5.5.05

Song Lyrics

Instead of getting WAY too excited about the White Sox, I thought today I’d hunt down some of my favorite song lyrics from over the years, explanation for some of them included, it's a weird list I know, but just sort of fun for the moment:

Angst on the planks, spittin' from a bridge/Just to see how far down it really is.

Me debunk an American myth? And take my life in my hands?
The Tragically Hip; I love this lyric just because it’s so Canadian and so liberal at the same time.

Why I wonder is my heart full of holes… It’s a drag I snag, I’m always in love. – Maybe Jeff Tweedy at his finest. It’s sort of a throw away line at the end of “I’m Always in Love”, yet it works perfectly.

…Whatever you do take care of your shoes – I got sick of goofy Phish lyrics years ago, but this one still makes me smile.

And I was waiting over here, for life to begin. I was looking for the new thing… - Pete Yorn’s “Life on a Chain”; I think this pretty much summed up my first two and a half years of college. Standing in the corner of a bar and waiting.

Just want a girl as cool as Kim Deal. – The Dandy Warhols; pretty much self explanatory
I never thought you'd be a junkie because heroine is so passé. – I’ve always enjoyed this lyric for it’s truth and comedic reasons.

And maybe Marlon Brando/Will be there by the fire/We’ll sit and talk of Hollywood/And the good things there for hire/And the Astrodome and the first tepee/Marlon Brando, Pocahontas and me/Marlon Brando, Pocahontas and me/Pocahontas. – Neil Young “Pocahontas”, maybe my favorite verse in music. I love it. Just love it.

I want a boyfriend,/I want a boyfriend./I want all that stupid old shit,/Like letters and sodas,/Letters and sodas./I can feel it in my bones,/I'm gonna spend another year alone – Liz Phair at her finest.

The Mississippi Delta was shining like a National Guitar. – This is when Paul Simon announces, listen up, this may be the greatest album ever boys and girls.

Now that my role-model is Gone, Gone/He ducked back down the alley with some
roly-poly little bat-faced girl./He looks around, around/He sees angles in the architecture/spinning in infinity/He says Amen!/And Hallelujah!
– Maybe it’s the way Simon sings it.

Hope I die before I get old.
No matter how much I booze,/there ain't no way out
Two tormented Townshend lyrics. One tormented him most of his life, the other was him at his most honest. Always when Pete was at his best.

Pictures of Lily, made my life so wonderful.

This song got me though my sophomore year of high school.

It was so hard, so hard to find, whatever. Nevermind. – the defining quote of the 1990s. Thank you Nirvana.

What you want, baby I've got it... All I'm asking is for a little respect. – Otis laying down the law.

Do they still play the blues in Chicago? When baseball season comes round. – Yes they do.

Until we're talking in whispers again. – Gordie and the Hip again. I like the idea of this lyrics… I’ll see you next time we sleep together.

2 comments:

TheLankyRighthander said...

All this poetry is making me CRY!

Gaucho said...

You've grown SO MUCH, Otter! I remember when you were just a shy young boy standing in the corner of a bar, and now you're ALL GROWN UP!