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My Unfavourite Things Part 1
Panda Kiss
I was thinking last night about the song "Only Women Bleed".

But I always forget that I hate it until I hear the chorus. I blame my next-door neighbour from about 10 - 15 years ago. He used to play that one song over and over again at 2 in the morning with the only light in his house coming from the muted TV. It was during the summers, 'cause I remember Mum, me and my brother being the only ones in the house as Dad was away for Harvest. The song scared the absolute bejeesus out of me. Mum and the other neighbours used to talk about how it wasn't appropriate behaviour for the guy to play loud music that late and that loud, but they only ever called the police once to complain about it.

The poor guy had lost his wife under incredibly tragic circumstances. She was pregnant with their first child, and worked as a nurse. She had just gotten home from work one morning (he had already gone to his job) when she started to have a really bad asthma attack. She rang the hospital said "It's A, I need an ambulance." and hung up. It took the hospital a while to work out who needed the ambulance. It took them too long.

She died before they got there, and basically it f***ed her husband up for life. It was after that he started to play that one song over and over again. And ever since, I've associated that song with death and loneliness and the things that go bump in the night and the things that don't.

I wish I didn't hate the song still scares me on some level. I don't even know what the song is about but the tune sounds like something I would normally want on my life's soundtrack

The power of music always amazes me.

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What version of the song is it?

In case you didn't know, the song was actually written by Alice Cooper -- it's their most covered song.

I have it on my Alice Cooper: The Definitive cd (which is absolutely excellent:) and, while it's not my favourite song (there are many great ones on that cd), I do like it a lot.

So, here's my suggetsion: perhaps listening to a different version of the song would break your uneasiness?

And, plus, the Alice Cooper: The Definitive cd is brilliant anyway and everyone should own one. :-D

He used the Alice Cooper version for his late night pity party. Normally a bit of Alice works for me, but the song just freaks me out.

I've even tried different verisons - I've even tried the John(ny) Farnham verison of all things - but hearing it still reverts me to a kid wonderng if the next-door neighbour is going to go insane and try to kill the entire neighbourhood.

I tried listening to it again yesterday - still gives me goosies. It's just one o them things that's not meant to be.

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