No Phone

The previous post got me thinking about the uniquely enjoyable challenge of pairing song lyrics with a particular image. Holly is a serious Springsteen fan and was, I’m sure, ecstatic about the prospect of throwing some of the Boss’s words into a post. The lyrics of my personal long-standing guilty pleasure, AC/DC, don’t lend themselves quite as easily to urbex pairing, consisting as they do primarily of grunted braggadocio and affirmations of sexual virility.
But, as a theme of our recent outing to a former military installation was phones, I went with Cake’s No Phone to go with an image of a derelict telephone switchboard. Feel free to enhance your viewing with the video here.

Shaking, quaking
Waking me when I’m asleep
Never lets me go too deep
Summons me with just one beep
The price we pay is steep

I’ve been on fire
Yet I still stay frozen
So deep in the night
My smooth contemplations will always be broken
My deepest concerns will stay buried and unspoken
No, I don’t have any change but here’s a few subway tokens

No phone, no phone
I just wanna be alone today
No phone, no phone
No phone, no phone
I just wanna be alone today
No phone, no phone


5 responses

  1. Great pairing. This is also a hobby of mine. Love the switchboard photo.

    March 20, 2015 at 6:23 am

  2. It’s almost unbelievable to think someone’s full-time job used to be to sit there and direct calls. Then the machines came and stole our jobs. Bastards.

    Fantastic photo again TR, I like the different perspective in each of your shots.

    March 22, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    • Thanks! Don’t forget elevator operators, too.

      March 22, 2015 at 7:28 pm

      • Seriously. Talk about an industry that had more than it’s fair share of ups and downs.


        March 22, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      • *groan*

        March 22, 2015 at 8:02 pm

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