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It's all mother's fault! - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
paranoidandroid
paranoidandroid
It's all mother's fault!
I got a call last week from wan1mummy dearest because there was a song on the radio and the image of a train popped into her head... and she wanted to know why.

The reason: The video featured a train (I can still see it now after all these years) and a lot of dry ice (which always gave me the impression of a steam train) because the song is about a woman throwing herself under a train to escape someone. (Cheerful eh? - see the lyrics below)

This is all incidental... but it leads me to purchasing 10cc's best of album (who knew Godley and Creme were in 10cc!?) because I only have this song on vinyl - and it's been going around my head for almost a solid week!

In related news - my iPod has finally given up the ghost - I get

and can do bugger all about it.  I will see how much it costs to fix, but it'll probably end up cheaper to get a new one... as is the way with many gadgets these days.

In related related news - my new phone finally arrived on Friday!  So far... I'm very happy with it.  It's similar enough to my old one (a Nokia 6680) so that it wont take me an age to get used to it - but it has enough improvements so I feel like I have got something for my money (it was a free upgrade - but I'm still tied to a contract for the next 18 months - that's money too!)

Life's been in a rut of late... but that's going to end because I'm pissed off at feeling down all the time.  There are interesting developments afoot (as Mr Holmes would say) which I will update on as they happen.

Time to draw a line under the past... there's no going back there and dwelling is not good for the soul.




I was standing in the station
being pounded by the rain
so I chose the last compartment
of a stationary train
I felt someone get in behind me
but I never caught their eye
but I thought I heard I heard a woman's voice
whispering goodbye

So I lay down in the darkness
with the beer and coffee stains
and I stared out at the thunder
through the broken window panes
And although the storm was booming
like an engine in the sky
I'm sure I heard a woman's voice cry

Don't wanna be under your thumb forever
Don't wanna be under your thumb forever
Don't wanna be under your thumb
it's over and done
I'll never be under your thumb forever

So I rolled myself a cigarette
and smoked it on my own
but it didn't stop the whispers
or the smell of her cologne
Then she rose up out of nowhere
and her hair was full of steam
and she stuck her head out the window
and screamed and screamed, she screamed!

Don't wanna be under your thumb forever
Don't wanna be under your thumb forever
Don't wanna be under your thumb - it's over and done
I'll never be under your thumb forever

So I picked up an old newspaper to read
and I noticed something very strange indeed


So I looked a little closer
and it chilled me to the bone
"Woman throws herself from speeding train,
identity unknown"
But I recognized the picture of
the woman who was dead
and underneath the picture it said

Don't wanna be under your thumb forever
Don't wanna be under your thumb forever
Don't wanna be under your thumb
it's over and done
I'll never be under your thumb forever
Don't wanna be under your thumb forever
Don't wanna be under your thumb forever
Don't wanna be under your thumb
it's over and done
I'll never be under your thumb forever

Current Location: EC2Y 9AQ
Current Mood: blah blah
Current Music: Under Your Thumb - godley and Creme (in my head)

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scaree From: scaree Date: October 22nd, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

(who knew Godley and Creme were in 10cc!?)

Me! Me! I did! I did!

But then, I remember 10cc when they were ... Hotlegs!
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: October 23rd, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (who knew Godley and Creme were in 10cc!?)

The last track on this "best of" album is by hotlegs... and I thought it was a typo - or someone messing about!
scaree From: scaree Date: October 24th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (who knew Godley and Creme were in 10cc!?)

Neanderthal Man by any chance?
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: October 25th, 2007 12:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (who knew Godley and Creme were in 10cc!?)

It is!... You are truely a "fan" :)
scaree From: scaree Date: October 26th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (who knew Godley and Creme were in 10cc!?)

I had it on a 45 until about 10 years ago when some scummy little thief nicked my entire singles collection.

I love that track!
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: October 31st, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: (who knew Godley and Creme were in 10cc!?)

If you don't have a copy - I'll send you a link. arrrrr said the pirate! :)
seattleforge From: seattleforge Date: October 23rd, 2007 04:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Good luck, mate.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: October 23rd, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you :)
nuala From: nuala Date: October 23rd, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm always up for a game of pool or a pint or lunch or sommat. Being down sucks (been there!) and sometimes just getting out makes a world of difference. Hang in there, it'll get better. *hugs*
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: October 23rd, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aww - thanks sweetie - I may take you up on that in the near future. - I have some holidays to take between now and crimbo!
scaree From: scaree Date: October 26th, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
BTW, I meant to say I hope things start getting better for you soon. You worry me sometimes! :(

I'm a bit off myself just now, but getting better.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: October 31st, 2007 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! :) I'm sure things will get better... I just need some time and motivation.

...and I'm glad to hear things are getting better for you - I think a whole bunch of better all round would be appreciated everywhere. :)
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