#SLS for 01/19/20 ~ “Coconut”

Jim gives us the prompt to share a song written or sung by Tom, Dick, or Harry or a song with one or more of those names in the lyrics. Tom Petty immediately came to mind but that’s my usual. I decided to shakes things up with a simple search.

I had the good fortune to find Harry Nilsson. Here’s the wiki of his bio. Interesting stuff. Now to choose a song. Hard to decide given the wonderful options. Maybe I’ll just flip a coin? Heads it’s “Coconut” Lyrics within.

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#SLS for 1/12/20 ~ “The Middle”

Jim prompts us with Bottom/End/Middle/Side/Top. Where do I begin? Many interesting options. I had a bit of an ear worm with Queen’s “Fat Bottom Girls” but after last week’s simple search introduced me to something new, I opted to simple search again.

And while I found new stuff, none of those songs speak to me like this one. My anthem. Lyrics within. Hope you enjoy!

Performed by Jimmy Eat World. Writer: James Adkins. Here’s more info from the wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Middle_(Jimmy_Eat_World_song)

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#SLS for 1/5/20 ~ “Ooh La La”

Jim gives the prompt la. I’m stuck. So I went to YouTube and found this:

“Ooh La La”

Dial up my number now
Weaving it through the wire
Switch me on, turn me up
Don’t want it baudelaire
Just glitter lust
Switch me on, turn me up
I want to touch you
You’re just made for loveI need la la la la la la
I need ooh la la la la 
I need la la la la la la 
I need ooh la la la laCoils up and round me
Teasing your poetry
Switch me on, turn me up 
Oh child of Venus
You’re just made for loveI need la la la la la la
I need ooh la la la la 
I need la la la la la la 
I need ooh la la la la
I need la la la la la la
I need ooh la la la la 
I need la la la la la la 
I need ooh la la la laYou know I walk for days
I wanna waste some time
You wanna be so mean
You know I love to watch
I wanna love some more
It’ll never be the same
A broken heel like a heart
I’ll never walk again 
Yeah! 

I need la la la la la la
I need ooh la la la la 
I need la la la la la la 
I need ooh la la la la
I need la la la la la la
I need ooh la la la la 
I need la la la la la la 
I need ooh la la la la

Writer(s): Goldfrap Alison Elizabeth Margaret, Owen William Gregory

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#SLS for 12/29/19 Part Two ~ “Flagpole Sitta”

Since “Let’s Go Crazy” was at least a triplet today, I decide to post one of my backup choices.

Released in 1997, the year our Lulu was born … when MTV wasn’t in its heyday but not yet completely lost, I saw the video in the wee hours of the morning. More deets at the wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flagpole_Sitta

Without further delay, here’s “Flagpole Sitta” by Harvey Danger. Writers: Evan Sult, Aaron Huffman, Jeff Lin, and Sean Nelson. Lyrics within.

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For 12/29/19 ~ “Let’s Go Crazy”

Jim prompts us with crazy. Lots of songs to choose from. I immediately thought of Prince’s Let’s Go Crazy and thought why not? Even if there are duplicates. Before I change my mind, here you go:

https://youtu.be/aXJhDltzYVQ

That beginning line just grabs me and I’m hooked. I ❤️ Prince. One of my favorite vacations was going to Paisley Park with Lulu.Prince was the consummate artist. He collaborated with many in and outside his typical genre. A real life member of the community who‘d ride around on his bicycle. More deets at the wiki – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let%27s_Go_Crazy

“Let’s Go Grazy”
(from “Purple Rain” soundtrack)

Dearly beloved
We are gathered here today
To get through this thing called life

Electric word life
It means forever and that’s a mighty long time
But I’m here to tell you
There’s something else
The afterworld

A world of never ending happiness
You can always see the sun, day or night

So when you call up that shrink in Beverly Hills
You know the one – Dr Everything’ll Be Alright
Instead of asking him how much of your time is left
Ask him how much of your mind, baby

‘Cause in this life
Things are much harder than in the afterworld
In this life
You’re on your own

And if the elevator tries to bring you down
Go crazy – punch a higher floor

If you don’t like the world you’re living in
Take a look around you
At least you got friends

You see I called my old lady
For a friendly word
She picked up the phone
Dropped it on the floor
Uh uh was all I heard

Are we gonna let the elevator
Bring us down
Oh, no Let’s Go!

Let’s go crazy
Let’s get nuts
Let’s look for the purple banana
‘Til they put us in the truck, let’s go!

We’re all excited
But we don’t know why
Maybe it’s cause
We’re all gonna die

And when we do (When we do)
What’s it all for (What’s it all for)
You better live now
Before the grim reaper come knocking on your door

Tell me, are we gonna let the elevator bring us down
Oh, no let’s go!

