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Old 01-14-2009, 09:25 AM   #16
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Cool Foo Fighters--'In Your Honor'

Also in 2005, the Foo Fighters released In Your Honor, a double-album which featured acoustic tracks on the second disc. The album's singles included "Best of You", "DOA", "Resolve", "No Way Back", and "Miracle".

Frontman Dave Grohl said that the album was inspired by what he saw on the campaign trail of presidential hopeful John Kerry the year before. "We'd pull in to small towns, and thousands of people would come to be rescued by this man," said Grohl. "It's not a political record, but what I saw inspired me." Kerry gave people hope during the devastating reign of Bush, and it was certain the Democratic candidate would turn the tide. Alas, it was not to be, but Grohl dedicated the album to Kerry in the title. For so many seeking rescue by Kerry, it must have been painful to see their hero simply concede
to Bush and not fight for the presidency, as new voting discrepancies in favor of Bush arose in Ohio as they had previously in Florida four years before. Regardless, it was a wild ride, and encouraging.

Another famous figure to whom Grohl dedicated a song was none other than Grohl's departed fallen bandmate Kurt Cobain on the song "Friend Of a Friend", with whom Grohl shared an apartment, along with Krist Novoselic, in 1990. The song was written before Cobain's death in 1994.

The album features a number of special guests on its second, mellower disc, including Norah Jones, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin fame, and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age. Dave Grohl has described John Paul Jones' guest appearance as the "second greatest thing to happen to me in my
life."

Best Of You

I’ve got another confession to make
I’m your fool
Everyone’s got their chains to break
Holdin’ you

Were you born to resist or be abused?
Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
Are you gone and onto someone new?

I needed somewhere to hang my head
Without your noose
You gave me something that I didn’t have
But had no use
I was too weak to give in
Too strong to lose
My heart is under arrest again
But I break loose
My head is giving me life or death
But I can’t choose
I swear I’ll never give in
No, I refuse

Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
Has someone taken your faith?
Its real, the pain you feel
Your trust, you must
Confess

Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
Oh...

ooooh,oh,oh
ooooh,oh,oh
ooooh,oh,oh
ooooh,oh,oh
Has someone taken your faith?
Its real, the pain you feel
The life, the love
You'd die to heal
The hope that starts
The broken hearts
Your trust, you must
Confess

Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?

I’ve got another confession my friend
I’m no fool
I’m getting tired of starting again
Somewhere new

Were you born to resist or be abused?
I swear I’ll never give in
I refuse

Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
Has someone taken your faith?
Its real, the pain you feel
Your trust, you must
Confess
Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!


D.O.A.

Uh, you know I did it
It's over and I feel fine
Nothing you can say is gonna change my mind
Waited, and i wait the longest night
Nothing like the taste of sweet decline

I went down and i fell, i fell so fast
Dropping like the grains in an hour glass
Never say forever 'cause nothing lasts
Dancing with the bones of my buried past

Never mind there's nothing I can do
Bet your life there's something killing you.

It's a shame we have to die my dear
No one's getting out of here alive
This time
What a way to go but have no fear
No one's getting out of here alive
This time

I'm finished, i'm getting you off my chest
Made you come clean in a dirty dress
A promise is a promise if kept in check
Hard to cross a heart that beats its fist

Take a good hard look for the very last time
The very last one in a very long line.
Only took a second to say goodbye
Been a pleasure, but the pleasure's been mine all mine

Never mind there's nothing I can do
Bet your life there's something killing you.

It's a shame we have to die my dear
No-one's getting out of here alive
This time
What a way to go but have no fear
No one's getting out of here alive
This time


Ain't no way
D.O.A
Ain't no way
D.O.A

Take a good hard look for the very last time
The very last one in a very long line
Only took a second to say goodbye
Been a pleasure, but the pleasure's been mine all mine

Never mind there's nothing I can do
Bet your life there's something killing you.

It's a shame we have to die my dear
No one's getting out of here alive
This time
What a way to go but have no fear
No one's getting out of here alive
This time

It's a shame we have to disappear
No one's getting out of here alive
This time
This time
This time


Resolve

Something that I felt today, something that I heard
Swingin' from the chandeliers, hanging on your word
I remember watchin' you, once upon a time
Dancing from across the room, in another life

A little bit of resolve is what I need now
Pin me down, show me how
A little bit of resolve is what I need now
Pin me down, show me how

Lookin' back to find my way, never seemed so hard
Yesterday's been laid to rest, changing of the guard
I would never change a thing, even if I could
All the songs we used to sing, everything was good

A little bit of resolve is what I need now
Pin me down, show me how
A little bit of resolve is what I need now
Pin me down, show me how

One more year that you're not here has gone and passed you by
What happened to you, what happened to you?
One more tear that you won't hear has gone and passed you by
What happened to you, what happened to you?

A little bit of resolve is what I need now
Pin me down, show me how
A little bit of resolve is what I need now
Pin me down, show me how

A little bit of resolve
One more year that you're not here
Has gone and passed you by (A little bit of resolve)
A little bit of resolve
One more year that you're not here
Has gone and passed you by (A little bit of resolve)


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Cool Foo Fighters

No Way Back

Lately, I've been
Livin' in my head
The rest of me is dead,
I've (I'm) dying for truth.

Make me, believe,
No more left and right,
Come on take my side,
I'm fightin' for you,
I'm fightin' for you.

Pleased to meet you take my hand,
There is no way back from here,
Pleased to meet you say your prayers,
There is no way back from here,
But I don't care,
No way back from here.

Wake me, I'm ready,
Somethin' don't seem right,
I was dreamin',
I was talkin' to you,

Memory, mend me,
No one's seen my share,
Things I can't repair,
I'm breakin' to you,
I'm breakin' to you.

Pleased to meet you take my hand,
There is no way back from here,
Pleased to meet you say your prayers,
There is no way back from here,
But I don't care,
No way back from, here.
(Yeeeaaa, YEAAH!)
Pleased to meet you take my hand,
There is no way back from here,
Pleased to meet you say your prayers,
There is no way back from here,
But I don't care,
No way back from, here!


