Tag Archives: 80s

The Other End

 This song was cowritten by Elvis Costello and Aimee Mann, and they both used it on their respective albums.  You can hear Costello singing in the background of Mann’s version. Full lyrics HERE.

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Crimson, White, and Indigo

  A beautiful rendition of a beautiful song.  I love the interaction between Phil and Jerry (bass and guitar) at the end. Full lyrics available at The Annotated Grateful Dead, HERE.

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And forgetting the love we bring

This is Deadhead (and former Senator) Al Franken’s favorite version of Althea: Full lyrics HERE.

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Night Fever

I was surprised at how much I liked this! Full lyrics HERE.

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The Sun Will Shine If We Let It…

This was not a big hit (or even a small one) for Joe Cocker, but it’s one of my favorites; just a sweet, gentle love song: Full lyrics HERE.

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Are we the masqueraders?

Full lyrics HERE.

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Do you wonder?

Full lyrics HERE.

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Alliteration

When I was growing up the local pizza place, DeLios, had a jukebox, and I would always bring a few dimes to play this song. If I hadn’t told you it’s by ZZ Top you might think it’s a Bob Seger song. The vocal style is similar. (Of course, if you’re not Of A Certain …

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Brokedown Palace

Lyrically, I think this is one of the Grateful Dead’s very best.  You can read them HERE.

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Still searching for salvation…

One of the best duets of all time. Full lyrics HERE.

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Dropping all that

“Enlightenment is not something you achieve. It is the absence of something. All your life you have been going forward after something, pursuing some goal. Enlightenment is dropping all that.”  ~Charlotte Joko Beck And that reminded me of this: Full lyrics HERE.

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Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka puana

This song is absolutely beautiful and completely ridiculous. Full lyrics HERE.

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