Monday, August 29, 2005

Proof the Dixie Chicks are brillant

or at least they could be considered psychics, since this song rings very true now don't ya'all think?

"Travelin' Soldier"

Two days past eighteen
He was waiting for the bus in his army green
Sat down in a booth in a cafe there
Gave his order to a girl with a bow in her hair
He's a little shy so she gives him a smile
And he said would you mind sittin' down for a while
And talking to me,
I'm feeling a little low
She said I'm off in an hour and I know where we can go

So they went down and they sat on the pier
He said I bet you got a boyfriend but I don't care
I got no one to send a letter to
Would you mind if I sent one back here to you

Chorus: I cried
Never gonna hold the hand of another guy
Too young for him they told her
Waitin' for the love of a travelin' soldier
Our love will never end
Waitin' for the soldier to come back again
Never more to be alone when the letter said
A soldier's coming home

So the letters came from an army camp
In California then Vietnam
And he told her of his heart
It might be love and all of the things he was so scared of
He said when it's getting kinda rough over here
I think of that day sittin' down at the pier
And I close my eyes and see your pretty smile
Don't worry but I won't be able to write for awhile


One Friday night at a football game
The Lord's Prayer said and the Anthem sang
A man said folks would you bow your heads
For a list of local Vietnam dead
Crying all alone under the stands
Was a piccolo player in the marching band
And one name read and nobody really cared
But a pretty little girl with a bow in her hair

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Really Bad videos episode one-Big Country-"In a Big Country"

Ok first let us forget about the lack of imagination in naming of this song. And yes, it does have a good sound to it song wise. I mean how could anyone not like a song that had the guitars sound of like they were bagpipes. The video however is still AWFUL.

Let us recollect, these fellows are supposed to be spies, chasing a mysterious package that has the bands ensignia upon it. Now, they are horrible spies, since they are easily followed by that dreadlocked chick in the body glove suit. And, what spy in there right mind scoots around the country side upon ATVs and minibikes. Yes I can just picture 007 or Magnum PI cutting a fast getaway in an ATV. Then the woman beats the 4 band members/spies up. Sean Connery had to be embarassed. Thennnnn, when they go scuba diving, it looks like a few of them could barely even swim, it took them longer to get into the scuba gear, and we cut to a shot of them swimming on top of the water, heck I think the drummer was doing the doggy paddle for petes sake.

In conclusion, great song, still one of my faves and a terrible horrible horrendous video.