Miracle

Crazy, but I believe this time
Begging for sweet relief
A blessing in disguise
I'm dying behind these tired eyes
I've been losing sleep
Please come to me tonight

Hands on a miracle
I got my hands on a miracle
Believe it or not
Hands on a miracle
And there ain't no way, that you take it away

Everything that we've survived
It's gonna be alright
Just lucky we're alive
Got no vision
I've been blind
Searching everywhere
You're right there in my sight

Hands on a miracle
I got my hands on a miracle
Believe it or not
Hands on a miracle
And there ain't no way, that you take it away

Hands on a miracle
I got my hands on a miracle
Believe it or not
Hands on a miracle
I got my, hands on a miracle
And there ain't no way, that you take it away

Take it away


Friend Of a Friend

He needs a quiet room
With a lock to keep him in
It's just a quiet room
And he's there

He plays an old guitar
With a coin found by the phone
It was his friends guitar
That he played

He's never been in love
But he knows just what love is
He says nevermind
And no one speaks

He thinks he drinks too much
Cause when he tells his two best friends
"I think I drink too much"
No one speaks
No one speaks
No one speaks

He plays an old guitar
With a coin found by the phone
It was his friends guitar
That he played

When he plays
No one speaks
No one speaks
When he plays
No one speaks


In Your Honor

Can you hear me
Hear me screamin'
Breaking in the muted sky
This thunder heart
Like bombs beating
Echoing a thousand miles

Mine is yours and yours is mine
There is no divide
In your honor
I would die tonight

Mine is yours and yours is mine
I will sacrifice
In your honor
I would die tonight
For you to feel alive

Can you feel me
Feel me breathing
One last breath before I close my eyes
This offering
For receiving
Deliver me into the other side

Mine is yours and yours is mine
There is no divide
In your honor
I would die tonight

Mine is yours and yours is mine
I will sacrifice
In your honor
I would die tonight
For you to feel alive

For you to feel alive
For you to feel alive
For you to feel alive
AHH

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Cool The White Stripes--'Get Behind Me Satan'

The White Stripes returned with Get Behind Me Satan, an album which featured more acoustic work by guitarist Jack White than electric. Singles from the album included "Blue Orchid", "My Doorbell", and "The Denial Twist". The critically praised album was named after Christ's reprimand of His Tempter in the wilderness in the Gospels. White explained in a radio interview that "Truth is the number one theme throughout the album 'Get Behind Me Satan'."

Blue Orchid

You got a reaction
You got a reaction didn't you?
You took a white orchid
You took a white orchid turned it blue

Something better than nothing
Something better than nothing, it's giving up
You need to do something
Try keep the truth from showing up

How dare you
How old are you now, anyway?
How dare you
How old are you now, anyway?

How old are you
How old are you now, anyway?


You're given a flower
But I guess that there's just no pleasing you
Your lips tastes sour
But you think that it's just me teasing you

You got a reaction
You got a reaction, didn't you?
You took a white orchid
You took a white orchid turned it blue

Get behind me
Get behind me now, anyway
Get behind me
Get behind me now, anyway

Get behind me
Get behind me now, anyway

You got a reaction
You got a reaction, didn't you?
You took a white orchid
You took a white orchid turned it blue



My Doorbell

I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
Yeah, I been thinkin' about my doorbell

Oh, well

Well women and children need kisses
Not the man in my life I know
And I been goin' to Mister and Miss
I respect the art at the show
Take back what you said little girl
And while you're at it take yourself back too
I'm tired of sittin' and waitin'
Woman, whatcha gonna do now, whatcha gonna do about it

I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
Yeah, I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it oh
I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
Yeah, I been thinkin' about my doorbell

Oh, well

You don't seem to come around
Point your finger and make a sound
You don't seem to come around
Knock knock since you knocked it down

Oh, well

Make a sound and I'll make you feel right
Right at home
Right at home

You know you got me waiting in vain,
How come it's so easy to you?
You don't strike me as the type to be callous
But your words seem so obtuse
But then again I know you feel guilty
And you tell me you want me again
But I don't need any of your pity
I got plenty of my own friends
They're all above me

And I've been thinkin' about my doorbell
When they gonna ring it, when they gonna ring it
Yeah, I've been thinkin' about my doorbell
When they gonna ring it, when they gonna ring it, oh
I've been thinkin' about my doorbell
When they gonna ring it, when they gonna ring it
Yeah, I been thinkin' about my doorbell

Oh, well

They don't seem to come around
Point your finger and make a sound
They don't seem to come around
Maybe they they'll knock 'em down

Oh, well

Make a sound and I'll make you feel right
Right at home
Right at home

I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
Yeah, I been thinkin' about my doorbell
When you're gonna ring it, when you're gonna ring it

I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about my doorbell, oh, oh well


The Denial Twist

If you think that a kiss is all in the lips
C'mon, you got it all wrong, man
And if you think that our dance was all in the hips
Oh well, then do the twist
If you think holding hands is all in the fingers
Grab hold of the soul where the memory lingers and
Make sure to never do it with a singer
Cause they'll tell everyone in the world

But he was thinking about the girl
Yeah, but he's thinking about the girl, oh

A lot of people get confused and they bruise
Real easy when it comes to love
They start putting on their shoes and walking out
And singing "boy, I think I had enough"

Just because she makes a big rumpus
She don't mean to be mean or hurt you on purpose, boy
Take a tip and do yourself a little service
Take a mountain turn it into a mole

Just by playing a different role
Yeah, by playing a different role, oh

The boat yeah you know she's rockin' it
And the truth well you know there's no stoppin' it

The boat yeah you know she's still rockin' it
The truth well you know there's no stoppin' it

So what, somebody left you in a rut
And wants to be the one who's in control
But the feeling that you're under can really make you wonder
How the hell she could be so cold

So now you're left, denying the truth
And it's getting in the wisdom in the back of your tooth
You need ta spit it out, in a telephone booth
While you call everyone that you know, and ask 'em

Where do you think she goes
Oh yeah, where d'ya suppose she goes, oh

The truth well you know there's no stoppin' it
And the boat well you know she's still rockin' it

The boat well you know she's still rockin' it
And the truth yeah you know there's no stoppin' it

You recognize with your back in the back?
That it's colder when she rocks the boat
But it's the cause hittin on the Cardinal Laws?
'bout the proper place to hang her coat

So to you, the truth is still hidden
And the soul plays the role of a lost little kitten but
You should know that the doctors weren't kidding
She's been singing it all along

But you were hearin' a different song
Ya you were hearin' a different song
But you were hearin' a different song

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Cool Staind--'Chapter V'

Stained also returned with Chapter V, which featured their hit single "Right Here", as well as songs such as "Falling", "Everything Changes", and "King Of All Excuses". Frontman Aaron Lewis stated that he believes "'Chapter V' is the best record the band have released to date."

