Thursday, August 17, 2017

Shop Around by The Miricles

When I became of age my mother called me to her side,
She said,"Son, you're growing up now pretty soon you'll take a bride.
And then she said, "Just because you've become a young man now,
There's still somethings that you don't understand now,
Before you ask some girl for her hand now
Keep your freedom for as long as you can now."

My mama told me, "You better shop around, (shop, shop)
Oh yeah, you better shop around." (shop, shop around)

Aha, got some things that I want you to know now.
Just as sure as the winds gonna blow now
The women come and the women gonna go now
Before you tell em that you love em so now.

My mama told me, "You better shop around, (shop, shop)
Oh yeah, you better shop around." (shop, shop around)

A try to get yourself a bargain son.
Don't be sold on the very first one.
A pretty girls come a dime a dozen,
A try to find one who's gonna give you true lovin'

Before you take a girl and say I do, now,
Make sure she's in love with-a you now.
My mama told me, "You better shop around."

[Instrumental]

Ooh yeah, you try to get yourself a bargain son.
Don't be sold on the very first one.
A pretty girls come a dime a dozen,
I gotta find one who's gonna give you true lovin'.

Before you take a girl and say I do, now,
Make sure she's in love with you now.
Make sure that her love is true now.
I hate to see you feelin' sad and blue now."

My mama told me, "You better shop around (shop, shop)
Aha, Don't let the first one get you
Oh no cause I don't want to see her with you
Aha, Before you let her hold you tight, ah yeah yeah make sure shes alright
Before you let her take your hand my son
Understand my son, be a man my son I know you can my son

YES.... SHOP AROUND. BUT WEAR A CONDOM.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Die Young by Sylvan Esso

I had it all planned that way before you met me
Was gonna leave early and so swiftly
Maybe in a fire or crash off a ravine
People would weep, "How tragic, so early"

I was gonna die young
Now I gotta wait for you, hun
Now I gotta wait for you, hun
Now I gotta wait for you, hun

I was a firecracker, baby, with something to prove
Now I gotta contend with the living blues
I could've missed it, and never knew
Chain reaction but you're holding the fuse

I was gonna die young
Now I gotta wait for you, hun
Now I gotta wait for you, hun (honey)
Now I gotta wait for you, hun

Oh, I don't mind
I got the fire
Electric life
So high, so wild
It's not like I chose
Not like I tried
But now I gotta wait around
And watch you burn so bright
I was gonna die

I had it all planned that way before you met me
I had a plan, you ruined it completely
I had it all planned that way before you met me
I had a plan, you ruined it completely

I was gonna die young
(I had it all planned that way before you met me)
Now I gotta wait for you, hun
(I had a plan, you ruined it completely)
Now I gotta wait for you, hun (honey)
(I had it all planned that way before you met me)
Now I gotta wait for you, hun
(I had a plan, you ruined it completely)

I was gonna die young (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Now I gotta wait for you, hun (I was gonna, I was gonna)
Now I gotta wait for you, hun (oh, oh)
Now I gotta wait for you, hun (oh yeah, yeah, yeah)

I had it all planned that way before you met me
I had a plan, you ruined it completely
I had it all planned that way before you met me
I had a plan, you ruined it completely

OKAY... NOT SURE WHAT THAT'S ALL ABOUT BUT MORE POWER TO EM

Saturday, August 12, 2017

What's Going On? by Marvin Gaye

Mother, mother
There's too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother
There's far too many of you dying
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today - Ya

Father, father
We don't need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today

Picket lines and picket signs
Don't punish me with brutality
Talk to me, so you can see
Oh, what's going on
What's going on
Ya, what's going on
Ah, what's going on

In the mean time
Right on, baby
Right on
Right on

Mother, mother, everybody thinks we're wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Simply because our hair is long
Oh, you know we've got to find a way
To bring some understanding here today
Oh

Picket lines and picket signs
Don't punish me with brutality
Talk to me
So you can see
What's going on
Ya, what's going on
Tell me what's going on
I'll tell you what's going on - Uh
Right on baby
Right on baby

A SONG FOR THE EVENTS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Achin' to Be by The Replacements

Well she's kind of like an artist
Sittin' on the floor
Never finishes, she abandons
Never shows a soul

And she's kind of like a movie
Everyone rushes to see
And no one understands it
Sittin' in their seats

She opens her mouth to speak and
What comes out's a mystery
Thought about, not understood
She's achin' to be

Well she dances alone in nightclubs
Every other day of the week
People look right through her
Baby doll, check your cheek

And she's kind of like a poet
Who finds it hard to speak
Poems come so slowly
Like the colors down a sheet

She opens her mouth to speak and
What comes out's a mystery
Thought about, not understood
She's achin' to be

I've been achin' for a while now, friend
I've been achin' hard for years

Well she's kind of like an artist
Who uses paints no more
You never show me what you're doing
Never show a soul

Well, I saw one of your pictures
There was nothin' that I could see
If no one's on your canvas
Well, I'm achin' to be

She closes her mouth to speak and
Closes her eyes to see
Thought about an' only loved
She's achin' to be
Just like me

THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE PLAY 'ART' WHERE A DUDE BUYS A BLANK CANVASS FOR A HUGE CHUCNK OF CHANGE BECAUSE THE 'ARTIST' CALLS IT 'ART'. HIS FRIENDS COME OVER AND ENLIGNTEN HIM ON WHAT A DUMB ASS HE IS. ACTUALLY, ONE THINKS HE'S A DUMB ASS AND THE OTHER TRIES TO UNDERSTAND THE ART. SO... I GUESS IT IS ART BECAUSE IT IS DOING EXACTLY WHAT GOOD ART SHOULD, GET PEOPLE THINKING, GET PEOPLE TALKING.


Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Brownsville Girl by Bob Dylan

Well there was this movie I seen one time
About a man riding across the desert and starred Gregory Peck
He was shot down by a hungry kid trying to make a name for himself
The town's people wanted to crush that kid down and string him up by the neck.

Well the Marshall now he beat that kid to a bloody pulp
As the dying gunfighter lay in the sun and gasped for his last breath
Turn him loose let him go let him say he outdrew me fair and square
I want him to feel what it's like to every moment face his death.

Well I keep seeing this stuff and it just comes a-rolling in
And you know it blows right through me like a ball and chain
You know I can't believe we've lived so long and are still so far apart
The memory of you keeps calling after me like a rolling train.

I can still see the day that you came to me on the pinked desert
In your busted down Ford and your platform heels
I could never figure out why you chose that particular place to meet
Ah, but you were right it was perfect as I got in behind the wheel.

Well we drove that car all night 'til we got into San Anton'
And we slept near the Alamo your skin was so tender and soft
Way down in Mexico you went out to find a doctor and you never came back
I would have gone on after you but I didn't feel like letting my head get blow off.

Well we're driving this car and the sun is coming up over the Rockies
Now I know she ain't you but she's here and she's got that dark rhythm in her soul
But I'm too over the edge and I ain't in the mood anymore to remember the times
when I was your only man
And she don't want to remind me. She knows this car would go out of control.

Brownsville girl with your Brownsville curls
Teeth like pearls shining like the moon above
Brownsville girl show me all around the world.
Brownsville girl you're my honey love.Well we crossed the panthandle and then we headed towards Amarillo
We pulled up where Henry Porter used to live. He owned a wrecking lot outside of
town about a mile
Ruby was in the backyard hanging clothes she had her red hair tied back. She saw us
come rolling up in a trail of dust
She said "Henry ain't here but you can come on in he'll be back in a little while".

Then she told us how times were tough and about how she was thinking of bumming
a ride back to where she started
But she changed the subject every time money came up
She said "Welcome to the land of the living dead". You could tell she was
so broken-hearted
She said "Even the swap meets around here are pretty corrupt".

"How far are you all going ?" Ruby asked us with a sigh
"We're going all the way until the wheels fall off and burn
Until the sun peels the paint and the seat covers fade and the water moccasin dies"
Ruby just smiled and said. "Ah you know some babies never learn".

Something about that movie though well I just can't get it out of my head
But I can't remember why I was in it or what part I was supposed to play
All I remember about it was Gregory Peck and the way people moved
And a lot of them seemed to be looking my way.

Brownsville girl with your Brownsville curls
Teeth like pearls shining like the moon above
Brownsville girl show me all around the world.
Brownsville girl you're my honey love.

Well they were looking for somebody with a pompadour
I was crossing the street when shots rang out
I didn't know whether to duck or to run so I ran
We got him cornered in the churchyard ? I heard somebody shout.

Well you saw my picture in the Corpus Christi Tribune. Underneath it it said:
"A man with no alibi"
You went out on a limb to testify for me you said I was with you
Then when I saw you break down in front of the judge and cry real tears
It was the best acting I saw anybody do.

Now I've always been the kind of person that doesn't like to trepass but sometimes
you just find yourself over the line
Oh if there's an original thought out there I could use it right now
You now I feel pretty good but that ain't saying much I could feel a whole lot better
If you were just here by my side to show me how.
Well I'm standing in line in the rain to see a movie starring Gregory Peck
Yeh but you know it's not the one I had in mind
He's got a new one out now I don't even know what it's about
But I'll se him in anything so I'll stand in line.

Brownsville girl with your Brownsville curls
Teeth like pearls shining like the moon above
Brownsville girl show me all around the world
Brownsville girl you're my honey love.

You know it's funny how things never turn out the way you had them planned
The only things we knew for sure about Henry Porter is that his name
wasn't Henry Porter
And you know there was something about you baby that I liked that was always too
good for this world
Just like you always said there was something about me you liked that I left behind
in the French Quarter.

Strange how people who suffer together have stronger connections than people who
are most content
I don't have any regrets they can talk about me plenty when I'm gone
You always said people don't do what they believe in they just do what's most
convenient then they repent
And I always said. "Hang on to me baby and let's hope that the roof stays on".

There was a movie I seen one time I think I sat through it twice
I don't remember who I was or where I was bound
All I remember about it was it starred Gregory Peck he wore a gun and he was shot
in the back
Seems like a long time ago long before the stars were torn down.

Brownsville girl with your Brownsville curls
Teeth like pearls shining like the moon above
Brownsville girl show me all around the world
Brownsville girl you're my honey love.

WELL... AS LAME AS BOB DYLAN THE PERSON CAN BE HIS WRITING FREQUENTLY SUPRISES. SAM SHEPARD CO-WROTE THIS WITH BOB. SAM YOU WILL BE MISSED.