Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Momentary lapse of good song writing

Ok, our next featurette is a few older 70s songs that just ain't making it. First off, we have a great Bill Withers song "Ain't No Sunshine". It's a good song, but what the fuck happened in the middle of this song when he went on with "I know" 26 times in a row? Did he suddenly regain a stuttering problem? Writers block? Did he think we were idiots?

The next one is a one hit wonder from the 70s. This one has a catchy tune, but give me a break on the sappy lyrics. So supposedly the guy gets dumped by his girlfriend and he's still pathetically waiting for her to return two years later. Well, I guess this is pre-internet so he can't go surf the porn sites...

And finally, in the category of over-the-top sappy lyrics we have Michael Murphey's Wildfire. Just what is up with the "killing frost"? That's a bit different from a blizzard!!! A killing frost? Tomatos die. Blizzard? Everybody else. And that hoot owl howling at his window for 6 nights in a row? Two words: shot gun.