From Eliot With Love

by Eliot Wilder

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I don't dig all them weak-willed pussies
And the way they weasel out
And I don't dig all that sentimental tripe
Rather spend time cleaning grout
And I don't dig the wishy and the washy
Or the folks with an ax to grind
I don't dig the feeble and the weak
They've got nothing but junk on their mind
I dig love

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released May 2, 2016

This one is for all the gals I've ever known, with love.

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Track Name: I Dig Love
I don't dig all the nasty naysayers
Who send out the negative vibes
And I don't dig all the mealy badmouthers
And their not-so-subtle jibes
I don't dig hanging out with the cool kids
I think that they are such a bore
I don't dig all the sick-souled haters
They are stinkin' rotten to the core

I dig love

I don't dig all the pushy-pushy people
Wanna shove them out of the way
I don't dig all them big bad bullies
I hope they have a shitty day
I don't dig all the hypocrites
And their pretense of piety
I don't dig coach airline food
I prefer some variety

I don't dig all them weak-willed pussies
And the way they weasel out
And I don't dig all that sentimental tripe
Rather spend time cleaning grout
And I don't dig the wishy and the washy
Or the folks with an ax to grind
I don't dig the feeble and the weak
They've got nothing but junk on their mind
Track Name: This Strange Affliction
It's taken over my body
It's taken over my soul
It's taken over the way I think
And it's out of my control
Yeah, it makes me do strange things
That I would not normally do
It makes me feel
Yeah, it makes me feel
So oddly attracted to you
I wish that it would go away
And leave me alone in peace
But this strange affliction
It won't desist and it won't cease

This strange affliction is overtaking me
This strange affliction just won't let me be
This strange affliction it treats me so unkind
This strange affliction is messing up my mind

It makes me act foolish
Yeah, it makes me act dumb
It makes me wanna sneak around
Whenever I think that I need some
I guess I am weak
My butt it did kick
I want to say that it's a disease
But I'd hate to admit that I am sick
I wish that it would go away
And never, ever return
But every time I think that it has
I get that peculiar yearn

I wish that it go away
But it fits me like a glove
Damn you, strange affliction
Damn you, love
Track Name: The Snake
I was born on the bayou
Right next to Tony Joe White
We sang "Polk Salad Annie"
In the rainy Georgia night
We wrestled with some gators
In the steamy Southern swamp
They bit off my arms and my legs
Chomp, chomp, chomp

I am a snake I am
Just watch me slither
I am a snake I am
On the land and on the steamy river
I am a snake I am
And I am ready to fight you
I am a snake I am
If you scare me I will bite you

I crawl around in the woody rushes
And out in the weedy canebrakes
I dine on rodents and birds
When I would rather be eating teacakes
If I get a hold of you
I will slap you down with a whomp
I will make you a snake like me
Chomp, chomp, chomp

Don't you go feeling sorry for me
I am none of your concern
Everyone has some bad luck
And I guess that this was my bad turn
Track Name: What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
Our conversation moves in circles
And so do the hands of the clock
We sound like we are saying something
But it's all only idle talk
Mel says love is spiritual
But some of us disagree
Some get a kick out of being kicked
Every beater needs a beatee

Chit-chat, chit-chat
You say this 'n' that
What we talk about
When we talk about love
Chit-chat, chit-chat
You say this 'n' that
What we talk about
When we talk about love
Listen to our hearts beating
It's a sound so naked and so stark
Listen to the human noises we're making
As we sit all alone in the dark

Well some are driven by physical love
Which makes us feel desire
A carnal lust that burns down so deep
It sets the heart on fire
We want to get as close as we can
But when we do we are repelled
There's something twisted in the other
Something that just won't let us meld

So much water so close to home
So much water so close to home

Some of us want sentimental love
A day-to-day type caring
Some just want stability
And don't want to lose our bearing
Mel says some folks they got it so bad
That they just want to kill their lover
And some get so bent up inside
That they never fully recover
Track Name: Lover Man
He's got it going on
This lover man
He's as smooth as Don Cornelius
He sweet talks all the ladies
With his velvet tongue
While he plays them Prince and Delius
He says, "Come on up to my pad some time
And I'll paint pink polish on your fingernails"
All he has to do is listen
And look as if he cares
And it never fails

And I say
Goddamn, goddamn
Lover man

He says, "Love is the drug I am thinking of"
A line he stole from Bryan Ferry
He makes Sally and he makes Sue
Oh yeah, how he does make merry
He says, "I'll love you up like nobody's business
Love you with all of my guts"
He's an expert
At matters of the heart
No ifs, ands or buts

