Tag Archives: 70s
Bobby is having fun being a rock star. Donna is having fun doing whatever that is that she’s doing. And I am having fun watching and listening.
There are people who will passionately argue that this is a song about heroin addiction, but Lou Reed always said it was about a lovely day in Central Park with his fiancée. Of course, that raises a number of questions, too. For some reason, the verse Just a perfect day You made me forget myself …
Chances are pretty good I first heard this song on AM radio; a half-inch mono speaker pressed to my ear. Full lyrics HERE.
Full lyrics HERE. That opening is just amazing. It almost seems like the vocals are fighting against the percussion, and losing, but then the other instruments join in…
Everything about this song just works: the harmonies, the drumming, the the story of heartbreak juxtaposed with the story of finding a slug. Full lyrics HERE.
Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right… Full lyrics at The Annotated Grateful Dead.
This song is stuck in my head. I suppose it could be considered a precursor to rap, but I don’t know that it was really influential; just fun. I like the way it opens with a deep breath. 😀
I need someone to show me Illumine my consciousness Remove the dark from in me And give me that which I have lost… The melody is so bouncy and playful that the richness of the lyrics sneaks up on you. It’s one of my favorites of his. Full lyrics HERE.