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Old 06-02-2017, 05:21 PM
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I've always admired this particular part of Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car," for its swift story telling:

You see my old man's got a problem
He live with the bottle that's the way it is
He says his body's too old for working
His body's too young to look like his
My mama went off and left him
She wanted more from life than he could give
I said somebody's got to take care of him
So I quit school and that's what I did
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Old 06-03-2017, 01:01 PM
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That's a fantastic song. Inspired- proof of inspiration. Thanks for reminding me.
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Old 06-23-2017, 03:41 PM
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Strictly lyrics is difficult, for me. I have trouble separating the music from the words. There's A Light That Never Goes Out is majestic, for me. And the lyrics are good, but the music, and Morrissey's voice, put that into another category.
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Old 06-24-2017, 05:47 AM
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I would like to have written this:

There's no love song finer;
But how strange
The change
From major to minor,
Ev'ry time we say goodbye.


But then, I'd like to have been Ella singing those lines as well, with an orchestra.

Update. Here's a link
: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP-8dzS1_rM
There's a quote from her pianist in the comments: "It's never going to be that good again. It just isn't available."

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That's my favorite Cole Porter song. Pretty much perfect.
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Adam Duritz has some killer lines

Step out the front door like a ghost
into the fog where no one notices
the contrast of white on white.
And in between the moon and you
the angels get a better view
of the crumbling difference between wrong and right.
I walk in the air between the rain
through myself and back again
where? I don't know
Maria says she's dying
through the door I hear her crying
why? I don't know.


Also this:

I am color blind
Coffee black and egg white
Pull me out from inside
I am ready, I am ready, I am ready,
I am taffy stuck and tongue tied
Stutter shook and uptight
Pull me out from inside
I am ready, I am ready, I am ready,
I am fine
I am covered in skin
No one gets to come in
Pull me out from inside
I am folded and unfolded and unfolding
I am color blind
Coffee black and egg white
Pull me out from inside
I am ready, I am ready, I am ready,
I am fine
I am fine
I am fine
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