Some songs on the album are personal responses to collective entities, such as the record industry, on "Paper Jesus", where the band attacks corporate heads who worship money over the music. Another song, "Reply", is the band's message to fans who wrote to them over the years. Staind was apparently a band for people, fans, not music industry bigwigs and hip tastemakers. They shrugged off criticisms, saying, "Having three straight number one albums was a nice big f you to a lot of people who have slagged us. Nobody can ever take away that fact."

Right Here

I know I've been mistaken,
but just give me a break and see the changes that I've made.
I've got some imperfections,
But how can you collect them all and throw them in my face

[Chorus]
But you always find a way to keep me right here waiting
You always find the words to say to keep me right here waiting
And if you chose to walk away I'd still be right here waiting
Searching for the things to say to keep you right here waiting

I hope you're not intending
To be so condescending, it's as much as I can take.
And you're so independent, you just refuse to bend
So I keep bending 'till I break

[Chorus]
But you always find a way to keep me right here waiting
You always find the words to say to keep me right here waiting
And if you chose to walk away I'd still be right here waiting
Searching for the things to say to keep you right here waiting

I've made a commitment, I'm willing to bleed for you
I needed fulfillment
I found what I need in you

Why can't you just forgive me?
I don't want to relive all the mistakes I've made along the way...

But I always find a way to keep you right here waiting
waiting
I always find the words to say to keep you right here waiting

But you always find a way to keep me right here waiting
You always find the words to say to keep me right here waiting
And if I chose to walk away, would you be right here waiting
Searching for the things to say to keep me right here waiting


Falling

You
In your shell
Are you waiting for someone to rescue you
From yourself
Don't be disappointed when no one comes

Don't blame me you didn't get it
Don't blame me you didn't get it
Don't blame me you didn't get it

I already told you that falling is easy
It's getting back up that becomes the problem
Becomes the problem
If you don't believe you can find a way out
You've become the problem
Become the problem

You
All alone
Are you waiting for someone to make you whole?
Can't you see?
Aren't you tired of this dysfunctional routine?

Don't blame me you didn't get it
Don't blame me you didn't get it
Don't blame me you didn't get it

I already told you that falling is easy
It's getting back up that becomes the problem
Becomes the problem
If you don't believe you can find a way out
You've become the problem
Become the problem

I already told you that falling is easy
It's getting back up that becomes the problem
Becomes the problem
If you don't believe you can find a way out
You've become the problem
Become the problem

Falling is easy
It's getting back up that becomes the problem
Becomes the problem
And if you believe you can find a way out
Then you've solved the problem
You've solved your problem.


Everything Changes

If you just walked away
What could I really say?
Would it matter anyway?
Would it change how you feel?

I am the mess you chose
The closet you cannot close
The devil in you i suppose
'Cause the wounds never heal

But everything changes
If I could
Turn back the years
If you could
Learn to forgive me
Then I could learn to feel

Sometimes the things I say
In moments of disarray
Succumbing to the games we play
To make sure that it's real

But everything changes
If I could
Turn back the years
If you could
Learn to forgive me
Then I could learn to feel

When it's just me and you
Who knows what we could do
If we can just make it through
The toughest part of the day

But everything changes
If I could
Turn back the years
If you could
Learn to forgive me
Then I could
Learn how to feel
Then we could
Stay here together
And we could
Conquer the world
If we could
Say that forever
Is more than just a word

If you just walked away
What could I really say?
And would it matter anyway?
It wouldn't change how you feel


King Of All Excuses

You
I trusted your intentions, a trust you took advantage of
Now you
Are sitting in the hole that you dug around yourself

You've lied so much you think it's true
Do you know what the truth is?
How does someone get to be like you?
The king of all excuses

Is she
Your partner in deception or caught inside the web you’ve spun?
Did you
Forget that you were family, the damage you have done

You've lied so much you think it's true
Do you know what the truth is?
How does someone get to be like you?
The king of all excuses

I trusted you
I trusted in you

This time
You're gonna get it
All the things you've done coming back to you
This time
You're gonna feel it
You're conscience slowly suffocating you
In time
You will regret it
Say goodbye to all the things you've gotten used to
Life will find a way to bring this karma to you
Life will find a way to bring this karma to you

You've lied so much you think it's true
Do you know what the truth is?
How does someone get to be like you?
The king of all excuses

Everything must come full circle
It kills me that I feel this hurtful
I wonder what your children think of you
The king of all excuses


Paper Jesus

You take this all for granted
All the things they choose to feed you
By keeping you distracted
Just long enough to bleed you...dry

A reason for your anger
It's what I need
It's what I need
To recognize the truth
It's what I need
It's what I need
So burn your paper Jesus
It's what I need
It's what I need
And own the things you do
It's what I need
It's what I need

Question what they sell you
All the lies that they are teaching
And they've made a corporation
Out of desperate people's feelings...of fear

A reason for your anger
It's what I need
It's what I need
To recognize the truth
It's what I need
It's what I need
So burn your paper Jesus
It's what I need
It's what I need
And own the things you do
It's what I need
It's what I need

Somebody chose these words for you
Interpretations of the truth
Somewhere behind your fear they hide
To fill the holes inside

A reason for your anger
It's what I need
It's what I need
To recognize the truth
It's what I need
It's what I need
So burn your paper Jesus
It's what I need
It's what I need
And own the things you do
It's what I need
It's what I need


Reply

I have seen
Too many sad eyes look at me
The eyes that set me free
All the places that I've been

Thank you for
The letters that you thought you wrote in vain
And for
The times you chose to stand out in the rain
And wait
For me
For me

Your words
Your words help me to see
A little honesty
In a world that doesn't share
And your eyes
Tell the story of your pain
Severity of your disdain
In a world that doesn't care

So thank you for
The letters that you thought you wrote in vain
And for
The times you chose to stand out in the rain
And wait

You
You understand my pain
From this I gather strength
In that we are the same

So thank you for
The letters that you thought you wrote in vain
And for
The times you chose to stand out in the rain
And wait
The life I live would never be the same
Without you here
You here
You here
Without you here

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Cool Coheed and Cambria--'Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One...'

