Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
chris_walsh

Random and True

I will never, ever be able to write something like this.

Luckily Jim Steinman did so I don't have to.

(I know, I'm annoyed with Meat Loaf at the moment too for his "brainwashed" comments that made the news. Aaaaaaaand I probably wouldn't agree with Jim Steinman's politics the way I don't agree with Meat Loaf's politics.)


Wasted Youth
Wasted Youth

I remember everything!
I remember every little thing as if it only happened yesterday
I was barely seventeen, and I once killed a boy with a fender guitar
I don't remember if it was a Telecaster or a Stratocaster
But I do remember that it had a heart of chrome, and a voice like a horny angel
I don't remember if it was a Telecaster or a Stratocaster
But I do remember that it wasn't at all easy

It required the perfect combination of the right power chords
And the precise angle from which to strike!

The guitar bled for about a week afterwards
And the blood was zoot, dark and rich, like wild berries
The blood of the guitar was Chuck Berry red
The guitar bled for about a week afterwards
But it rung out beautifully
And I was able to play notes that I had never even heard before

So I took my guitar
And I smashed it against the wall
I smashed it against the floor
I smashed it againt the body of a varsity cheerleader
Smashed it against the hood of a car
Smashed it against a 1981 Harley-Davidson
The Harley howled in pain
The guitar howled in heat

And I ran upstairs to my parents' bedroom
Mummy and Daddy were sleeping quietly in the moonlight
Slowly I opened the door
Creeping into the shadows right up to the foot of their bed
I raised the guitar high above my head
And just as I was about to bring the guitar crashing down upon the center of the bed
My father woke up, screaming "STOP!
"Wait a minute, stop it boy! What do you think you're doing?
"That's no way to treat an expensive musical instrument!"
And I said "God damn it, Daddy!
"You know I love you, but you've got a hell of a lot to learn about Rock 'n' Roll!"
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