Ονόματα συγγραφέων και ποιητών μέσα σε 40 στίχους τραγουδιών
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It's a Raymond Chandler Evening, And the pavements are all wet,
And I'm lurking in the shadows, 'Cause it hasn't happened yet.
And you read your Emily Dickinson, And I my Robert Frost,
And we note our place with bookmarkers, That measure what we've lost.
Helps me find Hemingway, Helps me find Genet, Helps me find Brecht
Helps me find Chandler, Helps me find James Joyce, She always makes the right choice.
You're having tea with Graham Greene, In a colored costume of your choice
And you'll be held in high esteem, If you're seen in between.
Do you like Paul Verlaine? Is it gonna rain today?
Shall we have our photo taken? We'll look like Death and The Maiden.
Then he cries, then he screams, saying, Life is full of pain, I'm cruisin' through my brain
And I fill my nose with snow and go Rimbaud, Go Rimbaud, go Rimbaud,
And go Johnny go, and do the watusi, oh do the watusi.
James Joyce: Hello there!
Virginia Woolf: I'm losing my mind!
Marcel Proust: Je me'en souviens plus
F Scott Fitzgerald: baa bababa baa
Ernest Hemingway: I forgot the....
Hermann Hesse: Oh es ist alle so häßlich.
A dreaded sunny day, So I meet you at the cemetery gates
Keats and Yeats are on your side, While Wilde is on mine.
Down the road from Faust, Harper Lee said it's allowed
Mama wakes up raising money, In the back room speaking like a sonnet.
I'm not blind, I've seen you shine When he's around
And I've watched all your desire With fascination Watched its satisfaction
And lying alone I've read 'Success' by Martin Amis And 'The Rules of Attraction' by Bret Easton Ellis.
Hey Jack Kerouac, I think of your mother, And the tears she cried
They would cry for none other, Than her little boy lost in a little world that hated
And that dared to drag him down, Her little boy courageous.
I am stronger than Mensa, Miller and Mailer, I spat out Plath and Pinter
I am all the things that you regret, A truth that washes that learnt how to spell.
Being that I'm the duke of my domain, My hat goes off to Mark Twain
Singing a song about what true men don't do, Killing another creature that's kind of blue
Writing about the world of the wild coyote, Good man Truman Copote.
Woke up this morning and it seemed to me, that every night turns out to be
A little more like Bukowski. And yeah, I know he's a pretty good read. But God who'd wanna be?
Poor little rich boy, all the world is okay, The water runs off your skin and down into the drain
You're reading Fitzgerald, you're reading Hemmingway, They're both super smart and drinking in the cafe.
I'm not as sad as Doestoevsky, I'm not as clever as Mark Twain,
I'll only buy a book for the way it looks, And then I stick it on the shelf again.
Etterzhausen, Frankfurt Central, here comes a city
And why do people who read Dostoevsky always look like Dostoevsky?
I wish I had a Sylvia Plath busted tooth and a smile, And cigarette ashes in her drink
The kind that goes out and then sleeps for a week, The kind that goes out on her To give me a reason, for well, I dunno.
I took another bubble bath with my pants on, All the fighting stopped
Next time I'll do it sooner, This is the ballad of Dorothy Parker.
Spanish songs in Andalucia, The shooting sites in the days of '39
Oh, please, leave the ventana open, Fredrico Lorca is dead and gone.
Loose talk in the classroom To hurt they try and try, Strong words in the staffroom The accusations fly
It's no use, he sees her He starts to shake and cough, Just like the old man in That book by Nabokov.
Another chance has been engaged, To throw Thoreau and rearrange
You are following this time, I beg you not beg to rhyme.
Steal from the rich and I'm out robbing banks, Give to the poor and I always give thanks
Got more stories that J.D. got Salinger, I hold the title and you are the challenger
I've got money like Charles Dickens, Got the girlies in the Coupe like the Colonel's got the chickens.
I'm in love with a Jacques Derrida, read a page and know what I need to
Take apart my baby's heart, I'm in love, I'm in love with a Jacques Derrida.
Every day's a thrill when you're living like me, Don't read Baudelaire's poetry,
And I don't need no Ph.D., 'Cause I'm ten times smarter than you'll ever be.
