Behind Blue Eyes

Lots of great Who lyrics. The author can see for miles and miles and miles…

No one knows what it’s like
To be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes
 
No one knows what it’s like
To be hated
To be fated
To telling only lies
 
But my dreams
They aren’t as empty
As my conscience seems to be
I have hours
Only lonely
My love is vengeance
That’s never free
 
No one knows what it’s like
To feel these feelings
Like I do
And I blame you
 
No one bites back as hard
On their anger
None of my pain and woe
Can show through
 
But my dreams
They aren’t as empty
As my conscience seems to be
I have hours
Only lonely
My love is vengeance
That’s never free
 
When my fist clenches
Crack it open
Before I use it and lose my cool
When I smile
Tell me some bad news
Before I laugh and act like a fool
 
And if I swallow anything evil
Put your finger down my throat
And if I shiver please give me a blanket
Keep me warm
Let me wear your coat
 
No one knows what it’s like
To be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes
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Do It Again

This one came up because of Walter Becker’s birthday and it belongs on the JACK playlist

In the mornin’ you go gunnin’
For the man who stole your water
And you fire till he is done in
But they catch you at the border
And the mourners are all singin’
As they drag you by your feet
But the hangman isn’t hangin’
And they put you on the street
Yeah

You go back
Jack
Do it again
Wheel turnin’ ’round and ’round
You go back
Jack
Do it again

When you know she’s no high climber
Then you find your only friend
In a room with your two timer
And you’re sure you’re near the end
Then you love a little wild one
And she brings you only sorrow
All the time you know she’s smilin’
You’ll be on your knees tomorrow
Yeah

You go back
Jack
Do it again
Wheel turnin’ ’round and ’round
You go back
Jack
Do it again

Now you swear and kick and beg us
That you’re not a gamblin’ man
Then you find you’re back in Vegas
With a handle in your hand
Your black cards can make you money
So you hide them when you’re able
In the land of milk and honey
You must put them on the table
Yeah

You go back
Jack
Do it again
Wheel turnin’ ’round and ’round
You go back
Jack
Do it again

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FLOWERS

This one is still in progress. It will be dedicated to the FlowerGuy and his graphics (not to mention his store).

Flower – Amos Lee

Flowers – Ash Breeze

You Don’t Bring Me Flowers – Barbra Streisand/Neil Diamond

I Made A Friend Of A Flower Today – Fayssoux Starling McLean And Tom T. Hall

Flowers In Your Hair – Dale Watson

The Rain The Park and Other Things (I Love the Flower Girl) – The Cowsills

This Flower – Kasey Chambers

Wildwood Flower – Maybelle Carter & The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

You Are My Flower – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Where Have All The Flowers Gone? – Peter, Paul & Mary

Wearing Only Flowers – Big Head Todd & The Monsters

You Can Bring Me Flowers – Ray LaMontagne

Lay Some Flowers On My Grave – Blind Willie McTell

Dead Flowers – The Rolling Stones

Wildflower – Sheryl Crow

Wallflower – Buddy & Julie Miller

Flowers on the Wall – The Statler Brothers

Forget The Flowers – Wilco

(Nothing But) Flowers – Talking Heads

Your Love Is Like A Flower – Vassar Clements

Flowers Grow – Among Elephants

Wallflower – Better Than Ezra

Flower – Eels

The Wallflower – Etta James

Artificial Flowers – Bobby Darin

Stone Flower – Santana

Waltz Of The Flowers – Lawrence Welk

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Theme Playlists

Theme playlists are how Dr. Reptile thinks of songs and puts music together — in themes rather than by genre, era, or some other reason to make a playlist. Generally the theme is in the title of the song but occasionally it’s prominent in the lyrics. It also has to be sequenced with other songs in the theme and usually fit on one CD (80 minutes) but sometimes has to extend to Vol. 2 or be left as a playlist alone.

The fun is in thinking of them, producing them, making a CD cover for them, giving them away — and then revising them as new or better songs come up. Suggestions are always welcome but Dr. Reptile ultimately has to decide which songs fit and belong on the theme playlist. Here’s an old one.screenshot_01.jpg

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

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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.

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