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Bonnie Shaljean 12 Dec 09 - 06:37 PM
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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 12 Dec 09 - 06:37 PM

Look... guys... it was a joke, OK? Lighten up!


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Weasel
Date: 12 Dec 09 - 06:58 PM

What was a joke?


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 12 Dec 09 - 07:11 PM

Never mind. OK?


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Dec 09 - 08:00 PM

Well, wimpiest and worst is, of course, "Honey" fir which Bobby Goldsboro should have been turned over to the Taliban... Or worse... You know, like being strapped to a chair and made to listen to the song a hunnert times...

But wimpiest (while not being the worst), I hate to say, is Roy Orbison's "Crying"... Downright wimpy...

B~


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Dec 09 - 08:10 PM

Little Hawk-

I had my doubts about this song but it's sung really well on your link.

Now I'm not sure how well it might be re-interpreted with 5-string banjo, flat-pick guitar, and washtub base, but it just might be worth a try.

However, it's definitely not a shanty/chantey/chanty.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Nick E
Date: 12 Dec 09 - 08:45 PM

The Night Chicago Died and or Billy, Don't Be A Hero by Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 12 Dec 09 - 09:16 PM

Waltzing With Bears


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Subject: Lyr Add: HONEY (revised by Spaw)
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 Dec 09 - 10:17 PM

Bobertz keeps bringing up "Honey" everywhere and while I too felt it was the worst thing ever on ANY list, I solved the problem with a simple modification of the lyrics..........Now its not so schmaltzy!


"HONEY".......(revised edition)

See the tree,
How big its grown
And now you're dead
I can't get blown
I've got an itch.
When you were alive
It cost twenty-five
Why did you always charge so much
You fuckin' bitch

Our tree grew large,
It fell on you
Now you're gone,
My balls are blue
I can't get laid.
So now I've started shagging sheep
And sometimes chickens in their sleep
But they want paid.


Oh Honey I miss you
Cause when you were alive
I could at least get a hand job
For a buck fifty-five.



Works better for me now!


Spaw


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: olddude
Date: 12 Dec 09 - 10:29 PM

Me I go with "Honey"


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: olddude
Date: 12 Dec 09 - 10:36 PM

no got one, how about "ALL BY MYSELF" DON'T WANT TO BE ALL BY MYSELF ANYMORE ... ..da da when I was young never needed anyone ... those days are gone

Good grief ...


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: agingcynic
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 12:36 AM

i recall a couple of gaggers:

goodby poppa please pray for me
i was the black sheep of the family
too much wine and too much song
don't know how i got along...'

anyone remember the name of that one?

then there was a song with a lyric that included

how she makes me tremble
how she makes me smile
yadayadayadayada
think i'll stay with her awhile


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 12:41 AM

The first is called "Seasons in the Sun". I think the second is called "Stay With You Awhile"...it used to be on the radio all the time in the 70s and it drove me mad!


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: RangerSteve
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 12:41 AM

My nomination - (I'm not sure of the exact words) the one by Paul McCartney that says "Somebody's knockin at the door, open it up and let 'em in". (SOmething like that).


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: GUEST,seth in Olympia
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 08:27 AM

"Going to San Francisco " (wear some flowers in your hair)to my ears would make anyone with any self respect not want to follow those instructions. Especially horrible if you were anywhere near San Francisco at the time. Made me want to stomp the the flowers in my neighbor's garden.


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Acorn4
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 09:01 AM

I always got irritated particularly by:-

"All I need is the air that I breathe and to LUUURRRRRVVE you"

and

"Yummy, Yummy Yummy, I've got love in my tummy"


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Bobert
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 09:27 AM

A buck fifty-five, Spawzer???

No wonder you are depressed these days, son... What's a hand job costin' ya' these days???

Me??? Do the dishes fir a danged week!!! Talk about inflation... Used to get one fir suggesting that y6ou might do the dishes...

Oh well, there goes the neiogborhood...

Maybe I'll take up golf???

B~


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 09:42 AM

Spaw-

Know that at least I appreciate your creative work on "Honey."

Now if you would also rewrite The Giving Tree, the world would be a better place.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 11:08 AM

"Kipling wasn't wimpy,"
No he wasn't Bonnie - he was brave enough to send thousands of young men to die in the trenches, then came out against the war when his own son went missing - not exaaaactly wimpy!!
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: GUEST,Millindale.
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 11:28 AM

I have to agree with Jim Carroll although perhaps not for the same reasons. I like my protest songs to suggest some kind of solution to the problems of the world. Dylans belief that the answer is blowing in the wind offers no solutions whatsoever. Another classic along the same lines tells me that whatever problems I have there's always someone worse off. Stand up Ralph MacTell and Streets of London.


