Posts Tagged ‘Barry McGuire’

What’s Exactly The Matter With Me?

Favorite Line(s):
Why do I deny
All that’s accepted true?
Why can’t I live my life
Like I’m expected to?
Get a college degree,
Buy a color TV?
Oh what’s exactly the mater
With me?
I believe no one’s conclusions,
I think for myself.
I take nothing for granted,
My brain ain’t on the shelf.
I’ve got my views
Though I many sound confused.
Oh what’s exactly the matter
With me?
On This Day In:
2020 I Am Learning
Plus Plus
2019 Day 2: All Things Considered
The Path To Reward
2018 Ryan, McConnell & The Republican Controlled Congress
The Proud Dad
Day 35: Five(5) Weeks Completed!
2017 Serving Is Proving Harder Than Winning For #DumbDonald
2016 Come Again…
2015 At Five
2014 Touching The Past
The Supreme Question
2013 Children Will Judge
2012 Liar, n.
2011 Freedom To Doubt

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Eve Of Destruction

Favorite Line(s):
Yeah, my blood’s so mad, feels like coagulatin’,
I’m sittin’ here, just contemplatin’,
I can’t twist the truth, it knows no regulation,
Handful of Senators don’t pass legislation,
And marches alone can’t bring integration,
When human respect is disintegratin’,
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin’,
And you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
Ah, you don’t believe we’re on the eve of destruction.
On This Day In:
2019 Future Tools
Three Swedish Girls
2018 Four Loves
Favorite Westerns
2017 Faith In Science
2016 What The World Calls
2015 Say What?
2014 Start Today
2013 Fly!!
2012 Greater Love
2011 Before

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Every twelve to fifteen years, the next generation discovers Barry McGuire and the 60’s folk/protest song: “Eve of Destruction“.  It’s a great song which meant a lot to me when I was growing up – particularly the line about a “hand full of Senators don’t pass legislation / When human respect is disintegrating“.  This line was one of the things which first kindled my interest in politics.
Anyway, “EoD” was really kind of a societal song.  My preference was a much less popular song (at least I’ve never heard anyone admit to hearing it):  “What’s Exactly The Matter With Me?“.
Even as a child, I exhibited early (distressing) signs of nerdishness…  I discovered two words I’d never heard before – coagulating (in EoD) and apoplexy (in WEtMWM).  And, no, I’m not going to spoil your trip to the dictionary by telling you what “apoplexy” means.
[And one final thought – I looked at MANY lyrics sites and they ALL have this word incorrect.  So, you have the privilege of knowing you’ve visited a TRUE nerd site.  If you don’t believe me, go listen to Barry sing the song, and then go check some of the other lyrics sites yourself.]

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