Thursday, May 26, 2016

ATF: Fading Memories

This series will include as many of my all-time favorite (ATF) tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way your musical tastes could be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions you might dare to make.  For I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.



Y’all Come Back Saloon
The Oak Ridge Boys
She played
Tambourine
With a
Silver jingle
And she must have known the words
To at least a million tunes
But the one most requested
By the man she knew as Cowboy
Was the late night benediction
At the Y'all Come Back Saloon

In a voice soft and trembling
She'd sing her song to cowboy
As a smoky halo circled ‘round
Her raven hair
And all the fallen angels
And pinball playing rounders
Stopped the games that they'd been playing
For the losers evening prayer

Faded love
And faded memories
How they linger
In her mind
Miles and years played the cowboy
Like an old melody
Out of tune
And out of time

Every night in the shadows
Thinking back on Amarillo
He'd dream of better days
And ask for faded love
Lifting high his glass in honor
Of the lady and her song
He paid his check
Then lonely walked
That broken cowboy home

She played
Tambourine
With a
Silver jingle
And she must have known the words
To at least a million tunes
But the one most requested
By the man she knew as Cowboy
Was the late night benediction
At the Y'all Come Back Saloon
She played
Tambourine
With a
Silver jingle
And she must have known the words
To at least a million tunes
But the one most requested
By the man she knew as Cowboy
Was the late night benediction
At the Y'all Come Back Saloon
She played
Tambourine
With a
Silver jingle
And she must have known the words
To at least a million tunes
But the one most requested
By the man she knew as Cowboy
Was the late night benediction
At the Y'all Come Back Saloon
ut the one most requested
By the man she knew as Cowboy
Was the late night benediction at the
Y'all Come Back Saloon



1979
The Smashing Pumpkins
Shakedown 1979
Cool kids never have the time
On a live wire right up off the street
You and I
Should meet
Junebug skipping like a stone
With the headlights pointed at the dawn
We were sure we'd never see an end
To it all

And I don't even care
To shake these zipper blues
And we don't know
Just where our bones will rest
To dust
I guess
Forgotten and absorbed
Into the earth below

Double cross the vacant and the bored
They're not sure just what we have in store
Morphine city slippin dues
Down to see
That we don't even care
As restless as we are
We feel
The pull
In the land of a thousand guilts
And poured cement
Lamented
And assured
To the lights
And towns below
Faster than
The speed of sound
Faster than
We thought we'd go
Beneath the sound
Of hope

Justine never knew the rules
Hung down
With the freaks and ghouls
No apologies ever need be made
I know you better than you fake it

To see
That we don't even care
To shake these zipper blues
And we don't know
Just where our bones will rest
To dust
I guess
Forgotten and absorbed
Into the earth below
The street heats
The urgency of now
As you see
There's no one around

Lyrics From: [eLyrics.net]

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

ATF: Pugilistic

This series will include as many of my all-time favorite (ATF) tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way your musical tastes could be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions you might dare to make.  For I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.



The Boxer
Simon & Garfunkel
I am just a poor boy
Though my story's seldom told
I have squandered my existence
For a pocketful of mumbles
Such are promises
All lies and jest
Still a man hears
What he wants to hear
And disregards the rest

When I left my home
And my family
I was no more than a boy
In the company of strangers
In the quiet of a railway station
Wet and scared
Laying low
Seeking out the poorer quarters
Where the ragged people go
Looking for the places
Only they would know

Lie-la-lie
Lie-la-lie-lie
Lie-la-lie
Lie-la-lie
Lie-la-lie
Lie-la-lie-lie
La- la-lie

Asking only workman's wages
I come looking for a job
But I get no offers
Just a come-on from the whores
On Seventh Avenue
I do declare
There were times
When I was so lonesome
I took some comfort there
Oh la-la
La-la
La-la

Lie-la-lie
Lie-la-lie-lie
Lie-la-lie
Lie-la-lie
Lie-la-lie
Lie-la-lie-lie
La- la-lie

Then I'm laying out my winter clothes
And wishing I was gone
Going home
where the New York City winters
Aren't bleeding me
Leading me
Going home

In the clearing stands a boxer
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders
Of every glove that laid him down
Or cut him
‘Til he cried out
In his anger
And his shame
I am leaving
I am leaving
But the fighter still remains

Lie-la-lie
Lie-la-lie-lie
Lie-la-lie
Lie-la-lie
Lie-la-lie
Lie-la-lie-lie
La- la-lie…

Link: [Triumph]


Fight the Good Fight
Triumph
The days grow shorter
And the nights are gettin’ long
Feels like we're running out of time
Every day it seems much harder
Tellin' right from wrong
You got to read between the lines
Don't get discouraged
Don't be afraid
We can
Make it through another day
Make it worth the price we pay

The Good Book says it's better
To give than to receive
I do my best to do my part
Nothin' in my pockets
I got nothin' up my sleeve
I keep my magic in my heart
Keep up your spirit
Keep up your faith baby
I am counting on you
You know what you've got to do

Fight the good fight
Every moment
Every minute
Every day
Fight the good fight
Every moment
It's your only way

All your life you've been
Waiting for your chance
Where you'll fit into the plan
But you're the master
Of your own destiny
So give and take
The best that you can

You think a little more money
Can buy your soul some rest
You'd better think of something else instead
You're so afraid of being honest with yourself
You'd better take a look inside your head
Nothing is easy
Nothing good is free
But I can tell you where to start
Take a look inside your heart
There's an answer in your heart

Fight the good fight
Every moment
Every minute
Every day
Fight the good fight
And remember
Make it worth the price you pay
Yeah
Every moment of your lifetime
Every minute
Every day
Fight the good fight
And remember
Make it worth the price we pay

Lyrics From: [eLyrics.net]

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

ATF: Amandas

This series will include as many of my all-time favorite (ATF) tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way your musical tastes could be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions you might dare to make.  For I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.



