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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:20 am
by Madigan
You're Trying to outrun your fear
You're running to lose
Heart on your sleeve
And your soul in your shoes
Take a left, a sharp left, and another left
Meet me on the corner
We'll start again..

Once Around the Block - Badly Drawn Boy

PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:31 am
by Madigan
I also love

"A little old lady got mutilated late last night"

Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon

Highly evolved alliteration :)

PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:59 am
by HowlinJ
Madigan wrote:I also love

"A little old lady got mutilated late last night"

Werewolves of London - Warren Zeavon

Highly evolved alliteration :)


Madigan,
That's another one of my favorites too! (Wasn't sure I wanted to admit it, though)

I must have sung that line a hundred times, and never noticed all those L's before! Warren was indeed a master song-smith.

By the way, REAL nice bass playin' on "Quick To Show".
Howlin'

PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:07 pm
by Prevost82
WATCH OUT WHERE THE HUSKIES GO
AN' DON'T YOU EAT THAT YELLOW SNOW (Frank Zappa)

I want a hairy little jewish princess
With a brand new nose, who knows where it goes
I want a steamy little jewish princess
With over-worked gums, who squeaks when she cums
I don't want no troll
I just want a yemenite hole (Frank Zappa)

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:01 am
by Andragon
haha only Zappa

PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:13 am
by Madigan
HowlinJ
Indeed, a craftsman who is sorely missed..

Thanks for the comps. mate, well appreciated. just checked out your
page... catchy stuff, expertly executed!

Big Up THE GIN HOUSE ROCKERS! :D

Madigan

PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:48 am
by Silverfoot
I've been getting pretty heavy in to Warren Zevon lately..."Genius" is the first CD I've bought in probably three years. The man was amazing-Melodic, brutal, passionate and outright shocking. Every song on that album has something that sticks in your head (it is a sort of "best of" collection).

"He took little susie to the high school prom.
Excitable boy, they all said.
He raped her and killed her, then he took her back home
Excitable boy, they all said.
After ten long years, they let him out of the home
Excitable boy, they all said.
He dug her up and made a cage from her bones
Excitable boy, they all said."

These lyrics go along with some very happy, pop-inspired music. It's brilliant!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:42 am
by philbymon
"Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" will always be one of my Zevon faves.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:44 pm
by racefanrob
"But please realize . . .
you'll probably be surprised,
For it's a land unknown to man
where fantasy is fact
So if you can please understand . . .
you might not come ba-a-a-ack !"

PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:43 pm
by pusMonkey
"I saw a werewolf drinking a Pina Colada at Trader Vic's"
always reminds me of an MST3K episode.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:37 pm
by philbymon
Steve Hagedorn, local guy from Warrenton, VA, wrote this song called "I'm a Cop." He released it 09/09/01. Two days later every cop in the country was a hero, & no one ever heard it unti I started playing it, I guess. It's a song that I love to do.

"I got a big bag of dope & a bottle of wine
& I'm gonna have me a real good time.
Gonna cruise on down to my favorite bar
& Scare some hippies with my new squad car
Cuz I'm a COP!

"Oh yeah! I'm a cop! And I do what I want.
I'm a cop! I'm having lots of fun.
I got my badge. I got my gun.
You see me coming you better run
Cuz I'm a cop.

"I get my kicks shakin' hookers down
But when you need me I'm never around.
When I need dope I can get it soon.
I just take what I want from the evidence room.
Cuz I'm a COP!...

"Yes I've got the dirtiest job around.
You wanna go fast? I'll make ya slow down.
The hours are lousy. There ain't much bread.
But I can put a bullet right through your head
Cuz I'm a COP!..."

PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:08 am
by HowlinJ
Philby,
That song puts me to mind of a line from a song featured on The Mothers Of Invention's first album "Freak Out!"
The song was "Help I'm A Rock" and the line was "help, I'm a cop"

Trying to decide on a favorite Zevon lyric is a daunting task, but I perticularly like a verse from that song spoofing Skinnerd's "Sweet Home Alabama". (The song title escapes me at the moment, but I sure 'nuf recall the line)

"Grandpa pissed his pants again
He don't give a damn

Brother Billy's got both guns on
He ain't been right since Vietnam"

HJ

PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:07 am
by Silverfoot
From "Poor Pitiful Me":

"I met a girl at the rainbow bar, she asked me if I'd beat her. Took me to the Hyatt House....I don't want to talk about it."

THe guy was not afraid to address ANYTHING! :shock:

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:17 pm
by racefanrob
crossin' the highway late last night
he shoulda looked left and he shoulda looked right
he didn't see the station wagon car
the skunk got squished and there you are
you got yer
dead skunk in the middle of the road
dead skunk in the middle of the road
dead skunk in the middle of the road
stinkin' to high heaven !

PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:41 am
by HowlinJ
Today, at work, I started hummin' these Dylan lyrics in my head.....

"while one who sings with his tongue on fire
Gargles in the rat race choir
bent out of shape by society's pliers
cares not to come up any higher
but rather get you down in the hole that he's in"

Now THAT'S an example of masterful lyric writin'!