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#350: 12 Songs by Randy Newman

6.22.2011


12 Songs by Randy Newman (1970)

Favorite Track(s): "Mama Told Me Not to Come" (but I prefer Three Dog Night's cover) and "Rosemary"

Thoughts: (Pre-Listening) Randy Newman, WHY CAN'T YOU LEAVE ME ALONE? All the songs on your other album we heard sounded like Pixar soundtracks! I'm over it and I'm done.

But you're here because you a a good (notice I did not say GREAT) songwriter, so you will be mildy tolerated today. But please bring your a-game.

(Post-Listening) So. I was looking at the track listing, and I was like, "Awwwwww, there's a song called 'Lover's Prayer', I bet that's going to be so lovely and sweet! These are the lyrics:

Don't send me no young girl to love me
With their eyes shinin' bright

All the young girls are afraid of me

Send me a woman tonight

Don't send me no hand-holdin' baby
'Cause I been with babies before
Don't send me nobody that's crazy

Don't send me no young girls no more

I was entertaining a little girl in my rooms,
Lord
With California wines and French parfumes,
Lord
She started to talk to me about the War,
Lord
I said, "I don't want to talk about the War."
Don't send me nobody with glasses
Dont't want nobody above me
Don't send nobody takin' night-classes

Send me somebody to love me
Please answer my prayer
Please answer my prayer

Please answer my prayer


RANDY NEWMAN WHY DO YOU FEEL THE NEED TO BE SUCH AN ASSHOLE/CREEP? You don't want the Lord to send you someone who wears glasses or takes night classes? Ass. And let's not eve talk about the 'babies' part. Creep.

And then there was this song called "Let's Burn Down the Cornfield" which was an utter and complete waste of 3 minutes and 5 seconds. It's called the cutting room floor, Randy, and I suggest you send some songs there.

Finally, the song "Yellow Man" is waiting for its [racist] Pixar film!

Is This Better Than A Hard Day's Night?:

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1 comment:

Kristen said...

Or as I like to call him, an asscreep.