Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Long, Cool Woman in a Black Dress
Rockapella

Saturday night I was downtown, workin' for the FBI
Sitting in a nest of bad men,
Whiskey bottles piling high
A bootlegging boozer on the west side
Full of people who were doing wrong
I was just about to call up the DA man
When I heard this woman singing a song.

A pair of 45's made me open my eyes,
My temperature started to rise.
She was a -

Chorus
Long, cool woman in a black dress,
Just 5'9", beautiful, tall
Just one look, I was a bad mess
'Cause that long, cool woman had it all.

I saw her head up to the table,
Just a tall walking big, black cat,
Charlie said, "I sure hope that you're able, boy,
'Cause I'm telling you she knows where it's at."
Well, suddenly we heard the sirens
And everybody started to run,
Jumping out of doors and tables.
When I heard somebody shooting a gun.

Well the DA was pumping my left hand,
And she was holding my right.
I said, "Don't be scared, you're going to be spared,
Well, I'm gonna be forgiving
If I'm want to spend my living with a -

(Chorus)

Missy was fine, she blew my mind.
I think about her booty all the time.
She was a long, cool woman in a black dress...

Thursday, July 17, 2003

Bulletproof
Blue Rodeo

Tell me one more time again
Just like I didn't hear you
Like I don't know what's going through your mind, I do
I play the same game too
I know it's hard to stop
Even when you want to

Now the moon lights up your face
And I can see you're crying
You never liked me to see you cry, it's true
I've done some crying too
The hardest part about it
Is trying to hide it from you

It must be great to be so strong
Never needed anybody's help to carry on
But we're so scared of the silence and the tricks that we use
We're careful and we're cunning, but we're easily bruised
I don't want to lie about it
I'm not bulletproof

Well I finally found the way
To hide from all your glances
Til the waiting game we play is through
I can, but what's the use
When all I really want to do is hide out with you

It would be great to be so strong
You never needed anybody's help to get along
We're so scared of the silence and the language that we use
Yeah we're careful and we're cunning, but we're easily bruised
I don't want to kid about it
I'm not bulletproof

Tell me one more time again
I guess I didn't hear you
I don't know all the secrets that you keep inside
I tried the same thing too
But they all come pouring out of me when I'm talking to you

It must be great to be so strong
You never needed anybody else's help to carry on
But I'm not waking up each morning with forgiveness I can use
No I'm careless, and I'm cruel, but I'm still easily bruised

I'm so tired of lying about it
I'm not bulletproof
No, and I'm not going to lie about it
I'm not bulletproof

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Love Lift Me
Amanda Marshall

Somebody told me
Once in a lifetime
Destiny finds you and blows you away
Spins you in circles
Pulls you in pieces
Bleeds you like Jesus
And goes on its way
But it's oh so simple sometimes
Just to lay your heart open wide
If you wanna get to heaven
Then you gotta take the ride
CHORUS


Love lift me
Wherever you are
Convince me
I'm safe in your arms
Love lift me
Make sense of it all
Teach me to fly
And don't let me fall


Somebody told me
Love makes you stupid
Makes you go crazy
Makes you go blind
Comes uninvited
And leaves when it wants to
Calls you at midnight and ties up your line
But it's oh so sweet when it's right (there's nothin' better)
And you swear you won't but you might (you're gonna try)
Gotta fumble in the dark if you wanna see the light
CHORUS


And when it's all said and done
It's just the same for everyone
You're busy making your plans
Love's like a bird baby
Flying out of your hands


And it's oh so hard to explain (we don't know nothin')
And your heart gets hold of your brain (but still we try)
Better batten down the hatches baby
Here we go again


Love lift me
Wherever you are
Convince me
I'm safe in your arms
Love lift me /
I'm waiting on you
'Cause nothing can
lift meThe way that you do
Love lift me
Love lift me
Love lift me (only love can take me higher)
I wanna fly

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

The Heart of the Matter
Don Henley

I got the call today, I didn’t want to hear
But I knew that it would come
Old, true friend of ours was talking on the phone
She said you found someone
And I thought of all the bad luck, and the struggles we went through
How I lost me, and you lost you
What are these voices outside love’s open door
Make us throw off our contentment and beg for something more?

