Friday, January 27, 2006

Laura Love: I want you Gone

Wherein i post a lyric


Laura Love is one of my favorite vocalists. Amazing voice: strong and forceful, yet soft and sweet. She refers to her style as "folk-funk", "Afro-Celtic" or "hip-Alachian". Her first major release was Octoroon. Got decent reviews and even an interview with Scott Simon on NPR, but sales weren't enough and the label dropped her. Since then, new CDs have been sporadic.

Her last CD (2003), Welcome To Pagan Place, might be her most accessible. What it lacks of the giddy enthusiasm of Octoroon it makes up for with her most constant melodic effort. Worth pointing out is her seamless mashing of Fly Like an Eagle with the Beatles' Come to Together.

Also worth mentioning is that many of her topics are very political. Here, I'll highlight one of the sweetest sounding protest songs I've ever heard. At least listening to her sing; probably doesn't sound song that sweet just reading the lyrics. It's about how much she hates Bush. It's very nice.
I want you gone
We can solve this problem with just one bullet
Well you better hope that they don't think that too
We're the only ones that get to have the bombs
Well you better hope that they don't think that too
My bigass god can beat up yours - Hey, Hey, Hey
Well you better hope that they don't think that too

I'm tired of being smooth
I'm tired of being nice
I'm tired of making it sound pretty
I want you gone like the wind
I want you gone like the wind
I want you gone, gone, gone, gone, gone!

Ak 47, B-52, C-130 Transport, F-16 - Hey, Hey, Hey
Since we're talking numbers and since we're talking letters
How about my 401k? - Hey, Hey I'm tired of being nice
I'm tired of making it rhyme
I'm tired of making it sound pretty
I want you gone like the wind
I want you gone like the wind
I want you gone, gone, gone, gone, gone! - Hey, Hey, Hey!

It's the economy stupid
not all the brown people in the world
I don't want a moron
gettin' this war on - and "nucular" is not a word
I want a lot more readin' and a lot less bleedin' and "nucular" is not a word - Hey, Hey Hey
I'm tired of being nice
I'm tired of making it rhyme
I'm tired of making it sound pretty

I want you gone like the wind
I want you gone like the wind
I want you gone, gone, gone, gone, gone!

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