Music Monday #17 – Expectations

Get the song here:
Belle & Sebastian – Expectations (Mediafire)
Belle & Sebastian – Expectations (Megaupload)

On today’s Music Monday I’d like to present you with a very cool song from the Juno Soundtrack. Yesterday I helped a friend move and he tried to drive me home afterwards and we got hopelessly lost. However, the Juno OST was playing on his car stereo so all the driving around was quite enjoyable anyway.

The Juno Soundtrack features a lot of songs by Kimya Dawson, who is one half of The Moldy Peaches (Adam Green is the other half). I believe it was Ellen Page‘s idea that the character of Juno McGuff would listen to that music. Ellen’s got taste.

The song I chose, however, is not one of Kimya’s, it’s one by Belle and Sebastian, who are an indie pop band from Glasgow.

I’ll leave you with the trailer to Juno. If you haven’t yet, go watch the movie!


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Belle and Sebastian – Expectations

Monday morning wake up knowing that
You’ve got to go to school
Tell your mum what to expect
She says it’s right out the blue
Do you want to work in Debenham’s
‘Cause that’s what they expect
Start in Lingerie, and Doris is your supervisor

And the head said that you always were a
queer one from the start
For careers you say you want to be
remebered for your art
Your obsessions get you known throughout
the school for being strange
Making lifesize models of the
Velvet Underground in clay

In the queue for lunch they take the piss
You’ve got no appetite
And the rumour is you never go with boys
and you are tight
So they jab you with a fork
You drop the tray and go beserk
While you’re cleaning up the mess
the teacher’s looking up your skirt
Hey you’ve been used
Are you calm? Settle down
Write a song, I’ll sing along
Soon you will know that you are sane
You’re on top of the world again

Monday morning wake up knowing that
you’ve got to go to school
Tell your mum what to expect
She says it’s right out the blue
Do you want to work in C&A,
cause that’s what they expect
Move to Ladieswear and take a feel
off Joe the Storeman

Tell Veronica the secret of the boy
you never kissed
She’s got everything to gain cause
she’s a fat girl with a lisp
She sticks up for you when you get
aggravation from the snobs
Cause you can’t afford a blazer and
you’re always wearing clogs

At the interval you lock yourself away
inside a room
Head of English gets you, asks you
“What the Hell do you think you’re doing?”
“Do you think you’re better than the other kids?
Well get outside.”
You’ve got permission
But you’ve got to make the bastard think he’s right
Hey you’ve been used
Write a song, I’ll sing along
Are you calm? Settle down
Soon you will know that you are sane
You’re on top of the world again

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