#SLS for 9/22/19 ~ “Short Skirt, Long Jacket”

Jim gives us the prompts of Clothing/Hat/Pants/Scarf/Shirt/Shoes/Tie.  I picked Short Skirt Long Jacket by Cake.  No real reason.  Just because.  Hope you enjoy.

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“Short Skirt / Long Jacket”

I want a girl with a mind like a diamond
I want a girl who knows what’s best
I want a girl with shoes that cut
And eyes that burn like cigarettes

I want a girl with the right allocations
Who’s fast and thorough
And sharp as a tack
She’s playing with her jewelry
She’s putting up her hair
She’s touring the facility
And picking up slack

I want a girl with a short skirt and a lonnnng jacket……

I want a girl who gets up early
I want a girl who stays up late
I want a girl with uninterrupted prosperity
Who uses a machete to cut through red tape
With fingernails that shine like justice
And a voice that is dark like tinted glass

She is fast and thorough
And sharp as a tack
She’s touring the facility
And picking up slack

I want a girl with a short skirt and a lonnnnng…. lonnng jacket

I want a girl with a smooth liquidation
I want a girl with good dividends
At Citibank we will meet accidentally
We’ll start to talk when she borrows my pen

She wants a car with a cupholder arm rest
She wants a car that will get her there
She’s changing her name from Kitty to Karen
She’s trading her MG for a white Chrysler LeBaron

I want a girl with a short skirt and a lonnnnggggggggg jacket

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: John Mccrea
Short Skirt Long Jacket lyrics © Stamen Music
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#SLS for 9/15/19 ~ “House of the Rising Sun”

I’m going to start adding #SLS for better locating in the netherworld.  I’ve heard hashtags are passe but who knows?  Only the Shadow, least of all me. Bwhahaha

Jim our host with the most gives us Floor/House/Roof/Walls as prompts for today.  I picked “House of the Rising Sun” and I think there could be doubles or triples but I’m not looking at anyone else’s until later this morning.  Enjoy!

Lyrics
There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun,
And it’s been the ruin of many a poor boy.
And God, I know I’m one.
My mother was a tailor.
She sewed my new blue jeans.
My father was a gamblin’ man
Down in New Orleans.
Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and a trunk.
And the only time that he’s satisfied
Is when he’s on a drunk.
Oh mother tell your children
Not to do what I have done,
To spend your life in sin and misery
In the House of the Rising Sun.
With one foot on the platform
And the other foot on the train,
I’m going back to New Orleans
To wear that ball and chain.
There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun,
And it’s been the ruin of many young poor boys.
And god, I know I’m one.
The Animals
Songwriters: ALAN PRICE
The House of the Rising Sun lyrics © Emi Music Publishing, Beechwood Music Corp., Ole Cantaloupe Music, HANSEATIC MUSIKVERLAG GMBH & CO KG, KEITH PROWSE MUSIC PUBLISHING CO LTD, SONY/ATV SONGS LLC OBO COLUMBIA PICTURES MUSIC GROUP

 

For 9/8/19 ~ “Will It Go Round In Circles”

Jim gives us Bird/Fly/Sky/Wing.  For me, there is only one choice.  Three of the four words are in the song.

When I hear it again, I am reminded of sneaking cigarettes with my brother Jimbo Pete and our cousin Sandra Ann.  I was way too young to be smoking but I was a copy cat tag along.  Our moms were out and we had my aunt’s place to ourselves.

We turned on the stereo … played the album this song is on … loud … very loud.  Sandy got a saucer from the cabinet to use as our ashtray.  We took turns sitting by the kitchen window so we could blow smoke through the screen to keep from getting caught.  Then came the Dentine gum.  Ha!  Funny where my mind took me.

I’m amazed I didn’t get addicted.  Despite this small attempt at rebellion, I can count the number of cigarettes I have smoked in my lifetime on one hand.

I could’ve or maybe should’ve written about the music.  Why did Billy and Bruce write this song?  To me though, I’d rather write about how songs make me feel.  Today I’m grooving and singing along.  Feeling happy!!  Remembering the good ole days.  Now to the music, I hope you enjoy!!

“Will It Go Round In Circles”
I’ve got a song, I ain’t got no melody
I’ma gonna sing it to my friends
I’ve got a song, I ain’t got no melody
I’ma gonna sing it to my friends

Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?

I’ve got a story, ain’t got no moral
Let the bad guy win every once in a while
I’ve got a story, ain’t got no moral
Let the bad guy win every once in a while

Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?

I’ve got a dance, I ain’t got no steps, no
I’m gonna let the music move me around
I’ve got a dance, I ain’t got no steps
I’m gonna let the music move me around

Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?

