Tuesday, February 16, 2016

ATF: True Devotion

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: [The Cars]


Drive
The Cars
Who's gonna tell you when
It's too late
Who's gonna tell you things
Aren't so great

You can't go on
Thinkin’
Nothing's wrong
Who's gonna drive you home
Tonight

Who's gonna pick you up
When you fall
Who's gonna hang it up
When you call
Who's gonna pay attention
To your dreams
Who's gonna plug their ears
When you scream

You can't go on
Thinkin’
Nothing's wrong
Who's gonna drive you home
Tonight

Who's gonna hold you down
When you shake
Who's gonna come around
When you break

You can't go on
Thinkin’
Nothing's wrong
Who's gonna drive you home
Tonight
Oh
No you can't go on
Thinkin’
Nothing's wrong
Who's gonna drive you home
Tonight



Let Her Cry
Hootie & The Blowfish
She sits alone by a lamppost
Trying to find a thought that's escaped her mind
She says Dad's the one I love the most
But Stipe's not far behind
She never lets me in
Only tell me where's she's been
When she's had too much to drink
I say that I don't care
I just run my hands through her dark hair
Then I pray to God
You gotta help me fly away
And just

Let her cry
If the tears fall down like rain
Let her sing
If it eases all her pain
Let her go
Let her walk right out on me
And if the sun comes up tomorrow
Let her be
Let her be

This morning I woke up alone
Found a note standing by the phone
Saying baby
Maybe I'll be back some day
I wanted to look for you
You walked in
I didn't know just what I should do
So I sat back down
And had a beer
And felt sorry for myself
Saying

Let her cry
If the tears fall down like rain
Let her sing
If it eases all her pain
Let her go
Let her walk right out on me
And if the sun comes up tomorrow
Let her be
Oh oh

Last night I tried to leave
She cried so much I just could not believe
She was the same girl
I fell in love with long ago
She went in the back to get high
I sat down on my couch and cried
Yelling
Oh mama
Please help me
Won't you hold my hand

Let her cry
If the tears fall down like rain
Let her sing
If it eases all her pain
Let her go
Let her walk right out on me
And if the sun comes up tomorrow
Let her be
Let her cry
If the tears fall down like rain
Let her sing
If it eases all her pain
Let her go
Let her walk right out on me
And if the sun comes up tomorrow
Let her be
Oh
Let her be

Lyrics From: [eLyrics.net]

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8 comments:

  1. Might be tough to get someone to drive me home tonight, the roads are pretty slippery :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ann!!! I am so sorry you-all are getting hammered again. It was supposed to get plumb nasty around here on Sunday, but it stayed to the north and slid past to the east.

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  2. I've heard of these bands but can't say I ever listened to them much.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Stephen!!! Both of these bands were fairly big 20-25 years ago. The lead singer of Hootie, Darius Rucker, is now fairly big on the country side of the charts.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Adullamite!!! Yeah, The Cars' video is indeed especially good.

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

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