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 11:34 AM

And top prize in the category "All-time champion at offering useless advice" goes toooooooo:

Whatever Will Be Will Be


No kidding.


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Bobert
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 12:08 PM

Danged, Bonnie, that one remijnded me of another one...

"Twelth of Never"... Very weepy...


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Subject: Lyr Add: STREETS OF BRECHIN (parody of "..London")
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 02:28 PM

My own feeling about protest songs is that if they get too specific they tend to turn into dour, turgid polemics which don't wear well at all with time. They thus have a very short shelf life. Much of the stuff Phil Ochs wrote is like that. The thing I like about "Blowin' In The Wind" is that it has a timeless and universal quality. It could apply to almost any time period. That makes it far more effective as a song that will endure and continue to mean something to people.

I find "Streets of London", however, to be maudlin and quite uninspiring...but it does have a good melody.

I sometimes play a parody I wrote of "Streets of London" called "Streets of Brechin". Brechin is a small and quite unremarkable little place not far from where I live. It's not near as bad as I make it out to be in the song...it's just a small rurual place where basically nothing ever happens at all...and that makes the song a lot funnier for the people who live around this general area and who know Brechin.

It goes like this:

The Streets of Brechin

Have you seen the sidewalk kids
Who hang out on the streets of Brechin
Baseball caps upon their heads
Nothing much within
Vacant faces, witless poses
Nose ring dangling from their noses
Killing time and dreaming about
The Seven Deadly Sins

And how can you tell me you're lonely?
And say your life's a waste of time?
Let me take you by the hand
And lead you through the streets of Brechin
We'll do some checkin' that'll make you change your mind

And have you seen the daily gathering
Of the Brechin Lionesses
With their bulging shopping bags
And their gossip magazines
Catching up on local scandals
Staring down the teenage vandals
If you run afoul of them
You'll know just what I mean

And how can you tell me you're lonely?
And say your life's a waste of time?
Let me take you by the ear
And lead you through the streets of Brechin
We'll do some checkin' that'll make you change your mind

And have you seen the closet queen
Who minces through the streets of Brechin
Past the scowling rednecks
And the jeering kids
No one there to peck or pinch him
Come sundown they'll prob'ly lynch him
Then get drunk and wreck the place
Just like their daddies did

And how can you tell me you're lonely?
And say your life's a waste of time?
Let me take you by the nose
And lead you through the streets of Brechin
We'll do some checkin' that'll make you change your mind



The important thing is to get the "hand, ear, and nose" part in the right order in the 3 choruses! ;-) You must finish with "nose" for the best effect. This song is my antidote to having heard "Streets of London" way too many times over the years...

Most of the younger men around here do wear baseball caps, and nose rings were really big about 10 years ago...but thank God that fad seems to be wearing off now. What you see more now is tongue studs and little decorative thingies pierced subtly on the side of a girl's nose and some eyebrow piercings too, but not many of those wretched nose rings any longer...


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 02:29 PM

It's pronounced "Brek - in".


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Severn
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 03:44 PM

Most mothers actually said the equialent of,

Que sera, sera
Whatever will be will be
F**k off, kid, don't bother me.....

After, of course, we actually said,

Will I be happy, mama?
Will I be rich?
Hunh, mama? Hunh, mama? Hunh? Hunh?
Will I? Will, I mama?......"


.....real fast and real loud.

I suppose, in the 60's, folks would've said,
"The answer's blowing in the wind! GO CHASE IT!"
(prefferably in traffic)....



WHAT, Spaw?
No "See my trunk, how big it's grown.....I'm horny, I miss you?"'
Actually, the old Smothers Brothers TV show had a great skit based on that song....


And rivalling "Baloney In The Wind"

"Yes, and how much woood could a woodchuck chuck
If a woodchuck could chuck woo-o-o-ood?...."



....as a great inspirational song that has touched countless millions by being able to mean any blessed (or damned) thing you want it to, I nominate:

                   LET IT BE


An old drunk I worked with on a midnight shift once growled out one night as it was playing on the Oldies station that only changed its playlist every two weeks and played it all in the same order at the same time,

"Let WHAT be?"

