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TerryE
03-28-2012, 02:14 PM
As a group of readers and writers, I'm sure all of admire the written language to some degree. However we haven't talked much about music on the forum. I'm lucky enough in my job to have my own office space, so I get to listen to my 40Gb mp3 player (with over 12,000 songs) all day long. Often I'm struck by great lyrics from great songwriters. Some of the best create characters and entire stories in 3 or 4 verses and a chorus. My favorites in that regard include Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Merchant, Patty Griffin, Mark Knopfler, and Neil Peart from Rush.

So I figured I'd start a new thread to share some great poetry, wordplay, and story telling in song. Some of these songs can make us cry, laugh, think, or take us to whole new worlds. And then we have:

"Wellll... welllllll, I really, really, really, really, really, really, really like girls
Yeah, I really, really, really, really, really, really, really like girls
I like girls. I like girls. I like girls." - George Thorogood, "I Really Like Girls"

Randy D. Rubin
03-28-2012, 04:55 PM
How about Ian Anderson from my favorite group of all time Jethro Tull.
This is just one of many I enjoy:
"Big bottled fraulein, put your weight on me,
said the pygmy to the whore
desperate for more and it is solved upon the mountain, little man, his youth a fountain..." from the album, Minstrel in the Gallery.

TerryE
03-28-2012, 05:04 PM
Although I think my favorite from Tull may be the verses on the back of the Aqualung album, but aren't in any song.

1. In the beginning Man created god: and in the image of Man created he him.

2. And Man gave unto god a multitude of names. That he might be lord over all the earth when it was suited to Man.

3. And on the seventh millionth day Man rested and did lean heavily on his god and saw that it was good.

4. And Man formed Aqualung of the dust of the ground. And a host of others likened unto his kind.

5. And these lesser men Man did cast into the void. And some were burned, and some were put apart from their kind.

6. And Man became the god that he had created and with his miracles did rule over all the earth.

7. But as all these things did come to pass, the spirit that did cause man to create his god, lived on within all men, even within Aqualung.

8. And man saw it not.

9. But for Christ’s sake he’d better start looking.

Xiabei
03-28-2012, 05:33 PM
Weak midnight promises of love
Were wept upon Her grave
And shunned by stars above

In mortal life lurks my dismay
An Angel stole my heart
and Death took Her away

-"Nocturnal Supremacy", Cradle of Filth. I find their lyrics to be quite poetic when read (it's not always easy to understand them when they're being sung).

misery chastain loves co.
03-28-2012, 07:21 PM
"You know I never, I never seen you look so good, you never act the way you should, but I like it!!"
"step inside walk this way you and me babe hey hey!!"
"he's the wolf screaming lonely in the night, he's the blood stain on the stage!!"
"in the still of the night I hear the wolf howl honey sniffing around your door!!"

Sorry ya'll probably not quite what you had in mind...:p I am more of an ear candy type and those 80's hair bands rule my iPod. These are some samples of the opening lyrics to a few of my faves. I will not apologize! :o

EDIT:XIA-agree! Cradle of Filth have some great songs. Their lyrics can be pretty haunting at times!

srboone
03-28-2012, 07:31 PM
I have different taste in music, I guess; either never heard of any of those songs or bands (or newver bothered to listen to them). At 46, know what I like and don't care for the rest. The soundtrack of my life was made up of Pink Floyd, Pre-Achtung Baby U2, The Band, Randy Newman, Leornard Cohen, and The Rainmakers. The rest was background noise.

I went to a party
with my new girl when
we got there we ran into
four of her old boyfriends
one was with my ex-wife
one was with my gay brother
one was with my masseuse
one was with my date's mother
seemed almost everybody there
slept with everybody else
when I figured it all out
I figured I'd slept with myself!

Little Tiny World--The Rainmakers

TerryE
03-28-2012, 07:53 PM
You know, Leonard Cohen aint' much of a singer, but God! can he write. One of my favorite albums is a Cohen tribute called "Tower of Song". Tori Amos's version of "Famous Blue Raincoat" is brilliant, and has been known to bring tears.

