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Graham Parker — Get Started, Start A Fire
Album: The Mona Lisa's Sister
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Total ratings: 161









Released: 1988
Length: 4:58
Plays (last 30 days): 0
The mona lisa's sister doesn't smile
She tried to pose but only for a while
Leonardo sent her home since then she has lived alone
With her few belongings and a copy of a painting of herself unhappy
She is going to burn it when she's ready

Get started, start a fire
Get started, start a fire
Get started, start a fire
Get started, start a fire

Marilyn was lying all alone with an empty bottle by the phone
Kennedy was not around she was cold when she was found
But she'd gone where the goddesses are sleeping
Where the molten tongues of flame are leaping
Or where the angel's hearts are beating

Get started, start a fire
Get started, start a fire
Get started, start a fire
Get started, start a fire

Joan of arc was burning at the stake somebody had made a big mistake
She had lit a cigarette in an aiport where you get
All your fingers taken off for smoking.
Meanwhile up the road a factory's choking
The ones who killed her work there I'm not joking

Get started, start a fire
Get started, start a fire
Get started, start a fire
Get started, start a fire

Get started, start a fire
Get started, start a fire
Get started, start a fire
Get started, start a fire
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Now that's tedious. Apparently, the idea is that you can make a boring song even better by stretching it out to 5 minutes.
This is a 4, I say. As for the 80's quality of this song, I would find the 80's pretty hard pressed to even find room for this one. They're pretty steeped in this kind of material already.
lovetractor24 wrote:
i feel like doing some aerobics
:lol:
i feel like doing some aerobics
Wears the 80s on its sleeve. Enjoyable.
Same category as Marshall Crenshaw, Dave Edmunds, Lloyd Cole. Same sound, I like 'em all.
yikes what the hell is this
ergh. this is getting old. quite repetitive.
BonkerBoy wrote:
Listening to that song was the equivalent of eating cardboard. :frustrated:
this song is absolutely horrendous. and i mean that in the worst possible way.
Inspiring.... Inspiring me to vomit. But I didn't up-chuck so I gave it a 2.
State of the Art Pop Music
extremely horrible. what's next, the Ghost Busters Theme?
Graham Parker was unfortunately overshadowed by performers like Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson (who both are excellent musicians and song writers themselves). Thus he unfortunately never received much airplay.
I have visions of Don Johnson, holding a microphone, crouching over with his fist clenched tight and singing with his eyes closed in overwhelming emotion... "looking for a hearrrrt beeeaaattttt" This gets a 2, just because I kind of giggled at the imagery the song brought up...
:yell: Am I going to have to buy Squeezing Out Sparks just to upload songs from it or will someone with the cd get off their behind and do it?
steveruns26 wrote:
Let's hear more Graham Parker--an overlooked artist. Lots of good stuff of his out there! :clap:
yes.
I do enojoy much of his stuff but this is pretty repetitious and blah. :eek: sorry. :roll:
Is this ever going to end!? :cry:
Yuck, don\'t like this at all. I totally agree with the comment below about sounding like Miami Vice music. :frustrated:
Let\'s hear more Graham Parker--an overlooked artist. Lots of good stuff of his out there! :clap:
Keep playing more graham parker maybe from his new cd!! :clap:
Listening to that song was the equivalent of eating cardboard. :frustrated: At least it functioned to make the following tune sound even better.
here we go... well done. what a great come back single for the man. Graham is underrated!! keep it up
Guess I just like the bassline and the minor chords. It stands out. The acoustic guitar is pretty nifty too.
Graham just played the Coach House in OC and was insanely awsome. He\'s one of my heros... :cool:
nice to hear, now and then.