Monday, April 30, 2007

Song of the Day Explained

All righty, then. awannabe makes the front page because she left a comment on my Song of the Day post which requires a response and/or clarification about what the Song of the Day is. Here's what she had to say:
mmmkay, for us to relate to this you could find the lyrics and paste them into the post :-)
The Stones were before my time, man... besides, Mick Jagger's lips are too... mmm I don't know.
Content? She wants content? Not just obscure pronouncements about what people should or shouldn't whistle to themselves throughout the course of the day?

Well, here's the deal. The Song of the Day is not a recommendation. It's not something I'm trying to insert into people's heads. In fact, it's something I'd bloody well like to get out of my head. Cuz, you see, for about as long as I can remember, I've woken up in the morning with a tune, a melody, a short phrase or riff, running repeatedly through my mind. Pretty much every morning. Sometimes it lasts a good long while. Sometimes I forget almost immediately, like a dream. But I start off nearly every day with a song running through my head.

That's the Song of the Day.

In fact, this could be the subject of a meme.
What's the first thing that goes through yer head when you wake up in the morning? And if it ain't a song, how come? Eh? awannabe, you go first.

Lyrics don't necessarily matter. Cuz it's the melody or the riff (or maybe a horn line) that sticks. And, therefore, it's rarely going to be rap or hip-hop, cuz they suffer from a dearth of melody. On the other hand, the drum and bass pattern could ensnare me. Anyway...

awannabe wants the lyrics. Lyrics to a Rolling Stones song. All righty, then. But don't expect deep thoughts, kay? Here they are:

VERSE 1:
Well I never kept a dollar past sunset,
it always burned a hole in my pants.
Never made a school mama happy,
never blew a second chance on love.

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CHORUS
I need a love to keep me happy,
I need a love to keep me happy.
Baby, baby keep me happy.
Baby, baby keep me happy.
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VERSE 2:
Always took candy from strangers,
didn't wanna get me no trade.
Never want to be like papa,
working for the boss ev'ry night and day.

CHORUS
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VERSE 3:
Never got a flash out of cocktails,
when I got some flesh off the bone.
Never got a lift out of Lear jets,
when I can fly way back home.

CHORUS
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And don't worry if the next Song of the Day is some other obscure thing. In fact, it might be some original song that nobody's ever heard...yet. It's just the Song of the Day from the different view of Larry's Head.

BTW, it was Keith Richards, actually, who sang that song, not Mick
Jagger. As for Mick's lips, I dare say they served some useful purpose
over the years, altho I hesitate to speculate what that might have been.


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2 comments:

awannabe said...

All right, I understand the method to your madness now!! Thanks for sharing, and I like how you made the tape graphic. Where can I get one (question mark on my kepboard is not working.)

The song going through my head is Stevie Nicks, "I Miss You"

Don't ask me to explain.

awannabe said...

All right, I understand the method to your madness now!! Thanks for sharing, and I like how you made the tape graphic. Where can I get one (question mark on my kepboard is not working.)

The song going through my head is Stevie Nicks, "I Miss You"

Don't ask me to explain.

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