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Kangaroo Karaoke

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Good to see this place hasn't changed too much.
Seats still covered in that cheesy green velour. Sweet smell of pipe tobacco in the air..
So one more whilst I'm still here at 1am.

Tim Buckley - Sweet Surrender

Now you wanna know the reason
Why I cheated on you?
Well I had to be a hunter again.
This little man had to try
To make love feel new again.

'Cause there's just a few things, honey
I'm not old enough to do for you. Ohh.
And they're the things, momma
You just never care to show me. Ohh.

So this flim-flam lover boy
Found him a flamingo.
And his flamingo
Showed him how to tango.
And when they tangoed
It'd send their heart's a 'flutter.
Teased him 'till he'd stutter.
Made him so young and tender.
Sweet to surrender
And so sweet surrender.
In sweet surrender.
Ahh, sweet surrender to love.

But now you're gonna go out
And get yourself
A reputation.
But I'm gonna have to show you
Where to start.
And then you're gonna bring back
Your little reputation
And prove to me
What I could not prove to you.

'Cause I was just too young at heart.
I'm just too cold, honey.
Just too hard to care.
Just too hard, 'right
To surrender.
Surrender to love.

Sweet surrender
Surrender to love.

If we could
Just surrender
Love would heal the mess we've made.
So give it up, momma, ahh.
It 'aint gonna be no good
It keeps goin' 'round and 'round.
You hurt me.
Then I hurt you again.
All that's left to do, ah.
Is give it up, Ahhhhhh,
No, no, give it up
And surrender, Ahhhhhh, momma.

Sweet surrender.
Sweet surrender.
Surrender your love.
Surrender love.
Ohhhhhh, Surrender momma.
Ohhhhhh, Surrender that love.
Sweet.
Sweet, sweet, sweet su-rre-rren-der, momma.
In to love.
To love.
To love.
 
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spook

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Jun 18, 2007
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Back in stir again. Gotta start behaving myself. Hopefully only a short visit if I'm a good boy. I walk into the rec room to hear a couple of old droogs lamenting they miss their dogs, who they declare are better than people. "Der," I tell them. "We genetically engineered dogs to look and behave the way we want. Yet bring up eugenics and people think you're some kind of Nazi. But look around, boys - we're surrounded by the fruits of free will and unrestricted copulation."

They look at me with those blank looks you get from the institutionalised. I switch off the tele playing repeats of Minder and boot up the karaoke machine. Everybody groans. "Shut the *smile* up or I'll do two songs," I hiss.

I had visions, I was in them
I was looking into the mirror
To see a little bit clearer
The rottenness and evil in me
Fingertips have memories
Mine can't forget the curves of your body
And when I feel a bit naughty
I run it up the flagpole and see
Who salutes, but no one ever does

I'm not sick but I'm not well
And I'm so hot 'cause I'm in hell

Been around the world and found
That only stupid people are breeding
The cretins cloning and feeding
And I don't even own a TV
Put me in the hospital for nerves
And then they had to commit me
You told them all I was crazy
They cut off my legs
Now I'm an amputee, goddamn you

I'm not sick but I'm not well
And I'm so hot 'cause I'm in hell
I'm not sick but I'm not well
And it's a sin to live so well

I wanna publish 'zines
And rage against machines
I wanna pierce my tongue
It doesn't hurt, it feels fine
The trivial sublime
I'd like to turn off time
And kill my mind
You kill my mind
Mind

Paranoia, paranoia
Everybody's comin' to get me
Just say you never met me
I'm runnin' underground with the moles
Diggin' holes
Hear the voices in my head
I swear to God it sounds like they're snoring
But if you're bored then you're boring
The agony and the irony
They're killing me, whoa

I'm not sick but I'm not well
And I'm so hot 'cause I'm in hell
I'm not sick but I'm not well
And it's a sin to live this well

One, two, three, four!


One of the droogs tries to shiv me but I slip him and turn Minder back on and they go back to drooling. That Arfur Daly, what a cad.
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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Jun 4, 2006
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I'm going to dedicate this one to one of my all time favourite artists, who released her first album in 10 odd years this week. The one & only Kate Bush 8)

Wuthering Heights
Ignored this song for more than 40 years and only found out this week what the hell she was singing about. Remarkable to come up with a debut single & video like this at 18/19.

Also now have an insight into why every Kate Bush release was treated with reverence by 1980's music shows when none of the material appealed to me.
 
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jb03

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Jan 28, 2004
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Ignored this song for more than 40 years and only found out this week what the hell she was singing about. Remarkable to come up with a debut single & video like this at 18/19.

Also now have an insight into why every Kate Bush release was treated with reverence by 1980's music shows when none of the material appealed to me.
Amazing, 18 when she wrote it. I disliked Kate Bush as a younger jb too but over time have really come to admire her talent. I think she started to win me over with the Peter Gabriel duet.

She has barely ever toured either.
 
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TigerForce

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Amazing, 18 when she wrote it. I disliked Kate Bush as a younger jb too but over time have really come to admire her talent. I think she started to win me over with the Peter Gabriel duet.

She has barely ever toured either.
Peter G duet was mid-80s. Not even watching her in the Babooshka video clip three years earlier aroused you?:))
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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If this is your first night at Kangaroo Karaoke, you have to sing.
If you insist. But you're gonna regret it, I can't hold a note...

