A bad little kid moved into my neighborhood He won't do nothing right, just sitting down and looks so good He don't want to go to school and learn to read and write Just sits around the house and plays the rock and roll music all night Well, he put some tacks on teacher's chair Puts chewing gum in little girl's hair Now, junior, behave yourself
Live versions not so good as the studio one, I’m afraid.
You ain’t nothing but another man’s woman… Not very elegant to say, absolutely not advisable writing it today, but nevertheless one of the most powerful sentences in lyrics you’ll ever hear, …living on another man’s land… Is there anything more basic or primitive, and so, honest, pathetic and also convenient, for a male to feel when he’s dumped by a female?
Anyway, the song’s terrific.
No sé muy bien qué es ser feliz, ni me preocupa demasiado, pero cuando estuve cerca tú estabas a mi lado
I left home rather precariously and not with my parents’ approval, so I was surprised and grateful at my father’s giving me a modest quantity of money to let me have a start —a money he certainly wasn’t at all in excess of.
In fact, I must say I’m more grateful now than I was at the time. But I’ve been stupid for a long time in my youth and later, so that’s self-explaining.
Those were (from June 1989 to February 1991) hard times for us, in regard to money. And some time after, as well.
… gonna lie for you, gonna die for you
Ain’t no fish in the sea,
gonna sigh for you, gonna try for you
Then, many years later the person who made those words actual was born.
These are the songs that have made it into my collection. Note that they may be a different version than the ones shown here. I’ll be posting them every Sunday, five by five, alphabetically ordered by track’s name.