Another band which made extensive use of Roman numerals in their titles was Coheed and Cambria, with Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness. The album was another prog rock opus which told the continuing saga of the band's fictional husband and wife team Coheed and Cambria and their travels through space. A graphic novel of the same name coincided with the album's release.

The album was an even bigger success for the band. However, it was also stickered for "violence": words such as "crush", "die", "hell", and "kill" were heavily censored on the edited version of the album. Was this going too far in America's supercharged conservative cultural climate? Regardless, the album ranked number 69 in the October 2006 issue of Guitar World magazine's list of the greatest 100 guitar albums of all time. The album peaked at #7 on the Billboard 200, selling over 500,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

An acoustic version of "Wake Up" was featured on the Snakes on a Plane soundtrack.

It was clear from the growing series of albums that the band was beginning to out-Rush even Rush themselves back in the day with song and epic concepts that extended over a period of several albums. However, the band's
comparisons were not confined to just lyrics, but the vocals of Claudio Sanchez were astonishingly similar to Geddy Lee's in their being high-pitched.
Unfortunately, he acted full of contempt toward Rush, as he was not even familiar with them--but once he heard the mighty Canadian power trio, he was very impressed and enjoyed them a lot!

Welcome Home

You could have been all I wanted
But you weren't honest
Now get in the ground
You choked off the surest of favors
But if you really loved me
You would have endured my world

Well if you're just as I presumed
A whore in sheep's clothing
****ing up all I do
And if it's here we stop
Then never again
Will you see this in your life?

Hang on to the glory at my right hand
Here laid to rest, is our love ever longed?
With truth on the shores of compassion
You seem to take premise to all of these songs

You stormed off to scar the armada
Like Jesus played martyr,
I'll drill through your hands

The stone for the curse you have blamed me
With love and devotion, now die as you sleep.

But if you could just write me out
To never less wonder... happy will I become
Be true that this is no option,
So with sin I condemn you
Demon play, Demon out.

Hang on to the glory at my right hand
Here hes laid to rest is our love ever longed?
With truth on the shores of compassion
You seem to take premise to all of these songs

One last kiss for you
One more wish to you
Please make up your mind girl...
I'd do anything for you
One last kiss for you
One more wish to you
Please make up your mind girl...
Before I hope you die

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Cool Coheed and Cambria

Ten Speed (Of God's Blood and Burial)

I can feel it in the way your blood and heart beats
My body's cold and it thinks that I'm already gone
Or is it in the way your body moves
I'd like to tell you
But I think that you already know
The words I drag out from your mouth speak
So listen up world, listen up world
In her vision I have given COMPANY
They see no evil in leading their bodies from home

Believer, you'll leave her, in leaving them all
No but I don't buy it
Like anything you do, as anyone you are
Ten Speed, if I must... then I must

Believer, you'll leave her, in leaving them all
No but I don't buy it
Like anything you do, as anyone you are

If written wrote me even chance
And the choice to save you
I wouldn't answer if it even had to ask
In her figure I've instilled a taste of my own
So listen up world, listen up world
To make it easier to take what life I'm owed
As the curse has returned from the hell of your
Heart and your soul

Believer, you'll leave her, in leaving them all
No but I don't buy it
Like anything you do, as anyone you are
Ten Speed, if I must... then I must

Believer, you'll leave her, in leaving them all
No but I don't buy it
Like anything you do, as anyone you are

Nobody knows but you
Nobody knows but you
'Cause I don't want to ride tonight...
No I don't want to go
I don't want to ride tonight...
Or maybe I don't want to go

[Spoken:]
"But are you going to kill her off?"
"Its not your decision, I love her character, she stays."
"Yeah, well the only thing love's done is put you in this position; I say kill her off!"
"Yeah, but you say a lot of things... and how does that work? You're a bicycle"

Believer, you'll leave her, in leaving them all
No but I don't buy it
Like anything you do, as anyone you are
Ten Speed, if I must... then I must

Believer, you'll leave her, in leaving them all
No but I don't buy it
Like anything you do, as anyone you are

Cause I'm...
Ten Speed, of God's Blood & Burial [x7]
Ten Speed, of God's Blood


The Suffering

Is there word or right to say,
Even in this old-fashioned way?
Go make your move girl.
I'm not coming home.

Would things have changed if I could've stayed?
Would you have loved me either way?
Dressed to the blues
Day to day with my collar up.

Decision sits so make it quick,
A breath inhaled from an air so sick.
I cursed the day that I'd learned
Of the web you've spun.
You had your hold till bleeding.

(Hey, Hey!)
If it was up to me,
I would've figured you out,
Way before the year clocked out.
Oh, I hope you're waiting,
Oh, I hope you're waiting.

Listen well, will you marry me? (Not now, Boy)
And are you well in the Suffering? (You've been)
The most gracious of hosts,
You may be invited, girl, but you're not coming in.

Listen well, will you marry me. (Not now, Boy)
And are you well in the Suffering? (You've been)
The most gracious of hosts
I may be invited, girl, but I'm not coming in.

(Hey, Hey!)
If it was up to me
I would have never walked out.
So until the sun burns out
Oh, I hope you're waiting.

