52% intelligent. 9% modest. More monkey than bear.
Friday, 28 November 2008
I don't have any reasons, I've left them far behind....
-- Earworms of the Week - New York Edition
One last post before I close the book on our stay in New York. Anyone who has been to the city will know how familiar parts of it look thanks to their appearance in countless films and TV shows. I find that the city gets any number of songs playing in my head, whether it be from the names of the streets that I'm walking down, the cops on the street corner, the letter of the subway train I'm travelling on, or whatever.....
I'm not looking to write an exhaustive list of songs about New York, I'm simply listing the songs that got looped on my internal jukebox at one time or another during our stay. And before you ask, it's a little too early for the Pogues, and I've never really been much of a Sinatra fan....
"Eleanor put those boots back on Kick the heels into the Brooklyn dirt I know it isn't dignified to run But if you run, you can run to the Coney Island rollercoaster Ride to the highest point and leap across the filthy water Leap until the Gulf Stream's brought you down"
"Candy came from out on the Island In the backroom she was everybody's darling But she never lost her head Even when she was given head She says, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side Said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side"
"In the subway sits a vacuous man His grip on life is a bent tin can It's a holy shrine where he burns his light It makes things easy and removes his plight For an hour or two but he can't escape They're all penned in with government tape"
"Well, kill me now, if I let you down I swear it one day we're gonna leave this town Stop---- Yes I'm leavin' 'Cause it just won't work They act like Romans But they dress like Turks Sometime, in your prime See me, I like the summertime but, hey!"
"San Francisco’s calling us, the Giants and Mets will play Piazza, New York catcher, are you straight or are you gay? We hung about the stadium, we’ve got no place to stay We hung about the tenderloin and tenderly you tell About the saddest book you ever read It always makes you cry The statue’s crying too and well he may."
"What do we have for entertainment? Cops kickin' Gypsies on the pavement Now the news - snap to attention! The lunar landing of the dentist convention Italian mobster shoots a lobster Seafood restaurant gets out of hand A car in the fridge Or a fridge in the car? Like cowboys do - in T.V. land"