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between5and7



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Location: Wisconsin

PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:35 pm    Post subject: So Dark You See - Whole Wide World Reply with quote

Your address is on a dead end street
You look away from everyone you meet
You wonder how… if she were your girl
Would you still be angry at the Whole Wide World
Whole Wide World, Whole Wide World
There must be something better, somewhere in the
Whole Wide World

Never felt welcome in your own town
Where bottoms sprawl while the minds narrow down
You’re saving up, so you can make your move
Maybe hit your stride, find your groove
In the world, Whole Wide World
There must be something better, somewhere in the
Whole Wide World

Recruiter’s calling every other day
Promising challenge and bonus pay
Would she go for you, you in a uniform
It isn’t likely though her father’s warning you

So you’ve got work at the restaurant
But you’re still hung up on that debutante
Your so-called friends have moved away to school
They had the grades, the gold and the golden rule
Rule the world, the whole wide world
There must be something better
Somewhere in the Whole Wide World

And even if there isn’t, there ought to be a whole wide world
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between5and7



Joined: 12 Mar 2007
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Location: Wisconsin

PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one caught me off guard a bit with it's upbeat tune, I mistook it for a happy song at first. The first line about living on a dead end street should have tipped me off though. Like the line about how the bottoms sprawl while the minds narrow down. Can't say I've often compared JG's songs to this band before, but the segment that starts 'Recruitor's calling..' reminds me of something Steely Dan might play. I like it.


At the shoreline the surf was loud. It boomed and hissed and sang in a chorus of drowning bells. The sound was everything down near the the water. The whole world was the blue god's song.
Walter Mosley - Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned
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Temporary Rogue



Joined: 05 Mar 2007
Posts: 185
Location: Pacific Northwest

PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice post 5and7. I like the line about the town where "bottoms sprawl and the mind narrows down", too. One can only hope this poor loser who John describes can hit his stride someday in the world. Until then maybe he should hook up with Edgar the Party Man. Can't help thinking a little of George Bailey from "It's a Wonderful Life" especially in the last verse.
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