Well
Well
Well
Well

Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?

I’ve got a song, I ain’t got no melody
I’ma gonna sing it to my friends
I’ve got a song, I ain’t got no melody
I’ma gonna sing it to my friends

Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?

Go round in circles
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky?
Will it go round in circles?
Will it fly high like a bird up in the sky? Woo…

Writer(s): BILLY PRESTON, BRUCE FISHER

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For 9/1/19 ~ “Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy”

Jim gives us Cowboy/Gun/Hat/Horse/Western.  I’m mixing my loves – music and dance.  From Dancing with the Stars a few years back – the routine for the song “Save a Horse, Ride A Cowboy”.  If memory serves, Drew won that season. If not, he should have won!

“Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)”
[Intro]
DUM-DE-DE-DUM, DE-DE-DUM-DE-DE-DUM, DE-DAA-DAAAAA
DUM-DE-DE-DUM, DE-DE-DUM-DE-DE-DUM, DE-DAA-DAA-DAA-DAA-DAAAA!

Well, I walk into the room
Passing out hundred dollar bills
And it kills and it thrills like the horns on my Silverado grill
And I buy the bar a double round of crown
And everybody’s getting down
An’ this town ain’t never gonna be the same.

[Chorus:]
Cause I saddle up my horse
and I ride into the city
I make a lot of noise
Cause the girls
They are so pretty
Riding up and down Broadway
on my old stud Leroy
And the girls say
Save a horse, ride a cowboy.
Everybody says
Save a horse, Ride a cowboy

Well I don’t give a dang about nothing
I’m singing and Bling-Blinging
While the girls are drinking
Long necks down!
And I wouldn’t trade ol’ Leroy
or my Chevrolet for your Escalade
Or your freak parade
I’m the only John Wayne left in this town

And I saddle up my horse
and I ride into the city
I make a lot of noise
Cause the girls
They are so pretty
Riding up and down Broadway
on my old stud Leroy
And the girls say
Save a horse, ride a cowboy.
Everybody says
Save a horse, Ride a cowboy

[Spoken:]
I’m a thourough-bred
that’s what she said
in the back of my truck bed
As I was gettin’ buzzed on suds
Out on some back country road.
We where flying high
Fine as wine, having ourselves a big and rich time
And I was going, just about as far as she’d let me go.
But her evaluation
of my cowboy reputation
Had me begging for salvation
all night long
So I took her out giggin frogs
Introduced her to my old bird dog
And sang her every Wilie Nelson song I could think of

And we made love
And I saddled up my horse
and I ride into the city
I make a lot of noise
Cause the girls
They are so pretty
Riding up and down Broadway
on my old stud Leroy
And the girls say
Save a horse, ride a cowboy.
Everybody says
Save a horse, Ride a cowboy

What? What?
Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy
Everybody says
Save a Horse Ride a cowboy.

Writer(s): JOHN RICH, KENNY ALPHIN

For 8/25/19 ~ “Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight”

Jim gives us the prompts of – Dream/Lullaby/Sleep.  I am feeling sentimental and wanted something sweet.  Here goes nothing … Enjoy!!

“Golden Slumbers”
Once, there was a way to get back homeward
Once, there was a way to get back home
Sleep, pretty darling, do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby

Golden slumbers fill your eyes
Smiles awake you when you rise
Sleep, pretty darling, do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby

Once, there was a way to get back homeward
Once, there was a way to get back home
Sleep, pretty darling, do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby

Boy, you gotta carry that weight
Carry that weight a long time
Boy, you gonna carry that weight
Carry that weight a long time
I never give you my pillow
I only send you my invitation
And in the middle of the celebrations
I break down
Boy, you gotta carry that weight
Carry that weight a long time
Boy, you gotta carry that weight
You’re gonna carry that weight along time

Writer(s): LENNON JOHN WINSTON, MCCARTNEY PAUL JAMES

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For 8/11/19 ~ “Man on the Moon”

Jim says our prompt for August 11, 2019 is a song that includes somebody famous in it.  Hmm.  Define famous.  Like in my own mind?  LOL.

How about this song?

REM’s 1992 hit “Man on the Moon” began as a tribute to Andy Kaufman’s performances and included other famous folks … Mott the Hoople, Elvis, Newton, Moses, Charles Darwin … Lyrics within.

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For 8/4/19 ~ “As Days Go By”

Jim is really knocking it outta the park with his prompt selections.  Last week we popped pop corn and listened to songs from various movies.  Now we are moving to TV-Land.

As a TV-a-holic, I had more songs to choose from than I knew what do to with.  I almost posted a compilation of by the decade TV theme songs but then I said to myself – Self you CAN make a decision.  Doesn’t have to be perfect.

