Artificial title songs #4: Electric Six

Dylan, Devo, Depeche Mode

Electric six.fireHere is the fourth attempt to identify artificial title songs. The album name appears as a lyric, but it’s not the title song. There is no actual title song, but these can be artificial title songs.

Right Next Door (Because of Me) – Robert Cray. Album: Strong Persuader. Lyrics: ” Oh, she was right next door and I’m such a strong persuader”

Down On The Corner – Creedence Clearwater Revival. Album: Willy and the Poor Boys. Lyrics: Down on the corner Out in the street.” I have this LP.

The Last Waltz – Rodney Crowell. Album: Diamonds and Dirt. Lyrics: “Sometimes it’s diamonds and sometimes it’s dirt”
Don’t Let Your Feet Slow You Down – Rodney Crowell. Album: Keys To The Highway. Lyrics: “‘the keys to the highway hang right on the wall.”

Close To Me – The Cure. Album: The Head on the Door. Lyrics: “Oh, if only I was sure That my head on the door was a dream.”

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Rock Of Ages – Def Leppard. Album: Pyromania. Lyrics: “Drive me crazier, no serenade. No fire brigade, just pyromania.”

Pipeline – Depeche Mode. Album: Construction Time Again. Lyrics: “Get out the crane Construction time again.”
Lie To Me – Depeche Mode. Album: Some Great Reward. Lyrics: “Some great reward Will be coming my way.”
The Darkest Star – Depeche Mode. Album: Playing The Angel. Lyrics: “Playing the Angel Isn’t so easy where you’re from.”

Jocko Homo – Devo. Album: Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! Lyrics: “Are we not men? We are Devo.” I own this on vinyl.
Devo Has Feelings Too – Devo. Album: Smooth Noodle Maps. Lyrics: “Snake through the chaos with a smooth noodle map.”
Sumthin’ – Devo. Album: Something For Everybody. Lyrics: “I got sumthin’ for everybody.”

Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners. Album: Too-Rye-Ay. Lyrics: “Too-ra-loo-ra Too-ra-loo-rye-ay.” I have this in some vinyl form.

Black Wall – Dennis DeYoung. Album: Back To The World. Lyrics: “Let Johnny come back to the world.”

Knocked Around – Dinosaur Jr. “Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not”. Lyrics: “And it hurt me to love. Give a glimpse of what yer not.”

Skateaway – Dire Straits. Album: Making Movies. Lyrics: “She’s making movies on location.”

Too Many Broken Hearts  – Jason Donovan. Album: Ten Good Reasons. Lyrics: “I’ll give you ten good reasons to stay.”

The End  – the Doors. Album: Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine (compilation). Lyrics: “Weird scenes inside the gold mine. Ride the highway west, baby.”

Forest Fire – The Dream Academy. Album: A Different Kind of Weather. Lyrics: ” It’s bringing down a different kind of weather.”

Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk – Dr. Hook. Album: Players In The Dark. Lyrics: “The queen of all the night birds, a player in the dark.” Oy. I’d never heard this song before.

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Idiot Wind – Bob Dylan. Album: Blood on the Tracks. Lyrics: “Blood on your saddle”…” down the tracks.” Possibly my favorite Dylan album.
You’re Gonna Quit Me – Bob Dylan. Album: Good As I Been to You. Lyrics: Baby, good as I been to you, Lord, Lord.” I couldn’t find that iteration on YouTube; this is a live version.
Under Your Spell – Bob Dylan. Album: Knocked Out Loaded. Lyrics: I was knocked out and loaded in the naked night.” Can’t find this either, so you have a live version with the Grateful Dead.

Magnet and Steel – Walter Egan. Album: Not Shy. Lyrics: With you, I’m not shy To show the way I feel.” I actually own this album on vinyl.

Electric Six: Album: Fire, named for the fact the word appears in half the songs.
Electric Demons In Love. Lyrics: “We’re starting a fire, electric demons in love.”
Danger! High Voltage. Lyrics: “Fire in the disco, Fire in the taco bell, Fire in the disco, Fire in the gates of hell, Don’t you want to know how we keep starting fires? It’s my desire.”
She’s White. Lyrics: “She returned my fire and shot me in the heart.”
I Invented The Night. Lyrics: “And should your invention be destroyed in a fire.”
Improper Dancing. Lyrics: “And I want to reach into the fire of your heart.”
Vengeance and Fashion. Lyrics: “I saw fire when I looked in my lover’s eyes.”

Mirror In The Bathroom – The English Beat. Album: I Just Can’t Stop It. Lyrics: “Mirror in the bathroom, I just can’t stop it.” I have this on a compilation CD.

My Size – John Entwistle. Album: Smash Your Head Against The Wall. Lyrics: “I’m gonna bring you down to my size, Smash your head against the wall.”

Your Time Will Come – Eurythmics. Album: In The Garden. Lyrics: “In the garden, In the stillness of morning.”

June: Trauma of Systemic Injustices

no conception of a public good, common wealth, shared interest.

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Internet basics for seniors.

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For the Greeks, “idiot” carried a precise and special meaning. The person who was only interested in private life, private gain, private advantage. Who had no conception of a public good, common wealth, shared interest. To the Greeks, the pioneers of democracy, the creators of the demos, such a person was the most contemptible of all. Because even the Greeks seemed to understand: you can’t make a functioning democracy out of…idiots.”

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Old Man Trump (Ain’t My Home) – Middle-Class Joe.

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I Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – Rick Moranis.

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March, March – the Chicks.

Ray of Hope – the Rascals.

Exhuming McCarthy – REM.

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The Curse of Ham – Buggy Jive.

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Summer means new love – Variaxgery (Beach Boys cover).

5 Seconds of Summer.

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Dame Vera Lynn has died at the age of 103.

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K-Chuck Radio: One Less (dumb) Bell to Answer.

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I Love the Lord – Richard Smallwood Singers.

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SNL: ‘Black Jeopardy’ with Tom Hanks

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We are intersex people, and we don’t need to be ‘fixed’ by surgeries

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NFL Ratings Just Fell Off a Cliff: Why?

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A Hamilton Skeptic on Why the Show Isn’t As Revolutionary As It Seems

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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the Gregory Brothers, featuring Weird Al, Debbie Harry and others

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Listen to Odetta cover Dylan

No, Bob Dylan isn’t the first lyricist to win the Nobel

Brian Wilson Talks Mental Illness, Drugs and Life After Beach Boys

Bobby Vee died at age 73, here’s a 2014 video in support of Bobby’s last album

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All Of America’s Science Nobel Prizes This Year Were Won By Immigrants

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How Justice Scalia’s Absence Has Affected the Supreme Court’s Decision

Racism In My Front Yard

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DakhaBrakha: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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Smokey Robinson, a Leader of ‘a Musical Revolution,’ to Receive Gershwin Prize

Animated interview with Bob Dylan, age 20

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