Friday, December 07, 2007
Two songs from the brilliant mind of Matt Johnson -- one his own, one a malevolent and sardonic take on a classic.
This is The The.
"Don't tell me what your name is.
I want your body, not your mind.
I want a feeling worth paying for before I say goodbye
But as I was talking, I couldn't look her in the eyes.
I just kept wondering how many men unleashed their frustration between her thighs?
Come my love, with your desire.
Out of the blue, and into the fire."
-- The The, Out of the Blue (Into the Fire)
"I wandered so aimless -- life filled with sin.
I wouldn't let my dear savior in.
Then Jesus came like a stranger in the night.
Praise the Lord -- I saw the light."
-- Hank Williams, I Saw the Light