Monday, January 4, 2010

A question for the Doobie Brothers...

re: China Grove
...every day there's a new thing comin'
the ways of an oriental view
The sheriff and his buddies
with their samurai swords
you can even hear the music at night
And though it's a part
of the Lone Star State
people don't seem to care
They just keep on lookin' to the East...
Okay, given that their sleepy little town is called China Grove, why do the sheriff and his buddies carry (Japanese) samurai swords? Would not Lungchuan swords be more appropriate? Also, should the sheriff's buddies even have swords? You told us in the first verse that the people of the town are strange. Seems like doling out samurai swords to a bunch of crackpot yokels might not be the most prudent idea.
I suppose that's the kind of logic we should expect from so-called "brothers" whose only familial bond was apparently a common and close relationship with the doob.
Know what I'd like to see someday? Some real brothers (and sisters) rock the China Grove.
Oh, sweet Jeezus! Here come some now...
(Seriously. Click that little arrow. You are so gonna dig this. Awesome back-up singers at 0:50. Even awesomer back-up singers at 0:57.)

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Full lyrics to China Grove here.
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