After eight years, ILM finally has a thread for "Lullaby" by Shawn "Puffy" Mullins

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"She'd be a whole lot prettier if she smiled once in a while/Even her smile looks like a frown/ She's seen her share of angels in this... devil's town"

Dom Passantino, Monday, 25 February 2008 20:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

Heh, it's kinda like Nashville with a tan

Dom Passantino, Monday, 25 February 2008 20:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

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This is a coming of age song for me. Reminds me of the summertime and turning 13...good times, good song...ah nostalgia.

Dom Passantino, Monday, 25 February 2008 20:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

You really dropped the ball by not making this a poll.

ian, Monday, 25 February 2008 20:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah but he can make up for it by making a Key_songs_of_the_adult_alternative_scene poll

Alex in Baltimore, Monday, 25 February 2008 20:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

"Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm" would walk it.

Dom Passantino, Monday, 25 February 2008 20:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

they hung out with folks like
dennis hopper, bob seeger, sonny and cher

remy bean, Monday, 25 February 2008 20:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

this song is a huge guilty pleasure of mine

remy bean, Monday, 25 February 2008 20:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

Now she feels safe in the bar on fairfax
And from the stage I can tell that
She cant let go and she cant relax
And just before
She hangs here head to cry
I sing to her a lullaby, I sing
Everythings gonna be all right

omar little, Monday, 25 February 2008 20:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

Rockabye, rockabye

omar little, Monday, 25 February 2008 20:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

i believe the bar he sings about is "genghis cohen"

omar little, Monday, 25 February 2008 20:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

I kind of misremembered this song for a few years as being a really garden variety sleepy ballad with no ridiculous spoken verses, and then heard it again recently and was like oh yeah, now I remember why this song is a legendary piece of shit.

Alex in Baltimore, Monday, 25 February 2008 20:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

In 2006, Shawn put out a new single, entitled "Beautiful Wreck", from the album 9th Ward Pickin Parlor. The single enjoyed modest success, and was featured in the popular Cities 97 Cities Sampler, Volume 18.

omar little, Monday, 25 February 2008 20:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

by matchstick 21 on 03-06-2003 @ 04:37:23 AM
The "Nashville with a tan", I believe, is the writer stating how he sees people in Nashville and California (where the song is set, Fairfax and Hollywood are both in California) are both the kind of people with a plan. California is known for alot of tan "surfer dudes". Therefore, this place in California is like Nashville, except they are all tan.

Dom Passantino, Monday, 25 February 2008 20:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

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when ever i was little and i was like crying or upset my mom sung this song to me...but idk i just love it really does make me think everything is going to be alright =D

Tape Store, Friday, 11 July 2008 02:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

it's kind of like nashville with boot polish.

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some dude, Friday, 11 July 2008 13:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

is this that "rock-a-bye" song? this guy has committed a worse musical atrocity than soulja boy

res, Saturday, 12 July 2008 15:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

Glad to know the proper name of this song because it is my least favorite song.

Very hard to write a good L.A.-truthteller song. I mean, David + David, Don Henley dozens of time...

John Stewart's "Gold" is still the gold standard.

Eazy, Friday, 23 January 2009 18:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

a must

Euler, Friday, 23 January 2009 18:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

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It's such a interesting story telling song. He DOES sound like Jack Nicholson.

ice cr?m, Friday, 23 January 2009 18:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

v disappointed > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_songs_of_the_adult_alternative_scene

ice cr?m, Friday, 23 January 2009 18:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

isn't he in a band with matthew sweet now or something

crackers is biters (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 23 January 2009 18:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

What city is kind of like Nashville, with a tan?

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what's that mean???? No one in MY house knows what your question means, but we live near Nashville and work there and it's the best city anywhere!

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shook pwns (omar little), Friday, 23 January 2009 18:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

What city is kind of like Nashville, with a tan?

Memphis.

now is the time to winterize your manscape (will), Friday, 23 January 2009 19:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

My dad really liked this and my mom made fun of him for it, she did great voice-cracking impressions of the "eveRYYYYthing."

Very hard to write a good L.A.-truthteller song. I mean, David + David, Don Henley dozens of time...

Closer to Mr. Mullins's time, "Screenwriter's Blues" and "Drinking in LA" are both pretty good, certainly better than "Lullaby."

Doctor Casino, Friday, 23 January 2009 22:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

The plot thickens.

mehlt, Sunday, 25 January 2009 00:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

this song's pretty good IMO

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 07:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

I got an unplanned treat when I caught Shawn Mullins play this tune live at the Hard Rock Cafe in the Beverly Center once when I stopped off for a burger. I was by myself.

Becky Facelift, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 08:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

omar little, Monday, 14 February 2011 17:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

damn dude

Jan-Michael Wincest (goole), Monday, 14 February 2011 17:16 (3 years ago) Permalink


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