Sunday, August 24, 2008

from the bank jingle to the Panda

It's funny how modern communications can lead you places you never expect.

We have an ad on TV for one of our local banking institutions and for awhile now, I've been captivated by the music track they had in the background.

On a whim this morning, I decided to do a bit of Googling and stumbled across an indie musician with a bizarre name, and who's music has just made me smile ever since!

I've been enjoying this simple but genuinely powerful emotive but lyrical music while making my bed. The style is heavy on the lyrics though and the music is probably not as "tight" as in the commercial market but that totally adds to its appeal for me! It's rough but its honest and above all its both fun and meaningful!

The track from the bank ad is called "Sleepy Tigers". The "band" is 'xoxo, panda' and even though it may be simple and pop in style, its so effusive and wonderfully joyful as to make my heart sing.

And that's the point to music isn't it? To make the heart sing with whatever emotion is being expressed through the song yeah?

The Aussie iTunes store doesn't yet have this music available to download so will have to wait I guess before I can add it to my library.

Lyrics to "Sleepy Tigers" by xoxo, panda

Oh I like you so very much so much in fact I gotta wake you up

It’s not that I have words to speak

I just wanna see you looking at me

In a way, that states

In an hour when the sun comes up

We’re gonna put on our shoes we’re gonna shake the dust

Open the door with your brand new key

We won’t be afraid of being sweet

to ourselves

Or anybody! anybody else!

Oh I miss you so very much so much in fact i gotta call you up

It’s not that I have news to bring

I just wanna make your telephone ring

So it shows and you know

In a week when I fly back home

We’re gonna jump in bed and be all alone

you’ll make biscuits and I’ll make tea

We’ll curl up close and then fall asleep

To the sound… of no one else no else around

And if Ive learned anything at all

In this short life of mine (it’s this)…

If you hear that joy has come to town

Track it down, take a picture and tape it to your eyes

Oh I love you so very much so much in fact I'm gonna switch it up

I'm gonna take this room that I built for fun

And burn down the walls in front of everyone

So they see, you and me

Dancing in our sleepy clothes

With two big smiles and a bowl of hope!

That we’ll drink down like ginger tea

The heat will help us forget everything

That you and I, that you and I have seen

And if Ive learned anything at all

In this short life of mine (it’s this)…

If you hear that joy has come to town

Track it down, take a picture and tape it to your eyes

[ Sleepy Tigers Lyrics on ]


Agnes said...

Ah wondered where I'd heard it before. I hated that ad, it was on way too much! The track is by Her Space Holiday though, XOXO Panda is the name of the album.

Michelle said...

Hi Agnes :)

THANKYOU for the correction to the band name. I honestly did not see that anywhere on the Myspace page and simply assumed it was xoxo Panda.

The ad was on a bit much but thankfully the song only has the first few lines in it and its sort of in the background.

Although... I have to admit it is a bit of an earworm this song..once I hear it it tends to stay in the head for some time afterwards! hahaha

I pretty much avoid all Kylie Minogue songs for this very reason.... argh they just never want to leave my brain once they enter! Not fun at midnight I must say!

Welcome to my blog.


Donna said...

I love this little jingle too! It is on a couple of business' commercials here......Cox Cable and Bassett Furniture. I would love to find it to download.

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