Song of the Day #655: ‘Desperation’ – Miranda Lambert

Today’s song comes courtesy of a request by my lovely wife. I don’t get a lot of requests here on Meet Me In Montauk but I take seriously the ones I do get. A blogger unresponsive to his audience is no kind of blogger at all.

For those of you who didn’t realize I take requests, now’s your chance. Post the song you’d like to hear in the comments section of this entry and I promise to feature it as a future Song of the Day. If you’re feeling adventurous, post more than one.

Now, I can’t promise I’ll have anything interesting to say about the requested songs I feature, as you can tell by the way I’ve been stalling my way through this entry. But I will most definitely feature them.

‘Desperation’ is the song off Miranda Lambert’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend that Alex responded to at once. This is an atypical song for her to latch on to because it’s a rather slow-tempo ballad. Alex tends to like ’em fast.

I like ’em both slow and fast, and this is a favorite of mine as well.

Throw a dog a bone I’ll take it if I have to
Go real fast like there’s somewhere we can get to
Whats the use in standin’ right there on the edge
If there ain’t nowhere to fall
What’s the use in hangin’ on tight to the phone if nobody might call?

Desperation
There’s danger in frustration
Complicated words slippin’ off of your tongue and ain’t one of them the truth
I’m still desperate for you

Tell it like a lie, live it like a movie
Give a heart away like it don’t me nothin’ to me
What’s the use in makin’ all the plans that we made
if you weren’t gonna go
whats the use in slappin on a smile for a face
if your eyes don’t wanna show

Desperation
There’s danger in frustration
complicated words slippin’ off of your tongue and ain’t one of them the truth
I’m still desperate for you

Well it’s too damn bad you didn’t have a chance
To make me your best friend
You were too caught up in givin’ too much up
And not doin’ what you should have been

Desperation
There’s danger in frustration
Complicated words slippin’ off of your tongue and ain’t one of them the truth
I’m still desperate for you

8 thoughts on “Song of the Day #655: ‘Desperation’ – Miranda Lambert

  1. Dana says:

    Very nice song.

    As to requests, I haven’t heard much (any?) Joe Jackson on your blog. I would love to hear almost anything off of Big World, “Wild West” perhaps or “Home Town” I also haven’t heard much (any?) Jackson Browne around here. Maybe something off of Lives in the Balance like “In the Shape of a Heart” or something more classic like “The Pretender.:

    Also, haven’t heard much from Don Henley round these parts…Would love a feature of “A Month of Sundays” going into “Sunset Grill”

    I’m sure more with come to me, but those should get you started:)

  2. Clay says:

    All very good suggestions. I’ve been meaning to do some Joe Jackson, maybe even a theme week, but I don’t know if I’m qualified to discuss his career very thoroughly. But I’ll definitely feature him, as well as the other two. In fact, I’m really surprised I haven’t gotten to any of them yet.

  3. Dana says:

    Well, how could you, when you must constantly feature your new found love of country and R&B artists?:)

  4. Clay says:

    Exactly. The middle-aged white guy demographic has taken a huge hit here at Meet Me in Montauk.

  5. Dana says:

    Hey, who are you calling a middle-aged white guy?:)

  6. Clay says:

    I mean the musicians, not the fans! 🙂

  7. Amy says:

    “Romeo and Juliet” by the Indigo Girls 🙂
    “Moondance” by Van Morrison
    “The Best Day” by Taylor Swift
    “Fire and Rain” by James Taylor

  8. Clay says:

    That first one will never happen! 🙂

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