Just like a heavy drinker....

You can't start posting about Jon Brion and then just change the subject...

My most favorite Jon Brion song is Hook Line & Sinker. Not sure when I first heard that song, but iTunes says I added it to my library on 9-14-04. I do remember that Jeff introduced me to what would become my future love affair with the music of Jon Brion. And, he plays here in L.A. every week and I still haven't been to see him. At least I have the excuse of being seriously preoccupied with a major job search.

I've transcribed this song, and for some reason it's not that easy for me to play. Maybe it's the X with X in the bass (x/x) tonal center head turner (think of a dog turning it's head to one side like he's thinking), or maybe it's been too long since I actually figured out the chords to anything. I had to change the key a few times to get it into my appropriate girl-key so I can't remember what key it's originally in. It's nearly 4 a.m. in Los Angeles, which means New Yorkers are already in the shower. If it wasn't so freakin' late/early, I would saunter over to the piano and figure it out again.

I can say, though, that I wish I had written this song.

It should be boredom by now
I know the tricks of the trade
But it goes on anyhow
Sometimes the answers are ready made

And I go for it every time
Just like a heavy drinker
I go for it every time
Hook, line and sinker

He descends alone (?)
(Alternate Version: He descends on the room)
Holier than thou and sillier
He's gonna knock on her cocoon
And it's gonna sound familiar

And she'll go for it every time
Putting herself in peril
She'll go for it every time
Lock, stock and barrel

And I'm feeling for all of the world
Like I'm feeling for all the world

So go and reel me in
If I am tugging the line
A hook is under my skin
Because your lure is well designed

And I go for it every time
Just like a heavy drinker
I go for it every time
Hook, line and sinker


Blogger jEFF said...

And he seems to be a bit of a clothes horse , too, Huh?
Hey you can come over here to jam on Garage Band at 4:00 in the morning if ya want.
Think of it as a red eye kind of thing.

6:13 PM  
Blogger sistra said...

Jon Brion is cute. Okay okay, I know I haven't posted in like a month. My posts must be serious reflections on music yadayada. But he's cute! Okay.


10:30 AM  
Blogger glycerin said...

Doesn't he bear a slight resemblance to, oh, someone we know????

12:36 PM  
Blogger sistra said...

gross me out!!!

12:58 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

You know Mickey Dolenz?

10:36 PM  

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