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Modern Lovers

Ever Petulant Jonathan Richman

By: - Apr 10, 2016

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Modern Lovers

Free Sunday concerts
Cambridge Common
Kid from Natick
Solo act
Jonathan Richman
Short hair
Blasting mantra
I'm Straight
Kind of a goof
Left for the Apple
Hung with
Velvet Underground
Worshiped Lou
After swigging
Bottle of Courvoisier
Pretty smashed
Asked him about
Modern Lovers
Lou just laughed
Told Jonathan
Shocked he asked
Lou said that
1973 neighbor Arthur Gallagher
Fallon Place
Hippie enclave
Looking for a band
College week spring break
Family hotel
Inverurie in Bermuda
A few kids came
Next night
Back with a few more
Became fans
Tourism supported
Picnics on the beach
Local band
Bermuda Strollers
Wings of a Dove
We heard them
Day after day
At night
Helping to set up
Kind of promoter
And roadie
Jerry Harrison's
Electric keyboard
Dave Robinson's drums
Ernie Brooks on bass
Classic Modern Lovers
Roadrunner
Massachusetts anthem
She Cracked
Johnathan always
Insecure and nerdy
Reflecting on why
Nobody Called
Pablo Picasso
An Asshole
After a week
Lovers wicked tight
Got them a gig
Sandy's
A scorcher
In and out of studios
Revolving door
Producers and demos
Jonathan ever restless
Wanted new sound
Softer more acoustic
Hand clapping
No more Velvets
Robinson joined
The Cars
Later Harrison
Split for Talking Heads
Brooks played with
David Johansen, Elliot Murphy
Jonathan well
Still Jonathan
Something About Mary
Cult following
Now middle aged
Adolescent