Category Archives: Music

Did You See Lisa?

the most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or touched

Back in the day, when I was an insanely overpaid guy in international finance, I guess I had one friend.  This was his favourite song.

Neither of us had ever known a Lisa, nor ever hoped to meet a woman by that name.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

this was our imaginary Lisa

Songs on Saturday ~ The Chain

lies, damn lies, and the whispered words of love

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This song’s lyrics holds some brutal truths

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

if you don’t love me now

you’ve never loved me at all

Witch’s Promise

you were kissed one night by a witch in the woods

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A wise man will never kiss a witch in the pale moonlight on All Hallows Eve.

Please listen responsibly.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

and she wore a tree on her back

Dire Straits

lately I haven’t been doing so much of walking the walk

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

that’s just about how I feel today

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Londonbeat

I can change the world, but I can’t change me

These days you can’t buy Londonbeat’s albums in any store I know of  ~  very rare just doesn’t describe it.

As you would expect this song is for a woman I know  ~  someone I’ve wronged in the past.  But that’s a much longer story than I can tell here.  (My one temptation was not another woman.)

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

this is Tower Bridge

not London Bridge

Songs on Saturday ~ Bette Davis Eyes

the key to life is accepting challenges
once someone stops doing this, he’s dead

I was always a precocious child; I developed abilities and inclinations at a much earlier age that was usual or expected of me.

Everybody has kindness in their eyes.  Except some people.

Please listen responsibly.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

life is a sexual jest

and her eyes show it

Desert Journey

the immense desert, empty and inspired with spiritual promises

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Like many Englishmen, from that green and pleasant land, I have a strong personal affinity for the desert.  I like the high plains and the heat of Red Rock Country in the late summer.  There is a simplicity about the desert, you are either right or you’re in deep trouble, and there’s little ground in-between.

And now, when England cowers cold beneath our autumn mists and morning frost, I yearn to be back in the blazing sunshine and heat of California, New Mexico, Arizona, or Nevada.  Preferably on a long spontaneous road trip, driving a Mustang convertible with a cool lady riding shotgun.

Sweetheart, yes it’s true, I’m so happy to be stuck with you

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

deep in red rock country

in that desert we pray to God

but we trust in ourselves as men

 

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Ladyhawke

a very sensual, strange, physically beautiful, dangerous place

Back in the day I spent a lot of time à Paris, la ville lumière.  I learned that, while Parisienne women look chic, they often smell of Galoises overlaid with a lot of Chanel #5.

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Love Paris and you’re hung up on something that’s never going to love you back.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

when good Americans die they go to Paris

Songs on Saturday ~ The Way It Is

it’s OK to have a life that nobody else understands

There’s something poignant about a solitary piano.  There’s something tragic about a man on his own, doing the best he can, and not always winning.

And so they said that to me; ‘hey little boy, you can’t do what they do, you will never make anything of yourself, you’ll never grow up to be anything, get a job…..’

I’d like to say that I showed them.  But sometimes they were right.  BPD can do that to you.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

hey little boy, that’s just the way it is

Tunes on Tuesday ~ the Wolf

whether you’re a vampire or a werewolf, love is still love

They may be better known for taking their name from the cult movie Barbarella, but I still like this Duran Duran track.  It speaks to me.

In the past, my hunger for love has been far, far darker than the clean-cut, heroic, Indiana Jones image shown here.  Less Duran Duran, more MeatLoaf ~ but then, I once had a significantly dangerous side to my psyche.  BPD can do that to you.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

so will you give your heart to the wolf?

 

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