"If you ever come by here, for Jane or for me
Your enemy is sleeping, and his woman is free.
Yes, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes
I thought it was there for good so I never tried." - Leonard Cohen, "Famous Blue Raincoat"

srboone
03-28-2012, 08:04 PM
I know--actually he had a beautiful voice in the sixties! Too much smoking and drugs took it toll on his voice and You ended up with his gravel on The Future!"

srboone
03-28-2012, 08:05 PM
Then There's Randy Newman:

I've been his friend since we were little babies
I was a comfort to his mother and a pal to his dad
Before they passed away they said,
"Please take care of our Davy
You may be the only friend he ever will have"
Davy the fat boy, Davy the fat boy
Isn't he round? Isn't he round?
What do he weigh folks?
Can you guess what he weigh?
It's only a quarter
Win a teddy bear for the girlfriend
Or something for the wife
You got to let this fat boy in your life

I think we can persuade him to do
The famous fat boy dance for you
Give me half a chance
I just know you'll like my fat boy's dance

Davy the fat boy, Davy the fat boy
Isn't he
Isn't he round?

Davy the Fat boy--Randy Newman

TerryE
03-28-2012, 09:09 PM
"Davey Crockett went out to Texas
To fight at the Alamo
Old Will Travis never told him
Texas is in Mexico
It's a bloody mess
You know the rest" - Steve Earle, "You Know the Rest"

I don't know how I forgot to mention Steve in the original post.

Grant Wootton
03-28-2012, 10:17 PM
Livin' In The '70's (Skyhooks)

I feel a little crazy
I feel a little strange
Like I'm in a pay phone
Without any change
I feel a little edgy
I feel a little weird
I feel like a schoolboy
Who's grown a beard

I'm livin' in the 70's
Eatin' fake food under plastic trees
My face gets dirty just walkin' around
I need another pill to calm me down

I feel a bit nervous
I feel a bit mad
I feel like a good time that's never been had
I feel a bit fragile
I feel a bit low
Like I learned the right lines
But I'm on the wrong show

I'm livin' in the 70's
I feel like I lost my keys
Got the right day but I got the wrong week
And I get paid for just bein' a freak

I feel a little insane
I feel a bit dazed
My legs are shrinkin'
And the roof's been raised
I feel a little mixed up
I feel a little queer
I feel like a barman that can't drink a beer

Randy D. Rubin
03-29-2012, 12:39 AM
Welcome back my friends
to the show that never ends
we're so glad you could attend
move along, move along...
there behind the glass
lies a real blade of grass
be careful as you pass
come inside, come inside. Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Xiabei
03-29-2012, 02:23 AM
You know, Leonard Cohen aint' much of a singer, but God! can he write. One of my favorite albums is a Cohen tribute called "Tower of Song". Tori Amos's version of "Famous Blue Raincoat" is brilliant, and has been known to bring tears.

"If you ever come by here, for Jane or for me
Your enemy is sleeping, and his woman is free.
Yes, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes
I thought it was there for good so I never tried." - Leonard Cohen, "Famous Blue Raincoat"

There was a great cd from '91 called "I'm Your Fan - The Songs of Leonard Cohen" done by bands and singers that, at the time, were considered "alternative" - R.E.M., Pixies, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Lloyd Cole, Ian McCulloch, et al. Definitely worth looking into. I'm happy I still have my copy.

Xiabei
03-29-2012, 02:37 AM
I've always been partial to Paul Westerberg, too.

"With the scissors and a comb I cut my lawn..." That always cracks me up.

Teriw
03-29-2012, 06:07 AM
This is one of the best songs ever written. There are too many good parts to make yas read it all so I am posting the video. Even if you hate he artist or country music just play it anyway and listen to the lyrics. many if not all of you may have heard it before.


http://vimeo.com/8716214

Randy D. Rubin
03-29-2012, 07:50 AM
Yep, love me some Garth.

