smile again
I only have to see you and then

I feel better, better, better than before
I feel better, better
Now I’m not down anymore
I feel better, better, better than before
I feel better, better
Now I’m not down anymore

Life sometimes seems to get the best of you
Like everything just brings you down
Just when you think there’s nothing you can do
A friendly face will bring you around
And you’ll feel better

You’ll feel better, you’ll feel better
Better than before
You’ll feel better, much better
You won’t be down anymore



27. Learn Yourself - The Beautiful Girls

Everybody thinks we’ll fall apart.
Everybody’s quick to point their fingers at what,
they think is causing the problem.
And what they don’t see is what they won’t see my friend.

And we’ve all got to learn ourselves
before we can judge some one else.
And we’ve all got to learn ourselves
before we can judge some one else.

Just like the holy scripture talks,
of a road to redemption in amongst the thorns.
The path is beset by ego and greed,
and if we don’t see then we won’t ever be free.

And we’ve all got to learn ourselves
before we can judge some one else.
And we’ve all got to learn ourselves
before we can judge some one else.
Yes we will.

And we’ve all got to learn ourselves
before we can judge some one else.
And we’ve all got to learn ourselves
before we can judge some one else.

Along the path we walk we’ve only got to find.
Along the path we walk we’ve only got to find.
Along the path we walk we’ve only got to find.
Our own heart own mind, our own heart own mind
Our own heart own mind, our own heart own mind.



26. This Too Shall Pass - OK Go

You know you can’t keep lettin’ it get you down
And you can’t keep draggin’ that dead weight around.
If there ain’t all that much to lug around,
Better run like hell when you hit the ground.

When the morning comes.
When the morning comes.

You can’t stop these kids from dancin’.
Why would you want to?
Especially when you’re already gettin’ yours.
‘Cause if your mind don’t move and your knees don’t bend,
well don’t go blamin’ the kids again.

When the morning comes x 6

Let it go, this too shall pass.
Let it go, this too shall pass.

Let it go, this too shall pass.
(You know you can’t keep lettin’ it get you down. No, you can’t keep lettin’ it get you down.)



25. All I Want - Sarah Blasko

I don’t want another lover
So don’t keep holding out your hands
There’s no room beside me
I’m not looking for romance
Say I’ll be here, I’ll be here
But there’s no way you’d understand

All I want
All I want
All I want
When I don’t even know myself

I don’t want another partner
So don’t try and break the spell
I can’t even understand me
So don’t think that you can help
When I say things and see things
That’s no way on earth to tell

What I want
What I want
What I want
‘Cos I don’t even know myself

No-one wants to be lonely
But what am I to do?
I’m just trying to be honest
I don’t want to hurt you too
When I’ll be there, I’ll be there
I know I sound confused

But all I want
All I want
All I want
All I want
All I want
See, all I want
All I want
Is to one day come to know myself



24. Hollywood - Angus & Julia Stone

I blame you Hollywood,
for showing me things you never should
show a young girl,
In a cruel world.

Because life’s not a happy ending,
I’m sure there is some,
like Johnny and June,
and maybe other people too.

They all would have been killed
in the sound of music,
they would have found out that
Pinocchio could never tell the truth.

She never would have made it to shore,
the little mermaid. He would have married a whore
from a wealthy family, after all he was royalty.

Cinderella would have scrubbed those floors
till her hands grew old and tired,
and nobody would look away,
that’s the way it goes today.

I blame you Hollywood,
for showing me things you never should
show a young girl,
In this cruel world.

Because life’s not a happy ending,
I’m sure there is some
like Johnny and June,
and maybe other people too.

And maybe other people too (x5)
Like me and you.



23. Accidentally Kelly Street - Frente

here’s a door and
here’s a window
here’s the ceiling
here’s the floor
the room is lit like
a black and white movie
the t.v.’s on, that’s what it’s for
and if you walk real slowly
you can feel the planet breathe
there’s no need to feel so lowly
now that we’ve all learned to give

accidently kelly street
where friends and strangers
sometimes meet
accidently kelly street
i never thought life
could be so sweet

in the garden birds are singing
the sun is shining on the path
the wind is talking to the flowers
the dogs and cats all take a bath
and if you stop that talking
you can hear the traffic sigh
throw away those keys
start walking, watch those
tiny things go by

accidently kelly street
where friends and strangers
sometimes meet
accidently kelly street
i never thought life
could be so sweet

it’s sunday everyday
and there’s no need to rush around
inside of everybody there’s sun
and laughter to be found
it seems that we’re on holidays
and sleeping in is not a sin
all the housework’s done by teatime
i’m feeling good about
the way i’ve been

perhaps this optimism
will crash on down
like a house of cards
i know that my decision
to change my life was not that hard

accidently kelly street
where friends and strangers
sometimes meet
accidently kelly street
i never thought life
could be so sweet

accidently kelly street
where friends and strangers
sometimes meet
accidently kelly street
i never thought life
could be so sweet

accidently…
accidently…
accidently kelly street
i never thought life
could be so sweet!



