Friday, July 01, 2005

Lyrical

Quote of the Day: “Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings.” ~Ed Gardner
“Music is essentially useless, as life is: but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions.” ~George Santayana

Song of the Day: “Queen of Hearts” Juice Newton

State of mind: hectic.

Date: July 1, 2005

I love lyrics. One of my favorite things in the world is learning all the words to whatever song I am fancied with at the moment. Last night I was watching Baby Hit Me One More Time (which is a phrase I cannot hear without hearing Britney Spears’s voice… damn her) and on the show was Juice Newton singing her early 80’s hit “Queen of Hearts,” which is the first song I ever learned all the words too; a fact of which I am still proud of to this day. She sings quite a few bits pretty darn fast too and I was only 8 when I memorized them. The fact that I frequently memorize lyrics probably also explains why I don’t have much room in my head for stuff I actually need...
Way back in High School my… hmm… obsession for lyrics got me both good and bad attention. Fellow classmates marveled when I had put all the words to “Stairway to Heaven” on my art portfolio and once I got called to the guidance counselor’s office because of lyrics to Metallica’s “One” made my trig teacher think I was going to off myself. I hadn’t finished the words, so I can understand how they might be a bit misleading. But it took me at least an hour to convince them the song was about a soldier getting all his bits blown off and not my desire to be dead. “But why this song?” she kept asking. It was the last one I heard before class! She was skeptical, but since I am still around we know who was wrong, don’t we?
Bands and artists that I think have really cool lyrics include: Tool, The Who, R.E.M, Matchbox 20, & Fiona Apple, just to name a few.

Also, I am such a dork. I didn’t realize that the 4th was this Monday and didn’t realize that I get a 3-day weekend! Come Monday, I might have driven to work wondering why there were so few cars on the road and then gotten supremely pissed when I got here and found the place all locked up!

My mother sent me these images via e-mail. So, if you think your job sucks...
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I might have to take one of those jobs if this article correct. Uh oh!


Angel quote of the day:
Wesley: I've been accused of a great many things in my time. But paranoid has never been one of them. Unless people have been saying it behind my back.

Happy Fourth of July!!

8 comments:

Henry said...

Didn't the Guidance Counselor kill himself?

John said...
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NYPinTA said...

Lovely.
Should I change it from 'bits' to 'appendages' then?

NYPinTA said...

Hey! John, where did the song go?

John said...

I was confused about the your use of the word "bits" because I read the lyrics and didn't see anything about the war leaving him a eunuch.

There is a song called "Half A Man" by Stephen Lynch that could have also been titled "One":

All my days
I live with my disgrace
I’m afraid to show my face
Or at least take off my underwear

See I was born
Like a half-way neutered pet
I don’t have a matching set
It’s a part of me
That just aint there
Please, don’t stare

Well I’m a gambling man with out two dice
I’m like Uncle Ben with only one grain of rice
Oh to have two testes would be so nice
But I’m half a man
Yeah, I’m half a man

Wanna die
end it all, just call it quits
I can’t find a cup that fits
And at baseball games I feel so dumb
When I hear “ball one”

Oh, my God
How could you have been so cruel
To give me one family jewel
And the one that’s there must feel so sad
He’s a lonely nad

Well I’m a marathon runner with just one leg
I’m a fallopian tube with just one egg
Oh, I want another teste
Do I have to beg?
I’m half a man

Well I’m a Tweedle Dee with no Tweedle Dum
And I’m a Siskel and an Ebert with just one thumb
And I’m a Yo Ho Ho with no bottle of rum
I’m just half a man
Yeah, I’m half a man

John said...

" Hey! John, where did the song go?"

The place I pulled the lyrics from incorrectly had "man" in place of "nad."

Seriously, as I was reading this, I kept thinking back to wonder how I could have missed the part about the guy's nuts getting blown off, or at least one of them. (hence the name of the song.) I guess I'm just deranged. I'm cool with that.

NYPinTA said...

" I could have missed the part about the guy's nuts getting blown off, or at least one of them. (hence the name of the song.)"

hahahahahahahahahahahaha!

trinamick said...

The first song I ever learned all the words to was The Devil Went Down to Georgia. My mother was so thrilled.