Tag Archives: 70s
“He walked slowly down the center aisle, and not wanting to open the door until the very last minute for fear of losing the precious heat, he walked to the window at the left of the door and stepped without expectation into one of those moments that is suspended between time and space and lingers …
Two songs about trysts gone horribly wrong: Full lyrics HERE. Full lyrics HERE.
The song was written by long-time Fats Domino collaborator Dave Bartholomew in 1955. It has been recorded many times since by many different singers, but this version by Dave Edmunds from 1970 is my favorite. Full lyrics HERE. (I like the way he rhymed “ago” and “door.”)
Mona brought this song to my attention, and I’m glad she did. I had seriously underestimated the range and power of Glen Campbell’s voice! Full lyrics HERE.
This was one of the first songs where I really noticed the lyrics. A dance with no steps, a song with no melody, a story with no moral; it’s about removing boundries and living a life that’s free. Full lyrics HERE. (If you’ve followed this blog a while, you’ve probably seen me post this song …
Full lyrics HERE.
There is something about this I find very appealing. There are 216 dice in this project, 136 of which are visible. The dice in the middle and on the bottom might be placed haphazardly and we’d never know, but I can’t imagine the artist would cut corners like that.
When I was a kid, listening to this song on a mono AM radio with a half-inch speaker pressed tightly to my ear, I thought this was a song about a white horse– but it turns out he wasn’t saying “Palomino Blanca.” Full lyrics HERE.