The Man Who Stole the Golden Fleece
For this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, Jim at A Unique Title for Me asks us to explore songs whose lyrics mention or display amazement, astonishment, curiosity, shock, surprise, and/or wonderment.
Once again, I have chosen a song that doesn’t explicitly mention any of the keywords however one would have to agree that the things the protagonist does in the song are all of those keywords personified. Plus, the song is ridiculously fun and the video is a riot, literally!
Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney are the Ohio duo known as the Black Keys. Their influence on music over the last two decades is immeasurable. From a series of best-selling records to production, recording, and mixing credits for countless other acts.
For today’s song they teamed up with rapper, actor, filmmaker, and record producer Robert Fitzgerald Diggs aka RZA of Wu-tang Clan fame for the track, “The Baddest Man Alive” taken from the soundtrack for the Tarantino film “The Man With the Iron Fists.”
The tongue-in-cheek video which takes place in a Chinese restaurant depicts the Black Keys pitted against RZA in a battle over a single fortune cookie that arrives with the cheque. The song didn’t win any awards but the video has over 4 and a half million hits on YouTube.
Be honest, if you saw anyone pull off half the shit suggested in the lyrics of this song you’d be amazed, astonished, curious, shocked, surprised, and in wonder (or maybe horror). I hope you enjoy one of my guilty pleasure songs.
The Baddest Man Alive Lyrics
Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys): I could take the pitchfork from the devil Keep a super suit like I’m incredible From the deep, blue sea to the dark blue sky I’m the baddest man alive I’d grab a croc and I’d bite his tail Hack off the judge, and put a guy to jail Make the meanest woman break down and cry I’m the baddest man alive I’m the baddest man alive I take no measure, I take no jive Sometimes I feel like I can fly I’m the baddest man alive I’m the baddest man alive RZA: Don’t plan on being bad, but I’m bad beating pussy My name Pete Thompson, and you knock on wood, Teddy bear hoops, I tell rise your hood Flashing macs on a cop, the way a gangster should I snatch food from the top of a tiger Take a gasoline path and I walk through fire Bear hugger grizzly, suck milk from a titty Take the soldier hat from it's head and use it for a Frisbee Spit in the crocodile face, have a menage a trois, but two female apes And sleep in the bad boy butcher knifes I drank honey straight from the beehive Bungee jumping off the Empire State butt-naked Promenade across the Golden Gate, butt-naked With the baddest man alive, and I don’t plan to die When the drill peowle come I look all white and inside I plus up in the face of the rich Upper East Cause I’m a great white shark, they go and brush his teeth I’m the man who stole the golden fleece And I date rape you right in front of the peace The baddest man alive and I don’t plan to die Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys): I’m the baddest man alive I take no measure, I take no jive Sometimes I feel like I can fly I’m the baddest man alive I’m the baddest man alive Songwriters: Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney, Robert Rza Diggs.
The Black Keys | Wu-tang Clan
Jim Adam’s Song Lyric Sunday.
Theme: Amaze / Astonish / Curious / Shock / Surprise / Wonder.
Date: 2022-06-18 | Tags: #sls, #songlyricsunday
Photo Credit: Unknown | Album Art: discogs.com
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