Lyrics for the day

This one came up while doing a theme playlist for FLOWER. 

Her eyes have dry
Hands are tied
Nothing I can say
If you feel the need to go
I won’t stand in your way

Sit and think
Drown and drink
Sing this sad, sad song
You can bring me flowers, baby
When I’m dead and gone

Fate is plain
His hands are cruel
There aint nothing I can do
Say you lost your love for me
Be my love for you

Sit and cry
You say goodbye
Sing this sad, sad song
You can bring me flowers, baby
When I’m dead and gone

When you’re lying in his arms
Think of me and go
Choice you made
Ain’t free and clear
Cost me a heavy toll

Sit and think
Drown and drink
Sing this sad, sad song
You can bring me flowers, baby
When I’m dead and gone

th (4).jpg

Ray LaMontagne


Dr. Reptile’s Greatest Hits

Since 1983, Dr. Reptile has been collecting the best songs that came out in the year and compiling them in playlist form — first what would fit on a 90 minute tape cassette and then in 1997, what would fit on an 80 minute blank CD. This comes out at the end of each calendar year and is associate with the Christmas holidays and things like Christmas newsletters, cards, or gifts, but is really about the music of the year. The emphasis is on mainstream rock with vocals but occasionally strays into instrumentals or more exotic genres. Usually there is at least one censored type word for some reason.  It is also dedicated to songs rather than albums and avoids noncommercial or live/bootleg versions. The songs are then selected by Dr. Reptile and sequenced to make some kind of flow or sense while sticking with what fits on one CD (or subsequent volumes). Liner notes are done separately these days but a hard copy of the Greatest Hits is then made with an appropriate cover.

Dr. Reptile would like to think that it’s truly the best songs of the year. The reality is that it’s his opinion of the best songs that he heard. And he hears a lot, but not everything. Opinions vary and sometimes songs are missed or the single came out at one time and the album another time.

Feel free to make suggestions or dis choices. Dr. Reptile will usually trade a copy of his song collections for something he doesn’t have as long as it’s only for personal use.


Dr. Reptile’s Greatest Hits 2015 Vol. 2

My Type – Saint Motel

All Night Long – The Mavericks

Ex’s And Oh’s – Elle King

Blame It on Me – George Ezra

Most In The Summertime [feat. Black Prairie] – Rhett Miller

Head Over Heels – JD McPherson

Empty Heart – Grace Potter

Hold Back the River – James Bay

It’s a Longer Road to California Than I Thought – The Wind and The Wave

Are You Listening – Kopecky

Happiness – Ben Lee

I Love You, Honeybear – Father John Misty

Our Lives Our Time – Chadwick Stokes

Gibraltar – Beirut

Meet Me in the Woods [Explicit] – Lord Huron

Shake Sugaree – Rhiannon Giddens

Friday I’m In Love – Yo La Tengo

Wherever Is Your Heart – Brandi Carlile

Things Happen – Dawes

Laughs And Jokes And Drinks And Smokes – Mark Knopfler

Dr. Reptile’s Greatest Hits 2015 Vol. 1

Alive Tonight – Grace Potter

Nothing But the Radio – Maia Sharp

Let The Good Times Roll – JD McPherson

S.O.B. – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Shine Like Lightning – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

Winning Streak – Glen Hansard

Rescue Me – Amy Helm

With Your Two Hands – The Wind and The Wave

Falling from the Sky – Calexico

Sedona – Houndmouth

Fool for Love – Lord Huron

The Party Line – Belle & Sebastian

Beatnik Walking – Richard Thompson

Something In The Water – Pokey LaFarge

Dog – The Bottle Rockets

Butchie’s Tune – Yo La Tengo

No Trouble – The Weepies

24 Frames – Jason Isbell

All Your Favorite Bands – Dawes

Made To Break Your Heart – Los Lobos

Make You Better – The Decemberists

What Part of Me – Low