Woot! It was a rumor, discussed on our other board, of course not Greasy, that the two were seen heading into a restaurant together in Johnny's hometown. Two old codgers who enjoyed huge stardom in the 80s and who have respected each other for decades possibly writing some tunes together?
Maybe, maybe not.
Seriously, how the HELL did I miss that Independence Day reference the first time I listened? This song is really growing on me. On the other hand, other than giving the dog a bath, this has pretty much been a wasted day. I'll listen, but I probably won't learn.
I think the interpretation depends on the age of the listener, I doubt 30-year-olds find it depressing.
I'd say it's realistic.
Totally heard the ID melody! So initially with those oh so rough sounding vocals from Johnny I thought oh dear but the song completely turned around for me and I dig the hell out of it, especially musically speaking.
How fucking catchy is this little ditty with the Wasted Days refrain? And it's just so John late career, great pairing on this collab. And for these two old codgers, the lyrics fit, I don't find it nearly as depressing as others do. It's called life.
I hear some Independence Day melodically in parts. In fact, it's distinctive enough I'm guessing it's a deliberate nod on John's part.
I love the atmosphere in the video. Two old gents on a soft blue evening.
I like it...
What exactly is Bruce singing before he says 'the end is coming, it's almost here'
That's a brilliant Bruce mumble...
And what do we think of it? (I liked it but didn't listen terribly closely to the lyrics.)