TerryE
03-29-2012, 12:51 PM
There was a great cd from '91 called "I'm Your Fan - The Songs of Leonard Cohen" done by bands and singers that, at the time, were considered "alternative" - R.E.M., Pixies, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Lloyd Cole, Ian McCulloch, et al. Definitely worth looking into. I'm happy I still have my copy.

I've got that one too. "Tower of Song" had the likes of Elton John, Billy Joel, Don Henley, Peter Gabriel...

TerryE
03-29-2012, 01:53 PM
"We cower in our shelters
With our hands over our ears
Lloyd-Webber's awful stuff
runs for years and years and years and years
An earthquake hits the theater
But the operetta lingers
Then the piano lid comes down
And breaks his fucking fingers
It's a miracle" - Roger Waters, "It's a Miracle"

Randy D. Rubin
03-29-2012, 07:33 PM
The band is just fantastic
that is really what I think,
Oh by the way... which one's 'Pink'?

TerryE
03-29-2012, 07:43 PM
Pink was the one played by Bob Geldof in the movie. I love how they hearkened back to that specific line, and also the scene where (as a schoolboy) he was writing "Money".

srboone
03-29-2012, 07:50 PM
Waters and Gilmour fought over who was "pink" for a long time, didn't they?

Randy D. Rubin
03-30-2012, 08:19 AM
"Walking down the gutter wondering how the hell am I today,
Well I tried to catch my eye but I looked the other way."

Jethro Tull from, 'Baker Street Muse', Album, Minstrel in the Gallery

TerryE
03-30-2012, 01:25 PM
"And its too late to lose the weight
You used to need to throw around." - Pink Floyd, "Dogs"

srboone
03-30-2012, 02:21 PM
There's a whole lotta places that I aint been
A whole lotta things that I aint seen
A whole lotta things I'll never be
The generation that would change the world is still looking for it's car keys...

---The Rainmakers, "Drinkin' on the Job"

voted best rock lyric of the 80s constitently in polls for 30 years! (Rolling Stone, Spin, etc...)

TerryE
03-31-2012, 03:07 AM
"Yeah, Ali McGraw got mad with you
For giving head to Steve McQueen
You and me we make a pretty pair
Falling through the silver screen

Honey I'm open to anything
I don't know where to draw the line
Yes, I'm makin' bets that you gonna get
John Wayne before he dies" - The Rolling Stones, "Star Star"

I've called this song the filthiest Chuck Berry song, that Chuck Berry didn't write.

Teriw
03-31-2012, 06:54 PM
You and I do NOT have the same definition of Filthy

TerryE
04-03-2012, 03:27 AM
You have to listen to the rest of the song, especially the chorus. And I am quite a conservative prude, too, so I find everything dirty.

TerryE
04-03-2012, 03:30 AM
"Well I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.
When I hear that train a-rollin', I hang my head an cry." - Johnny Cash, "Folsum Prison Blues"

That first line is one of the coldest in music history. And it's amazing how the two lines completely encapsulate the character of the narrator of that song. A steely cold murderer who wants his freedom so badly that it hurts, especially knowing that freedom is never coming.

Grant Wootton
04-03-2012, 05:41 AM
Nah, it's a generation thing Terry, filthy and dirty aren't the same (apparently) although my knowledge is restricted to Eminem and Christina Aguilera lyrics (probably not the most reliable of sources, cross-pollination wise, either of them) - perhaps Teri can eludicate??? :p

srboone
04-03-2012, 05:49 AM
I'm just mellowing out at work, listenin to clasic country station; A song i hadn't heard in nearly 30 years came on and got me misty-eyed.

How old do you think I am he said I said well I didn't know
He said I turned sixty five about eleven months ago
I was sittin' in Miami pourin' blended whiskey down
When this old grey black gentleman was cleanin' up the lounge
There wasn't anyone around 'cept this old man and me
The guy who ran the bar was watching Ironsides on TV
Uninvited he sat down and opened up his mind
On old dogs and children and watermelon wine
Ever had a drink of watermelon wine he asked
He told me all about it though I didn't answer back
Ain't but three things in this world that's worth a solitary dime
But old dogs and children and watermelon wine
He said women think about theyselves when menfolk ain't around
And friends are hard to find when they discover that you're down
He said I tried it all when I was young and in my natural prime
Now it's old dogs and children and watermelon wine
Old dogs care about you even when you make mistakes
God bless little children while they're still too young to hate
When he moved away I found my pen and copied down that line
'Bout old dogs and children and watermelon wine

[ harmonica ]

I had to catch a plane up to Atlanta that next day
As I left for my room I saw him pickin' up my change
That night I dreamed in peaceful sleep of shady summertime
Of old dogs and children and watermelon wine

Watermelon Wine--Tom T Hall.