Let’s go crazy
Let’s get nuts
Look for the purple banana
‘Til they put us in the truck, let’s go!

C’mon baby
Let’s get nuts
Yeah

Are we gonna let the elevator bring us down
Oh, no let’s go!
Go crazy

I said let’s go crazy (Go crazy)
Let’s go, let’s go
Go
Let’s go

Dr. Everything’ll be alright
Will make everything go wrong
Pills and thrills and dafodills will kill
Hang tough children

He’s coming
He’s coming
Coming

Take me away!

Writer: Prince Rogers Nelson

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#SLS for 12/22/19 ~ “Last Christmas”

Jim gives us Christmas/Holiday/Snowman as prompts. I’m deer in the headlights with choices. Instead of me deciding, I asked Lulu and without a beat she suggested “Last Christmas”. You’ve got it! Yay! Wham. More in the wiki https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_Christmas

On to the video with lyrics:

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#SLS for 12/15/19 ~ “Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On”

Jim gives us baby as the prompt. I’m not a big fan of the sappy. Pet names like baby, babe, honey, darling are ugh … to me. If you like that kind of lovely dovey then yay you. 😂 As you might imagine finding a song took some time. I finally landed on the following:

Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On
Mel McDaniel
Down on the corner by the traffic light
Everybody’s lookin’ as she goes by
They turn their heads and they watch her till she’s gone
Lord have mercy, baby’s got her blue jeans on
Up by the bus stop and across the street
Open up their windows to take a peek
Y’all she goes walking, rockin’ like a rollin’ stone
Heaven help us, baby’s got her blue jeans on
She can’t help it if she’s made that way
She’s not to blame if they look her way
She ain’t really tryin’ to cause a scene
It just comes naturally, Lord, the girl can’t help it
Well, up on main street by the taxi stand
There’s a crowd of people and a traffic jam
She don’t look back, she ain’t doin’ nothin’ wrong
Lord have mercy, baby’s got her blue jeans on
She can’t help it if she’s made that way
She’s not to blame if they look her way
She ain’t really tryin’ to cause a scene
It just comes naturally, aww, the girl can’t help it
Down on the corner by the traffic light
Everybody’s lookin’ as she goes by
They turn their heads and they watch her till she’s gone
Lord have mercy, baby’s got her blue jeans on
Heaven help us, baby’s got her blue jeans on
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Bob Mcdill
Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

#SLS for 12/8/19 ~ “Hot Legs”

Jim gives us prompts arm, elbow, legs, or knees. When I first saw the prompt, all I could think of was ZZ Top’s “Legs” but since I recently used a ZZ Top song, I went looking elsewhere.

That’s when I rediscovered “Hot Legs” by Rod Stewart. I had the album Foot Loose and Fancy Free which I played on a loop. I remember using my own money to buy it from Record Rendevous a mom and pop record store in McCreless Mall. I’ll never forget their window displays. The covers were works of art. The year before I’d bought A Night on the Town which was meant to be like an impressionist painting. Foot Loose was simply Rod’s cool self on the cover. Looking all Tubbs and Crockett in a light color suit. I loved every song on both those albums. Here’s the video. Lyrics within. Hope you enjoy.

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#SLS for 12/1/19 ~ “Green-Eyed Lady”

Jim gives us the prompts of Chin/Ears/Eyes/Face/Mouth/Nose.  My very first thought was “Hip, Hip, Chin, Chin” by Maxim Illion performed by Club des Belugas and the delightful dance by Lacey and Danny of So You Think You Can Dance fame.  I opted out of that song because there aren’t many lyrics.

The only ears song that came to mind was “Do Your Ears Hang Low?” and I was back in grade school.

Next eyes gave me almost too many to choose from but I finally opted for the 1970s gem “Green-eyed Lady” performed by Sugarloaf because I am one.  How full of myself is that?!?  Here are the song facts about the true green-eyed lady on which the song is based.  Lyrics within and come to think of it, this song is short on lyrics too.  Oh well.  Hope enjoy.

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#SLS for 11/24/19 ~ “Be Our Guest”

When Pony was three, I took him to his first movie – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.  He was so little, he could not keep the seat down.  My friend Julie was with me and he alternated between our laps and standing – holding tight to the seat back in front of us.  Years later he admitted the opening scene scared him … if you’ve seen it, it is very dark and stormy night.  But despite that something in the drama intrigued him.  And now 28 years later, the movie is still in his top 10.  For nostalgia more than anything else of course.  The song I picked was “Be Out Guest”  which fits the FEAST part of Jim’s theme Bounty/Dessert/Eat/Feast/Food/Hungry/Turkey prompt.  I took the easy route with lyrics within the video. Songwriters: Howard Elliott Ashman / Alan Menken.  Be Our Guest lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company.

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