Modern Poetry Edition #57 {Fromage}


Rock on, Human League!  Welcome to the top of the mountain.  MPulitzer #57 is yours.  Write a pithy phrase, "Keep Feeling Fascination," belt it out in strong 80's voice over serious synth, wait about 20 years and collect your prize.  It's so easy.  HL bested Squeeze and Bryan Adams (he called to say we should've used "Cut's Like A Knife" and he might be right).  The League just edged those two, while REO and Prince were shut out -- no votes.  On this day, the Human League is the Big Cheese.  Enjoy.

--Sean

Modern Poetry Edition #57 {Fromage}
[8/24/06]
Donít Let Him Go by REO Speedwagon
Take Me With U by Prince
**(Keep Feeling) Fascination by Human League
Tempted by Squeeze
Run To You by Bryan Adams

**Winner of MPulitzer

Hello Cleveland!

Find the cheese! No, this is not another corporate rah-rah rant (www.whomovedmycheese.com). Nobody moved your cheese, so just chill. And the cheese ain't hard to find. In fact all five selections are a bit melty like cheese (yes, Sledge, Squeeze is cheesy).

But there are some things that are so bad they're good and some things can be so cheesy they're good without even trying. For instance, REO's

   "Heís got a long wick with a flame at both ends. Heís hot"

Makes Kylie look like Emily D., but it's awesomely bad at the same time.

Take Me With U is a great song, but bad lyrics, interesting in that Prince's lyrics are usually strong. Keep feeling fascination is a nice phrase -- then it's all down hill.

   "I said to my reflection, Let's get out of this place."

I said to my ears, "enjoy the infectious pop tune -- ignore the meaningless lyrics."

"Run To You" seems no worse than the others and B.A. gives a nice reading, full of Canadian white-boy soul, or as much as a Canadian white boy can muster.

What do you think? Read 'em up and vote 'em down. Or vote 'em up after you read 'em down, I don't care. Just vote.

Thank You, Lubbock!

--Sean


Donít Let Him Go by REO Speedwagon
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So you figure that youíve got him all figured out
Heís a sweet talkin stud
Who can melt a girlís heart with his pout
Heís the kind of lover that the ladies dream about

Heís got plenty of cash
Heís got plenty of friends
He drives women wild
Then he drives off in a mercedes-benz
Heís got a long wick with a flame at both ends
Heís hot

But donít let him go
Just give him a chance to grow
Take it easy, take it slow
And donít let him go

He makes you so angry
He makes you so sore
The weight may be worth it
But how can you wait anymore
When youíre wonderin what youíre waitiní for
Baby I donít know

But donít let him go
He just needs a chance to grow
Take it easy, take it slow
And donít let him go
Donít let him go

Take Me With U by Prince
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I can't disguise the pounding of my heart
It beats so strong
It's in your eyes, what can I say
They turn me on

I don't care where we go
I don't care what we do
I don't care pretty baby
Just take me with U

Come on and touch the place in me
That's calling out your name
We want each other oh so much
Why must we play this game?

Don't care where we go
I don't care what we do
I don't care pretty baby
Just take me with U

I don't care if we spend the night at your mansion
I don't care if we spend the night on the town
All I want is 2 spend the night 2gether
All I want is 2 spend the night in your arms
2 be around U is so-oh right
U're sheer perfection (Thank U)
Drive me crazy, drive me all night
Just don't break up the connection

I don't care where we go
I don't care what we do
I don't care pretty baby
Just take me with U
I don't care where we go
I don't care what we do
I don't care pretty baby
Just take me with U

Just take me with U
Won't U take me with U?
Honey, take me with U

(Keep Feeling) Fascination by Human League
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If it seems a little time is needed
Decisions to be made
The good advice of friends unheeded
The best of plans mislaid

Just looking for a new direction
In an old familiar way
The forming of a new connection
To study or to play

And so the conversation turned
Until the sun went down
And many fantasies were learned
On that day

Keep feeling fascination
Passion burning
Love so strong
Keep feeling fascination
Looking learning
Moving on

Well the truth may need some
Re-arranging
Stories to be told
And plain to see the facts are changing
No meaning left to hold

And so the conversation turned
Until the sun went down
And many fantasies were learned
On that day

And so the conversation turned
Until the sun went down
And many fantasies were learned
On that day

Tempted by Squeeze
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I bought a toothbrush, some toothpaste, a flannel for my face
Pajamas, a hairbrush, new shoes and a case.
I said to my reflection, Let's get out of this place.
Passed the church and the steeple, the laundry on the hill
Billboards and the buildings
Memories of it still keep calling
And calling
But forget it all I know I will

Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered
What's been going on
Now that you have gone
There's no other
Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered

I'm at the carpark, the airport, the baggage carousel
The people keep on grabbing, ain't wishing I was well
I said, "It's no occasion. It's no story I can tell."
At my bedside, empty pocket, a foot without a sock
Your body gets much closer
I fumble for the clock, alarmed by
The seduction
I wish that it would stop

Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered
What's been going on
Now that you have gone there's no other
Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered

I bought a novel, some perfume, a fortune all for you
But it's not my conscience that hates to be untrue.
I asked of my reflection,
Tell me what is there to do?

Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered
What's been going on
Now that you have gone there's no other
Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered

Run To You by Bryan Adams
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She says her love for me could never die
But that'd change if she ever found out about you and I

Oh - but her love is cold
It wouldn't hurt her if she didnt know, cause...

When it gets too much
I need to feel your touch

I'm gonna run to you
I'm gonna run to you
Cause when the feelin's right I'm gonna run all night
I'm gonna run to you
She's got a heart of gold shed never let me down
But you're the one that always turns me on
You keep me comin' round

I know her love is true
But its so damn easy makin' love to you

I got my mind made up
I need to feel your touch

I'm gonna run to you
Yeah - I'm gonna run to you
Cause when the feelin's right I'm gonna stay all night

I'm gonna run to you
Yeah - I'm gonna run to you
Oh when the feelin's right I'm gonna run all night
I'm gonna run to you