Born in the U. We've got magic to do, just for you We've got miracle plays to play We've got parts to perform, hearts to warm Kings and things to take by storm As we go along our way — "Magic to Do," Pippin From the Magic Rat to "magic in the night" to Magic Street, Bruce Springsteen is no stranger to the conjuring arts. For decades, his concerts have been described as feats nothing short of miraculous, and he has discussed his own songwriting in terms of a magical act: Now he does it again.
The long meandering story was not expected to be popular and instead Yankovic wanted to compose a song "that's just going to annoy people for 12 minutes", making it feel like an "odyssey" for the listener after making it through to the end.
One day while listening to the radio, he hears about a contest in which contestants "guess the number of molecules on Leonard Nimoy 's butt". He wins the contest, only being off by three.
The grand prize is a first class one-way ticket to Albuquerque. During the flight, three of the engines burn out, causing the plane to crash and explode, killing everyone on board except him.
He finds himself crawling, while carrying all of his belongings, until he reaches his destination. He rents a hotel, taking his time to relax until someone knocks.
Although he asks multiple times who it is, he receives no answer.
When he finally opens the door himself, he's greeted by a "big, fat hermaphrodite with a Flock of Seagulls haircut and only one nostril", who rushes in and grabs his prized possession: The two engage in a fight, only for the man to escape with his snorkel. He vows to stop at nothing until the mysterious man gets what he deserves, but then decides to buy some doughnuts first.
Upon driving to the local doughnut shop, he finds that they have run out of almost everything except for a box of rabid weasels. He purchases the box, only for the weasels inside to latch on and bite his face.
As he runs around town screaming for help, he runs into a woman named Zelda, who points out the weasels on his face. The two fall in love, marry, buy a house, and have children. One night, after Zelda asks him about joining the Columbia Record Clubhe freaks out on her and they break up, never to see each other again.
Shortly afterwards he gets his dream job and makes employee of the month when extinguishing a grease fire using his own face. This incident reminds him of a separate anecdote when he spots a man named Marty trying to carry a big couch up a flight of stairs.
He asks if Marty needs help, to which Marty replies, "No, I want you to cut off my arms and legs with a chainsaw. Marty then points out that his remark was sarcasm, but Al questions how he was supposed to know.
This reminds him of yet another incident in which a man tells him he "hasn't had a bite in three days". He responds by biting his jugular vein, but believes he "just can't take a joke" when he doesn't laugh.
At this point, Al loses his train of thought, and reveals that the point he was attempting to make was his hatred for sauerkraut. He ends the song by attempting to give advice to the listener, claiming that no matter how hard life is, there's "still a little place called Albuquerque".
Recording and performance[ edit ] At the end of the song around He's cracking up because of the stupid chord he played at the end of the song. During the guitar solo of the third chorus, Yankovic sometimes introduces West eagerly, but West plays " Mary Had a Little Lamb " instead of the real solo.
Yankovic acts disappointed, and West walks away acting ashamed."Albuquerque" is the last song of "Weird Al" Yankovic's Running with Scissors album.
At 11 minutes and 22 seconds, it is the longest song Yankovic has ever released on any of his official studio albums. It's been seven hours and fifteen days since you took your love away: added on 9/11/ One of the most important characteristics the Almanac attempts to maintain is objectivity.
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So who narrates the #BeastieBoysBook audio edition? Mike D, Ad-rock and a cast of more than 40 people will chip in! The audio book will also be available Tuesday, Oct. 30th wherever you get . "Albuquerque" is the last song of "Weird Al" Yankovic's Running with Scissors album. At 11 minutes and 22 seconds, it is the longest song Yankovic has ever released on any of his official studio albums.
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