the holistic radical

December 19, 2007

More Great Jazz Lyrics

Filed under: jazz — Tags: — sesame seed @ 8:01 pm

“You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me”

Every kiss, every hug, seems to act just like a drug–/
You’re getting to be a habit with me./
Let me stay in your arms, I’m addicted to your charms,/
You’re getting to be a habit with me./

I used to think your love was something that I/
Could take or let alone, /
But now I couldn’t do without my supply/,
I need you for my own./

No, I can’t break away, I must have you every day, /
As regularly as coffee or tea; /
You’ve got me in your clutches and I can’t get free–/
You’re getting to be a habit with me/
(Can’t break it)/
You’re getting to be a habit with me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You’re_Getting_to_Be_a_Habit_with_Me

The music was written by Harry Warren, the lyrics by Al Dubin. The song was published in 1932.

November 30, 2007

one of the greatest jazz songs, ever.

Filed under: jazz — Tags: — sesame seed @ 9:30 pm

so, so true. decided to look up the lyrics, finally.

Compared to What

by Eugene McDaniels
as performed by Les McCann

1. Love the lie and lie the love
Hangin’ on, with a push and shove
Possession is the motivation
that is hangin’ up the God-damn nation
Looks like we always end up in a rut (everybody now!)
Tryin’ to make it real — compared to what?

2. Slaughterhouse is killin’ hogs
Twisted children killin’ frogs
Poor dumb rednecks rollin’ logs
Tired old ladies kissin’ dogs
Hate the human, love that stinking mutt (I can’t stand it!)
Try to make it real — compared to what?

3. The President, he’s got his war
Folks don’t know just what it’s for
Nobody gives us rhyme or reason
Have one doubt, they call it treason
We’re chicken-feathers, all without one gut (God damn it!)
Tryin’ to make it real — compared to what? (Sock it to me, now)

4. Church on Sunday, sleep and nod
Tryin’ to duck the wrath of God
Preacher’s fillin’ us with fright
Tryin’ to tell us what he thinks is right
He really got to be some kind of nut (I can’t use it!)
Tryin’ to make it real — compared to what?

5. Where’s that bee and where’s that honey?
Where’s my God and where’s my money
Unreal values, crass distortion
Unwed mothers need abortion
Kind of brings to mind ol’ young King Tut (He did it now)
Tried to make it real — compared to what?!

© Eugene McDaniels

http://www.autodidactproject.org/other/comparedtowhat.html

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