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ArtLung posts tagged with “lyrics”

  • 5:55 by Charlotte Gainsbourg

    a cinq cinquante-cinq awake with open eyes adrift upon the night and miles away from land five fifty-five five fifty-five a cinq cinquante-cinq ante meridiem too late to end it now too early to start again five fifty five five fifty five soon the morning will arrive can i begin another day? whilst this old…

  • Suzy Wong (lyrics by Stew)

    William Holden is a soldier and Nixon will not send him home with every card game he gets older so when on leave he needs to roam don’t judge him by his desires the puppet wires are strong oh William Holden is a BART rider bound for Hong Kong or Seoul William Holden holds a…

  • Fairytale of New York, selectively annotated.

    (bold items sung by Kirsty MacColl) (otherwise sung by Shane McGowan) (bold and red by both) (lyrics from pogues.com) On YouTube, a live version, and an incomplete version. It was Christmas Eve babe In the drunk tank An old man said to me “Won’t see another one” And then he sang a song The Rare…


  • Brass in Pocket

    ’cause I gon’ make you see nobody else here no one like me I’m special (Special) so special (Special)

  • Just Got Lucky, by the JoBoxers: Lyrics

    Your technique it leaves me weak my heart knows it’s the beat I seek and I found it (just got lucky) oh yes I found it (just got lucky) I never worry that your love is fake I’m free and easy and I’m feeling jake ’cause I found it (just got lucky) oh boy I…

  • Cowpunk, by Scott Goddard: Lyrics

    And I look over yonder tell me what do I see? can it be a see a special angel built specially for me? with that long black hair yeah her eyes are so bright yeah she looks real good underneath the bar lights She drives a new Thunderbird owns a stack of credit cards yeah…

  • Demonically Energized, by Stew

    Demonically Energized L.A.’s ruled by gurus, and New York’s ruled by shrinks: at least that’s what my uncle, in Kansas thinks. He’s got all my records; they’ve been thoroughly analyzed. He’s come to the conclusion I’m demonically energized. He said “If you choose to engage, in experimental sex, or write freakish novels that are willfully…

  • Lyrics of the Day; Dialogue of the Day

    Don’t Forget Your Old Shipmates: Safe and sound at home again, let the waters roar, Jack. Safe and sound at home again, let the waters roar, Jack. Long we’ve tossed on the rolling main, now we’re safe ashore, Jack. Don’t forget yer old shipmates, faldee raldee raldee raldee rye-eye-doe! We have worked the self-same gun,…

  • Lyrics of the Day (Yesterday): Burning Airlines Give You So Much More

    from Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) Burning Airlines Give You So Much More When I got back home I found a message on the door Sweet Regina’s gone to China crosslegged on the floor Of a burning jet that’s smoothly flying: Burning airlines give you so much more. How does she intend to live when…

  • Whatsoever You Do

    I was thinking of these lyrics the other day and wanted to find our more about them, they’re based on this passage from the New Testament’s Matthew 25:31-46. I have to say this is a pretty clear call to do good works on this planet. It’s a favorite song growing up Catholic. Whatsoever you do…

  • Lyrics of the Moment

    Man, It’s So Loud In Here Baby, check this out. I’ve got something to say. Man, it’s so loud in here. When they stop the drum machine and I can think again, I’ll remember what it was. And also, James K. Polk: in four short years he met his every goal he seized the whole…

  • Lyrics of the Day: Heidegger in Harlem

    (by The Negro Problem, from Post-Minstrel Syndrome) (whistling) Heidegger in harlem on a sunday afternoon black paint streaming down his face he’s trying to equalize the distortion in his room people screaming “unify your race” but see it takes so long la da da long i have heard, Martin i want to thank you for…

  • Oblivious / Roddy Frame

    Stuck in my head like a stone in my shoe is the song Oblivious by Aztec Camera. Here’s a live recording by Roddy Frame, then the awesome lyrics. Aztec Camera / Oblivious from the mountain tops down to the sunny street a different drum is playing a different kind of beat it’s like a mystery…


  • Joe2 bowls 137; Oblivious

    Went bowling yesterday with co-workers, it was pretty fun. I bowled a 137, a 130, and a 114 which put me third among the 12 folks bowling. My head is feeling better too. It’s all good. The song in my head which I was unable a good copy of from either on iTunes, Amazon MP3…

  • Lyrics of the Day: Endicott

    Endicott’s up by 5 o’clock Endicott’s givin’ it all he got Endicott’s job is six to nine but Endicott’s home by 9 oh five Endicott helps to cook the steak Endicott helps to wash the plates Endicott puts the kids to bed Endicott reads a book to them (Why cant you be like Endicott?) (oh)…

  • Just me and the pygmy pony

    Lyric of the day: I’m gonna find me a horse Just about this big, And ride him all along the border line With a Pair of heavy-duty Zircon-encrusted tweezers in my hand Every other wrangler would say I was mighty grand But by myself I wouldn’t Have no boss, But I’d be raisin’ my lonely…

  • Black Men Ski

    I will update this post later, but today this video for Black Men Ski by Stew and Heidi has made me pretty ecstatic. Look for a longer post and transcribed lyrics when I have some time to spare. Right now, I don’t! Black men go to Aspen and rent colorful chalets Giggle at the questions…

  • Steely Dan Dictionary

    I’ve really become attached to Steely Dan of late. And the site Steely Dan Dictionary has become a favorite, explicating such vagaries as “Black Cow” and “Muswellbrook” and “Cobalt Cigarettes” and “Kirschwasser” and “Mizar Five.” I just love that I can get all the Steely Dan lyrics I want from SteelyDan.com. We’ll jog with show…