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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    In Response to Re: So Long, Manny Ram:
    [QUOTE]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[/QUOTE]


    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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    Re: So Long, Manny Ram

    He helped the Red Sox cheat to a World Series title.. Sorry, two titles.  Live with that. 
     
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    Moving theGoalposts







    I put on my raincoat to make it rain
    and sure enough the skies opened up again
    I dreamed of you as I walked to the shops
    You were dancing with the wallies on Top Of The Pops
    One in a while
    Gennady Gerasimov drops his smile
    And you can see that his aim's
    A portfolio pregnant with gains
    He's been up all night
    Moving the goalposts
    Like a jackdraw with a fiery brand
    Spread the news all over the land

    Robin Hood and his Merry Men
    are never, never, never coming back again
    I don't believe that love should be pain
    So could you please rub my back again
    I think it's safe to leave them in the park
    Let's blow out the candles and kiss in the dark
    Heavens above
    Can this sticky stuff really be love?
    Don't get dressed yet
    Not yet
    We've been up all night
    Moving the goalposts
     
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    [QUOTE]..and to think how relatively unknown he is to the masses...
    Posted by moonslav59[/QUOTE]

    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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    "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:
    [QUOTE]"His life was a leaf that the seasons tore off and condemned". What an incredible line. Leonard Cohen is amazing.
    Posted by moonslav59[/QUOTE]

    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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    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.


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

    I'll always choose to remember the good times with Manny. And there were a lot of good times.
     
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    Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
    Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
    Everybody knows that the war is over
    Everybody knows the good guys lost
    Everybody knows the fight was fixed
    The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
    That's how it goes
    Everybody knows
    Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
    Everybody knows that the captain lied
    Everybody got this broken feeling
    Like their father or their dog just died

    Everybody talking to their pockets
    Everybody wants a box of chocolates
    And a long stem rose
    Everybody knows

    Everybody knows that you love me baby
    Everybody knows that you really do
    Everybody knows that you've been faithful
    Ah give or take a night or two
    Everybody knows you've been discreet
    But there were so many people you just had to meet
    Without your clothes
    And everybody knows
     
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    Re: So Long, Manny Ram

    Quite fitting.

    My memory of him will ultimately be giving that fan the high-5.
    That was so damn original - and hilarious.
     
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    Re: So Long, Manny Ram

    ...and 23 years later, we have a new clown in Boston.
     
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    [QUOTE]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[/QUOTE]

    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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    He is to lyrics what Irving Berlin was to melody.
     
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    "His life was a leaf that the seasons tore off and condemned".


    What an incredible line.
     
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    Back in 2003, I was lucky enough to get some seats in far left field - very near the wall, but near field level - maybe second or third row.  Directly in back of me were four women from the suburbs - galpal holiday, I guess - and they were on their cell phones talking to their husbands, kids whatever.  Well dressed, they were, and not stupid.

    So Manny is standing in left field in the top of the third - it was a game against the Mariners - and one of these women stands up, and screams at Manny at the top of her lungs - "MANNY! HEY MANNY!  OVER HERE!  I WANT TO HAVE YOUR BABY!"

    Manny looked at her quizzically, and she repeated it. Then he laughed.

    Hilarious.  Women loved Manny, obviously.

     
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    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

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: So Long, Manny Ram : He's the man.  Literally.  http://youtube/tKjSr1zOTq0
    Posted by losmediasrojas[/QUOTE]


    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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    Re: So Long, Manny Ram

    ..and to think how relatively unknown he is to the masses...
     
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    Leonard Cohen may be the best song writer ever. I don't know if I've ever heard a better crafted song than everybody knows.
     

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