Thursday, February 09, 2006

just a song that I've had in my head

I'm not saying the song has anything to do with current events, or with prophets. Warren Zevon wrote it and released it on his self-titled 1976 album; Linda Ronstadt covered it two years later. It is Ronstadt's version that has been going through my head lately.

Everybody's restless and they've got no place to go
Someone's always trying to tell them
Something they already know
So their anger and resentment flow

But don't it make you want to rock and roll
All night long, Mohammed's Radio
I heard somebody singing sweet and soulful
On the radio, Mohammed's Radio

You know, the Sheriff's got his problems too
He will surely take them out on you
In walked the village idiot and his face was all aglow
He's been up all night listening to Mohammed's Radio

Don't it make you want to rock and roll
All night long, Mohammed's Radio
I heard somebody singing sweet and soulful
On the radio, Mohammed's Radio

Everybody's desperate trying to make ends meet
Work all day, still can't pay the price of gasoline and meat
Alas, their lives are incomplete

Don't it make you want to rock and roll
All night long, Mohammed's Radio
I heard somebody singing sweet and soulful
On the radio, Mohammed's Radio

You've been up all night listening for his drum
Hoping that the righteous might just might just might just come
I heard the General whisper to his aide-de-camp
"Be watchful for Mohammed's lamp"

Don't it make you want to rock and roll
All night long, Mohammed's Radio

18 comments:

Jason said...

Why would you go and incite more hostility with the Muslim community. It's people like you that get innocent people killed.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

Nah, it's people like Bushtard who start wars to beef up the military industrial complex, i.e. his side organization and Cheney's to gain money while the innocent people are killed.

People need to learn to take a joke. How much is said about Americans every day? I suck it up. I move on. Did I find any of the comments funny about John Kerry? No. But, they are a lot funnier now that Bushtard has f#cked up the US and all these dumbasses who voted him in are poorer now than ever before. Oh yeah, he saved them lots of money and they were worried about Kerry who promised no new taxes for those with annual household incomes of less than 200K?!

Let all hold hands, light some white candles and sing "Jesus Loves Me" together.

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Carrie said...

i'm lmao at jimmy and tbl.

poor poor mloyd....trying to be politically correct and you get bombarded by your mates.

tisk tisk tisk.

Jason said...

Boyd is such a mullah.

madamerouge said...

Jimmy is such a schmuck.

car@ said...

bad boys bad boys, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gona do when they come for you...

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toobusyliving said...

In other news, Madamerouge has finally switched from butter to margarine. Well, .

Adorable Girlfriend said...

But did he go to margarine sticks or to 'the tub'.

toobusyliving said...

you'll have to click on the teeny link on my last posting to find out ag!

sirbarrett said...

I don't know if it makes me want to rock and roll all night long. Is there a right answer?

Too tired to think about it, but hopefully someone will be singing nicely to me on my alarm clock tomorrow. I'll have to track this song down to hear what tone it itself is sung in.

The part about people being restless and having no where to go seems true right now, thirty some years later.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

It would make more sense as a stick, IMHO.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

It would make more sense as a stick, IMHO.

madamerouge said...

SO gross

madamerouge said...

SirB, I am glad I inspired you to track the track down.

Carrie said...

nuts. all of YoU