Modern Poetry Edition #66 {Just you weight}


Don't call it a comeback!  We've been gone a bit, but not that long.
I'm not messing around.  The Band won.  Okay?  Oh, it's such a good
poem, you could even all it a *poim* while wearing an ascot.

But most of the learned staff here was mighty impressed with Jay's vote
for Nu Shooz.  Nu Shooz for everyone.  We've decided to count Jay's votes
double until further notice.

Also, there will be a special edition of Oprah dedicated to Jay, titled, naturally,
Nu Shooz.  It's likely Oprah will make a gift to all her audience:

"You get Nu Shooz.  *You* get Nu Shooz.  You're all gettin' Nu Shooz."

I know I'm going out this weekend to buy some Nu Shooz myself (probably
"I Can't Wait -- Unplugged, and yes of course there is a ICW-Unplugged, jeez).
And-uh, I am also gonna buy some New Shoes (white high-top NewBal's if I
can find 'em).

But the Band is the winner of MP #66.  I can hear the late Richard Manuel from up
in heaven calling down,

"Robbie, Levon, Ricky and Garth,
if I like the girl, leave us alone by the hearth"

Hey, you try to rhyme with Garth.  No, really, send me your rhymes for Garth.

Anyway The Band ain't no Boy Band.  But they are the MPulitzer-honored troubadors
from MP #66.  Good seeing you all again.  Run out and pick up the DVD and or CD
of The Last Waltz.  Great tunes and Van-goodness included.

Laters.  Look for another low-frills edition soon.

--Sean

Modern Poetry Edition #66 {Just you weight}
[8/13/07]
Missing You by John Waite
Wait by White Lion
I Can't Wait by Nu Shooz
**The Weight by The Band
This Weight by Van Morrison

**Winner of MPulitzer

Yo people, hurry up and weight, and watch your wait.  You know
I'm talking about this weight. Oh, you can't wait?
 
Do you like to spend your Augusts smothered and covered in
Modern Poetry?  Well, go here and check it out:  MP
 
More Modern Poetry than you or Ichabod Crane can stand.  Just 'cause
it came out in early '04, doesn't make it old.  It's just early modern.
 
Wait-wait, I never had a chance to love you. Wait a minute, Chester.
You know I'm a peaceful man.

I can't wait, baby, (baby I can't wait) till my love walked in the door.

Hey, who has my Waite CD? Without the MP, there's a storm that's
raging through my frozen heart tonight.

But I know, the MP has been hibernating for nearly a month and
a half and I've heard you, humble MP reader.  

I ain't missing you at all either.

Use as directed...

--Sean
 

Missing You by John Waite
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Every time I think of you
I always catch my breath
And I'm still standing here
And you're miles away
And I'm wondering why you left

And there's a storm that's raging
Through my frozen heart tonight
I hear your name in certain circles
And it always makes me smile

I spend my time
Thinking about you
And it's almost driving me wild
And there's a heart that's breaking
Down this long distance line tonight

I ain't missing you at all
Since you've been gone away
I ain't missing you
No matter what I might say

There's a message in the wire
And I'm sending you this signal tonight
You don't know how desperate I've become
And it looks like I'm losing this fight

In your world I have no meaning
Though I'm trying hard to understand
And it's my heart that's breaking
Down this long distance line tonight

I ain't missing you at all
Since you've been gone away
I ain't missing you
No matter What my friends say

And there's a message that I'm sending out
Like a telegraph to your soul
And if I can't bridge this distance
Stop this heartbreak overload

I ain't missing you at all
Since you've been gone away
I ain't missing you
No matter what I might say

And there's a storm that's raging
Through my frozen heart tonight
I ain't missing you

Wait by White Lion
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wait just a moment before our love will die
cause I must know the reason why we say goodbye
wait just a moment and tell me why
cause I can show you lovin that you won't deny

wait and show your lovin like it was before
cause I won't let that feelin walk ou through the door
yeah wait just a moment and try once more
cause babe I need to hold you like I did before

so if you go away I know that I will follow
cause there's a place inside my heart that tells me
hold out, hold out, hold out

wait - wait I never had a chance to love you
wait - wait if only our love could show you
wait - wait I never wanna be without you
wait - wait no I never had a chance to love you
now I only wanna say I love you
one more time

wait - wait I never had a chance to love you
wait - wait if only our love could show you
wait - wait I never wanna be without you
wait - wait no I never had a chance to love you
now I only wanna say I love you
wait...