22. Hairdo - Little Birdy

You don’t need to try
I am happy just the way you are
Don’t change yourself honey
I am happy just the way you are
I don’t need no-one to tell me babe
It’s my whole heart, it’s here to stay

You don’t need no hairdo
You don’t need no cigarette
Oh baby, you got what I want
You don’t need no hairdo
You don’t need no cigarette
Oh baby, I’m addicted

Fly above the ocean
Fly above and see how we float
Everything is here honey
Everything is right in it’s place
It’s the time of year for changing tune
It’s the time of year for making plans

You don’t need no hairdo
You don’t need no cigarette
Oh baby, you got what I want
You don’t need no hairdo
You don’t need no cigarette
Oh baby, I’m addicted to you



21. Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

[Her:]
Alabama, Arkansas,
I do love my ma and pa,
Not the way that I do love you.

[Him:]
Holy, Moley, me, oh my,
You’re the apple of my eye,
Girl I’ve never loved one like you.

[Her:]
Man oh man you’re my best friend,
I scream it to the nothingness,
There ain’t nothing that I need.

[Him:]
Well, hot and heavy, pumpkin pie,
Chocolate candy, Jesus Christ,
Ain’t nothing please me more than you.

[Both:]
Ahh Home. Let me come home
Home is wherever I’m with you.
Ahh Home. Let me go ho-oh-ome.
Home is wherever I’m with you.

La, la, la, la, take me home.
Mother, I’m coming home.

[Him:]
I’ll follow you into the park,
Through the jungle through the dark,
Girl I never loved one like you.

[Her:]
Moats and boats and waterfalls,
Alley-ways and pay phone calls,
I’ve been everywhere with you.

[Him:]
We laugh until we think we’ll die,
Barefoot on a summer night
Nothin’ new is sweeter than with you

[Her:]
And in the streets you run afree,
Like it’s only you and me,
Geeze, you’re something to see.

[Both:]
Ahh Home. Let me go home.
Home is wherever I’m with you.
Ahh Home. Let me go ho-oh-ome.
Home is wherever I’m with you.

La, la, la, la, take me home.
Daddy, I’m coming home.

(Talking)
Him: Jade
Her: Alexander
Him: Do you remember that day you fell outta my window?
Her: I sure do, you came jumping out after me.
Him: Well, you fell on the concrete, nearly broke your ass, you were bleeding all over the place and I rushed you out to the hospital, you remember that?
Her: Yes I do.
Him: Well there’s something I never told you about that night.
Her: What didn’t you tell me?
Him: While you were sitting in the backseat smoking a cigarette you thought was gonna be your last, I was falling deep, deeply in love with you, and I never told you til just now.

[Both:]
Ahh Home. Let me go home.
Home is wherever I’m with you.
Ahh Home. Let me go ho-oh-ome.
Home is where I’m alone with you.

[Him:]
Home. Let me come home.
Home is wherever I’m with you.

[Her:]
Ahh home. Yes I am ho-oh-ome.
Home is when I’m alone with you.

[Her:]
Alabama, Arkansas,
I do love my ma and pa…
Moats and boats and waterfalls,
Alley-ways and pay phone calls…

[Both:]
Ahh Home. Let me go home.
Home is wherever I’m with you.
Ahh Home. Let me go ho-oh-ome.
Home is where I’m alone with you…



20. Where is my Mind - The Pixies

Oh – stop

With your feet in the air and your head on the ground
Try this trick and spin it, yeah
Your head will collapse
But there’s nothing in it
And you’ll ask yourself

Where is my mind [3x]

Way out in the water
See it swimmin’

I was swimmin’ in the Caribbean
Animals were hiding behind the rocks
Except the little fish
But they told me, he swears
Tryin’ to talk to me, coy koi.

Where is my mind [3x]

Way out in the water
See it swimmin’ ?

With your feet in the air and your head on the ground
Try this trick and spin it, yeah
Your head will collapse
If there’s nothing in it
And you’ll ask yourself

Where is my mind [3x]



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