Wednesday, August 30, 2006

maybe I'm taking it the wrong way

subtitled: artistic license

The other day, I was listening to 102.1 FM here in Toronto and they played "Comin' Home" by City and Colour. I had already heard "Save Your Scissors" and although I don't know who Alexis is or why she's on fire, I thought it was a nice enough song. But I was put off by this lyric in "Comin' Home"
I've been to Lincoln, Nebraska
and hell you know it ain't worth shit
I've never been to Lincoln, but I think it's pointless and somewhat immature for the song's protagonist to put a place down like that. Then again, the performer hails from a band whose Internet domain name is "the only band ever." I shouldn't expect too much.

The only other character I know of that might dislike Lincoln is Aurora Greenway. Her daughter died there, in a hospital room, in Terms of Endearment.

30 comments:

Salem said...

What a coincidence! I just slammed Alexisonfire 2 minutes ago in my own comments.

tornwordo said...

I never pay attention to lyrics. lol.

Timmy said...

Hoosiers hate Nebraska, because everyone hates us.

indygirl said...

Look at you, standing up for the little guy!

Crucible said...

Haven't heard Coming Home yet. But Save Your Scissors has a line something like "everyone falls in love with me". Bit of an ego? Too bad the damn tune is catchy.

Nölff said...

They are all Yankees and won't be as cool as us.

Jason said...

I just stay away from the damn radio and those noisy kids.

Now get me a cup of tea.

Salem said...

I hate Coming Home even more than I hate Save Your Scissors and The Grace.

madamerouge said...

When I look at the pictures of Alexis on Fire, I think of Muppet Babies. In their case, they could be the Barenaked Ladies Babies. Cartoonish. 7 a.m. Saturdays.

Shora said...

I have no choice but to listen to them constantly, damned teenagers.

Ooh! Terms Of Endearment! Guess if I sobbed my heart out watching that or not.

Glad you're back, Rouge. xo

your judgemental aunt said...

you hate toronto, blog mean things about it and you're a flamer so you're on fire.

teh l4m3 said...

My mom's from Lincoln. And yeah, there are many reasons why she moved to California.

Miss Thistle said...

One of Thistle's secrets shames: She has never seen Terms of Endearment.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

I didn't remember Debra Winger dying in Nebraska. I remember the smart mouth kid saying, "Texas is the greatest state."

Salem said...

I set her on fire. Sorry.

Carrie said...

sorry but i'm lmao at salem

glad to have u back with us darling! xoxo

car@ said...

Who are they? damn....now i am so happy i have grown up listening to Prince eh! ;-)

I am so happy to see u in action again madame!! :-)

R2K said...

sounds like a terrible song.

Butchieboy said...

They look like a bunch of stupid doody heads and they're stinky.

The Persian said...

I loved Terms of Endearment, cried like a baby at the end.

sirbarrett said...

I don't know who Alexis is either but what I do know is that I never have patience of radio stations. I listen to them all until I get sick of them and then switch. However, if you like this song maybe I should at least hear it, and switch back to 102.1 for a second.

sirbarrett said...

THE EDGE!

teh l4m3 said...

And I don't know about Canadia, but here in Uhmurrka, FM radio is of the devil... And not the hot, sexy devil, either.

toobusyliving said...

Some roads may lead to Lincoln, but in "Lloyd World" all roads lead to Shirley MacLaine!

Anonymous said...

wb mister.

teh l4m3 said...

"Hey Lloyd, I'm ready to be heartbroken..." (Camera Obscura)

Anonymous said...

Where are u?

Oh, I can't post comments on non-beta blogger blogs (and no, I'm not explaining that stress statement).

Jason.

Salem said...

#1 selling CD in Canada last week.

car@ said...

So how was your labour day weekend?

Now i know your style and taste...jeje!

^-^

toobusyliving said...

Um, as a gay man a lot of people might feel that you are always "taking it the wrong way."

Stop making God cry for chrissakes.