And Another Thing…



There are some things that are just so … unlikely, or something, that despite the fact that they’re something I would be interested in, they just fall off my radar. Basically, my mind logs the information, decides it’s either not true, or too remote, or something, and puts it so far on the back burner that it disappears.

Which happened to me the other day. I had earned a $100 gift certificate from Amazon, and used it for a giant shopping spree, clearing out things that had spent months on my wishlist. It was a lot of fun, and I’ll post the results when my goodies arrive.

However, one thing I didn’t do was pre-order anything — there are books I’m very much looking forward to, like John Grisham’s Ford County, which comes out on Nov. 3, and Jasper Fforde’s Shades of Grey, which comes out Dec. 29. Since I wasn’t sure whether Amazon would wait to ship the rest of my load until they came out, I opted to limit it to books out currently.

But I was looking at my news feed today, and was reminded of a book that I had heard about, and was interested in, but which has completely slipped off my radar. Last I heard about it, it was being written, but sounded a long way from becoming reality. But the item in my news feed today actually had cover art for the book, which made me think it might be closer to publication.

And it is: Eoin Colfer’s And Another Thing…, the sixth book in Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy, is going to be released on Monday.

So, for those of you out there who have read the DNA books … are you going to be reading AAT?

What Will You Say About Me? — Lori McKenna


(Anybody who has any conversation with me about music for any amount of time pretty quickly learns that one of my favorite artists, if not my absolute favorite artist, is Lori McKenna. She is an amazing writer; I am blown away by her ability to paint nuanced, believable and real emotional landscapes that reflect the fact that feelings are rarely simple, but are so often a roiling mixture of complementary and conflicting emotions. Anyway, a while back, Lori posted some unreleased tracks online. Since the lyrics weren’t available yet, I took it upon myself to transcribe them in case anyone was looking for them. [I made a good faith effort at the fourth track, “Happy Drunk,” but it was harder to make out completely.])

Forget the promises;
Swallow the pain;
Forgive ourselves our sins and learn to love again.

Look into new eyes, as hard as it gets;
Everybody lives with a little regret.

What will you say about me
When she asks how you know
About the color of the sun going down in Mexico?

And when she starts to fall,
Will it scare you at all?
Are you gonna tell the truth or hide it like a thief?
What will you say about me?

When you look over your shoulder
Will you see a mistake?
Or will you see the love that brought you to a better place?

What will you say about me
When she gets to your heart?
Do you tell her that I’m still holding a little part?

And when she starts to fall,
Will it scare you at all?
Are you gonna tell the truth or hide it like a thief?
What will you say about me?

What will you say about me
When she gets to your heart?
Will you tell her that I’m still holding a little part?

And when she starts to fall,
Will it scare you at all?
Are you gonna tell the truth or hide it like a thief?
What will you, what will you say about me?
What will you say about me?
What will you say about me?

Lori McKenna — “It Hurts For A Reason” Lyrics


(Song Can Be Found Here: http://www.myspace.com/melaniehowardmusic. There was one word in this one that I couldn’t make out.)

Everybody says I should be over you by now,
But I just hold out.
Everybody tells me I’ll find somebody new to love,
But my heart’s sold out.

This is not some tearful goodbye,
I’ll feel better in the morning.

No, it hurts for a reason.

I can’t just love you and not love you anymore
Because you said so
And threw water on this flame.
I turn to ice every time I hear your name
Because you grew cold.

If pain is all that I have left,
Then let me have it for a while.
I won’t _______ you with a smile.

It hurts for a reason.
It hurts for a reason.
Love like this can’t come and go
without leaving one hell of a hole.

I won’t feel this way forever,
But I’ll feel this way forever because I want to.

I’ll give love another try.
And if right now I wonder why,
Because I have to.
When he goes in for that first good night kiss,
I’ll remember this …
I’ll remember this …
It hurts for a reason.
It hurts for a reason.
I know, it hurts, for a reason.

My Last Hope — Lori McKenna


(Song Can Be Found Here: http://www.myspace.com/melaniehowardmusic)

What if you were my last chance?
What if you were my last dream?
What if someone was looking over my shoulder
And said this was it for me?

What if you were my last break?
What if you were my last prayer?
What if I didn’t try hard enough and you were the reason I was here?

Baby, don’t go, ’cause you just might be
My last hope.

You said it was love but I didn’t know
What I was doing, so I said Goodbye
But I should have held on tight.

What if you were my last way
Of getting in to heaven’s gate?
What if you were the last person to see any good in me?

Baby, don’t go, ’cause you just might be
My last hope.

You said it was love but I didn’t know
What I was doing, so I said Goodbye
I should have held on tight.

Baby, don’t go, ’cause you just might be
Well, baby, don’t go, ’cause you just might be
Baby, don’t go, ’cause you just might be
My last
My last hope.

Oh, baby, don’t go.
Baby don’t go.
Baby don’t go.
Baby don’t…