Thursday, January 7, 2016

ATF: Rubies

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.

Link: [Kenny Rogers]


Ruby
Kenny Rogers
You've painted up your lips nd rolled
And curled your tinted hair
Ruby are you contemplating
Going out somewhere
The shadow on the wall tells me
The sun is going down

Oh Ruby
Don't take your love to town

It wasn't me that started
That old crazy Asian war
But I was proud to go
And do my patriotic chore
And yes it's true
That I'm not the man I used to be

Oh Ruby
I still need some company

It’s hard to love a man Whose legs
are bent and paralyzed
And the wants and the needs of a woman your age
Ruby I realize
But it won't be long I've heard them say
Until I not around

Oh Ruby
Don't take your love to town

She's leaving now ‘cause I just heard
The slamming of the door
The way I know I've heard it slam
One hundred times before
And if I could move I'd get my gun
And put her in the ground

Oh Ruby
Don't take your love to town
Oh Ruby
For God's sake turn around


Link: [The Rolling Stones]


Ruby Tuesday
The Rolling Stones
She would never say
Where she came from
Yesterday don't matter
If it's gone
While the sun is bright
Or in the darkest night
No one knows
She comes and goes

Goodbye
Ruby Tuesday
Who could hang a name on you
When you change with every new day
Still I'm gonna miss you

Don't question why she needs
To be so free
She'll tell you it's the only
Way to be
She just can't be chained
To a life where nothing's gained
And nothing's lost
At such a cost

Goodbye
Ruby Tuesday
Who could hang a name on you
When you change with every new day
Still I'm gonna miss you

There's no time to lose
I heard her say
Cash your dreams before
They slip away
Dying all the time
Lose your dreams and you
Will lose your mind
Ain't life unkind

Goodbye
Ruby Tuesday
Who could hang a name on you
When you change with every new day
Still I'm gonna miss you
Goodbye
Ruby Tuesday
Who could hang a name on you
When you change with every new day
Still I'm gonna miss you

Lyrics From: [eLyrics.net]

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10 comments:

  1. How can you place the Stones alongside that Rogers slop?

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Adullamite!!! I didn't think Kenny would mind.

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  2. I know both songs quite well. For a while back in the day I was a big fan of Kenny Rogers. Not that I don't like him now I'm just saying I used to listen to a lot of his music

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ann!!! I don't know how often you could hear him on the radio these days.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Martin!!! You are most welcome.

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  4. I just now turned off listening to the Rolling Stones so I could catch up on blogs..lol. You just have to love them. So glad I got to see them live in June on their Zip Code tour. Kenny Rogers was OK but not my type of music genre.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Barb!!! Even though I am firmly on the Beatles side of the divide, the Stones are still truly great. Going to one of their concerts would be awesome!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear TWG!!! Yes, but during my hard-drinking and much more belligerent days, hearing the line about putting her in the ground would always fire me up. Sigh.

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