Monday, January 17, 2005

song of the day

kodachrome/maybellene
simon and garfunkel, central park, 1981

when i think back on all the crap i learned in high school
it's a wonder i can think at all
and though my lack of education hasn't hurt me none
i can read the writing on the wall

Kodachrome
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yeah
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So Mama don't take my Kodachrome away

If you took all the girls I knew when I was single
And brought them all together for one night
I know they'd never match my sweet imagination
Everything looks better in black and white

Kodachrome
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yeah
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So Mama don't take my Kodachrome away

Mama don't take my Kodachrome away
Mama don't take my Kodachrome away
Mama don't take my Kodachrome away

Mama don't take my Kodachrome
Mama don't take my Kodachrome
Mama don't take my Kodachrome away

Mama don't take my Kodachrome
Leave your boy so far from home
Mama don't take my Kodachrome away

Mama don't take my Kodachrome
Mama don't take my Kodachrome away

Oh, Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh, Maybellene, why can't you be true?
You've dun started back doing those things you used to do

As I was motivatin' over the hill
I saw Maybellene in a Coup de Ville
A Cadillac rollin' on the open road yeah
But nothing outrace my V-8 Ford
The Cadillac doin' 'bout ninety-five
Bumper to bumper and side by side

Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh, Maybellene, why can't you be true?
You've dun started back doing those things you used to do

Heat cooled down, the motor cooled down
That's when I heard that highway sound
The Cadillac sittin' like a ton of lead
about a Hundred and ten half a mile ahead
The Cadillac lookin' like it's standin' still
And I caught Maybellene at the top of the hill

Maybellene, why can't you be true?
Oh, Maybellene, why can't you be true?
You dun started back doing those things you used to do

Oh Maybellene, can't you be true?
Oh, Maybellene, why can't you be true?
You dun started back doing those things you used to do
You dun started back doing those things you used to do
You dun started back doing those things you used to do
---
performance copyright 1981
fucking righteous show, too
kodachrome is a trademark
all rights reserved

[unrelated note: as much as i love my ipod, and as much as i love the in-ear headphones i got for it, i can't keep the left one in my ear. most annoying.]

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