We have lived as a child would care.
With this vial to drink I dare.
(Oh where have you been, oh where have you been)
Only to cry all alone with your taste on tongue.
(Oh where have you been if it hurts to be forgiving, Bye)

Should we try this again with hope? (Bye, Bye)
Or is it lost, give up the ghost.
And should I die all alone as I knew I would.
(Then burn in hell young sinner)

(Hey, Hey!)
If it was up to me
I would've figured you out
Way before the year clocked out.
Oh, I hope you're waiting.
Oh, I hope you're waiting.

Listen well, will you marry me? (Not now, Boy)
And are you well in the Suffering? (You've been)
The most gracious of hosts
You may be invited, girl, but you're not coming in.

Listen well, will you marry me? (Not now, Boy)
And are you well in the Suffering? (You've been)
The most gracious of hosts
I may be invited, girl, but I'm not coming in.

(Hey, Hey!)
If it was up to me
I would've figured you out
Way before the year clocked out.
Oh, I hope you're waiting.

(Hey, Hey!)
If it was up to me
I would have never walked out.
So until the sun burns out
Oh, I hope you're waiting.

Listen well, will you marry me? (Not now, Boy)
And are you well in the Suffering? (You've been)
The most gracious of hosts
You may be invited, girl, but you're not coming in.

Listen well, will you marry me? (Not now, Boy)
And are you well in the Suffering? (You've been)
The most gracious of hosts
I may be invited, girl, but I'm not coming in.

Listen well, will you marry me? (Not now, Boy)
And are you well in the Suffering? (You've been)
The most gracious of hosts
You may be invited, girl, but you're not coming in.

Listen well, will you marry me? (Not now, Boy)
And are you well in the Suffering? (You've been)
The most gracious of hosts
I may be invited, girl, but I'm not coming in,

And you're not coming in.



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Talking December 21, 2005: You'll like Elton John's *blushing bride*!!!

On December 21, 2005, Elton John married again, this time, to Canadian David Furnish, a former advertising executive and film maker. This event was significant in that it reflected Britain's new acceptance of alternative lifestyles and of gay marriages and civil unions. Such a thing could never be thought of in America.

Their wedding was underattended, however, with a few close family members and associates, and Furnish's dog, while countless others struggled to make it to the event but were clogged in the traffic jam they caused. The wedding guests did attend the lavish reception at their Berkshire mansion, all of which cost around £1 million.

John's tying of the knot followed his first wedding to a German woman, recording engineer Renate Blauel nearly twenty years before in Sydney, Australia, on February 14, 1984. Unfortunately, the marriage only lasted four and a half years, ending in 1988. After this, John announced that he was not bisexual, as he had claimed in 1976, but that he was fully gay. He felt that his announcement of being bisexual was a compromise.

Not surprisingly, given many people's hostile attitudes towards gays, Elton John said in an interview the following year 2006, that, "From my point of view, I would ban religion completely. Organized religion doesn't seem to work. It turns people into really hateful lemmings and it's not really compassionate."
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Unhappy October 24, 2005: Rosa Parks dies.

One sad event, though not directly connected to rock and roll, was the passing of civil rights activist Rosa Parks on October 24, 2005. Her simple act of defiance in 1955, refusing to give up her seat to a white bus passenger in Montgomery, Alabama, sparked the powerful bus boycott, launched the civil rights movement, and propelled the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., to national, and international prominence.

Born Rosa Louise McCauley on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama, she studied at schools for African-Americans until she left to care for her ill mother and grandmother. The state of Alabama had the notorious Jim Crow laws in effect where blacks were effectively restricted from taking part in the rest of society: everything from drinking fountains, movie theaters, hospitals, and ultimately busses, were designated specially as either "whites only" or "blacks only". Even worse, school busses would freely take white children to schools while black children were forced to walk to school. "I'd see the bus pass every day," Parks said. "But to me, that was a way of life; we had no choice but to accept what was the custom. The bus was among the first ways I realized there was a black world and a white world."

While she recognized most whites as kind, she could not avoid the overt racism in her area. The Ku Klux Klan marched down the street, which prompted her grandfather to guard his house with a shotgun. The Montgomery Industrial School, founded and staffed by white northerners for black children, was burned twice by arsonists, and its faculty was ostracized by the white community.

In 1932, Rosa married Raymond Parks, a barber as well as a member of the NAACP, who were at the time defending the Scottsboro Boys, a group of black youths who where falsely accused of raping a white woman. Her husband encouraged her to finish her schooling, and not only did she register to vote, but was able to get a job at Maxwell Air Force Base, where racial segregation was prohibited.

In the 1940's and '50's, there were a number of instances where blacks defied orders to give up seats to white passengers, including baseball legend Jackie Robinson, who was serving in the military in 1944 and refused to give up his seat to a white man. He was court-martialed, then acquitted. The NAACP needed a strong case to prove their point of the injustice of forced bus seating.

In Montgomery, the first four rows of bus seats were reserved for white people. Buses had "colored" sections for black people—who made up more than 75% of the bus system's riders—generally in the rear of the bus. These sections were not fixed in size but were determined by the placement of a movable sign. Black people also could sit in the middle rows, until the white section was full. Then they had to move to seats in the rear, stand, or, if there was no room, leave the bus. Black people were not allowed to sit across the aisle from white people. The driver also could move the "colored" section sign, or remove it altogether. If white people were already sitting in the front, black people could board to pay the fare, but then had to disembark and reenter through the rear door. There were times when the bus departed before the black customers who had paid made it to the back entrance.

It happened to fall on Rosa Parks, then working as a seamstress on the early evening of December 1, 1955, when she sat in one of the front seats reserved for black passengers toward the back. Part of the policy on the bus was that if the white section became too crowded, than black passengers could be ordered to move from their designated seats to accommodate whites. When the driver ordered her to stand up move for a white passenger, she simply said " I don't think I should have to stand up." The driver warned her that if she did not stand up and give away her seat, then she would be arrested. She simply replied, "You may do that."
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Unhappy RIP Rosa Parks.

In spite of claims that she refused to give up her seat because she was
"tired" or "old", she countered this by saying in her autobiography, "People always say that I didn't give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn't true. I was not tired physically, or no more tired than I usually was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old then. I was forty-two. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in."

