The Retelling Of The Tale: Musical Tales

There was a scene in The Hobbit where the dwarves were having a feast, despite Bilbo‘s adamant protests. And indeed we have a sort of Gandalf  within our motley crew of misfits. It was really very much like my hooligan years, so very like this photo

Childhood friends

Childhood friends

I couldn’t understand why that scene brought to mind my age of decadence and hedonism. Ha ha! Later I realized, each of these gatherings always have beer, or any kind of liquor, for that matter. There’d be food, insults and bullshit, laughter, the works! And of course, the music and the singing. [That is me, holding the songbook and a microphone, with Arniel, a far better singer and definitely better looking] Continue reading

You Can’t Save Me – Richie Kotzen

I sold my soul, just so I could feel pain
I broke my heart, so I couldn’t feel pain
I lost my faith, cuz I can’t justify the wait
I’ve got no hope, thats only for losers and fakes

I’m nothing but a user and an abuser
You don’t wanna know whats on my mind
I’m nothin but a fool but i’m not foolin’
Not afraid to make a fool out of myself

And fuck your money
Fuck your fame
Fuck my life I’ll walk away
And fuck our love
Fuck I’m sorry for anything I’ve ever done

(chorus)
You can’t save me
You’d better give yourself to someone else
Faded
Just fallin’ into my condition
Faded
You’d better put your time into something else
Save me
But don’t worry bout it now, better save your fuckin’ self

I lost my mind, Just so I could escape
I still got time, but I know its too late
I still got friends, to tell me I’m okay
I’m still alive, but I keep on testin fait

I’m nothing but a user and an abuser
You don’t wanna know whats on my mind
I’m nothin’ but a fool but I’m not foolin
Not afraid to make a fool out of myself

And fuck your money,
Fuck your fame,
Fuck my life I’ll walk away
And fuck our love,
Fuck I’m sorry for anything I’ve ever done

(chorus)
You can’t save me
You’d better give yourself to someone else
Faded
I’m Just fallin’ into my condition
Faded
You’d better put your time in something else
Save me
But don’t worry bout it now, better save your fuckin’ self

Try just a little
Understand what I’m tellin you
I’m not what you think
It started off doin the right thing
Life got in the way
I don’t know what to say
I’m not askin’ why

You can’t save me
You’d better give yourself to someone else
Faded
Fallin’ into my condition
Faded
You’d better spend your time on something else
Save me
But don’t worry bout it now, better save your fuckin’
self

(Always felt that each song carries a memory, each word an emotion, an expression of joy, of pain, the story of ourselves laid down with the notes and instruments , and it’s so close to the bone, you just have to sing along.)

[Lyrics from http://www.elyrics.net/read/r/richie-kotzen-lyrics/you-can_t-save-me-lyrics.html%5D