Thursday, October 28, 2010

Songlines #3

Warren Zevon
Gorilla, You're a Desperado
Bad Luck Streak at Dancing School

One of my favourite Warren Zevon songs is Gorilla, You're a Desperado. It is a very clever dig at the cool lifestyle of the '80s, set up with these opening lines:

Big gorilla at the LA Zoo
Snatched the glasses right off my face
Took the keys to my BMW
Left me here to take his place

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