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Splendid Isolation

by Cordless

This is “Splendid Isolation” by Warren Zevon.
He did a lot of stuff that was rough and bittersweet at the same time. This is probably my favorite.

He died in 2003 of lung cancer.
There was a night when he was on the Letterman show, knowing he had terminal cancer…

Zevon’s advice was “Enjoy every sandwich.”

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Here are the lyrics to that song.
I especially like the part about putting tinfoil up on the windows and lying in the dark to dream.

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I want to live alone in the desert
I want to be like Georgia O’Keefe
I want to live on the Upper East Side
And never go down in the street

Splendid Isolation
I don’t need no one
Splendid Isolation

Michael Jackson in Disneyland
Don’t have to share it with nobody else
Lock the gates, Goofy, take my hand
And lead me through the World of Self

Splendid Isolation
I don’t need no one
Splendid Isolation

Don’t want to wake up with no one beside me
Don’t want to take up with nobody new
Don’t want nobody coming by without calling first
Don’t want nothing to do with you

I’m putting tinfoil up on the windows
Lying down in the dark to dream
I don’t want to see their faces
I don’t want to hear them scream

Splendid Isolation
I don’t need no one
Splendid Isolation

Splendid Isolation
I don’t need no one
Splendid Isolation

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PhantomCitizen43 2/22/2016 - 9:24 pm

I like to spend some time to myself here and there. But to much time alone is not good.
I like the harmonica!! Waking up alone sucks.
Good song.

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