And I will not Have a good time But leave me just the same
The statue marks the place here Where Pushkin stook his claim.
Too long in exile, been too long in exile Just like James Joyce, baby
Too long in exile Just like Samuel Beckett baby, Too long in exile Just like Oscar Wilde.
The girl had told us that she was a niece of Walt Whitman, But not which niece
And it takes a night and a girl and a book of this kind, A long long time to find its way back.
With your kittens. on the patchwork quilt, Oh no, what am I doing here, in the house Jack Kerouac built.
There's white magic, and bad rock'n'roll, Your friend there says, he's the gatekeeper to my soul.
I'm not a man with a grasp on reality, Kerouac is wack but I'm down with Dostoevsky
Sugar's got my back plus Baretta 380's, One of which I dropped as the man tried to bait me.
I Have a fish nailed To a cross On my apartment wall
It sings to me with glassy eyes And quotes from Kafka.
I love life every day In each and every way
Kafka would be proud, to find out I'm certain of the end.
She hides in the library reading Henry Miller books, 'til they flash the lights it's time to go
When she was a little kid she said "dad, i don't know why, I feel so penniless inside".
You got your H.P. Lovecraft, Your Edgar Allan Poe, You got your unkind of ravens And your murder of crows
Catty eyelashes and your Dracula cape, Been flashing triple A passes At the cemetary gates.
Shakespeare's sonnets leave me cold, The drama stage and the high brow prose
But my world shakes for me, My bird sings sweetly.
Gonna move to the city (Down and out)
Gonna read a lot of William Burroughs (Down and out)
Gonna practice being depressed (Down and out).
Meister Eckhart went into the light, And found a desert on the other side
'Children of wisdom', Goethe said 'Make fools of the fools, as one should'
That advice is good.
Aristotle, Plato, Freud, yeah right, abstract, never void
I make it easy for ya'll to boogie down to
Hard to the ground, ooh the Tribe with the sound boo.
Oh, in her two pound coat, She really thinks she's cloaked in mystery
She's actin' like some character from Agatha Christie
I got a pain in my shoes and all I wanna do is dance.
I want to tell you about a man, You won't find him on your MTV
He doesn't drop acid, He doesn't even read Dick K. Phillips
He's not a seminal member of New York's new wave scene.
1. Robyn Hitchcock - Raymond Chandler Evening
2. Simon and Garfunkel - The Dangling Conversation
3. The Go-Betweens - Karen
4. John Cale - Graham Greene
5. The Verlaines - Death and the Maiden
6. Patti Smith - Land
7. Divine Comedy - The Booklovers
8. The Smiths - Cemetry Gates
9. The Wolfgang Press - The Executioner
10. Momus - Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
11. 10.000 Maniacs - Hey Jack Kerouac
12. Manic Street Preachers - Faster
13. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Mellowship Slinky In B Major
14. Modest Mouse - Bukowski
15. Regina Spektor - Poor Little Rich Boy
16. Belle & Sebastian - This Is Just A Modern Rock Song
17. The Go-betweens - Here Comes A City
18. Ryan Adams - Sylvia Plath
19. Prince - The Ballad of Dorothy Parker
20. The Clash - Spanish Bombs
21. Police - Don't Stand So Close to Me
22. R.E.M. - Finest Worksong
23. Beastie Boys - Shadrach
24. Scritti Politi - Jacques Derrida
25. Godfathers - Cause I Said So
26. Palace Brothers - Pushkin
27. Van Morrison - Too Long in Exile
28. Billy Bragg & Wilco – Walt Whitman’s Niece
29. The Go-betweens - The House Jack Kerouac Built
30. Fun Lovin' Criminals - Come Find Yourself
31.Throwing Muses - Fish Lyrics
32. Smashing Pumpkins - Doomsday Clock
33. Eels - Manchester Girl
34. Arctic Monkeys - You're So Dark
35. XTC - My Bird Performs
36. Camper Van Beethoven - Down and Out
37. Momus - Going for a Walk With a Line
38. A Tribe Called Quest - Start It Up
39. The Boomtown Rats - Keep It Up
40. Smog - I Want To Tell You About a Man