Modern Poetry Edition #14, (Crazy Poetry Part II)


Ozzy was unstoppable this week with "Crazy Train" with 11 votes, a new
modern indoor record for MP votes. It was a clean sweep up to the end when
Madonna garnered a late vote making it 11 to One to Zero to Zero to Zero.
That's why she's Madonna. For such an impressive landslide, Ozzy's lyrics
are at the bottom of this email.

Interestingly Prince received votes when he wasn't even on the ballot -- he
got some write-in votes (and some of those were mail-in -- write-in) -- back
in Crazy Poetry Numero Uno. But this week, nada. Also nada for FYC and
Barry Manilow, even though the Barry M. lyrics are awful sweet. Bet he won't
get skunked when we do Mandy.

Also, there will be a Crazy Poetry (Part III) -- probably in a couple weeks.
The esteemed editors of the modern poetry have enough for this pt III issue,
but if you want to nominate others, go right ahead.

Did you ever notice how many fantastic poems have an opening line that goes,
"Wow It's really good to see you again, baby?" Sure you have. And here's
another. Now, in honor and memoriam, here are Rick James' finest Lyrics,
touchingly penned by Debelah Morgan, but made immortal by RJ's performance
with 80's Lovergirl Teena Marie:

Fire and Desire
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Wow, It's really good to see you again, baby
And I must admit you're looking very, very, very nice these days
I guess life must be treating you well
Oh me, Well, I've just been doin' the same ol' thing I've always been doin'
You know, I've got a new lady now
And it's a little different than it was when I was with you
You know, I think back to when we met
The way I use to be and the cold way I use to act
But more than that. I think of how you changed me with your love and sensitivity
Remember when I used to

Love them and leave them
That's what I used to do
Use and abuse them
Then I laid eyes on you

It was pain before pleasure
That was my claim to fame
With every measure, baby
Tasted teardrop stains, yeah

I was cold as ice long ago, baby, baby
I wasn't very, very, very nice, you know
Sugar, sugar, sugar
Then I kissed your lips

And you tuned on my fire, baby
And you burn me up within your flame
Took me a little higher
Made me live again

You turned on my fire, baby
Then you showed me what a love could do
Fire and desire, baby
Feel it comin' through

And I thank you, baby
Oh, how I thank you, baby
You taught me so much
And you showed mw so much and love and insensitivity
That since you've been gone I don't think I've ever felt this way before
You know it's funny how a man can change
So quickly from a cold blooded person
Thinkin' he's God gift to women
Remember how I use to do that
I must have been crazy then
Remember when you used to

Love them and leave them
Oh, that's what I used to do
Use them and abuse them, whoa
Then I laid eyes on you

It was pain before pleasure
Oh, that was my claim to fame
With every measure
Tasted your teardrop stains, yeah

You were cold as ice (Woo...hoo...hoo...hoo...), baby, baby
(I-I wasn't, I-I wasn't very nice, I know, woo...)
Sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar
Then I kissed your lips

And you (You turned on) turned (You turned on) on
(You turned on my fire) my fire, baby (Ooh...)
Then you showed me what a love could do (Woo...hoo...)
Fire and desire (Fire and desire)
Feelin' good to you (Feelin' good to you)

You turned on my fire (Fire, ooh...ooh...), baby (Oh, baby)
And you burn me up within your flame (You burn me, you burn me)
Fire and desire (Fire and desire)
And we're both to blame, both to blame (Ooh...ooh...)

You know I guess I think we both said a little too much today (No, ooh...hoo...hoo...)
After all Tee, you're kind of with somebody else
I'm kind of livin' with somebody (Ooh...ooh...ooh...)
But please do me a favor just before you go (What is it, baby)
Just put your arms around me and hold me like you used (I wanna hold you tight)
Tell me "Rick" (Oh...oh...) "Everything is gonna be alright"
(Everything, everything, everything is gonna be alright)
Put your arms around me
Put your arms around me (Ooh...)
(Ooh...ooh...)
Oh, baby (Woo...ooh...ooh...)
Oh, baby (Ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...)
(Ooh...ooh...ooh...ooh...oh)

# 14 #
[8/3/04]
I Go Crazy - Barry Manilow
Let's Go Crazy - Prince
Crazy For You - Madonna
She Drives Me Crazy - FYC
**Crazy Train - Ozzy

**Winner of MPulitzer

Poetry of the modern variety, Issue No. 14. Dig it!

