Too Rolling Stoned

Any excuse to mention Robin Trower, who was NOT one of the Rolling Stones, but is, in my opinion, a great guitarist. Here is his great song “Too Rolling Stoned”:

Like many rock and pop songs, the lyrics are somewhat opaque. For instance:

“A stitch in time / Helps to unfold me /Circus starts at eight so don’t be late”

Which sort of justifies the opacity of these ‘poems’ derived from listening to Rolling Stones songs at low volume. This one’s based on “Paint it Black”

Paint it Black

I’ve been a force fed thing
A pin cushion for you

Heaving in the sack
My stealer’s race is up

I’ll vomit rum and snot from high
onto a sea of plaintiff hacks

Hunting the parking zone
Cliff side nooks are for sale

Icy steeples turning red
And stick men looking gay

I flaunt it on my back
A hook inside my vest

Copyright Mike Hopkins 2014
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3 thoughts on “Too Rolling Stoned

  1. Hello early bird, you’ll have to give me an education – who is Robin Trower and yes that one was opaque.

  2. I really enjoy this adventure of yours. My response has been consistent – every poem has made me smile (in a laugh way). Fun!

  3. I’m really enjoying this idea of yours. Every poem has caused me to respond the same way – I smile (in a laugh way). Fun!

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