Thursday, April 28, 2011

Elliot Smith's song Kings Crossing

"King's Crossing"



The king's crossing was the main attraction

Dominoes falling in a chain reaction

A scraping subject ruled by fear

Told me whiskey works better than beer

The judge is on vinyl, decisions are final

And nobody gets a reprieve

And every wave is tidal - if you hang around

You're going to get wet

I can't prepare for death any more than I already have

All you can do now is watch the shells

The game looks easy, that's why it sells

Frustrated fireworks inside your head

Are going to stand and deliver talk instead

The method acting that pays my bills

Keeps a fat man feeding in Beverly Hills

I got a heavy metal mouth that hurls obscenity

And I get my check from the trash treasury

Because I took my own insides out

It don't matter 'cos I have no sex life

And all I want to do now is inject my ex-wife

I've seen the movie and I know what happens

It's Christmas time, and the needles on the tree

A skinny Santa is bringing something to me

His voice is overwhelming, but his speech is slurred

And I only understand every other word

Open your parachute and grab your gun

Falling down like an omen, a setting sun

Read the part and return at five

It's a hell of a role if you can keep it alive

But I don't care if I fuck up

I'm going on a date with a rich white lady

Ain't life great?

Give me one good reason not to do it

(Because I love you)

So do it

This is the place where time reverses

Dead men talk to all the pretty nurses

Instruments shine on a silver tray

Don't let me get carried away

Don't let me get carried away

Don't let me be carried away


This is such a beautiful song. I wish I could have seen Elliott live.  I'm very depressed.


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3 comments:

Gledwood said...

FRUSTRATED FIREWORKS INSIDE YOUR HEAD!!

Gledwood said...

Yeah I like that line.

I hope you don't mind my borrowing a couple of paragraphs from your previous post. I thought they might perk up my Royal Wedding Report. I bashed it in live as the footage went out on TV.

Did you watch the royal wedding live? It would have come on between 4:30 and 6am. If so post something up, you can use my post for inspiration. I'm glad times have changed re expressing opinions on royal matters, else I'd get locked up in the Tower for what I wrote.

It was only while the prayers and dull hymns were on that I really got bored. That's when I shoved in your prison revelations to perk it up. You can feel free to borrow bits of my crap next time you report on something dull.

I was really pissed off to see the royals riding in boring old cars instead of trotter donkey-drawn State Carriages.

I'm not having a manic episode. I've been feeling quite ill lately and not up for dealing with anything at all. I'm turning into that woman without the bra or knickers.

1336 Hey Wills and Kate are on teh balcony. They're about to snog. Do you think he will finger her pussy at the same time. With that long dress on he'd have a job getting any penetration at all.

HM the Queen is appearing. "The Duchess of Cornwall thoroughly enjoying herself along with her little granddaughter" (what granddaughter?)

1327 they've just done the kiss. Barely half a second. They should most definitley have held it there for the cameras.

"Such an extraodrinary atmosphere of goodwill," says the commentator.

I'm watching on ITV, which is the commercial station. Not one single advert showing today, else they know they'd have lost their audience to the BBC which never shows any advertising.

Considering modern TV is all about making a profit, they're wasting their time shelling out all this money on live feeds etc without a single penny in advertising revenue to pay for it.

1329 Lancaster and Hurricane bombers are doing a flyover from the East End of London over buckingham Palace. They have to be over 500ft up else they'll get punished by the Aviation Authority.

Why no red white and blue stripes behind the fighter jets?

The page boys' uniform looks so much funkier than the bridesmaids'. One situation in life where boys outdress girls is in royal pageantry.

If I were King I'd wear a white trimmed red robe and a crown at all times. Ie once a year when I bothered to go out (no ribbon-cutting for me). I'd spend my days rollerskating around Buckingham Palace and playing with the Crown Jewels.

Ooo that sounds rude. I'd have a professional blind barber. And I'd never take a shower. Ever. Egyptian handmadens would do me in the bath. (So to speak.) Just like in ancient times.

1333 some vulgar people are in the Queen Victoria fountain opposite the palace. Lots of Union Flags.

Several hundred thousand people are filling the streets. The man just said "the mayor of New York must be chewing his fingers in rage" because London is such a superior city.

Our heroin was cheaper than New York's up until last year when it suddenly went CRAP. I looked up price and purity and London had more bargainacious gear than anywhere in America and nearly everywhere in Europe. Now it's totally fucked up which is a major reason why I don't bother. Well I've got to go

LONG LIVE PRINCESS CATHERINE.

When will she become Queen Kate? Who knows?

Suffer Kate said...

The huge uptick in page views is probably my fault. I told you I read your entire blog in a weekend, and I keep going back to my favorite posts.