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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by charlie chitlin, Aug 21, 2019.
It's a godawful small affair
To the girl with the mousy hair
David Bowie, Life On Mars
I went down to old Joe's barroom, on the corner by the square.
I was born in a crossfire hurricane
A vocalist I was in a band with back in the 90's, I think he pinched it from a John Irving novel.
The preacher asked her and she said “I do”
The preacher asked me and she said “he does too”
Oy. Oy. Oy. Oy. Oy.....
That's no lady, that's my wife.
I was thinking of that one immediately.
"As I stepped out upon the landing, my heart was already down the stairs..." Elvis Costello
Love is but a song we sing
Fear's the way we die
You can make the mountains ring
Or make the angels cry
Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, UH. ONE TWO A-ONE TWO THREE FOUR!!! Blondie
Oh I am just a vagabond / a drifter on the run,
And eloquent profanity / it rolls right off my tongue.
And I have dined in palaces / drunken wine with kings and queens
But darling oh darling / you're the best thing I've ever seen.
I was driving across the burning desert / when I spotted six jet planes
leaving six white vapour trails across the bleak terrain.
She said it's none of my business but it breaks my heart /
I dropped a dozen cheap roses in my shopping cart.
The river flows, flows to the sea
wherever that river flows
is where I want to be
Bob Dylan gave this line to Roger McGuinn who turned it into the Ballad of Easy Rider.
I like when the first line of a song isn't really part of the lyrics, like:
We've done four already but now we're steady
And then they went: One, two, three, four...
Fart stinks like a mother******!
I have always liked Sturgill Simpson's - You Can Have the Crown
"Well, I've been spending all my money on weed n' pills
Tryin' to write a song that'll pay the bills
But it ain't came yet, so I guess I'll have to rob a bank"
She walks in beauty like the night
Discarding her clothes in the plastic flowers
Pornographic and tragic in black and white
My Marilyn come to my slum for an hour
Flying on a free flight, driving all night, with my machinery.
That's pretty cool as I'm a big Irving fan.
One of your old rock and roll favorites, shuffle on down to Broadway JJ Cale