22 January 2008

Where's St. George when you need him?

Seems that the dragon has bested all my son's knights. Too bad there isn't a St. George that goes with this set that we could get. Maybe if I just bought another knight and told my son he is St. George we wouldn't have a massacre on our hands all the time.

All I could think of when I saw this was that Bonnie Tyler song:

Where have all good men gone
And where are all the gods?
Where's the street-wise Hercules
To fight the rising odds?

Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
Late at night I toss and turn and dream of what I need

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life


gemoftheocean said...

Great post, I love the pic.

This lyric is from the Musical "Anyone can Whistle" the song is called "There won't be trumpets" and Bernadette Peter's blew the roof off Carnegie Hall when she sang:

"Those smug little men with their smug little schemes
They forgot one thing
The play isn't over by a long shot yet
There princes and heroes in the world
Princes and heroes in the world
and one of them will save us
Wait and see, Wait and see.

[song proper]
There won't be trumpets or bolts of fire to say he is coming.
No roman candles no angel's choir no sound of distant drumming.
He may not be the cavalier - tall and gracefull fair and strong
Doesn't matter just long as he comes along

But not with trumpets or lighting flashing
or shining armor.
He may be daring, he may be dashing
or maybe he's a farmer.
He can wait - what's another day?
He has lots of hills to climb.
And a hero doesn't come until the nick of time.

Don't look for trumpet or whistles tooting
to guarantee him.
There won't be trumpets, but sure as shooting
You'll know it when you see him.

Don't know where,
Don't know when.
And I can't even say that I care.
All I know is the minute you turn and he's suddenly there.
There won't be trumpets.
There are no trumpets.
Who needs trumpets?"

a Definite favorite of mine.

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Swiss Miss: Don't those lyrics sound like coming to a dissident parish near you?


swissmiss said...

I like BP's music, but she can kind of be irritating. I haven't even heard of that musical. Will have to google it and learn more.

And they are sooooo 80s! Big hair, Madonna-esque exposed corsets at Mass...sounds like a cool place to be...if you're in a bar.

Adrienne said...

I think the death of all the good guys shows definite anti-social and aggressive tendencies in your son. It should be nipped in the bud, post haste!! Counseling and psychotropic drugs are to be recommended. Some low level shock treatments (aversion therapy) might be helpful, too. Reading material should be confined to global warming and tomes on recycling with, perhaps, a few books on the dangers of over-population.

I'm so glad that my brother and I knew who to kill when we were children. LOL

gemoftheocean said...

The musical itself is very obscure. It only ran for nine performances. Lyrics and Music by By Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurents - it originally starred Angela Lansury.

The song was cut in previews but is a cabaret singer's favorite. BP OWNS this song in the recording I have. I do have a copy of the OCR (Original Broadway Cast) but BP's version of the song is far better than the what's on the CD release.

I'd have linked a B&Nobles or Amazon cut for you, but the pinheads who loaded in the CD forgot it was a "live" concert and didn't trim their cuts right. Dummies!


Laura The Crazy Mama said...

Oooooh, I always get chills when I hear that song. I especially like the version in Schreck II.

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

"One Tin Soldier" might also be appropo (for those of us around for the Vietnam War)