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(16) What I’m gonna need
« on: January 30, 2024, 12:00:12 PM »
What I’m Gonna Need   2:52

Say, is that a saxophone?

Say, that badge, the gold one, in your lapel
that a bunch of grapes, right?
wine's a thing
hey you guess how I could tell.

Hey, it's nice, Mallorca, and the hotel,
that's a part of Spain, right?
You're from Spain, alright?

Golf is the game we're here to play
I've been hitting at a mother* down the old fairway
all freakin' day

Originally Memphis, that's nice
so you're from around here, all right?

Say, what's your name, man? Alejandro
that works for me I guess
nonethless
don't hear it much in Tenessee.

Hey, Alejandro, what I'm gonna need
is a cold, crisp, dry white wine
can you do that for me?
« Last Edit: April 15, 2024, 08:32:37 AM by jbaent »
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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2024, 12:33:22 PM »
I'm not very sure if we can call this a song, LOL

Thinking about the "lyrics" it reminds me to "Badges, posters, stickers and t-shirts" as this seems to be more a conversation with background music than a proper song, but I find it very fine, as one of the friends of my usual gang for concerts is called Alejandro, so yo can guess jokes has been flying these days, LOL
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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2024, 01:10:00 PM »
I think this letter is dedicated to me who was at the Zurich hotel in 2015.

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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2024, 01:10:41 PM »
After 30 conciertos 2015 and 32 in 2019  :smack :hmm

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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2024, 05:51:02 PM »
Bizarre song.  Result of writing tunes after a couple of bottles of vino.  Sounds like he's talking to someone at the bar when he's drunk.  The albums My Parties and that's insulting My Parties.
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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2024, 06:33:45 PM »
I think it's a character story, that reminds me of "Bacon Roll", in the sense that you can listen to it like a conversation, but it's showing you an unflattering side of the character.

Seems to be about a guy from Memphis in a golf resort, and I assume he's talking to the waiter (Alejandro, a Spanish guy from Mallorca), complaining about the day, showing off how clever he is, being somewhat patronising and ordering a glass of wine.

These are the lyrics as far as I can understand

Say, is that a saxophone?

Say, that badge, the gold one, in your lapel
that a bunch of grapes, right?
wine's a thing
hey you guess how I could tell.

Hey, it's nice, Mallorca, and the hotel,
that's a part of Spain, right?
You're from Spain, alright?

Golf is the game we're here to play
I've been hitting at a mother* down the old fairway
all freakin' day

Originally Memphis, that's nice
so you're from around here, all right?

Say, what's your name, man? Alejandro
that works for me I guess
nonethless
don't hear it much in Tenessee.

Hey, Alejandro, what I'm gonna need
is a cold, crisp, dry white wine
can you do that for me?

(the word with the * is something I could not understand very well)

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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2024, 07:26:52 PM »
I think it's a character story, that reminds me of "Bacon Roll", in the sense that you can listen to it like a conversation, but it's showing you an unflattering side of the character.

Seems to be about a guy from Memphis in a golf resort, and I assume he's talking to the waiter (Alejandro, a Spanish guy from Mallorca), complaining about the day, showing off how clever he is, being somewhat patronising and ordering a glass of wine.

These are the lyrics as far as I can understand

Say, is that a saxophone?

Say, that badge, the gold one, in your lapel
that a bunch of grapes, right?
wine's a thing
hey you guess how I could tell.

Hey, it's nice, Mallorca, and the hotel,
that's a part of Spain, right?
You're from Spain, alright?

Golf is the game we're here to play
I've been hitting at a mother* down the old fairway
all freakin' day

Originally Memphis, that's nice
so you're from around here, all right?

Say, what's your name, man? Alejandro
that works for me I guess
nonethless
don't hear it much in Tenessee.

Hey, Alejandro, what I'm gonna need
is a cold, crisp, dry white wine
can you do that for me?

(the word with the * is something I could not understand very well)

Thanks Mkorman, Alejandro would pay the drinks since now!
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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2024, 09:54:23 AM »
Bizarre song.  Result of writing tunes after a couple of bottles of vino.  Sounds like he's talking to someone at the bar when he's drunk.  The albums My Parties and that's insulting My Parties.

Haha!

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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2024, 07:20:05 PM »
What a ridiculous misfit this ‘song’ this is, must be the most terrible thing MK has ever released. Luckily everything else of this bunch is so damn good:)

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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2024, 10:47:06 AM »
About Trump voters, the sort of ignorant rich Americans in a Golf cart being proud and feeling superior to know that Majorca is a part of Spain. I find it amusing that this one is so heavily rejected around here onviously only because the lyrics come across unusual? It's a mean dark song and a very good one. Also listen to the guitar solo. Give it a (second) try.

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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2024, 10:44:22 PM »
Quirky, but would have worked ten times better if Mark were Tom Waits

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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2024, 11:58:24 PM »
So bad.
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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2024, 12:22:36 AM »
I haven't heard What I'm Gonna Need yet, but the lyrics reminds of Can I Smoke In Here? by Ry Cooder (again  ;D ):

"Can I Smoke In Here?"

Can I smoke in here can I sit down
Am I bothering you are you alone
Is my tie on straight do you rate me polite
Do I need a shave do I seem all right

Names don't matter mine's Kash Buk no it's true
Go ahead laugh it's good for you
What's that you're drinking I like your smile you know
Hey mister bartender please don't be so slow
I think we got a lot in common
That's my brand wouldn't trade it for the World
We're about the same age on the outside
Inside I'm a thousand years old

Is this your room I can't do 60 like once I could
Bet you didn't know I was that hot
You didn't know I was that good
You got nothing to fear can I smoke in here

Steel player friend of mine lived right down the half
These walls are thin nobody heard him fall
Last of the best without a shadow a doubt
Hi-Lo shag's the last thing he saw before it all faded out

What's that you say 'life is like a low budget movie'
Slow down there honey' you lost me that time
'We all took less then it closed'
Truest thing you said all night that's a laugh
You can write it on my epitaph

See you in Heaven or next time which ever's first
I ain't USDA prime God knows you seen worse
Just tell Saint Peter at the Golden Gate
I won't be late but let me get it straight
Can I get a beer can I smoke in here

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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2024, 12:28:11 AM »
Don’t know that one.

What I would say is, when it comes to wring Randy Newman type songs, MK ain’t no Randy Newman.
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Re: (16) What I’m gonna need
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2024, 12:30:27 AM »
Don’t know that one.

What I would say is, when it comes to wring Randy Newman type songs, MK ain’t no Randy Newman.

That song is from Cooder's 'I, Flathead' album. The third in his brilliant California trilogy. Quirky stuff, but it works because of the context.

 

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