The Song Stuck In My Head: “ROLAND THE HEADLESS THOMPSON GUNNER” by WARREN ZEVON (1978)

…They Can Still See His Headless Body…

…Stalking Through The Night…

…In The Muzzle-Flash Of Roland’s Thompson Gun…

…In The Muzzle-Flash Of Roland’s Thompson Gun…

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ROLAND THE HEADLESS THOMPSON GUNNERIs Off OfΒ WARREN ZEVON‘s 1978 AlbumEXCITABLE BOY

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…Roland Searched The Continent…

…For The Man Who’d Done Him In…

…He Found Him In Mombasa…

…In A Barroom Drinking Gin…

…Roland Aimed His Thompson Gun…

…He Didn’t Say A Word…

…But He Blew Van Owen’s Body…

…From There To Johannesburg…

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WARREN ZEVON

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…ROLAND THE HEADLESS THOMPSON GUNNER…

…ROLAND THE HEADLESS THOMPSON GUNNER…

…ROLAND THE HEADLESS THOMPSON GUNNER…

…Talkin’ About The Man…

…ROLAND THE HEADLESS THOMPSON GUNNER. …

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Honestly, My Peeps…

…I Hadn’t Listened To My WARREN ZEVON Music In A Long While…

…Which Is Why I Believe I Can’t Seem To Get It Out Of My Head At The Moment.

I Listened To It Yesterday.

Hummed It To Myself Into The Evening Hours.

Listened To It Again.

Went To Be Bed.

Woke-Up Waaaaaay Toooooo Early.

Listened To It AGAIN On My Walk.

I Haven’t Listened To It Since…

…Yet Continue To Hum Along As If I Were.

Sheesh.

Why Do I Do These Things To Myself?

Last Time I Broke Out The WARREN ZEVON Music…

…I Had…

WEREWOLVES OF LONDON

…On Perpetual-Repeat…

…In My Brain…

…For Like 3 Damned Days.

So I Should Have Seen This One Coming.

Perhaps I Just Chose To Believe It Wouldn’t Happen Again…

…And I Was Kinda Right’ish.

WEREWOLVES OF LONDON

…Did Not, In Fact, Get Stuck In My Head Again.

Nope.

This Time It’s…

…Yep…

ROLAND THE HEADLESS THOMPSON GUNNER

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I Do So Enjoy The Man’s Music…

…I Just Wish It Wouldn’t Get So Stuck In There EACH And EVERY Time I Listen To It.

It’s All Music I’ve Known Since Early Childhood…

(which might help in explaining a few oddities in my personality hehehe)

…As My Father Was A Fan Of The Late MR. ZEVON.

And While I’m Not Expecting Most Of Y’all To Know This Song…

…I’m Sure A Lot More Of You Know His Work Than You Even Know You Know.

Ya Know?!?

GREAT!!!

Glad We’re Together On This.

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Aside From…

WEREWOLVES OF LONDON

…Which Can Be Heard A Bundle On Classic-Rock Radio Stations…

…His Other Notable Songs Are…

EXCITABLE BOY

LAWYERS, GUNS, And MONEY

…And…

…Of Course…

ROLAND THE HEADLESS THOMPSON GUNNER

…Which Was…

…Incidentally…

…The Final Song He Ever Performed Before A Live Audience.

He Played It On…

THE LATE SHOW With DAVID LETTERMAN

…Shortly Before His Death In 2003.

If You’re Into Music That Is…

…Shall We Say…

…DIFFERENT…

…Then You’d Do Yourself Right By Looking Into…

WARREN ZEVON

…Fo SHO, My Peeps.

The Bulk Of Y’all Won’t Like It.

I’m Just Tellin’ Y’all That Right Now.

Some Of Y’all…

…However…

…Won’t Be Able To Get Enough Of It.

It’s ODD.

It’s QUIRKY.

It’s Very VERY DIFFERENT.

Some Of Y’all Will Flock To It For That Reason Alone.

I Didn’t Start Listening To It For That Reason…

…I Just Came To Realize Later On It Was Very Obviously NOT What Everyone Else Was Listening To.

My Bad, I Guess.

But…

…These Days…

ODD, QUIRKY, And Very VERY DIFFERENT Kinda Describe ME In General.

What’Ya’Gonna’Do, Ya Know?!?!?

Such Is Life.

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