Be chivalrous to strangers you meet along the road

November 15, 2012

Ourselves to Know, Warren Zevon), 2000.

We left Constantinople in a thousand ninety-nine
To restore the one True Cross was in this heart of mine
To bring it to Jerusalem and then sail home to Rhodes

We took that holy ride ourselves to know
We took that holy ride ourselves to know

Everyone got famous, everyone got rich
Everyone went off the rails and ended in the ditch
But we had to take that long hard road to see where it would go

Yeah, we took that holy ride ourselves to know
We took that holy ride ourselves to know

Now if you make a pilgrimage, I hope you find your grail
Be loyal to the ones you live with even if you fail
And be chivalrous to strangers you meet along the road

As you take that holy ride yourselves to know
You take that holy ride yourselves to know

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Ain’t no room on board for the insincere.

August 3, 2012

You’re my witness,
I’m your mutineer.


Lock the gates, Goofy, take my hand And lead me through the World of Self

July 12, 2010

I don’t receive any phone calls from anyone over at Blue MauMau.

I wonder why the fuck not?

Case in point.

Splendid Isolation, Warren Zevon 1947 – 2003

I want to live alone in the desert
I want to be like Georgia O’Keefe
I want to live on the Upper East Side
And never go down in the street

Splendid Isolation
I don’t need no one
Splendid Isolation

Michael Jackson in Disneyland
Don’t have to share it with nobody else
Lock the gates, Goofy, take my hand
And lead me through the World of Self

Splendid Isolation
I don’t need no one
Splendid Isolation

Don’t want to wake up with no one beside me
Don’t want to take up with nobody new
Don’t want nobody coming by without calling first
Don’t want nothing to do with you

I’m putting tinfoil up on the windows
Lying down in the dark to dream
I don’t want to see their faces
I don’t want to hear them scream

Splendid Isolation
I don’t need no one
Splendid Isolation

Splendid Isolation
I don’t need no one
Splendid Isolation


Where the less you know the better off you’ll be

July 8, 2008

Accurate observation is neutral: It is neither optimistic or pessimistic. It can challenge the status quo but that, in fact, is what the Artists’ job is.

The writer sees changes in the environment before others do and communicates their insights. Most people tend live in a world of nostalgia.

Warren lived right on the firing line which is a usually a very dangerous place to be.

Disorder in the House, Warren Zevon (1947-2003)

Disorder in the house
The tub runneth over
Plaster’s falling down in pieces by the couch of pain
Disorder in the house
Time to duck and cover
Helicopters hover over rough terrain

Disorder in the house
Reptile wisdom
Zombies on the lawn staggering around
Disorder in the house
There’s a flaw in the system
And the fly in the ointment’s gonna bring the whole thing down

The floodgates are open
We’ve let the demons loose
The big guns have spoken
And we’ve fallen for the ruse

Disorder in the house
It’s a fate worse than fame
Even the Lhasa Apso seems to be ashamed

Disorder in the house
The doors are coming off the hinges
The earth will open and swallow up the real estate

I just got my paycheck
I’m gonna paint the whole town grey
Whether it’s a night in Paris or a Fresno matinee
It’s the home of the brave and the land of the free
Where the less you know the better off you’ll be

Disorder in the house
All bets are off
I’m sprawled across the davenport of despair
Disorder in the house
I’ll live with the losses
And watch the sundown
through the portiere


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