Cover of: The word on the street | Paul Muldoon

The word on the street

rock lyrics

1st ed.

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"In his new book of rock lyrics, Paul Muldoon goes back to the essential meaning of the term 'lyric' -- a short poem sung to the accompaniment of a musical instrument. These words are written for music most assuredly, with half an ear to Yeats's ballad-singing porter drinkers and half to Cole Porter -- and indeed, many of them double as rock songs, performed by Wayside Shrines, the Princeton-based music collective of which Muldoon is a member. Their themes are the classic themes of song: lost love, lost wars, Charlton Heston, barbed wire, pole dancers, cellulite, Hegel, elephants, Oedipus, more barbed wire, Buddy Holly, Jersey peaches, Julius Caesar, Trenton, cockatoos, and the Youngers (Bob and John and Jim and Cole)"--Jacket.

About the Edition

"In his new book of rock lyrics, Paul Muldoon goes back to the essential meaning of the term 'lyric' -- a short poem sung to the accompaniment of a musical instrument. These words are written for music most assuredly, with half an ear to Yeats's ballad-singing porter drinkers and half to Cole Porter -- and indeed, many of them double as rock songs, performed by Wayside Shrines, the Princeton-based music collective of which Muldoon is a member. Their themes are the classic themes of song: lost love, lost wars, Charlton Heston, barbed wire, pole dancers, cellulite, Hegel, elephants, Oedipus, more barbed wire, Buddy Holly, Jersey peaches, Julius Caesar, Trenton, cockatoos, and the Youngers (Bob and John and Jim and Cole)"--Jacket.

Table of Contents

Azerbaijan
Badass blues
Big twist
Black box
Cleaning up my act
Comeback
Days of yore
Dream team
Elephant anthem
Feet of clay
Go-to guy
Good luck with that
Head in
I don't love you anymore
It won't ring true
It's never too late for rock n' roll
Jersey fresh
Jezebel was a Jersey belle
Julius Caesar was a people person
Over you
Owls to Athens
Put me down
So long
Taking stock
Tin star
The word in the street
Wouldn't do
You say you're just hanging out (but I know you're just hanging in)
You'd better think twice
The Youngers (Bob and John and Jim and Cole).

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
821/.914
Library of Congress
PR6063.U367 W67 2013

The Physical Object

Pagination
76 pages ;
Number of pages
76

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26462299M
Internet Archive
wordonstreetrock0000muld
ISBN 10
0374261083
ISBN 13
9780374261085
LC Control Number
2012012378
OCLC/WorldCat
795175005
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