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Kid

One of the icon music groups to evolve from the late 70’s early 80’s, The Pretenders formed in Hereford, England, in March 1978. The original band consisted of initiator, main songwriter and total badass Chrissie Hynde, lead guitarist James Honeyman-Scott, bass guitarist Pete Farndon and on drums, Martin Chambers.

Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders

Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders

With several great albums and songs, it’s difficult to pick just one as a favorite. The song “Kid” is certainly one of them.

Hynde explains that “Kid” is about a woman who is on the game to pay her way through life. It wasn’t her first choice, but a sobering reality. She is saddened when her child finds out what she does to pay the bills.”

Kid what changed your mood
You’ve gone all sad so I feel sad too
I think I know some things we never outgrow
You think it’s wrong
I can tell you do
How can I explain
When you don’t want me to

Kid my only kid
You look so small you’ve gone so quiet
I know you know what I’m about
I won’t deny it
But you forgive though you don’t understand
You’ve turned your head
You’ve dropped my hand

All my sorrow, all my blues
All my sorrow

Shut the light, go away
Full of grace, you cover your face

Kid gracious kid
Your eyes are blue but you won’t cry
I know angry tears are too dear
You won’t let them go

Stretch Out and Wait

I was watching TV last night and came across Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel. The episode was “2012: The Beginning”.

Normally, these shows don’t do much more than inform and entertain. This particular one got me thinking.

All the lies that you make up
What’s at the back of your mind ?
Oh,your face I can see and it’s desperately kind
What’s at the back of your mind ?

Two icy-cold hands conducting the way
It’s the Eskimo blood in my veins
Amid concrete and clay
And general decay
Nature must still find a way
So ignore all the codes of the day
Let your juvenile impulses sway
This way and that way
This way, that way
God, how sex implores you
To let yourself lose yourself

Stretch out and wait
Stretch out and wait
Let your puny body, lie down, lie down
As we lie, you say
As we lie, you say
Stretch out and …
Stretch out and wait
Stretch out and wait
Let your puny body lie down, lie down
As we lie, you say :
Will the world end in the night time ?

(I really don’t know)
Or will the world end in the day time ?
(I really don’t know)
And is there any point ever having children ?
Oh, I don’t know
What I do know is we’re Here and it’s Now

So … stretch out and wait
Stretch out and wait
There is no debate, no debate, no debate
How can you consciously contemplate
When there’s no debate, no debate ?
Stretch out and wait
Stretch out and wait
Stretch out and wait
Wait
Wait
Wait
Wait
Oh …