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Fighting Blindly and Burritos

Post by iriemama » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:59 am

What's the deal with these two songs? Same tune, diff lyrics... except for the reference to ronnie skankin...
Does anyone know the connection or if there's a story behind this?

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Re: Fighting Blindly and Burritos

Post by infix » Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:37 pm

Fighting Blindly was an original song by Brad recorded in 1986, ten years before Burritos was released on the self titled CD. They took the same melody from Fighting Blindly and rerecorded it with different lyrics for the release on the self titled.

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Re: Fighting Blindly and Burritos

Post by Smith » Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:08 pm

Fighting Blindly is my favorite song.

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Re: Fighting Blindly and Burritos

Post by iriemama » Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:11 am

Infix - thanx for the info. That's kind of what I figured but I'm always curious if there's an even deeper meaning behind certain things. Fighting Blindly is my favorite song right now. I listen to it over and over. I've been a fan for years and just when I think I've heard every song a million times, I re-discover a song like fighting blindly and it just speaks to me.
I can't tell you how much this band has impacted my life over and over. Whether it's a song that's playing on the radio or in my head while I'm going through something or the 40 oz to freedom cd on repeat in my car on a long road trip, Sublime has been a soundtrack for so much of my life. I just lost my husband to a heroin overdose a couple months ago. He was one year younger than Brad when he died - 27 - and even had the badfish tattoo on his arm. Sublime was there with us through so many of our ups and downs. And it's what gets me through the days sometimes. Right now I have over 100 tracks on my mp3 player and sometimes I just put it on shuffle and crank it in the house when no one's there. Great fucking therapy, let me tell ya.
I'm sure somewhere out there, Brad knows what his lyrics and emotion in his music has done for people like me and my husband. And on some level, I totally feel like my Luke is out there somewhere kickin it with Brad, telling stories of his wife and son (we have a son named Jacob too - not intentional on the name, just a crazy coincidence... no dogs named Lou though) and smokin' a fattie for all of us down here still pushin through life on earth.
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Re: Fighting Blindly and Burritos

Post by surfer_ed » Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:17 am

Sorry for your loss, mama.
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Re: Fighting Blindly and Burritos

Post by cornerstone27 » Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:00 pm

ronnie skankin is a reference to regan, i believe

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Re: Fighting Blindly and Burritos

Post by surfer_ed » Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:50 pm

cornerstone27 wrote:ronnie skankin is a reference to regan, i believe


Really? I was thinking more along the lines of Ron Jeremy.
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Re: Fighting Blindly and Burritos

Post by infix » Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:43 am

surfer_ed wrote:
cornerstone27 wrote:ronnie skankin is a reference to regan, i believe


Really? I was thinking more along the lines of Ron Jeremy.


No, it's definitely about Regan, cause there's a line in the song that goes "look at the soviets and regan, fighting blindly" or something like that.

and Irie Mama- thanks for writing that... I'm sorry for your loss... if you'd like some more rare Sublime songs to listen to, you can ask some of us here at the spot to send them to you through aim, or you can use an archived version of the sublimearchives. If you'd like the most recent link to that, let me know.

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Re: Fighting Blindly and Burritos

Post by iriemama » Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:10 pm

infix - that would be awesome if you could send me that link. Thank you so much.

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Re: Fighting Blindly and Burritos

Post by infix » Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:09 pm

Here's one of the most recent links to it-

http://web.archive.org/web/20060209004945/http://www.sublimearchive.com/audio-sublime.php


and also, you seem like you would be interested in the Rewind Selector bootleg... I think it's still available for download at this one.

http://www.sublemon.com/members/songs_by_album.php3

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Re: Fighting Blindly and Burritos

Post by surfer_ed » Thu May 24, 2007 6:52 pm

infix wrote:
surfer_ed wrote:
cornerstone27 wrote:ronnie skankin is a reference to regan, i believe


Really? I was thinking more along the lines of Ron Jeremy.


No, it's definitely about Regan, cause there's a line in the song that goes "look at the soviets and regan, fighting blindly" or something like that.

and Irie Mama- thanks for writing that... I'm sorry for your loss... if you'd like some more rare Sublime songs to listen to, you can ask some of us here at the spot to send them to you through aim, or you can use an archived version of the sublimearchives. If you'd like the most recent link to that, let me know.


And what is skanking?
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