Wednesday, January 21, 2004

"I Want to See The Bright Lights Tonight"

Richard Thompson's three-minute opera for Friday nights. It's like listening to an ancient folk song about being down the pub. The lyric is so simple and timeless, and is all the better for Linda Thompson's plaintive delivery; "Couple of drunken knights fighting on the floor/Is just the kind of fun Im looking for". I like the version with the brass band, gives the song a sort of marching feel to it.

1 comment:

Will said...

Love this song as one of your picks, but i think the words are actually: "A couple of drunken nights rolling on the floor / Is just the kind of mess I'm looking for."

(The difficult-to-make-out lyrics elsewhere in the song are "If you've got the cab fare, mister, you'll do all right.")