Bell X1

Today, great music for the sake of great music...

First, the lyrics:

What's with the angel?
and what's with the devil?
They keep swapping shoulders
and I can't tell which from which
"Will you be my Kriskindle?
 Will you be my better nature?"
says one to the other
But I think they're only showing off

I caught them playing poker
and I think it was the devil
who said "I'll see your heart
and I'll raise you mine"

Yea, they keep swapping shoulders
I think there's something going on
"Will you be my sweet pea?
Will you be the card up my sleeve?"
says one to the other
and this time they hold their gaze for too long

And now they're playing poker
and this time it's the angel
who says "I'll see your heart
and I'll raise you mine"

This is the story of the angel
who played poker with the devil
in the Garden of Eden
before it all went pear shaped

They said
"I'll see your heart
and I'll raise you mine"

The song is called "I'll see your heart, and I'll raise you mine" by a phenomenal Irish band that hasn't yet made it here in the states. They're called Bell X1.

You can listen to a stream of Bell X1 live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

And here is a sloppy yet fun live version of their song "Alphabet Soup."

If you like David Gray, the post-automatic for the people side of REM and the occasional Talking Heads tune, then check out their disk on iTunes. Here's the link. They've already got a newer one out, but sadly, it's not released here in the U.S. yet.


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