Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Lyrics of the Day

In anticipation of this weekend, here's "Barrier Reef" by the Old 97's:
The Empty Bottle was half empty, tide was low, and I was thirsty.
Saw her sitting at the bar, you know how some girls are,
Always making eyes, well she wasn't making eyes.

So I sidled up beside her, settled down and shouted, "Hi there."
"My name's Stewart Ransom Miller, I'm a serial lady-killer."
She said, "I'm already dead," that's exactly what she said.
I love this song, which first appeared on 1997's Too Far To Care. That pick-up line is so cheesy, and the comeback is perfect. The Empty Bottle above is indeed Chicago's Empty Bottle, and I'll be going there for the first time this weekend to see Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers play a solo acoustic show. Someday I want to see the Old 97's live, too. Their double CD Alive & Wired is one of my favorite commercial live releases.

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