Category Archives: Songs and lyrics

My New All-Favourite Song: ‘Runaway’ by Aurora

I first heard a part of this song in the season finale of “The Following” and I fell in love with it.

“Runaway”

I was listening to the ocean
I saw a face in the sand
But when I picked it up
Then it vanished away from my hands (Darling)
I had a dream I was seven
Climbing my way in a tree
I saw a piece of heaven
Waiting, impatient, for me (Darling)

And I was running far away
Would I run off the world someday?
Nobody knows, nobody knows
And I was dancing in the rain
I felt alive and I can’t complain
But now take me home
Take me home where I belong
I can’t take it anymore

I was painting a picture
The picture was a painting of you
And for a moment I thought you were here
But then again, it wasn’t true (Darling)
And all this time I have been lying
Oh, lying in secret to myself
I’ve been putting sorrow on the farest place on my shelf (La-di-da!)

And I was running far away
Would I run off the world someday?
Nobody knows, nobody knows
And I was dancing in the rain
I felt alive and I can’t complain
But now take me home
Take me home where I belong
I got no other place to go
Now take me home
Take me home where I belong
I got no other place to go
Now take me home
Take me home where I belong
I can’t take it anymore

But I kept running for a soft place to fall
And I kept running for a soft place to fall
And I kept running for a soft place to fall
And I kept running for a soft place to fall

And I was running far away
Would I run off the world someday?
But now take me home
Take me home where I belong
I got no other place to go
Now take me home
Take me home where I belong
I got no other place to go

Now take me home, home where I belong
Now take me home, home where I belong
Now take me home, home where I belong
Now take me home, home where I belong

I can’t take it anymore…

Aurora Aksnes is a Norwegian songstress with an amazing powerful voice. And to think she is just 19 years old!
Here is something interesting that I just found:
Runaway This almost reminds me of the “Dictionary of Obscure sorrows”.
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Dada poems with song lyrics

I wanted to do this for quite some time. So last week I went through all my playlists and wrote down my favourtie songs. While I was doing this I listened to some of these songs that I listen to most – I circled these. Whenever I finished listening to a song I chose the song with the most plays in the playlist I was busy with then. This is what I came up with:

Not like me

Naked

House of wolves

“Klein Tambotieboom”

I’m going under

A soft place to fall. – (29 Jan 2015)

The funny thing is – I noticed that some of the songs’ lyrics actually work well together:

“It’s not like me to let it show, but I think I’m in love with you”

“I’m naked around you. Does it show?”

I’m going under. falling in you. I’m falling forever. I got to break through”

“You’re the one that taught me after all. How to find a soft place to fall.

Here’s another one:

Title: Loose Lips

Numb

Here comes the next contestant

After all this time

I love the way you lie

All I do is dream of you

The best day. – (30 Jan 2015)

Same one, just revised:

Loose Lips

I’ve become so numb

Here comes the next contestant

After all this time

I realized I love the way you lie

All I do is dream of you

I had the best day with you, today.

Can you guess the songs and artists? Some of them are not that hard. 

Ich Will – I Want – Ek Wil

I wanted to do this for quite some time, but I kind of forgotten about it. German, English and Afrikaans look and sound somewhat similar (except German and English tenses are pretty much fucked up) so I decided I’m going to post an English and Afrikaans translation of Rammstein’s “Ich Will” song:

German

Ich will, ich will,
Ich will, ich will,
Ich will, ich will, ich will

Ich will, ich will,
Ich will, ich will

Ich will, ich will dass ihr mir vertraut
Ich will, ich will dass ihr mir glaubt
Ich will, ich will eure Blicke spüren
Ich will jeden Herzschlag kontrollieren

Ich will, ich will eure Stimmen hören
Ich will, ich will die Ruhe stören
Ich will, ich will dass ihr mich gut seht
Ich will, ich will dass ihr mich versteht

Ich will, ich will eure Phantasie
Ich will, ich will eure Energie
Ich will, ich will eure Hände sehen
Ich will in Beifall untergehen

Seht ihr mich?
Versteht ihr mich?
Fühlt ihr mich?
Hört ihr mich?

