Musical Monday #67 - People Ain't No Good

I've noticed a growing trend on YouTube of late...  A lot of artists, their labels, company - whatever - are taking it personally when someone uploads their (or their artists) song.  They piss and moan and have it removed from the site.

Which is a shame, because some days I like to skip through random videos to see if I like something.  Less artists to listen to, less chance of finding someone new, less chance of me giving them cash-money for their album.

*ahem*

What they seem to leave behind, are Fan-Based videos that make you wonder just how bored someone was in order to "make" a video by cutting up a movie and slapping it to a song.

When the song in question is from a movie, you'd expect to find the song synced to clips of afore-mentioned movie.  You'd expect, right.

Bzzzzz! Wrong!

I digress - and if you listen to this song, you'll understand why I' rambling.  That, and pain killers are to blame of course, but none the less.

Nick Cave - People Ain't No Good is a rather, shall we say, dirge-type song.  I first heard it in Shrek 2, the second time the king goes into the bar.  But despite sounding rather... down... I love the song.  I can't say why or what it is about the song that I love so much.  I think it's quite relaxing to be honest.  I don't know, have a listen, see if you like it - and they try to tell me why you like it. And, of course, ignore the video ;)


EDIT McEDIT: Seems that someone noticed what I said about leaving behind the fan-videos... OK, if you want to hear it, you can try listening to it over at Last FM via This Link!

People just ain't no good
I think that's welll understood
You can see it everywhere you look
People just ain't no good

We were married under cherry trees
Under blossom we made pour vows
All the blossoms come sailing down
Through the streets and through the playgrounds

The sun would stream on the sheets
Awoken by the morning bird
We'd buy the Sunday newspapers
And never read a single word

People they ain't no good
People they ain't no good
People they ain't no good

Seasons came, Seasons went
The winter stripped the blossoms bare
A different tree now lines the streets
Shaking its fists in the air

The winter slammed us like a fist
The windows rattling in the gales
To which she drew the curtains
Made out of her wedding veils

People they ain't no good
People they ain't no good
People they ain't no good at all

To our love send a dozen white lilies
To our love send a coffin of wood
To our love let aal the pink-eyed pigeons coo
That people they just ain't no good

To our love send back all the letters
To our love a valentine of blood
To our love let all the jilted lovers cry
That people they just ain't no good

It ain't that in their hearts they're bad
They can comfort you, some even try
They nurse you when you're ill of health
They bury you when you go and die

It ain't that in their hearts they're bad
They'd stick by you if they could
But that's just bullshit
People just ain't no good

People they ain't no good
People they ain't no good
People they ain't no good
People they ain't no good at all

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One Response to “Musical Monday #67 - People Ain't No Good”

Lynzi said...

This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by WMG, lol, looks like you missed the boat there mate :-P