Modern Poetry Edition #9 (Oh No, Let's Go...)


Results are in! Beyonce got skunked, and Patsy narrowly denied both Paul

Simon and Van The Man their second MPulitzers (Correction:  Van does not 

have even one). And just look at what she won with. Sappy. 

 

The MP's usually astute literary evaluators gave the award to what looks to 

me to be the poem of a 7th grader.  Props to those who correctly ID'd that it 

was the pen of Willie Nelson that brought this winning prose into this world. 

I'm not sure what grade he was in when he wrote it.

 

Once again the wishes of the chief MP voter were overridden by the teeming

masses. I went for Paul Simon. Check it out:

 

Fat Charlie the Archangel

Sloped into the room

He said I have no opinion about this

And I have no opinion about that

Sad as a lonely little wrinkled balloon

He said well I don't claim to be happy about this, boys

And I don't seem to be happy about that

 

Pretty good, no? "Sad as a lonely little wrinkled balloon." Let a simile

be your umbrella.

 

Be preparing for the people's choice nominations in a couple of weeks. MP

upper management is going on vacation.

 

# 9 # {Crazy}

[6/14/04]

Crazy In Love - Beyonce

Crazy Love - Van The Man

Crazy Love Vol. II - Paul Simon

**Crazy - Patsy Cline (w/b Willie Nelson)

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

 

**Winner of MPulitzer

 

Crazy! Here's the list of MP # 9 selections. Nice, eh? Sorry Prince,

Beyonce's just more relevant in today's poetical environment, so you're out.

Esteemed MP voters may however write in Prince's "Let's Go Crazy", but I've

a feeling Patsy will be tough to beat. She had a great voice, died young

and was a rabid tax-cutter. How's anyone gonna beat that?

 

Rock the Vote! Next week I will clean out the cupboards here at MP HQ. It

will be a good one.

 

Crazy In Love - Beyonce

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Yes! so crazy right now

Most incredibly

It's your girl b

It's your boy young

History in the makin

Part 2

 

I look and stare so deep in your eyes

I touch on you more and more every time

When you leave I'm beggin you not to go

Call your name two, three times in a row

Such a funny thing for me to try to explain

How I'm feeling and my pride is the one to blame

Yeah, cause I know I don't understand

Just how your love can do what no on else can

Got me lookin so crazy right now

 

Your love's got me lookin so crazy right now (Your love)

Got me lookin so crazy right now your touch's

Got me lookin so crazy right now (Your touch)

Got me hoping you page me right now your kiss's

Got me hoping you save me right now

 

Lookin so crazy your love's got me lookin

Got me lookin so crazy your love

When I talk to my friends so quietly

"Who he think he is?" Look at what you've done to me

Tennis shoes don't even need to buy a new dress

You ain't there, ain't nobody else to impress

It's the way that you know what I thought I knew

It's the beat that my heart skips when I'm with you

Yeah, but I still don't understand

Just how your love can do what no one else can

Got me lookin so crazy right now

 

Your love's got me lookin so crazy right now (Your love)

Got me lookin so crazy right now your touch's

Got me lookin so crazy right now (Your touch)

Got me hoping you page me right now your kiss's

Got me hoping you save me right now

 

Lookin so crazy your love's got me lookin

Got me lookin so crazy your love

I'm warmed up now

Let's go

Young hova

Ya'll know when the flow is loco

Young b and the r-o-c uh oh

O-g, big homie

The one and only

Stick boney but the pockets are fat like tony

Soprano the roc handle

Like van exel

I shake phonies man, you can't get next to

A genuine article, I do not sing tho

I sling though , if anything I bling yo

Star like ringo

War like a green berret

You're crazy bring your whole set

Jay-Z in the range

Crazy and deranged

They can't figure him out

They're like "hey is he insane?"