...andI always imagined somebody miraculously experiencing a sighting of Mother Mary Herself (It had to be her. She had the yellow circle around her head, just like in all the paintings!) who, after being asked what she has come to tell this totally awed soul, smiles benignly on this person and says,

"Let it be!"

...and the confused recipient of this miricle asking, hopefully before she fades away again,

"Wait! Wait!
Let WHAT be?
Do you mean let it ALONE, let it HAPPEN, let it EXIST or WHAT?!?!?!?!"

To which the Revived Stranded Virgin snarls disgustedly,

"If you don't know by NOW, chump, you NEVER will! I'm wasting my time here. You just BLEW IT, kid..."

                     (POOF!!!!!)


"WAIT! WAIT!......."

....But alas, the miracle is gone with no buzzer or Parker Bros. home game as a consolation prize and another Great Mystery remains unanswered...


Not just anyone can screw up a bonafide miracle and, of course, this poor simple being is devastated, haunted for life and rendered absolutely useless to the world at large by simple words of Wizz-Dumb.

Mr. Vinton and Mr. Goldsboro and Mr. Sovine never quite did it on such a cosmic level.....


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Severn
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 03:51 PM

And I always looked at "I Started A Joke" as a parable (or maybe merely a crock-o'-bull) about Christianity.....


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: GUEST,Captain Colin
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 04:40 PM

"Old Shep" takes some beating- though I think "Nobody's Child" does beat it.


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 06:22 PM

"Can you imagine any of today's college jocks (a) calling themselves the Whiffenpoofs, and (b) singing Baa Baa Baa with a straight face?"

Well, I don't know if any of them are jocks are not; their biographies don't say. I'm guessing they're not, if only because their busy schedule of rehearsing and performing would probably interfere with the demands of being on a sports team. This was probably always the case.

But they're still singing The Whiffenpoof Song. I can't see whether their faces are straight or not, but I'm guessing they are.


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Genie
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 08:04 PM

I agree that Que Sera Sera offers totally useless advice!

And that "Having My Baby" is probably the most insipid (not to mention male chauvinistically egocentric) song ever written - with "Honey" being close to the schmaltziest ever.

"MacArthur Park" may be the most ridiculously melodramatic OTT song ever!

And the attitude expressed in "Wives and Lovers" (the actual title of that "Hey Little Girl" song) makes me cringe!

But "wimpy" is not the word I would use for these songs. I save that term for the blandest of melodies (and delivery) combined with bland, platitudinous lyrics (e.g, songs that basically say things like "Let's be nice.")


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 08:13 PM

What characteristics determine whether a song is better described as "wimpy" than as "crappy"?


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: frogprince
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 08:41 PM

I would say that the "wimpiest" would simply be the one with the least real substance; generally it would have a pretentious air of sentimentality, but not a darn bit of actual meaningful content. A song could have a strong, clear meaning, but be crappy because it is very sloppily written, or it has a less than mediocre melody, or it expresses crass jingoistice "patriotism", or for who knows how many reasons.


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: olddude
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 09:15 PM

Ok, I got the all time winner, how about the country song
"Can I sleep in your arms tonight mister"   ever hear that one?
you don't wanna .. LOL

Spaw you are a true song writer


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 13 Dec 09 - 09:29 PM

Amazing Grease


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Severn
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 11:48 AM

I actually think of "wimpy" as being on the cautious, timid unadventurous side, so I suppose if one were to write a Wimp Anthem, it would end up the equivalent of, maybe,

"Get your moped running
Head out on the side street.....

Bored to be MI-I-I-I-ILD!....."


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 11:56 AM

Reminds me of that brilliant song in A Mighty Wind about how they'd never done any ramblin' & wandrin'


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: GUEST,Songbob
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 12:12 PM

To the question of "what's blowing in the wind," if you were there, you'd bloody well know that you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows!

"Let what be?" Bloody literalists! I guess for you the foggy dew is just water mist!

Protest songs should offer an answer to the problem? When the answer is obvious even to a blind man, a song doesn't need to be a laundry list of fixes. In fact, such songs usually die a quick death. "Kick the bastards out" is easier than "campaign to obtain more votes in our next general election for candidates whose background and credentials indicate they won't do the same horrible things the current office-holder are doing, which we don't like." For one thing, even Bob Dylan's penchant for violating scansion would find such a line really hard to parse. As an example of the latter, I nominate Ewan MacColl's song in praise of Ho Chi Minh (or was it Mao?). It had gawd-awful lines of purest pap, and rightly sank beneath the weight of its own condesencion. I can't even remember the worst lines, although they had a Bulwer-Lytton Contest quality to them.

