BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

It must be the "lyric posting" moon phase ...

I've noticed other folks on my F.L. going into spasms of lyric postings ... and I've had one that just rings so true for me at the moment that I'm jumping on that bandwagon. I've been listening to Gang Of Four's compilation "A Brief History of the Twentieth Century" over the past few days, and it struck me tonight just how much Paralysed sounded like the story of my life of late ...

Blinkered, paralyzed
Flat off my back
They say I was built with endeavour
But every man is for himself
Wealth is for the one that wants it
Paradise - if you can earn it
History is the reason
I'm washed up

Blinkered, paralyzed
Flat off my back
My ambitions come to nothing
What I wanted now just seems a waste of time
I can't make out what has gone wrong
I was good at what I did

Curse come home to roost
And I'm the dupe

- Gang Of Four
These guys had one of the all-time best live shows ... I saw them several times, with all permutations of bass player (a couple of shows with original member Dave Allen, then both Busta Cherry Jones and Sara Lee on subsequent tours). When I think back on those days I recall them being one of my hugely favorite bands (What We All Want was my get-psyched-up-to-go-out-at-1am tune), and it's odd how infrequently I am able to remember them when spewing out lists of bands (this probably has a lot to do with not having their early albums on CD).


I feel old and discarded and useless.

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