Category Archives: Love And Rockets

Radio XXXIXL, side A, track 14: “So Alive” by Love And Rockets

Love and Rockets - So AliveOh, Love And Rockets, I’m glad that you’re feeling alive, because I sure don’t right now.  I’ve been on a diet for the last couple of weeks, and I’ve been doing surprisingly well, but I’m so HUUUUNGRY!  But I think I may have hit a turning point.  My wife and I ordered Chinese food from one of my favorite of places, and she dished up my food on a small plate, and I ate that and that was it.  You might be asking “So what?”, Love And Rockets, but I don’t think you understand the depths of my hunger.  When I say I eat whole pizzas in one sitting, that’s not an exaggeration.  The fact that I ate half a piece of egg foo young and a small scoop of lo mein and that’s it, that’s pretty much unheard of.  In the early years of dating my wife, I used to order what we dubbed “The Triple”, which was a McDouble, a Big Mac, a Filet-O-Fish sandwich, a large Coke, and large fries.  With ranch dressing for the fries.  And I would have eaten more, too.  And probably did on occasion.  And I did that fairly frequently.  Which is why I currently need to be on a diet.  It’s never easy to diet, but it’s especially difficult when one’s coping mechanism with any kind of stress is to stuff their feelings down with copious amounts of veggie burgers and cheese pizzas.

I used to smoke heavily, I used to drink heavily. . .eating like a maniac was my last refuge, Love And Rockets.  I stopped the smoking.  I stopped the drinking.  Neither of them even appeal to me anymore, and it used to be near impossible to resist their siren’s song.  But to stop binge eating?  I know all of this is supposed to help keep me alive (longer), but to live in a world where I’ll never again sleep off a food coma?  I don’t know, Love And Rockets.  I’m going to listen to this awesome song again and re-evaluate all these healthy life decisions I’ve been making.

“So Alive”

<awesome Love And Rockets jam>

I don’t know what color your eyes are, baby, but’cha hair is long and brown

Your legs are strong, and you’re so, so long, and ya don’t come from this town

My head is full of magic, baby, and I can share this with you

Feel I’m on a cross again, lately, but there’s nothin’ ta do with yoohoohoo, I’m alive

Uh huh, so alive

I’m alive

Uh huh, so alive

Strut makes me crazy, makes me see ya more clearly, oh, baby, now I can see you

Wish I could stop
Switch off the clock
Make it all happen f’yoohoohoo, I’m alive

Uh huh, so alive

I’m alive

Uh huh, so alive

<awesome Love And Rockets jam>

(Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo)
(Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo)

Don’t know what color your eyes are, baby, but’cha hair is long and brown

Your legs are strong, and you’re so, so long, and you don’t come from this town

My head is full of magic, baby, and I can share this with you

I feel I’m onnn top again, baby, that’s got everythin’ ta do with yoohoohoo, I’m alive

Uh huh, so alive

I’m alive

Uh huh, so alive

(Do do do)

(Do do)

(Do do do)

(Do do)

(Do do do)

(Do do)

(Oooooo)
(Do do do)

(Do do)

(Ooooo)
(Do do do)

(Do do)

(Ooooo)
(Do do do)

(Do do)

(Ooooo)
(Do do do)

(Do do)

Advertisements
Tagged , , , , , , , ,
%d bloggers like this: