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Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities, Richard Thompson

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Richard Thompson's, "Old Thames Side"
The Lyrics:
As I was walking down by old Thames side
Well my foot and my heart seemed to falter
For there you were standing by Custom House Landing
Like Venus risen out of the water
Who They Mention:
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
Richard Thompson's, "Outside of the Inside"
The Lyrics:
And what's the point of Albert Einstein
What do we need Physics for?
Heresy's his inspiration
Corrupt and rotten to the core
Curse his devious mathematics
Curse his deadly atom war
Who They Mention:
Albert Einstein
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
Richard Thompson's, "Outside of the Inside"
The Lyrics:
God never listened to Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker lived in vain
Blasphemer, womanizer
Let a needle numb his brain
Wash away his monkey music
Damn his demons, Damn his pain
Who They Mention:
Jazz Musician Charlie Parker
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
Richard Thompson's, "Outside of the Inside"
The Lyrics:
Shakespeare, Isaac Newton
Small ideas for little boys
Adding to the senseless chatter
Adding to the background noise
Hard to hear my oratory
Hard to hear my inner voice.
Who They Mention:
William Shakespeare
Sir Isaac Newton
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
Richard Thompson's, "Outside of the Inside"
The Lyrics:
Van Gogh, Botticelli
Scaping paint onto a board
Colour is the fuel of madness
That's no way to praise the Lord
Grey's the colour of the pious
Knelt upon the misericord
Who They Mention:
artists Vincent Van Gogh and Sandro Botticelli
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
Richard Thompson's, "Pearly Jim"
The Lyrics:
When he grits that pearly smile
Will you go that extra mile?
'Alms for the poor
Alms for the poor'
Chairman Mao's got a whole lot of thoughts
And R.D.Laing's got me tied up in knots
Who They Mention:
Communist China's Chairman Mao
Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
Richard Thompson's, "Sibella"
The Lyrics:
Some girls hold the ace, the deuce, the trey
X-ray the deck to see what's coming
Marie Antoinette, she smiled that way
Easy to smile when the luck is running
Like a myth, you rode in from the West
From the go you had my button pressed

Did the teatime of your soul
Make you long for wilder days
Did you never let Jack Kerouac
Wash over you in waves
Who They Mention:
Marie Antoinette
Jack Kerouac
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
Richard Thompson's, "When We Were Boys At School"
The Lyrics:
Teachers spoke of Hannibal and Hector Nimrod and Nietzsche were his fuel
Swastikas and pentagrams
Flourished from his tender hands
But we watched in the rain
As the bully beat him up again
When we were boys at school
Who They Mention:
Hannibal (Carthaginian general)
Hector (Greek mythological soldier)
Nimrod (Mesopotamian ruler)
Friedrich Nietzsche (German philosopher)
Submitted by: Tania WYEP

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