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You Could Call Them Disturbing

If it's Thursday it's time for Mama Kat's (pretty much world famous) Writer's Workshop.  My prompt:

.3) But it's got a great beat! Tell us about a song you loved growing up even though the lyrics were ridiculous.

It's hard to justify my love for this song, other than the music and his voice made me love it.  But the lyrics, the lyrics are disturbing (ridiculous?) and I hope you don't think badly of me when I tell you the title of this song.  O.K. here it goes...

"Into The Night" by Benny Mardones  (http://youtu.be/2bpOBAwrFVw)

"She's just 16 years old, leave her alone', they said."   Now, there was never a time in my young life that I wanted to run away with an older man.  There's nothing that I can relate to in this song, it's just that his voice is SO COOL and I love the music.  That's it.  That's all.

I also loved Rizzo in Grease but I didn't want to act like her.  I loved how Sandy could change her look at the end of the movie but I never wanted to change how I looked so a boy would like me more.  (A point my mom made sure of after my 3rd viewing of the movie.)  I loved that Rizzo was a tough girl, which was completely different from my personality.  I wasn't going to change who I was, it was just fun to imagine that I could for 2 hours.

I remember my experiences in these situations when I'm hearing a song that my daughters like, or being told about a movie they love.  It's not that you're looking to change your life, you just want a really good beat.

Mama’s Losin’ It




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2 comments:

  1. Songs like that are pretty innocuous compared to ones like, "You Can Blow My Whistle," aren't they? I think when we hear songs from when we were young, we hear where we were when the song was popular and who we were with, not the actual words.

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    1. Oh geez, the "whistle" song! The radio can be a minefield of "Are we ready to talk about this subject?" questions.

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