Friday, January 18, 2013

Billy Squier -- "Everybody Wants You" (1982)

You got your glory
You paid for it all
You take your pension 
In loneliness and alcohol

It may surprise you to learn that these lines were not written about 2 or 3 lines -- although they certainly could have been.  They are very apropos.

Billy Squier is one of those guys who was always on MTV back when MTV actually aired music videos.  This song is from his 1982 album, Emotions in Motion, and it made it all the way to #1 on the Billboard "Rock Tracks" chart.

That should come as no surprise to anyone who doesn't has pickles in his ears.  "Everybody Wants You" is as commercial as hell -- it has a riff that just won't quit and what one reviewer called an "appealingly bratty" vocal.

So what do the lyrics mean?  Why the hell are you asking me?  Do I look like the Encyclopedia Britannica?  Figure it out for yourself and quit bothering me.

I'm too tired to deal with lazy people who have stupid questions.  I refereed a couple of basketball games today, and those kids ran my ass ragged.

One of the coaches was Gheorghe Muresan, the former professional basketball player.  Muresan is seven feet, seven inches tall -- there's never been a taller player in the NBA.

Ex-NBA'er Gheorghe Muresan
When my games were finally over, I went to a Mexican restaurant and had a couple of Negro Modelos and a big-ass plate of enchiladas.  I could barely keep my eyes open on the drive home.

"Tsk, tsk," you're probably saying to yourself.  "2 or 3 lines is starting to show his age."  Hey, bitch -- look in the mirror.  You're not getting any younger either.  (If you're one of those people who was so bitter when Instagram changed its terms of service so it could sell any of the pictures you posted there to advertisers, you need a heapin' helpin' of reality.  Why in the world would an advertiser want to use your sorry-ass picture?)

Here's "Everybody Wants You":

Click to buy the song from Amazon:

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