Friday, August 12, 2011

Song Spotlight: Thirsty Merc - Tommy and Krista



There are a few ways into my musical good graces. The first is to be an Aussie band, because I'm a total sucker for a whole lot of them. The second is to sing a song that tells a story, especially if it is a true story but even if it's not I'm a sucker for the Billy Joel style. Another thing I love probably also comes from my early love of the piano man and that is an accent in a song. I always loved when Billy sang "Don't axe me why" in his Long Island accent, which was also a testament to the differences in recording process from then till now.

There are many other things that will make me love a song, but the list above is all contained in this track by Aussie group Thirsty Merc. Not only is it a him and her song about Tommy and Krista but with the Aussie accent it becomes Tommy and Krister. It's also catchy and doesn't beat you over the head with a happy ending even if one is hinted at. Enjoy:

Well Tommy met Krista at the age of 19
The prettiest girl that he’d ever seen
And there was not a lot of waiting
They started dating
They used to hang out at the coffee shop there
And the weather was nice, the stakes were quite high
And one day Tommy made Krista cry
A little mix-up, do wop started a fight
And Krista went and said goodbye

She used to be in love with me
And now she’s gone and taken all the love away
She used to be in love with me
And now I’m just a memory.
She used to be in love with me
And now she’s gone and taken all the love away
She used to be in love with me
And now I’m just a memory.

Well a couple years on he was out with his friends
When Tommy walked into a room and saw Krista again
The crazy thing was it was all still there
So Tommy said Hey you wanna drive somewhere
So they drove to the city where the lights shine low
And Tommy had the feeling that his heart could re-grow
But, in a second he was down at something she said
Tommy I’m with someone else
Tommy I’m with someone else

She used to be in love with me
And now she’s gone and taken all the love away
She used to be in love with me
And now I’m just a memory.
She used to be in love with me
And now she’s gone and taken all the love away
She used to be in love with me
And now I’m just a memory.

Well Tommy never turned to aggression or fear
Instead he started working it he new year
But at night she’d invade his thoughts and his dreams
He can’t keep his mind away from Krista it seems
And so cold but funny enough
Krista and her boyfriend were broken up
But until they meet again and the time feels right
This is how is tonight
This is how it is tonight

She used to be in love with me
And now she’s gone and taken all the love away
She used to be in love with me
And now I’m just a memory.
She used to be in love with me
And now she’s gone and taken all the love away
She used to be in love with me
And now I’m just a memory.
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