TerryE
04-03-2012, 12:05 PM
Tom T. was quite the storyteller.

srboone
04-03-2012, 12:54 PM
I like beer! :) :) :)

jester05jk
04-07-2012, 09:32 PM
The Stones had some pretty raunchy stuff for back in the day. Most of it only appears on live bootlegs. There's a schoolboy song that completely outdoes "Star Star".

Teriw
04-11-2012, 08:59 PM
You have to listen to the rest of the song, especially the chorus. And I am quite a conservative prude, too, so I find everything dirty.

I read the lyrics to this...theyre VERY tame. You want a filthy song? Gimme a sec...I'll just have to hope Dan doesn't ban me for it. lol. He can always delete it...Heads up to Dan.

Teriw
04-11-2012, 09:04 PM
Trina) I want my ass smacked
(Ludacris) Legs wide
(Trina) Front, back
(Ludacris) Side to side
(Trina)Pussy wet
(Ludacris) Slip ‘n’ slide
yup everything gon' be all right

(Trina) ass smacked
(Ludacris) Legs wide
(Trina) Front, back
(Ludacris) Side to side
(Trina) Pussy wet
(Ludacris) Slip ‘n’ slide
yep everything gon' be all right

(Trina)
Wait bitch let me blow my kisses
Get pissed and throw my dishes
yall niggas know just who this is (whoop whoop)
and this head so vicious
with me, this shit gon cost
You short
Then that’s your loss(shit)
you know this sex is soft
make a nigga go to breakin’ off
Tell me that you love me baby
get high and fuck me crazy
get a towel and wipe me off
you want a bitch with no type of flaws
My girls be shopping hard
these hoes buyin cars
in the club buyin’ bars
nipples hard in designer bras
for my niggas who are gettin g's
throw back in the crispy g’s
Moet , cris on freeze
You laugh at the tab cuz it’s on me
Me and Luda in the cuts supreme
Doin’ things just to touch the creme
So many names want to fuck the queen
I’m livin’ life like it’s just a dream

(Trina) I want my ass smacked
(Ludacris) Legs wide
(Trina) Front, back
(Ludacris) Side to side
(Trina) Pussy wet
(Ludacris) Slip ‘n’ slide
yep everything gon' be all right

(Trina) I want my ass smacked
(Ludacris) Legs wide
(Trina) Front, back
(Ludacris) Side to side
(Trina) Pussy wet
(Ludacris) Slip ‘n’ slide
yep everything gon' be all right

(Ludacris)
Get it right ..........Jump
Give me the beat then I’ma make it bump
Tell me what you wanna hear
Damn’ let’s get canned
Trouble with your man?
I’ma pop my trunk
You ain’t seen no tricks like mine
You ain’t seen no flicks like mine
Gonna make ya....next to the subwoofers and my 6 by 9’s
Tell me that you like it raw
Tell me that my dick is...
I might make you famous
And buy you watches by Maurice McCraw
Tell me if it’s new or old
Tell me if it’s hot or cold
Let me know if it’s black and bold
Say, Ludacris, six million sold
See I ain’t got no time for games
I ain’t got no time for lames
How you lovin’ my southern slang?
Ew, E, Walla Walla Bing Bang
So anytime you need me call
When it’s summer, spring, or fall
It doesn’t matter, come one, come all
Either get dropped or drop your drawers

(Trina) I want my ass smacked
(Ludacris) Legs wide
(Trina) Front, back
(Ludacris) Side to side
(Trina) Pussy wet
(Ludacris) Slip ‘n’ slide
yep everything gon' be all right

