music | e – echo & the bunnymen #atozchallenge

#atozchallenge 2017 | music | what sandra thinks
[Disclaimer: I am not a musician. I can sing. I remember most of the recital piece I played on the piano when I was 6. But I’m not a musician. I know what I like and what I don’t like and what will likely be the soundtrack when I arrive in hell. And I know I’m opinionated as fuck. Especially about music.]
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e | echo & the bunnymen

Echo & the Bunnymen remind me of a [short] roadtrip I secretly took with a friend one summer. Looking back, I suppose that was a bad idea. If something had happened to us, no one knew where we were… or when we left… or where we went.

We weren’t gone long and we didn’t go far. My parents thought I was at J’s house and, of course, her parents thought she was at mine. This backfired almost immediately when we couldn’t find a place to crash that night. We almost drove home and flipped a coin as to who would take the fall.

But we took a chance on our pal D’s lake house. He was often there with his buddy G. Of course, we knew they might not be there… and if it was only his parents, that would have been awkward. But we got lucky. [Not like that. That came later… but only for G and me.]

Our soundtrack that night was filled with alt 80s stuff. But I remember listening to this one song over and over for a bit… until D was confident he knew the whole thing. Then he played guitar while we all sang. That was the night they asked me if I wanted to sing in their band. How could I say no to that? [Or, later, to G…]

Bring on the Dancing Horses | originally released on the Pretty In Pink Soundtrack, 1986

Bring on the dancing horses
Headless and all alone
Shiver and say the words
Of every lie you’ve heard

First I’m gonna make it
Then I’m gonna break it
Till it falls apart
Hating all the faking
And shaking while I’m breaking
Your brittle heart

Want more Echo & the Bunnymen? I recommend Lips Like SugarThe Killing MoonThe Back of Love


honorable mention.
Elvis Costello
 — because Everyday I Write the Book.

song of the day
#atozchallenge | music
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[I am not the owner of any rights to the music (song, lyrics, video) featured in this post…]

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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17 Responses to music | e – echo & the bunnymen #atozchallenge

  1. Good pick! I think the tale of sneaking off, ending up at a lake house, getting a gig in a band, and then getting lucky needs to be written about. Makings of a sound story right there. 😃

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  2. joy says:

    wow haven’t thought of pretty in pink for years. good song pick!

    Joy @ The Joyous Living

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  3. Meg Sorick says:

    I LOVED these guys! Ian MacCullogh was so cute! Lots of good memories tied up with them. : D no emoji – lol!

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  4. (LAUGH) Ok so … That’s not a horse in the Picture. I have to be honest when I first clicked I thought … Well, My brain crosswired itself and translated your title to… Jive Bunny and The Bunnymasters. I liked this though, I can’t honestly say why. THANKS!

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  5. When I was living at home this is the sorta thing my parents never had to worry with because sneaking off using meant going across the street to see one of my girlfriends. I know I gave my parents grief. I mean what kid doesn’t? I got in my share of trouble but sneaking off wasn’t one of the things. Living in such a rural area in the 70s may played a part. Had I been old enough or lived in a bigger city then this possibility could’ve been a concern. The things the young and stupid do is amazing and what’s really scary is as time goes by kids find even more stupid stunts to pull giving parents more premature gray hair than ever. Good mewsic choice and memories! It was great having you over for the Art Sketching Through the Alphabet with the letter “E” (elephant, eagle, elk) and you’re invited to check out today’s “F” prompt sketches (fence, frog, fox, & funny face)!

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  6. Mary B says:

    I really like Echo and the Bunnymen. The Killing Moon is very haunting to me.

    Jingle Jangle Jungle
    #AtoZChallenge 1970’s Billboard Hits

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