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Posted on Aug 20, 2011 8:34:29 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 21, 2011 11:27:42 AM PDT
"I don't love you to death, but I'd die if you left." Beulah, "Night Is the Day Turned Inside Out"

Posted on Aug 24, 2011 6:55:08 AM PDT
Sue says:
It's not having what you want
It's wanting what you've got

- Sheryl Crow (Soak Up The Sun)

Posted on Aug 24, 2011 7:30:21 AM PDT
S. A. Vargo says:
I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes
You'd know what a drag it is to see you.
Positively 4th Street, Dylan

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 24, 2011 12:33:08 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 24, 2011 12:34:23 PM PDT
Just like Mary Shelley, just like Frankenstein,
Clank your chains and count your change and try to walk the line.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 24, 2011 1:21:42 PM PDT
DavRay says:
So that's the second line. I always wondered.

Posted on Aug 24, 2011 1:26:04 PM PDT
M. Brewer says:
It was a junk-house in South Carolina
Held a boy the age of ten
Along with his older brother Billy
And a mother and her boyfriend
Who was a triple loser with some blue tattoos
That were given to him when he was young
And a drunk temper that was easy to lose
And thank god he didn't own a gun

"Carolina Drama" by The Raconteurs

Posted on Aug 24, 2011 2:02:31 PM PDT
7 & 7 IS says:
Lon Chaney's gonna get you if you don't watch out

Posted on Aug 24, 2011 7:54:46 PM PDT
7 & 7 IS says:
'cause she had cobwebs up her fanny and I believe in giving to the poor

Posted on Aug 24, 2011 8:27:28 PM PDT
"I like big butts and I cannot lie!" the honorable Sir Mix-a-lot

Posted on Aug 26, 2011 8:24:25 PM PDT
R. Kuhn says:
"Is a dream a lie if it don't come true or is it something worse" Springsteen, The River

and a couple of long ones which get me every time.

"The ashtray says
You were up all night
When you went to bed
With your darkest mind
Your pillow wept
And covered your eyes
And you finally slept
While the sun caught fire

You've changed

We fell in love
In the key of C
We walked along
Down by the sea
You followed me down
The neck to D
And fell again
Into the sea

You changed
Oh, you've changed

Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm
Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm
Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm
Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm
Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm
Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm
Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm
Something in my veins bloodier than blood
Something in my veins bloodier than blood
Something in my veins bloodier than blood
Something in my veins bloodier than blood"
Wilco

"
"Now that you've found your paradise
This is your Kingdom to command
You can go outside and polish your car
Or sit by the fire in your Shangri-la
Here is your reward for working so hard
Gone are the lavatories in the back yard
Gone are the days when you dreamed of that car
You just want to sit in your Shangri-la

Put on your slippers and sit by the fire
You've reached your top and you just can't get any higher
You're in your place and you know where you are
In your Shangri-la
Sit back in your old rocking chair
You need not worry, you need not care
You can't go anywhere
Shangri-la, Shangri-la, Shangri-la

The little man who gets the train
Got a mortgage hanging over his head
But he's too scared to complain
'Cos he's conditioned that way
Time goes by and he pays off his debts
Got a TV set and a radio
For seven shillings a week
Shangri-la, Shangri-la, Shangri-la, Shangri-la, Shangri-la, Shangri-la

And all the houses in the street have got a name
'Cos all the houses in the street they look the same
Same chimney pots, same little cars, same window panes
The neighbors call to tell you things that you should know
They say their lines, they drink their tea, and then they go
They tell your business in another Shangri-la
The gas bills and the water rates, and payments on the car
Too scared to think about how insecure you are
Life ain't so happy in your little Shangri-la
Shangri-la, Shangri-la la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la"

The Kinks

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 3:25:39 AM PDT
Grandpa Tom says:
Artist: Chris Rea
Album: Auberge
Title: Gone Fishing

I'm gone fishing
I got me a line
Nothing I do is gonna make the difference
So I'm taking the time

And you ain't never gonna be happy
Anyhow, anyway
So I'm gone fishing
And I'm going today

I'm gone fishing
Sounds crazy I know
I know nothing about fishing
But just watch me go

And when the time has come
I will look back and see
Peace on the shoreline
That could have been me

You can waste a whole lifetime
Trying to be
What you think is expected of you
But you'll never be free

May as well go fishing......