(Trina) I want my ass smacked
(Ludacris) Legs wide
(Trina) Front, back
(Ludacris) Side to side
(Trina) Pussy wet
(Ludacris) Slip ‘n’ slide
yep everything gon' be all right

(Trina)
Diamond princess
Just mind your business
These rumors are senseless
Your whispers are endless
We livin’ ghetto fab
We spendin’ hella cash
This girl is hella bad
Your choice is trailer trash
Too much taste for whores
You saw me grace the Source
You watched me work the Vibe
Bitches I works for mine
One time for these divas
Two times for these visas
Third time I come on breezin’
The ice just keeps on freezin’
Hold up, I’ma keep it goin’
Back to back, I’m gonna keep on blowin’
Platinum Plaques, keepin it hood
wet sex, keepin’ it good
Look girl, you don’t know my angle
100 thou with a platinum bank roll
My niggaz is slow your roll
pussy power
We in control

(Trina) I want my ass smacked
(Ludacris) Legs wide
(Trina) Front, back
(Ludacris) Side to side
(Trina) Pussy wet
(Ludacris) Slip ‘n’ slide
yep everything gon' be all right

Round 2 motha fuckers!

(Trina)ass smacked
(Ludacris) Legs wide
(Trina) Front, back
(Ludacris) Side to side
(Trina) Pussy wet
(Ludacris) Slip ‘n’ slide
yep everything gon' be all right

(Trina)
That's right, I'm rich
I'm that bitch, that's right
I'm gon show yall how to pimp this shit
I'm fuck ya niggas in the face
The game is mine 2003
Fuck that, fuck all yall haters
Fuck all yall bitches, get a life
You got too much times on your hand
I want yall bitches to get a job
Up ya game, pimp ya game up baby
It's all about me dis time, fuck that
Fuck a dime, I'm a silva dolla holla
Catch me when I come on tour
Fuck yall, I'm out

srboone
04-11-2012, 09:14 PM
sigh...kids these days. Rock-n-Roll has always been about f**king. The trick to a great song is to say it with out actually saying it. That's the lyrical artristy of the songs. Anybody can bump and grind vocally to a marginally melodic backbeat. Change the first two letters of the title "Rock around the Clock"; then there's "Great Balls of Fire."

Anyway, I love hearing songs on the radio I haven't listened to in a really long time. Here's one from 1980 that just got done playing.

Oh Lord it's hard to be humble
When you're perfect in every way.
I can't wait to look in the mirror
'Cos I get better looking each day
To know me is to love me
I must be a hell of a man.
O Lord it's hard to be humble
But I'm doing the best that I can.

I used to have a girlfriend
But I guess she just couldn't compete
With all of these lovestarved women
Who keep clamouring at my feet.
Well I probably could find me another
But I guess they're all in awe of me
Who cares I never get lonesome
Cause I treasure my own company.

Oh Lord it's hard to be humble
When you're perfect in every way.
I can't wait to look in the mirror
'Cos I get better looking each day
To know me is to love me
I must be a hell of a man.
O Lord it's hard to be humble
But I'm doing the best that I can.

I guess you can say I'm a loner
A cowboy outlaw tough and proud
Well I could have lots of friends if I wanted
But then I wouldn't stand out from the crowd
Some folks say that I'm "egotistical"
Hell, I don't even know what that means.
I guess it has something to do with the
Way that I fill out my skintight blue jeans.

Oh Lord it's hard to be humble
When you're perfect in every way.
I can't wait to look in the mirror
'Cos I get better looking each day
To know me is to love me
I must be a hell of a man.
O Lord it's hard to be humble
But we're doing the best that we can.

