You realize Dan Fogelberg and the girl in Same Old Lange Syne drove drunk at the end?

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  1. A Succulent Chinese Meal

    A Succulent Chinese Meal Oh, that's a nice headlock, sir. VIP

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    They both had three beers apiece in the girl's car and then they drove home. That is horrible.

    This is from the song lyrics, btw.

    Met my old lover in the
    grocery store
    The snow was falling Christmas Eve
    I stole behind her in the
    frozen foods
    And I touched her on the sleeve
    She didn't recognize the
    face at first
    But then her eyes flew
    open wide
    She went to hug me and she
    spilled her purse
    And we laughed until we cried.
    We took her groceries to the
    checkout stand
    The food was totalled up and
    bagged
    We stood there lost in our
    embarrassment
    As the conversation dragged.
    We went to have ourselves
    a drink or two
    But couldn't find an open bar
    We bought a six-pack at
    the liquor store
    And we drank it in her car.
    We drank a toast to
    innocence
    We drank a toast to now
    And tried to reach beyond
    the emptiness
    But neither one knew how.
    She said she'd married her
    an architect
    Who kept her warm and safe
    and dry
    She would have liked to say she
    loved the man
    But she didn't like to lie.
    I said the years had been a
    friend to her
    And that her eyes were still
    as blue
    But in those eyes I wasn't
    sure if I saw
    Doubt or gratitude.
    She said she saw me in the
    record stores
    And that I must be doing well
    I said the audience was
    heavenly
    But the traveling was hell.
    We drank a toast to
    innocence
    We drank a toast to now
    And tried to reach beyond
    the emptiness
    But neither one knew how.
    We drank a toast to innocence
    We drank a toast to time
    Reliving in our eloquence
    Another 'auld lang syne'...
    The beer was empty and our
    tongues were tired
    And running out of things to say
    She gave a kiss to me as I got out
    And I watched her drive away.
    Just for a moment I was
    back at school
    And felt that old familiar pain
    And as I turned to make
    my way back home
    The snow turned into rain
     
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    RH Goatcabin Notable Member VIP

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    Is that how he died?
     
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    Springsteen in "Sherry Darling"

    "we got some beer and the highway's free"
     
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    He's all dead and stuff right?
     
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    A Succulent Chinese Meal Oh, that's a nice headlock, sir. VIP

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    He got prostate cancer. He probably kept his prostate in use constantly from all of the poontang associated with the light rock movement.
     
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    A Succulent Chinese Meal Oh, that's a nice headlock, sir. VIP

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    There's the Dan Fogelberg Memorial in Peoria, Illinois. It's probably exactly like going to Jim Morrison's grave if you can't round up enough bucks to get overseas.
     
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    I always thought that George Jones and Garth Brooks pussed out in Beer Run with the lyrics:

    Oh, I can't stop thinkin' what the hell they were drinkin' When they made this county dry
    I got a week long thirst and to make it worse
    Lord, it's my turn to drive


    They had to go out of their way to be PC and let everyone know that the driver wasn't drinking. They should have at least left it up to the imagination.
     
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    Billy Joel is no pussy.
     
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    But wouldn't that ensure his long term survival?
     
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    No.
     
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    Explain.
     
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    Popeye Saavedra Well-Known Member

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    I was saying no to this whole fucking thread.
     
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    RH Goatcabin Notable Member VIP

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    Hold me. :bigcry:
     
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    Popeye Saavedra Well-Known Member

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    Did you bathe yet?
     
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    I thought I was the only one who ever noticed that...lol