Friday, April 4, 2008

All Men Are Liars - Nick Lowe

All Men, All Men are liars their words ain’t worth no more than worn out tires.
Hey Girls, bring rusty pliers to pull this tooth, all men are liars and that’s the truth.

Do you remember Rick Astley?
He had a big fat hit that was ghastly.
He said I’m never gonna give you up or let you down.
Well I’m here to tell ya that Dick’s a clown
Though he was just a boy when he made that vow.
I’d bet it all that he knows by now.


Among god’s creatures man must be.
The most slimy and slippery now.
There stands the naked ape in a monkey suite.
Behind a little mustache he grew, the shifty brute.
All the ones not choking on the words they ate are
Sweating on getting their stories straight

transpcript of the charming Nick Lowe's statements at the end of the video (which is the best part)

"I'm going to be 41 next's now January...I'm 41...yes..and I still feel kind of naughty (laughs) know...I'm not a wild enough guy to be real horrible, you know...but I think there's ways of getting your point know...without alienating everybody...and I certainly didn't think I'd still be doing it at, indeed...bu this thing is, you see...that now I really think that I'm just starting to get good...I think I'll be real great when I'm 60...I'm going to look fantastic when I'm 60"


Please, a little less love and a little more common decency.
Kurt Vonnegut


  1. That Vonnegut quote- wow, that really got me.

    Brilliant post!

  2. Oh, so perfect for the here and now. Thank you.

  3. Nick Lowe has a way of putting his finger on something...AND he manages to get Rick Astley mentioned in song!


  4. Fran: the quote is from Slapstick, my personal favorite of Vonnegut's since it's the closest thing to an autobiography he ever wrote. It's also very, very funny and insightful.

    dcup, my dear: It's perfect for MY then, here, now and always! ;-)

    These days,I'm strangely envious of my daughters lovely relationship with a beautiful female partner. But I fear I am doomed to live as a heterosexual forever due to forces beyond my control. Best wishes with everything and for everyone in your lovely family!

    singbear: The Rick Astley hit IS ghastly!

  5. P.S.

    I, too, love the Vonnegut quote; thank you for the source.

    The Ars keeps gettin longa, as the vita gets even more brevis: sigh.

  6. Is that "arse" or "arts", johnib? No, I'm not trying to be glib. It's a sincere question.

  7. Pagan: Yes, of course it of the abominations of the 80s (there were so many!)

  8. Gurrrl.

    I've been singing this song all day, and now I come here and you've got it posted.

    It's cosmic, I say!

    I'm about to get tix for his Calvim show for Gary and me - care to join us?

  9. CR: Cosmic indeed, as I had no idea even that he was playing at the Calvin. YES! I'd love to go with you guys!

  10. Excellent! It's Thursday May 1; watch your e-mail for the particulars. :)

  11. Ha! A night out with the M brothers...what am I getting myself into??? :-D


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