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Rufus Wainwright — One Man Guy
Album: Poses
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Released: 2001
Length: 3:26
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People will know when they see this show
The kind of a guy I am
They'll recognize just what I stand for
And what I just can't stand
They'll perceive what I believe in
And what I know is true
They'll recognize I'm a one man guy
Always was through and through

People meditate hey that's just great
Trying to find the inner you
People depend on family and friends
And other folks to pull them through
I don't know why I'm a one man guy
Or why I'm a one man show
But these three cubic feet of bone and blood and meat
Are all I love and know

'Cause I'm a one man guy in the mornin'
Same in the afternoon
One man guy when the sun goes down
I whistle me a one man tune
One man guy
One man guy
Only kinda guy to be
I'm a one man guy
I'm a one man guy
I'm a one man guy is me

I'm gonna bathe and shave and dress myself
And eat solo every night
Unplug the phone
Sleep alone
Stay way out of sight
Sure it's kinda lonely
Yeah it's sort of sick
Bein' your own one and only
Is a dirty selfish trick

'Cause I'm a one man guy in the mornin'
Same in the afternoon
One man guy when the sun goes down
I whistle me a one man tune
One man guy
One man guy
Only kinda guy to be
I'm a one man guy
I'm a one man guy
I'm a one man guy is me
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Fredrikson wrote:
I'm sorry but this was just plain boring.
:yes: lazy and mushmouth. no thanks.
Yes - check out the live version on BBC Sesssions, a great collection of live radio broadcast versions that provide a good taste of III's songwriting capabilities.KRobyn wrote:
I believe this one was written and originally recorded by his old man, Loudon III, wasn't it?
I'm sorry but this was just plain boring.
i got turned on to this tune through the writer Nick Hornby's book Songbook. the book came with a CD with this tune on it. the book also riffs on 31 of his favorite tunes. my wife can not deal with this particular tune at all but since the guy who wrote High Fidelity gives it a nod it can't be all bad
I believe this one was written and originally recorded by his old man, Loudon III, wasn't it?
Started a 7 and ended a 9. =D
At first I thought it was Jackson Brown before I saw who it was.
Not one of his best song but.....I love Rufus. Yeah!
this is seriously like my favorite song from this album.
... too whiny for a slow song.
If it wasn't for RP and my ex, I wouldn't have known the beauty of Rufus. I absolutely love this song. If you are looking for a little variety, his sister Martha is an excellent artist as well.
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
He'd mope over them no doubt.
:roflol:
lovin it!!!
Thanks, RN, for cracking through the hard shell of heteronormativity!! :kiss: ">
Great set!
rah wrote:
i really hope we get "Rufus is a Tit Man" next... :lol:
He'd mope over them no doubt.
Garlique wrote:
Lamer than lame.
excruciatingly lame.
nuggler wrote:
God, this is lame...
Lamer than lame.
i really hope we get "Rufus is a Tit Man" next... :lol:
nuggler wrote:
God, this is lame...
agreed yuck
Trustocity wrote:
It's okay to be a little cute about these things, you know. Of course his father didn't intend the song as a gay pride anthem, but how tongue-in-cheek would Rufus have to be to not acknowledge the double meaning?
Loudon is pretty analytical, I'm pretty sure he knew exactly what he was doing, he's always been good for lyrical inuendo and ambiguity. Rufus is no slouch either when it comes to the brains department. I feel very sad I won't see them at the Appel Fest.
God, this is lame...
Good song. Very enjoyable!
rush-2112 wrote:
his dad kicks ass too...check out the BBC sessions brilliant!
They are BOTH going to be at the Appel Farm Festival on June 4
charlesryder wrote:
Rufus is unapologetically gay, but this song was originally done by his father who is definitely not. It's about being true to yourself.
It's okay to be a little cute about these things, you know. Of course his father didn't intend the song as a gay pride anthem, but how tongue-in-cheek would Rufus have to be to not acknowledge the double meaning?
his dad kicks ass too...check out the BBC sessions brilliant!
Dammit. I uploaded this and it was rejected. Oh well, I guess the spinning world works its way back to sanity.
This guy's a genious. /fact
Sounds like Jackson on qualudes...
The vocal stylings here made me think of Jackson Browne. Had to look up to see if it was Jackson.
................withanamelikerufusithastobegood.................................
Didn't know his Dad wrote this one (it's so educational reading listener comments). His album "Poses" was near the top of my list when it came out, I don't know why he didn't win a grammy for either the album or the title song...it's a masterpiece. Thanks for playing Rufus -- play more!
RichardSF wrote:
Rufus has been out as a gay person since he was a young teen... he's never hid it, hasn't ever tried to. He's excruciatingly honest and open, not to mention gorgeous. It's such a fabulous version of his dad's song, with Teddy Thompson and Martha Wainwright doing backups..... And no, I don't think the interpretation is that he's gay. But he is. Teddy sings one verse, Martha sings another. They're not gay.... It's got some layered meaning in it though, that's for sure. They performed it 2 nights ago with him at the Central Park Summerstage show in NYC... And it's true... Rufus's own material (which BillG has yet to 'add') is much more complex than his dad's. Bill's still got Beautiful Child from Want One on 'review' but they've rejected tracks 3 other tracks that ...well, ...are simply fantastic. :(
Thanks for the info. I really was curious about his orientation, but hope my comment didn't seem paranoid homophobic. I found the lyrics haunting, and as you pointed out, layered. Would love to hear more of Rufous' stuff!
Pyro wrote:
Does his being a "one man guy" make him gay?
Rufus is unapologetically gay, but this song was originally done by his father who is definitely not. It's about being true to yourself.
slowly starting to love rufus wainwright. this is a great song. wanted to hear it again when it ended. him and richard ashcroft have great melancholy voices. a good recommendation if you like this one. richard ashcroft - must be a country thing. it's on the 'song for the lovers' single, it's the b-side. great song.
Y'know I love this song. I tried to get my friend hooked on it but he was a little homophobic about it. Can't wait tell him Louden wrote it. I thought it was too overt to be gay. I love when I win! :nyah:
Pyro wrote:
Does his being a "one man guy" make him gay?
The tune was written by his very straight dad, Loudon. As far as I know, it's the only song of his dad he covers. LOVE Rufus, but this song is certainly not his best work. His more complex and orchestrated tunes showcase his talent much more than this tune.
miamizsun wrote:
rufus :nodhead:
Rufus has been out as a gay person since he was a young teen... he's never hid it, hasn't ever tried to. He's excruciatingly honest and open, not to mention gorgeous. It's such a fabulous version of his dad's song, with Teddy Thompson and Martha Wainwright doing backups..... And no, I don't think the interpretation is that he's gay. But he is. Teddy sings one verse, Martha sings another. They're not gay.... It's got some layered meaning in it though, that's for sure. They performed it 2 nights ago with him at the Central Park Summerstage show in NYC... And it's true... Rufus's own material (which BillG has yet to 'add') is much more complex than his dad's. Bill's still got Beautiful Child from Want One on 'review' but they've rejected tracks 3 other tracks that ...well, ...are simply fantastic. :(
Does his being a "one man guy" make him gay?
rufus :nodhead: