#SLS for 6/28/20

Today Jim gives us Cool/Freeze/Heat/Melt.  Nice!  I can definitely work with that.  I’m stuck in the 80s ultimately landing on “Freeze-Frame” written by Seth Justman and Peter Wolf for The J. Geils Band.

I still remember parts of a dance routine that we learned for this song.  Our outfits were splattered painters pants with neon green, pink, or orange tank tops.  Our dance teacher borrowed heavily from this video for costuming.  At the end, we made pyramids too just no paint. Cheesy but good times I tell ya!

Without further ado, here is the video:

Freeze frame

I could see it was a rough-cut Tuesday
Slow-motion weekdays stare me down
Her lipstick reflex got me wound
There were no defects to be found
Snapshot image froze without a sound

Thursday morning was a hot-flash factor
Her face still focused in my mind
Doo-dloo-dloo
Test-strip proofsheet love is hard to find

Doo-dloo-dloo
Friday night, we danced the spotlight grind
Doo-dloo-dloo
Stop time heart for me if she’s not mine

Freeze frame, freeze frame
Freeze frame, freeze frame
Freeze frame, freeze frame
Freeze frame, whoo, and I freeze

Now I’m looking at a flashback Sunday
Zoom lens feeling just won’t disappear
Doo-dloo-dloo
Close up, dark room, sweet talk in my ear

Doo-dloo-dloo
Her hot-spot love for me is strong
Doo-dloo-dloo
This freeze-frame moment can’t be wrong

Freeze frame, freeze frame
Freeze frame, freeze frame
Freeze frame, freeze frame
Freeze frame, whoo, and I freeze

Shoot, shoot – doo-dloo-dloo
Shoot, shoot – doo-dloo-dloo
Shoot, shoot – doo-dloo-dloo

Freeze frame, freeze frame
Freeze frame, freeze frame
Freeze frame, freeze frame
Freeze frame, whoo, and I freeze

Yeah

Freeze frame, oh yeah, freeze frame
If I could freeze frame, freeze frame, freeze frame
If I could freeze, she’s real, whoo, freeze frame
If I could freeze, she’s ahhh, freeze frame
If I could shoot, shoot – doo-dloo-dloo, freeze frame
If I could shoot, shoot – doo-dloo-dloo, freeze frame

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#SLS for 6/21/20

I went with a classic “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Seeing this video for the first time was freaky. Sort of Frankenstein esque except Kim Basinger is hardly a monster. Without further ado, here’s the video.

She grew up in an Indiana town
Had a good-lookin’ mama who never was around
But she grew up tall and she grew up right
With them Indiana boys on them Indiana nights

Well, she moved down here the age of eighteen
She blew the boys away, it was more than they’d seen
I was introduced and we both started groovin’
She said, “I dig you baby, but I got to keep movin’ on
Keep movin’ on”

Last dance with Mary Jane, one more time to kill the pain
I feel summer creepin’ in and I’m tired of this town again

Well, I don’t know, but I’ve been told
You never slow down, you never grow old
I’m tired of screwin’ up, tired of going down
Tired of myself, tired of this town

Oh, my my, oh, hell yes
Honey, put on that party dress
Buy me a drink, sing me a song
Take me as I come ’cause I can’t stay long

Last dance with Mary Jane, one more time to kill the pain
I feel summer creepin’ in and I’m tired of this town again

There’s pigeons down on Market Square
She’s standin’ in her underwear
Lookin’ down from a hotel room
The nightfall will be comin’ soon

Oh, my my, oh, hell yes.
You got to put on that party dress
It was too cold to cry when I woke up alone
I hit my last number, I walked to the road

Last dance with Mary Jane, one more time to kill the pain
I feel summer creepin’ in and I’m tired of this town again

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#SLS for 6/14/20

Today Jim prompts us with Jack or John. From memory, I thought the prompt was Jim or James. I landed on Jim Croce’s “Don’t Mess Around with Jim”. Then I read the host post, preparing to add my own and was all Scooby Doo ruh roh. I did a switch to search for Jack or John songs and landed on this gem, “Hit the Road Jack” written by Percy Mayfield and performed by Ray Charles. Charles made it one of his signature songs spending five weeks at #1 on the R&B sides chart.

Without further ado, lyrics within.

This song reminds me of the movie “Dream Team”. Movie probably couldn’t get made today. Making light of mental illness is no bueno. I’m sharing the clip a way. If I were on that road trip, I’d be the Peter Boyle character. He’s sings without abandon from the very back seat. That’s so Jilly. I had no memory of the World Trade Center reference. That was a bit surreal.

