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captain and the kid

A fish, a flash, a silvery glow

Posted on 2006.18.02 at 19:09
How I feel about it all: coldcold
Soundtrack: Art Garfunkel - Waters of March
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Okay. On the heels of robinhoo and songdog, who are way ahead of me, I give you my latest

1. So he takes a ladder, steals the stars from the sky, puts on Sinatra and starts to cry

2. Half time goes by, suddenly you’re wise, another blink of an eye, sixty-seven is gone

3. Thrown like a star in my vast sleep, I opened my eyes to take a peep

4. I've seen 'em come and go and I've seen 'em die, and long ago I stopped asking why

5. Well, I'm sorry, but I'm not interested in gold mines, oil wells, shipping or real estate

6. Some people say I've done all right for a girl

7. So if you go out, hope you don't want me to; I've got a rendezvous with a stack of 45s

8. And I swear tonight I'm gonna find that place, it's not the love that dies, but the understanding ways

9. Cryin' in the night; the night goes into morning, just another day

10. Some fools fool themselves, I guess; they're not fooling me

11. Fly away to a desert island; we're living in a tree, and we're flying in the breeze

12. In four short years I've gone from rags to riches, and what I did before that I don't know

13. It took a starry night to steal my breath away; down on the waterfront, her hair all drenched in spray

14. You never thought you'd be alone this far down the line, and I know what's been on your mind

15. So we sit at the table long after supper and a good wine

16. Just do your best, do everything you can, and don't you worry what their bitter hearts are gonna say

17. She could poke at the greed, she could fend off her need, and with anger she found she could pound every word.</a>

18. It's a long long road, it's a big big world, we are wise wise women, we are giggling girls

19. She anoints my head with oil and my cup overflows

20. She'll come a romping, come a roaring, gonna make everybody feel all right

21. I would sell your sweet, sweet soul just to touch your crazy black-gold hair

22. The wind whips up the waves so loud; the ghost moon sails among the crowd

23. No one ever has to know who the hero took for lover

24. We're mothers of courage and fathers of time; we're daughters of dust, and sons of great visions

25. Two years ago the seed was planted, and since then you have taken me for granted

26. You were the raven of October; I knew the sign you flew around

27. Christopher discovered you're way ahead of your time

28. I laid his broken body down below the Southern land; it wouldn't do to bury him where any Yankee stands

29. We'll both forget the breeze most of the time

30. It's quite a sunset, and good for the country in a roundabout way

31. Cats and babies 'round her feet, and all are fat and none are thin

32. Try to put it all behind me but my redneck past is nipping at my heels

33. I sailed away a country mile, and now I'm returnin' and showin' off my smile

34. What’s that you say, your father’s spirit still lives in this place? Well, I will silence you.

35. No spinal cord, they must get bored

36. Here's to the girls of the countryside, the ones we drink 'em to

37. Give the oil companies the finger finally, and learn how to rock and roll

38. But life is both a major and minor key, just open up the chord

39. He said hello and put me on hold; to say the least the cat was cold

40. I look to you and I see nothing, I look to you to see the truth

41. "Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down? That's not my department"

42. Gliddy glup gloopy, nibby nabby noopy la la la lo lo

43. To think it started with Rosa refusing to give up her seat

44. Sus padres, sus padres me trataron matar, but they did not get too far

45. He grew a beard as soon as he could to cover the scars on his face, and always urged his men on

46. His earthly race is over and the curtains 'round him fall

47. I need a drink, don't wanna think; I drink too much, but who's to say what's right or wrong

48. Some came to sing, some came to pray, some came to keep the dark away

49. Open another big box of cheap wine; we’re over 30 we’re doin' just fine

50. Well, now, I'm stuck in committee and I'll sit here and wait while a few key Congressmen discuss and debate

51. From Mother's love is the son estranged;married his own, his precious gain

52. Well there is magic all around you, if I do say so myself

55. No moo-cow, no billy-goat is gonna get the baby's vote

56. The ground's a long way down but I need more; is the nightmare black or are the windows painted?

57. Swiss time was running out; it seemed that we would lose the race

58. What about the time we met? Well, I suppose that you could say that we were playing hard to get.

59. And in our winter city the rain cries a little pity for one more forgotten hero and a world that doesn't care

60. If you can use some exotic booze, there's a bar in far Bombay

61. You, sir, are a jack ass. Why don't you get your clams and whammys and get the hell outta here

62. You were so revered; I made offerings of anything and everything I had

63. If memories were all I played, I'd rather drive a truck

64. Now the calendar's just one page and of course, I am excited

65. Who will go down to those shady groves and summon the shadows there

66. So they married up in Abilene, lost a child in Tennessee, but still that love survived

67. for every truth there are half a million lies

68. Mother chants her litany of boredom and frustrations, but we know all her suicides are fake

69. you're the boy with all the leather hips, sticky hair, sticky hips, stubble on my sticky lips

