Saturday, February 6, 2021

Music of My Youth V

Aesop said in the comments that my last song selection reminded him of "watching a scorching hot chick rock out to it, with the volume at 11, in her car sitting next to mine in the parking lot before morning classes at State U. And, hand to God, she was sitting in a totally cherry '70 Plymouth Barracuda."

Music should do that. It should take to you a time and place. This one transports me.

Update: Here's the lyrics.

"(Don't Fear) The Reaper"

All our times have come
Here but now they're gone
Seasons don't fear the reaper
Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain... we can be like they are
Come on baby... don't fear the reaper
Baby take my hand... don't fear the reaper
We'll be able to fly... don't fear the reaper
Baby I'm your man...

La la la la la
La la la la la

Valentine is done
Here but now they're gone
Romeo and Juliet
Are together in eternity... Romeo and Juliet
40,000 men and women everyday... Like Romeo and Juliet
40,000 men and women everyday... Redefine happiness
Another 40,000 coming everyday... We can be like they are
Come on baby... don't fear the reaper
Baby take my hand... don't fear the reaper
We'll be able to fly... don't fear the reaper
Baby I'm your man...

La la la la la
La la la la la

Love of two is one
Here but now they're gone
Came the last night of sadness
And it was clear she couldn't go on
Then the door was open and the wind appeared
The candles blew and then disappeared
The curtains flew and then he appeared... saying don't be afraid
Come on baby... and she had no fear
And she ran to him... then they started to fly
They looked backward and said goodbye... she had become like they are
She had taken his hand... she had become like they are
Come on baby... don't fear the reaper

8 comments:

Wayne said...

Needs more cowbell!

taminator013 said...

One of our local FM stations turned me on to them back in the day. I was hooked on "Hot Rails To Hell" the first time that I heard it and ran right out and got the 8-track to crank in the '65 Mustang.......

gruvinbass said...

This one transports me to the beginning of the admittedly bad TV miniseries of Stephen King's "The Stand". The show was bad, but this was the perfect song where it was used.

libertyman said...

Funny, I don't think I ever knew the name of the tune or the artist. I can't make out the lyrics, but it has a compelling rhythm.

ASM826 said...

Libertyman,

I updated the post to include the lyrics.

Maniac said...

Funny someone should mention cowbell:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lPW7KhN_ZM4

They're still going strong.

libertyman said...

Thank you Ted! It is a little like subtitles, NOW I can make out what is being sung.

LSP said...

YES

YES

YES

Again I say yes.

#DFTR