Burning Man theme song, I nominate

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Re: Burning Man theme song, I nominate

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri May 02, 2014 9:57 pm

Yeah, but Wall of Voodoo is sort of perennial with the weird.

And I still think it's This Undoing World for the sad and Nothing is Permanent for the happy.

An Undoing World
The Klezmatics
By the time we're done with dancing,
Elsewhere darling you'll be glancing
And the night's a river-torrent tearing us apart.
Merely melody entwined us,
Easily the ties that bind us
Break in fibrillations of the heart.
Don't cry out or cling in terror
Darling that's a fatal error
Clinging to a somebody you thought you knew was yours.
Dispossession by attrition is a permanent condition
That the wretched modern world endures.

You drift away, you're carried by a stream.
Refugee a wanderer you roam;
You lose your way, so it will come to seem:
No Place in Particular is home.
You glance away, your house has disappeared,
The sweater you've been knitting has unpurled.
You live adrift, and everything you feared
Comes to you in this undoing world.

Copper-plated, nailed together, buffeted by ocean weather
Stands the Queen of Exiles and our mother she may be.
Hollow-breasted broken-hearted watching for her dear departed
For her children cast upon the sea.
At her back the great idyllic land of justice
For exilic peoples ponders making justice private property.
Darling never dream another woman might
Have been your mother
Someday you may be a refugee.

A refugee, who's running from the wars,
Hiding from the fire-bombs they've hurled;
Eternally a stranger out-of-doors,
Desperate in this undoing world.

Mother for your derelicted
Children from your womb evicted
Grant us shelter harbor solace safety
Let us in!
Let us tell you where we travelled
How our hopes our lives unravelled
How unwelcome everywhere we've been.

(Tony Kushner wrote the lyrics. This and the liner notes on Jews With Horns convinced me of his talent.)

Carl Finch and Brave Combo wrote:Nothing is Permanent Lyrics


Nothing is permanent
Nothing will last forever
Nothing is permanent

Rain falls and turns to mud
And then it dries and blows away, away
Grass grows in yards of green
And then it gets too tall and causes worry

Need leads to satsified
Which doesn't last so long and well
You know

All things, always change
And change is fast if it's not slow

Nothing is permanent
Nothing will last forever
Nothing is permanent

Where was the neighborhood
Before they marked off all the streets and roads
Who came to live here first
And does it really matter
I don't think so
New stores of new design
Look old and dated long before they fall
Buildings of any sort are just lean-tos and that's all

Nothing is permanent
Nothing will last forever
Nothing is permanent


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Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri


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Re: Burning Man theme song, I nominate

Postby TT120 » Sat May 03, 2014 7:35 am

This should be the theme song for the rest of the year leading up to Burning Man.

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Re: Burning Man theme song, I nominate

Postby *Kat* » Sun May 04, 2014 12:14 pm

Kansas: Dust in the Wind

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Re: Burning Man theme song, I nominate

Postby tatonka » Sun May 04, 2014 12:37 pm

love the line " can you put your hands in your head" I was a big day dreamer as a kid , heard this song and said to myself "quit dreaming and do it"

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Re: Burning Man theme song, I nominate

Postby goathead » Sun May 04, 2014 4:48 pm

Paint your Wagon----- Sin City, just change it to Black Rock City....
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Re: Burning Man theme song, I nominate

Postby oscillator » Mon May 05, 2014 8:50 am

I think Gail and Dale pretty much Nail it....

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Re: Burning Man theme song, I nominate

Postby chuckularone » Mon May 05, 2014 9:52 am

oscillator wrote:I think Gail and Dale pretty much Nail it....

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Re: Burning Man theme song, I nominate

Postby graidawg » Wed May 21, 2014 1:13 pm

goathead wrote:Paint your Wagon----- Sin City, just change it to Black Rock City....
:D


i wrote this way back in 2011


You wanna see sin of the wickedest kind?
Here it is!
You wanna see virtue left behind?
Here it is!
Sodom was vice
And visa-versa
You wanna say where the vice is worser?
Here it is!
I mean, here it is!

You wanna live life in the burningest city?
Here it is!
Women and whiskey, night and day?
Here it is!
You wanna embrace the golden calf?
Ankle, and thigh, and upper half?
Here it is!
I mean, here it is!

black rock city
black rock city
we sure do like it here


black rock city
black rock city
we sure do like it here

black rock city
black rock city
Here's whatwe're gonna do

we all built this town
And then tear it down
And hello to you

Will you go to heaven?
Will you go to hell?
Either repent, or fare thee well

we all take care of black rock city
Comes the end, and it will be pretty
Here it is!
I mean, there it was!

Here it is!
I mean, thereit was!

Here it is!
I mean, there it was!
Amen!
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