16
Apr
09

You can call me raincheck

Taylor Hicks last night. Cafe Du Nord. A short tag…

Raincheck – Van Morrison

It’s not high finance, it’s called heart and soul
If it’s rock and roll, got to go, go, go, go, go
Gonna keep moving on up to the higher ground
Gonna keep on moving on up, I got to stand my ground
Gonna keep on moving on up, I wanna stick around
Won’t let the bastards grind me down
Won’t let the bastards grind me down
Won’t let the bastards grind me down

Call me raincheck in the afternoon
Call me raincheck, need a shot of rhythm and blues
Call me raincheck, on a golden autumn day
Call me raincheck, I won’t fade away, I won’t fade away
I don’t fade away, I don’t fade away, unless I want to

Can’t take my love away, ah ’cause it’s here to stay
If it fades away, come back another day
Gonna keep on moving on up to the higher ground
Gonna keep on moving on up, I wanna stick around
Gonna keep on moving on up, oh gonna stand my ground
Won’t let the bastards grind me down
Won’t let the bastards grind me down
Won’t let the bastards grind me down

My name is raincheck in the afternoon
My name is raincheck, need a shot of rhythm and blues
My name is raincheck, on a golden autumn day
My name is raincheck, and I don’t fade away, I don’t fade away
I don’t fade away, I don’t fade away, unless I want to

Move it up, move it up, move it up, move it up
Move it up, move it up, move it up, move it up
Move it up, move it up, move it up, move it up, move it up

Grind me down, grind me down, grind me down

My name is raincheck in the afternoon
My name is raincheck, need a shot of rhythm and blues
My name is raincheck, on a golden autumn day
My name is raincheck, and I don’t fade away, I don’t fade away
I don’t fade away, I don’t fade away, unless I want to

Put on your dancing shoes, dance away your blues
When I’m feeling like this, I got nothing to lose
Wanna keep on moving on up to the higher ground
Wanna keep on moving on up and I’ll stick around
Wanna keep on moving on up, got to stand my ground
Won’t let the bastards grind me down
Won’t let the bastards grind me down
Oh, won’t let the bastards grind me down

My name is raincheck in the afternoon
My name is raincheck, need a shot of rhythm and blues
My name is raincheck, on a golden autumn day
My name is raincheck, and I don’t fade away, I don’t fade away
I don’t fade away, I don’t fade away, unless I choose
I choose, I choose, I choose

No, I don’t fade away, I don’t fade away, I don’t fade away
Unless I choose, I choose, I choose
I choose, I choose, I choose
I choose, I choose, I choose
I choose, I choose, I choose
I choose, I choose, I choose
No, I won’t fade away, I won’t fade away, I don’t fade away
Unless I want to


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10 Responses to “You can call me raincheck”


  1. April 16, 2009 at 5:54 am

    Thank you, t&jam.

    The thought of Van’s words going through Taylor’s mind last night is just the image I needed. And the message … sublime.

  2. April 16, 2009 at 6:42 am

    Love it! Don’t let the bastards grind you down, man.

  3. 3 moonshadow
    April 16, 2009 at 7:30 am

    Sweet, tandjam. More, please?!

  4. 4 spinshack
    April 16, 2009 at 8:07 am

    I’m missing the point. What? Enlighten me at your will.

    Caryl WTF are you writing?

  5. April 16, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Spin! This isn’t like one of Gray’s crytic messages, it’s pretty obvious. Taylor sang these words. Yay for him! A sample:

    “Gonna keep on moving on up, I got to stand my ground
    Gonna keep on moving on up, I wanna stick around
    Won’t let the bastards grind me down”

    OK, it’s just a song. Doesn’t necessarily mean he believes the words, but it still makes me happy that he sang them.

  6. 6 Linda T
    April 17, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Need a shot of rhythm and blues, indeed.

    Thanks for the post.

  7. 7 osb
    April 17, 2009 at 4:47 am

    t&jam – which song did he tag this in? Was the “move it up, move it up” portion during “Hide Nor Hair”, when it sounded to me like he was repeating “do the bump”? LOL! Malisa thought he was singing lyrics from Arc of a Diver, but, this sounds more like what I heard.

  8. April 16, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    The point is in the first part: Taylor tagged this song at the Cafe Du Nord.

    That’s the point of the post.

    And I thought the lyrics were cool.

    In fact, I love the lyrics. I want to take those lyrics for myself, sing them myself… (not literally, of course.)

  9. April 17, 2009 at 8:42 am

    He tagged this song right after he tagged ‘Mama Said’ in the Maze.

  10. 10 rosie
    April 18, 2009 at 6:21 am

    There are lots of bastards, but only one Taylor Hicks. I wasn’t aware he sang part of this song or even aware of this song. Thanks for sharing the lyrics. PS Sunny/Spin, get on board. You knew what Caryl meant.


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