Last post on V-Day...

... alrighty... for those of you who read my humble blog, you'll recognize a few things right off... I like Zevon.... I like Sinatra... Dean Martin.... and George Thorogood... I know that you may think they are an unusual combination, but they really aren't....

…Hell, eclectic is as eclectic does...

…anyway, in my "About Me" page, I have my favorite song of the moment listed as "Hostage O" by Zevon... now, most of you retards probably haven't heard that pervvy little song, but I love it... it is STILL in my CD changer after 6 months... and, since this is Valentine's Day, I am going to treat you all.... Zevon himself described this song as "a Victorian song about sadomasochism and unrequited love"... personally, I think he was giving it a bad rap... how many of you have been willing to sacrifice everything... give everything.... take everything... for your love?... that, my friends, is the spirit of living... and the spirit of Valentine's Day... hell, remember those cards in 3rd Grade? "I like you... do you like me?.. check Yes or No"... heh.... to me, THAT is Valentine's.... uncertainty... surrender... love.... so, I leave you tonight with Zevon's "Hostage O".... and... anyone who says that they can't identify with this song... has not attempted to live life with wild abandon... as usual, the lyrics are just below... so you can sing along... Happy Valentine's Day... I sincerely hope that each and every one of you ends up a hostage or hostagee tonight... heh... "creepy masks" are, of course, optional...

Hostage O... by Warren Zevon...

I can see me bound and gagged
Dragged behind the clownmobile
You can treat me like a dog
If you make me feel what others feel
You can train me, you can drain me
If you make me lose control
I will be your prisoner
I will be your hostage-o
I will be your prisoner
I will be your hostage-o

All you have to do is ask
I'll be happy to say yes
I'll put on the creepy mask
If you'll grant me some forgetfulness
You can strain me, you can maim me
You can chain me to the floor
I will be your prisoner
I will be your hostage-o
I will be your prisoner
I will be your hostage-o

And this loneliness--
Unbearable
And it all goes by so slow
I will stand in line
For the sacrifice
For the shamefaced love
Of the ugly vice
I will pay the price to see how far you'll go
Let me be your prisoner
Let me be your hostage-o

I can see me bound and gagged
Dragged behind the clownmobile
You can treat me like a dog
If you make me feel what others feel
You can sprain me, you can blame me
If you make me lose control
I will be your prisoner
I will be your hostage-o
I will be your prisoner
I will be your hostage-o

by Eric on February 14, 2004 | Comments(8) | SWG Stories

Comments so far:

I like Sgt Mckenzie

posted by: Geoffrey on February 14, 2004 05:28 PM

what? no html? http://home.comcast.net/~Martlets93/music/SgtM.mp3

posted by: Geoffrey on February 14, 2004 05:29 PM

...great song, Geoffrey.. you gonna sing that tonight?

posted by: Eric on February 14, 2004 05:41 PM

Nope, just one of my favorite bands. I happened to be checking to see if they've updated their tour schedule when I saw your post, so I thought I'd share one of their more well known songs. That was featured in "We Were Soldiers".

posted by: Geoffrey on February 14, 2004 05:43 PM

...you ever listen to Clannad?.. kinda reminds me of them... they were popular in Scotland while I was over there...

posted by: Eric on February 14, 2004 05:46 PM

Yep, they're pretty good. Irish, though.

posted by: Geoffrey on February 14, 2004 05:53 PM

That's a pretty good quadrinity of musicians there...

posted by: Velociman on February 14, 2004 06:47 PM

I agree, Velociman.. although, each of them is "mood music".... I guess it depends on which mood you happen to be in...

posted by: Eric on February 14, 2004 07:12 PM