In honour of the remake released next week of the first lousy attempt at filming the sci-fi classic Dune... one of Iron Maiden's album-closing epics To Tame A Land. Originally they wanted to call it "Dune" and use a spoken-word intro quoting from the book but in refusing permission, author Frank Herbert's agent replied that "Mr. Herbert doesn't like rock bands, particularly heavy rock bands, and especially bands like Iron Maiden.”

Book is hard work to begin with but rewards persistence. The Arabic-themed tune is evocative of desert landscapes, and the climactic last line might be singer Bruce Dickinson's finest recorded moment.

He is the king of all the land
In the kingdom of the sand
Of a time tomorrow

He rules the sandworms and the Fremen
In the land amongst the stars
Of an age tomorrow

He is destined to be a king
He rules over everything
In the land called planet Dune

Bodywater is your life
And without it you would die
In the desert, the planet Dune

Without a stillsuit you would fry
In the sand so hot and dry
In a world called Arrakis

It is a land that's rich in spice
The sandriders and the mice
That they call the Muad'dib

He is the Kwizatz Haderach
He is born of Caladan
And will take the gom jabbar

He has the power to foresee
Or to look into the past
He's the ruler of the stars

The time will come for him to lay claim his crown
And then the foe, yes they'll be cut down
You'll see, he'll be the best that there's been
Messiah supreme, true leader of men
And when the time for judgement's at hand
Don't fret, he's strong, he'll make a stand
'gainst evil, the fire that spreads through the land
He has the power to make it all end


That should’ve cleared the place out. Closing time.
 
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Michael

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A 5 year plan to get us out of this mess; technology driven, not taxes, not common sense, not science, not practical, not palatable. Everyone else is on board but this loser

I switched off the Tele and went to the pub.
It gets worse, craft beer and turmeric infused gin.

I strode up to the stage, told the hipster to *smile* off.
Ed Kuepper, I love you mate.


The favourite game is still the same
A world of pain with a different name
Deal me out
So slide to the right and slip to the left
A tall bluebeard accused of theft
Big drop-out
It's a good soundtrack
But have no fear
It's just some loser pushin' fear
Deal me out

I thought i'd sussed the problem too
When all good things come back to you
Big drop out
You can lend an ear and be called a fool
Some people live this golden rule
Deal me out
It's a good soundtrack
But have no fear
It's just some loser pushin' fear
Deal me out



I'll pin the medal to my shirt
And pretend to forget the hurt
Big drop-out
Perhaps because i ask too much
I can't get close just out of touch
Deal me out
I sure don't want to be the man
That has to make the five year plan
Deal me out
 
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spook

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Jun 18, 2007
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I sit down at my desk and step into a time machine. Smoke, steam, electricity crackles, flashes...

and I'm back at the turn of the Millennium.

Rehearsals over, I scamper under the rain out of the New Theatre in Clifton Hill, dive into the Barina and head up Punt Road (don't tell me it's Hoddle Street).

Light rain splashes the black Chapel Street asphalt. I check myself in the rearview: 26 years old, fit, great hair. Impossibly handsome, ridiculously naive, absurdly, delusionally ambitious.

A hopeful child.

I take the Revolver stairs two at a time. I'm not here to party, it's Tuesday night. I'm here for the poetry.

Front room. Open mic. Some angsty kid by the name of Steve Smart on stage verbally kicking himself in the balls for daring to have testicles when men are such vile, violent, oppressive animals.

I pay $4 for a stubby of Melbourne, take a seat, put my feet up on a scrappy old coffee table and pull out my notebook and pen.

Emma sees me, walks over, introduces herself. She runs the night. She calls it her gypsy circus. She has black eyes and raven hair. To me she is a gypsy. She's beautiful. She's a wild Bohemian. I'm a straight-laced wooden sporto nerd trying to awaken my latent creativity. In a year from now we'll be in love, but for now she goes back to her friend and me my notebook.

Credits roll.
I don't know it yet, but the movie's begun. Killer soundtrack.

I sing to myself as I write the lyrics in my book. Not ready to perform yet, I'm at the research stage.

You are hardcore, you make me hard
You name the drama and I'll play the part
It seems I saw you in some teenage wet dream
I like your get-up, if you know what I mean

I want it bad
I want it now
Oh, can't you see I'm ready now?
I've seen all the pictures, I've studied them forever

I want to make a movie, so let's star in it together
Don't make a move till I say "action"
Oh, here comes the hardcore life
Put your money where your mouth is tonight

Leave your make-up on and I'll leave on the light
Come over here, babe, and talk in the mic
Oh yeah, I hear you now
It's gonna be one hell of a night

You can't be a spectator, oh no
You got to take these dreams and make them whole
Oh, this is hardcore
There is no way back for you

Oh, this is hardcore
This is me on top of you
And I can't believe it took me this long
That it took me this long

This is the eye of the storm
It's what men in stained raincoats pay for
But in here it is pure, yeah
This is the end of the line

I've seen the storyline played out so many times before
Oh, that goes in there
Then that goes in there
Then that goes in there

Then that goes in there
And then it's over
Oh, what a hell of a show
But what I want to know

What exactly do you do for an encore?
'Cause this is hardcore
 
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