Joho the Blog » Warren Zevon
EverydayChaos
Everyday Chaos
Too Big to Know
Too Big to Know
Cluetrain 10th Anniversary edition
Cluetrain 10th Anniversary
Everything Is Miscellaneous
Everything Is Miscellaneous
Small Pieces cover
Small Pieces Loosely Joined
Cluetrain cover
Cluetrain Manifesto
My face
Speaker info
Who am I? (Blog Disclosure Form) Copy this link as RSS address Atom Feed

Warren Zevon

As far as I know, I’ve never heard a Warren Zevon song, but I miss him.

Previous: « || Next: »

8 Responses to “Warren Zevon”

  1. I bet you have heard him David. His most famous is the song “Werewolves in London”, where he howls throughout the song. “Ahhhooooohhhh, Werewolves in London.”

    You can hear clips from Amazon, if you’re interested:

    Amazon: Best of Warren Zevon

  2. And of course his favorite tune among lawyers: “Send Lawyers, Guns & Money.”

  3. …and then there’s the endearing:

    Play It All Night Long (Warren Zevon)

    Grandpa pissed his pants again
    He don’t give a damn
    Brother Billy has both guns drawn
    He ain’t been right since Viet Nam
    “Sweet Home Alabama”
    Play that dead band’s song
    Turn those speakers up full blast
    Play it all night long
    Daddy’s doing Sister Sally
    Grandma’s dying of cancer now
    The cattle all have brucellosis
    We’ll get through somehow
    “Sweet Home Alabama”
    Play that dead band’s song
    Turn those speakers up full blast
    Play it all night long
    I’m going down to the Dew Drop Inn
    See if I can drink enough
    There ain’t much to country living
    Sweat, piss, jizz and blood
    “Sweet Home Alabama”
    Play that dead band’s song
    Turn those speakers up full blast
    Play it all night long

  4. wow, that makes me sad if it’s true that you never heard a Warren Zevon song… :/

  5. David, surely you must be familiar with “Excitable Boy”?

    It’s the song that helped me recognize Chris Locke as a kindred Spirit.

    Well, he went down to dinner in his Sunday best
    Excitable boy, they all said
    And he rubbed the pot roast all over his chest
    Excitable boy, they all said
    Well, he’s just an excitable boy

    He took in the four a.m. show at the Clark
    Excitable boy, they all said
    And he bit the usherette’s leg in the dark
    Excitable boy, they all said
    Well, he’s just an excitable boy

    Okay, it gets worse from there, but, you know how it is with voice.

  6. Warren Zevon Sucks Serious Balls! That Faggot, He Has never Probably Been to the South! Werewolves of london is Fucking Stupid!

  7. Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
    by Warren Zevon

    Roand was a warrior from the Land of the Midnight Sun
    With a Thompson gun for hire, fighting to be done
    The deal was made in Denmark on a dark and stormy day
    So he set out for Biafra to join the bloody fray

    Through sixty-six and seven they fought the Congo war
    Fingers on their triggers, knee-deep in gore
    For days and nights they battled the Bantu to their knees
    They killed to earn their living and to help out the Congolese

    Roland the Thompson gunner…
    Roland the Thompson gunner…

    His comrades fought beside him – Van Owen and the rest
    But of all the Thompson gunners Roland was the best
    So the CIA decided they wanted Roland dead
    That son-of-a-bitch Van Owen blew off Roland’s head

    Chorus: Harmony:

    Roland the headless Thompson gunner
    Roland the headless Thompson gunner
    (Time, time, time
    For another peaceful war
    Norway’s bravest son
    But time stands still for Roland
    ‘Til he evens up the score)

    They can still see his headless body stalking through the night
    In the muzzle flash of Roland’s Thompson gun
    In the muzzle flash of Roland’s Thompson gun

    Roland searched the continent for the man who’d done him in
    He found him in Mombassa in a barroom drinking gin
    Roland aimed his Thompson gun – he didn’t say a word
    But he blew Van Owen’s body from there to Johannesburg

    Roland the headless Thompson gunner…
    Roland the headless Thompson gunner…
    Roland the headless Thompson gunner…
    The eternal Thompson gunner, still wandering through the night
    Now it’s ten years later but he still keeps up the fight
    In Ireland, in Lebanon, in Palestine and Berkeley
    Patty Hearst heard the burst of Roland’s Thompson gun
    And bought it

    i miss him

  8. sean riggins don’t know how to spell his own name so what does he know about how to write lyrics?

Comments (RSS).  RSS icon