Lord, it's hard to be humble--mac Davis

Teriw
04-11-2012, 09:16 PM
I didn't say it was good I said it was filthy. if you don't actually say it its only suggestive, not filthy

Grant Wootton
04-12-2012, 04:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE7kY6uQHAA

Smut - Skyhooks (1975)

Slip into a cinema and give yourself a treat
Better take a raincoat could be sticky on the seat
Open up you Twisties and open up your fly
Pictures start to flicker as your hand moves down your thigh

If your mother knew what you were doing
She'd probably hang her head and cry
And if she thought that you were whipping the dripping
She'd give you a belt, extract all the teeth of your fly

Munchy Munchy Twisties the shorts are such a drag
Make a little opening in the other end of your bag
Now put your Twisties right down there in your lap
No-one ever guesses whatsit's in the pack

If your mother knew what you were doing...etc.

Ooh la la la la la la la la...etc.

Better get a grip on yourself
You better pull yourself together..

Picture's almost over but still your not quite there
John Wayne pulls his gun out and you wish he'd some to spare
Then they turn the lights on and people start to stare
You find you've got a boot full and your coat's stuck to the chair

If your mother knew what you were doing...etc.

TerryE
04-12-2012, 06:03 PM
God, Squire, I haven't heard that little ditty in ages! And now that you've mentioned it, I can't believe I don't have a copy.

"You can blow out a candle
But you can't blow out a fire
Once the flame begins to catch
The wind just takes it higher" - Peter Gabriel, "Biko"

tweetygirl0606
04-14-2012, 01:38 AM
"I've got friends in low places....."

srboone
04-14-2012, 01:43 AM
We all do ,Tweets; we all do.:o

Teriw
04-14-2012, 06:42 PM
"I've got friends in low places....."

"where the whisky drowns
and the beer chases my blues away,
and i'll be ok"

"I'm not big on social graces
Think I'll slip on down to the oasis
Oh, I've got friends in low-ow-ow places"

TerryE
04-14-2012, 11:28 PM
"Got on my dead man's suit
And my smilin' skull ring
My lucky graveyard boots
And a song to sing
Got a song to sing
Keep me out of the cold
And I'll meet you further on up the road" - Bruce Springsteen, "Further on Up the Road"

"Got on a dead man suit and smilin' skull ring
Lucky graveyard boots and a song to sing
I keep my heart in my work but trouble's in my head
And I keep my soul in Maria's bed" - Bruce Springsteen, "Maria's Bed"

Randy D. Rubin
04-16-2012, 08:19 AM
Sitting on a park bench,
eyeing little girls with bad intent.

Snot running down his nose;
Greasy fingers smearing shabby clothes... Hey Aqualung! Jethro Tull, "Aqualung"

Good Morning Terry!

TerryE
04-16-2012, 01:55 PM
"Well I was gonna bring you flowers, but I didn't
It's that counts, and I think I'm a bit too broke.
Well there's some change in my ashtray maybe just enough to pay
For a half pint of something, probably make us choke." - Cracker, "Mr. Wrong"

Good Morning (for a Monday)!

TerryE
04-16-2012, 08:02 PM
"Paul is making me nervous
Paul is making me scared
Walk into this room and swaggers
Like he's God's own messenger
Change the name of my brother
Change the things that he said
Says that he speaks to him
But he never even knew the man
But I'd give my life for him" - Toad the Wet Sprocket

Whenever I hear this song, it reminds me of "The Last Temptation of Christ". Before the movie was released (if you remember) many people were all up in arms about the horrible sacrilegious portrayal of Jesus having sex. This was part of the titular Last Temptation, where Satan shows Jesus the happy, long, and normal life He could live if He just came down from the cross and gave up on the whole saving humanity thing. Christ, of course, resists the temptation. Yes the temptation shows Jesus getting married (twice!), but I thought the most sacrilegious scene was where Jesus met Paul. Paul is preaching in the square about how Jesus died and was resurrected to save the world. When Jesus approaches and says it didn't happen, that he stepped down from the cross, Paul says that it doesn't matter. The "truth" is not what happened, but what Paul says happened. And his dead Christ is more powerful and more important than the living Jesus in front of him.

