I watch it all roll by…

Standing on the moon
With nothing left to do
A lovely view of heaven
But I’d rather be with you…

Full lyrics HERE.

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It Takes Two

I’ve never actually seen a couple dance the tango, except in movies.  In the movies it’s always an overdressed couple in an expensive nightclub, and the dance scene is seldom about the dance.

This setting gives it a whole different feeling.

Wake Up

“You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.”  ~Krishnamurti (source)

Or, as Arlo Guthrie put it:

But I’m never alone…

Full lyrics HERE.

It’s easy to forget how expressive Alice Cooper could be on the slow songs.  The makeup and goofy anthems like School’s Out came to define him, and he is so much more than that.  I’m sure the song above is largely autobiographical, whether or not he realized it at the time.

If you like concept albums, be sure to look up The Last Temptation. It’s all about sin, fall, and redemption– not exactly themes he is known for– and I’d rank it high on my list of favorite albums. You have to listen to it in its entirety at least the first time; out of order, the songs lose their context. But this is one I’d recommend everyone listen to at least once.