So Long, Manny Ram

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    So Long, Manny Ram


    From an old thread. Reedited on post # 3.
     
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    los, your killin' me with Cohen....I love it!

    Oh, fans show some mercy, Manchild is departed and gone
    They were waiting for him with a cup and he said I'd rather not go on
    But he brought us some comfort but later he sang a swan song
    Yes I'm glad Dan signed him, or else we'd still be searching so long

    Yeah, you who must leave everything that you cannot control
    It began with his contract, but soon it came around to his soul
    Well I've been where he's hanging and I think I can see how he's pinned
    Yeah, when you're not feeling holy, your loneliness tells that you've sinned

    He play'd long side Big Papi and made us successful again
    They scorched through the east, we all enjoyed watching them
    But his life was a leaf that the seasons tore off and condemned
    He was bind you his glove, but his bat was graceful as a stem

    When he left fans were bashing, and hope ran out much too soon
    Don't turn on the lights, just sit quiet and listen to moon
    And I won't get overzealous when I hear that you given up the fight
    You made us Sox lovers again, how can that be anything less than allright
     
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    Re: So Long, Manny Ram

    ...and 9 months later, she had his baby...
     
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    Well, I don't think I've ever heard anyone else call Elvis a s#hmuck, but Gordon has it all over him on this one. Elvis did kind of ride other peoples' coattails though. I've always liked Little Walter's version of My Babe better than his. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GID8SPUMDxQ
    Posted by carnie



    Ahhh, a fellow bluesman! Good stuff.  Carnie, you know my shhhmuck comment was tongue and cheek. I don't know of too many artists that could give as much soul to a song than E (Elvis).

    I often wonder how Jim Croce's music would have evolved had he not been taken so young. When he burst on the scene, they called him "THE AMERICAN LIGHTFOOT". He had a real bluesy quality to his voice.

    Here's another interesting lyrical number. It's one of my favorite John Kay songs:
     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCoCk8OkvH0
     
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    He helped the Red Sox cheat to a World Series title.. Sorry, two titles.  Live with that. 
     
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    ..and to think how relatively unknown he is to the masses...
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    True.  But millions of people know "Hallelujah" as the "Shrek" song.  There's a lot of covers, good and bad, that I often refer people to.  In fact, while I've been familiar with LCohen for years, I only recently got hooked by way of a "Dance me to End of Love" cover by Madeline Peyroux.  It seemed that every time I heard an LCohen song I'd think to myself, "My God, those lyrics are amazing."  All his songs stand out and they'll be played for generations. He will probably become more famous in death as a poet and songwriter.  

    http://youtu.be/Pl-cVgAU8K8
     
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    In Response to Re: So Long, Manny Ram : Ahhh, a fellow bluesman! Good stuff.  Carnie , you know my shhhmuck comment was tongue and cheek. I don't know of too many artists that could give as much soul to a song than E (Elvis). I often wonder how Jim Croce's music would have evolved had he not been taken so young. When he burst on the scene, they called him "THE AMERICAN LIGHTFOOT". He had a real bluesy quality to his voice. Here's another interesting lyrical number. It's one of my favorite John Kay songs:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCoCk8OkvH0
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    John Kay, the force behind Steppenwolf. Nice One. This is my favorite John Kay number
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f35gG0x-fo8&feature=related
     
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    "His life was a leaf that the seasons tore off and condemned".


    What an incredible line.


    Leonard Cohen is amazing.
     
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    In Response to Re: So Long, Manny Ram : I'll tell ya Carnie , because of his constant chord changes, his songs aren't the easiest to play. But I have never known another artist who could marry words to melody better than Lightfoot. His body of work is original and absolutely amazing. Remember this one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YclWBRtYpKU&feature=related
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    Yeah, Dave used to play this one. Here's a funny story. Dave Paul and I were sitting around my pad in Bangor Maine around the end of July in 1987 or 1988 and he says to me let's go to the blueberry fields and make some money. Since we had used our last coffee filter 3 days ago, and had been re-using it ever since, I said sure let's go. So we piled into his Corolla and headed out. When we hit the logging road from Orono to Columbia Falls, he says fasten your seat belt because if we see any cops we aren't stopping, I don't have a driver's liscense. Then he proceeded to regale me with tales of running the border between Houlton ME and Woodstock New Brunswick. That's my bud who taught me about Gordon Lightfoot.
     
