Tag Archives: 90s

Standing in the Doorway

Bob Dylan does not allow his albums to be streamed on YouTube, but he does allow fans to film and post his concerts. This track below, from his 1997 Time Out Of Mind album, is a wonderful song with pretty good audio quality– but you’re going to make yourself queasy if you try to watch …

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Intercession

“The idea that each of us can be directly spiritual is radical. Most religions are based not on teaching adherents to be directly spiritual, but in persuading them to trust in the intercession of ministers or priests. The problem with this approach is that we cannot gain access to spirituality except through the medium of …

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Stop!

And that reminded me of this:  Full lyrics HERE.

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But I’m Alive…

 Full lyrics HERE.

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Animal Rights

  Moby’s Animal Rights album was so poorly received that he almost left the music industry.  (He didn’t, of course, and rebounded with Play and 18.) The first time I played Animal Rights I hated it, but that was mostly on me.  I expected something different.  This album has some of his best lush, electronic …

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But I’d Rather Be With You…

Full lyrics HERE. Old Jerry had a much more expressive voice than Young Jerry. (And poor Phil looks like a sixth-grader in gym class in those oversized blue shorts.)

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Fearless When I’m With You…

There’s a lot of living in that voice. Full lyrics HERE.

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Closing Time

Leonard Cohen didn’t do a lot of happy, upbeat songs, but this one comes close: Full lyrics HERE.   Thematically, it’s very similar to this one: Full lyrics HERE.

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No wonder all my brothers and my sisters need a crutch…

Try not to smile.  😀 Full lyrics HERE.

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You’re going places I’ve been to…

When Bruce Springsteen heard John Prine was recording an album, he asked if he could sing on a track.  This was the perfect song to add him to.

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Anthem

My favorite line isn’t the one you probably think it is.  It’s, “Ring the bells that still can ring.” Full lyrics HERE.

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I tried to cram her back in my mouth…

The singer refers to herself in the third person, as “Seether,” when she loses control of her temper.  Once you know that, the lyrics fall into place. I can’t really explain my current fascination with 90s alt-rock.  Those weren’t the happiest days of my life.  Nevertheless, here we are. Full lyrics HERE.

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