TerryE
04-18-2012, 03:01 PM
I just listened to another song that reminds me how lyrics can beautifully show us the intricacies of the human condition. Awww, who am I kidding, it's Dan Baird (who was the lead singer from The Georgia Satellites)


"Well I did not go to church last Sunday
'Cos my sins I need not confess
With your daddy standing at the pulpit
I just figured staying home was best

Your physique is swelling and your waistline's telling
Everybody knows that it's mine
I guess the word's got around this old one store town
And your preacher daddy, he ain't blind

Chorus) Well you got knocked up
And I got locked up
I guess you'd say that we both got screwed
Well you got locked out
And I got knocked out
And I guess you're gonna miss a lot of school

Well you looked a damn sight older
That night upon the hill
And if I'd knowed what I know well I would've let you go
But you said that you was on the pill

Well your uncle, he's the town sherriff
Your granddaddy he's the county judge
And I can't see a way that I'll see the light of day
With your whole family holding a grudge

Chorus)

Well your family's got the shotgun ready
I can hear those church bells chime
Well I may not be ready for a wedding darling
But I know that I'm not ready to die!

Chorus) - Dan Baird, "Knocked Up"

TerryE
04-18-2012, 09:38 PM
"So when u call up that shrink in Beverly Hills
U know the one - Dr Everything'll Be Alright
Instead of asking him how much of your time is left
Ask him how much of your mind, baby
'Cuz in this life
Things are much harder than in the afterworld
In this life
You're on your own
And if de-elevator tries 2 bring u down
Go crazy - punch a higher floor" - Prince & the Revolution, "Let's Go Crazy"

jester05jk
04-21-2012, 10:41 PM
I absolutely LOVE this cd man. One of my top like 20.

7260

TerryE
04-21-2012, 10:48 PM
And one of the best album titles. For those who can't read it: "Love Songs for the Hearing Impaired". He did a follow-up album called "Buffalo Nickel" but I haven't heard anything since then.

It's good to hear from you Jester. I haven't noticed many posts by you in a while.

jester05jk
04-21-2012, 11:18 PM
I've been busy with a new g/f and work. I can only get on about once a week. You should see the stack of stuff I have added to my collection that is sitting in a box waiting for pics to be taken. And I've started back on the vinyl track, now to just get a player again...

Grant Wootton
04-22-2012, 03:31 AM
I've been busy with a new g/f and work. I can only get on about once a week. You should see the stack of stuff I have added to my collection that is sitting in a box waiting for pics to be taken. And I've started back on the vinyl track, now to just get a player again...

Looking forward to seeing your new additions when you get around to it Jester :cool:

Randy D. Rubin
04-22-2012, 12:42 PM
If I could stand beside myself
would I see me or maybe someone else...

I'm searching for the man in the mirror.
I'm asking him to change his ways...

Well I tried to catch my eye but I looked the other way...

Hope everyone's weekend is idling by slowly and delightfully.

Teriw
04-22-2012, 08:56 PM
Hope everyone's weekend is idling by slowly and delightfully.

Is this part of the song? lol....If not I HATECHU because Mine is idling by slowly but I am working. lol

Randy D. Rubin
04-23-2012, 12:11 AM
Sorry to hear that. Please don't hate... participate. I love these rainy gloomy days for writing. Have a great day after work; do something just for yourself, Hater.

Grant Wootton
04-23-2012, 07:51 AM
Randy, you've not met Teri as yet, have you ??? Guess you have now :p

Randy D. Rubin
04-23-2012, 12:32 PM
The pleasure's all mine. Pleased to meet you. HOW... do you do? Greeting, well met, fellows. Hail.

TerryE
04-23-2012, 12:54 PM
Hey Randy, post of picture of your most treasured Stephen King book, and if she doesn't have it she'll hate you even more. It's made for a lot of fun on our collection threads. But in Teri's defense, she does hate with great love, and we all love her hate.

Randy D. Rubin
04-23-2012, 01:49 PM
I really don't know how to post pictures on here but my favorite Stephen King book in my collection is the My Pretty Pony coffee table-sized book.

frik51
04-23-2012, 02:14 PM
I really don't know how to post pictures on here

If I can do this, you can! Seriously.
I use ImageShack and use the direct link to make the images appear here...
Arghh...I'm sure someone can explain better.

sk

TerryE
04-23-2012, 02:29 PM
I really don't know how to post pictures on here but my favorite Stephen King book in my collection is the My Pretty Pony coffee table-sized book.

