The road goes on forever, and the party never ends

Just to take your mind off things as we head into the weekend, here’s a great story song by Robert Earl Keen Jr., about a couple of people with more problems than you or I do. It seems appropriate.

The road goes on forever, and the party never ends.

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Heezback
Heezback

"... In terms of linear coverage, Fox News topped all networks, averaging 8.8 million viewers for the day and peaking with 11 million viewers from noon to 1 p.m. This was the highest-rated inauguration coverage in the network’s history. While on broadcast, NBC was top ranked with 5.8 million viewers for the day...."

Heezback
Heezback

"...And actually, Trump could have been seen by more viewers than either Obama or Reagan. Nielsen ratings do not account for online viewing, which has grown sharply in recent years and is far more commonplace than even four years ago...."

Heezback
Heezback

In just one day, President Trump got more overweight and out-of-shape women outside and walking than the former first lady did in 8 long years.

Mick11
Mick11

So..this is what's in store for the coming years??  Liking the people power :> it's kinda like the 60's in the 2017's!  Only this time, the people are older, wiser and the youth are keenly wiser too.. plus so very accepting of all others...very nice counter to yesterday's quite drab affair - 


More Marino


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joPozFnJhZo


Mick11
Mick11

Our president is worried about crowd size!  How juvenile...we are in trouble with this con, wake the hell up trumpets, is that really how a president acts or what he cares about??  This man is unfit and it's glaringly obvious - 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAhZz1fxuqE

honested
honested

@DoubleNaughtSpy 

Apparently, you are unable to recognize American Patriots unless they also suffer your delusions.

DoubleNaughtSpy
DoubleNaughtSpy

It's been over 24 hours since Trump was inaugurated.

Have the gulags and gestapo shown up?

Have "mexicans" been herded in trucks for deportation?

Have women lost the right to vote or the ability to have an abortion?

Has Putin arrived to rule the USA?

No to all. Just a bunch of liberal hysteria.....

Mick11
Mick11

@DoubleNaughtSpy 

Chill out dude...nice positive peaceful demonstrations...the world is in awe, protest american style!!!

Mick11
Mick11

gaff

You totally don't get it...this is america and YOU can protest against a president who was not elected by popular vote..this is a shot across his bow to remind him of that since his inaugural address failed to even attempt a healing, we the people shall be heard!!!

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V1p1dM3snQ

DoubleNaughtSpy
DoubleNaughtSpy

For that matter, this is America and you can protest a president who DID win the popular vote.

Geez, we've become such a nation of grievance...

TomGaff
TomGaff

This is not a protest as AJC likes to say, it is a RIOT! All participants should be arrested and given at least 5 years in prison or voluntary deportation to Mexico! Go protest in Mexico and see what happens losers?

Manman
Manman

@TomGaff You Patriots love your Freedoms until someone you don't like is using them. SAD!

Indianscout17
Indianscout17

@TomGaff I'll bet you spent the last 8 years crying about a Kenyan President. Too bad you believe more Trump lies. 

someonesdad
someonesdad

The theme song for the parties last night:


I've got big balls
I've got big balls
And they're such big balls
Dirty big balls
And he's got big balls,
And she's got big balls,
But we've got the biggest balls of them all!

And my balls are always bouncing
My ballroom always full
And everybody comes and comes again
If your name is on the guest list
No one can take you higher
Everybody says I've got great balls of fire!

someonesdad
someonesdad

Bookman wants to let his black liberal readers know that the Democratic Plantation is now closed.  They're free to leave and make their own decisions.  John Lewis can't hurt them any more.

Hagg
Hagg

So what's the point? Are you suggesting that the Trump administration is going down this road?The song doesn't have any relevancy to anything other than killing of policemen. Should be the theme song of BLM!

skydog12
skydog12

@Hagg


Please point out the killing policemen part.


Lyrics

Hellbound Train I'm on it's track 
Too late now to turn my back 
Conductor coming ticket in his hand 
Come to claim my soul 
Take me to his land 

Hellbound Train I been so wrong 
Too late now I'm moving on 
Conductor standing watch in his hand 
Got to get aboard take you to his land 

I'm going down the road on the Hellbound Train 
Take a long look lady 'cause you won't see me again 
Take a last look lady, yes hard and long 
'Cause I'm going down the road on the Hellbound Train 

Hellbound Train driving slow 
Move on down to the Hell below 
Conductor please won't you lend a hand? 
Got to get on board take me to your land 

Yes I know I've been so wrong 
Too late now I'm moving on 
Hellbound Train I'm on it's track 
Moving down I can't look back 

I'm going down the road on the Hellbound Train 
Take a long look lady 'cause you won't see me again 
Take a last look lady, yes hard and long 
'Cause I'm going down the road on the Hellbound Train 

I'm going down the road on the Hellbound Train 
Take a long look lady 'cause you won't see me again 
Take a last look lady, yes hard and long 
'Cause I'm going down the road on the Hellbound Train 

Lost and flying down the road on the Hellbound Train 
Lost and flying down the road on the Hellbound Train 
Hand and hand with the devil


Infraredguy
Infraredguy

News Flash, Coast Guard called out in San Francisco to clear bodies from under the Golden Gate, thousands holding Save Us Nancy signs leaping over the rail.   

Infraredguy
Infraredguy

@Kamchak Got it from a John Lewis supporter before he leaped off the Edmund Pettis Bridge 

Kamchak
Kamchak

@Infraredguy 

Hilarious!

I'll bet you spent all of recess and nap time thinking up that one.

Maybe you finalized it on the short bus ride home?

JeffreyEav
JeffreyEav

My late sister was a Pretenders fan. She was the smart one.

JKToole
JKToole

" A pox upon the media, and everything you read. They tell you your opinions and they're very good indeed."

Always preferential to this version; Marshall and Gibson as opposed to Vox and Fender.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6QZBDnZep8


2geniuses
2geniuses

@JKToole Nice cover, but no one could ever recreate the brilliant ad lib commentary the writer of this song inserts with great frequency between his songs during live performance. I was at this show in Baltimore while Robyn references Bush II and the Queen with cynical hilarity before launching into his telecaster...


https://youtu.be/1oHXaescXJE

JKToole
JKToole

@2geniuses You were? I'm curious. What of it do you remember? Where was it? Who was the opening act?

2geniuses
2geniuses

The inimitable Lou Reed penned a verse that references both Trump and Giuliani in this timeless classic from 1989. The more things change, the more they stay the same... 


https://youtu.be/XsKwqr2SKwo


_GodlessHeathen_
_GodlessHeathen_

Now we're talking, Jay.  That's the lovely and talented Nanci Griffith sitting in with REK.

Shades of Grey is my fav REK story song.  Several great phrases in the lyrics.

"They had the brothers on the pick-up hood and me down on the ground."


"These are just some crazy kids - they ain't the ones."

Only recently did I put 2 and 2 together and get the context,
Hint:  Morning in late April - Oklahoma '95.

https://youtu.be/xVUi_4vsmzs