So Jim Carroll doesn't like Bob Dylan, but that's all right -- Dylan doesn't even know who Jim is!

Bob Clayton


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 12:23 PM

I'm no devotee of testosterone overload in song, but one would think that some vestigial trace amount of it might have moved the composer to write something with a bit more rigor.


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Acorn4
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 12:36 PM

I always thought this gentleman was the epitome of pretentious hippie wimpdom, but as the title of the thread suggests, perhaps I'm missing something:-



Woman

I didn't realise he was still going - might be going through a bit of a revival with the current vogue for "cesspit of despair" type songs.


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 12:43 PM

Thanks, Songbob. You said it perfectly.


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Severn
Date: 14 Dec 09 - 04:32 PM

Point taken, Songbob. I took poking fun at ambiguities a bit far that time to the point of gettng a bit irresponsibly away from the real topic. Sorry.

As far as "Blowing In The Wind" is concerned, even having a little fun with being a literalist, even if you can kid the "answer" part of the chorus, the questions asked in themselves aren't "wimpy" and even if some of us still haven't found the answers quite yet, some among us are still trying to "get wind of them" or can "sense something in the wind" at times. indeciciveness and ambiguity are parts of being "wimpy" but not all things that can be sensed as indecicive or ambiguous can be called "wimpy" by a long shot. Whatever merits or faults the song has, I'd not put it in a Wimp Hit Parade as it's neither mild nor timid.

By the same token, I'm not really sure that something involving direct divine intervention by Mother Mary Herself, the only entity other than olive oil that can be graded Extra Virgin, could ever quite qualify as "wimpy", either. So scratch that one, as well.





However, to veer one more time off topic, in the Irish Rebel song of that title, The Foggy Dew" (as opposed to the "foggy-go-a-courtin'" love song, where in some versions, she's kept from the "buggerboo" or other things frightening and where the dew in this song is usually doubly foggy), IS indeed (and in word) just water mist, causing the IRA gunmen who didn't hit or even properly see their mark to mutter, "Damn! Mist again!".....


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Subject: Lyr Add: PAPER DOLL (Mills Brothers)
From: catspaw49
Date: 16 Dec 09 - 08:08 PM

Ever since I read Gurney's post above selecting "Paper Doll" as a wimpy ditty, I've had it on my mind. I wonder why I never noticed before.......I figure its because this old song has been around so long, has a catchy tune, and has been done by so many artists in the 30's thru the 50's and even later that I didn't really pay attention to what the lyric was saying.............

- written by Johnny S. Black, 1915
- lyrics as recorded by The Mills Brothers in 1942

I'm gonna buy a Paper Doll that I can call my own
A doll that other fellows cannot steal
And then the flirty, flirty guys with their flirty, flirty eyes
Will have to flirt with dollies that are real

When I come home at night she will be waiting
She'll be the truest doll in all this world
I'd rather have a Paper Doll to call my own
Than have a fickle-minded real live girl


Geeziz! What a fucky, fucky, wimp! And what a fucky, fucky, pervert for that matter! Not to mention this asshole is also a fucky, fucky, chauvinist pig! There really is no saving grace for this jagov anywhere.........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: robomatic
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 05:22 PM

even tho we ain't got money
i'm so in love with yu honey
daisy chain 'n gravy train 'n duh uh uh uh uh
in the morning when i ride
it brings cheers of joy to my side
hazy dazy lazy shayzee uh uh uh uh uh.........


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Gurney
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 06:30 PM

Hey, don't hold back, there, 'Spaw! Tell it like you see it!

Like I said, I've considered doing it straight, in a wimpish manner, just for the laughs.

I'm old enough now not to be insecure in my manhood.:-)
Mainly because nobody's interested in it anyway. :-{


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 07:37 PM

Thank you Gurney and I really think you need to throw it in to a set and ask the audience to interpret the meaning   (;<)).........

Then someone mentioned "Suzanne" and I wanted to add that at some point in the distant past I liked it a bit and Judy Collins as well. Then it came to me one night, an epiphany of sorts...........Not only did Judy tend to sing a bit off key at times, everything she recorded was pretty much crap! She didn't write the stuff I know but DAMN! Take "Both Sides Now"......please.......

Bows and flows of angel hair
And ice-cream castles in the sky
And feather canyons everywhere


What the hell was Joni Mitchell goofed up on when she wrote that?

