Tuesday, July 12, 2011

You Can Call Me Al - Jesse Young





♫A man walks down the street
He says why am I soft in the middle now
Why am I soft in the middle
The rest of my life is so hard
I need a photo-opportunity
I want a shot at redemption
Don't want to end up a cartoon
In a cartoon graveyard
Bonedigger Bonedigger
Dogs in the moonlight
Far away my well-lit door
Mr. Beerbelly Beerbelly
Get these mutts away from me
You know I don't find this stuff amusing anymore
If you'll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty
And Betty when you call me
You can call me Al

A man walks down the street
He says why am I short of attention
Got a short little span of attention
And oh my nights are so long
Where's my wife and family
What if I die here
Who'll be my role-model
Now that my role-model is
Gone Gone
He ducked back down the alley
With some roly-poly little bat-faced girl
All along along
There were incidents and accidents
There were hints and allegations

If you'll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty
And Betty when you call me
You can call me Al
Call me Al

A man walks down the street
It's a street in a strange world
Maybe it's the Third World
Maybe it's his first time around
He doesn't speak the language
He holds no currency
He is a foreign man
He is surrounded by the sound
The sound
Cattle in the marketplace
Scatterlings and orphanages
He looks around, around
He sees angels in the architecture
Spinning in infinity
He says Amen! and Hallelujah!

If you'll be my bodyguard
I can be your long lost pal
I can call you Betty
And Betty when you call me
You can call me Al
Call me Al♫


(Thanks Alesa for the song reminder. I sure would like a shot at redemption. Soft in the middle. Yeah. Right about now. I like Jesse's cover of Paul Simon. Check him out at www.myspace.com/jesseyoung)

(Update: His Myspace page shows four original songs I think. Unfortunately too "pop" for my taste in general. Good voice, just wish the songs weren't so slick. I really like this acoustic thing with very little production. I'll keep an eye on him.)
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6 comments:

  1. Holy FUCK!!!

    What a performance!!!!!!!!!!

    I LIKE this!!!

    ~shoes~

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  2. Shoes - I know right? I don't like Paul Simon, so I looked for a cover and found this. Haven't checked out if he does anything original yet, but I hope so. I really hope so. Great sound!

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  3. Sorry Hon MP I hate it, yuk!

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  4. Lorraine - *giggle*. I love it when you say that, and it's great that you feel comfortable to give your honest opinion!

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  5. with some people you can with others you can't, they get all hurt and ahhhh...You though, you are A Gift to others, and not whiny at all, I like that in my girls ;)

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  6. I love that song. Great rendition.

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