High Fidelity, Mix 6

This mix is dedicated to my sister, and is also for me and my opinion of my family right now.  A collection of some of my favourite dysfunction tunes.

Family Portraits

’97 Bonnie and Clyde – Tori Amos
“Mama’s too sleepy to hear you screaming in her ear
That’s why you can’t get her to wake
But don’t worry
Dada made a nice bed for mommy at the bottom of the lake…”

Half Jack – The Dresden Dolls
“I’m half my mother’s daughter
A fraction’s left up to dispute
The whole collection, half off the price they’re asking
In the halfway house of ill-repute
It’s half biology and half corrective surgery gone wrong…”

Falling Away From Me – Korn

“Do what others say
I’m here, standing hollow…”

No Son Of Mine – Genesis
“They say that time is a healer
And now my wounds are not the same
I rang that bell with my heart in my mouth
I had to hear what he’d say…
He said, ‘You’re no son of mine…'”

Oh Father – Madonna
“Seems like yesterday
I lay down next to your boots and I prayed
For your anger to end…
You can’t hurt me now
I got away from you – I never thought I would…”

Broken Home – Papa Roach
“I’m stuck in between my parents
I wish I had someone to talk to
Someone to confide in…
I think I know the truth:
Your father did the same to you…”

Wonderful – Everclear
“Promises mean everything
When you’re little and the world’s so bad
I just don’t understand how
You can smile with all those tears in your eyes
And tell me everything is wonderful now…”

Family Portrait – Pink
“I hear glasses breaking as I sit up in my bed
I told dad you didn’t mean those nasty things you said
You fight about money, fight about me and my brother
And this is what I come home to – this is my shelter
It ain’t easy growing up in World War III…”

Numb (live) – Linkin Park
“Every step that I take
Is another mistake to you…
I know you were just like me,
With someone disappointed in you…”

Mother – Pink Floyd
“Mama’s gonna make all of your nightmares come true
Mama’s gonna put all of her fears into you
Mama’s gonna keep you right here under her wing
She won’t let you fly, but she might let you sing…
Mother, did it need to be so high?”

Janie’s Got A Gun – Aerosmith
“They say when Janie was arrested, they found him underneath a train
But man, he had it comin’
Now that Janie’s got a gun, she ain’t never gonna be the same…
She said, ‘Cause nobody believes me
The man was such a sleaze…”

Daddy – Jewel
“Sometimes, I want to bash in your teeth Daddy
I’m going to use your tongue as a stamp
I’m going to rip your heart out the way that you did mine, Daddy
Go ahead and psychoanalyze that.”

Because Of You – Kelly Clarkson
“I watched you die, I heard you cry every night in your sleep
I was so young
You should have known better than to lean on me
You never thought of anyone else – you just saw your pain
And now I cry in the middle of the night…”

Never Again – Nickelback
“Father is a name you haven’t earned yet
You’re just a child with a temper
Haven’t you heard ‘don’t hit a lady’?
Kicking your ass would be a pleasure…”

Forget December – Something Corporate
“New Year’s Eve came but nothing had changed
All the problems just got worse
We sit in silence, this routine science
The sickness we rehearse…”

I’m OK – Christina Aguilera
“Hurt me to see the pain across my mother’s face
Every time my father’s fist would put her in her place
Hearing all the yelling, I would cry up in my room
Hoping it would be over soon
Bruises fade father, but the pain remains the same…”

4am – Our Lady Peace
“I blame my father for the wasted years
We hardly talked
I never thought I would forget this hate
But then a phone call made me realize I’m wrong…”

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