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Song Lyrics

by Alison Hanover » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:51 pm

Completely off the wall question here, but does anyone know which song the following comes from and who sang it?

All I know is that it is probably 70' 80's, I think it is one person in the genre of Ted Nugent. Here goes:

"she made a good bloody mary"

Not much I know, but it is driving me mad. The guy who used to quote it to me circa 90 used to say it in a deep husky voice, not sure if he was imitating the artist. Also, I think there was something about her Father in the line.
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Re: Song Lyrics

by Lois Mauk » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:05 pm

Was it this one?
Frank's Wild Years by Tom Waits:

Frank settled down in the Valley
and he hung his wild years on a nail that he drove through his wife’s forehead
He sold used office furniture out there on San Fernando Road
and assumed a 30,000 dollar loan at fifteen and a quarter percent
put a down payment on a little two bedroom place

His wife was a spent piece of used jet trash
Made good Bloody Mary’s
Kept her mouth shut most of the time
Had a little Chihuahua named Carlos
that had some kind of skin disease
and was totally blind

They had a thoroughly modern kitchen
Self-cleaning oven, the whole bit
Frank drove a little sedan
They were so happy

One night Frank was on his way home from work
He stopped at the liquor store
Picked up a couple of Mickey’s Big Mouths
Drank ‘em in the car, and with a Shell station
he got a gallon of gas in a can
Drove home, doused everything in the house
Torched it

Parked across the street laughing
Watching it burn
All Halloween orange and chimney red
Then Frank put on a top forty station
Got on the Hollywood Freeway
and headed North

Never could stand that dog

Music & Lyrics by: Tom Waits
Official release: “Swordfishtrombones”, Island Records Inc., © 1983 & “Beautiful Maladies”, Island Records Inc., © 1998


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Re: Song Lyrics

by Alison Hanover » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:24 pm

Lois, thank you, thank you , thank you. It was driving me insane. How the heck did you recognize it from that one line?


Lois Mauk wrote:Was it this one?
Frank's Wild Years by Tom Waits:

Frank settled down in the Valley
and he hung his wild years on a nail that he drove through his wife’s forehead
He sold used office furniture out there on San Fernando Road
and assumed a 30,000 dollar loan at fifteen and a quarter percent
put a down payment on a little two bedroom place

His wife was a spent piece of used jet trash
Made good Bloody Mary’s
Kept her mouth shut most of the time
Had a little Chihuahua named Carlos
that had some kind of skin disease
and was totally blind

They had a thoroughly modern kitchen
Self-cleaning oven, the whole bit
Frank drove a little sedan
They were so happy

One night Frank was on his way home from work
He stopped at the liquor store
Picked up a couple of Mickey’s Big Mouths
Drank ‘em in the car, and with a Shell station
he got a gallon of gas in a can
Drove home, doused everything in the house
Torched it

Parked across the street laughing
Watching it burn
All Halloween orange and chimney red
Then Frank put on a top forty station
Got on the Hollywood Freeway
and headed North

Never could stand that dog

Music & Lyrics by: Tom Waits
Official release: “Swordfishtrombones”, Island Records Inc., © 1983 & “Beautiful Maladies”, Island Records Inc., © 1998


http://www.tomwaitslibrary.com/lyrics/s ... years.html
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Re: Song Lyrics

by Lois Mauk » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:38 pm

I *could* say I'm a genius. :lol:
The truth is I just Googled the phrase with quotation marks around it.

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Re: Song Lyrics

by Alison Hanover » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:31 pm

Ah, I googled it, but didn't include the quotes and my quote was actually incorrect. When I googled "Made good bloody marys" it came straight up.

Lois Mauk wrote:I *could* say I'm a genius. :lol:
The truth is I just Googled the phrase with quotation marks around it.

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