I Can't Wait by Nu Shooz
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My love, tell me what it's all about
You've go something that I can't live without
Happiness, is so hard to find
Hey baby, tell me what is on your mind

Coz I can't wait (baby I can't wait) till you call me on the telephone
I can't wait (baby I can't wait) till we're all alone

You know I love you even when you don't try
I know that our love will never die
Hey darling when you look into my eye
Please tell me you'll never have to say goodbye

Coz I can't wait (baby I can't wait) this is what I've been waiting for
I can't wait (baby I can't wait) till my love walked in the door
I can't wait (baby I can't wait) true love is so hard to find
I found yours, you found mine
I can't wait (baby I can't wait) tell me what is on your mind
Got to let you know...

I can't wait (baby I can't wait) till you call me on the telephone
I can't wait (baby I can't wait) till we're all alone
Oh oh I can't wait (baby I can't wait) true love is so hard to find
I found yours, you found mine
I can't wait (baby I can't wait) tell me what is on your mind
No, no, I can't wait (baby I can't wait)
No, I can't wait (baby I can't wait)
Say it one more time
Oh I can't wait (baby I can't wait) this is what I've been waiting for
Oh I can't wait (baby I can't wait) till my love walked in the door
(fade)

The Weight by The Band
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I pulled into Nazareth, I was feeling about half past dead;
I just needed some place where I can lay my head.
"Hey, mister, can you tell me where a man might find a bed?"
He just grinned and shook my hand, and 'No' was all he said.

Take a load off Fanny,
Take a load for free;
Take a load off Fanny,
And (and) (and) you put the load right on me.

I picked up my bag, I went looking for a place to hide;
When I saw Carmen and the Devil walking side by side.
I said, "Hey, Carmen, come on, let's go downtown."
She said, "I gotta go, but my friend can stick around."

Take a load off Fanny (etc.)

Go down, Miss Moses, there's nothing you can say
It's just ol' Luke, and Luke's waiting on the Judgment Day.
"Well, Luke, my friend, what about young Anna Lee?"
He said, "Do me a favor, son, won't you stay and keep Anna Lee
company?"

Take a load off Fanny (etc.)

Crazy Chester followed me, and he caught me in the fog.
He said, "I will fix your rack, if you'll take Jack, my dog."
I said, "Wait a minute, Chester, you know I'm a peaceful man."
He said, "That's okay, boy, won't you feed him when you can."

Take a load off Fanny (etc.)

Catch a cannonball now, to take me down the line
My bag is sinking low and I do believe it's time.
To get back to Miss Fanny, you know she's the only one.
Who sent me here with her regards for everyone.

Take a load off Fanny (etc.)

This Weight by Van Morrison
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This weight is weighing on my heart
This weight is tearing us apart
This weight is weighing on my soul
And it just won't leave me alone

You know I'm talking about this weight
You know I'm talking about this weight

In the neighborhood people watching me
Got to move to protect my sanity
Anonymity is all I want you see
You may think it's mediocrity, but

You know I'm talking about this weight
You know I'm talking about this weight

And this Hollywood ain't no good
I would rather be like Robin Hood
If I could only loose this...

You know I'm talking about this weight
You know I'm talking about this weight

And this Hollywood ain't no good
I would rather be like Robin Hood
If I could only loose this...

You know I'm talking about this weight
You know I'm talking about this weight

In the very first it was rock and roll
Set me free in body and soul
But this weight is just bringing me down
It's never satisfied every time I go to town
You know I'm talking about this weight....