i'm afraid of life

lying here waiting for sleep to overtake me.

Monday, April 17, 2006

these are 6 lyrics from 6 songs i wish i had written:

6. i'm gonna turn on you/before you turn on me-"conjure me" afghan whigs
5. and these stilts i walk on/snap without my cross on-shadow of the dragon throats
4. back slapping drinkers cheer the heavyweight brawl-"watch your step" elvis costello
3. at the end of the line/i'm afraid that i will find/i spent all my time/disappointed-"disappointed" ass ponys
2. hear my lines aloof and gloomy/that's as close as you'll get to me-"charming mutt" martyrs
1. a fool will waste his life god rest his guts-"here comes a regular" replacements

i hate everyone of these people for writing better lyrics than i ever could. dulli for his lucid anger.mike for his creepy religious imagery. costello for his wit. the ass ponys 'cuz that's what i want on my tombstone.p. saur because that is the most heartbreaking and brutal line ever. and westerberg for summing it all up.
i will alwaus be the dave davies to their ray.


At 7:33 PM, Blogger MO'SH said...

But Dave Davies is REALLY the cool one.

At 7:36 PM, Blogger MO'SH said...

And may I add one of my favorites: "If that chick don't wanna know, forget her." - Phil Lynott, Thin Lizzy.

At 6:51 PM, Blogger psaur said...

I could quote any number of lines from your songs as being my favorites, Jim, but I'll not tongue-bathe you here. It will suffice to say that you are my inspiration, the wind below my waist.

And speaking of inspiring, how about these lyrics: "Give me just a little more time, and our love will surely grow... BBBBBRRRRRRRTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!

I have a tape from an old British pop show with Dave Davies mincing and bouncing around in a fop outfit while singing a cutesy ditty with embarrassing fervor. Incredibly, it's from around the same time as "You Really Got Me." I just don't know what to make of it. It challenges everything I know to be cool.

At 4:01 PM, Blogger Brian Kunath said...

I know give you some of the best lines ever penned by any artist:

The secrets that we shared,
And the mountains that we moved
Caught like wildfire outta control,
'Til there was nothin' left to burn
And nothin' left to prove.

Still like that old time rock and roll,
That kinda music just soothes the soul.

Feels like the first time.
Feels like the very first time.
Feels like the first time.
Feels like the VERY first time.

I drink alone.
Yeah, with nobody else.
You know when I drink alone,
I prefer to be by myself.

Stop right there!
I wanna know right now!
Before we go any further:
Do you love me? Will you love me forever?
Do you need me? Will you need me forever?

If I could fly, I'd lift you up
I'd take you into the night
And love you forever,
Like you never did, ever did, Oh!

She was shakin.
Snappin' her fingers
She was moving 'round and 'round
That girl was shakin'

My girl wants to party all the time,
Party all the time, party all the time.
My girl wants to party all the time,
Party allll the tiiimmmme.


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