Music Monday: Smooth Night + Matching with Alex

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Original graphic by The Tattooed Book Geek

“Move-In” week has me strapped for time and mental fortitude. I went through several potential odd and unusual choices for today before deciding that the minuscule amount of band information that I could glean from the internet for each song would only drive me even crazier than this busy day already had. So instead I shall brew a cup of tea, sit back, and put on an album to indulge my inner Lizzbian once more with a track from “Nightlife”, the first album recorded by Thin Lizzy’s more iconic line-up of Phil Lynott, Brian Downey, Brian Robertson, and Scott Gorham.

This title track easily invokes images of twinkling city lights and suave night-owls flocking here and there as they enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the streets under lamp light or groove and gab in one of the local pubs. Out of all the hard ‘n’ heavy songs that the band produced, “Nightlife” remains among my Top 5 favorites both for how much it stands out from the crowd with its slow, methodical build and for the high level of charismatic groove that is put on display by the whole band.

Music Matching with Alex!

Weekly challenge: find or share a song that you know that either has a matching title, theme, or other details. The more matches, the better! Make them clear, make them oddly specific, or make them obscure, it’s yours! Musicians welcome! To enter, simply either leave a link to your match as a comment with a few words (More words, if you like.) or add a Pingback to your post and I’ll scuttle over to see what you’ve come up with. 😀

The night life’s for me.

They say that the night life
They say it ain’t no good life
But it’s my life

I’ve been a gambler
I’ve been a thief
And most of my good friends
They don’t hold with my belief

They say that the night life
They say it ain’t no good life
Oh but buy you know that it’s my life

And if you’ve had troubles
If you’ve felt them woes
I don’t have to tell you
How this whole world is so low

Hey now baby
It can drive you crazy
Oh but baby
Baby, the night life’s for me

Just one more time
I’ll hit the road
And I want to thank you
I want to thank the Lord

For that old night life
Some say it ain’t no good life
But baby, baby
There ain’t nothing like this night life

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