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    In Response to Re: So Long, Manny Ram : Nice one harness. I had a buddy back in Maine, a Maliseet indian who could play every one of Gordon Lightfoot's songs. Got me thinking of home.
    Posted by carnie


    I'll tell ya Carnie, because of his constant chord changes, his songs aren't the easiest to play. But I have never known another artist who could marry words to melody better than Lightfoot. His body of work is original and absolutely amazing.

    Remember this one?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YclWBRtYpKU&feature=related
     
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    "His life was a leaf that the seasons tore off and condemned". What an incredible line. Leonard Cohen is amazing.
    Posted by moonslav59


    He's the man.  Literally. 

    http://youtu.be/tKjSr1zOTq0
     
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    We are. As are every other team in the PED Era.

    All of MLB is tainted and stained.
     
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    In Response to Re: So Long, Manny Ram : Well, we obviously have similar musical tastes. SNOW-BLIND FRIEND is also a personal favorite. I have friends/friends of friends that used to party with Kay. He lives in TN I believe that was written by Hoyt Axton, who also wrote JOY TO THE WORLD among many others. Later Hoyt-rQ became a movie actor. Axton did a song once called OFFICER RAY. It was about a cop who gave him a ticket. In a very friendly manor, he did not wish this officer well. My favorite line was: Officer Ray - I hope UR testicles fail... Croce did his own licks. In fact, both he and Lightfoot wrote almost every pertinent song they ever recorded. Ever hear this one by CROCE? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rQJ6KQjDG0&feature=related
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    Yeah, I know that one. I've been a Jim Croce fan since I first heard him on WBLM, Lewiston Maine. Did he ever write a bad song?
     
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    he's the man a child man, hes the man a retired man, he's the man a sorry excuse for a man. SING IT.


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    In Response to Re: So Long, Manny Ram : He's the man.  Literally.  http://youtu.be/tKjSr1zOTq0
    Posted by losmediasrojas

     
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    Hmmm...  Yoshimi does have a daughter, and she is always proposing to Red Sox sluggers.  I wonder if the Manchild had a Lovechild. 

     
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    I woke up this morning To find that we have outlived the myth of trust... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpww5J4BQWg&feature=related
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    I'll bet you enjoyed the beatnik era.
     
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    http://youtu.be/vZ61su9H5RU

    Come over to the pee cup, my little Manchild
    I'd like to try to test your blood.
    I used to think you were some kind of hitting savant
    Until the ruse was finally up.

    Now so long, MannyRam, it's time that we began
    to laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again.

    Well you know that I love to watch you hit,
    but you make me forget so very much.
    I won’t forget the home run you hit against the Angels
    And the play against the Angels that you muffed.

    Now so long, MannyRam, it's time that we began
    to laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again.

    We saw you when you were almost young
    playing shallow in the green Fenway Park.
    Damon held on to the ball like it was a crucifix,
    as his relay throw was off the mark.

    Now so long, MannyRam, it's time that we began
    to laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again.

    Your numbers they all show that you'll be in the Hall of Fame.
    Then why do I feel so betrayed?
    You’re goofing around with that long dreadlock braid
    while there’s still a game to be played.

    Now so long, MannyRam, it's time that we began
    to laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again.

    No longer will any team need your glove.
    You’re old like a washed up DH.
    You left when Theo showed you he was furious,
    He never said you weren’t great.

    Now so long, MannyRam, it's time that we began
    to laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again.

    Oh, you are really such a despicable one.
    I see you've gone and changed your team again.
    And just when you climbed the
    Camden leftfield wall,
    to high-five a fan in the middle of the play!

    Oh so long, MannyRam, it's time that we began ...
     
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    Geez. I can't believe I finally found this. I didn't think it existed. This is the only visual of this brilliant song. The sound is off, but it's worth a listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIbD1abg2R4&feature=related  
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    Nice one harness. I had a buddy back in Maine, a Maliseet indian who could play every one of Gordon Lightfoot's songs. Got me thinking of home.
     
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    Quite fitting. My memory of him will ultimately be giving that fan the high-5. That was so damn original - and hilarious.
    Posted by harness


    That was a great Manny moment.  My favorite will always be the HR off Krod in 2007 LDS.

    Ok, now back the moral high horse Manny bashing. 


