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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

License to thrill

This is a page from the third version of Technopagan Yearnings. There are some formatting differences. Originally published at www.neowayland.com/C1982366546/E20081203160533

Rattling the windows, singing in anticipation

Sometimes I shouldn't play the music too loud...

Jim Steinman is a songmaker, there's no other word for it. He's probably best known for collaborating with Meatloaf, and stars above that man could write.

He is a literate lyricist, and when his songs hit, they hit hard. I still remember my reaction to Making Love out of Nothing at All. Yes, I know I am dating myself, but just because I was one screwed up teen doesn't mean I was passionless.

He wrote a great number called Original Sin, which Taylor Dayne sang for the film The Shadow, a film that almost was. It had all the pieces, but didn't have them put together right. Anyway, this song was the sole reason I sprung for the six bucks when I saw the sound track album in the bargain bin at Wal Mart. When I am really down, it sometimes helps. When I drive at night and I play it, I have to use the cruise control or I go too fast.

Yes, I identify too closely with this song sometimes.

All I wanted was a piece of the night
I never gotta equal share
When the stars are all outside
And the moon is down
The natives are so restless tonight
All I needed was a spot in the light
Never had to get so dark
The natives are so restless tonight

All I needed was a spot in the light…
I’ve been looking for an original sin
One with a twist and a bit of a spin
And since I’ve done all the old ones
Till they’ve all been done in
Now I’m just looking
And I’m gone with the wind
Endlessly searching for an original sin…


But today I cranked it just because I could. And because my voice was good enough today to sing along and rattle the windows.

I'll never be a first rank singer. But I can be enthusiastic.

I’m applying for a license to thrill…
Going out on the edge…
Moving in for the kill
And there’ll be hell to pay someday…
Put it all on the bill…
Cause we’ll always be paying
And paying until…
We're beyond expiration…
With a license to thrill…


I'm meeting someone in a couple hours.

And why am I talking about this on a Pagan blog? Because sometimes raising energy works best the old way, one of the very original ways I'd say. The snake up through each of the chakras. Although those aren't the terms I used when I learned the techniques.

Truthfully I can't think of too much else Pagan related right now. I need an emotional kick in the pants and the lady always chooses.

Original Sin by Jim Steinman
Posted: Wed - December 3, 2008 at 04:05 PM

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