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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by EllroyJames, Dec 10, 2019.
I posted this a couple of weeks ago in a thread about groups clowning around because of the lip sync situation. In this one, the drummer is on bass, and the bass player, Chris Etheridge (who co-wrote this song btw) is pretending to play drums.
I love Gram Parsons, and I’m a big fan of the Flying Burrito Brothers.
That being said, the name “The Flying Burrito Brothers” is just so dumb.
I think thats why I love it. Its also a nod that classic country music often has a lot of humor to it, something a lot of current alt-country misses.
They apparently didn't notice the song title - Hot Burrito #1? Does humor belong in music? Absolutely!
I prefer Hot Burrito #2 myself.
It's the next track on the album/CD, so you're in luck.
I know. I became semi obsessed with redoing that particular song. Those lyrics just spoke to me in a huge way at that point in my life. In retrospect, it feels a little not-fully-complete. But I still love it...
Well you love me, and you sew my clothes
And I love you, but that’s the way that it goes.
So it goes.
Yes, you know how I feel
So it goes
It just couldn't be real
And we know it's wrong
And I don't think it's gonna go on
When I come home carrying my shoes
I've been waiting to tell you some news
And you want me home all night
And you don't want another fight
But you better love
Find some love
You better love me, Jesus Christ
Elvis Costello did a nice cover of this on his "country album"
Brilliant material on that first FBB album.
HB #1 and #2 are both great, and very emotionally moving songs.
What a song, just gut-wrenching.
Good version also.
It's "Well you love me, and you stole my clothes", which gives the whole song a much different meaning.
It is not a pretty love song, not at all.
Yeah, kinda dumb, but likely a "tongue in cheek"/ironic reference to the many acrobatic groups that performed on the many TV variety shows of the 60s/70s like the Flying DePauls that appeared on the Ed Sullivan show along with the likes of the Beatles, Stones, etc. etc.
Oh. I thought you were being funny.
I’ve seen it written as “sold”, which I don’t think is right either. I’ve listened to it hundreds of times, and I’m positive it’s “sew”.
I agree that it’s not a pretty love song. It’s about strife. He’s trying to live his best life, she’s trying to make him something he’s not, which is what hit me so hard in the first place.
Just listened again, and I am wrong, it is not "stole".
I do believe it is "sold".
Sew doesn't seem to convey the right image of the relationship to me.
Each to his own, it is a great song nonetheless.
I’ve listened to every version of this song available on Spotify in a quest to figure out what it really says. Gram sings “sew”... Emmylou sings it even more clearly on her version. When Big Star did it live in ‘73, they sing it that way too. The Black Crowes’ live version sounds like “sold”.
All the online lyrics sites have it as “sold”, but they’re wrong all the time.
To me, he’s saying, “hey, I know you’re great. Look at all these things you’re doing for me. We obviously love each other. But we can’t keep fighting over my lifestyle.”
Or something like that.
My two cents is it is about a guy in a doomed relationship with a junkie, or at least a thief.
“When I come home... carryin’ my shoes...”
“You want me home all night... and you don’t want another fight”
I know songs are open to interpretation, but...