Overheard on a train (really)

You don’t even look that way cause if you do you go straight down that mountain.

I’m an advanced intermediate and I didn’t even know what I was doing.
I’m an advanced beginner and that K22 scared me to death.
I danced jazz and ballet all through school – I was a Biology major
— but let me get back to this K22 – Hey brother! That is it. That’s K22!
They have avalanches and stuff.
This dangerous, brother, dangerous,
dangerous.
You’ve got no business on that mountain unless you be an expert
— not advanced – not intermediate. But this song got me through
that mountain, by Blood, Sweat, & Tears:

I ain’t afraid of dying. There’ll be one child born in this world.

When I wake up in the morning.
I never did this before, but up there in the North
they call this “gun barrel”
— can you guess what that is?
It is straight the face out of it, the heavenly valley
And I be going up the tram and I checking out
these dudes and they be busting up the gun barrel
— BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
But you know what, I go all the way up the Nevada side.
I tried gun barrel.
I tried gun barrel.
I stood there and
I tried gun barrel.
All these people are gonna look
because you gotta be bad
to do gun barrel.
All these people are going to be looking
at me and I’m gonna wipe out on the side
of this mountain. I know they gonna
look because everybody
looks at who’s doing
the gun barrel
because you gotta be bad
to do gun barrel.
Girl, I gonna do you no harm.
I have no busines trying to come down
this thing.
So you should take the easy trail
and go back down
on the other side of this mountain, Jimmy.
No, no no no no.
There’s gun barrel
down there
and there’s the bottom of the mountain.
I can’t do nothing else.

I just say be with me Lord,
Lord be with me, be with me Lord.

She was twenty years older and she had that pretty skin like you have,
And we went to Niagra and we messed around and all that.
And there’s Jimmy and there’s Iris and Misty in Ohio and I had to disappear
and disappear
and that
and find myself another woman like
you — with big titties. And I was in the Army
and we had Jimmy. And for our honeymoon
we went to the thi-æ-tor. And we were in the bathtub
— Lolita’s in the bed, you know what I’m saying —
and we was in Oklahoma tripping on acid
and we saw Uncle Remis and we saw Br’er Rabbit
zippity-doo-dah!
And me and Romeo never got along.

I’m telling you this cause it’s true.
It’s just some things people go through.

Momma, papa, momma, papa, momma, papa, momma, papa, momma, papa, momma, papa, momma, papa, momma, papa, momma, papa, momma, papa, momma, papa, momma, papa, momma, papa, momma, papa, momma, papa, momma, papa, momma, papa, momma, papa, momma, papa, momma, papa, momma, papa… This is love, this is love, this is love, this is love that I’m feeling.
This is love, this is love, this is love, this is love that we feeling.

I just tell her to be cool – just be cool.
Slow down, I ain’t ever seen you before. I
left you when you was a little iddy bitty thing.
Just slow down. I don’t know all these people.
I see this woman coming up the drive-way.
I ask if I can help her and she says she is looking for
_______. And I say I’m ______.
And she say, “I’m your daughter.”

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