Yes sir I'm cut from a different cloth

My texture is the best fur, I'm chinchilla

I've been ill of the chain smokers

How you think I go the name hova

I've been reala'

The game's over

Fall back young ever since

I made you change over to platinum

The game's been a wrap

One

 

Got me looking so crazy, my baby

I'm not myself lately

I'm foolish, I don't do this

I've been played myself

Baby I don't care

Cuz your love got the best of me

And baby you're making a fool of me

You got me sprung and I don't care who sees

Cuz baby you got me so crazy

Got me lookin so crazy right now

 

Your love's got me lookin so crazy right now (Your love)

Got me lookin so crazy right now your touch's

Got me lookin so crazy right now (Your touch)

Got me hoping you page me right now your kiss's

Got me hoping you save me right now

 

Lookin so crazy your love's got me lookin

got me lookin so crazy your love

 

 

Crazy Love - Van Morrison

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I can hear her heart beat for a thousand miles

And the heavens open every time she smiles

And when I come to her that's where I belong

Yet I'm running to her like a river's song

 

She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love

She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love

She's got a fine sense of humor when I'm feeling low down

And when I come to her when the sun goes down

Take away my trouble, take away my grief

Take away my heartache, in the night like a thief

 

Yes I need her in the daytime

Yes I need her in the night

Yes I want to throw my arms around her

Kiss her hug her kiss her hug her tight

 

And when I'm returning from so far away

She gives me some sweet lovin' brighten up my day

Yes it makes me righteous, yes it makes me feel whole

Yes it makes me mellow down in to my soul

 

 

Crazy Love Vol. II - Paul Simon

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Fat Charlie the Archangel

Sloped into the room

He said I have no opinion about this

And I have no opinion about that

Sad as a lonely little wrinkled balloon

He said well I don't claim to be happy about this, boys

And I don't seem to be happy about that

 

I don't want no part of this crazy love

I don't want no part of your love

I don't want no part of this crazy love

I don't want no part of your love

I don't want no part of this crazy love

I don't want no part of your love

I don't want no part of this crazy love

I don't want no part of this crazy love

 

She says she knows about jokes

This time the joke is on me

Well, I have no opinion about that

And I have no opinion about me

Somebody could walk into this room

And say your life is on fire

It's all over the evening news

All about the fire in your life

On the evening news

 

I don't want no part of this crazy love

I don't want no part of your love

I don't want no part of this crazy love

I don't want no part of your love

 

Fat Charlie the Archangel

Files for divorce

He says well this will eat up a year of my life

And then there's all that weight to be lost

She says the joke is on me

I say the joke is on her

I said I have no opinion about that

Well, we'll just have to wait and confer

 

I don't want no part of this crazy love

I don't want no part of your love

I don't want no part of this crazy love

I don't want no part of your love

I don't want no part of this crazy love

I don't want no part of your love

I don't want no part of this crazy love

I don't want no part of this crazy love

 

 

Crazy - Patsy Cline

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Crazy, I'm crazy for feeling so lonely

I'm crazy, crazy for feeling so blue

I knew you'd love me as long as you wanted

And then someday you'd leave me for somebody new

 

Worry, why do I let myself worry?

Wond'ring what in the world did I do?

Crazy for thinking that my love could hold you

I'm crazy for trying and crazy for crying

 

And I'm crazy for loving you

Crazy for thinking that my love could hold you

I'm crazy for trying and crazy for crying

And I'm crazy for loving you.

 

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

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This thing called love I just can't handle it

This thing called love I must get round to it

I ain't ready

Crazy little thing called love

 

This thing (this thing) called love (called love)

It cries (like a baby)

In a cradle all night

It swings (woo woo)

It jives (woo woo)

It shakes all over like a jelly fish

I kinda like it

Crazy little thing called love

 

There goes my baby

She knows how to Rock'n'Roll

She drives my crazy

She gives me hot and cold fever

Then she leaves me in a cool cool sweat

I gotta be cool relax get hip!

Get on my track's

Take a back seat

Hitch hike

And take a long ride on my motor bike

Until I'm ready

Crazy little thing called love

 

I gotta be cool relax get hip!

Get on my track's

Take a back seat

Hitch hike

And take a long ride on my motor bike

Until I'm ready (ready Freddie)

Crazy little thing called love

 

This thing called love I just can't handle it

This thing called love I must get round to it

I ain't ready

Crazy little thing called love...