Hope I die before I get old
This may not be worthy of a first time lj post, but you gotta start somewhere, right?
On a couple of recent car rides with my 8 year old son, he's been listening to the Clash's From Here to Eternity
with me. He's been getting really into it, so I hooked him up with London Calling
when we got home. He headed to the basement, popped it into the CD player, and started rocking out. A few songs later (fortunately) I had him turn it off b/c it was time to get ready for bed.
Then he starts telling me he likes Eminem, but that he can't really listen to him b/c his music has too many curse words. Guess what pops into my head then?
every gimmick hungry yob
digging gold from rock and roll
grabs the mike to tell us
he'll die before he's sold
but I believe in this and
it's been tested by research
that he who fucks nuns
will later join the church
Now, that's one of my favorite songs of all time, but the thought of him listening to that and sharing it with all of his Catholic friends and teachers at school gives me shivers. So now I'm reduced to playing Tipper Gore, and burning a copy of the CD for him that omits Death or Glory (and any others that are as explicit).
This really hurts. I remember being outraged at the principle of warning labels for explicit lyrics when Tipper proposed them (late 80s?). Whatever happened to youthful indignation?
So here's your chance to partake in my little censorship project. What songs off of London Calling can you think of that have audible/comprehensible nasty lyrics?
Sure, I could google it and read the lyrics on line, but it's more fun this way. Any others I need to omit?
I'm also lending him my copies of Revolver and With the Beatles. I think those will be ok ;-)
Maybe Pete had it right after all. Things are definitely simpler before you get old. Current Mood: nostalgic