Sunday, February 10, 2008

Mute Monday: Valentine's Day

You took a white orchid turned it blue.

Why won't you dance with me? I'm not no Limburger.

You're such a wonderful person; but you got problems.

What some call love? Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens.

I told you from the start just how this would end.
When I get what I want and I never want it again.

I might like you better if we slept together.

I dare not drown my sorrow in the warm glow of your wine.

You're perfect, yes it's true. But without me, you're only you.

Throw down your umbilical noose, so I can climb right back.

In honor of this V-D week; what's your favorite anti-love song?


Anonymous said...

Awesome! Bowie AND Dusty. Happy MM!

h said...

Velly creative. I suspected "lounge act" and "heart-shaped-box" and "all apologies" were Kurt Cobain's way of asking "Why did I marry that talentless crack whore?" I've heard rumors that the next album was to be called "Smells Like that Crack Whore I stupidly Married".

But I never read the lyrics til just now. Sad stuff.

And "Dance this Mess Around" is my fave 52s B-side and I salute MOI for finding it.

But I'm voting for "Nookie" cause it's more straightforward.

Happy Mute Monday and V-Day!

Jenny said...

Oh very good! Clever. So clever.

Complete with Dusty!

Happy MM.

moi said...

Kate: Sittin' in a tree! Blue-eyed soul, indeed . . .

Troll: Oh no, no, no, no, no. Courtney not talentless. Although, yes, Heart Shaped Box is one of the greatest, saddest, love/hate songs evah. But Limp Bizkit? Dude, that's so wrong.

AB: Hey, I know: Dusty For President!

Anonymous said...

Happy MM!

Unknown said...

Puddle of Mud - She Hates Me

Interesting MM. o_O

Karen said...

You are SO original Moi.

You're perfect, yes it's true. But without me, you're only you. LOVE that and I'm gonna use it at the first available opportunity.

Happy MM.

Anonymous said...

excellent! just excellent take on this mute monday. outta the park girl. well you know you already got mine - from live through this

take everything !!!!!!!! RAWR!!!!


Anonymous said...

A very clever idea! And I love White Stripes :)

I'm up times two: here and here.

Anonymous said...

Dusty! Now that's a Valentine!

ATLLG said...

I was happy to see my 52s in there but when I'm feeling the anti-love I gotta get my rock on.....

"You Give Love a Bad Name" Bon Jovi


Gnomeself Be True said...

"Bend Over Baby, We've Been Talkin' Long Enough,"
by A-Train
(group local to Louisiana about 20 years ago)

h said...

I rescind my earlier vote cause 99.9% of what they've done is putrid. I can't think of one to replace it.

moi said...

Raven: Ouch! That one bites.

Gypsy: I know, I want that lyric on a tee shirt.

She: The entire album is chock full of brilliant stingers. I think I need to gift it to Troll :o)

Slip: Hey, thanks for dropping by! Jack White is one of Moi's imaginary five bazillion extra husbands. (She, I hear you cringing. Stop it.)

SilentPorn: Long Live Dusty. Voice like honey.

Atllg: Ah, you go full out, arena rock for your misery, then?

iamnot: Now that'll send Moi off to iTunes this a.m.!

Troll: Good boy. I simply do not want to have to virtualy beat you about the head for your musical taste. Also: see She's comment above.

Vixen said...

Interesting take. Happy Monday :)

BlazngScarlet said...

First of all .... GREAT photos!

Since I am Anti-Valentine, my fave anti-love song is "One Step Closer" by Linkin Park.

ThursdayNext said...

I am loving this interpretation!

BirdMadGirl said...

**LOVE** Romeo Void and Dusty Springfield!!!

My contributions:
"Continental" Alkaline Trio
"Ugly" Violent Femmes
"Down By The Water" PJ Harvey
"How Beautiful You Are" The Cure
"You Should Have Told Me" The Rugburns

...I'm sure there are many, many more I'm forgetting ;)

Happy MM!!

Wicked Thistle said...

I think you know my recent picks for Songs That Aren't About Love. :-) Anti-Love songs, though, hmmm...well, how can you go wrong with that old classic, Love Stinks?? It's heartfelt. And simple. And easy to remember the words.

Melissaria said...

It's got to be The Pogues and Kirsty Macoll - Fairytale of New York. Very much in second place comes 'Music when the Lights Go Out' by The Libertines - OK they can neither sing nor play, but that song is catchy!

czar said...

1. "Positively Fourth Street."
2. "I got a good woman with the meanest face in town / Yeah, I got a good woman with the meanest face in town. / She's got teeth like Margaret Thatcher . . . and she weighs 500 pound."