70. Just hearing your romantic schemes can set to thundering; I long to see your bright and smiling eyes

71. She would be ready but she’s always make them wait in the hallway, in anticipation

72. He used to own an old dobro, used to play across his knee; I'd give old Curt my money he'd play all day for me

73. But maybe these dreams are leading me, maybe love is not as gentle as my memory

74. In your office, preferrably during business hours, 'cause you know how I like it when there's people around

75. What's it like to be a skateboard punk-rocker?

76. Watchin' X-Files with no lights on; we're dans la maison

77. They say the riders approach to the threshold, they say the fire is hard and clean

78. I don't mind, I don't mind, I don't mind, I don't mind, I don't mind, mind, if I don't have a mind

79. Beneath these branches I once wrote such childish words for you

80. The emptiness will fill your soul with sorrow, 'cause it's not what you make it's what you leave

81. I can see it in your eyes that you despise the same old lies you heard the night before

82. From where I stand, it looks mighty strange how you let a woman like that treat you like small change

83. You've never learned to read or write, there's no books upon your shelf

83. Morning comes and morning goes with no regret, and evening brings the memories I can't forget

84. I saw myself in the mirror in profile for the first time

85. Standing in the dark where your eyes couldn’t see me

86. As the fire glows we will warm our souls, watchin' rainbows in the coals

87. A little hope goes up in smoke, but how it goes, goes without saying

88. And how about some common sense so they won't be blocking traffic in the Spring?

89. I am your profits and your prophets; I am your art, I am your bytes

90. It came without a warning, but I’ll be waiting for you baby, I’ll be waiting for you there

91. Now the air I tasted and breathed has taken a turn

92. I won't worry, and I won't fret, ain't no law against it yet

93. Hold me darling, come on listen to me, I won't do you no harm

94. Came the last night of sadness and it was clear she couldn't go on

95. Just to hit the ball and touch ’em all - a moment in the sun

96. She comes out of the sun in a silk dress, running like a watercolour in the rain

97. It seems strange that she should be offended; the same orders are given by her

98. If bloom and shoot is what they meant, I'd say the South just rose again

99. You know it's just another hit and run from the Tin Pan Alley twins

100.He's got this mom who comes on Wednesdays, in the evening with soup so steaming

101.When you stand at the State House, smile and say "please"

102.Ain't that close to love? Well, ain't that poster love?

103.But dreams don't last, though dreams are not forgotten.

104.At the age of thirty-seven she realised she'd never ride through Paris in a sports car with the warm wind in her hair

105.And in your belly you hold the treasures few have ever seen

Guess away, guys. Winner gets to choose five songs from the list, and I'll send them to her/him. I'd offer to write something, but I haven't been able to find the time/energy to write stuff for ME, and I really want to, woe.

In other news, it's FREAKING FRIGID around here. And? My heat is not coming on. It comes on when it's fifty-five, oh, yes, but when it's THIRTEEN? Apparently not. Have called. Have heaters. But my feet are cold. *sigh*

In still other news, I'm going to enroll in ALACE's Childbirth Educator Training Course. Am v. excited. :)

Also, bleh. I have a cold sore. It's an active infection, the skin isn't broken. Should I go to work? I'm going to call my supervisor for advice but eep. I don't want to spread this to people who are already compromised (I'm on the detox unit...we have people with Hep C and HIV and other nasty viruses). I also don't have a heckofalot of sick time.


the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2006-02-19 02:49 (UTC) ()

okay, okay

2. 100 Years, Five for Fighting
50. I'm Just a Bill, Schoolhouse Rock
76. One Week, Bare Naked Ladies
78. Breed, Nirvana. <333333
84. Real Good Lookin' Boy, The Who. <3
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-02-19 02:50 (UTC) ()

