"The Trial of a Century" as written by and Stumpf Wise....

Wasn't having it all that day
Having thought I was there is fine
Don't know what can be hard to say
That's a sign of a better time
You know now

The hours that go in front of me
Remind it how it used to be
And you down in the grass with me
The hours of choking century

I blame you
I thank you

Wasn't fit to have you
But I will never run and hide
I don't feel so bad
And then I will not apologize

I am fit to hang
And in the falling rain
And I meant to make it out tonight

The hours that go in front of me
Remind it how it used be
And you down in the grass with me
The hours of choking century

I blame you
I thank you

Yeah, you come to mind



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    General CommentThe "I blame you. I thank you." kills me everytime. I adore this song.
    IAmAClicheon April 17, 2005   Link
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    Song MeaningStanford White (November 9, 1853 — June 25, 1906) was an American architect and partner in the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White, the frontrunner among Beaux-Arts firms. He designed a long series of houses for the rich and the very rich, and various public, institutional, and religious buildings. His design principles embodied the "American Renaissance". In 1906 White was murdered by millionaire Harry Thaw, leading to a widely-reported trial.

    During the suggestive chorus song, "I Could Love a Million Girls," at the premiere performance of the musical revue Mam'zelle Champagne at the Madison Square Roof Garden (a building that White had designed 15 years previously), White was shot point blank in the face and killed by Harry Kendall Thaw. Thaw was the jealous millionaire husband of Evelyn Nesbit, a popular actress and artist's model, with whom White had a manipulative and sexual relationship when she was 16 (to his 47). The initial reaction was one of good cheer as elaborate party tricks amongst the upper echelon of New York Society were common at the time. However, when it became apparent that White was dead, hysteria ensued. William Randolph Hearst's newspapers sensationalized the murder, and it became known as the Trial of the Century.

    White was noted for his womanizing; he had a red velvet swing installed in an apartment where Nesbit and other girls "in varying degrees of undress" would entertain him, which became a focal point of press coverage of the trial. There are conflicting accounts of whether this swing was in the "Giralda" tower at the old Madison Square Garden, or in a nearby building on 24th Street.
    MOGottliebon June 07, 2012   Link
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    General CommentAh, my favorite French Kicks song.
    impacton December 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentsuch a good song.
    catchinstarson February 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLittle Adjustments:

    Wasn't having it all that day
    Having thought it was then is fine
    Don't know what can be hard to say, Oh oh oh
    Thats the sound of a better time
    You know now

    And the hours they go in front of me
    Remind it how it used to be
    And you down in the grass with me
    The hours of choking century
    I blame you
    I thank you
    I blame you

    Wasn't fit to have you
    But I will never run and hide
    I dont feel so bad and then I
    Will not apologize
    I'm fit to hang out in the falling rain
    But I'm meant to make it out tonight

    And the hours they go in front of me
    Remind it how it used to be
    And you down in the grass with me
    The hours of choking century
    I blame you
    I thank you
    I blame you
    I thank you

    Yeah you come to mind
    Yeah you come to mind
    Yeah you come to mind
    Yeah you come to mind

    Yeah you come to mind
    Yeah you come to mind
    Yeah you come to mind
    Yeah you come to mind
    Actorsarepretendingon October 25, 2009   Link

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