Parks was charged with a violation of Chapter 6, Section 11 segregation law of the Montgomery City code, even though she technically had not taken up a white-only seat—she had been in a colored section. The driver saw fit to arbitrarily change the seating section to accommodate white passengers.
She had in fact broken no law.

Her unjust arrest launched the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which took away much revenue from the busses. Her treatment launched the activist career of
Martin Luther King, Jr., who fought for fair treatment of people of color. Throughout the 50's and 60's, America began a turbulent push for equality of all citizens, which often ended in horrific violence as well as many hard-earned successes. Parks would be called "the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."

Though Parks retained a quiet dignity about her, crediting her faith as sustaining her, her life after her arrest was anything but quiet. She remained in the spotlight well into her later years. On August 30, 1994, Joseph Skipper, an African-American drug addict, attacked 81-year-old Parks in her home. The incident sparked outrage throughout America. After his arrest, Skipper said that he had not known he was in Parks' home but recognized her after entering. Skipper asked, "Hey, aren't you Rosa Parks?" to which she replied, "Yes." She handed him $3 when he demanded money, and an additional $50 when he demanded more. Before fleeing, Skipper struck Parks in the face. Skipper was arrested and charged with various breaking and entering offenses against Parks and other neighborhood victims. He admitted guilt and, on August 8, 1995, was sentenced to eight to 15 years in prison.

In March 1999, a lawsuit was filed on Parks' behalf against American hip-hop duo OutKast and LaFace Records, claiming that the group had illegally used Rosa Parks' name without her permission for the song "Rosa Parks", the most successful radio single of OutKast's 1998 album Aquemini. The song's chorus, which Parks' legal defense felt was disrespectful to Parks, is as follows: "Ah ha, hush that fuss / Everybody move to the back of the bus / Do you want to bump and slump with us / We the type of people make the club get crunk."[33]

The case was dismissed in November 1999 by U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Hackett. In August 2000, Parks hired attorney Johnnie Cochran to help her appeal the district court's decision. Cochran argued that the song did not have First Amendment protection because, although its title carried Parks' name, its lyrics were not about her. However, U.S. District Judge Barbara Hackett upheld OutKast's right to use Parks' name in November 1999, and Parks took the case to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, where some charges were remanded for further trial.

A comedic scene in the 2002 film Barbershop featured a cantankerous barber, played by Cedric the Entertainer, arguing with co-workers and shop patrons that other African Americans before Parks had resisted giving up their seats in defiance of Jim Crow laws, and that she had received undeserved fame because of her status as an NAACP secretary. Activists Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton launched a boycott against the film, contending it was "disrespectful", but NAACP president Kweisi Mfume stated he thought the controversy was "overblown." The scene also offended Parks, who boycotted the NAACP 2003 Image Awards ceremony, which Cedric hosted.

Parks' attorneys and caretaker, Elaine Steele, refiled in August 2004, and named BMG, Arista Records and LaFace Records as the defendants, asking for $5 billion in damages. (Also named as defendants were several parties not directly connected to the songs, including Barnes & Noble and Borders Group for selling the songs, and Gregory Dark and Braddon Mendelson, the director and producer, respectively, of the 1998 music video. The judge dismissed the music video producers from the case by the reason of "fraudulent joinder,"
as these defendants had no connection to the case and there was no justifiable reason for the plaintiff's attorneys to add them to the lawsuit.)

Parks passed away on October 24, 2005, at the age of 92.
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She moved to Detroit after the boycott, and Twelfth Street there was renamed for her and promoted to boulevard statuswhule she was still alive.
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Unhappy January 28, 2005: Traffic drummer Jim Capaldi dies.

Earlier that year, on January 28, 2005, legendary drummer Jim Capaldi, who performed with Traffic in the late 60's as well as other top names in rock, died at the age of 60 from a brief bout with stomach cancer. In addition to drumming, he was also a noted songwriter. He was known to have perfomed with such notables as Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, and Alvin Lee.

Born Nicola James Capaldi on August 2, 1944, in Evesham, Worcestershire, England, Jim Capaldi co-founded Traffic with Steve Winwood in 1967 and helped usher in the popularity of psychedelic music in both Britain and America, and incorporated such elements as jazz, keyboards, horns, and improvisational styles in their music. The band released such hits as "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and "Hole In My Shoe" from 1967, and "The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys" in 1971. In addition to instrumentalist Chris Wood who played horns, flute, and keyboards, the band featured Dave Mason on guitar, but friction between Winwood and the rest of the band resulted in Mason's dismissal. In 1971, Ric Grech of Family joined Traffic on bass. The group continued until 1974, though they reunited for a one-off tour in 1994. A fan left a voice message at Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir's hotel, suggesting that Traffic should tour with the Dead, and Weir agreed to the tour.

Capaldi also recorded a number of solo albums apart from his time in Traffic. He was married to his Brazilian wife Aninha and lived in Brazil in the 80's, where he became involved in environmental activism and in the plight of Brazilian street children.

In 2004, the year before Capaldi's passing, Traffic were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. At the time of his death, the surviving members of Traffic, including Steve Winwood, were planning another band-related project and tour with the group. In 2007, Dear Mr. Fantasy, a celebration of Capaldi's life and musical contributions, was attended by many big names in music.

Dear Mr. Fantasy

Dear Mister Fantasy play us a tune
Something to make us all happy
Do anything take us out of this gloom
Sing a song, play guitar
Make it snappy
You are the one who can make us all laugh
But doing that you break out in tears
Please don't be sad if it was a straight mind you had
We wouldn't have known you all these years
Oooo Ahhhhh
Oooo Ahhhhh
Oooo Ahhhhh
Oooo Ahhhhh Ahhhhh


Dear Mister Fantasy play us a tune
Something to make us all happy
Do anything take us out of this gloom
Sing a song, play guitar
Make it snappy
Yeah, yeah

[Instrumental]

Dear Mister Fantasy play us a tune
Something to make us all happy
Do anything take us out of this gloom
Sing a song, play guitar
Make it snappy
You are the one who can make us all laugh
But doing that you break out in tears
Please don't be sad if it was a straight mind you had
We wouldn't have known you all these years


