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  • Happy Birthday Begin to Hope!

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        Begin to hope CD


        12 years ago today (June 13, 2006), Regina Spektor released her first major-label album Begin to Hope. The album peaked No. 20 on Billboard 200 and established Regina as an indie icon. 

        To celebrate the occasion, here are our favourite lyrics from each of the 19 tracks on the album's Bonus Track Version.



        "I never loved nobody fully
        Always one foot on the ground
        And by protecting my heart truly
        I got lost in the sounds"



        "You're getting sadder, getting sadder
        Getting sadder, getting sadder
        And I don't understand, and I don't understand"



        "Oh, I cut his hair myself one night
        A pair of dull scissors in the yellow light
        And he told me that I'd done alright
        And kissed me 'til the morning light, the morning light
        And he kissed me 'til the morning light"


        "On the Radio"

        "On the radio
        We heard November Rain
        That solo's really long
        But it's a pretty song
        We listened to it twice
        Cause the DJ was asleep"


        "Field Below"

        "Again the sun was never called
        And darkness spreads over the snow"


        "Hotel Song"

        "I have dreams of Orca whales and owls
        But I wake up in fear"


        "Après Moi"

        "Après moi, le deluge
        After me comes the flood"


        "20 Years of Snow"

        "And the words float out like holograms
        And the words float out like holograms
        And the words float out like holograms"


        "That Time"

        "Hey, remember that month when I only ate boxes of
        Tangerines, so cheap and juicy



        "White lines on your mind
        Keep it steady
        You were never ready for the lies"



        "But on this stage
        I've learned to fly
        Learned to sing
        And learned to cry
        Little wet tears on my baby's shoulder"


        "Summer In the City"

        "Don't get me wrong, dear
        In general I'm doing quite fine
        It's just when it's summer in the city
        And you are so long gone from the city
        I start to miss you, baby, sometimes"


        "Another Town"

        "In another town
        Don't let me forget
        In another town
        Mouth full of regrets
        In another town
        Please place final bets"



        "Somewhere between the cobblestone floor and the slated wooden ceiling
        Cuddling my semi-automatic, with a very fuzzy feeling"



        "And you have tamed me
        Now you must take me"



        "In Prague I knew I'd been a witch
        Burnt alive, a pyre of Soviet kitsch
        It made me miss my Moscow muttdom
        It made me miss my New York nothing"



        "I run the water very very very hot
        And then I fill the sink to the top with bubbles of soap
        And then I set all the bottle caps I own afloat
        And it's the greatest voyage in the history of plastic"



        "I'm the hero of the story, don't need to be saved"



        "Love will be the death of me
        Love is so fickle
        It starts with a flood
        And it ends with a tr-tr-trickle"


        Honorable mentions:

        "Hey, remember that time when you OD'd
        Hey, remember that other time when you OD'd for the second time
        Well, in the waiting room, while waiting for news of you, I hallucinated I could read your mind
        And I was on a lot of shit, too, but what I saw, man...
        I tell you it was freaky

        - That Time


        "But I got to get me out of here
        This place is full of dirty old men
        And the navigators with their mappy maps
        And moldy heads and pissing on sugar cubes"

        - 20 Years of Snow


        "You are my sweetest downfall"

        - Samson


        “This is how it works: you're young until you're not; you love until you don't; you try until you can't; you laugh until you cry; you cry until you laugh, and everyone must breathe until their dying breath”

        – On the Radio


        And finally...



        Reply with your favourites!

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