Regular readers of the blog will know that one of my favourite musicians is Colleen Power. I consider her one of the most fun and clever lyricists in a place where there's an abundance of people who can write really good songs. But Colleen can always get me to smile or laugh a couple of times on her albums. I still do it, even after hearing these songs dozens of times. Plus, I've had the pleasure of interviewing her a couple of times and running into her when I'm in town and she's about as nice and friendly a person as you could hope to meet.
I don't know when her next album is coming out. Hopefully soon since she hasn't released an English album since 2004 and I'm getting anxious for new material. I'm getting hopeful that it's coming soon since The Independent, a St. John's paper, produced the lyrics for a song I've never heard before. They don't say where they got the lyrics from, nor are there any updates on Colleen's website or myspace page.
But regardless, it's typical Colleen, in that it's funny and clever. And, apparently, it's rap, which is a bit different for her. I can't wait to hear it, but in the meantime, the lyrics make me smile. And it's appropriate song for a blog with a title like the one I have.
“What is she doin’ with a Townie?” whispers a voice throughout the song. “What is she doin’ with a Townie?”
Well I’m from around the Bay, but I lives in Town
I’m right on the go, nothin’ gets me down
’cept when I goes around the Bay, they don’t understand
What I sees in me new Townie man
If you can’t get a man get a Townie they say
They always says that I should move back out around the bay
But I likes it here in Town and that’s where I’m stayin’
And the last thing I wants is a hairy-arsed bayman
They won’t let it go, no they’ll never understand
They gives him dirty looks and they won’t shake his hand
Well it’s too bad for them, that’s what I’m saying
Go back to the woods ye bunch of shaggin’ Baymen
1. Lust - The Raveonettes
2. Road tippin' - Red Hot Chili Peppers
3. Love rescue me - US
4. Cape St. Mary's - Stan Rogers*
5. Young Americans - David Bowie