Friday, July 17, 2009


Loudon Wainwright III: Lullaby

Shut up and shut your eyes
No more histrionics no more college tries
Stop pushing stop shoving stop straining
Shut your mouth and button your lip
You're a late night faucet that's got a drip


The Mud Hut said...

I have heard a few gems in the past couple of weeks that I had never heard before but I think this tops them.

Big B said...

Thanks Mud Hut. Imagine being Rufus and being the inspiration for this song!

Neil Cake said...

in the liner notes to the cd edition of the album this is taken from, Loudon says that it has often been assumed that he is addressing Rufus in this song, however he claims he is talking to himself.

"Dilated to Meet You" is a good one, that is definitely about Rufus.

And if you want one about Martha, try "Five Years Old".