Regina Spektor

I hear in my mind
All these voices
I hear in my mind all these words
I hear in my mind all this music
And it breaks my heart
It breaks my heart...
This is how it works —
You're young until you're not
You love until you don't
You try until you can't ...

Regina Spektor [Регина Спектор] (born 18 February 1980) is a Soviet-born American singer-songwriter and pianist.

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11:11 (2001)Edit

  • He was perfect except for the fact that he was an engineer
    And mothers prefer doctors
    And lawyers

    Yet despite this imperfection
    He was clean-looking and respectable-looking
    And you'll never find a mother
    Who doesn't appreciate a natural man

    • Love Affair
  • Pavlov's Daughter,
    woke up in the morning,
    hear the bell ring,
    and something deep inside of her,
    makes her want to salivate,
    so she lays there drooling on her pillow...
    • Pavlov's Daughter

Songs (2002)Edit

Love is the answer to a question I have forgotten, but I know I've been asked. And the answer has got to be love.
We keep on paying those freaks on the TV
Who claim they will save us, but want to enslave us
  • I'm the king's thirty-second son
    There's thirty-one others just like me
    There's thirty-one others on the way
    There's thirty-one others after that...
    • Odeipus
  • Thirty-two's still a goddamn number
    Thirty-two's still counts
    Gonna make it count
    • Odeipus
  • Pickle jars are just pickle jars, and pickles are just pickles.
  • Ingredients:
  • Water, salt, cucumbers, garlic and
  • Pickling spices
    • "Reading Time With Pickle"
  • Love is the answer to a question I have forgotten, but I know I've been asked. And the answer has got to be love.
    • "Reading Time With Pickle
  • The world's got a nosebleed, it said
    And we're flooding, but we keep on cutting the trees and the forests!
    And we keep on paying those freaks on the TV
    Who claim they will save us, but want to enslave us, and
    Sweating like demons, they scream through our speakers
    But we leave the sound on 'cause silence is harder, and
    No one's the killer and no one's the martyr
    The world that has made us can no longer contain us
    And prophets are silent and rotting away.
    • "Consequence of Sounds"
  • On the day that Daniel Cowman stopped existing
    The world should have ended right then and there
    At precisely four-fifteen when he stopped existing
    The world should have ended
    How could it go on?
    • "Daniel Cowman"
  • How could it go on when I don't exist? I don't exist...
    So now that we've got that straight
    Doesn't mean that I can fly
    Doesn't mean I that I can go do whatever I want.
    • "Daniel Cowman"
  • A man destined to hang
    Can never drown,
    A man destined to hang
    Can never ever drown.
    A man destined to drown
    Can never burn...
    • "Daniel Cowman"
  • A man destined to fry
    Can never ever ever die...
    In any other way but frying.

    Lucky that I'm dying
    By hanging and not drowning.

    • "Daniel Cowman"

Soviet Kitsch (2004)Edit

They'll name a city after us
And later say it's all our fault…
  • The flowers you gave me are rotting
    And still I refuse to throw them away
    • The Flowers
  • They'll name a city after us
    And later say it's all our fault…
    • Us
  • Imagine you go away
    On a business trip one day
    And when you come back home
    Your children have grown
    And you never made your wife moan
    • Ghost Of Corporate Future
  • People are just people
    They shouldn't make you nervous
    The world is everlasting, it's coming and it's going
    If you don't toss your plastic
    The streets won't be so plastic
    And if you kiss somebody then both of you get practice
    • Ghost Of Corporate Future

Begin to Hope (2006)Edit

I never loved nobody fully
Always one foot on the ground
And by protecting my heart truly
I got lost in the sounds…
On the radio
We heard November Rain
That solo's awful long
But it's a good refrain…
This is how it works —
You peer inside yourself
You take the things you like
And try to love the things you took…
  • I never loved nobody fully
    Always one foot on the ground

    And by protecting my heart truly
    I got lost in the sounds
    I hear in my mind
    All these voices
    I hear in my mind all these words
    I hear in my mind all this music
    And it breaks my heart
    It breaks my heart...
    • "Fidelity"
  • On the radio
    We heard November Rain
    That solo's awful long
    But it's a good refrain
    • "On the Radio"
  • 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"
  • No, this is how it works —
    You peer inside yourself
    You take the things you like
    And try to love the things you took
    And then you take that love you made
    And stick it into some
    Someone else's heart
    Pumping someone else's blood
    And walking arm in arm
    You hope it don't get harmed
    But even if it does
    You'll just do it all again.
    • "On the Radio"
  • Power to the people
    We don't want it
    We want pleasure
    And the TVs try to rape us
    And I guess that they're succeeding
    And we're going to these meetings
    But we're not doing any meeting
    And we're trying to be faithful, but we're
    Cheating, cheating, cheating
    • Hero

Far (2009)Edit

  • It's like forgetting the words to your favorite song
    You can't believe it; you were always singing along
    It was so easy and the words so sweet
    You can't remember; you try to move your feet.
    • "Eet"
  • I've got a perfect body
    But sometimes I forget
    I've got a perfect body, because my eyelashes catch my sweat
    Yes they do, they do.
    • "Folding Chair"
  • No one laughs at God in a hospital,
    No one laughs at God in a war,
    No one's laughing at God when they're starving or freezing or so very poor...
  • No one laughs at God when the cops knock on their door
    And they say "We've got some bad news, sir."
    
No one's laughing at God when there's a famine, fire or flood

    But God can be funny
    At a cocktail party when listening to a good God-themed joke
    Or when the crazies say He hates us
    And they get so red in the head you think they're 'bout to choke

    God can be funny
    When told he'll give you money if you just pray the right way
    And when presented like a genie who does magic like Houdini
    Or grants wishes like Jiminy Cricket and Santa Claus
    God can be so hilarious...

    • "Laughing With"
  • No one's laughing at God —
    We're all laughing with God.
    • "Laughing With"
  • Living in your pre-war apartment
    Soon to be your post-war apartment
    • Machine
  • Two birds on a wire
    One tries to fly away
    And the other watches him close from that wire
    He says he wants to as well
    But he is a liar
    • Two Birds
  • Try it again, breathing's just a rhythm
    • "One More Time With Feeling"
  • Leaves become most beautiful when they're about to die
    When they're about to fall from trees
    When they're about to dry
    • Time Is All Around

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