squeeze together tightly
When my fist
clenches, crack it open/
Before I use it and lose my cool/
When I smile, tell me some bad news/
Before I laugh and act like a fool-"Behind Blue Eyes"
generally incompetent and ineffectual
How you get a rude and a reckless?/
Don't you be so crude and a
feckless-"Rudie Can't Fail" The Clash
a noisy fight
The deal was made in Denmark on a dark and stormy day/
So he set out for Biafra to join the bloody
fray- "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner"
a small cheap ornament, knickknack, or piece of jewelry
She cracked one day at Cartier/
When things came to a head/
They put her
And wrapped her up instead-" Wish I Were Born in Beverly Hills"
so surprised or shocked as to be unable to speak
Treating me so cruel/
There you go/
with your fancy lies/
Leavin' me lookin'/
dumbstruck fool-"Jive Talkin'" Bee Gees
lacking spirit or liveliness
Languid and bittersweet-"Deacon Blues"
cause to separate and go in different directions
giving careful attention to detail
Perfume came naturally from Paris/
For cars she couldn't care less/
Fastidious and precise- "Killer Queen"
gather or bring together
musters a smile/
For his nostalgic tale/
Never coming near what he wanted to say/
Only to realize/
It never really was/- " What a Fool Believes"
brought low in spirit
The world of illusion is at my door
I ain't a-haulin' any of my lambs
to the marketplace anymore-"Tough Mama" Bob Dylan