Könnt ihr mich hören? Wir hören dich!
Könnt ihr mich sehen? Wir sehen dich!
Könnt ihr mich fühlen? Wir fühlen dich!
Ich versteh euch nicht

Könnt ihr mich hören? Wir hören dich!
Könnt ihr mich sehen? Wir sehen dich!
Könnt ihr mich fühlen? Wir fühlen dich!
Ich versteh euch nicht

Ich will, ich will,
Ich will, ich will

Wir wollen, dass ihr uns vertraut
Wir wollen, dass ihr uns alles glaubt
Wir wollen eure Hände sehen
Wir wollen in Beifall untergehen – Ja…

Könnt ihr mich hören? Wir hören dich!
Könnt ihr mich sehen? Wir sehen dich!
Könnt ihr mich fühlen? Wir fühlen dich!
Ich versteh euch nicht

Könnt ihr uns hören? Wir hören euch!
Könnt ihr uns sehen? Wir sehen euch!
Könnt ihr uns fühlen? Wir fühlen euch!
Wir verstehen euch nicht

Ich will, ich will.

 

English

I want

I want you to trust me
I want you to believe me
I want to feel your eyes
I want to control every heartbeat

I want to hear your voices
I want to disturb the peace
I want you to see me well
I want you to understand me

I want your fantasy
I want your energy
I want to see your hands
I want to go down in applause

Do you see me?
Do you understand me?
Do you feel me?
Do you hear me?
Can you hear me?
We hear you
Can you see me?
We see you
Can you feel me?
We feel you
I don’t understand you

I want

We want you to trust us
We want you to believe everything from us
We want to see your hands
We want to go down in applause – yeah

Can you hear me?
We hear you
Can you see me?
We see you
Can you feel me?
We feel you
I don’t understand you

Can you hear us?
We hear you
Can you see us?
We see you
Can you feel us?
We feel you
We don’t understand you

I want

 

Afrikaans

Ek wil

 

Ek wil hê jy moet my vertrou

Ek wil hê dat jy my glo

Ek wil jou oë (op my) voel

Ek wil elke hartklop beheer

 

Ek wil julle stemme hoor

Ek wil die vrede versteur

Ek wil hê julle moet my mooi sien

Ek wil hê julle moet my verstaan.

 

Ek wil jou fantasie hê

Ek wil jou energie hê

Ek wil julle hande sien

Ek wil hê julle moet omgaan in applous*

 

Sien jy my?

Verstaan jy my?

Voel jy my?

Hoor jy my?

 

Kan julle my hoor?

Ons hoor jou.

Kan julle my sien?

Ons sien jou

Kan julle my voel?

Ons voel jou

Ek verstaan julle nie.

 

Ek wil

 

Ons wil hê jy moet ons vertrou

Ons wil hê jy moet alles van ons glo

Ons wil jou hande sien

Ons wil oorgaan in applous – ja

 

Kan julle my hoor?

Ons hoor jou

Kan julle my sien?

Ons sien jou.

Kan julle my voel?

Ons voel jou

Ek verstaan julle nie.

 

Kan jy ons hoor?

ons hoor jou

Kan jy ons sien?

Ons sien jou.

Kan jy ons voel?

Ons voel jou

Ons verstaan jou nie.

 

Ek wil.

*I had some trouble with this line. Just remember this is a very rough translation

Tribute to all those that have passed on

I absolutely love this song. Most of you will remember it at the end of “The Breakfast Club” movie.

I found out today that a friend in our group died yesterday. Even though I didn’t know him that well I want to bring tribute to him and everyone that have passed on so far.

breakfast club fist pump

“Don’t You (Forget About Me)” – Simple Minds

Hey, hey, hey ,hey
Ohhh…

Won’t you come see about me?
I’ll be alone, dancing you know it baby

Tell me your troubles and doubts
Giving me everything inside and out and
Love’s strange so real in the dark
Think of the tender things that we were working on

Slow change may pull us apart
When the light gets into your heart, baby

Don’t You Forget About Me
Don’t Don’t Don’t Don’t
Don’t You Forget About Me

Will you stand above me?
Look my way, never love me
Rain keeps falling, rain keeps falling
Down, down, down

Will you recognise me?
Call my name or walk on by
Rain keeps falling, rain keeps falling
Down, down, down, down

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Ohhhh…..