The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys

If you see something that looks like a star
And it's shooting up out of the ground
And your head is spinning from a loud guitar
And you just can't escape from the sound
Don't worry too much, it'll happen to you
We were children once, playing with toys
And the thing that you're hearing is only the sound of
The low spark of high-heeled boys

The percentage you're paying is too high priced
While you're living beyond all your means
And the man in the suit has just bought a new car
From the profit he's made on your dreams
But today you just read that the man was shot dead
By a gun that didn't make any noise
But it wasn't the bullet that laid him to rest was
The low spark of high-heeled boys

If you had just a minute to breathe and they granted you one final wish
Would you ask for something like another chance?
Or something similar as this? Don't worry too much
It'll happen to you as sure as your sorrows are joys
And the thing that disturbs you is only the sound of
The low spark of high-heeled boys

The percentage you're paying is too high priced
While you're living beyond all your means
And the man in the suit has just bought a new car
From the profit he's made on your dreams
But today you just read that the man was shot dead
By a gun that didn't make any noise
But it wasn't the bullet that laid him to rest was
The low spark of high-heeled boys

If I gave you everything that I owned and asked for nothing in return
Would you do the same for me as I would for you?
Or take me for a ride, and strip me of everything including my pride
But spirit is something that no one destroys
And the sound that I'm hearing is only the sound
The low spark of high-heeled boys

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Unhappy March 10, 2005: Molly Hatchet vocalist Danny Joe Brown dies.

On March 10, 2005, the rock world lost Danny Joe Brown, lead singer of Southern rockers Molly Hatchet, when he died from a combination of pneumonia and other illnesses. He was only 53. He had also been suffering from diabetes, a condition he had since the age of 19.

Though Molly Hatchet's classification as a Southern rock band has been disputed, the group was one of the first to update the subgenre by infusing it with the sounds of heavy metal and harder rock. They may have not been cut of the same cloth as Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Charlie Daniels Band, but they were very successful in giving a Southern boogie kick to heavy rock and roll in the late 70's and early 80's when the genre appeared on the wane.

The band was named after the notorious Abigail "Hatchet Molly", a murderess from the 1600's in Salem, Massechussetts, which, like 80's metal band Lizzie Borden, was named after the famed female axe murderer. The band was about to have their debut album produced by Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd, but the frontman's death in the tragic plane crash in 1977 with other members of the band cut short those plans. Molly Hatchet's self-titled debut album was released in 1978 and sold over a million copies. The band had a very good run with songs such as "Flirting With Disaster", "Satisfied Man", "Beatin' the Odds", and a cover of the Allman Brothers' "Dreams I'll Never See". The fantasy illustrations by Frank Frazetta on the band's album covers helped tie the band in with the resurgent heavy metal genre.

Brown's bout with diabetes forced him out of the band in 1983, but he later returned with a solo album and another crack at fame with the band in 1984,
on their album 'The Deed Is Done'. Unfortunately, Brown's health problems continued, and the band broke up in 1986.
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Unhappy July 1, 2005: Luther Vandross dies.

On July 1, 2005, the music world lost yet another singing sensation, when r & b performer Luther Vandross died at the age of 54.

Born April 20, 1951, in Manhattan, Vandross was raised in a musical family. His sister Patricia was in the 50's group The Crests who had a hit with the song "Sixteen Candles". In high school, Vandross joined a singing group called Shades of Jade, who recorded several songs. In 1972, in addition to being the president of the first-ever Patti Labelle fan club, he appeared on a Roberta Flack album in a duet, "Who's Gonna Make It Easier For Me". He not only co-wrote the song "Fascination" for David Bowie on 1974's 'Young Americans' album, but even sang backup for him on tour that year. Throughout the 70's he sang backup for many popular artists including Diana Ross, Carly Simon, Chaka Khan, Donna Summer, Bette Midler, Chic, and Barbra Streisand. He also released a few albums which sold in disappointing numbers.

In 1980, as a member of the dance-pop act Change, Vandross scored with the hits "A Lover's Holiday", "The Glow of Love" and "Searching". Though he called "The Glow Of Love", "the most beautiful song I have ever sung in my life", he declined to pursue further participation with Change, citing low pay as his decision to leave. He then signed with Epic Records, and the title song from his 1981 album 'Never Too Much' topped the r & b charts. Throughout the 80's, Vandross released a string of hits including "If This World Were Mine", "Bad Boy/Having a Party", "How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye", "Superstar/Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)", "'Til My Baby Comes Home", "It's Over Now", "Stop to Love", "There's Nothing Better Than Love", "Any Love","Here and Now", "Power of Love/Love Power", "The Best Things in Life Are Free", and many others. His songwriting and involvement in other artists' projects earned him the moniker "the black Phil Collins". He also sang with such artists as Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey.

Luther Vandross also sang during the 1997 Superbowl in New Orleans. In 2004, he won four Grammies for "Dance With My Father", which was co-written with Richard Marx.

Vandross suffered from diabetes as did his father, who died from the illness when the singer was only a child. Just before his 52nd birthday in 2003, Vandross suffered a stroke. He appeared briefly on videotape at the 2004 Grammys to accept his Song of the Year award, where he said, "Whenever I say goodbye it's never for long because I believe in the power of love." When he passed away the next year, no official cause of death was given.

During his life, questions remained about his sexuality. Was he gay? He was never seen in the company of women. He never confirmed nor denied being a homosexual, but insisted that his busy lifestyle would complicate marriage. He never wanted to be forthcoming about his sexuality, and often wanted to steer interviewers away from the topic altogether. After his death, an article in Out magazine had several of Vandross' friends, including gay comedy writer Bruce Vilanch, stating that Luther was indeed a closeted gay man. Those close to him claimed that he had a few brief intimate enounters with other men. It is tragically ironic that a singer who was so highly regarded for his uplifting songs of love and positive emotions could remain so lonely with only a few furtive relationships. Regardless of his situation, he gave the world the gift of great songs.


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Unhappy January 11, 2005: Jefferson Airplane's Spencer Dryden dies.

