This series will include as many of my all-time favorite (ATF) tunes as I can get my grubby little hands on (so to speak).  Now, each one included in each edition will have some connection with the other—albeit only as a figment of my imagination, but they will not be numbered.  For I just cannot bring myself to rate some higher than others.  So, this will not be a countdown, but if you are enjoying them as much as I do, it won’t matter.  Besides, with no countdown, this could go on forever and ever!  Oh, and despite the fact that there is absolutely no way your musical tastes could be as exquisite as mine, I welcome any suggestions you might dare to make.  For I am, after all, quite magnanimous by nature.




Y’all Come Back Saloon

The Oak Ridge Boys

She played

Tambourine

With a

Silver jingle

And she must have known the words

To at least a million tunes

But the one most requested

By the man she knew as Cowboy

Was the late night benediction

At the Y'all Come Back Saloon


In a voice soft and trembling

She'd sing her song to cowboy

As a smoky halo circled ‘round

Her raven hair

And all the fallen angels

And pinball playing rounders

Stopped the games that they'd been playing

For the losers evening prayer


Faded love

And faded memories

How they linger

In her mind

Miles and years played the cowboy

Like an old melody

Out of tune

And out of time


Every night in the shadows

Thinking back on Amarillo

He'd dream of better days

And ask for faded love

Lifting high his glass in honor

Of the lady and her song

He paid his check

Then lonely walked

That broken cowboy home


She played

Tambourine

With a

Silver jingle

And she must have known the words

To at least a million tunes

But the one most requested

By the man she knew as Cowboy

Was the late night benediction

At the Y'all Come Back Saloon

She played

Tambourine

With a

Silver jingle

And she must have known the words

To at least a million tunes

But the one most requested

By the man she knew as Cowboy

Was the late night benediction

At the Y'all Come Back Saloon

She played

Tambourine

With a

Silver jingle

And she must have known the words

To at least a million tunes

But the one most requested

By the man she knew as Cowboy

Was the late night benediction

At the Y'all Come Back Saloon

ut the one most requested

By the man she knew as Cowboy

Was the late night benediction at the

Y'all Come Back Saloon




1979

The Smashing Pumpkins

Shakedown 1979

Cool kids never have the time

On a live wire right up off the street

You and I

Should meet

Junebug skipping like a stone

With the headlights pointed at the dawn

We were sure we'd never see an end

To it all


And I don't even care

To shake these zipper blues

And we don't know

Just where our bones will rest

To dust

I guess

Forgotten and absorbed

Into the earth below


Double cross the vacant and the bored

They're not sure just what we have in store

Morphine city slippin dues

Down to see

That we don't even care

As restless as we are

We feel

The pull

In the land of a thousand guilts

And poured cement

Lamented

And assured

To the lights

And towns below

Faster than

The speed of sound

Faster than

We thought we'd go

Beneath the sound

Of hope


Justine never knew the rules

Hung down

With the freaks and ghouls

No apologies ever need be made

I know you better than you fake it


To see

That we don't even care

To shake these zipper blues

And we don't know

Just where our bones will rest

To dust

I guess

Forgotten and absorbed

Into the earth below

The street heats

The urgency of now

As you see

There's no one around


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