I GO CRAZY (Barry Manilow) 
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Hello girl it's been a while 
guess you'll be glad to know 
that I've learn how to laugh and smile 
getting over you was slow 
they say old lovers can be good friends 
but I never thought I really see you 
I really see you again 

I go crazy 
when I look in your eyes 
I still go crazy 
no my heart just can't hide 
that old feeling in side 
way deep down inside 
oh baby 
you know when I look in your eyes 
I go crazy 

you say he satisfied your mind 
tells you all of his dreams 
I know how much that means to you 
I realize that I was blind 
just when I thought I was over you 
I see your face and it just ain't true 
you know it just ain't true 

I go crazy 
when I look in your eyes 
I still go crazy 
that old flame comes alive 
it starts burning inside 
way deep down inside 
oh baby 
you know when I look in your eyes 
I still go crazy 

oh it just ain't true 
no it's just ain't true 

I go crazy 
when I look in your eyes 
I still go crazy 
that old flame comes alive 
it starts burning inside 
way deep down inside 
oh baby 
you know when I look in your eyes 
I still go crazy

Let's Go Crazy - Prince
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Dearly beloved
We are gathered here today 
2 get through this thing called life

Electric word life
It means forever and that's a mighty long time
But I'm here 2 tell u
There's something else
The afterworld

A world of never ending happiness
U can always see the sun, day or night

So when u call up that shrink in Beverly Hills
U know the one - Dr Everything'll Be Alright
Instead of asking him how much of your time is left
Ask him how much of your mind ain't leavin'

'Cuz in this life
Things are much harder than in the afterworld
In this life
You're on your own

And if de-elevator tries 2 bring u down
Go crazy - punch a higher floor

If u don't like the world you're living in
Take a look around u
At least u got friends

U see I called my old lady
4 a friendly word
She picked up the phone
Dropped it on the floor
Aah Aah is all I heard

Are we gonna let de-elevator
Bring us down
Oh, no Let's Go!

Let's go crazy
Let's get nuts
Let's look 4 the purple banana 
'Til they put us in the truck, let's go!

We're all excited 
But we don't know why
Maybe it's cuz
We're all gonna die

And when we do (When we do)
What's it all 4 (What's it all 4)
U better live now
Before the grim reaper come knocking on your door

Tell me, are we gonna let de-elevator bring us down
Oh, no let's go!

Let's go crazy
Let's get nuts
Look 4 the purple banana 
'Til they put us in the truck, let's go!

C'mon baby
Let's get nuts
Yeah
Crazy

Let's go crazy

Are we gonna let de-elevator bring us down
Oh, no let's go!
Go crazy

I said let's go crazy (Go crazy)
Let's go, let's go 
Go 
Let's go

Dr. Everything'll be alright 
Will make everything go wrong
Pills and thrills and dafodills will kill
Hang tough children

He's coming
He's coming
Coming

Take me away!

Crazy For You - Madonna (w/b John Bettis and Jon Lind)
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Swaying room as the music starts
Strangers making the most of the dark
Two by two their bodies become one

I see you through the smoky air
Can't you feel the weight of my stare
You're so close but still a world away
What I'm dying to say, is that

I'm crazy for you
Touch me once and you'll know it's true
I never wanted anyone like this
It's all brand new, you'll feel it in my kiss
I'm crazy for you, crazy for you

Trying hard to control my heart
I walk over to where you are
Eye to eye we need no words at all

Slowly now we begin to move
Every breath I'm deeper into you
Soon we two are standing still in time
If you read my mind, you'll see

I'm crazy for you
Touch me once and you'll know it's true
I never wanted anyone like this
It's all brand new, you'll feel it in my kiss
I'm crazy for you, crazy for you

It's all brand new, I'm crazy for you
And you know it's true
I'm crazy, crazy for you


She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals
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I can't stop 
The way I feel 
Things you do 
Don't seem real 

Tell you what I got in mind 
Cuz we're runnin' out of time 
Won't you ever set me free 
This waitin' 'rounds killin' me 

She drives me crazy 
Like no one else 
She drives me crazy 
And I can't help myself 

I can't get any rest 
People say 
I'm obsessed 
Everything [that's serios lasts] 
But to me ther'es no surprise 
What I have, [fatal last truth] 
Things go wrong, they always do 

She drives me crazy 
Like no one else 
She drives me crazy 
And I can't help myself 

I won't make it, 
On my own 
No on likes, 
To be alone 

She drives me crazy 
Like no one else 
She drives me crazy 
And I can't help myself 

Uh huh huh 

She drives me crazy 
Like no one else 
She drives me crazy 
And I can't help myself 

Uh huh huh 

She drives me crazy 
Like no one else 
She drives me crazy 
And I can't help myself 


Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train
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Crazy,but that's how it goes
Millions of people living as foes
Maybe it's not too late
To learn how to love
And forget how to hate
Mental wounds not healing
Life's a bitter shame
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train

I've listened to preachers
I've listened to fools
I've watched all the dropouts
Who make their own rules
One person conditioned to rule and control
The media sells it and you live the role
Mental wounds still screaming
Driving me insane
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train

I know that things are going wrong for me
You gotta listen to my words
Yeh-h
Heirs of a cold war
That's what we've become
Inheriting troubles I'm mentally numb
Crazy, I just cannot bear
I'm living with something that just isn't fair
Mental wounds not healing
Who and what's to blame
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train