Sunday, December 14, 2008

Greatest Song Ever

Someone in Jon Leon's wonderful chapbook "Hit Wave" (Kitchen Press) claims that Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible" is the greatest song ever.

This morning I say it's the Royal Gigolo's "California Dreamin'"

It's all life's bullshit. Waiting for God. And getting it.

Flopping around on the dance floor at 2am. Waiting for God. And getting it.

It's the fluid I'm writing my poems in.

"Hold me my sweet
Hold me love
Hold me god
And I shout
The sound for the soul
A portal
I travel through time
All my senses burn
The portal can learn
The portal can burn
Hold me
Hold me
Hold me..."



m t fallon said...

I'd never heard that cover of california dreamin before, thanks.

The interview with Blake was substantial and excellent, thanks even more.

Rauan Klassnik said...

you're welcome,.. and you're welcome... i was fortunate to meet Blake Butler in Atlanta a while back.

he's a bundle of creative-smart-and-good energy.... best,... Rauan....