interlude. or is it intermission?

so when i’m giving the daughter the rides, we generally have the music loud. (the both of us have the same tendency to fall in love with certain songs & listen to them over & over) what follows is the one we had on repeat this weekend, becasue i had these fitting pictures. click more for now, i’ll upload the mp3 when i get home from work.


things you said that day  up on the 101 the girl had come undone
I tried to downplay it with a bet about us  You said that  You'd take it  as long as I could I could not erase it
on my way up north
up on the ventura
i pulled back the hood
and i was talking to you
and i knew then it would be
a life long thing
but i didn’t know that we
we could break a silver lining
i was talking to you
and i knew then it would be
a life long thing
but i didn’t know that we
we could break a silver lining

and i’m so sad
like a good book
i can’t put this
day back
a sorta fairytale
with you
a sorta fairytale
with you

things you said that day
up on the 101
the girl had come undone
i tried to downplay it
with a bet about us
you said that-
you’d take it
as long as i could
i could not erase it

and i’m so sad
like a good book
i can’t put this
day back
a sorta fairytale
with you
a sorta fairytale
with you

and i ride along side
and i rode along side
you then
and i rode along side
till you lost me there
in the open road
and i rode along side
till the honey spread
itself so thin
for me to break your bread
for me to take your word
i had to steal it

and i’m so sad
like a good book
i can’t put this
day back
a sorta fairytale
with you
a sorta fairytale
with you
i could pick back up
whenever i feel

down new mexico way
something about
the open road
i knew that he was
looking for some indian blood and
find a little in you find a little
in me we may be
on this road but
we’re just
impostors
in this country you know
so we go along and we said
we’d fake it
feel better with
oliver stone
till i
almost smacked him –
seemed right that night and
i don’t know what
takes hold
out there in the
desert cold
these guys think they must
try and just get over on us

and i’m so sad
like a good book
i can’t put this
day back
a sorta fairytale
with you
a sorta fairytale
with you

and i was ridin’ by
ridin’ along side
for a while till you lost me
and i was ridin’ by
ridin’ along till you lost me
till you lost
me in
the rear
view
you lost me
i said

way up north i took my day
all in all was a pretty nice
day and i put the hood
right back where
you could taste heaven
perfectly
feel out the summer breeze
didn’t know when we’d be back
and i – i don’t –
didn’t think
we’d end up like
like this
tori amos – a sort of fairy tale
on my way up north up on the ventura ...

8 thoughts on “interlude. or is it intermission?

  1. “…and it’s heartbreak alley on the coast highway;
    they never made chicks like that in my day.
    Livin’ in the heart of the dream,
    in the promised land.”
    John Stewart, Heart of the Dream

  2. well, sounds to me like it’s time for a ‘songs about freeways (especially in so cal) collection. this will no doubt make the superman songs collection look wimpy.

  3. i would have to make it specific to so cal, if i were to want to collect songs about the road in anything less than a carrier class data storage facility.

  4. i did think of ventura highway, but i had forgotten about the lizards! lizards.

    it’s a sign.

    lizards. lizards are always a sign.

  5. and aren’t any of you old enough to remember “LA Freeway” by Jerry Jeff Walker?

    i’m not even old enough to remember it, & i remember it. i have NO IDEA why. especially the name like that. i mean, this i know, but where are my car keys?

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