Don’t you try to pretend
It’s my feeling we’ll win in the end
I won’t harm you or touch your defenses
Vanity and security

Don’t you forget about me
I’ll be alone, dancing you know it baby
Going to take you apart
I’ll put us back together at heart, baby

Don’t You Forget About Me
Don’t Don’t Don’t Don’t
Don’t You Forget About Me

As you walk on by
Will you call my name?
As you walk on by
Will you call my name?
When you walk away

Or will you walk away?
Will you walk on by?
Come on – call my name
Will you call my name?

I say:
La la la…

What does the fox say?

This song is so ridiculously brilliant, because it makes you cringe with how stupid it really is and yet it is the top rated viral video of 2013 on Youtube.

“The Fox”

Dog goes woof, cat goes meow.
Bird goes tweet, and mouse goes squeak.
Cow goes moo. Frog goes croak, and the elephant goes toot.
Ducks say quack and fish go blub, and the seal goes OW OW OW.
But there’s one sound that no one knows…
WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
WHAT THE FOX SAY?
Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
WHAT THE FOX SAY?
Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
WHAT THE FOX SAY?
Joff-tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
Joff-tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
Joff-tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
WHAT THE FOX SAY?

Big blue eyes, pointy nose, chasing mice, and digging holes.
Tiny paws, up the hill, suddenly you’re standing still.
Your fur is red, so beautiful, like an angel in disguise.
But if you meet a friendly horse, will you communicate by mo-o-o-o-orse, mo-o-o-o-orse, mo-o-o-o-orse?
How will you speak to that h-o-o-orse, h-o-o-orse, h-o-o-orse?
WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?!

Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
WHAT THE FOX SAY?
Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
WHAT THE FOX SAY?
A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
WHAT THE FOX SAY?
A-oo-oo-oo-ooo!
Woo-oo-oo-ooo!
WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?!

The secret of the fox, ancient mystery.
Somewhere deep in the woods, I know you’re hiding.
What is your sound? Will we ever know?
Will always be a mystery what do you say?

You’re my guardian angel hiding in the woods.
What is your sound? (A-bubu-duh-bubu-dwee-dum a-bubu-duh-bubu-dwee-dum)
Will we ever know? (A-bubu-duh-bubu-dwee-dum)
I want to, I want to, I want to know! (A-bubu-duh-bubu-dwee-dum)
(Bay-buh-day bum-bum bay-dum)

If there weren’t lyrics at the bottom of the video, the lyrics would have been misheard as “What does the fuck say?”

The video is so hilarious, because the brothers sing with such earnest facial expressions. The grandpa reading a story and mimicking the sounds is also a nice touch. And who can’t join in with “m-o-o-o-orse” and “h-o-o-o-orse”?

“The Fox” is an electronic dance song by the Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis. It was originally produced as an ‘anti-hit’ and uploaded on Youtube as a teaser, but has ironically and accidently gone viral.

The song was meant to be funny and a satirical to pop music.

The Norwegian brothers, Bard and Vegard Ylvisaker, have a Norwegian talk show “Tonight with Ylvis”.

According to Evan Sawdey of Pop Matters the “concept is so stupid it’s smart”.

What the brothers have to say about their creation:

Bard: [It’s] “a stupid thing”.

Vegard: [What] “a lot of people don’t understand [is] that this is comedy first and music second.

Both brothers: The song is “a genuine wonder of what the fox say, because we didn’t know.”

If you haven’t seen it yet or just want to laugh at it again, follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jofNR_WkoCE

One last thought: What does the fox REALLY  say and why don’t we have a sound word for a fox?

According to one internet source the animal sound word(s) for a fox are: bark, yelp and/or simper. But what does a bark sound like? What does a yelp sound like? What does a simper sound like?

It’s not like a dove that really sounds like “coo” or lambs that go “baa”.

