Presented without comment or context, 10 magnificent lines from Steely Dan songs:
Bodacious cowboys such as your friend/Will never be welcome here high in the Custerdome
Don’t believe I’m taken in by stories I have heard/I just read the Daily News and swear by every word.
Barrytown (Pretzel Logic)
Is there gas in the car?/Yes, there’s gas in the car
Kid Charlemagne (The Royal Scam)
Double helix in the sky tonight/Throw out the hardware/Let’s do it right
I loved you more than I can tell/But now it’s stomping time
My Rival (Gaucho)
Hey Nineteen, that’s ‘Retha Franklin/She don’t remember The Queen of Soul
Hey Nineteen (Gaucho)
Now you swear and kick and beg us that you’re not a gamblin’ man/ Then you find you’re back in Vegas with a handle in your hand
Do It Again (Can’t Buy a Thrill)
Jive Miguel, he’s in from Bogota/Meet me at midnight at Mr Chow’s/Szechuan dumplings after the deal has been done/I’m the one
Glamour Profession (Gaucho)
Agents of the law/Luckless pedestrian
Don’t Take Me Alive (The Royal Scam)
Lonnie swept the playroom and he swallowed up all he found/It was 48 hours till Lonnie came around
The Boston Rag (Countdown to Ecstasy)
Thanks to Nick Elvin for a couple of killer suggestions.
Can I trouble you to listen to my new EP, Last Swallow?