The Silverjews released Tanglewood Numbers last week and it's really good. To celebrate I will share some of my favorite Dave Berman lyrics. They are one part Gram Parsons, one part Steven Wright. Or maybe just Jerry Seinfeld on blotter acid. Anyway, they will not be making anyone's yearbook page.
-Punk rock died when the first kid said "Punk's not dead".
-You can't change a feeling, but you can change the feeling about the feeling.
-All my favorite singers couldn't sing.
-Tanning beds explode with rich women inside.
-I am the trick my mother played on the world.
Seventeen doctors couldn't decide
Whether I should be allowed in the game.
-What can't monsters get along with other monsters?
-I've been working at the airport bar
It's like Christmas in a submarine.
-My horse's legs look like four brown shotguns.
-I love to see a rainbow from a garden hose
Lit up like the blood of a centerfold.
-People ask people to watch their scotch.
People send people up to the moon.
-My ski vest has buttons like convenience store mirrors
-The drums march along at the clip of an I.V. drip
Like sparks from a muffler dragged down the strip.
-They sat there with their hooks in the water
With their moustaches caked with airplane glue.