Modern Poetry Edition #76 {PJ+Temps+JZ+Ray+Jr. Pt I}


Modern Poetry #76 {PJ+Temps+JZ+Ray+Jr. Pt I}
[9/2/10]
Black by Pearl Jam
**My Girl by The Temptations
Hot Tottie by Usher with Jay-Z
Beg Steal or Borrow by Ray LaMontagne
Police and Thieves by Junior Murvin


The first one starts with "Hey...ooh..." and also includes a "Uh huh . . .
uh huh . . . ooh . . ."   The second one, it contains "Hey hey hey; Hey
hey hey; Ooooh."   The third one is laden with such tasty phrases as:
"Oooh you got me like..." and also "(Hot tottie) Hot Tottie, her body
like cognac; Her momma like herb tea."  Poem numero quattro is from
Ray LaMontagne.  And finally, the fifth one has a line that goes,
"Hehehehehehehey" even though I spell it " Heyheyheyheyheyheyhey."

You like your modern poetry in September?  After a layoff of 8 mos, I
should think you might.  Vote if you want to, but I think we know we
 are all winners here today.  Happy football season, everyone.
 
--Sean
 
 
Black by Pearl Jam
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Hey . . . ooh . . .
Sheets of empty canvas, untouched sheets of clay
Were laid spread out before me as her body once did
All five horizons revolved around her soul
As the earth to the sun
Now the air I tasted and breathed has taken a turn
Ooh, and all I taught her was everything
Ooh, I know she gave me all that she wore
And now my bitter hands chafe beneath the clouds
Of what was everything?
Oh, the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything

I take a walk outside, I'm surrounded by some kids at play
I can feel their laughter, so why do I sear
Oh, and twisted thoughts that spin round my head
I'm spinning, oh, I'm spinning
How quick the sun can drop away
And now my bitter hands cradle broken glass
Of what was everything
All the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything
All the love gone bad turned my world to black
Tattooed all I see, all that I am, all I'll be . . . yeah

Uh huh . . . uh huh . . . ooh . . .
I know someday you'll have a beautiful life, I know you'll be a sun
In somebody else's sky, but why
Why, why can't it be, why can't it be mine?

My Girl by The Temptations
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I've got sunshine on a cloudy day.
When it's cold outside I've got the month of May.
I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl (my girl, my girl)
Talkin' 'bout my girl (my girl).

I've got so much honey the bees envy me.
I've got a sweeter song than the birds in the trees.
I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl (my girl, my girl)
Talkin' 'bout my girl (my girl).

Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey
Ooooh.

I don't need no money, fortune, or fame.
I've got all the riches baby one man can claim.
I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl (my girl, my girl)
Talkin' 'bout my girl (my girl).

I've got sunshine on a cloudy day
with my girl.
I've even got the month of May
with my girl (fade)


Hot Tottie by Usher with Jay-Z
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They call me King Hov, copy? They call me King Hov, copy?
They call me King Hov, copy? They call me King Hov, copy?

I'm like oh Kimosabe
Your body is my hobby
We're freakin'
This ain't cheatin' as long as we tell nobody
Tell your girls you're leaving
I'll meet you in the lobby
I'm so cold, yeah I need that hot tottie
Hot Tottie (hot Tottie)
Hot Tottie (thought I'd never fall in love, thought I'd never fall in love)

I see you like to talk sh*t,
I hear you baby
Claiming you a bad b*tch, show me, baby
I'm a wild boy
You tryin' tame me, baby
To the were I get it from the high
Can you keep me faithful
Got a lot of girls
Got a lot of flava
That's why when I hit 'em they all need to return the favor
Yeah I hear you, what you sayin'
but hear me babe
That you can whip it to the point where I'm screaming your name

Said I'm tryin' get your clothes off
From what I'm seeing you look so soft
It's your body, what I'm goin' on
Say you go ride it, just don't fall off
Yeah I done had a lot of women
They tell me what they can do
But can you show me babe
ooooh you got me like'

I'm like oh Kimosabe
Your body is my hobby
We're freakin'
This ain't cheatin' as long as we tell nobody
Tell your girls you're leaving
I'll meet you in the lobby
I'm so cold, yeah, you that hot tottie
Hot Tottie (hot tottie)
Hot Tottie (thought I'd never fall in love, thought I'd never fall in love)

I'm a choosey lover
I pick 'em out
Talk a lot of sh*t, I hope its good as you putting out
Yeah, you fancy, huh?
I'm tryin' pull you out
See it's a lot of girls standing round
She say'
You claim you're the best
And I only want the best
So I say, ha

