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Music to my Ears

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I appears that the unfamiliarity with the song lyrics listed in the previous post was exceeded only by a combination of ambivalence and utter disdain for my taste in music.  Such is life–AND I MAKE NO APOLOGIES!! 🙂

The answers are listed in bold red following the lyrics (with the album title in parentheses).  (And please, people, expand a little bit and give some of these songs/ albums a try, huh?!)


  • Hot chili peppers in the blistering sun.  Dust on my face and my cape.’  ~ Bob Dylan, Romance in Durango (Desire)


  • ‘There’s a seabird above you, gliding in one place; like Jesus in the sky.’  ~ Jackson Browne, Rock Me On the Water (Saturate Before Using)


  • ‘Look around me.  I can see my life before me running rings around the way things used to be.’  ~ Crosby, Stills & Nash, Wasted On the Way (Daylight Again)


  • ‘Woke up this morning, smiled at the rising sun.  Three little birds, each by my doorstep.’  ~ Bob Marley, Three Little Birds (Exodus)


  • ‘A young cowboy named Billy Joe grew restless on the farm.’  ~ Johnny Cash, Don’t Take Your Guns to Town (Don’t Take Your Guns to Town)


  • ‘To me, he’s one of the heroes of this country.  So why is he all dressed up like those old men?’  ~ Jerry Jeff Walker, Desperados Waiting for a Train (Viva Terlingua!)


  • ‘Who did you say it was, brother?  Who was it fell by the way?  When whiskey and blood mixed together—did you hear anyone pray?’  ~ Nitty Gritty Dirt Band feat. Roy Acuff, Wreck On the Highway (Will the Circle Be Unbroken?)


  • ‘Yeah, Johnny Cash helped me get out of prison—long before Rodriguez stole that goat.’   ~ David Allen Coe, Longhaired Redneck (Longhaired Redneck)


  • ‘Sweet talking people done ran me outta town.  And I drank enough whiskey to float a battleship around.’  ~ Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gimme Back My Bullets (Gimme Back My Bullets)


  • ‘Almost busted in Laredo but for reasons that I’d rather not disclose.  But if you’re staying in a motel there make sure you don’t leave nothing in your clothes.’  ~ Willie Nelson, Me and Paul (Yesterday’s Wine)


  • ‘Clean this mess up, else we’ll all end up in jail.  Those test tubes and the scales—just get it all outta here.  Is there gas in the car?  Is there gas in the car?!!  (I think the people down the hall know who we are.)’  ~ Steely Dan, Kid Charlemagne (The Royal Scam)




  • ‘You have so much faith in me—you trust me anywhere.  But the reason (if they only knew) is that we just don’t care.’  ~ Merle Haggard, Just Between the Two of Us (Just Between the Two of Us)


  • ‘Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl but she doesn’t have a lot to say.  Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl but she changes from day to day.  I wanna tell her that I love her a lot but I gotta get a belly full of wine.  Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl, someday I’m gonna make her mine, oh yeah—someday I’m gonna make her mine.’  (That’s actually the entire song.)  ~ The Beatles, Her Majesty (Abbey Road)


  • ‘Well my time went so quickly; I went lickity-splitly out to my Ol’ 55.’  ~ The Eagles, Ol’ 55 (On the Border)


  • You know the story ’bout the jailhouse rock.  Go on and do it, but just don’t get caught.  They got ‘em all in the jailhouse, baby.’  ~ Waylon Jennings, Ain’t Living Long Like This (What Goes Around Comes Around)


  • ‘I’m a faithful follower of Brother John Birch, I belong to the Antioch Baptist Church and I ain’t even got a garage—you can call home and ask my wife!’  ~ Charlie Daniels Band, Uneasy Rider (Honey in the Rock)


  • ‘Then add the wedding bells, one house where lovers dwell, three little kids for the flavour.’ ~ Dean Martin, Memories Are Made of This (Memories Are Made of This)


  • ‘Well, I pray when I’m dead and the ages shall roll my body will blacken and turn into coal.  Then I’ll look from the gates of my heavenly home and pity the miner digging my bones.’  ~ Nitty Gritty Dirt Band feat. Merle Travis, Dark As a Dungeon (Will the Circle Be Unbroken?)


  • ‘Do you always trust the first, initial feeling?’  ~ Fleetwood Mac, Crystal (Fleetwood Mac)


  • ‘If anyone can help me, it’s me brother in the army—if I can find his station in Cork or in Killarney.’  ~ Whiskey in the Jar (Traditional Irish Ballad)


  • I was pushin’ through the crowd trying to get to where she’s at and I was campaign shouting like a Southern diplomat.’  ~ Chuck Berry, Nadine


  • ‘Pick up your gear and, gypsie roll on—roll on.’  ~ Allman Brothers, Melissa (Eat a Peach)


  • ‘They say, “Hey, you’re from down South and when you open your mouth you always seem to put your foot there.”’  ~ Gary P. Nunn, London Homesick Blues (Home with the Armadillo) 




  • ‘Oh, I’d love to spit some Beechnut in that dude’s eye and shoot him with my ol’ .45.’   ~ Hank Williams, Jr., A Country Boy Can Survive (The Pressure Is On)


  • ‘Well, you can call them country and they don’t care and if you don’t like the way they wear their hair you can take your likes and shove ‘em on up the line.  People in Texas don’t care if the sun don’t shine.’  ~ Charlie Daniels Band, Texas (Nightrider)


  • Update: I had to add this honourable mention that I just remembered:  ‘Sitting on a mountain looking at the sun.  Plastic majestic lobster telephone.’   ~ The Cult, Aphrodisiac Jacket (Electric)



Written by ninepoundhammer

January 31, 2009 at 10:09 am

Posted in Music

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  1. i think I have heard maybe three of those.


    February 1, 2009 at 8:35 pm

  2. Well, you need to get with it, sir! As the only other person I know besides me who likes New Order–I expected much more from you!


    February 2, 2009 at 9:54 am

  3. I definately know both the Eagles song and the Cash song. I have heard a handful of the rest of them.


    February 2, 2009 at 10:04 am

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