Also early that year, on January 11, 2005, former Jefferson Airplane drummer Spencer Dryden died at the age of 66 from stomach cancer. Two years before, Bob Dylan, Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, and Warren Haynes of the Allman Brothers, all helped raise $36,000 to help pay for Dryden's medical expenses due to hip replacement and heart surgery.

Dryden was born on April 7, 1938, in New York. His father, Wheeler Dryden, was a half-brother to classic actor Charlie Chaplin. While Spencer was still a baby, his family moved to Los Angeles in order for his father to work with Chaplin as an assistant director. Spencer became enamored by the jazz clubs there, and sought to take up the drums.

In 1966, as psychedelic band Jefferson Airplane began to take off, Dryden was recruited by the group to replace previous drummer Skip Spence. The former jazz drummer, together with bassist Jack Casady, created an exceptional rhythm section. A feature of live Airplane sets at the time were free-form improvisational jams, with Dryden's licks complementing Casady's fluid style. During this time also, he had an affair with Grace Slick. One song that Slick wrote on the occasion of Dryden's 30's birthday in 1968 was
"Lather", a bittersweet coming-of-age song about a boy who wants to remain young forever until, after a series of unpleasant events, he painfully learns he must grow up.

At the end of next year, 1969, the message of the song became disturbingly
prophetic: Jefferson Airplane played the ill-fated Altamont concert with the Rolling Stones, where Hell's Angels members caused mayhem and not only knocked Airplane guitarist Marty Balin guitarist unconsious, but murdered a young African-American attendee Meredith Hunter, in full view of the crowd and the Stones. This was the hippie generation's wakeup call, its moment grow up and lose its naivete. It was all over, and early that next year, 1970,
it was over for Dryden in the band. Shaken by the horrific events at Altamont, he left the group.

In the 70's, Dryden drummed for Grateful Dead offshoot New Riders Of the Purple Sage, and eventually became their manager by the late 70's. In the 80's, he joined a Bay Area supergroup, The Dinosaurs, which featured members of such 60's bands as Country Joe and the Fish, the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver
Messenger Service, Hot Tuna, and Big Brother and Holding Company. He remained with the band until 1995, when he retired from drumming.

The Dinosaurs also compelled late 80's/early 90's alternative guitarist J. Mascis to add "Jr." to the name of his new band, which became Dinosaur Jr.

In 1989, Dryden did not participate in the reunion of Jefferson Airplane, after years of being pop-rock oriented Jefferson Starship. He did join Jefferson Airplane for their Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame induction in 1996.

Dryden died in obscurity in 2005. At the time, he was living in a shack behind
rented property in Petaluma, California. He was survived by three children.

Grace Slick said in an interview in Rolling Stone that though the older one got, the less shocking death becomes, yet his death still "tore out a little piece of my heart", as she quoted Janis Joplin. She fondly remembered Dryden as being childlike, a sense of innocence and joy in his life during his time with the Airplane.

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Unhappy November 20, 2005: Chris Whitley dies.

The sad list of 2005 obituaries in music continued with the passing of acoustic
blues singer/songwriter Chris Whitley on November 20, 2005. He died of lung cancer at the age of 45.

Chris Whitley had slight commercial success, but attained a dedicated cult following. Armed with only an acoustic guitar, often the National brand or a dobro, he wrote and sang songs that spanned genres from blues, folk, and acoustic rock. He was often tied in with the alternative scene in the 90's. His 1995 album 'Din Of Ecstasy' saw him venture in to hard rock with electric guitar.

Born in Texas in Houston, Texas, on August 31, 1960, Whitley began working behind the scenes with such popular artists in the 90's when U2 producer Daniel Lanois found him and produced his first album, 'Living With the Law'. Fans enjoyed his brand of confessional songwriting mixed with acoustic blues and alternative rock, and other artists such as Dave Matthews appeared on later albums. He was a fan of Mississippi Delta bluesmen of the 30's, as well as jazz legend John Coltrane, and appeared in a the concert film documentary 'Hellhounds on my Trail - The Afterlife of Robert Johnson', with Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir, Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green, jam band Gov't Mule, and blues guitarist Keb' Mo.also recorded with Shawn Colvin, Cassandra Wilson, Rob Wasserman, Little Jimmy Scott, Mike Watt, Johnny Society, Joe Henry, Michael Shrieve, Chocolate Genius, DJ Logic, Ely Guerra, Goat, Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum, Clint Mansell and Jeff Lang.

In the fall of 2005, Whitley cancelled his tour, citing health issues and went to convalesce at health care hospice. When he died that fall, his brother, Dan, and daughter, Trixie, publicly announced his passing. Though he was not well known in the mainstream, many musicians and fans in the music community mourned his death. Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Hornsby, Tom Petty, Don Henley, Iggy Pop, Alanis Morissette, John Mayer, Gavin DeGraw, and Keith Richards all count themselves admirers of Whitley's music. Dave
Matthews has said, "I feel more passion for his music than I do for my own. I have a fervent, religious devotion to the magic that Chris Whitley makes". Longtime friend and producer Daniel Lanois said, "Chris Whitley, my friend since 1988. The deep soul he was gifted with is the soul that challenged his life journey. I will forever remember his beauty."

Rolling Stone eulogized him, saying, "The post-Hendrix explosion of whammybar wankers hasn't produced a single axeman who can compare to Chris Whitley. His eerie, bluesy voice and American gothic tunes frequently draw attention from the fact that he picks like a p!$$ed off Doc Watson jacked through a Marshall stack."

Unfortunately, Whitley was seen smoking in many photos and video clips, often during performances, which could have contributed to his terminal lung cancer. Slash, are you listening?




Living With the Law

Brother runnin' powder money
Daddy somewhere on a drunk
In the hours after washing
I do my dreaming with a gun


Well I come down from the country
Find a lesson in the draw
There ain't no secrets in the city
It's hard living with the law
They got machines mama I can't figure
They got a romance made for doing time
Send me out child, running outside

Out along a world of crime
Gonna swing my scythe, got a hand upon the handle
Gonna shade my children ways I understand
Milk the trigger, kill the hunger
Staring down this broken land
So fetch on up your greasy apron
Spread your lover in the straw
Hear me baby, I'm nearly crazy
It's hard living with the law

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