Chris is an outstanding artist. Incredible guitarist and writer. Not widely known here in the states.

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 3:33:15 AM PDT
M. Battle says:
"your just the most gorgeously stupid thing I ever cut in the world"-the cure

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2011 4:15:46 AM PDT
Chris Rea sells out stadiums when he tours the UK and the rest of Europe. I think he was born in the US but has lived in the UK for decades ?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2011 4:36:05 AM PDT
..... and this lonliness won't leave me alone.
Dock of the Bay

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2011 4:40:06 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 27, 2011 4:41:19 AM PDT
Grandpa Tom says:
Howard:

Yes, he's well known and loved in Europe and the UK. He's a very talented painter as well. I just looked on Wikipedia, and it states Chris was born March 4, 1951 in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England. This could likely account for the fact he's not toured in the USA.

His story is pretty compelling, almost dying of Pancreatitis, and then, not only recovering, discovers new energy, creating incredible music and paintings.

I've been a casual admirer of his music for several years, (Auberge, Road To Hell, Espresso Logic). I've just recently invested in a newer 2-cd retrospective , Still so Far to Go..., and discovered his overwhelming talent on a deeper level. I've scored several of his back catalog CD's since. All exceptional.

Thank you for the reply. Hope your day's great, Howard.

Grandpa Tom

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 6:02:44 AM PDT
It's like our vist to the moon or to that other star
I guess you will go for nothing
if you really wanna go that far

-- Leonard Cohen -- Death of a Ladies Man

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 6:55:36 AM PDT
7 & 7 IS says:
Everybody knows you've been discreet
But there were so many people you just had to meet
Without your clothes
And everybody knows

-Leonard Cohen 'everybody knows'

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2011 7:02:47 AM PDT
There could never be another Mae West and I wish she was here today.

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 7:07:56 AM PDT
Innergame says:
Now it's over, I'm dead
and I haven't done anything that I want
Or: I'm still alive
and there's nothing I want to do.

(-They Might Be Giants, »Dead», 1990)

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 8:32:29 AM PDT
"You can surrender
Without a prayer
But never really pray
Pray without surrender

You can fight
Fight without ever winning
But never ever win
Win without a fight"

Resist - Rush

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 2:19:35 PM PDT
"When I raise up my hand to the loving Son of Man, the Bread of Life will keep my soul alive." - Peter Green from "In The Skies"

So many nights I lay awake
Can't sleep
I lay here thinkin' 'bout a woman
I used to love
Can't sleep but no good to count sheep
I'll just count the worries
That I've got plenty of

And how many times
Must I be the fool
Before I can make it
Oh Make it on home
I've got to find a place to sing my words
Is there nobody listening to my song?

You talk about a life
Been searching for the key
But can't find an answer
To comfort me
I ask myself about love
Can't even find the door
To take me to a place
I've never seen before

But how many times
Must I be the fool
Before I can make it
Oh make it on home
I've got to find a place to sing my words
Is there nobody listening to my song? - Peter Green from Fleetwood Mac's "Before The Beginning"

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 4:52:10 PM PDT
Spyder B says:
For me, there are 3:
I saw the wolfman drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's. His hair was perfect!" Warren Z.
All you need is love, love is all you need. J. Lennon
Be true to your school. Beach Boys

Posted on Aug 28, 2011 1:24:13 AM PDT
"The smartest of the smartest and the sweetest of
the sweetest, they're the most
Me and Dr. Frank have both decided that we love
them more than toast"
"Punk Rock Girls" - The Queers

Posted on Aug 28, 2011 6:53:31 AM PDT
From the "unschooled barbarians" in the heavy metal world come the following lines:

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor

-Black Sabbath, War Pigs

Trained I see imperfection in your race
Lying in wait, blind I suffer knowing I'll never reach your heaven
It is unattainable. Please teach me how to dream
I long to be more than a machine

-Nevermore, Sentient 6

For the record, the unschooled barbarian comment was facetious. I am a metalhead through and through and I know a secret about metal music. Most of the musicians are highly skilled players and the majority of the lyrics are intelligent and poetic. The "sex, drugs and rock and roll" lyrics come from a very small sector of the metal community. Come on metalheads, back me up!
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