Yeahp. that’s what I’m listening to today. And can I just say that I still enjoy me a little Supertones every once in awhile. They made the leap to my iPod over the weekend, and that makes them and me happy. Other ancient bands of note which were imported in the past few days: Reality Check (self-titled and only album…remember them?), Caedmon’s Call (self-titled, 40 Acres, and Back Home), and Third Day (Time). So there.
Let me drown in an ocean of devotion
Let my joy be in service and love my emotion
Let me be closer that Your right hand
Tighter than Your left hand and let me be a Godly man
‘Til the day I die, ’til the fire’s just smoke
I will go for broke ’til my last word’s spoke
If I limp then I will run with a limp
I’ll win some and lose some, but I’ll make my attempt
Last breath before the candle flickers out
I will speak the name of Jesus!
I will keep fightin’ to the knockout, even if I’m knocked out
Hittin’ hard, I’m hittin’ for the belt
My soul will keep going ’til my body buckles under
Till my bloody knuckles carry us to heaven by the truckfulls
I will be as stubborn as a pitbull,
Neutral as a nazi, resolute like Ghandi
I will keep preachin’ ’til I’m took out,
‘Til I’m Heaven en route–
No sell out!
The Supertones always make me think of my friend who, with wife and daughter, are presently in another country. This music reminds me of one crazy night driving down to Atlanta in my old Corsica, trying desperately to find the Gwinnett Civic Center with two great friend and two virtual strangers, a crazy Jamaican lady redirecting us, and finally, at long last, arriving at Ska-mania. Five Iron, Insyderz, and Supertones all together. Admit it, you’re jealous.
Yeah, Five Iron. How late we learned that you guys were actually the best.