Hmm.  Decisions, decisions!  Would I go favorite show or favorite lyrics?  Which decade? As I searched, I landed on this beauty.  This show was a Friday night favorite originally part of ABCs TGIF (Thanks Goodness It’s Funny) line-up before being picked up by CBS.

“As Days Go By,” was written by Jesse Frederick, Bennett Salvay and Scott Roeme and performed by Frederick.  Fun fact this song was the 2nd theme song replacing Louis Armstrong’s “It’s A Wonderful World” which only aired for the first five shows in season one. Here is a WIKI with all your Family Matters details.

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For 7/28/19 ~ “You’re Welcome”

Jim gives us the prompt of a song featured prominently in a movie.  I was like huh?  Deer in the headlights.  Until I asked the brain trust aka the fam.  They offered the following from Disney’s Moana.  Snappy, has a beat, and you can dance to it.  lol

Here is a WIKI link for more details.

Lyrics:
OK, OK

I see what’s happening, yeah
You’re face-to-face with greatness and it’s strange
You don’t even know how you feel
It’s adorable!
Well, it’s nice to see that humans never change

Open your eyes, let’s begin
Yes, it’s really me
It’s Maui! Breathe it in
I know it’s a lot:
The hair, the bod!
When you’re staring at a demigod

What can I say except “You’re welcome”
For the tides, the sun, the sky?
Hey, it’s OK, it’s OK. You’re welcome
I’m just an ordinary demi-guy!

Hey, what has two thumbs and pulled up the sky
When you were waddling yea high?
This guy!
When the nights got cold, who stole you fire from down below?
You’re looking at him, yo!

Oh, also I lassoed the sun
—You’re welcome—
To stretch your days and bring you fun
Also, I harnessed the breeze
—You’re welcome—
To fill your sails and shake your trees

So what can I say except “You’re welcome”
For the islands I pulled from the sea?
There’s no need to pray, it’s OK
You’re welcome
I guess it’s just my way of being me

You’re welcome, you’re welcome
Well, come to think of it

Kid, honestly I could go on and on
I could explain every natural phenomenon
The tide, the grass, the ground
Oh, that was Maui just messing around
I killed an eel, I buried its guts
Sprouted a tree, now you’ve got coconuts
What’s the lesson? What is the take-away?
Don’t mess with Maui when he’s on the break-away
And the tapestry here in my skin
Is a map of the victories I win
Look where I’ve been. I make everything happen
Look at that mean mini Maui just tickety-tappin’!
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, hey!

Well, anyway, let me say you’re welcome!
For the wonderful world you know
Hey, it’s OK, it’s OK. You’re welcome!
Well, come to think of it, I gotta go

Hey, it’s your day to say you’re welcome!
‘Cause I’m gonna need that boat
I’m sailing away, away. You’re welcome!
‘Cause Maui can do everything but float
You’re welcome, you’re welcome

And thank you!

Songwriter: Lin Manual Miranda

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For 7/21/19 ~ “We’ve Only Just Begun”

Today Jim, by way of Paula’s suggestion gives us Wedding/Marry/Diamond/Ring/Cake as prompts.

I will say as I looked for songs I became a bit irritated.  I had never noticed how misogynistic some of the  traditional wedding songs can be.  Poor little girl waiting for someone to rescue her.  Of course I am currently reading a book that is deeply affecting me and how I view society.  Makes me want to run off into the woods somewhere.  Away from all the noise and expectations.   But enough of that.  Time to move along.

I picked “We’ve Only Just Begun” sung here by the Carpenters.  While the prompt words are not explicitly part of the lyrics, a marriage is often seen as a new beginning.  Plus there is a hint at wedding from these lyrics:

White lace and promises.  A kiss for luck and we’re on our way.

Full Lyrics
We’ve only just begun to live
White lace and promises
A kiss for luck and we’re on our way
(We’ve only begun)
Before the risin’ sun, we fly
So many roads to choose
We’ll start out walkin’ and learn to run
(And yes, we’ve just begun)
Sharing horizons that are new to us
Watching the signs along the way
Talkin’ it over, just the two of us
Workin’ together day to day
Together
And when the evening comes, we smile
So much of life ahead
We’ll find a place where there’s room to grow
(And yes, we’ve just begun)
Sharing horizons that are new to us
Watching the signs along the way
Talkin’ it over, just the two of us
Workin’ together day to day
Together
Together
And when the evening comes, we smile
So much of life ahead
We’ll find a place where there’s room to grow
And yes, we’ve just begun
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Paul Williams / Roger Nichols
We’ve Only Just Begun lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Tratore
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