If you were a wandering homeless person, brain hopelessly damaged by drugs &/or booze, what song would you sing?

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Elton John: "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (because I suddenly feel the impulse to start singing it loudly at work for no reason).

Rockist_Scientist (RSLaRue), Wednesday, 1 February 2006 18:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Anything by Diamanda Galas.

cnwb (cnwb), Thursday, 2 February 2006 04:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

If I would ever find myself as a wandering transversing this plane with an omnipresent host of demons at my side as defined in this thread, the song would be King Crimson - "Starless"


Old friend charity
Cruel twisted smile
And the smile signals emptiness
For me
Starless and Bible Black


Either That or "The Real Folk Blues" (Cowboy Bebop Ending). In perfect Japanese, might I add (and I don't even speak Japanese).

Cliftonb, Thursday, 2 February 2006 05:48 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Ohh I want to hear.. one of those - Pphhh! Oh Fucking Christ! I've cum! - songs

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 2 February 2006 14:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's going to be a Roxy Music medley. They've been bubbling up ever since first heard Roxy Music and tried booze/drugs as a teenager. Could consist of:

In Every Dream Home a Heartache
Same Old Scene
A Really Good Time
Thrill of It All
Could It Happen to Me
Mother of Pearl

etcetera

Thea (Thea), Thursday, 2 February 2006 15:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Spanish is the loving tongue - Bob Dylan

jimnaseum (jimnaseum), Thursday, 2 February 2006 16:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Surfin' Bird

Onimo (GerryNemo), Thursday, 2 February 2006 16:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Cramps style.

Onimo (GerryNemo), Thursday, 2 February 2006 16:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The guy outside my hotel room in San Francisco last year decided that "Lean On Me" - just the chorus, mind you, over and over - would be the perfect song to sing from about 2 until 3:30 in the morning when the cops finally made him leave.

I think that may have been the closest I've ever come to seriously pondering killing another human.

joygoat (joygoat), Thursday, 2 February 2006 16:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Well it looks so real I can feel it,
And it feels so real I can taste it,
And it tastes so real I can hear it,
And it sounds so real I can see it,
So why-y-y-y-y can’t I touch it?"

...with many variations, further mix-&-matching the senses and their respective functions.

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Thursday, 2 February 2006 16:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Life's Been Good" - Joe Walsh. Er, maybe because I can actually picture Joe Walsh as a wandering homeless person, brain hopelessly damaged by drugs &/or booze. But anyway, I choose this song as an homage to Joe in all seriousny.

Dave will do (dave225.3), Thursday, 2 February 2006 16:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

..also, I would be singing the "denownadeenuh, ba deenananow BOW BOW" part and not the lyrics.

Dave will do (dave225.3), Thursday, 2 February 2006 16:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"I'm the Greatest" by Ringo

Billy Pilgrim (Billy Pilgrim), Thursday, 2 February 2006 16:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I think I would just holler the three-note bass riff from YLT's "We're An American Band" most of the time, except I would take time out two or three times a day to fall on the ground, piss myself, foam at the mouth and screech a guitar solo.

truck-patch pixel farmer (my crop froze in the field) (Rock Hardy), Thursday, 2 February 2006 16:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

yeah the Joe Walsh "Life's..." track would be fun, rasping the synth noises Petra Haden-style with a voice like whiskey poured over broken glass

Thea (Thea), Thursday, 2 February 2006 17:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ooh, I forgot about that part .. even better ...

Dave will do (dave225.3), Thursday, 2 February 2006 17:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink

eleven years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oorzwn4E5xc

Wes Brodicus, Friday, 12 January 2018 22:20 (four months ago) Permalink

Star Wars, nothing but star wars

June Pointer’s Valentine’s Day Secret Admirer Note Author (calstars), Friday, 12 January 2018 22:26 (four months ago) Permalink

cal stars, nothing but cal stars

June Pointer’s Valentine’s Day Secret Admirer Note Author (calstars), Friday, 12 January 2018 22:27 (four months ago) Permalink

Wandering homeless, brain damaged on substances is kind of my ideal state, so ymmv

June Pointer’s Valentine’s Day Secret Admirer Note Author (calstars), Friday, 12 January 2018 22:31 (four months ago) Permalink

I have solid experience in all five of these things and the answer is clearly 'Virginia Plain' by Roxy Music.

Doran, Friday, 12 January 2018 22:35 (four months ago) Permalink

"The Harder They Come" by Jimmy Cliff. But I would struggle to keep it straight in my head and would lapse into "Don't Look Back" by Jagger/Tosh :(

dorsalstop, Friday, 12 January 2018 22:39 (four months ago) Permalink

I can't believe that not everyone immediately responded with Tom Waits, particularly "Anywhere I Lay My Head"

josh az (2011nostalgia), Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:20 (four months ago) Permalink

Some Zeppelin, maybe a little Floyd, Skynyrd

kornrulez6969, Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:22 (four months ago) Permalink

"Home On the Range"

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:24 (four months ago) Permalink

"Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet"?
― o. nate (onate), Friday, January 14, 2005 12:06 PM (twelve years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This was my first thought.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Saturday, 13 January 2018 01:30 (four months ago) Permalink

well today I was singing "If you leave me now" so that

trife's rich padgett (rip van wanko), Saturday, 13 January 2018 01:32 (four months ago) Permalink

"(Don't Fear) the Reaper" would be my jam.

earlnash, Saturday, 13 January 2018 02:04 (four months ago) Permalink

Arthur's theme

pre millennial tension (uptown churl), Saturday, 13 January 2018 02:24 (four months ago) Permalink

Velvet Underground s/t in its entirety... you don't wanna know how I pull off "Murder Mystery"

bernard snowy, Saturday, 13 January 2018 02:49 (four months ago) Permalink

fuck this thread

marcos, Saturday, 13 January 2018 02:57 (four months ago) Permalink


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