Amanda
Don Williams
I've held it all inward
Lord knows I've tried
It's an awful awakening
In a country boy's life
To look in the mirror
In total surprise
At the hair on your shoulders
And the age in your eyes

Amanda
Light of my life
Fate should've made you
A gentleman's wife
Amanda
Light of my life
Fate should've made you
A gentleman's wife

There's a measure of people
Don't understand
The pleasures of life
In a hillbilly band
I got my first guitar
When I was 14
Now I'm crowding 30
And still wearing jeans

Amanda
Light of my life
Fate should've made you
A gentleman's wife
Amanda
Light of my life
Fate should've made you
A gentleman's wife
Amanda
Light of my life
Fate should've made you
A gentleman's wife
Amanda
Light of my life
Fate should've made you
A gentleman's wife

Link: [Boston]


Amanda
Boston
Babe
Tomorrow's so far away
There's something I just have to say
I don't think I can hide
What I'm feelin' inside
Another day
Knowin' I love you
And I
I'm getting too close again
I don't want to see it end
If I tell you tonight
Would you turn in the light
Walk away
Knowin' I love you

I'm gonna take you by surprise
And make you realize
Amanda
I'm gonna tell you right away
I can't wait another day
Amanda
I'm gonna say it like a man
And make you understand
Amanda
I love you

And
I feel like today's the day
I'm lookin' for the words to say
Do you wanna be free
Are you ready for me
To feel this way
I don't wanna lose you
So
It may be too soon I know
The feeling takes so long to grow
If I tell you today
Will you turn me away
And let me go
I don't wanna lose you

I'm gonna take you by surprise
And make you realize
Amanda
I'm gonna tell you right away
I can't wait another day
Amanda
I'm gonna say it like a man
And make you understand
Amanda
Oh girl

You and I
I know that we can't wait
And I swear
I swear it's not a lie girl
Tomorrow may be too late
You
You and I girl
We can share the life together
It's now or never
And tomorrow may be too late

And
Feelin' the way I do
I don't wanna wait my whole life through
To say
I'm in love with you

Lyrics From: [eLyrics.net]

***NOTE***
This Saturday (the 21st) will be my Amanda’s (my youngest daughter) 34th birthday.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

ATF: Reminiscing

This series will include as many of my all-time favorite (ATF) tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way your musical tastes could be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions you might dare to make.  For I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.



Norwegian Wood
The Beatles
I once had a girl
Or should I say
She once had me
She showed me her room
Isn't it good
Norwegian wood

She asked me to stay
And she told me to sit anywhere
So I looked around
And I noticed there wasn't a chair

I sat on the rug
Biding my time
Drinking her wine
We talked until two
And then she said
It's time for bed

She told me she worked in the morning
And started to laugh
I told her I didn't
And crawled off to sleep in the bath

And when I awoke
I was alone
This bird had flown
So I lit a fire
Isn't it good
Norwegian wood


Link: [Skid Row]


I Remember You
Skid Row
Woke up to the sound of pouring rain
The wind would whisper
And I'd think of you
And all the tears you cried
That called my name
And when you needed me
I came through

I paint a picture of the days gone by
When love went blind
And you would make me see
I'd stare a lifetime into your eyes
So that I knew you were there for me
Time after time
You were there for me

Remember yesterday
Walking hand in hand
Love letters in the sand
I remember you
Through the sleepless nights
Through every endless day
I'd wanna hear you say
I remember you

We spend the summer with the top rolled down
Wished ever after
Would be like this
You said I love you babe without a sound
I said I'd give my life for just one kiss
I'd live for your smile
And die for your kiss

Remember yesterday
Walking hand in hand
Love letters in the sand
I remember you
Through the sleepless nights
Through every endless day
I'd wanna hear you say
I remember you

We've had our share of hard times
But that's the price we paid
And through it all we kept
The promise that we made
I swear you'll never be lonely

Woke up to the sound of pouring rain
Washed away a dream of you
But nothing else could ever take you away
'Cause you'll always be my dream come true
Oh my darling
I love you

Remember yesterday
Walking hand in hand
Love letters in the sand
I remember you
Through the sleepless nights
And every endless day
I'd wanna hear you say
I remember you
Remember yesterday
Walking hand in hand
Love letters in the sand
I remember you
Through all the sleepless nights
Through all the endless days
I'd wanna hear you say
I remember
I remember
You
Oh yeah
Oh
Yeah

Lyrics From: [eLyrics.net]

***NOTE***
Tomorrow will be my Vicki’s (my oldest daughter) 38th birthday.

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