story of my life, Lou

she understood when she was just 5 years old
there was nothin’ happening at all
every time she puts on the radio
there was nothing going down at all, not at all

then one fine morning she turns on a New York station
she don’t believe what she heard at all
she started shakin’ to that fine fine music
you know her life was saved by rock ‘n’ roll

you know despite all the amputation
you could just dance to the rock ‘n’ roll station
and it was all right


I’d love to see people, do things, get out of the house, etc. And I may! But if anyone wants to hang out, you’re driving. My two modes right now are It Hurts To Drive and I Am High On Drugs, and I don’t relish either.

I can walk just fine, though. Maybe I’ll walk down to 17th. Must take the right route, because “Aqua Man” lives around the corner from me now. In the same trailer park as Pirate Phil. Whoof.

Lost in a one story town
Where everything’s close to the ground
Yeah the same shit goes down
Nothing comes around
It’s a one, story. town.

FIRST LINES OF SONGS: Identify them! And win nothing.

They’re all first lines, or first two. Name the song and (at least one) artist for fun and no profit. Not responsible for minor lyrical errors or pasting one of these twice. I still wet my bed. Cheese is made from milk.

Edit: Edited with successes so far

Dark alley, black star, four turkeys in a big black car
Brian Eno, “King’s Lead Hat”

When I’m alone in my room sometimes I stare at the wall / In the back of my mind I hear my conscience call
LL Cool J, “I Need Love”

Shattered dreams, worthless years / Here am I encased inside a hollow shell.
Stevie Wonder, I believe when I fall in love with you

Another hungover morning in the bottom of the Black Lagoon

I once had a life, or rather life had me.
Funkadelic, “Can you get to that”

It’s that summer of the evening, get ready and roll the cassette
Billy Bragg, “Lovers Town Revisited”

Who’s that woman on your arm, all dressed up to do you harm?

Tired of all this crawling around / realising the joke was on us

Let us pause in life’s pleasures and count its many tears while we all sup sorrow with the poor.

Baby was a black sheep, baby was a whore, baby got big and baby gets bigger
Patti Smith, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Nigger”

9 to 5 and 5 to 9 / ain’t gonna take it, it’s our time
Ramones, “Airwaves”

Small town, bright lights, Saturday night; pinballs and pool halls flashing their lights

there’s a girl in my yard reading to me Tarot cards

What was sent to the soldier’s wife from the ancient city of Prague? From Prague came a pair of high heeled shoes.
Brecht/Weill, “Ballad of the Nazi Soldier’s Wife”

Have you ever had to ride in a light blue car?

Well I’m loaded and ready, calmly holding steady, looking for a sign to show me when.

Deep in the south of Texas, not so long ago

Laocoon and his two sons.

Lacy things the wife is missin’ / didn’t ask for her permission

No blind spots in the leopard’s eyes / can only help to jeopardize the lives of lambs, the shepherd cries
Wire, “Outdoor Miner”

We got the message, I heard it on the airwaves. The politicians are now DJ’s.
Re-Flex, “The Politics of Dancing”

Excuse me madam, you are standing in a non parking zone. If you don’t move that body I’ll be forced to give you a ticket.
Midnight Starr, “No Parking on the Dance Floor”

She gave me the queen, she gave me the king.

I hope it doesn’t show, it’ll go ‘way / It’s just a passing phrase, it’ll go ‘way
Sparks, “Angst in my Pants”

razors in the apples

Dream Syndicate – Halloween (mp3, 8.7M)

There’s a place you might wanna go
It’s right up my street
You might look and see the light shining
Someone you might like to meet
It’s Halloween

He says “let’s go for a ride”
And he says it all the time
You know you got a lot to live for
And you’re gonna be mine
On Halloween

You shouldn’t believe the things in papers
They can’t come true
And don’t believe the things that you see on TV
They’ll never happen to you
No, not on Halloween

Two steps forward
Don’t say I didn’t warn you
Two steps forward
Oh, no, I didn’t warn you.