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#SLS for 6/7/20

Today Jim prompts us with Big/Large/Little/Small/Tall/Tiny. Boy that makes choosing difficult with all those options. Here I sit with analysis paralysis. At least listening through a selection has been mood lifting. Finally I went with “Long Tall Texan” written by Henry Strzelecki and first performed by The Four Flickers. We had this song on a 45. We’d each take turns picking the next song. My brother always picked this one.

I couldn’t find the Four Flickers version on You Tube so I picked the Kingsmen cover for the scratchy 45 sound. Without further ado; hope you enjoy

I’m a long tall Texan, I ride a big white horse
(He rides from Texas on a big white horse)
Well, I’m a long tall Texan, I ride a big white horse
(He rides from Texas on a big white horse)
Well, people look at me and say : ‘Oh Lord, oh Lord, is that your horse ?’

I’m a long tall Texan, I wear a ten-gallon hat
(He rides from Texas wearing a ten-gallon hat)
Well, I’m a long tall Texan, i wear a ten-gallon hat
(He rides from Texas wearing a ten-gallon hat)
Well, people look at me and say : ‘Oh Lord, oh Lord, is that your hat ?’

Oh, I’m a long tall Texan, I enforce justice for the law
(He rides from Texas to enforce the law)
Oh, I’m a long tall Texan, I enforce justice for the law
(He rides from Texas to enforce the law)
Well, people look at me and say : ‘Oh Lord, oh Lord, is you the law ?’

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#SLS for 5/17/20

Short and sweet, I’m using ordinal number 19th. Specially 19th Nervous Breakdown. Thank you Rolling Stones, Composers Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. I’m on the verge of a 20th breakdown hoping these tunes will keep me sane. Things are rotten in Denmark. I’m an emotional mess. With further ado, here you go, lyrics within:

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#SLS for 5/10/20

Today’s prompts are couples/us/together. Thanks Jim for being our host on this ride. A few tunes came to mind but I decided to conduct a search since nothing off the top of my head grabbed me. Blink. Two hours later and I still couldn’t decide. I was a kid in the candy store. Ear candy. Like Shrek making a candle with his ear wax. Ewww. That sounds gross. Ok. Time to land the plane. This isn’t stream of consciousness.

I finally settled on “Never Tear Us Apart” performed by INXS. Writer(s): Farriss Andrew Charles, Hutchence Michael Kelland. Here’s more on the song from the Wiki

Don’t ask me
What you know is true
Don’t have to tell you
I love your precious heart

I
I was standing
You were there
Two worlds collided
And they could never tear us apart

We could live
For a thousand years
But if I hurt you
I’d make wine from your tears

I told you
That we could fly
‘Cause we all have wings
But some of us don’t know why

I
I was standing
You were there
Two worlds collided
And they could never ever tear us apart

I
(Don’t ask me)
I was standing
(You know it’s true)
You were there
(Worlds collided)
Two worlds collided
(We’re shining through)
And they could never tear us apart

You
(Don’t ask me)
You were standing
(You know it’s true)
I was there
(Worlds collided)
Two worlds collided
(We’re shining through)
And they could never tear us apart

I
I was standing
You were there
Two worlds collided

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#SLS for 5/3/20

Short and sweet today. I picked Jose Cuervo written by Cindy Jordan and performed by Shelly West. However Mr. Cuervo isn’t my friend. I’m more of a vino gal. Heehee.

Well it’s Sunday Mornin’
And the sun in shinin’
In my eye that is open
And my head is spinnin’
Was the life of the party
I can’t stop grinnin’
I had too much Tequila last night

Jose Cuervo you are a friend of mine
I like to drink you with a little salt and lime
Did I kiss all the cowboys?
Did I shoot out the lights?
Did I dance on the bar?
Did I start a fight?

Now wait a minute
Things don’t look to familiar
Who is this cowboy
Who’s sleepin’ beside me?
He’s awful cute, but how’d I
Get his shirt on?
I had too much Tequila last night

Jose Cuervo you are a friend of mine
I like to drink you with a little salt and lime
Did I kiss all the cowboys?
Did I shoot out the lights?
Did I dance on the bar?
Did I start a fight?

All those little shooters
How I love to drink ’em down
Come on bartender
Let’s have another round [Modulates]
Well the music is playing
And my spirits are high
Tomorrow might be painful
But tonight we’re gonna fly

Jose Cuervo you are a friend of mine
I like to drink you with a little salt and lime
Every time we get together
I sure have a good time
You’re my friend
You’re the best
Mi amigo
(Tequila)

Jose Cuervo you are a friend of mine
I like to drink you with a little salt and lime
Did I kiss all the cowboys?
Did I shoot out the lights?
Did I dance on the bar?
Did I start a fight?

Jose Cuervo you are a friend of mine

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