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Posted on Jun 26, 2012 9:14:01 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 26, 2012 9:16:45 AM PDT
JBug says:
I've never seen that Tommy Seebach clip before, but I remember the song. Very funny video :D

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 12:06:54 PM PDT
Omnireader says:
Priceless!

;-D

good Seebach imitation!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 12:08:43 PM PDT
Omnireader says:
:-)

Glad you liked it.
Good for the laugh of the day!

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 4:14:13 PM PDT
JBug says:
We were born to mothers who smoked and drank
Our cribs were covered in lead-based paint
No child-proof lids, no seat belts in cars
Rode bikes with no helmets, and still here we are
Still here we are

We got daddy's belt when we misbehaved
Had three TV channels you got up to change
No video games and no satellite
All we had were friends and they were outside
Playin' outside

Chorus:
It was a different life
When we were boys and girls
Not just a different time
It was a different world

School always started the same every day
The Pledge of Allegiance, then someone would pray
Not every kid made the team when they tried
We got disappointed and that was all right
We turned out all right

(Chorus)

No bottled water, we drank from a garden hose
And every Sunday ALL THE stores WERE CLOSEd

(Chorus X2)

It was a different world

A Different World - Bucky Covington

http://youtu.be/HJWEvP9gtww

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 8:48:44 PM PDT
JBug says:
Strapped on my holster low across my hips
Two Colt .45s with white plastic grips
And I'd head west through our neighborhood
And they'd say, "Here comes young Billy and
He's up to no good"

I rode a trail through the neighbor's backyard
Shooting the bad guys through my handlebars
Known for my bravery both far and near
Being late for supper was my only fear

I miss Billy the kid
The times that he had, the life that he lived
I guess he must've got caught, his innocence lost
I wonder where he is
I miss Billy the kid

These days I don't know whose side to be on
There's such a thin line between right and wrong
I live and learn, do the best I can
There's only so much you can do as a man

I miss Billy the kid
The times that he had, the life that he lived
I guess he must've got caught, his innocence lost
Lord, I wonder where he is
I miss Billy the kid

I miss Billy the kid
THE TIMEs that he had, THE LIFE that he lived
I guess he must've got caught, his innocence lost
Lord, I wonder where he is
I miss Billy the kid


Billy the Kid - Billy Dean

http://youtu.be/625CT7RGeME

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 9:29:03 PM PDT
Texas Woman says:
Well, me and BILLY THE KID never got along:
I didn't like the way he cocked his hat and he wore his gun all wrong.
Well, we had the same girlfriend and he never forgot it.
She had a cute little Chihuahua till one day he up and shot it.
He rode the hard country down the New Mexico line.
He had a silver pocket watch that he never did wind.
He crippled a piano player for playin' his favorite song.
Yeah, me and Billy The Kid, we ain't never got along.
Yeah, me and Billy The Kid never got along:
I didn't like the way he buckled his belt and he wore his gun all wrong.
He was bad to the bone, all hopped up on speed.
I would've left him alone if it wasn't for that senorita:
He gave her silver and he paid her hotel bill.
But it was me she loved: she said she always will.
I'd always go see her whenever Billy was gone
Yeah, me and Billy The Kid, we never got along.

Instrumental break

Yeah, me and Billy The Kid never got along:
I didn't like the way he buckled his boots an' he wore his gun all wrong.
One day, I said to Billy: "I got this foolproof scheme.
"We'll rob Wells Fargo, it's bustin at the seams."
I admit that I framed him. I don't feel no remorse.
It was just my way of gettin' even with the man who shot my horse.
Yeah, Billy reached for his gun but his gun was on wrong.
Yeah, me and Billy The Kid, we never got along.

Well, me and Billy The Kid never got along:
But I did like the way he swayed in the wind while I played him his favorite song.
Now my baby sings harmony with me, to "La Cucaracha".
She winds her silver pocket watch and pets her new Chihuahua.
I moved into the hotel, I got a room with a shower.
We lay an' listen to that watch tick hour after hour.
Outside, I hear the wind blowin' oh so strong:
Me and Billy The Kid, we never got along!

