Mellemspil

I musikkens hus er det mange rom – og i det rommet som er kjent som Country and Western har Hank Williams (1923-1953) en ganske spesiell plass. Flere av oss som ikke er helt unge, vil kanskje erindre at denne låten ble brukt i Peter Bogdanovichs film The Last Picture Show (1971), etter Larry McMurtrys roman med samme titel (1966). Filmen ligger i sin helhet på Youtube.

Well, why don’t you love me like you used to do
How come you treat me like a worn out shoe
My hair’s still curly and my eyes are still blue
Why don’t you love me like you used to do?

Ain’t had no lovin’ like a huggin’ and a kissin’
In a long, long while
We don’t get nearer or further or closer
Than a country mile.

ANNONSE

Why don’t you spark me like you used to do
And say sweet nothin’s like you used to coo
I’m the same old trouble that you’ve always been through
So why don’t you love me like you used to do?

Well, why don’t you be just like you used to be
How come you find so many faults with me
Somebody’s changed so let me give you a clue
Why don’t you love me like you used to do?

Ain’t had no lovin’ like a huggin’ and a kissin’
In a long, long while
We don’t get nearer or further or closer
Than a country mile.

Why don’t you say the things you used to say
What makes you treat me like a piece of clay
My hair’s still curly and my eyes are still blue
Why don’t you love me like you used to do?

ANNONSE