Anyway, “What does the fox say?” is now a very successful children’s book and is also the brain child of the brothers.

I’m SO in love with this song! (3)

The first time I’ve heard this song is at the end of the 2nd last episode of Nikita series 3.

The Devil Within – Digital Daggers

I will keep quiet you won’t even know I’m here.

You won’t suspect a thing you won’t see me in the mirror.

But I crept into your heart you can’t make me disappear.

‘Till I make you.

 

I made myself at home in the cobwebs and the lies

I’m learning all your tricks I can hurt you from inside.

I’ve made myself a promise you would never see me cry.

‘Till I make you.

 

Chorus

You’ll never know what hit you

won’t see me closing in

I’m gonna make you suffer

this hell you put me in. I’m underneath your skin.

The devil within.

You’ll never know what hit you.

 

I will be here when you think you’re all alone.

Seeping through the cracks I’m the poison in your bones.

My love is your disease. I won’t let it set you free.

‘Till I break you.

 

Chorus

 

I tried to be the lover to your nightmare

Look what you’ve made of me!

Now I’m a heavy burden that you can’t bear.

Look what you’ve made of me! x2

I’ll make you see

 

Chorus

The devil within

You’ll never know what hit you.

I’m SO in love with this song! (2)

NOT LIKE ME – HOLLY AND THE WOODS

VERSE:

Waking up next to you, waking up feels good
I never knew that it could, but now I know that it should

Waking up every day, waking up in this way
I really hope that you’ll stay, I really need you to stay

 

CHORUS:
But it’s not like me just to let it show, but I think I’m in love with you 
And It’s not like me just to let it show, but I think I’m in love

 

VERSE:
What a way to escape, what a way to let go
Kissing you softly, oh, all inhibition has flown.

And I’ll tell myself that I’ll sell myself, for every moment with you
What will this weakness lead too?

 

CHORUS:
It’s not like me just to let it show, but I think I’m in love with you 
And it’s not like me just to let me go, but I think I’m in love with you
And I won’t give you up, I won’t let you go, because I know what I want
And it’s not like me just to let it show, but I think I’m in love.

 

BRIDGE:
Now that I got you here, what are we supposed to do
Now that I got you here, what are we supposed to do
Cause I won’t give you up and I won’t let you go
I won’t give you up and I won’t let you go
I will never give you up and I will never let you go
I will never never never never let you go

 

CHORUS:
It’s not like me just to let it show, but I think I’m in love with you 
And It’s not like me just to let me go, but I think I’m in love with you
And I won’t give you up, I won’t let you go, because I know what I want
And it’s not like me, it’s not like me

Cause I won’t give you up, won’t let you go, because I know what I want
I won’t give you up, won’t let you go, because I know it’s you I want
I won’t give you up, won’t let you go…

OUTRO:
Cause I know I’m in love… I know I’m in love with you. I’m in love with you.

 

I’m SO in love with this song! (1)

I love this song’s lyrics and folksy melody:

 

NOMAD – LARA FRANCES

What is the last question you asked yourself?

And what is it you see before you open your eyes?

And what is it that defines a free man?

What is that caused your misconceptions?

 

Bridge

And they have fought many perils worse than yours.

The monsters they come in, they come in at night.

Chorus

And what can you do?

‘Cause you’re just a nomad passing through

the cold will haunt you

until it becomes your companion.

 

What is most important you have left to say?

If it is the last thing to save you from these mistakes.

You’re like the bird whose call is set to heralds rain.

Impervious to it like the self you try to find.

 

Bridge

And they have fought many perils worse than yours.

The monsters won’t come in if you send them on their way.

Chorus x2

 

 

 

Almost Awesome Educational Songs

Nations Of The World lyrics

 

United States, Canada,Mexico, Panama,
Haiti, Jamaica, Peru;
Republic Dominican,Cuba, Carribean,

Greenland, El Salvador too.

Puerto Rico, Columbia,Venezuela,
Honduras, Guyana, and still;
Guatemala, Bolivia,then Argentina,
and Ecuador, Chile, Brazil.

