Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Add it Up



This song is the fucking American Pie of my generation, seriously, i've been listening to this song for 25 plus years and it still gets me every fucking time, i can still sing it to unsuspecting females at the bar at the age of 41 with the same passion and conviction that i sang it to females when i was 16 and drinking beer and rolling around in One-Eyed Bobby's mom's station wagon and of course sometimes those females laugh and other times they grab you by the collar of your shirt and kiss you, cuz i would love to love you lover, and since i've been living it a bit lately like a 16yr old father of two i decided to dust it off and sing along, soon i'll get back to the posts, i got shit to finish and shit to start but sometimes i just gotta let the mind run and see i had this conversation the other day with this lady at work, we were talking about this cat who's damn near 50 and hasn't lived a day in his life, he's a good guy and a friend of mine and i told him that he's gonna wake up on his deathbed and wish he'd have done something with all those days he had on the planet, this lady looked up at me from her desk and stated that everyone probably feels that way and she's a bit older than me but many times i forget i'm past the ripe old age of 40 and i smiled at her and stated that you ain't looking at one of them, that i've lived it, sometimes like it might be my last day, hell some of the ones i've lived should have been my last day but fuck it i woke up and the stumbled into the next one smiling, said that i didn't plan on stopping now either, sure i got some responsibilities and shit but when i wake up on that last day i might be a bit melancholy knowing it's the last one but i'll be grinning like the cat that ate the canary cuz i'll know i didn't waste it, that though there may have been some rough spots it was a good fucking time and i got nothing to be sad about, and i'll close my eyes and let the devil punch my ticket and head straight to the bar... and now back to the program...

13 comments:

Jayne said...

"... i'll close my eyes and let the devil punch my ticket and head straight to the bar... " :)

I love me them Femmes. Ah the angst. 25 years ago puts me right in the bar w/em.

sybil law said...

So weird. I was totally thinking of this song and had very similar thoughts the other day.
I do my best thinking in the shower.

nursemyra said...

Gotta love a man in a wifebeater.

livingladolcevita said...

The fucking femmes. I saw them live in London. Moshed in my city suit and went home along the Thames, all sweaty and wild. They're the sound of my adolescent awakening. Them and the Pixies.

Rassles said...

The Femmes were my first concert at fourteen (kind of - my first concert was Immature, but that is a secret) and Add It Up is my anthem. Back in the band days, most of our stuff was OG, but we always covered one song each show - and after I sang this one that people started requesting it constantly. Some guy told me my version was better than Gordo's and then introduced me to his girlfriend, and then we went through one of those awkward conversations where she was all, "I didn't know that song, but he LOVES it, and if I didn't know any better I'd be worried he would leave me" and it sounded like a threat. I get those sometimes. And I'm all I don't want to fuck your boyfriend, silly girl. Grow up.

Rassles said...

Also, why don't beautiful men kiss me when I sing that song? No, it doesn't work that way. When a guy sings it it's hot, a girl makes it desperate. The world, she is cruel.

Kono said...

What? no comment on the best alterna-indie mullet in rock?

Jayne- you know it's almost time to pull this album out for your boy right?

Sybil- i like to think in the shower, among other things, and to all you people out there reading this, no masturbating isn't one of them, i jerk off than shower.

Nursie- I'll be rocking this look this summer in the suburbs. This clip is from club in Sydney.

Dolce- i think i gotz a crush on you.

Rassles- it was 1986 when me and my boy Marty McFly used to sing this song to girls in our hopes of getting laid, we were 15-16 at the time and it seeemed as if our life depended on memorizing the words, in fact i can still pretty much sing this album cover to cover and i don't think i've listened to it in a few years but it's about to get dusted off..

and i've been called the world's greatest hugger and i'm sure you're thinking great a fucking hug but if you ever sing this song to me in a bar i'll lay a kiss on you that will make your fucking knees shake...

Peau said...

what do you look like?

livingladolcevita said...

It's mutual. No doubt.

Kono said...

Peau- like a 6'4 inch 200lb, blue-eyed monster.

Dolce- you make a man blush.

The Unbearable Banishment said...

I took a girl I was dating to a Violent Femmes concert. She was a big, BIG fan so I thought tickets would be the perfect aphrodisiac. It was pretty great but the crowd started to stage dive and slam dance. My date got very upset and screamed, "No! That's not what the Violent Femmes are all about!" I never stop to think what they were "about" and didn't understand her hysterics. Another failed attempt.

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Oh...and by the way...fuck the Steelers. They are a team on the decline. I'm glad they lost to Tim of Nazareth.

twin said...

V-man has been requesting this song/album since he was about 4...