Author Topic: Here's a Reunion song for ya...  (Read 4003 times)

Offline ednbarby

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Here's a Reunion song for ya...
« on: June 24, 2007, 08:58:41 pm »
John (Cougar) Mellencamp's "Ain't Even Done with the Night":


Well our hearts beat like thunder
I don't know why they don't explode
You got your hands in my back pockets
And Sam Cooke's singin' on the radio
You say that I'm the boy who can make it all come true
Well I'm tellin' ya that I don't know if I know what to do

You say, "That's all right, hold tight..."
Well I don't even know if I'm doin' this right...
Well all right, hold tight
We can stay out all day or we can run around all night
Well all night, all night
Well it's time to go home
And I ain't even done with the night

Well I don't know no good come-ons
And I don't know no cool lines
I feel the heat of your frustration
I know its burnin' you up deep down inside
You say that I'm the boy who can make it all come true
Well I'm tellin' ya that I don't know if I know what to do

You say, "That's all right, hold tight..."
Well I don't even know if I'm doin' this right...
Well all right, hold tight
We can stay out all day or we can run around all night
Well all night, all night
Well it's time to go home
And I ain't even done with the night

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What do ya say, Eric?  A good Brokeback Radio candidate, no?


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Offline Shakesthecoffecan

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Re: Here's a Reunion song for ya...
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2007, 04:48:30 pm »
Awwww hell yeah! Why didn't I think of that!?!? Wonderful choice ednbarby!
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Re: Here's a Reunion song for ya...
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2007, 08:50:43 pm »
I love the Spanish guitar in it, too.  Adds a particularly poignant punch (a little aliteration, Barb?) to the song for our boys, I think...

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Re: Here's a Reunion song for ya...
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2007, 09:12:34 pm »
I love those words!!
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Re: Here's a Reunion song for ya...
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2007, 09:43:14 pm »
It really has a melancholy undertone to it, too - I remember it being popular on the radio around the time I was falling in love with "the one that got away," so it really resonates with me.

And can't you just hear/imagine Ennis thinking these things?  That's just how the lyrics are written, too, with the "ain't got no" and the "I'm tellin' ya."  And you know Jack would say "That's all right - hold tight."

Sigh...

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Re: Here's a Reunion song for ya...
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2007, 09:49:32 pm »
Always loved this guy, too, by the way.  Ironically, the object of my affection couldn't stand him, and this song made me think of him so strongly...

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Re: Here's a Reunion song for ya...
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2007, 10:45:47 pm »
Ok, it's added.  ;)

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Re: Here's a Reunion song for ya...
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2007, 11:30:27 pm »
Aw, Eric.  You're The Shit.

And I mean that in the most affectionate way possible.  :)

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Re: Here's a Reunion song for ya...
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2007, 07:35:15 am »
Dang Barb!
I love that song!
Isn't it amazing how this movie can take what is old and give it all new meaning.
Ever since I was in Highschool I have loved that song but never really paid attention to all the words.
It makes so much sense in a BBM context!
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