Monday, November 3, 2008

Close His Eyes And I'll Kiss You

put the phone down, dear
it’s too late, his heart exploded,
forget about the popcorn,
no, leave it.
now, do it. then get me,
I’m in the dresser, loaded,
now do it, honey. then hold me
to your loving lips, do it
close his eyes and I’ll kiss you

The old playing with song titles game. The Beatles, of course. Tommorrow, I'll miss you, blah blah blah. I appreciate the indulgences everyone has allowed me re: posting poetry or videos. I've had a lot of personal stuff to deal with that started just before Harry's death. But, I'd like to post another video, it goes back to a post I made over the summer about Mike Martinez giving me a CD mix with "Vehicle" by The Ides of March on it. I love these guys because they are from Berwyn (or BER-wynnn?!, as Svengoolie might say), and I really really do dig this song. When it first was played on WLS-AM, Dick Biondi as our radio host, I thought it was Blood, Sweat & Tears. The horns, the voice. But again, I was pretty much an idiot back then...Wayne

And yet the video is straight from THE RIGHT STUFF. I was hoping for a 1970 Dodge Polara rolling underneath the Lake Street elevated tracks.


Capcom said...

Yes, that's lots of basic NASA stock footage there. Agreed, not sure if that genre quite fits the song, but a motor doesn't get much more "muscle" than rockets. :o)

Hope that life gets back to "normal" for you soon friend. Thanks for keeping in touch with us via blogging in spite of everything. XO

P.S. Listening to a Henry Mancini greatest hits CD right now that I bought because of your previous post (it has Experiment In Terror on it). :-)

Lana Gramlich said...

Great tune! I would've pegged it as Blood, Sweat & Tears, too.

Charles Gramlich said...

They've ruined this song for me down here. They're playing a version of it as an anti-drinking and driving theme. "I'm your designated driver."

Steve Malley said...

Man, all that writing *and* you still find time to keep blogging!

I tip my hat, sir...

G. W. Ferguson said...

Whenever I'm driving around listening to the local oldies station and that particular song comes on (which it does several times a day) I notice my foot presses down on the accelerator just a little bit harder. No surprise someone synched it with the ultimate muscle machines!

Still, it's no "D.O.A" by Bloodrock!