Saturday, February 14, 2009

Song of the Day: The Jam, That's Entertainment

I finally understand all of these lyrics - and for once it makes the song better, not worse.

A police car and a screaming siren
Pneumatic drill and ripped up concrete
A baby wailing, a stray dog howling
The screech of brakes and lamplights blinking

That’s entertainment, that’s entertainment

A smash of glass and the rumble of boots
An electric train and a ripped up phone booth
Paint splattered walls and the cry of a tom cat
Lights going out and a kick in the balls

I say that’s entertainment, that’s entertainment

Days of speed and slow time Mondays
Pissing down with rain on a boring Wednesday
Watching the news and not eating your tea
A freezing cold flat and damp on the walls

I say that’s entertainment, that’s entertainment

Waking up at 6 a.m. on a cool warm morning
Opening the windows and breathing in petrol
An amateur band rehearse in a nearby yard
Watching the telly and thinking 'bout your holidays

That’s entertainment, that’s entertainment

Waking up from bad dreams and smoking cigarettes
Cuddling a warm girl and smelling stale perfume
A hot summers day and sticky black tarmac
Feeding ducks in the park and wishing you were far away

That’s entertainment, that’s entertainment

Two lovers kissing amongst the scream of midnight
Two lovers missing the tranquillity of solitude
Getting a cab and travelling on buses
Reading the graffiti about slashed seat affairs

I say that’s entertainment, that’s entertainment


Me said...

That was a nice song. I liked it. First time I heard it. Where have you been?

Buford Twain's Profile said...

@Me: Glad to have introduced you to that song. I love that song, if I had gotten around to writing down a "bucket list" of songs to be played at my funeral that would be on the list. I have been spending time over on Atheist Nexus and posting stuff over there a bit while still trying to keep this blog going. I am running a bit short on time as you can tell!