Archive for May, 2008

Pandora Jukebox

May 8, 2008

A few weeks ago I discovered Pandora Jukebox. You create a station based on an artist or song and the website will try to guess what else you might like. I started out with Jackson Browne and Steve Earle and was quite impressed. Tonight I tried to stump the band, so to speak. I created a station based on Chuck Brodsky, but Pandora was up to the task. Among the offerings was a song I’d never heard from an artist I was unfamiliar with (Graham Lindsey). I think I’m gonna have to get the CD. Here’s the lyrics – I think they might be impressive even without the music.

 Matchbook Song
Graham Lindsey
(Key of E or C+4)

E
This ain’t no love song
Abm
This ain’t organized and scripted happenstance
A
This ain’t no ordinary radio selling straining for amends
E             B          C#m   B
It ain’t this and it ain’t that
E                                                 B
This ain’t no sideshow stripped out college vomit dance
          A       E
It’s just a song

 
E
This ain’t Kansas and this ain’t May
Abm
This ain’t the stuffing in a scarecrow wearing nothing but the rain
 A
This ain’t no cheap and dismal trick or treat di-ag-nosed in a day
E B C#m B
It’s what you want, so you say
E                                             B
If you need something more then I’ll be on my way
          A         E
It’s just song

 
Chorus I
A                                 
So here’s your posies, here’s my tray
C#m                                        C#m9
What I hope we live long enough to see a better day
E
This ain’t forever, there’s no such thing
Abm
This ain’t no frantic rag a-waiving for attention in my dreams
A
This ain’t political masturbation masquerading as a theme
E B C#m B
Ain’t no psychology blowjob for a scream
E B
It could be you or it could be me
A E
But it’s just a song

Chorus II
A
So here’s your hook and here’s my line
C#m C#m9
I apologize, I couldn’t give enough to you with rhyme
B (2 bars) A (2 bars)
– – – – – nothing – – – – – –
C#m                                        C#m9
But I promise while these words may not resound
E                                       B
I’ll always be here even if my heart is wrong
A                E
With just a song

B (2 bars) A (2 bars) C#m (2 bars) E B A E

Bridge
E
When we are strangers
Abm
and there ain’t no better place that we can go
A
This ain’t no sensational and cataclysmic centuries show
E B C#m B
No high tech prophecy of doom or hope
E B
I’m  only trying find the right road
A E
It’s just a song

 
Chorus III
A
So here’s the hook and here’s my line
C#m C#m9
There ain’t nothing at the end, but it’s sinking all the time
B A
——– nothing ———-
C#m C#m9
Well this can’t be the only way back down
E B
But it’s the only way I’ve got to reach the ground
A E
With just this song

Damn it was good!!! and while I’m posting this Pandora pulls up a Bill Staines song I’d never heard…. I LOVE IT!!!

http://pandora.com

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