Then Suzanne......I think what it needs is a Spaw re-write.....

Suzanne takes you down
To her place by the river
You can watch the boats go by
And be bored to death forever
But you really want to fuck her
So you talk and act like you care
But she's a Jewish Princess
And won't even touch you down there
Yet you really want to nail her
You wanna' fuck her til she's blind
But she won't let you near her
And the only thing getting fucked here
Is your mind


Still needs a lotta' work and more verses but its a start.....


Spaw


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Subject: Lyr Add: MUSKRAT LOVE
From: GUEST,999
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 08:23 PM

Muskrat Love
Written by Willis Alan Ramsey, ©1971
Found on Hat Trick, History, America Live, America's Gold, The Very Best Of America, Highway, The Definitive America, The Complete Greatest Hits, and Here & Now.

Muskrat, muskrat candlelight
Doin' the town and doin' it right
In the evenin'
It's pretty pleasin'

Muskrat Susie, Muskrat Sam
Do the jitterbug out in muskrat land
And they shimmy
And Sammy's so skinny

And they whirled and they twirled and they tangoed
Singin' and jingin' the jango
Floatin' like the heavens above
It looks like muskrat love

Nibbling on bacon, chewin' on cheese
Sammy says to Susie "Honey, would you please be my missus?"
And she say yes
With her kisses

And now he's ticklin' her fancy
Rubbin' her toes
Muzzle to muzzle, now anything goes
As they wriggle, and Sue starts to giggle

And they whirled and they twirled and they tangoed
Singin' and jingin' the jango
Floatin' like the heavens above
It looks like muskrat love

La da da da da ...


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 08:24 PM

Fuckin' deep, man. Deeeeep.


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 08:32 PM

When Karen and I were talking about this thread just this morning, she immediately brought up "Muskrat Love."

Did you see the movie "My Fellow Americans" where John Heard as a simpleton Vice President (are there any other kinds) recites part of "Muskrat Love" at a funeral?

First time I saw it, I was on the floor laughing....really!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 08:32 PM

You know what, man...you are an idiot. ;-) That's right. You are the Jagov of all Jagovs, a legend in the annals of irretrievable f*ckwits worldwide. I am talkin' MAJOR Javov here! Hell, if Jaguar ever had known about you, they'd've put wire wheels on you and you'd have been driven out as the champion rustbucket of their entire line. (And you and I know that those cars are among the worst and most troublesome service nightmares that the auto industry has ever known...)

Man, Spaw, I am amazed that you have the nerve, the utter gall to diss 2 brilliant songs like Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne" and Joni Mitchell's "Clouds", both of which are classics. Of course, an Ohio potatohead like yourself is probably totally impervious to any form of lyrical subtlety, right? Specially when it's put in the form of poetic metaphor.

That's why I am here to tell you, man, that you have officially lost all credibility you ever had as a music fan OR critic...which is sorta like saying that George Bush had lost all credibility as a Rhodes Scholar, a good president, and a smart businessman....but I digress.

You didn't even quote Joni Mitchell's lyrics right, you pathetic, defenestrated, simpletonian mamalucca. They go like this:

Rows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I've looked at clouds that way
But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way...


That song isn't just good. It's a masterpiece.

As for that assassination you just performed on the song Suzanne....well, you have gone too far this time, Jocko! Your admittance to the Neil Young Center for the Terminally Screwed is hereby revoked. And you know why? Because you are too f*cked up even for those guys! That's right. You have gone beyond the pale. If I were you I would just dig a very deep hole in the backyard, climb in it, and pull a tarp over it, and hide out there in shame for the rest of your days with your old copies of Cheech Wizard.

;-D


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 08:48 PM

"Muskrat Love": even they left the room when it was on the radio.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DREAMBOAT ANNIE (Heart)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 09:00 PM

"Dreamboat Annie" by Heart.

(I never smoked enough of anything to listen to this song all the way through.)


Heading out this morning into the sun
Riding on the diamond waves, little darlin' one

Warm wind caress her
Her lover it seems
Oh, Annie
Dreamboat Annie my little ship of dreams

Going down the city sidewalk alone in the crowd
No one knows the lonely one whose head's in the clouds

Sad faces painted over with those magazine smiles
Heading out to somewhere won't be back for a while


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Subject: RE: The wimpiest song ever? Or is it deep?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 10:07 PM

Well, yeah, maybe...but it has great music.

100!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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