Costa Rica, Belize, Nicaragua, Bermuda,
Bahamas, Tobago, San Juan;
Paraguay, Uruguay,Suriname,

And French Guiana, Barbados, and Guam.

Norway, and Sweden, and Iceland, and Finland,
and Germany now one piece;
Switzerland, Austria, Czechoslovakia,
Italy, Turkey, and Greece.

Poland, Romania, Scotland, Albania,

Ireland, Russia, Oman;

Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia,Hungary,
Cyprus, Iraq, and Iran.

There’s Syria, Lebanon,Israel, Jordan,
both Yemens, Kuwait, and Bahrain,
the Netherlands, Luxembourg,Belgium, and Portugal,
France, England, Denmark, and Spain.

India, Pakistan,Burma, Afghanistan,
Thailand, Nepal, and Bhutan;
Kampuchea, Malaysia,then Bangladesh (Asia),
and China, Korea, Japan.

Mongolia, Laos, and Tibet, Indonesia,
the Philippine Islands, Taiwan;
Sri Lanka, New Guinea, Sumatra, New Zealand,
then Borneo, and Vietnam.

Tunisia, Morocco,Uganda, Angola,
Zimbabwe, Djibouti, Botswana;
Mozambique, Zambia, Swaziland, Gambia,”
Guinea, Algeria, Ghana.

Burundi, Lesotho,and Malawi, Togo,
The Spanish Sahara is gone;
Niger, Nigeria, Chad, and Liberia,
Egypt, Benin, and Gabon.
Tanzania, Somalia,Kenya, and Mali,
Sierra Leone, and Algiers;
Dahomey, Namibia, Senegal, Libya,
Cameroon, Congo, Zaire.
Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar,
Rwanda, Mahyore and Cayman
Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi,Qatar, Yugoslavia,
Crete, Mauritania,
then Transylvania,
Monaco, Liechtenstein,
Malta, and Palestine,
Fiji, Australia, Sudan!

This song would have been awesome if it had all the nations in the world and not so much errors:

  • The following countries are omitted: Singapore, South Africa, Armenia, San Marino, Lithuania, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Georgia and Wales. Apparently Burkina Faso is also not featured.
  • San Juan is not really a nation but the capital of Puerto Rico which isn’t a nation either – it’s a US dependency
  • Caribbean and Asia are not nations but the name of a sea and a continent
  • Tibet is not a country but is considered part of China. Although… they really don’t want to be. Just ask the Dalai Lama. (I’ll let this error pass)

Changes:

  • Zaire is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sudan is no longer united: it split into Sudan and South Sudan.
  • Czechoslovakia is no longer an united country split into Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • Korea is still devideded between North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – huh! What’s so democratic about them?) and South Korea (the Republic of Korea)

The Song featured in the second episode of Animaniacs. In the song, Yakko Warner name all the (as of 1992-1993) nations of the world to the tune of the “Mexican Hat Dance”. A clip of the sing-along version of this song has been viewed more than six millon times on Youtube. Rob Paulsen, the voice of Yakko.

The song was written by Randy Rogel a writer from Batman: The Animated Series, whose son was studying geography. When he saw that “United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama” all rhymed, he got to work on the lyrics and sent the song to Animaniacs.

 

Here’s another one from the Animaniacs-series:

Wakko’s America lyrics

WAKKO’S AMERICA (Episode 21)
Music traditional (Turkey in the Straw). Lyrics by Randy Rogel.

Wakko:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Indianapolis, Indiana
And Columbus is the capital of Ohio
There’s Montgomery, Alabama, south of Helena, Montana
Then there’s Denver, Colorado, under Boise, Idaho.

Texas has Austin, then we go north
To Massachusetts’ Boston, and Albany, New York
Tallahassee, Florida, and Washington, D.C.
Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Nashville, Tennessee.

Elvis used to hang out there a lot, ya know.

Trenton’s in New Jersey, north of Jefferson, Missouri
You’ve got Richmond in Virginia; South Dakota has Pierre
Harrisburg’s in Pennsylvania and Augusta’s up in Maine
And here is Providence, Rhode Island, next to Dover, Delaware.

