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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

You'd Sing Too

You'd sing too
if you found yourself
in a place like this
You wouldn't worry about
whether you were as good
as Ray Charles or Edith Piaf
You'd sing
You'd sing
not for yourself
but to make a self
out of the old food
rotting in the astral bowel
and the loveless thud
of your own breathing
You'd become a singer
faster than it takes
to hate a rival's charm
and you'd sing, darling
you'd sing too

Leonard Cohen, Book of Longing

Leonard's a genius. I nearly made it through half of this book the other night in about an hour. I can't wait to read it again.

Five Favorite Songs of the Day

Desolation Row-Bob Dylan, Clarkston, MI

My first show, my favorite song. Good stuff.

yes I recieved your letter yesterday
about the time the doorknob broke
when you asked me how I was doing
was that some kind of joke?
all these people that you mentioned
I know them, they're quite lame
I had to rearrange their faces
and give them all another name
right now I can't read too good
don't send me no more letters, no!
not unless you mail them from
Desolation Row

Five Hearts Breaking-Alejandro Escovedo, Austin Texas 2004

Dear Head on the Wall-Alejandro Escovedo, Austin Texas 2004

This House-Kevin Davis

Tangled Up in Blue-Bob Dylan, Toronto 2004

Happy election day, friends, cast your vote for the carpenter!



Anonymous said...

"Happy election day, friends, cast your vote for the carpenter!"

That got me right "there". :) Well said.

Christie said...

So, I got one. You can't laugh.

Joyce said...

Enlighten me, I'm slow.

andrew said...

I don't understand a single one of these comments. Amanda, I'm not sure why "there" is in quotations, I don't know what christie got, oh wait! She got a blog! I just figured it out! How swell. Joyce, what do you need enlightening on? I'll do my best, although, I'm usually in the dark.

Pam said...

This is so much fun! Trying to figure out what everybody's talking about!

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