gridlore: Photo: Rob Halford on stage from the 1982 "Screaming for Vengeance" tour (Music - Rob Halford)
Ever find out that you've been singing a song wrong for years? Happened to me this morning.

An article about how bands were wrongly criticized for changing over the years mentioned Metallica, and used King Nothing as an example of their newer sound. Since I love this song, I cranked the speakers way up. Now, here's how I've always heard the chorus:

Then it all crashes down
And you break your crown
And you point your finger
But there's no one around
Just want one thing
Just to play the king
But the castle's crumbled
And you're left with n-n-n-n-nothing
Where's your crown, King Nothing?
Where's your crown?


But with the volume I had it at, along with a really high quality track, I realized that James was singing something different. Looked it up, and sure enough, the line that I thought was a stuttered "nothing" is actually this:

And you're left with just a name

Learn something everyday.
gridlore: Doug looking off camera with a grin (Music - Old School iPod)
Waiting for my call from The Government.

Have some lyric spam.

Too Much Time on My Hands

written by Tommy Shaw

Yeah, I'm sittin' on this bar stool talking like a damn fool
Got the twelve o'clock news blues
And I've given up hope for the afternoon soaps
And a bottle of cold brew
Is it any wonder I'm not crazy?
Is it any wonder I'm sane at all?

I'm so tired of losin', I've got nothing to do
And all day to do it
So, I go out cruisin', but I've no place to go
And all night to get there
Is it any wonder I'm not a criminal?
Is it any wonder I'm not in jail?

Is it any wonder I've got too much time on my hands?
Ticking away with my sanity
I've got too much time on my hands
It's hard to believe such a calamity
I've got too much time on my hands
And it's ticking away - ticking away from me

Too much time on my hands
(T-T-T-T-T-Ticking away)
Too much time on my hands
(And I don't know what to do with myself)
Too much time on my hands

Too much time on my hands
Too much time on my hands
Too much time on my hands

Now, I'm a jet-fuel genius
I can solve the world's problems without even trying
I got dozens of friends, and the fun never ends
That is, as long as I'm buying
Is it any wonder I'm not the President?
Is it any wonder I'm null and void?

Is it any wonder I've got too much time on my hands?
Ticking away with my sanity
I've got too much time on my hands
It's hard to believe such a calamity
I've got too much time on my hands
And it's ticking away - ticking away from me

Too much time on my hands
(T-T-T-T-T-Ticking away)
Too much time on my hands
(And I don't know what to do with myself)
Too much time on my hands
Too much time on my hands
(T-T-T-Ticking away)
Too much time on my hands
Too much time on my hands
(Too much time on my hands)
(Too much time on my...)
gridlore: Doug looking off camera with a grin (Music - Grateful Dead)
After making the Heavy Metal Sunday video picks, I started watching videos that matched my mood: ZZ Top - Rough Boy, Radiohead - Creep, and then I found this one. Still one of my favorite Dead songs, and the imagery is just amazing.

Loser
Hunter/Garcia

If I had a gun for every ace I have drawn,
I could arm a town the size of Abilene
Don't you push me baby, because I'm holdin' low
And you know I'm only in it for the gold

All that I am asking for is ten gold dollars
And I could pay you back with one good hand
You can look around about the wide world over
And you'll never find another honest man.

Last fair deal in the country,Sweet Suzie,
Last fair deal in the town
Put your gold money where your love is baby,
Before you let my deal go down

Don't you push me baby, cause I'm holdin' low
And I know a little something you won't ever know
Don't you touch hard liquor, just a cup of cold coffee
Gotta get up in the morning and go

Everybody's prayin' and drinkin' that wine
I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines
Come to daddy on the inside straight,
Well I got no chance of losin' this time

Well I got no chance of losin' this time

Well I got no chance of losin' this time

Well I got no chance of losin' this time

Last fair deal in the country,Sweet Suzie,
Last fair deal in the town
Put your gold money where your love is baby,
Before you let my deal go down

Everybody's prayin' and drinkin' that wine
I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines
Come to daddy on the inside straight,
Well I got no chance of losin' this time

Well I got no chance of losin' this time

Well I got no chance of losin' this time

Well I got no chance of losin' this time
gridlore: Doug looking off camera with a grin (Music - Grateful Dead)
Ship of Fools

by Hunter/Garcia

Went to see the captain, strangest I could find,
Laid my proposition down, laid it on the line.
I won't slave for beggars pay, likewise gold and jewels,
But I would slave to learn the way to sink your ship of fools.

Ship of fools on a cruel sea, ship of fools sail away from me.
It was later than I thought when I first believed you,
Now I cannot share your laughter, ship of fools.

Saw your first ship sink and drown, from rockin' of the boat,
And all that could not sink or swim was just left there to float.
I won't leave you drifting down, but woah it makes me wild,
With thirty years upon my head to have you call me child.

Ship of fools on a cruel sea, ship of fools sail away from me.
It was later than I thought when I first believed you,
Now I cannot share your laughter, ship of fools.

The bottles stand as empty, as they were filled before.
Time there was and plenty, but from that cup no more.
Though I could not caution all, I still might warn a few:
Don't lend your hand to raise no flag atop no ship of fools.

Ship of fools on a cruel sea, ship of fools sail away from me.
It was later than I thought, when I first believed you,
Now I cannot share your laughter, ship of fools.

It was later than I thought when I first believed you,
Now I cannot share your laughter, ship of fools.
gridlore: Doug looking off camera with a grin (LEGO Death)
A Tout Le Monde

Don't remember where I was
I realized life was a game
The more seriously I took things
The harder the rules became
I had no idea what it'd cost
My life passed before my eyes
I found out how little I accomplished
All my plans denied

So as you read this know my friends
Id love to stay with you all
Please smile when you think of me
My body's gone thats all

A tout le monde
A tout les amis
Je vous aime
Je dois partir
There are the last words
I'll ever speak
And they'll set me free

If my heart was still alive
I know it would surely break
And my memories left with you
Theres nothing more to say

Moving on is a simple thing
What it leaves behind is hard
You know the sleeping feel no more pain
And the living are scarred

A tout le monde
A tout les amis
Je vous aime
Je dois partir
There are the last words
I'll ever speak
And they'll set me free

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