William Blake and “the Imagination Which Liveth Forever”

William Blake and “the Imagination Which Liveth Forever”
Fifty years ago this May in a London alleyway called the Savoy Steps within yards of the spot where Blake sang his last song, Bob Dylan is displaying and tossing aside the flash cards of the lyrics to “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” while Allen Ginsberg …
Read more on Town Topics

The 50 Best Elvis Songs, 20-16: "Little Sister," "Love Me Tender" and more
… and cheeky punctuation to the lyrics' tale of a spurned Romeo transferring his horndog affection from a presumably age-appropriate target to a ripening youngster (“But you've been growing/ And baby it's been showing/ From your head down to your toes”).
Read more on Knoxville News Sentinel

'Mad World' New Wave Oral History Excerpt: An Interview With the Smiths

i dreamt about you last night
the smiths lyrics

Image by miss mass
A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney, quoted in the Smiths song Reel Around The Fountain

'Mad World' New Wave Oral History Excerpt: An Interview With the Smiths
I think the lyrics embarrassed the other Smiths, and the producer [John Porter] said nothing, and greater emphasis was placed on the guitars. I'd reached the point where I had to register whatever it was I felt, and Angie Marr [Johnny's wife] was the …
Read more on SPIN

Should you go out tonight? Consult The Smiths flow chart!
Organized by Trouble Morrissey (via Vanyaland), the chart makes use of classic Smiths lyrics, including lines from “Ask”, “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”, “How Soon Is Now?”, and “Panic”, among others, to answer life's eternal question: “Do you …
Read more on Vanyaland

9 Excellent Songs with Wordless Hooks: Kanye West, The Smiths, and more
As someone who writes songs in his spare time, I completely understand how difficult it is sometimes to come up with lyrics to a song that's otherwise totally finished. It can be very tempting to just fill up the melody with a bunch of nonsense and …
Read more on Music Times

‘The New Punk Blues of Ed Pettersen’ Marks Return of Nashville Singer/Songwriter Who Everyone Seems to Know

Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) October 12, 2006

Two clarifications up front: The New Punk Blues of Ed Pettersen is a folk album. Of course. And Pettersen, often mispronounced or misspelled, is pronounced Peterson. But who is Ed Pettersen? And why does everyone on both sides of the river in Nashville seem to know him, like him and want to help him?

The New Punk Blues . . ., Pettersens fifth or sixth album, features his eclectic song craft as well as some stellar sidemen: Reggie Young (Memphis and Muscle Shoals guitarist who played on hits like Cry Like a Baby and Suspicious Minds), Bob Babbitt (bassist on Signed, Sealed, Delivered and Midnight Train to Georgia); Ed Greene (drummer for Marvin Gaye at 19, later heard on Glen Campbell and Barry White hits); Catherine Marx (keyboardist for Merle Haggard, BR549, Charley Pride, among others); Thad Cockrell (Yep Roc artist and member of duo with Caitlin Cary); Al Perkins (pedal steel man with the Flying Burrito Brothers, Byrds and Rolling Stones); David Hungate (Toto); Pete Abbott (Average White Band) and Leif Johansen (a-ha!). Needless to say, you wont hear a lot of wrong notes.

The New Punk Blues of Ed Pettersen will be released January 23, 2007 on Split Rock Records, distributed through Thirty Tigers and RED Distribution. Its curious title is a throwback to an era when albums had titles like Muddy Waters Real Folk Blues. The album jacket recalls the classic era of Blue Note Records.

There are songs on Punk Blues about never being able to go back to where youve been, even as you live within the shadows of what youve left behind (Chelsea) and songs about trying to make sense of senseless times (Gather the Family Round). There are songs written from the viewpoint of a missing child (Tabitha) and from a place on the living room couch, watching hell unfold on TV from half a world away (Baghdad). There are songs about people Ed has known: his friend, former flat-mate and mentor Scott Kempner of The Dictators and Del-Lords (Top Ten), his wandering sailor grandfather (June, 1945), and even Ed himself (Burning Up).

Like many modern day songwriters, Pettersen draws on a variety of influences. The New Punk Blues favors his folk side, but the title offers the first clue that this is not your traditional acoustic folk record. Tracks with sparse acoustic arrangements highlighting Pettersens lyrics mingle with electric numbers featuring his all-star band. The title is also a personal reflection of Pettersens intensity, as revealed in such lyrics as On my tombstone let it read, here lies he not afraid to bleed. Therein one may also find the answer to why so many people in his new hometown are rooting for Pettersen.

No Depression once wrote of Pettersens live set: His infectious good spirits and engaging set of solo acoustic rock n roll brings smiles to even the most tried and testy weekend warriors.

At the end of the day, for Pettersen the focus is always on the song. The artist sums it up best himself when he says, When the audience is breathing with me, I know I got it right.

# # #

Find More Suspicious Minds Lyrics Press Releases

Miranda Lambert Baggage Claim – Album Version with Lyrics

www.ilovemirandalambert.com ⇐ ⇐ CLICK HERE TO GET MIRANDAS LIMITED EDITION "FOUR THE RECORD" CD+DVD! SO GREAT, LISTEN TO SAMPLES FROM ALL HER SONGS. Here are the lyrics to Miranda Lamberts great new song Baggage Claim, from her album Four The Record. This is the album version which contains a profanity at the end, just so you know. I hope you enjoy and that you love Miranda Lambert as much as I do! LEGAL DISCLAIMER This video is for the educational purpose of singing practice termed under "fair use." Viewers are authorized to watch the video "Miranda Lambert Baggage Claim – Album Version with Lyrics" only for the purpose of singing practice.