Three Kick-Ass Covers: Cicero, Little Roy, Forgonian Twins

11/8/11

In our constant scouring of the blogosphere to find and share with you the greatest and latest music tracks, we at BitCandy came across three freshly-released, kick-ass cover songs we thought you'd enjoy: Brazilian band Cicero covering The Strokes' "Barely Legal," reggae maestro Little Roy doing a rasta version of Nirvana's "Lithium," and an acoustic rendition of OutKast's "Hey Ya" by The Forgonian Twins.

While the internets are rife with mediocre covers of awesome songs, these three hand-picked tracks share the characteristics of a *good* cover: they, somehow, make an old song sound brand new while keeping the original song's essence intact.

We fully encourage you to download "Hey Ya," stream "Barely Legal" and watch Little Roy perform "Lithium" on Jools Holland, below. To keep on top of the latest music tracks worth listening to, stay tuned to BitCandy.


Cicero -- "Barely Legal"

Cícero - Barely Legal by isthisindie

Lyrics to "Barely Legal" (originally by The Strokes, covered by Cicero)

I didn't take no shortcuts
I spent the money that I saved up
Oh, Momma running out of luck
Like my sister, don't give a fuck

I wanna steal your innocence
To me, my life, it don't make sense
Those strange manners, I loved 'em so
"Why won't you wear your new trench coat?"

I should've worked much harder
I should've just not bothered
I never show up on weekdays
Something that you learned yesterday

"Drive you to work; you'll be on time
These little problems they're not yours and mine,"
"Come on and listen to what I say
I've got some secrets that'll make you stay"

I just want to turn you down
I just want to turn you around
Oh, you ain't never had nothin' I wanted, but...
I want it all
I just can't figure out...
Nothing

And all together it went well
We made pretend we were best friends
Then she said, "Oh, you're a freak"
"They ordered me to make mistakes"
Together again, like the beginning
It all works somehow in the end
The things we did, the things you hide
For the record it's between you and I

Oh, I didn't take no shortcuts
I spent the money that I saved up
Oh, Momma running out of luck
Like my sister, don't give a fuck

I wanna steal your innocence
To me my life, it just don't make any sense
Those strange manners, I loved 'em so
"Why won't you wear your new trench coat?"

I just want to misbehave
I just want to be your slave
Oh, you ain't never had nothing I wanted, but...
I want it all
I just can't figure out...
Nothin'

And all together it went well
We made pretend we were best friends
Then she said, "Oh, I can wait"
They ordered me to make mistakes
Together again like the beginning
It all works somehow in the end
The things we did, the things you hide
And for the record, it's between you and I 


Little Roy -- "Lithium"


The Forgonian Twins -- "Hey Ya"