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    Re: Favorite Obscure Song

    From back when Randy Newman was great.

    Louisiana 1927

    What has happened down here is the winds have changed
    Clouds roll in from the north and it started to rain
    Rained real hard and it rained for a real long time
    Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline

    The river rose all day
    The river rose all night
    Some people got lost in the flood
    Some people got away alright
    The river have busted through clear down to Plaquemines
    Six feet of water in the streets of Evangelne

    Louisiana, Louisiana
    They're tyrin' to wash us away
    They're tryin' to wash us away
    Louisiana, Louisiana
    They're tryin' to wash us away
    They're tryin' to wash us away

    President Coolidge came down in a railroad train
    With a little fat man with a note-pad in his hand
    The President say, "Little fat man isn't it a shame what the river has done
    To this poor crackers land."

    Louisiana, Louisiana
    They're tryin' to wash us away
    They're tryin' to wash us away
    Louisiana, Louisiana
    They're tryin' to wash us away
    They're tryin' to wash us away
    They're tryin' to wash us away
    They're tryin' to wash us away
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
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    Re: Favorite Obscure Song

    Not sure how obscure all of these are but they are all great songs from a few years ago

    Flag Day-The Housemartins
    Pure-The Lightning Seeds
    Miss Misery-Elliot Smith
    AEIOU Sometimes Y-EBN OZN
    Compulsion-Martin L. Gore
    Just Another Day & Only A Lad-Oingo Boingo
    Join in the Chant & Control I'm Here-Nitzer Ebb
    Headhunter & Welcome to Paradise-Front 242
    More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.

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    Re: Favorite Obscure Song

    forgot this one

    Love and Pride-King
    More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.

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    Re: Favorite Obscure Song

    "Once Upon a Time" or "California" by Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise
    http://www.bellybone.net/rbbs_self.cgi#Once


    "No Children" by the Mountaingoats

    No Children

    I hope that our few remaining friends
    Give up on trying to save us
    I hope we come up with a failsafe plot
    To piss off the dumb few that forgave us
    I hope the fences we mended
    Fall down beneath their own weight
    And I hope we hang on past the last exit
    I hope it's already too late
    And I hope the junkyard a few blocks from here
    Someday burns down
    And I hope the rising black smoke carries me far away
    And I never come back to this town
    Again in my life
    I hope I lie
    And tell everyone you were a good wife
    And I hope you die
    I hope we both die

    I hope I cut myself shaving tomorrow
    I hope it bleeds all day long
    Our friends say it's darkest before the sun rises
    We're pretty sure they're all wrong
    I hope it stays dark forever
    I hope the worst isn't over
    And I hope you blink before I do
    Yeah I hope I never get sober
    And I hope when you think of me years down the line
    You can't find one good thing to say
    And I'd hope that if I found the strength to walk out
    You'd stay the hell out of my way
    I am drowning
    There is no sign of land
    You are coming down with me
    Hand in unlovable hand
    And I hope you die
    I hope we both die
    "I fought because I understood and could not bear to understand, that it was my destiny -- unlike that of my father, whose fate it was to hear the roar of the crowd -- to sit in the stands with most men and acclaim others. It was my fate, my destiny, my end, to be a fan."

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    Re: Favorite Obscure Song

    Great Topic!

    Maybe because my life has changed so much the last few months (getting divorced after 14 years) My current favoriet obscure song at the moment, is a bluesy tune from Chris Issac called "I Wonder". I believe this made it to the sound track of 'Fools Rush In" a Salma Heyek movie. the lyrics are below


    I Wonder by Chris Issac

    When I was younger I believed, that dreams came true.
    Now I wonder.
    Cause' I've seen much more dark skies, than blue.
    Now I wonder.

    I keep on praying for a blue sky, I keep on searching through the rain.
    I keep on thinking of the good times, will they ever come again?
    Now I wonder.
    Now I wonder.


    When I was younger I believed, that I could win.
    Now I wonder.
    There was a time when you and I, walked hand & hand.
    Now I wonder.

    I keep on searching for the old me, I keep on thinking I can change.
    I keep on hoping for a new day, will I ever feel the same?
    Now I wonder.
    Oh I wonder.
    Now I wonder.
    Last edited by alex trevino; 09-15-2005 at 10:19 PM.

