#SLS for 8/2/20

Well I was stumped.  Jim gives us Acquire/Collect/Gather/Secure as prompts today.   Huh what?!?!  lol.  I had not a clue so I searched for synonym to acquire and the word GET pops right up.  From there I had tons of songs with get in the title or the lyrics or both.  A goldmine to chose from actually.  With all those choices, I’m not really sure why I picked “You Get What You Give” by the New Radicals – Writer(s): Gregory Aiuto, Richard W Jr Nowels.  The official video is trippy.   I assume it had to do with consumerism gone wild.  Here is what the wiki had to say.   Now without further ado, the song …

Wake up kids
We’ve got the dreamer’s disease
Age 14
We got you down on your knees
So polite,
We’re busy still saying please

Frienemies,
Who when you’re down ain’t your friend
Every night
We smash their Mercedes-Benz
First we run
And then we laugh ’til we cry

[Pre-chorus:]
But when the night is falling
You cannot find the light, light
You feel your dreams are dying
Hold tight

[Chorus:]
You’ve got the music in you
Don’t let go
You’ve got the music in you
One dance left
This world is gonna pull through
Don’t give up
You’ve got a reason to live
Can’t forget
We only get what we give

I’m comin’ home baby
You’re tops, give it to me now

Four A.M. we ran a miracle mile
We’re flat broke but hey we do it in style
The bad rich
God’s flying in for your trial

[Pre-chorus:]
But when the night is falling
You cannot find your friend (friend)
You feel your tree is breaking
Just bend

[Chorus]

This whole damn world can fall apart
You’ll be OK, follow your heart
You’re in harm’s way, I’m right behind
Now say you’re mine

[Chorus]

[Bridge:]
Don’t let go
I feel the music in you
Fly high
What’s real can’t die
You only get what you give
You’re gonna get what you give
(don’t give up)
Just don’t be afraid to live

Health insurance rip off lying
FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they’re multiplying
Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson,
Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson
You’re all fakes
Run to your mansions
Come around
We’ll kick your ass in!

Don’t let go
One dance left

[Unsaid lyrics from liner]
Championed by a soulless media misleading
People unaware they’re bleeding
No one with a brain is believing
It’s so sad you lost the meaning
Never knew it anyway
Human natures so predictable
I’m a fool to do your dirty work whoa, whoa

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15 thoughts on “#SLS for 8/2/20

  1. One of the members of the band was Danielle Brisebois who played Stephanie on the TV show All In The Family and on its spinoff Archie Bunker’s Place. She is in the video playing the keyboards. Great choice!

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      1. I don’t know any of these songs but a quick search on https://www.lyrics.com/ brought 12 artists that I do know who have songs with the word acquire in them. Risky by Iggy Pop, Mountain Woman The Kinks, Flash’s Confession
        The Kinks, Easily Lead Robert Plant, American Science Duran Duran, Sparrow on the Schoolyard Wall Jethro Tull, Lament Jim Morrison, That’s the Way It Goes George Harrison, Prologue Frank Zappa, Rush The Pharcyde, The Seven Rays Todd Rundgren, Brianstorm Arctic Monkeys and My Bad Side Sir Mix-A-Lot.

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