Tuesday, April 23, 2013

T for Third Rock from the Sun - and Time To Say Goodbye


A friend suggested I listen to this song from Joe Diffie (see yesterday's post) and I promised I would.  I did. 

I couldn't stop laughing.  Everything is intertwined, the original cause has an amazing effect, and you end up howling. 

Do watch to the video I posted here.

THIRD ROCK FROM THE SUN
The lyrics are at the bottom of the post if you're  curious.

 
...Or  you can skip down to something beautiful.
 
The composer of this piece writes pop music for classically trained voices.  This one was composed for Andrea Bocelli, who sang it in a duet with Sarah Brightman. 

I like the voices (it needs an alto,  though) but I really love the instrumental version.  For me, writing a story about a man dealing with the loss of his son, letting go and moving ahead, it seemed to crystallize my feelings of his hesitation, remembering, falling in love and moving on.
 
Well...  The book is coming out in a couple of weeks.  I'm not touting it here.
 
But enjoy the music and ignore the album cover that provides the only image in the video.
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

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She walks into Smokey's one hip at a time
Like a broken field runner, slipping through the line
He likes the way she looks so he calls the little wife
Says, don't wait up for me, I'll be working late tonight 
Wife hangs up the phone bursts into tears
Calls her sister up and cries get over here  

Sister tells her boyfriend be back in a while
Boyfriend wants a beer, the store is just a mile
He leaves the motor running, he'll only be a minute
His car drives away with teenagers in it 
The driver tells his buddies got one life to live
They scream into the night, let's get it over with  

Cause and effect, chain of events
All of the chaos makes perfect sense
When you're spinning 'round, things come undone
Welcome to Earth, third rock from the sun 

The kid guns the gas, car starts to swerve
Heads for the semi truck jumps the curb
Truck hits the big boy in the Shoney's parking lot
It flies through the air takes out the bank clock
Clock strikes a light pole transformer sparks
Lines go down, the town goes dark 

Waitress calls the cops says, she saw it all
Swears a giant alien has landed at the mall
Cops ring up the Mayor, say there's panic in the streets
We hate to wake you up but we can't find the chief 
Mayor says, use your head if he ain't in his car
He's hiding from his wife down at Smokey's bar  

Cause and effect, chain of events
All of the chaos makes perfect sense
When you're spinning 'round, things come undone
Welcome to Earth, third rock from the sun 

Songwriter(s): Tony Martin
Copyright: Sony/Atv Tree Publishing

 

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