We never got along.

Me and Billy the Kid - Joe Ely

http://youtu.be/H-_aqE4EPxU

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 11:41:44 PM PDT
Omnireader says:
This is for you Texas. You posted it last year with different singers.
Consider this a cover version.

"Living on the road my friend
Was gonna keep you free and clean
Now you wear your skin like iron
Your breath's as hard as kerosene
You weren't your mama's only boy
But her favorite one it seems
She began to cry when you said goodbye
And sank into your dreams

Pancho was a bandit boys
His horse was fast as polished steel
Wore his GUN outside his pants
For all the honest world to feel
Pancho met his match you know
On the deserts down in Mexico
Nobody heard his dying words
That's the way it goes

All the federales say
They could have had him any day
They only let him hang around
Out of kindness I suppose

Lefty he can't sing the blues
All long night like he used to
The dust that Pancho bit down south
Ended up in Lefty's mouth
The day they laid poor Pancho low
Lefty split for Ohio
Where he got the bread to go
There ain't nobody knows

All the federales say
They could have had him any day
They only let him slip away
Out of kindness I suppose

The poets tell how Pancho fell
Lefty's livin' in a cheap hotel
The desert's quiet and Cleveland's cold
So the story ends we're told
Pancho needs your prayers it's true,
But save a few for Lefty too
He just did what he had to do
Now he's growing old

A few gray federales say
They could have had him any day
They only let him go so wrong
Out of kindness I suppose"

Pancho and Lefty - written and first performed by Townes Van Zandt

Recorded by various: this is Merle and Willie

http://youtu.be/-lHKCDyzTFM

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 10:24:54 AM PDT
Omnireader says:
You win
It's your show, now
So what's it gonna be
'Cause people
Will tune in
How many train wrecks do we need to see?
Before we lose touch of
We thought this was low
It's bad getting worse so

[Chorus:]
Where'd all the GOOD people go?
I've been changing channels
I don't see them on the TV shows
Where'd all the good people go?
We got heaps and heaps of what we sow

They got this and that and
With a rattle a tat
Testing one two,
Now what you gonna do?
Bad news, misused,
Got too much to lose
Gimme some truth
Now whose side are we on?

Whatever you say
Turn on the boob tube
I'm in the mood to obey
So lead me astray by the way, now

Chorus

Sitting round feeling far away
So far away but I can feel the debris
Can you feel it?
You interrupt me from a friendly conversation
To tell me how great its all gonna be

You might notice some hesitation
'Cause it's important to you, it's not important to me
Way down by the edge of your reasons
It's beginning to show
And all I really wanna know is...

Chorus

They got this and that
With a rattle a tat
Testing one, two
Now what you gonna do?
Bad news, misused, give me some truth
You got too much to lose
Whose side are we on today, anyway?

OK, whatever you say.
Wrong and resolute but in the mood to obey
Station to station desensitizing the nation
Going, going, gone.

Good People by Jack Johnson.

http://youtu.be/xh9S3SrRQ6U

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2012 7:19:54 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 27, 2012 7:28:59 PM PDT
JBug says:
In the wilderness, uncountable voices
Earplugs for the birds and the animals
And blinders for your beast of burden
The will for learning
These books were made for burning

In the wilderness, beneath the ancient sand
Lies crushed and tanned, those sapphire girls
May we never forget you
Alert status red, but the sun comes up instead

In the wilderness, the only place to find freedom
Is in the dictionary under "F"
Men in holes, men in caves, men in chains

I ask but the store clerk needn't check
Man, I forget which came first
The BAD idea or me befallen by it?
Not giving a sh it

May we never forget you
May we never forget you
Alert status red, but the sun comes up instead

Alert status red, but the sun comes up instead

In the wilderness, senile live the zealous
Lost to the treasures that compel us
Muted down like patriots amiss

You know I'm jealous
Of how you can just turn them off
Those bad ideas that feel so soft
May they never forget you
Alert status red, but the sun comes up instead

