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I'm pretty far back on Louie, Louie. Anyway, here's a funny clip. Frankly, the part at the end could have been a little more nuanced, but I love this line.—You don't get what you want, not all the time. It's taken me years, in all things, to understand that. This is a one-shot deal. Sometimes they play your song—but you don't get to dance. It may not even be your song.

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