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You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory

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You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory

Post by Soulmonster on Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:46 am


YOU CAN'T PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND A MEMORY
Album:
The Spaghetti Incident?, 1993, track no. 11.

Written by:
Johnny Thunders.

Musicians:
Vocals: Duff McKagan
Acoustic Guitar: Duff McKagan
Bass: Duff McKagan
Drums: Duff McKagan
Lead & Rhythm Guitars: Richard Duguay
Background Vocals: Dizzy Reed, Duff McKagan, Eddie Huletz

Live performances:
'You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory' has to our knowledge never been played live but Duff has played it as part of his later repertoire. It was also used an an intro to the song Duff sang on the Not In This Lifetime tour in 2016.
Lyrics:
This one's for you Johnny

It doesn't pay to try
All the smart boys know why
It doesn't mean I didn't try
I just never know why

Feel so cold and all alone
Cause baby, you're not at home
And when I'm gone
Big deal, I'm still alone

Feel so restless, I am
Beat my head against a pole
Try to knock some sense
Down in my bones

And even though I don't show
The scars are so old

You can't put your arms around a memory
You can't put your arms around a memory
You can't put your arms around a memory
Don't try, don't try

You're just a bastard kid
And you got no name
Could you live with me
We're one and the same

And even though I don't show
The stars are so old

You can't put your arms around a memory
You can't put your arms around a memory
You can't put your arms around a memory
Don't try, don't try

Johnny
Yeah your memory
I wanna put my arms around your memory
I can try, I can try
Don't try
Come on

L.A.M.F.
Like a motherfucker

Yo Johnny
What color were her eyes?
Oh, she was wearing shades?
Fuck it


Quotes:
I didn't play on "Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory"[Guitar Player, January 1994]

[i]I didn't even play on the Johnny Thunders song cos I hated that little fucker! [Kerrang, March 1994].

'You Can't Put Your Arm Around A Memory' performed by Duff:



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Re: You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory

Post by hellobeatle on Fri May 27, 2011 3:09 am

Pretty sure Duff plays most of the instruments on this track.
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Re: You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory

Post by hellobeatle on Fri May 27, 2011 3:12 am

Found a youtube link for you too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZxM6n9-qxc
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Re: You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory

Post by Soulmonster on Fri May 27, 2011 3:16 am

Brilliant! I have updated this song now and will continue with the other Spaghetti songs which also lacks proper musicians' and lyrics info.
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Re: You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory

Post by Soulmonster on Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:51 pm

I've just added a quote that explains why Slash didn't lay on it...he hated Johnny Thunders.
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