Music
Comments 16

First Of The Gang

Thursday afternoon. Scorching hot sun. The fly hovers around aimlessly.
I am in my room.
The bright blue rug that I once loved has been rolled up and tucked in a corner.
My room smells of sleep, Maliboo and cigarettes.
My table is messy with useless vouchers, receipts, an unused fork and stickers I use to decorate my polaroids.
My love is lying on my bed next to my dog.
My love is looking at her phone.
My dog is looking at me.
I am looking at my screen, trying to put the next blog post together.

I hope you guys are all coping with Thursday well so far!
Friday is here and it is a public holiday!
I did a video of amateur me singing First Of The Gang by Zee Avi on Wah Pen Pen yesterday.

I hope it will make your day better if you’re having a not-so-good time.

Screen shot 2012-04-05 at PM 01.17.55
IMG_2335

First Of The Gang
Zee Avi

You have never been in love till you’ve seen the star
reflect in the reservoirs
And you have never been in love
till you’ve seen the dawn rise
behind the home for the blind

We are the pretty, petty thieves
and you’re standing on our streets where
Hector was the first of the gang with the gun in his hand
and the first to do time, first of the gang to die
Oh my
Hector was the first of the gang with the gun in his hand
and the first to do time, first of the gang to die
Oh my

You have never been in love until you’ve seen the sunlight thrown
over smashed human bone
We are the pretty, petty thieves
and you’re standing on our streets where
Hector was the first of the gang with the gun in his hand
and the first to do time, first of the gang to die
Such a silly boy
Where Hector was the first of the gang with the gun in his hand
and a bullet in his gullet
First lost lad to go under the sod

And he stole from the rich and the poor and the not very rich and the very poor
He stole all hearts away, he stole all hearts away, he stole all hearts away, away
he stole all hearts away, he stole all hearts away, he stole all hearts away

IMG_2336

LIKE it if you are fine with me flooding this space with videos. Haha!
Or if there are any songs you think I should try out, drop me a comment too!
Peace xx

This entry was posted in: Music

by

Peggy is an independent blogger from Singapore who has a penchant for impromptu travel plans and good caffe lattes. She is the co-owner of two little cafes, The Tiramisu Hero and Butter My Buns, and hopes to be able to see the world someday; one stop at a time.

16 Comments

  1. Mel says

    Hello! Can you make a cover of these 2 songs please? πŸ˜€

    Make You Feel My Love

    Cheap Date – Lateeya

    Like

    • sixpegs says

      Thanks for your suggestions! πŸ˜€
      I’ll go check out the songs!

      carriecarrie – thanks! πŸ™‚

      Songseven – Yups! I know! πŸ˜€ I guess this should be called cover of a cover then! :p

      Like

  2. Songseven says

    Zee avi only covered this song. It’s originally by Morrisey. πŸ™‚

    Like

  3. You sing well Peggy! You’ve a melodious and sweet voice πŸ™‚ And you make me wanna pick up the ukulele 😦 Can I ask a few questions? Did you have prior experience with guitars or music in general before learning? Tell us abt how you started learning! πŸ™‚

    Like

  4. Oh and song recommendations! πŸ™‚
    Good ol’ Alanis Morissette..? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E5hsTGYtQE

    Also, any songs by Angus and Julia Stone! In particular, I think you’d like Bella, Big Jet Plane, and Babylon πŸ™‚ There’s also always Bright Eyes, and I love their song Lua. Give ’em a listen! πŸ™‚

    Like

  5. U sang really well! πŸ™‚

    Hope to see more videos!

    I still remember the Chinese song “ε‘Šθ―‰ζˆ‘” u sang. Just as pleasant! πŸ™‚

    Like

  6. san says

    heh i know this is cliche, but try “Safe & Sound” by Taylor Swift! It’s the IN song right now cus of Hunger Games haha. And it’s really got a nice tune which I think your voice suits! Otherwise, “Offbeat” by the very talented Clara Chung also can!

    Like

  7. sixpegs says

    C – yeah i play a little bit of guitar before i tried the uke. i have to say the uke is easier to pick up though! πŸ™‚ pretty much just see how to press the chords online and figure out how to strum. the internet is my teacher. :p

    C – cool. I’ll go check them out πŸ™‚

    daizy – i don’t have a fixed time actually. but yeah maybe i’ll think of setting aside a fix time and day to come online and chat! πŸ™‚ i’m normally here at night. πŸ™‚

    untitled – i get the chords online, ultimate guitar.

    Thanks for the other suggestions guys! i’ll go listen and see if i could play them. haha.

    Like

  8. you and the uke go like fries and ice cream. β™₯ won’t even suggest any songs for you because your song choice is so superb, have never heard of the songs you sang but they were such pleasure on the ears.

    Like

    • sixpegs says

      Jocelyn – Awww. Thanks for the compliment. I’m flattered! Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving the comment πŸ™‚

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s