So Long, Manny Ram

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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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    I always said I was born 10 years too late.
     
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    Dave is definitely rainy day people. This is one of my favorite Gordon Lightfoot songs, cliche as it may be
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqMG3VR5PP4&feature=related
     
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    Yeah. The rich mood of that song goes clean thru.
    Listening to his stuff is like witnessing museum pieces.

    I saw him perform in Vegas about as decade ago. I recall him talking about how he felt about the fact one of his songs was covered by an artist who changed one word! Here's the song and the shhhhmuck who did the cover...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Nw0r2Uy34&feature=related
     
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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)


     
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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
     
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    Oh, and Jim Croce, another artist close to my heart. I still think Rapid Roy might have been the best song released in the 70's. Who played guitar for him anyway?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aUl9l1O7sE
     
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    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)

    Nice choices.
     
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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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    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?

    "It's the blimp, Frank, it's the blimp!"
     
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    One of the most profound lyrical pieces I have ever come across was:

                   THE SOUL IS THE ROCK

    Here's a link to the lyrics:

    http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/gordonlightfoot/thesoulistherock.html 


    You can read them over and over and get a different meaning each time.
    As I see it, it's an interpretation of the soul's evolution - sort of the treatment STEPPENWOLF gave the long version of MONSTER, except the progression is more subliminal.
     
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    I almost forgot these lines from "Famous Blue Raincoat"...

    Yes, and thanks for the trouble you took from her eyes
    I thought it was there for good, so I never tried


    Famous Blue Raincoat lyrics
    Songwriters: Cohen, Leonard;

    It's four in the morning, the end of December
    I'm writing you now just to see if you're better
    New York is cold but I like where I'm living
    There's music on Clinton street all through the evening

    I hear that you're building your little house
    Deep in the desert
    You're living for nothing now
    I hope you're keeping some kind of record

    Yes, and Jane came by with a lock of your hair
    She said that you gave it to her
    That night that you planned to go clear
    Did you ever go clear?

    Ah, the last time we saw you, you looked so much older
    Your famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder
    You'd been to the station to meet every train
    And you came home without Lili Marlene

    And you treated my woman to a flake of your life
    And when she came back she was nobody's wife
    Well, I see you there with the rose in your teeth
    One more thin gypsy thief
    Well, I see Jane's awake, she sends her regards

    And what can I tell you, my brother, my killer
    What can I possibly say?
    I guess that I miss you, I guess I forgive you
    I'm glad you stood in my way

    If you ever come by here for Jane or for me
    Well, your enemy is sleeping and his woman is free
    Yes, and thanks for the trouble you took from her eyes
    I thought it was there for good, so I never tried

    And Jane came by with a lock of your hair
    She said that you gave it to her
    That night that you planned to go clear
    Sincerely, L.Cohen


     
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    Another fine lyricist is Billy Bragg...here's some of my faves...

    Levi Stubbs Tears

    With the money from her accident
    She bought herself a mobile home
    So at least she could get some enjoyment
    Out of being alone
    No one could say that she was left up on the shelf
    It's you and me against the World kid she mumbled to herself

    CHORUS:
    When the world falls apart some things stay in place
    Levi Stubbs' tears run down his face

    She ran away from home with her mother's best coat
    She was married before she was even entitled to vote
    And her husband was one of those blokes
    The sort that only laughs at his own jokes
    The sort that war takes away
    And when there wasn't a war he left her anyway

    Norman Whitfield and Barratt Strong
    Are here to make right everything that's wrong
    Holland and Holland and Lamont Dozier too
    Are here to make it all okay with you

    One dark night he came home from the sea
    And put a hole in her body where no hole should be
    It hurt her more to see him walking out the door
    And though they stitched her back together they left her heart in pieces on the
    floor

    When the world falls apart some things stay in place
    She takes off the Four Tops tape and puts it back in its case
    When the world falls apart some things stay in place
    Levi Stubbs' tears...


    Saint Swithin's Day

    Thinking back now,
    I suppose you were just stating your views
    What was it all for
    For the weather or the Battle of Agincourt
    And the times that we all hoped would last
    Like a train they have gone by so fast
    And though we stood together
    At the edge of the platform
    We were not moved by them


    With my own hands
    When I make love to your memory
    It's not the same
    I miss the thunder
    I miss the rain
    And the fact that you don't understand
    Casts a shadow over this land
    But the sun still shines from behind it.


    Thanks all the same
    But I just can't bring myself to answer your letters
    It's not your fault
    But your honesty touches me like a fire
    The Polaroids that hold us together
    Will surely fade away
    Like the love that we spoke of forever
    On St Swithin's Day

    Walk Away Version

    She said it was just a figment of speech
    And I said "You mean figureAnd she said "No, figment
    Because she could never imagine it happening. But it did

    When we first met I played the Shy boy
    When she spoke to me for the first time my nose began to bleed
    She guessed the rest

    The next day we went on a bus ride to the ferry
    And when nobody came to collect our fares
    Well I knew then this was something special
    I couldn't stop thinking about her
    And every time I switched on the radio
    There was somebody else singing a song about the two of us

    It was just like being on a fast ride at the fun fair
    The sort you want to get off because its scary
    And then as soon as you're off you want get straight back on again
    But all love is strange
    And you have to learn to take the crunchy with the smooth I suppose

    She began going out with Mr. Potato Head
    It was when I saw her in he car park
    With his coat around her shoulders that I realized
    I went home and thought about the two of them together
    Until the bathwater went cold around me
    I thought about her eyes and the curve of her breasts
    And about the point where their bodies met

    I confronted her about it
    I said, "I'm the most illegible bachelor in town!" and she said "Yeah that's why I
    could never understand any of those silly letters you sent me"
    And then one day it happened
    She cut her hair and I stopped loving her


    Love Gets Dangerous

    The love of a woman
    A fear of the phone
    A secret message to a happy home
    I've never been so scared
    I never knew you cared

    Love gets dangerous
    Love gets dangerous

    There's a fear that comes from being in danger
    Being in love with a total stranger
    Putting our futures in jeopardy
    When love is a secret, fear is the key
    When we meet in the street
    My terror is complete

    Love gets dangerous
    Love gets dangerous

    Like a drug that threatens to take my life
    Lust is a cancer, love is a vice
    When she holds me I understand
    Respect and fear go hand in hand
    No need to act tough
    It scares me just enough

    Love gets dangerous
    Love gets dangerous

     
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    I'll always choose to remember the good times with Manny. And there were a lot of good times.
     
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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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         Rojas...Do not mocketh me...All I can say in espanol is "Hablo un poco"...But, a "rouse" is actually spelled "ruse"...However,you should realize that this entire post is just a ruse to ingratiate myself with thyself....Not for your benefit, but maybe with regard to that unidentified female in your ID pic...Please tell me she is real and I will gladly abandon my wife and 2 plus kids to bond with her for eternity...Sans los teeshirt....Woops, my wife just saw this on Facebook....Keep me in your prayers...

    "Pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living."

    Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (union and community organizer, born 1837 (Ireland) - 1930 (U.S.) )

     
    when the boss comes callin' his take his toll 
    when the boss comes callin' don't you sell your soul 
    when the boss comes callin' we gotta organize 

            - Dropkick Murphys (for the workers of Wisconsin)
     
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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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    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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    Nice one moon. I got to see Billy Bragg at Hardly Strictly Blurgrass in San Francisco. He was great. Here's a song that was performed this year that really knocked my socks off. Made me think of my mom.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERAl25pZnLs
     
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    ...and 23 years later, we have a new clown in Boston.
     
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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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    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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