“Think as I think,” said a man, “or you are abominably wicked; you are a toad.” And after I thought of it, I said, “I will, then, be a toad.” ― Stephen Crane
This is a favorite song to practice to. And the whole time I thought it was from the 50's or something. Only 20 years off, other than that a fairly good guess. My favorite part is where he rapidly lists her fine attributes, the color of her ha-a-a-a-ir, her soft and cool voice, her clear and bright eyes, but she's not the-e-e-e-ere right there beside you. With you shaking your head disappointingly after all those fine physical attributes.Because he likes women for their minds. And all that is about her head and her facial features. He was careful not to say anything about her floppy norks and her big fat ass with thighs that make a scraping sound when she walks. None of her body features are mentioned. We actually don't know the color of her hair, her height, weight, stature, general shape, fitness, etc. It's a good song to practice for its straightforward descriptions and its tempo. It's wonderfully graphic. And repeat-y. I've practiced so much I can perform it like those Korean pop dancers, militaristically snappily frighteningly on point.
I love the song but it always makes me think of a woman I knew who married a guy with some serious mental issues... and no one told her. He eventually got worse, left her and their baby and started living on the street. And she realized that the illness he suffered wasn't new. His whole family knew about it. They were maybe hoping that she'd help him be normal but no one TOLD her. Knowing people I expect she'd have married him anyway, probably, but she'd have had more resources. She has a new husband who's great and two grown boys now.And that post about the girl who encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself made me think of this song, because I always think of the girl in the song, not as being dumb but as having no humanity.
Perfect... of course she was not there.
This is one of the great irresistible rock 'n roll melodies. I know, rock 'n roll and melody don't go together, but in this case they do. Plus, the way the tempo revs up is also irresistible. Did the Beatles ever do anything as good as this? Not certain.
Anybody heard from Deb?
Chip, your obsession with KPop will be your downfall. It's a horrid genre. HORRID!!!
Rabel, I heard from her when I went to Jersey the last time. She's taking care of her mom.
Love, love, love that song! If you crank it really loud, you can hear the singer's mouth making that wet sort of sound that mouths do -- it's right after he says "her" the first time. I hear it every time I listen to the song. Synova, there is a "zombies" tag if you like.
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