Thursday, February 17, 2005

Whacks Lyrical

In response to a request from the divine Jennifer W.K., here is a minor addendum to the music blogomeme thingy that’s been boogieing around the web for the last week or two. And anyway, I feel like celebrating, seeing as George Michael has announced he is retiring from music. AT LAST! It’s taken him long enough. He can take his odious pop cack, his freaky little beard that looks like he drew it on with a magic marker, and his warbling, crooning, stomach-roiling vocal “stylings” away at last. Hey, it was worth the wait. You gotta have faith, right?

I’d just like to say that I found searching my bruised mind for song lyrics excruciatingly difficult. But I finally settled on these mouth-nuggets. Not my favourites, I’m almost sure, but they were the ones I could think of. So, enough of my joyous Wham-hating babble. Here are:

The first 5 best lyrics that come into my head:

1. Public Enemy – Black Steel in The Hour of Chaos
I got a letter from the government the other day
I opened and read it
It said they were suckers

2. N.W.A. – Express Yourself
I'm expressin’ with my full capabilities
And now I'm livin’ in correctional facilities

3. The Temptations – Psychedelic Shack
There’s a neon sign outside that’s says
Come in and take a look at your mind
You’ll be surprised at what you might find

4. Tom Waits – New Coat of Paint
Let's put a new coat of paint on this lonesome old town
Set 'em up, we'll be knockin' em down
You wear a dress, baby, and I'll wear a tie
We'll laugh at that old bloodshot moon in that burgundy sky

5. Donald Fagen – The Nightfly
I've got plenty of java
And Chesterfield Kings
But I feel like crying
I wish I had a heart like ice
Heart like ice

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