He is a good man
With a bad reputation
Ain't no different than me or you
We should all be more like Lover Man
That Lover Man
He loves you through and through
Track Name: Unforgiving
Mistakes, well I've made quite a few
But you know, you've made them too
They're not something you want to admit
Like a hair you don't want to split
Just wish that sometime you would
I believe it would do us both good

If you really wanna get along
Once in awhile
Admit you were wrong

Problems, we've got one or two
Wish that we could work them all through
Imagine how much better we'd be
If only you would have mercy on me
I know you know how it feels to be hurt
To be knocked down when you're already in the dirt

If you really wanna get along
Once in awhile
Admit you were wrong

You are so unforgiving
You are so unforgiving
You are so unforgiving
Track Name: Lover Boy
He's a boy
He's not a man
And he loves in the way a boy can
How much does a boy really understand, yeah
He says it's love but it is lust
Blowing out of him like a gust
He whips up a hell of a carnal storm
He sleeps with whatever body is warm

He's a champ among his friends
They don't care how much he pretends
Or how much of the truth that he bends
As long as you can talk the talk does it matter if you walk the walk

You're a lover boy
You're a bad, bad lover boy
Lover boy
A girl to you is just a toy

He digs chicks who put it on the glass
The same kind who shake, shake, shake their ass
Thinks that they have a lot of class, yeah
All he wants is to get off
Just to get off as fast as a cough
He wants them to be compliant
Not looking for a mental giant

It's his world, they live in it
But it's over in a New York minute
Then you turn all creepy and old
Then the girls all look at you cold
So you better do it while you can
Before you're a wizened lover man
Track Name: My Dear Narcissus
You gaze at a picture
And you like what you see
A woman who is beautiful
For all eternity
You don't want to leave her
You've grown quite attached
The two of you are mated
So evenly matched
You love her perfume
And the way she combs her hair
You could look at her forever
With the fondest stare

My dear Narcissus
Won't you come out to play
My dear Narcissus
Greet the brand new day
I know that you've fallen
For a love so true
But hey Narcissus
Your lover is you

She shares your same interests
She reads the same books
And when she gets mad
Or hurt she has the same looks
She likes the same type of boy
That you have shown an interest in
Like you she went to Catholic school
Where she learned about original sin
You make quite a pair
You both wear the same size shoe
You walk together hand in hand this girl and you

"And oh how I love you
Love you with all my heart
You mean everything to me
We can't be apart
You are my number one
You're the hero of my dreams
There is no one more beautiful
In this world of extremes"
Track Name: What About Me?
I can see your plans
And I see what they entail
But what I don't see
Is me
I can see your vision
Of how you see yourself
But what I don't see
Is me

What about me
What about me
What about me

You talk about your dreams
You talk about your wishes
But you don't talk about
Is me
You talk about your friends
And how you love them so
But you don't talk about
Is me

You talk about all your lovers
And how they satisfy
But you don't talk about
Is me
Where am I
In all of this
Where am I
Where is me
Track Name: A Vicarious Life
I enjoy you from afar
And all the great things that you do
You are so happy
So full of joy
How could I not want to be a part of you
You got a boyfriend
He loves you so
And you just want to shout it
From up on high
"He loves me so. oh yes he does
And I just love my dreamy dream guy"
Well good for you
You got what you want
It makes me happy
It's yours to flaunt
What does it matter how I do
I wish you the best in what you pursue

I am living a vicarious life
Through you

You got an apartment above a bar
And you can stumble back upstairs after closing
You listen to records you bought at Goodwill
And you watch as their grooves are decomposing
Your boyfriend's tastes are pretty awesome
At least that's what you always say
He's a poet and he writes a blog
Where he puts all his work on display
You got a cat
You are a teacher
You love the world and every creature
You are amazing
You do it all
You stand above me a hundred feet tall
Track Name: Puppy Love
You see me sniffing 'round
Making my sniffing sound
I want you
I want you
I won't take no
I won't ever let you go
I want you
I want you

I make my barking sound
The sound of a blue tick hound
I want you
I want you
My tail is wag, wag wagging
My spirit is never flagging
I want you
I want you

I chase you like a coon
Start bawling at the moon
I want you
I want you
Sink my teeth in your neck
I'm a dog what did you expect
I want you
I want you

And they call it
Puppy love
Ah-ooo