Aug 7, 2010

Hey 19

I've always been into Steely Dan but whenever fall starts getting closer I can't help but start listening to them to get me pumped. Hey Nineteen, is my favorite Steely Dan song and always reminds me of a time I visited Manhattan when I was about 27. I just got over a breakup and was on the dating scene again. I was at the age where there's a major disconnect from girls who were in their early 20's or still in college.

This song came on an old FM radio as I was getting ready for a night on the town and it just did something for me. I had heard it as a kid and didn't really pay attention to the lyrics until this moment. As I put on my jacket to leave the bridge hits:

The Cuervo Gold
The fine Colombian
Make tonight a wonderful thing
We can't dance together
No we can't talk at all

I'm not advocating hard liquor or cocaine but the songs lyrics are perfection. The songs about this guy i.e. (Donald Fagen and Walter Becker) a player as a younger guy in college and then moving to another city and being older (Fagen and Beker were about 29 and 32) trying to date younger women. He has nothing in common with them i.e. music ('Retha Franklin), dancing and so all he can do is drink, do drugs and make love. Classic.


Junctioned said...
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Junctioned said...

Classic. Those dudes are some of the best storytellers in American music.

HOT + COOL said...

Yeah man, dudes are bad.