Concord, New Hampshire, just a quick jaunt
To Montpelier, which is up in Vermont
Hartford’s in Connecticut, so pretty in the fall
And Kansas has Topeka; Minnesota has St Paul.

Juneau’s in Alaska and there’s Lincoln in Nebraska
And it’s Raleigh out in North Carolina and then
There’s Madison, Wisconsin, and Olympia in Washington
Phoenix, Arizona, and Lansing, Michigan.

Here’s Honolulu; Hawaii’s a joy
Jackson, Mississippi, and Springfield, Illinois
South Carolina with Columbia down the way
And Annapolis in Maryland on Chesapeake Bay.

They have wonderful clam chowder.

Cheyenne is in Wyomin’ and perhaps you make your home in
Salt Lake City out in Utah, where the Buffalo roam
Atlanta’s down in Georgia, and there’s Bismarck, North Dakota
And you can live in Frankfort in your old Kentucky home.

Salem in Oregon; from there we join
Little Rock in Arkansas; Iowa’s got Des Moines
Sacramento, California; Oklahoma and its city
Charleston, West Virginia, and Nevada, Carson City.

That’s all the capitals there are!

 

School would have been so much cooler if we were taught that. Alas no! But it does make for an awesome resource for pub quizzes!

Song meaning: Let it all hang out – The Hombres

When at first I heard this song, I didn’t really think about the meaning of the song. But the more I listened to it, I wanted to know how the band came up with this nonsensical song.

I googled it and found this source:

http://www.markprindle.com/mcewen-i.htm

Mark Prindle is a guy who interviewed Gary McEwen, the guitarist and songwriter of The Hombres.

The Hombres is a Memphis, TN Rock and Roll quartet that became famous during 1966-67 with their fluke single: Let it all hang out.

The song begins with Johnny Hunter (who played the drums) saying a line:

“I preach, my dear friends, you are about to receive on John Barleycorn, nicotine and the temptations of Eve…”

He got the line from some album.

Then BB Cunningham blows into a mike, the sound resembling a fart.

PBBLBLBLLLH!

The song was a spoof on Bob Dylan. It was to out-Dylan Dylan.

You know, `cuz people’d say, “Why don’t you come up with something different?” And I thought, “Well, if DYLAN can get away with that crap, WE’LL do it. And it’ll be so nonsensical, NOBODY will be able to figure it out!” – McEwen.

The story behind the title:

So we were driving down the highway. We were doing about 80 miles an hour in a Cadillac with a trailer on the back. Which is always a lot of fun. It’s just constantly vibrating back and forth. And we’d reached a point – this was like right at dawn – I mean, we’re talking about when the coffee in your mouth has just really gone bad, you know, kinda bad breath. And you’re tired. You’re just fatigued. You’ve been traveling hours upon hours in the back seat. And all of a sudden – you know, Jerry’s doing the driving. And all of a sudden, he puts on the brakes and everybody leans forward Like “What in the world are ya doin’, man?” And Johnny says, “It’s a chicken wreck!” “It’s a what?” He says, “It’s a chicken wreck!” And I looked up over the seat, and there were dead chickens all over the road. Some truck that had been filled with a whole bunch of cages full of chickens had jack-knifed or did something. And he was all over the road. And there were dead chickens and there were live chickens and there were chickens on the barbed wire. And the live chickens were picking on the dead chickens. And all this is going on, and BB is sitting over there in the left rear, and he just kinda opens up the door and begins falling out the door. You know, just kinda like sliding right out. And he says, “Well, let it all hang out!” And I broke up. I mean, it just – you ever had one of those times when you’re just so tired and fatigued, somebody says some kinda stupid joke or something, and you laugh your head off until you cry? That’s what happened to me. I just said, “‘Let it all hang out’? Where in the hell did you ever come up with that?” He said, “Oh, it’s just something we used to say when I was in the Air Force.”

And so the next night, we’re in Pasadena and we’re getting ready to write this song. Now, we don’t have any material to record.

