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

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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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#SLS for 11/17/19 ~ “I Thank You”

Jim gives us the prompts did/didn’t/do/does/doesn’t.

This Texas girl automatically thinks of the ZZ Top cover of “I Thank You”. ZZ Top was a favorite for a brief time. I remember once when my brother won their album Rio Grande Mud by being the 2nd caller with the right answer to a trivia question. The first caller actually got concert tickets.

My brother is the luckiest unlucky guy I know meaning he’s been through some tough times in his life. Still he almost always won any time he’d enter a contest or raffle even if not first place. I lost count of how many items he won off the radio 📻. He had a system and always got through. When I’d try, I’d get a busy signal. Every.Single.Time! 😂

“I Thank You” was written by Songwriters: David Porter / Isaac Hayes. ZZ Top covered it on their 1979 album: Degüello. This version of the song is the only one I ever knew. Super excited when that happens. Makes me happy when musicians appreciate each other. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Reminds me of the CMAs and the cross over blending of genres.

Here you go … lyrics within.

Here’s another example. I think it actually like it better. That keyboard 🎹. Those horns 🎷.

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#SLS for 11/10/19 ~ “If You Could Read My Mind”

I’m a bit behind today and feeling under the weather.  I hope that by taking it easy, I’ll feel well enough to go return to work tomorrow.  Lucky for me this hit over the weekend. Sarcastic yay!! As poorly I feel, I can’t pass on #SLS.  Music is medicinal.  Maybe I can listen this head cold and sore throat away.

Jim tells us our prompt for this week is Could/Might/Should/Would.  I picked Gordon Lightfoot’s “If You Could Read My Mind”.  Why?  Gordon’s voice is soothing and his words are deeply personal.  For more on this song, here is the wiki.  I hope you enjoy.

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#SLS Part Deuce for 11/3/19 ~ “Around the World”

We’ve had a banner day in the Dub household.  Reconnecting with family is always good.  D was a 90 baby when it came to musical tastes and while the Red Hot Chili Peppers was not a fave, “Around the World” Written by : Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, Michael ‘Flea’ Balzary and John Frusciante sprung to mind.  That and “Rooster” by Alice in Chains or anything Rob Zombie but the latter two didn’t fit the theme.  I decided to go in for part two of #SLS.  Love that funky base.  Lyrics within the video. Ping Back.

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#SLS for 11/3/19 ~ “If I Die Young”

Jim give us the prompts Around/Down/Sideways/Up.  I feel like that a lot y’all.  Today especially.  Happy heavenly birthday to D.  We celebrate his dash 11/3/65 – 7/2/16 with our parish turkey bingo.  Gone too soon, that’s for sure.  B hasn’t got over losing his brother yet as if he’s supposed.  There are no rules regarding grief except that there are no rules.

Boy did I have options.  My first thought was Stay by Rihanna Writer(s): Justin Parker, Mikky Ekko.  A moving ballad with lovely piano and the plea … around and around and around we go.  Then I moved on to Bad Day by Daniel Powter.  This song had both down and around.  Finally landing on If I Die Young by The Band Perry – Writer Kimberly Perry.

Before the video, here’s more about the song and meaning behind the lyrics:

The meaning of the song is simple … it’s about making the most of whatever time you are given, whether it’s 2 years or 20 years. … “Whatever time we’re given will be absolutely enough as long as we make the most of it”  ~ Kimberly Perry

Read More: The Meaning Behind The Band Perry’s ‘If I Die Young’ |

If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in a river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

Uh oh, uh oh

Lord make me a rainbow, I’ll shine down on my mother
She’ll know I’m safe with you when she stands under my colors, oh,
And life ain’t always what you think it ought to be, no
Ain’t even grey, but she buries her baby

The sharp knife of a short life, oh well
I’ve had just enough time

If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

The sharp knife of a short life, oh well
I’ve had just enough time

And I’ll be wearing white, when I come into your kingdom
I’m as green as the ring on my little cold finger,
I’ve never known the lovin’ of a man
But it sure felt nice when he was holdin’ my hand,
There’s a boy here in town, says he’ll love me forever,
Who would have thought forever could be severed by…

…the sharp knife of a short life, oh well?
I’ve had just enough time

So put on your best, boys, and I’ll wear my pearls
What I never did is done

A penny for my thoughts, oh, no, I’ll sell ’em for a dollar
They’re worth so much more after I’m a goner
And maybe then you’ll hear the words I been singin’
Funny when you’re dead how people start listenin’

If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a bed of roses
Sink me in the river at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

Uh oh (uh, oh)
The ballad of a dove (uh, oh)
Go with peace and love
Gather up your tears, keep ’em in your pocket
Save ’em for a time when you’re really gonna need ’em, oh

The sharp knife of a short life, oh well
I’ve had just enough time

So put on your best, boys, and I’ll wear my pearls.

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