Lyrics for the Day – Don’t Get Me Wrong

Another great one from Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders

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Don’t get me wrong
If I’m looking kind of dazzled
I see neon lights
Whenever you walk by

Don’t get me wrong
If you say hello and I take a ride
Upon a sea where the mystic moon
Is playing havoc with the tide
Don’t get me wrong

Don’t get me wrong
If I’m acting so distracted
I’m thinking about the fireworks
That go off when you smile

Don’t get me wrong
If I split like light refracted
I’m only off to wander
Across a moonlit mile

Once in awhile
Two people meet
Seemingly for no reason
They just pass on the street
Suddenly thunder
Showers everywhere
Who can explain the thunder and rain
But there’s something in the air

Don’t get me wrong
If I come and go like fashion
I might be great tomorrow
But hopeless yesterday

Don’t get me wrong
If I fall in the ‘mode of passion’
It might be unbelievable
But let’s not say so long
It might just be fantastic
Don’t get me wrong

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More Lyrics for the Day – Everything I Own

OK, they were a bit too sweet and syrupy but there is something in the lyrics…

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You sheltered me from harm
Kept me warm
Kept me warm
You gave my life to me
Set me free
Set me free
The finest years I ever knew
Were all the years I had with you

And I would give anything I own
Give up my life, my heart, my home
I would give everything I own
Just to have you
Back again

You taught me how to love
What it’s of
What it’s of
You never said too much
But still you showed the way
And I knew from watching you
Nobody else could ever know
The part of me that can’t let go

And I would give anything I own
Give up my life, my heart, my home
I would give everything I own
Just to have you
Back again

Is there someone you know
You’re loving them so
But taking them all for granted
You may lose them one day
Someone takes them away
And they don’t hear the words you long to say

I would give anything I own
Give up my life, my heart, my home
I would give everything I own
Just to have you
Back again
Just to touch you
Once again

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Lyrics for the Day – Celluloid Heroes

One of many great Kinks songs largely forgotten

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Everybody’s a dreamer
And everybody’s a star
And everybody’s in movies
It doesn’t matter who you are
 
There are stars in every city
In every house and on every street
And if you walk down Hollywood Boulevard
Their names are written in concrete
 
Don’t step on Greta Garbo
As you walk down the Boulevard
She looks so weak and fragile
That’s why she tried to be so hard
But they turned her into a princess
And they sat her on a throne
But she turned her back on stardom
Because she wanted to be alone
 
You can see all the stars as you walk down Hollywood Boulevard
Some that you recognize
Some that you’ve hardly even heard of
People who worked and suffered and struggled for fame
Some who succeeded and some who suffered in vain
 
Rudolph Valentino
Looks very much alive
And he looks up ladies’ dresses
As they sadly pass him by
 
Avoid stepping on Bela Lugosi
Because he’s liable to turn and bite
But stand close by Bette Davis
Because hers was such a lonely life
 
If you covered him with garbage
George Sanders would still have style
And if you stamped on Mickey Rooney
He would still turn round and smile
 
But please don’t tread on dearest Marilyn
‘Cos she’s not very tough
She should have been made of iron or steel
But she was only made of flesh and blood
 
You can see all the stars as you walk down Hollywood Boulevard
Some that you recognize
Some that you’ve hardly even heard of
People who worked and suffered and struggled for fame
Some who succeeded and some who suffered in vain
 
Everybody’s a dreamer
And everybody’s a star
And everybody’s in show biz
It doesn’t matter who you are
And those who are successful
Be always on your guard
Success walks hand in hand with failure
Along Hollywood Boulevard
 
I wish my life was a non-stop Hollywood movie show
A fantasy world of celluloid villains and heroes
Because celluloid heroes never feel any pain
And celluloid heroes never really die
 
You can see all the stars as you walk down Hollywood Boulevard
Some that you recognize
Some that you’ve hardly even heard of
People who worked and suffered and struggled for fame
Some who succeeded and some who suffered in vain
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Playlist for the Day – C’MON

This is an old Dr. Reptile Theme CD resurrected without editing. Why would I want to do that? Come on!

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C’mon – Poco
Come On, Let’s Go – Los Lobos
Come On Back To Bowling Green – Pat Haney
People C’mon – Delta Spirit
C’mon If You’re Comin’ – NRBQ
Come On – The Rolling Stones
C’mon Everybody – Eddie Cochran
Come On Let’s Go – Chuck Dallis
Come On, Let’s Go – Ritchie Valens
C’mon And Swim – Bobby Freeman
Come On Down To My Boat – Every Mother’s Son
Come On – Tommy Roe
Come On Now – The Kinks
C’Mon – Guster
C’mon, C’mon, C’mon – Paul Westerberg
Come On And Say It – The Grass Roots
Come On In – Sam & Dave
Come On Down – Dingoes
Come On Down – Jenny Scheinman
Come On, Get In – KT Tunstall
Come On-A My House – Rosemary Clooney
C’mon Marianne – Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons
Come On Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners
Come On Get Higher – Matt Nathanson
C’mon C’mon – Sheryl Crow
Come On, Sheila – Zachary Richard

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Lyrics for the Day – Windy

A great old Chicago group got one of their classics played on Music Choice – Adult Alternative today

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Who’s peeking out from under a stairway
Calling a name that’s lighter than air?
Who’s bending down to give me a rainbow?
Everyone knows it’s Windy

Who’s tripping down the streets of the city
Smiling at everybody she sees?
Who’s reaching out to capture a moment?
Everyone knows it’s Windy

And Windy has stormy eyes
That flash at the sound of lies
And Windy has wings to fly
Above the clouds
Above the clouds

Who’s tripping down the streets of the city
Smiling at everybody she sees?
Who’s reaching out to capture a moment?
Everyone knows it’s Windy

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Lyrics for the Day – Hickory Wind

This is the song that really got me into “country-rock” as it was described back in the day. I remember playing it on my college AM channel as I was training to be a big Saturday night FM DJ. I just heard the Gillian Welch version and it brought back the memories.

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In South Carolina
There are many tall pines
I remember the oak tree
That we used to climb
But now when I’m lonesome
I always pretend
That I’m getting the feel
Of hickory wind
 
I started out younger
At most everything
All the riches and pleasures
What else could life bring?
But it makes me feel better
Each time it begins
Callin’ me home
Hickory wind
 
It’s hard way to find out
That trouble is real
In a far away city
With a far away feel
But it makes me feel better
Each time it begins
Callin’ me home
Hickory wind
Keeps callin’ me home
Hickory wind
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Playlist for the Day — SUMMERtime

Over a foot of snow and still coming down…

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Summertime, Summertime – The Jamies
Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran
Schools Out For Summer – Alice Cooper
Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
Cruel Summer – Bananarama
Summer In The City – The Lovin’ Spoonful
Hot Fun In The Summer Time – Sly & The Family Stone
The Boys Of Summer – Don Henley
Suddenly Last Summer – The Motels
American Life In The Summertime – Francis Dunnery
Looking For The Summer – Chris Rea
Summer Side Of Life – Gordon Lightfoot
Summer Song – Chad & Jeremy
Summer Wine – Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood
Summer Wind – Frank Sinatra
Summer Breeze – Seals and Croft
Hot Summer Day – It’s A Beautiful Day
All Summer Long – The Beach Boys
In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry
Summertime – Billy Stewart
Summer Time – Janis Joplin
Never Dreamed You’d Leave In Summer – Three Dog Night
Theme From A Summer Place – Percy Faith And His Orchestra
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