To the opium den and the barroom gin
In the Belmont chair playing violin
The gambler’s face cracks into a grin
As he lays down the king of spades
But the dealer just stares
There’s something wrong here, he thinks
The gambler is seized and forced to his knees
And shot dead
He only wanted more time
Away from the darkest door
But his luck it gave in
As the dawn light crept in
And he lay on the floor …
Hey, Newt, when even Charles Krauthamer says this about your political career:
He’s done. He didn’t have a big chance from the beginning, but now it’s over. . . . He won’t recover
it’s time to pack it in. Seriously.
And by the way, don’t freak out over the lyrics I quoted. Obviously, I don’t want to see Newt “forced to his knees/And shot dead.” It’s a metaphor, people. Jeez.
Oh, yeah, and then there’s this bit:
Before you meet your fate be sure you
Did not forsake your lover
May not be around anymore …
Well. Ahem. Take that as you will.
According to The Clash Wiki, the Clash played “Blitzkreig Bop” live “during 1978, where the band would segue it into the end of Police & Thieves”; and, “[a] live performance from Le Stadium, Paris 1978 is included as a hidden track on the promotional album Rockers Galore,” which is pretty cool.
So, there you go. You know what to do. Turn. It. Up.
© 2011 David P. von Ebers. All rights reserved.