Alert status red, but the sun comes up instead
Alert status red, but the sun comes up instead

Alert status red, but the sun comes up instead


Alert Status Red - Matthew Good
Canadian singer-songwriter
Highly recommended

http://youtu.be/O_mCP5AeNaM

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 7:35:41 PM PDT
JBug says:
Here they come, the dogs of lust
Out of my mind, into my life
Somebody should be here to hold me
Somebody should be here to show me
Show me

When you're lustful, when you're lonely
And the heat is rising, rising slowly

I got it blue, I got it BAD
I got the sweetest sadness I ever had
As the hours pass before my eyes
As the hours pass before me

When you're lustful, when you're lonely
And the heat is rising, rising slowly

I keep reaching up
But they drag me back down
Wherever I try to hide
I will always be found

When you're lustful, when you're lonely
And the heat is rising, rising slowly
Rising, rising, rising slowly
Rising, rising, rising, rising, rising slowly

Dogs of Lust - The The

http://youtu.be/pSNSOhG0AIU

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 28, 2012 3:37:14 AM PDT
Omnireader says:
Vachel Carling built a Rubilator,
some say just for show.
Started talking about the Rubilator,
how he made it go.

Nobody knows just how.
One day he came down
From a Pennsylvania town.

One thing's sure:
that Carling Rubilator
sure did change this town.
Nobody trusted in the Rubilator
when Vachel brought it DOWN.

Nobody knows just when.
Everybody's hands
lost the color of the land.

Chorus
All of God's children
got to get Rubilated!
All of God's children
can't be wrong!
All of God's children
got to get Rubilated!
Listen to the Rubilator
singing it's song:

(mechanical sounds)

Vachel Carling showed his Rubilator,
Some say just for gold.
A few souls perished in the service of the Rubilator;
many were bought and sold.

Nobody knows just where.
Some say at the fair.
He certainly made his share.

Now people turn to the Carling Rubilator
in their hour of need.
Kids left their whirly-gigs and peep shows
rusting in the weeds.

Nobody knows how much
people got out of touch
with their all-day singing and such.

Chorus

(mechanical sounds)

Now you see this Carling Rubilator
here behind the glass.
People like to laugh and talk about the Rubilator,
chuckling as they pass.

Nobody knows just why.
I guess their brand-new eyes
love looking at old-time lies.

And they ride off in their cars.
And they ride off to the stars,
going:

(mechanical sounds)

Chorus

(mechanical sounds)

Vachel Carling's Rubilator by Kenny Rogers

From the classic album "Ballad of Calico."
Get this album if you can. It is about a Ghost town in the California Desert. I used to live near it and loved how the winds would whisper and moan through the old buildings.

http://youtu.be/SPTh_VIQNG4

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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 28, 2012 6:47:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 29, 2012 7:43:51 PM PDT
Omnireader says:
Yep! Victorville!

And thank you for your great song. I haven't heard it in years. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 28, 2012 11:16:30 AM PDT
JBug says:
Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey
Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey

Underneath the green veranda
Singin' a song for mad Miranda
They call me the Midnight Moses
Everything I touch is comin' up roses

Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey
Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey

Tell ME WHERE I'm GOIN'
I've got no way of knowin'
I wish I was a forest ranger
Danger, danger, danger

Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey
Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey

I had an afternoon fever
When I flew off to Geneva
I just took me a notion
To fly right across the ocean

They call me the Midnight Moses
But I'm comin' up, comin' up roses
I had an afternoon fever
When I flew off to Geneva

Midnight Moses - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (1972)
Scottish rock/glam band

http://youtu.be/LNwLxwZHMOw

Posted on Jun 28, 2012 10:26:05 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 28, 2012 10:50:40 PM PDT
You, you're such a big star to me
You're everything I wanna be
But you're stuck in a hole and I want you to get out
I don't know what there is to see
But I know it's time for you to leave
We're all just pushing along
Trying to figure it out, out, out.

All your anticipation pulls you down
When you can have it all, you can have it all.

