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Thread #7095   Message #42467
Posted By: Joe Offer
19-Oct-98 - 11:34 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Scorpion Departs But Never Returns (Ochs)
Subject: RE: Lyrs to a Submarine Song by Phil Ochs?
click here to get to the Phil Ochs site where I found the Scorpion lyrics, along with many others. I have to say I have mixed feelings about Phil. My kids think I'm really cool because I have two Phil Ochs CD's, which means that I must like him. Well....I'm not sure I do. Deep in my heart of hearts, there's a voice that says words like "strident" and "whiny" when the thought of Phil comes along. There are a lot of Phil Ochs songs that I just don't understand. I used to blame that on my own inadequacy, but not I'm starting to think that it's the songs that are beyond understanding. I realize this besmirches my reputation as a 60's folkie liberal, but I gotta be honest.
There are many Phil Ochs songs that I like - but there are many more Phil Ochs songs that I simply cannot stand. Sorry kids. I was planning to have you support me in my golden years, but I guess this statement means that you'll disinherit me.
-Joe Offer-