I figured it out. As long as you have a digital camera, you can too. I've held that version of "My Pretty Pony" (the red cover and slipcased, right?). I still regret not buying it when I had the chance, but it was before I started to serious think about collecting.

Randy D. Rubin
04-23-2012, 08:02 PM
Yep Terry, that's exactly the tome of which I speak, my friend. The cool story of this book is that I found it on a bargain book table in front of a Walden's Book store and bought it as a birthday present for my then preschool daughter. When I realized who had written it, after wrapping it and giving it to my little angel, I stole it back and covered the slipcase with a brown paper wrapper so she wouldn't recognize it. Aren't I just the most evil father ever? She never remembered it anyway. She was too preoccupied with her other birthday toys.

srboone
04-25-2012, 01:34 AM
Well I heard that you're leavin'
Gonna leave me far behind
'Cause you found a brand new lover
You decided that I'm not your kind

So I pulled your name out of my Rolodex
And I tore all your pictures in two
And I burned down the malt shop where we used to go
Just because it reminds me of you

That's right you ain't gonna see me cryin'
I'm glad that you found somebody new
'Cause I'd rather spend eternity eating shards of broken glass
Than spend one more minute with you

I guess I might seem kinda bitter
You got me feeling down in the dumps
'Cause I'm stranded all alone in the gas station of love
And I have to use the self-service pumps

Oh, so honey, let me help you with that suitcase
You ain't gonna break my heart in two
'Cause I'd rather get a hundred thousand paper cuts on my face
Than spend one more minute with you

I'd rather rip out my intestines with a fork
Than watch you going out with other men
I'd rather slam my fingers in a door
Again and again and again and again and again

Oh, can't you see what I'm tryin' to say, Darlin...

I'd rather have my blood sucked out by leeches
Shove an icepick under a toenail or two
I'd rather clean all the bathroom in Grand Central Station with my tongue
Than spend one more minute with you

Yes, I'd rather jump naked on a huge pile of thumbtacks
Or stick my nostrils together with crazy glue
I'd rather dive into a swimming pool filled with double-edged razor blades
Than spend one more minute with you

I'd rather rip my heart out of my ribcage with my bare hands
and then throw it on the floor and stomp on it 'till I die
Than spend one more minute with you

One More Minute---Weird All Yankovic

The line about burning down the malt shop always makes me think of this song being sung by Scooby-Doo to Shaggy after one of the many times he walks out on Mystery, Inc.!

Joe315
04-25-2012, 02:09 AM
This is one of my favorite songs and holds some personal meaning to me as it was part of a video that was done for a friends funeral.

If I Ever Leave This World Alive by Flogging Molly

If I ever leave this world alive
I'll thank for all the things you did in my life
If I ever leave this world alive
I'll come back down and sit beside your
feet tonight
Wherever I am you'll always be
More than just a memory
If I ever leave this world alive

If I ever leave this world alive
I'll take on all the sadness
That I left behind
If I ever leave this world alive
The madness that you feel will soon subside
So in a word don't shed a tear
I'll be here when it all gets weird
If I ever leave this world alive

So when in doubt just call my name
Just before you go insane
If I ever leave this world
Hey I may never leave this world
But if I ever leave this world alive

She says I'm okay; I'm alright,
Though you have gone from my life
You said that it would,
Now everything should be all right

She says I'm okay; I'm alright,
Though you have gone from my life
You said that it would,
Now everything should be all right
Yeah should be alright

TerryE
04-25-2012, 02:16 PM
Squire, that's my favorite, favorite Weird Al song! Followed closely by "Trigger Happy". My favorite line is:

"'Cause I'm stranded all alone in the gas station of love
And I have to use the self-service pumps"

Pure poetry, there.

srboone
04-25-2012, 05:04 PM
OMM is the best thing he's ever done. I'm also fond of "The Good Old Days."