     
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    In Response to Re: So Long, Manny Ram : John Kay, the force behind Steppenwolf. Nice One. This is my favorite John Kay number http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f35gG0x-fo8&feature=related
    Posted by carnie


    Well, we obviously have similar musical tastes.
    SNOW-BLIND FRIEND is also a personal favorite. I have friends/friends of friends that used to party with Kay. He lives in TN
    I believe that was written by Hoyt Axton, who also wrote JOY TO THE WORLD among many others. Later Hoyt-rQ became a movie actor.

    Axton did a song once called OFFICER RAY. It was about a cop who gave him a ticket. In a very friendly manor, he did not wish this officer well. My favorite line was:

    Officer Ray - I hope UR testicles fail...


    Croce did his own licks. In fact, both he and Lightfoot wrote almost every pertinent song they ever recorded. Ever hear this one by CROCE?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rQJ6KQjDG0&feature=related
     
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    In Response to Re: So Long, Manny Ram:
    While having 5 sisters might have a lot of disavantages, I was lucky to be exposed to LC eary in life. I must have listened to every album/cd hundreds of times. He's always been near tops on my play list. There's a pretty good tribute album out... http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=leonard+cohen+tribute+album&aq=2sx
    Posted by moonslav59


    Thanks. 
     
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    In Response to Re: So Long, Manny Ram : Not to mention, that's a killer hat. Makes me think I'm listening to a 1940's detective as he's solving the case.
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    Here's an interesting cover by his fellow Canadian, Michael Buble.

    http://youtu.be/FSU8GWW2LBk

    Kind of changes the meaning a bit, as I think Cohen meant it all tounge-in-cheek.
     
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    In Response to Re: So Long, Manny Ram : He's the man.  Literally.  http://youtube/tKjSr1zOTq0
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    Not to mention, that's a killer hat. Makes me think I'm listening to a 1940's detective as he's solving the case.
     
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    ..and to think how relatively unknown he is to the masses...
     
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    some of my alltime fave lines: The crumbs of love that you offer me, they're the crumbs I've left behind Your pain is no credential here, it's just the shadow, shadow of my wound (Avalanche) Some women wait for Jesus, and some women wait for Cain so I hang upon my altar and I hoist my axe again. And I take the one who finds me back to where it all began when Jesus was the honeymoon and Cain was just the man. And we read from pleasant Bibles that are bound in blood and skin that the wilderness is gathering all its children back again. (Last Year's Man) Oh, the Sisters of Mercy, they are not departed or gone They were waiting for me when I thought, I just cannot go on And they brought me their comfort and later they brought me this song Yes I hope you run into them, you who've been traveling so long Yeah, you who must leave everything that you cannot control It begins with your family, but soon it comes 'round to your soul Well I've been where you're hanging and I think I can see how you're pinned Yeah, when you're not feeling holy, your loneliness tells that you've sinned They lay down beside me, I made my confession to them They touched both my eyes, I touched the dew on their hem If your life is a leaf that the seasons tear off and condemn They will bind you with love that is graceful and green as a stem When I left they were sleeping, I hope you run into them soon Don't turn on the lights, you can read their address by the moon And you won't make me jealous if I hear that they sweetened your night We weren't lovers like that and besides it would still be all right (Sisters of Mercy) There are heroes in the seaweed There are children in the morning They are leaning out for love And they will lean that way forever While Suzanne holds the mirror (Suzanne) There'll be the breaking of the ancient western code Your private life will suddenly explode There'll be phantoms There'll be fires on the road and the white man dancing You'll see a woman hanging upside down her features covered by her fallen gown and all the lousy little poets coming round tryin' to sound like Charlie Manson and the white man dancin' Give me back the Berlin wall Give me Stalin and St Paul Give me Christ or give me Hiroshima Destroy another fetus now We don't like children anyhow I've seen the future, baby: it is murder Things are going to slide ... (TheFuture)
    Posted by moonslav59


    I'll add to that.

    Take the only tree that's left
    And shove it up that hole in your culture.
    (The Future).

    They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom
    For trying to change the system from within.

    (First We Take Manhattan, Then We Take Berlin)

    I'm wanted in the traffic jam,
    They're saving me a seat.

    (Boogie Street)

    Doo dum dum dum a doo dum dum

    (Tower of Song)
     
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