Re: okay, okay

Yep. But you know more, lovey.
robinhoo at 2006-02-19 03:45 (UTC) ()
RARRR I forgot to upload songs for you! Okay, I'll be back -- probably tomorrow -- with my lyrics guesses, and I'll also post the results of my lyrics meme so you can make your 10 selections. :D
A Nice Dash of Paprika
amariel at 2006-02-19 04:21 (UTC) ()
I'm not that good at remebering lyrics but these two I know...
4. San Quentin – Johnny Cash
104. The Ballad of Lucy Jordan – Marianne Faithful
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-02-19 04:58 (UTC) ()

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primroseburrows at 2006-02-19 04:59 (UTC) ()
OMG, you got Tom Lehrer. And "Fade Into You" probably does. Because I love it so. I did try to be more diverse this time, though. :)
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Susan the Neon Nurse
neonnurse at 2006-02-19 05:12 (UTC) ()
1. On and On, Paul Simon
6. Brand New Key...Melanie, right?
12. Watchin' Scotty Grow, Bobby Goldsboro and/or Russell (who wrote it)
36. Wines of France (?), Kingston Trio
42. Good Morning, Starshine, Hair
50. I'm Just A Bill, Schoolhouse Rock
60. Come Fly With Me, Sinatra and everyone
63. Garden Party, Ricky Nelson
71. Come Dancin', The Kinks
81. Somethin' Stupid, Frank and Nancy Sinatra
86. Carolina in the Pines, Michael Martin Murphey
87. Solitaire, Carpenters
88. Tennessee Birdwalk, I have mercifully forgotten the perps
92. She-bop, Cindy Lauper
100. Home Is Where The Heart Is, Mary Travers (well, all three :) )

Annnnd Mike just started playing some music, which screws with my ear. Maybe I will come back and do more later!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-02-19 05:45 (UTC) ()
The first one isn't by Paul Simon, but eh. You got the title right. All the rest are right!
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Reason to believe
midoriliem at 2006-02-19 14:52 (UTC) ()
46. Wabash Cannonball, Seeger/Guthrie, traditional.
Susan the Neon Nurse
neonnurse at 2006-02-19 19:32 (UTC) ()
Wow, I thought I knew this, but couldn't quite place it. Maybe because my son plays some version of it almost every freakin' day....
alexisyael at 2006-02-19 17:49 (UTC) ()
My brain is too scattered to do many of these, and most of the ones I know have already been guessed, but no one else got this, which surprised me:

91. "Black" Pearl Jam
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primroseburrows at 2006-02-20 17:54 (UTC) ()
Yes, indeed. *g*
robinhoo at 2006-02-19 18:16 (UTC) ()
2. "100 Years" - Five for Fighting
3. "Try For the Sun" - Donovan
4. "San Quentin" - Johnny Cash
5. "The Union Forever" - The White Stripes ♥
13. "Memory Motel" - The Rolling Stones
16. "The Middle" - Jimmy Eat World
(19. I don't know, but I want to!)
42. "Good Morning Starshine" from Hair
56. "Madman Across the Water" - Elton John (I have the Bruce Hornsby cover of this ♥♥♥)
83. "One More Cup of Coffee" - Bob Dylan OR The White Stripes
87. "Solitaire" - The Carpenters and Clay Aiken, amongst others
89. "Still" - Alanis Morissette, from Dogma
90. "Picasso's Last Words" - Paul McCartney
92. "She Bop" - Cyndi Lauper
94. "Don't Fear the Reaper" - Blue Oyster Cult

Wow, I kind of sucked on this. I thought I would do better! :p
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primroseburrows at 2006-02-21 01:56 (UTC) ()
"Picasso's Last Words" is Obscure. You rock utterly.

I have the Bruce Hornsby cover of this ♥♥♥

Well. Bruce does a great job, but. You definitely need the original. And its brother. Because nothing beats the Captain and the Kid. Nada. *loves* )How do you make those hearts, anyway? I just c/p'ed yours.) :)

Elton John - Madman Across the Water

Elton John - Madman Across the Water (original version w/out strings)

I like the version with Paul Buckmaster's strings much, much better, but you need both, just because.