[Chorus]
So come on, so come on, get it on
Don't know what you're waiting for
Your time is coming don't be late, hey hey
So come on
See the light on your face
Let it SHINE
Just let it shine
Let it shine

Stop (stop)
Being so hard on yourself
It's not good for your health
I know that you can change
So clear your head and come around
You only have to open your eyes
You might just get a big surprise
And it may feel good and you might want to smile, smile, smile.

Don't you let your demons pull you down
Cause you can have it all, you can have it all.

[Chorus]

Hey, let me know you (let me know ya)
You're all that matters to me (you're all that matters)
Hey, let me show you (let me show ya)
You're all that matters to me. (you're all that matters)

[Chorus]

Hey, let me know you (let me know ya)
Your all that matters to me
Hey, let me show you (let me show ya)
You're all that matters to me. (you're all that matters)

Shine.

Let me know you (shine)
So come on
See the light on your face
Let it shine
Just let it shine
Let it shine.
Shine.
Shine.

Shine - Take That

http://youtu.be/JwC1Ctrj6Xk

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2012 3:44:29 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2012 7:05:22 PM PDT
Texas Woman says:
Did you ever see Dallas from a DC-9 at night?
Well Dallas is a jewel, oh yeah, Dallas is a beautiful sight.
And Dallas is a jungle but Dallas gives a beautiful light.
Did you ever see Dallas from a DC-9 at night?

Well, Dallas is a woman who will walk on you when YOU're DOWN.
But when you are up, she's the kind you want to take around.
But Dallas ain't a woman to help you get your feet on the ground.
Yes Dallas is a woman who will walk on you when you're down.

Well, I came into Dallas with the bright lights on my mind,
But I came into Dallas with a Dollar and a dime.

Dallas is a rich man with a death wish in his eye
A steel and concrete soul with a warm hearted love disguise
A rich man who tends to believe in his own lies
Dallas is a rich man with a death wish in his eyes

Dallas - written by Jimmie Dale Gilmore

The original with the Flatlanders:
http://youtu.be/Z1mQvHXRlZE

Rocked up version with Joe Ely and David Grissom:
http://youtu.be/49TmbYhEVO8

**************************************
Omni: Thanks for posting Pancho and Lefty - the classic version.
I promise not to post any more Joe Ely for at least two weeks!! It was a good match to Doodah's post. I love David Grissom's guitar playing.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2012 7:43:03 PM PDT
Omnireader says:
:-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2012 10:11:13 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2012 10:29:29 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 29, 2012 10:31:57 PM PDT
JBug says:
[Tagging Texas and doodah]

I got every reason on earth to be mad
'Cause I just lost the only girl I had
If I could get my way
I'd get myself locked UP today
But I can't, so I'll cry instead

I got a chip on my shoulder
That's bigger than my FEET
I can't talk to people that I meet
If I could see you now
I'd try to make you sad somehow
But I can't, so I'll cry instead

Don't want to cry when there's people there
I get shy when they start to stare
I'm gonna hide myself away
But I'll be back again someday

And when I do, you better hide all the girls
Cause I'll be breaking HEARTs all around the world
Yes, I'm gonna break 'em in two
Show 'em what your lovin' man can do
Until then I'll cry instead

Don't want to cry when there's people there
I get shy when they start to stare
I'm gonna lock myself away
But I'll be back again someday

And when I do, you better hide all the girls
Cause I'll be breaking hearts all around the world
Yes, I'm gonna break 'em in two
Show 'em what your lovin' MAN can do
But 'til then I'll cry instead
But 'til then I'll cry instead
But 'til then I'll cry instead


I'll Cry Instead (Beatles cover) - Billy Joel (1983)

http://youtu.be/9LeePEK5NQI

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2012 9:02:44 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 30, 2012 9:09:26 AM PDT
Omnireader says:
I'm a-walkin' through the summer nights
The jukebox playing low
Yesterday everything was goin' too fast
Today it's moving too slow.