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    Re: Favorite Obscure Song

    Beer Drinking Music -- Artist Can't Recall

    This is so obscure, I cannot find the artist anywhere.
    Once owned the 45.

    Chorus goes like:

    Give me some beer drinkin' music
    Good Country Music
    Sing me a beer drinking song
    ...

    Anyone heard of this?

    All I remember is this, but when I sing it in the shower it annoys the heck out my wife!
    "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."

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    Re: Favorite Obscure Song

    Would also like to add "Wrapped in your Memory Like chains" by Shawn smith. It was played on a season 5 soprano episode.
    Last edited by alex trevino; 09-15-2005 at 10:48 PM.

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    Re: Favorite Obscure Song

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper
    Beer Drinking Music -- Artist Can't Recall

    This is so obscure, I cannot find the artist anywhere.
    Once owned the 45.

    Chorus goes like:

    Give me some beer drinkin' music
    Good Country Music
    Sing me a beer drinking song
    ...

    Anyone heard of this?

    All I remember is this, but when I sing it in the shower it annoys the heck out my wife!
    Is it here? D:
    http://www.audiodrinkingcompanion.com/

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    Re: Favorite Obscure Song

    Quote Originally Posted by wally post
    "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."

    http://dalmady.blogspot.com

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    Re: Favorite Obscure Song

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    13th floor elevator into chocolate watchband into moby grape into the peanut butter conspricy into the electric prunes..
    holy cow, i understood that perfectly!
    that said, 8:05 is not one of the best of known songs, but is a truly fine Grape song.
    mine would for the most part be releases by obscure classic rockers, aka Space Is Deep by and Silver Machine Hawkwind; Cindy Incidentally, Flying, Pool Hall Richard and Stay With Me by The Faces; I Wanna Be Your Dog by The Stooges; Heroin by The Velvet Underground; Twenty First Century Schizoid Man by King Crimson; What Is Love by George Harrison; Mother by John Lennon; pretty much the entire Ram album by Paul McCartney; Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Leaving For Space and I Think I'm In Love by Spiritualized; Night And Day by the Polyphonic Spree; much of the Tamborine Fever album by Orchestra JB; all of the Amused To Death album by Roger Waters and i had better stop here.

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    Re: Favorite Obscure Song

    Quote Originally Posted by wally post
    Spirit In The Sky by Norman Greenbaum Great feel.
    Thanks wally. I had that song in my head as I was browsing this thread, but couldn't come up with it.

    Also -

    In The Year 2525 - Zager and Evans

    I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night - The Electric Prunes

    96 Tears - Question Mark & The Mysterians

    Hold Your Head Up - Argent
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: Favorite Obscure Song

    Ack.

    Just go out and buy a Back From The Grave comp and be done with it.
    "We know we're better than this, but we can't prove it." - Tony Gwynn

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    Re: Favorite Obscure Song

    The Motorcycle Song by Arlo Guthrie, although I don't know if it is really obscure.

    The Motorcycle Song
    words and music by Arlo Guthrie

    CHORUS:
    I don't want a pickle
    Just want to ride on my motorsickle
    And I don't want a tickle
    'Cause I'd rather ride on my motorsickle
    And I don't want to die
    I just want to ride on my motorcy...cle

    It was late last night the other day
    I thought I'd go up and see Ray
    So l went up and I saw Ray
    There was only one thing Ray could say, was:

    CHORUS

    Just last week I was on my bike
    I run into a friend named Mike
    Run into my friend named Mike
    Mike no longer has a bike. He cries:

    CHORUS
    I've been to dinner at Jimmy Buffet's house, and I've eaten it at a homeless shelter. And there's great joy and harrowing terror to be found in both places.
    -Todd Snider

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    Re: Favorite Obscure Song

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC
    96 Tears - Question Mark & The Mysterians
    Would you believe these guys are still together?

    http://www.96tears.net/band.html

    Time has not been kind, however.
    "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."

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    Re: Favorite Obscure Song

    "True Dreams of Wichita" by Soul Coughing. Anything by Soul Coughing, for that matter.
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