Oh, and you'll love # 19. See for yourself:

Bobby McFerrin - 23rd Psalm There is no instrumentation here other than voice. Guh. *lovessomuch*
my life's so common it disappears
songdog at 2006-02-20 03:44 (UTC) ()
Will sit down and participate tomorrow. I will also post the answers and correct respondents to my most recent one. But for tonight, bedtime!
my life's so common it disappears
songdog at 2006-02-20 04:33 (UTC) ()
So I lied. I must answer this now. So:

2. Five For Fighting - 100 Years
6. Melanie - Brand New Key
7. Cheryl Wheeler - Music In My Room *loves*
9. Barry Manilow - Mandy
12. Bobby Goldsboro - Watching Scotty Grow
19. Bobby McFerrin - 23rd Psalm *loves, loves, loves*
20. Indigo Girls - Left Me A Fool
27. Jackson 5 - The Love You Save
33. Brewer & Shipley - One Toke Over The Line
42. Oliver - Good Morning, Starshine
46. (Roy Acuff, Pete & Arlo, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, among others) - Wabash Cannonball
48. Lay Down (Candles In The Rain) - Melanie
57. Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
60. Frank Sinatra - Come Fly Away
63. Ricky Nelson - Garden Party
70. Robert Palmer - Aeroplane
71. Kinks - Come Dancing
75. Michelle Shocked - Anchorage *loves*
81. Frank & Nancy Sinatra - Something Stupid
82. Neil Sedaka - Bad Blood
88. Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan - Tennessee Bird Walk
93. John Lennon (and Sir Elton) - Whatever Gets You Through The Night
94. Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear The Reaper
95. John Fogerty - Centerfield
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-02-20 17:55 (UTC) ()
I should give you double credit for #93. Because you're the only one who got both artists. *g*
i_am_a_hannah at 2006-02-21 03:09 (UTC) ()

12/105...Sad, but I'm 18.

13. The Rolling Stones - Memory Motel
16. Jimmy Eat World - The Middle
25. Sinead O'Connor - Last Day of Our Acquaintance
32. Ben Folds Five - Army
35. NOFX - Clams Have Feelings, Too
45. Dispatch - The General
49. NOFX - (I can't remember the name, but I know the song well)
72. Lynard Skynard - The Ballad of Curtis Lowe
76. Barenaked Ladies - One Week
78. Nirvana - Breed
89. Alanis Morrisette - Still
99. Elton John - Bitter Fingers
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-02-21 05:18 (UTC) ()

Re: 12/105...Sad, but I'm 18.

I'm 44 and giving lyrics to NOFX. Your point? :)
i_am_a_hannah at 2006-02-21 03:27 (UTC) ()


44. Sublime - Caress Me Down
my life's so common it disappears
songdog at 2006-02-21 03:29 (UTC) ()
100. Peter, Paul, and Mary - Home Is Where The Heart Is
i_am_a_hannah at 2006-02-21 06:05 (UTC) ()
My point IS that you've had 26 more years to hear the music.
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primroseburrows at 2006-02-21 12:48 (UTC) ()
True. Am elderly.
peacey at 2006-02-23 13:23 (UTC) ()
*hijacks journal*

With apologies to Prim, I am just so speechless at the moment, that I had to vent.

This is, I believe, perhaps the most assinine thing I have ever seen. This *so* doesn't make any sense! "Let's build up the middle class of another country and tear down ours! The folks in India can buy US made washing machines & pizza from US corporations! Wow! How great for the US economy!" Yeah, and US citizens can't afford them because they lost thier jobs to the folks in India! I don't blame the Indian people of course. Corporate greed is behind this pestilence. I am not a Bush hater or basher, but God give me strength! As one who stands a far-better-than-even chance of losing her job to this scourge, I am gobsmacked at the stupidity. Absolutely gobsmacked.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2006-02-23 19:05 (UTC) ()
Younger Indians are acquiring a taste for pizzas from Domino's, Pizza Hut,'' Bush said to laughs from the audience at a Washington hotel. ``Today, India's consumers associate American brands with quality and value, and this trade is creating opportunity at home.''

Yeah, and after they feast on all that "quality and value" (and don't forget preservative and fat)-laden fast food for years and years, they'll all be getting coronary artery disease and can make use of that other bastion of US industry, the AMA. Oh, and of course the pharmaceutical companies.

I'm not a Bush-hater, because I don't hate anyone. As for bashing, well. There's little NOT to bash with this guy, so I tend to bash, erm. Unabashedly.

I basically tend to start with the "head, meet desk" introductions right after starting articles with titles that begin with "Bush insists", "Bush says", "Bush states", or the never-popular Empirical "Bush Proclaims".

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