Thursday, June 1

Lil Beck's "Jonathan Richman"

Jonathan, Jonathan,
Came from Boston, Boston,
Wrote about Filenes and Harpos harp,
Loved Lou Reed, had a great big heart,
The Modern Lovers were his first band,
Rocked like The Velvets, I was eatin out of his hand

Jonathan, Jonathan,
Came from Boston, Boston,
Took us back to the 50s when you broke up the band,
But you werent another novelty, no, it was all part of the plan,

Sang about the people and places that you loved,
Yearned for a time and place that maybe never was but I say

Jonathan, Jonathan,
Came from Boston, Boston,
Loved Cezanne and Van Gogh and Van der Meer,
And Springtime in NY which to my heart is dear

Jonathan, Jonathan,
Still doin what hes doin,
Your first album was a classic,
But after that, you kept at it,
And I love your Dodge Veg-o-Matic

Sang about the people and places that you loved,
Yearned for a time and place that maybe never was but I say

Jonathan, Jonathan,
Came from Boston, Boston,
Hes all grown up for real,
But he never lost his childish zeal

Jonathan, Jonathan,
Came from Boston, Boston,
Loved to sing about the things he loved,
Well, thats what Im thinkin of when I say,
Jonathan, Jonathan,
Came from Boston, Boston


Listen to "Jonathan Richman" by Lil Beck here (click on the song title in the music player box)

Thanks, Sarah!

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