I got no place left to turn
I got nothing left to burn
Don't know if I saw you
If I would kiss you or kill you
It probably wouldn't matter to you anyhow
You left me standin' in the doorway CRYin'
I got nothing to go back to now.

The light in this place is so bad
Makin' me sick in the head
All the laughter is just makin' me sad
The stars have turned cherry red.

I'm strummin' on my gay guitar
Smokin' a cheap cigar
The ghost of our old love has not gone away
Don't look it like it will any time soon
You left me standin' in the doorway cryin'
Under the midnight moon.

Maybe they'll get me, and maybe they won't
But not tonight and it won't be here
There are things I could say but I don't
I know the mercy of G-d must be near.

I've been ridin' the midnight train
Got ice water in my vein.

I would be crazy if I took you back
It would go up against every rule
You left me standin' in the doorway cryin'
Sufferin' like a fool.

When the last rays of daylight go down
Buddy you're older or more
I can hear the church bells ringin' in the yard
I wonder who they're ringin' for?

I know I can't win
But my heart just won't give in.

Last night I danced with a stranger
But she just reminded me you were the one.
You left me standin' in the doorway cryin'
In the dark land of the sun.

I'll eat when I'm hungry
Drink when I'm dry
And live my life on the square
And even if the flesh falls off of my face
I know someone will be there to care.

It always meaned so much,
even the softest touch.

I see nothin' to be gained by any explanation
There's no words that need to be said
You left me standin' in the doorway cryin'
Blues wrapped around my head.

Standin' in the Doorway by Bob Dylan

http://youtu.be/as0wYF-0bxk

Good blues tune by Dylan!

Posted on Jun 30, 2012 9:24:10 AM PDT
Omnireader says:
Chorus
I ain't got no home, I'm just a-ramblin' 'round,
A hard working ramblin' man, and I go from town to town.
police make it hard wherever I may go
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.
I ain't got no home in this world anymore.

I was farmin' on the shares, always I was poor;
My crops I'd lay away into the banker's store.
My wife she took down and died upon the cabin floor,
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.
I ain't got no home in this world anymore.

Instrumental Break

Chorus

Well, as I look around, it's mighty plain to see
This wide open world, she's a funny old PLACE to be;
The gamblin' man is rich, the workin' man is poor,
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.

I ain't got no home in this world anymore.

I Ain't Got No Home written by Woody Gutherie

This version by Bob Dylan and The Band

[Additional verse, not sung by Dylan:

My brothers and my sisters are stranded on this road,
A hot and dusty road that a million feet have trod;
Rich man took my home and drove me from my door
And I ain't got no home in this world anymore.]

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2012 2:50:51 PM PDT
Texas Woman says:
Lots of folks back East, they say, is leavin' home every day,
Beatin' the hot old dusty way to the California line.
'Cross the desert sands they roll, gettin' out of that old dust bowl,
They think they're goin' to a sugar bowl, but here's what they find
Now, the police at the port of entry say,
"You're number fourteen thousand for today."
Oh, if you ain't got the do re mi, folks, you ain't got the do re mi,
Why, you better go back to beautiful Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Georgia, Tennessee.
California is a garden of Eden, a paradise to live in or see;
But believe it or not, you won't find it so hot
If you ain't got the do re mi.
You want to buy you a HOME or a farm, that can't deal nobody harm,
Or take your vacation by the mountains or sea.
Don't swap your old cow for a car, you better stay right where you are,
Better take this little tip from me.
'Cause I look through the want ads every day
But the headlines on the papers always say:
If you ain't got the do re mi, boys, you ain't got the do re mi,
Why, you better go back to beautiful Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Georgia, Tennessee.
California is a garden of Eden, a paradise to live in or see;
But believe it or not, you won't find it so hot
If you ain't got the do re mi.

Do Re Mi - written by Woody Guthrie

http://youtu.be/46mO7jx3JEw

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2012 4:29:37 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 30, 2012 4:31:10 PM PDT
Omnireader says:
Thank you!

Have you seen this cover?
http://youtu.be/vHeGwbM8onk

Here's to backyard concerts! Get some folks together and have some fun ASAP!
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