But I’m learning to live without you now
But I miss you sometimes
The more I know, the less I understand
All the things I thought I knew, I’m learning again

I’ve been trying to get down to the heart of the matter
But my will gets weak and my thoughts seem to scatter
But I think it’s about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don’t love me anymore

Oh, these times are so uncertain
There’s a yearning undefined
People filled with rage
We all need a little tenderness
How can love survive in such a graceless age?
Oh, the trust and self-assurance that lead to happiness
They’re the very things we kill, I guess
Oh, pride and competition
Cannot fill these empty arms
And the work I put between us
You know it doesn’t keep me warm

I’m learning to live without you now
But I miss you, baby
The more I know, the less I understand
All the things I thought I’d figured out, I have to learn again

I’ve been trying to get down to the heart of the matter
But everything changes and my friends seem to scatter
But I think it’s about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don’t love me anymore

There are people in your life who’ve come and gone
They let you down
You know, they hurt your pride
You better put it all behind you, baby
’Cause life goes on
You keep carrying that anger, it’ll eat you up inside, baby

I’ve been trying to get down to the heart of the matter
But my will gets weak and my thoughts seem to scatter
But I think it’s about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don’t love me

I’ve been trying to get down to the heart of the matter
Because the flesh will get weak and the ashes will scatter
So I’m thinking about forgiveness
Forgiveness
Even if, even if you don’t love me

Forgiveness (yeah)
Forgiveness (baby)
Forgiveness (oh, yeah)
Forgiveness (ah, yeah)
Forgiveness (oh)
Forgiveness
Even if you don’t love me anymore
Forgiveness (oh)
Forgiveness (yeah)
Forgiveness
Forgiveness
Forgiveness…

Friday, June 27, 2003

Marry Me
Amanda Marshall

I wanna laugh
Until I cry
Wake up with you each day 'til the day I die
Let's go to New Orleans
And watch the parade
Take funny pictures, eat jumbalaya, and drink lemonade
And when the day is finally over
And we stumble home
Before we sleep

Baby marry me
I wanna drive
Until we get lost
Lie in a field staring up at the sky
While you point out the southern cross
Somehow I know
Without asking why
That you love me more in a minute
Than anyone could in a lifetime
Dancing in the parking lot
While the band plays inside
Sweet me off my feet

Baby, marry me
We don't need no preacher man
readin' from a good book
And I don't want no fancy dress
Ain't no ceremony
For the vows that I took
From the moment I met you
I have been blessed
So let's make a toast
And drink up the wine
Here's to you lying here next to me
Until the end of time
Wherever you are
I wanna be
And anything that means anything to ya
Means everything to me
Sneakin' out the back door
While they're throwing the rice
And they'll talk for weeks
But we're all we need
So baby, if your free

Marry me
Baby, marry me
marry me

Friday, June 06, 2003

"Que Sera Sera,
what ever will be, will be;
The future is not ours to see.
Que Sera Sera,
What will be, will be."

"Que Sera Sera" - R. Evans, J. Livingstong.


A sultry Holly Cole...

Sunday, June 01, 2003

Who Wants to Live Forever
Queen - Brian May

There's no time for us,
There's no place for us,
What is this thing that builds our dreams, yet slips away from us.

Who wants to live forever,
Who wants to live forever.....?
There's no chance for us,
It's all decided for us,
This world has only one sweet moment set aside for us.

Who wants to live forever,
Who dares to love forever,
When love must die.

But touch my tears with your lips,
Touch my world with your fingertips,
And we can have forever,
And we can love forever,
Forever is our today,
Who wants to live forever,
Who wants to live forever,
Forever is our today,
Who waits forever anyway?

Saturday, May 31, 2003

Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness
Words & Music By John Prine
© Big Ears Music INC./
Bruised Oranges Music (ASCAP) Administered By Bug Music


You come home late and you come home early
You come on big when you're feeling small
You come home straight and you come home curly
Sometimes you don't come home at all

Chorus:
So what in the world's come over you
And what in heaven's name have you done
You've broken the speed of the sound of loneliness
You're out there running just to be on the run

Well I got a heart that burns with a fever
And I got a worried and a jealous mind
How can a love that'll last forever
Get left so far behind

Repeat Chorus:

It's a mighty mean and a dreadful sorrow
It's crossed the evil line today
Well, how can you ask about tomorrow
We ain't got one word to say

Repeat Chorus:

Ending:
You're out there running just to be on the run
You're out there running just to be on the run
You're out there running just to be on the run

Thursday, May 29, 2003

"Life seems wasted on some,
It seems such a shame."

-"Street Fighter (Reprise)" - Triumph.

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

"Suggestive broom bumping..." - This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
"Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection,
The lovers, the dreamers and me."

- "Rainbow Connection" - Kermit.

Monday, May 26, 2003

"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" - BJ Thomas.
"I can't read the future
But I still want to hold you close

Right now, is all I want from you
So give me the morning

Sharing another day
With you, is all I want to know"

-"Angel" - Jon Secada


"If you were to wake up
And I were beside you

Would you gently smile dear
And whisper my name

And would you remember
The way that I held you

And would you want me
To hold you again "

-"If You Were To Wake Up" - Lyle Lovett

Sunday, May 25, 2003

"Years from now, after I'm gone someone will listen to what I've done and know I was here. They may not know or care who I was, but they'll hear my guitars speaking for me." - Chet Atkins.

Thursday, May 22, 2003

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Cold, uncaring creatures harboring numerous unspoken expectations.

"We only live one life, but through books, we can gain the wisdom from thousands. When an author writes, re-writes, and edits, they ar...