Daily Archives: May 2, 2014

Radio XXXV, side A, track 3: “So Alive” by Love And Rockets

Love and Rockets - So AliveOh, Love And Rockets, there’s no way I believe that you’re alive.  And if you are, it’s just barely.  Don’t get me wrong, Love And Rockets, I loved the hell out of this song, and I still do.  And I taped the hell out of this song back in its heyday.  But alive?  No, I don’t think so, Love And Rockets.  If anything, you sound like vampires, or maybe Voldemort, some kind of undead creature who WANTS to be alive, and whose current flesh and blood girlfriend with the strong legs and long brown hair really gets your blood pumping.  Or WOULD get your blood pumping if you had any blood in your body and/or a heart to pump it.  This is the kind of song you’d expect to hear from The Crypt Kicker Five.  Or maybe even as a track off of Keith Richard’s solo album.  And we KNOW none of those guys are alive.  Your voice on this song is an oil-slicked snake undulating through a room full of high heels.  If an ashtray could sing, it would sound like this.  And while I think it’s absolutely great that you think you’re so alive because of this apparently amazing woman, just don’t be surprised when you don’t see your reflection in the mirror.

“So Alive”

<awesome Love And Rockets jam>

I don’t know what color your eyes are, baby, but’cha hair is long and brown

Your legs are strong, and you’re so, so long, and ya don’t come from this town

My head is full of magic, baby, and I can share this with you

Feel I’m on a cross again, lately, but there’s nothin’ ta do with yoohoohoo, I’m alive

Uh huh, so alive

I’m alive

Uh huh, so alive

Strut makes me crazy, makes me see ya more clearly, oh, baby, now I can see you

Wish I could stop
Switch off the clock
Make it all happen f’yoohoohoo, I’m alive

Uh huh, so alive

I’m alive

Uh huh, so alive

<awesome Love And Rockets jam>

(Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo)
(Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooo)

Don’t know what color your eyes are, baby, but’cha hair is long and brown

Your legs are strong, and you’re so, so long, and you don’t come from this town

My head is full of magic, baby, and I can share this with you

I feel I’m onnn top again, baby, that’s got everythin’ ta do with yoohoohoo, I’m alive

Uh huh, so alive

I’m alive

Uh huh, so alive

(Do do do)

(Do do)

(Do do do)

(Do do)

(Do do do)

(Do do)

(Oooooo)
(Do do do)

(Do do)

(Ooooo)
(Do do do)

(Do do)

(Ooooo)
(Do do do)

(Do do)

(Ooooo)
(Do do do)

(Do do)

(Ooooo)
(Do do do)

(Do do)

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