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Rub-Board Player, Geyer Street Sheiks
"'On the Big Rock Candy Mountain/the cops have wooden legs/and the bulldogs all have rubber teeth/and the hens lay soft-boiled eggs ...' That's my lyric, absolutely! It's a big dream, is what it is. A hobo's dream. I want that played at my funeral."
Upwardly Mobile Crisis Counselor
"The theme song from The Jeffersons: 'Movin' on up to the East Side/to a dee-lux apartment in the sky.' I relate to it because I'm trying to better myself and get to the East Side."
Cook/Server, MoKaBe's Coffee House
"A song by Ani DiFranco. The line is: 'When I look down I miss everything/and when I look up I just trip over things.' That pretty much describes me, because I always have at least five things going at once. I'm like that -- that's how I am."
Instrumentalist, Rockhouse Ramblers, Liquid Prairie
"For me, it's "Travelin' This Lonesome Road" by Bill Monroe -- 1949, probably the first rock & roll country song. It goes, in part: 'I'm travelin' down that lonesome road/Oh, how I hate to go ... ' I relate because sometimes you got to be somewhere and you just don't want to go, but you haveto. It's responsibility. People count on you."
"Whisperin'" Tom Hall
"Mississippi John Hurt: 'My wife controls my happy home/My sweetheart I can't find/Only thing I can call my own/is a worried and troubled mind.' He wrote that 70 years ago, and it still rings true."
Designer, Graphic Armory
"Not just me, but I think everyone relates to this one: 'Sometimes I wanna kill/Sometimes I wanna die/Sometimes I wanna destroy/Sometimes I wanna cry/Sometimes I could get even/Sometimes I could give up/Sometimes I could give/Sometimes I don't give a fuck.' And that is by Guns n' Roses."