I ain't gonna be here long, girl
I'm tryin' get you home and get your clothes off
a couple lovin , then you doze off
You claiming it's better (?) if I take it all
So you go ride it, just don't fall off
Yeah I done had a lot of women
They tell me what they can do

But can you show me babe
Oooh you got me like

I'm like oh Kimosabe
Your body is my hobby
We're freakin'
This ain't cheatin' as long as we tell nobody
Tell your girls you're leaving
I'll meet you in the lobby
I'm so cold, yeah I need that hot tottie
Hot Tottie (Hot Tottie)
Hot Tottie (thought I'd never fall in love, thought I'd never fall in love)

I'm so cold, I'm so cold I'm so cold, I'm so cold
I'm so cold, I'm so cold I'm so cold, I'm so cold
Give me that hot tottie
Will you be my hot Tottie?
She said she wanna make me better
She wanna make me better

Wait a minute, mother f*cker

They call me King Hov, copy? They call me King Hov, copy?
They call me King Hov, copy, copy, copy?
They call me King Hov, copy?

Big ballin' is my hobby
So much so they think I'm down with the Illuminati
My watch do illuminate
My pockets are Gottie
But I'm God body, ya'll better ask somebody
I was born a God
I made myself a king
Which means I downgraded to a human being
You was born a Goddess
I made you my queen
Which means we upgraded to Louis the thirteen
(Hot tottie) Hot Tottie, her body like cognac
Her momma like herb tea
We burned a couple of sacks
And after she sLeeped, I creeped all in her tee-pee
We did it Indian style, had the girls speaking
In tongue she like young, you hung, what you done, done
Stop it fore you wake up my momma she might (ahhhh)
Now that you've arrived it's time that I go...
I'm so cold, I'm so cold...

I'm like oh Kimosabe
Your body is my hobby
We're freakin'
This ain't cheatin' as long as we tell nobody
Tell your girls you're leaving
I'll meet you in the lobby
I'm so cold, yeah I need that hot Tottie
Hot Tottie (hot Tottie)
Hot Tottie (thought I'd never fall in love, thought I'd never fall in love)

I'm so cold, I'm so cold (ho) I'm so cold, I'm so cold (ho)
I'm so cold, I'm so cold (ho) I'm so cold, I'm so cold (ho)

Beg Steal or Borrow by Ray LaMontagne
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So your home town's bringing you down
Are you drowning in the small talk
and the chatter

Or you gonna step into line like your daddy done
Punching the time and climbing life's long letter

You've been howling at the moon like a slack jaw fool
And breaking every rule they can throw on
But one of these days it's gonna be right soon
You'll find your legs and go and stay gone

Young man full of big plans and thinking about tomorrow
Young man going to make a stand
You beg, steal you borrow
You beg you steal you borrow

Well all the friends that you knew in school
They used to be so cool and they just bore you

Well look at them now, already pulling the plow
So quick to take to grain and some mourn you

Young man full of big plans and thinking about tomorrow
Young man going to make a stand
You beg steal you borrow
You beg you steal you borrow

Dreaming of the day
You're gonna pack your bags
Put the miles away
Oh, just grab your girl and go
Where no one knows you
What will all the old folks say?

So the home town's bringing you down
Are you drowning in the small talk and the chatter?
Or you gonna step into line like your daddy done
Punching the time and driving life's long letter

Young man full of big plans and thinking about tomorrow
Young man going to make a stand
You beg, steal you borrow
You beg you steal you borrow


Police and Thieves by Junior Murvin
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Police and thieves in the street (oh yeah)
Fighting the nation with their guns and ammunition
Police and thieves in the street (oh yeah)
Scaring the nation with their guns and ammunition

From Genesis to Revelation yeah
And next generation will be hear me

All the crimes committed day by day
No one try to stop it in any way
All the peacemakers turn war officers
Hear what I say

Hehehehehehehey

Police and thieves in the street (oh yeah)
Fighting the nation with their guns and ammunition
Police and thieves in the street (oh yeah)
Scaring the nation with their guns and ammunition

Oh yeah

All the crimes committed day by day
No one try to stop it in any way
All the peacemakers turn war officers
Hear what I say

Hehehehehehehey

Police and thieves in the street (oh yeah)
Fighting the nation with their guns and ammunition
Police and thieves in the street (oh yeah)
Scaring the nation with their guns and ammunition

Police and thieves
Police...