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A song for a hypocrite

NormanD 08 Dec 09 - 02:42 PM
Amos 08 Dec 09 - 03:16 PM
lefthanded guitar 08 Dec 09 - 03:56 PM
Amergin 08 Dec 09 - 03:59 PM
SINSULL 08 Dec 09 - 04:17 PM
lefthanded guitar 08 Dec 09 - 04:21 PM
Phil Edwards 08 Dec 09 - 04:45 PM
GUEST,leeneia 08 Dec 09 - 04:47 PM
michaelr 08 Dec 09 - 06:00 PM
Jack Campin 08 Dec 09 - 07:01 PM
Nick E 08 Dec 09 - 08:02 PM
M.Ted 08 Dec 09 - 08:21 PM
GUEST 08 Dec 09 - 11:34 PM
Bert 08 Dec 09 - 11:41 PM
GUEST 08 Dec 09 - 11:51 PM
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Subject: A song for a hypocrite
From: NormanD
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 02:42 PM

Anyone know a good song to sing to a hypocrite?

To sing it on my own would be cathartic. To sing in their presence would be even better.

I naturally won't go into details but let's simply say it involved being shat on by a friend. I hasten to add that it no way involves any website squabble from the past or present, just something from nasty old Real Life.

Yes, I do realise that there are more straightforward problem-resolution approaches, and non-confrontational methods. But right now, I need a bit of distraction (the thought of them squirming.....unlikely, I know, but an amusing thought).

Dylan's "Positively 4th Street" comes the closest. Any others?

Norman


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Subject: RE: A song for a hypocrite
From: Amos
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 03:16 PM

4th Street is definitely it in this vein. Tom Lehrer probably has something appropos also.


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Subject: RE: A song for a hypocrite
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 03:56 PM

4th street is it. Probably someone did to Dylan what your crappy 'friend' did to you.

Take comfort that Dylan triumphed over those who put him down- and you will too.


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Subject: RE: A song for a hypocrite
From: Amergin
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 03:59 PM

There is a great song by Eric Bogle called A Good Man....


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Subject: RE: A song for a hypocrite
From: SINSULL
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 04:17 PM

lefthanded guitar - read the recent biography of Paul Clayton before comforting in Dylan's triumoh.

It's All Over Now Baby Blue might work. Does your ex-friend have blue eyes?


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Subject: RE: A song for a hypocrite
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 04:21 PM

Not sure what the reference is about, Sinsull.

But before I read another bio, let me say taht I meant this in a general way: that everyone knows who Dylan is, but I bet few (or none, even Dylan) remember which person caused the songwriter the pain that inspired the song.


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Subject: RE: A song for a hypocrite
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 04:45 PM

I've sung Like A Rolling Stone with somebody very specific in mind, although the part about ending up on the street was fantasy in my case (and I hope it was in Dylan's - that's a cruel, heartless song).


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Subject: RE: A song for a hypocrite
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 04:47 PM

Hi, Norman. I'm sorry to hear about your false friend.

Fortunately, the perfect song for a hypocrite has been written. What you do is, you wish them an eternal life in Heaven with a rusty halo and a skinny white cloud. Listen to it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVM7EWIjt28

You can do it in a bluesy, insolent style if that serves you better. I've heard it done that way myself.


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Subject: RE: A song for a hypocrite
From: michaelr
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 06:00 PM

Check out Richard Thompson's "Put it there, Pal".


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Subject: RE: A song for a hypocrite
From: Jack Campin
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 07:01 PM

Burns, "Holy Willie's Prayer".


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Subject: RE: A song for a hypocrite
From: Nick E
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 08:02 PM

I can't think of one a tune name but surely Randy Newman has written something just right for the occasion!


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Subject: RE: A song for a hypocrite
From: M.Ted
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 08:21 PM

Considering the fact that, on one level or another, we are all hypocrites, there really ought to be more songs out there. Be that as it may, consider this song There's No Hiding Place Down Here .

Here's the last verse, which could give great joy in
the right situation. But remember that it can cut
both ways.

Oh, the devil, he wears a hypocrite's shoe
The devil, he wears a hypocrite's shoe
The devil wears hypocrite's shoe
If you don't watch, he'll slip it on you
There's no hiding place down here


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Subject: RE: A song for a hypocrite
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 11:34 PM

Give me the phone Hannah
It ain't your own
Give me the phone Hannah
Since you won't take my bananna


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Subject: RE: A song for a hypocrite
From: Bert
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 11:41 PM

You could try Scandalize my name
or
Do you call that a buddy


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Subject: RE: A song for a hypocrite
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Dec 09 - 11:51 PM

Thanks for all those tips, pals.

I just thought of one reading through: Son House's "Grinning In Your Face".

'....Just bear this in mind / a true friend is hard to find.....'


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Subject: RE: A song for a hypocrite
From: NormanD
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 03:22 AM

Last post above, GUEST, was mine. Where'd my cookie go?


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