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GUEST,cittern 07 Aug 03 - 02:03 PM
Nigel Parsons 07 Aug 03 - 03:10 PM
Clinton Hammond 07 Aug 03 - 03:15 PM
GUEST,cittern 07 Aug 03 - 04:46 PM
michaelr 07 Aug 03 - 08:55 PM
Clinton Hammond 07 Aug 03 - 09:19 PM
John Robinson (aka Cittern) 08 Aug 03 - 04:24 AM
Stewie 08 Aug 03 - 05:14 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: LAST MAN ON EARTH (Loudon Wainright III)
From: GUEST,cittern
Date: 07 Aug 03 - 02:03 PM

Loudon Wainwright III:

In the year 2000
My age was fifty three
Born in the first half
Of the last century
I always was post-modern
But that's ancient history
Now I'm the last man on earth
That's what the matter is with me

I guess I'm old fashioned
Retro to a degree
You could say I'm a throw back
Anachronistically
Air conditioning is here to stay
And that makes me unhappy
'Cos I'm the last man on earth
That's what the matter is with me


I don't have a portfolio
I gotta plead guilty
The best things all are worthless now
That's just because they're free
And if you're not a millionaire yet
Boy you'd better be
Now I'm the last man on earth
That's what the matter is with me

I should be optimistic
And go buy some bonds and stocks
They'll find a cure for cancer soon
We may get trigger locks
Existence is no picnic
As statistics all have shown
We learn to live together
And then we die alone

Everybody's got a website
But that's all Greek to me
I don't own a computer
I hate that letter E
I don't pack a cell phone
Or drive an SUV
Yes I'm the last man on earth
That's what the matter is with me

I'm the last man standing
Save the last dance for me
I've taken the last traing to Clarksville
I'm the fifth Monkee
Nice guys always finish last
No one's nicer than me
Yeah I'm the last man on earth
That's what the matter is with me

Kids used to say their prayers at night
Before they went to bed
St John told us that God was good
Nietzsche said he was dead
This thing we call existance
Who knows what it all means?
Time and Life and People
Are just glossy magazines

I sat and watched thoses guys
Debate each other on TV
Politicians, wrestlers
They're all the same to me
Hey I don't give a damn
Which idiot runs this country
Since I'm the last man on earth
It don't matter to me

In the year 2000
My age was fifty three
Now I know that I'm grumpy
Middle aged crazy
But if you are a woman
You might have to sleep with me
Since I'm the last man on earth
And I can guarantee
I'm the last man on earth
And there ain't nothing wrong with me

Best regards
John Robinson
http://www.JulieEllison.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Last Man on Earth - Loudon Wainright III
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 07 Aug 03 - 03:10 PM

Reminds me of a verse from a Benny Hill song "What a world", also mentioning the last man:

Now the button was pressed, the world destroyed leaving just one solitary man,
And at the top of the Empire State Building his lonely existence began,
But his loneliness was too much so he jumped and he fell like a bird with one wing,
And as he passed the seventh floor, he heard the telephone ring.
Chorus:
What a world, (what a world) what a place, (what a place)
Ain't you glad you're a member of the human race.
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Last Man on Earth - Loudon Wainright
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 07 Aug 03 - 03:15 PM

I thought Mudcat wasn't gonna be a place for singer-songwriter lyrics?

:-)

Or was that just the DT??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Last Man on Earth - Loudon Wainright III
From: GUEST,cittern
Date: 07 Aug 03 - 04:46 PM

A rule which pre-dates my arrival. (OK, OK so we should all read the FAQs, guidance notes etc when joining a new group/forum - but I should also drive at 70 on motorways ... never been very good at rules!)

Best regards
John Robinson
http://www.JulieEllison.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Last Man on Earth - Loudon Wainright III
From: michaelr
Date: 07 Aug 03 - 08:55 PM

Oh stop it, Clinton. LWIII is a f***ing genius, and I'm sure I'm not the only aging `Catter folkie who can identify with this song. I think it's great!

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Last Man on Earth - Loudon Wainright
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 07 Aug 03 - 09:19 PM

No argument that LWIII is a great songwriter... Nor that "Last Man" is a great song...

that wan't my point at all...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Last Man on Earth - Loudon Wainright III
From: John Robinson (aka Cittern)
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 04:24 AM

I'm a bit confused chaps. Did a search in the FAQ and couldn't find any guidance on posting or not posting singer-songwriter lyrics.

A quick glance at the current thread list shows active threads on Kieran Halpin, Loudon Wainright III, Bob Dylan and Eric Bogle.

Is there a rule here somewhere?

Best regards
John Robinson
http://www.JulieEllison.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Last Man on Earth - Loudon Wainright III
From: Stewie
Date: 08 Aug 03 - 05:14 AM

John, just ignore him. There is no such rule. Your posting was fine -there have been hundreds of such postings in my time here.

--Stewie.


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