And as we were sitting in that motel room, he’s trying to shave. The water isn’t workin’ half the time. And so we started picking up things. I said, “Just tell me something. What’s the craziest thing you can think of right now, off the top of your head? Just tell me.” And he says, “I don’t know, I can’t think of anything – HOT DOG!” I said, “What’s the matter?” He says, My razor broke.” I said, “Okay, I’ll go with that!” (laughs)

He was talking about his Track II razor – that thing fell apart! He says, “Hot dog!,” you know? “My razor broke.” And see – oh no no no, I know what it was. I said, alright, I asked him, I said, “What’s the first thing -” That wasn’t the first thing though. The first thing – I said, “What’s the first thing you can think of?” and he says, “No parking by the sewer sign.”

Just out of nowhere?

And I said, “What!? Are you – What in the heck brought that on?” And he says, “I’ve never seen a sign that says `Sewer.’ Have you?” And I go, “Well, I’ve seen Stop signs.” And he says, “Well, you ever seen a `Sewer’ sign?” “Come to think about it, no!”

So it was No parking by the sewer sign/Hot dog, my razor broke.” And here he is, trying to rinse off this razor with this water, and I said, “Well, how about water dripping UP a spout?” There’s the water pouring down, and I said, “Why wouldn’t this spout reverse? Water dripping up a spout? That rhymes with out! I don’t care, let it all hang out!” So there’s where the first verse came from.

I’m thinking about the idea of what about if a guy were walking upside-down on the ceiling, you know? And then we just started thinking just crazy things, like Hanging from a pine tree by my knees.” Man, you can’t hang from a pine tree! Can ya? What would happen if you tried to hang from a pine tree? You’d fall on your head! Sun shining through the shade.” Well, how does sun shine through shade? I mean, shade is shade. It don’t shine through it, not really. Just stupid crap like that. And here, the third line, Nobody knows what it’s all about. It’s too much man, let it all hang out.”

“Saw a man walking upside down.” BB goes over and tries to turn on the television set, and the darn thing wouldn’t work. You know, My TV’s on the blink.” “Made Galileo look like a Boy Scout.”

Yeah, what does that mean?

That came from an album from a guy named Brother Dave Gardner.

Well then, if I would throw out a line like that, I would understand it, but nobody else would. We took the unfinished song to the studio that next day where Jerry and Johnny added more verses to it such as “Sleep all day, drive all night.” You would usually say, “My brain is numb.” Well, we said Brain my numb.” “Can’t stop now” – in other words, we couldn’t stop. We’d been up all night, we’d been sleeping during the daytime – my brain is just numb. We’re just fatigued. Brain my numb, can’t stop now. For sure ain’t no doubt. Keep an open mind – let it all hang out.”

“It’s rainin’ inside a big brown moon.”

Where’d that come from?

Well, let me ask you something. You ever mooned anybody? You ever stuck your butt out the window? Well, Johnny come up with that one. And you know what it would mean if you said it was a BROWN moon. Now there was a phrase going on at that time, during that era – now we said this line, “How does that mess your baby up, leg?” – everybody would say, “How does that mess your mind up, Jack?” And so after a while, if you’re four guys together, you get to where you start inverting things, like “How’s that mess your leg up, baby?” “How’s that mess your baby up, leg?” “How’s that mess your mind-” You see, just stupid crap. It’s stuff you’re doing at the supper table or in the Holiday Inn room. “Well, how’s that mess your baby up, leg?”

“Eating a Reuben-“

“-sandwich with sauerkraut.” I think one of the guys ordered a Reuben sandwich one time just `cause it was on the menu. I took a bite of it; it was horrible. At least, I didn’t like it. But that’s just something, you know, we found it on the – see, we stayed in every Holiday Inn, so we knew the menus pretty good. “Don’t stop now baby/Let it all hang out.”

So that’s what we did. And BB just talks funny. I don’t know – a lot of people seem to think that it was some kind of Texas drawl or something. Naw! This boy just talks that way! (laughs) Huey was down the hall on the phone the whole time we were recording. So, after he got off the phone, he came to hear what we had done. When he heard it, he said, “That @!X#** is a monster!”

 

That’s awesome! This is what legends are made of, I reckon!