Them I Will Forget / But YOU I'll Remember Always...
(Some scenes on a Tuesday morning)
Title for the blog is something I stole from Bob Dylan's Workingman's Blues 2. I've been spinning it on my 8 -Gig Ipod or in my car 24/7 - and my spouse isn't amused.
She'd rather have Rain.
I can't help myself, it's that good. And it gets better as I understand the lyrics . Dylan's latest album, Modern Times, which Workingman is Track # 6 -- is a gem. I urge you to get it because the lyrics and melodies reflect EXACTLY of our very own, very Malaysian, 'Modern Times'.
Check out the opening verses of Workingman: (excerpts)
There's an evenin' haze settling over town
Starlight by edge of the creek
The buyin' power of the proletariat's gone down
Money's getting shallow and weak
Well, the place I love best is a sweet memory
It's a new path that we trod
The say low wages are reality
If we want to compete abroad...
After the economic implications of the opening verses, Dylan alludes to politics, and for some reason I can imagine RPK echoing these ...
Well the burned my barn,
and they stole my horse
I can't save a dime
I got to be careful, I don't want to be forced
Into a life of continual crime
I can see for myself that the sun is sinking
How I wish you were here to see
Tell me now, am I wrong in thinking
That you have forgotten me?
No, Pete, because...
Them I Will Forget
But You I'll Remember Always ...