Have you heard of the Swiss/German female pop duo called Boy yet?  I recently discovered them thanks to Sirius radio (can’t recall if it was Coffee House or Spectrum), and I’m interested to learn more.

The name of the song I heard is Little Numbers.  Listening to this song transported me back to those angst-filled early twenties, when I’d stare at the phone willing it to ring, longing for “the call” from that special guy.  Now I long to get “the call” from a literary agent, but that’s another story.  Maybe I should write a song about that!  But I digress…

Unlike the other songs I’ve discussed, I’m not posting these lyrics to illustrate particularly beautiful or artistic writing.  However, the whimsy of these words perfectly blends with the upbeat tempo and tone of the melody.

Little Numbers

Waited for your call, for the moon
To release me from the longest afternoon
I’ve re-arranged parts of my living room
But time is hard to kill since I met you

Looking at the cars that drive on by
While spring is making promise outside
Red cars are quite rare I realize
Then I wonder which color you like

Seven little numbers
Baby, they could be a start
Seven little numbers
Baby, I know yours by heart

Woo-oh, oh-oh, all the pretty things that we could do
Woo-oh, oh-oh, I feel you in every heart beat
Woo-oh, oh-oh, were you ever in a dream that could come true
These numbers could be lucky for you

Watch the sky change to a darkened blue
I can’t think of another thing to do
And every song just makes me think of you
Because the singers sounds as if she was longing,
As if she was longing, too

[refrain]

I read your name on every wall, on every wall – tell me
Is there a cure for me at all, for me at all – tell me
I read your name on every wall, on every wall – tell me
Is there a cure for me at all, for me at all

[second half of refrain/repeat]

 Now take a listen:

What do you think?  Can you recommend other lesser-known artists offering a solid combination of melody and lyrics for those readers who enjoy indie/alternative musicians?

xo-jamie