Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Skydive naked from an aeroplane

Did I ever think Motley Crue would be nominated for a Grammy award?

Oh hell no.

It happened.

And all a guy had to do was write about the day he died. Nikki Sixx, my future ex-husband, died in 1987 during a heroin overdose. He was brought back to life by paramedics, spend a few hours in the hospital, came to, pulled all the IV plugs out of his arms, got up and walked out of the hospital.

I think he even hitched a ride home with two girls who were sitting in vigil outside.

The song is ribald, tongue-in-cheek and the video is shot at the legendary Whisky-a-Go-Go, where Motley Crue first made their mark on the music scene.

Almost 20 years later for his side project, Sixx A.M., Sixx wrote about his death again ... this time striking a more profound tone. He penned: You can't breathe until you choke/You gotta laugh when you're the joke/There's nothing like a funeral to make you feel alive.

You'll find Life Is Beautiful, a brilliant song, at the bottom of this post. Don't miss it. Play it. Lean back into your chair, listen to the words and let the riffs fill your brain.



When I get high
I get high on speed
Top fuel funny car's
A drug for me

My heart, my heart
Kickstart my heart

Always got the cops
Coming after me
Custom built bike
Doing 103

My heart, my heart
Kickstart my heart

Ooh, are you ready girls?
Ooh, are you ready now?

Ooh, yeah
Kickstart my heart
Give it a start
Ooh, yeah, baby

Ooh, yeah
Kickstart my heart
Hope it never stops
Ooh, yeah, baby

Skydive naked
From an aeroplane
Or a lady with a
Body from outerspace

My heart, my heart
Kickstart my heart

Say I got trouble
Trouble in my eyes
I'm just looking for
Another good time

My heart, my heart
Kickstart my heart

Yeah, are you ready girls?
Yeah, are you ready now?

Ooh, yeah
Kickstart my heart
Give it a start
Ooh, yeah, baby

Ooh, yeah
Kickstart my heart
Hope it never stops
Ooh, yeah, baby

Kickstart my heart

When we started this band
All we needed, needed was a laugh
Years gone by
I'd say we've kicked some ass

When I'm enraged
Or hittin' the stage
Adrenaline rushing
Through my veins
And I'd say we're still kickin' ass

Ooo, ahh
Kickstart my heart
Hope it never stops
And to think, we did it all of this to rock

Ooh, yeah
Kickstart my heart
Give it a start
Ooh, yeah, baby

Ooh, yeah
Kickstart my heart
Hope it never stops
Ooh, yeah, baby

Ooh, yeah
Kickstart my heart
Hope it never stops
Ooh, yeah, baby

Ooh, yeah
Kickstart my heart
Give it a start
Ooh, yeah

Life Is Beautiful

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