Sunday, August 7, 2016

Delta music

I heard this song the other day and thought that it was nicely reflective of the Delta perspective. There is no bitterness or anger, just noble resignation, pedestalization and patience. Even the music is reflective of the Delta's stodgy persistence in waiting for the woman he idolizes. That's one of the main things that distinguishes the Delta from the Beta, Alpha and Sigma. He waits for women.


One too many times I fell over you
Once in a shadow I finally grew
And once in a night I dreamed you were there
I cancelled my flight from going nowhere

It's all I can do
To keep waiting for you
It's all I can do
It's all I can do

One too many times I twisted the gate
When I was crazy I thought you were great
I kept my renditions of you on the wall
Where holiday romance is nothing at all

It's all I can do
To keep waiting for you
It's all I can do
It's all I can do

You wait in the wing like a Saturday flirt
Protecting the judge, you don't want to get hurt
Once in a moment it all comes to you
As soon as you get it you want something new

It's all I can do
To keep waiting for you
It's all I can do
It's all I can do

15 comments:

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

That's pretty creepy, when you get right down to it.

The other day Steve Jones (ex- Sex Pistols guitarist) played a song on his radio show, "Man of the World" by Fleetwood Mac from 1969. Written by Peter Green. I hadn't heard it in ages. Good music, but the lyrics make me cringe.

Jew613 said...

The song Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell is a great example of delta music. It's about a hard working guy doing a job that's not glorious but is necessary for civilization.

Mountain Man said...

Great song..
Never paid attention to the lyrics till now.

AM Apprentice said...

The weird thing is it was written by Ric Ocasek. He dated and married supermodel Paulina Porizkova while she was still in her prime and they are married to this day. How beautiful is she? Chateau Heartiste calls her the perfect 10 and a woman as close to physical perfection as a woman can get. Not only is he 15 years older than her, he won her with that face.

Slagenthor said...

A guy like him can afford a little maudlin...*after* he has closed the deal and maintained hand.

Dexter said...

This song always nauseated me:

Foreigner
"Waiting For A Girl Like You"

So long
I've been looking too hard, I've waiting too long
Sometimes I don't know what I will find
I only know it's a matter of time
When you love someone
When you love someone

It feels so right, so warm and true
I need to know if you feel it too

Maybe I'm wrong
Won't you tell me if I'm coming on too strong
This heart of mine has been hurt before
This time I want be be sure

I've been waiting for a girl like you
To come into my life
I've been waiting for a girl like you
A love that will survive
I've been waiting for someone new
To make me feel alive
Yeah, waiting for a girl like you
To come into my life

You're so good
When we make love it's understood
It's more than a touch or a word we say
Only in dreams could it be this way
When you love someone
Yeah, really love someone

Now, I know it's right
From the moment I wake up till deep in the night
There's no where on earth that I'd rather be
Than holding you, tenderly

I've been waiting for a girl like you
To come into my life
I've been waiting for a girl like you
A love that will survive
I've been waiting for someone new
To make me feel alive
Yeah, waiting for a girl like you
To come into my life

Tom Roberts said...

Polls show that the harridans who will vote for Hillary are non-fertile
Polls show that the manboobs who vote for libfags are pwned and generally effeminate by nature
Polls show that the op-ed writers for the NY Beta Times and Libfag WAPO (males) prefer “meth for sex”.
Polls show the that BLS gets their data from the planet Mars
Polls show that the harridans voting for Hillary prefer purple strap-ons
Polls show that most hertorsexual men wish they could bang hotter, tighter, 20 years’ younger ex-supermodels than their fat ass wives.
Polls show that some Americans can’t distinguish between Russian Hookers and K Street, although they prefer the Russians b\c there’s a value for value exchange
According to a poll taken by George Carlin, Americans are dumb, stupid and slow and want to argue about red\blue while getting ass #ucked by their owners
Recent polls indicate that Americans don’t care about the rule of law at the top and thus, the bottom

Al From Bay Shore said...

I remember this song as well as the album, "Candy-O". I heard it over, and over while at a sleep-away camp during the summer of...... oh, it was so long ago.

Crowhill said...

IMO it's fairly common for rock stars to be alphas but to write lyrics like chumps.

VFM #7634 said...

The weird thing is it was written by Ric Ocasek. He dated and married supermodel Paulina Porizkova while she was still in her prime and they are married to this day.

@AM Apprentice
Ocasek is a Czech-American, i.e., the same ethnicity as Paulina. It might have made them a better match.

That said, Crowhill has a point. They write lyrics that sell, that Deltas can relate to and that women will fantasize their Alphas thinking on the inside.

CarpeOro said...

Best Friend's Girlfriend has similar type vibe. When the Cars were releasing these I enjoyed the music but never enough to buy any albums. Maybe it was the lyrics bugging me at a sub-conscious level.

Uncle Silas said...

I used to listen religiously to classic rock, indie, doo-wop, and soul. However, i cannot abide popular music anymore. As my marriage failed and I struggled to shed my gamma ways (even before I knew of gammas), I found songs like "If Only You Were Lonely" unlistenable - they reminded me of a man I wished dead and buried. This Cars song sucks. Haydn (both Joseph and Michael), Antonio Rosetti, Beethoven, Schubert, and Dvorak are better bets, especially if one is middle aged and has more decades behind him than in front.

David F. said...

This is a beautiful song. It has a quality common in the '80s but basically extinct since the '90s: romance, yearning, woman as an ideal greater than the physical or even personal.

Are Deltas often romantics and poetic idealists? Do they love heroic fantasy and historical figures?

Ken Ramsey said...

What about "Let's Go!" from that same album? Great album, btw, as I recall. Played the heck out it back in the day. "Let's Go!" seems highly delta, too. Or is it beta who has been locked away in friend status but hasn't realized it yet?

Let's Go
The Cars

She's driving away with the dim lights on
And she's making a play, she can't go wrong
She never waits too long

She's winding them down on her clock machine
And she won't give up 'cause she's seventeen
She's a frozen fire, she's my one desire

I don't want to hold her down
Don't want to break her crown
When she says "let's go
I like the nightlife baby"
She says, "I like the nightlife baby"
She says, "let's go"

She's laughing inside 'cause they can't refuse
She's so beautiful now, she doesn't wear her shoes
She never likes to choose

She's got wonderful eyes and a risqué mouth
And when I asked her before she said she's holding out
She's a frozen fire, she's my one desire

I don't want to hold her down
Don't want to break her crown
When she says, "let's go"
I like the nightlife baby"
She says, "I like the nightlife baby"
She says, "let's go"
"I like the nightlife baby"
She says, "I like the nightlife baby"
She says, "let's go"

John Regan said...

That song has a great guitar solo.

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