Monday, July 1, 2013

Thank You Elvis Costello

Riding my bike. Plugged into my iPod. Wondering why I turned and took the longer leg of the trail today. But consider this. If I hadn't, I would have missed hearing Elvis Costello's country flavored ballad of angst and longing, Allison. And  wouldn't have been inspired to substitute another name in Allison's place while singing along. And it fit perfectly! Fortunately Larson Park was deserted at the time. So I have a recommendation. Next time you hear this song, instead of singing Allison's name in the chorus, replace it with the name of whoever you might be pining away over. I found it amusing. Not guffaw amusing, but more like I felt an affinity with Mr Costello and was angsting away right along with him. I'm sure this works with other songs, so please share your favorite in the comments. Don't make me beg. Or I'll have to come up with a song for that, too.


AndiBean said...

"Delilah" by The Dresden Dolls. Kills me every time!

Bellona of Avalon said...

Just listened to it! Beyond mournful!