Posted by: mylifeofcrime | July 6, 2022

Song of the Day: Pink Houses by John Mellencamp

Pink Houses

There’s a black man with a black cat
Livin’ in a black neighborhood
He’s got an interstate
Runnin’ through his front yard
You know he thinks that he’s got it so good
And there’s a woman in the kitchen
Cleanin’ up the evenin’ slop
And he looks at her and says, hey darlin’
I can remember when you could stop a clock

Oh, but ain’t that America
For you and me
Ain’t that America
Something to see, baby
Ain’t that America
Home of the free, yeah
Little pink houses
For you and me
Oooh, yeah
For you and me

Well, there’s a young man in a t-shirt
Listenin’ to a rockin’ rollin’ station
He’s got greasy hair, greasy smile
He says, Lord this must be my destination
‘Cause they told me when I was younger
Said boy, you’re gonna be president
But just like everything else
Those old crazy dreams
Just kinda came and went

Oh, but ain’t that America
For you and me
Ain’t that America
Something to see, baby
Ain’t that America
Home of the free, yeah
Little pink houses
For you and me
Oooh, little baby
For you and me

[Instrumental Interlude]

Well, there’s people and more people
What do they know, know, know
Go to work in some high rise
And vacation down at the Gulf of Mexico
Ooh, yeah
And there’s winners and there’s losers
But they ain’t no big deal
‘Cause the simple man, baby
Pays for thrills
The bills the pills that kill

Oh, but ain’t that America
For you and me
Ain’t that America
Something to see, baby
Ain’t that America
Home of the free, yeah
Little pink houses
For you and me
Oooh
Ooooh, yeah…

Posted by: mylifeofcrime | July 5, 2022

Song of the Day: Games People Play by The Alan Parsons Project

Games People Play

Where do we go from here, now that all of the children are growin’ up?
And how do we spend our lives if there’s no one to lend us a hand?

[Bridge]
I don’t wanna live here no more, I don’t wanna stay
Ain’t gonna spend the rest of my life quietly fading away

[Chorus 1]
Games people play, you take it or you leave it
Things that they say are not right
If I promised you the moon and the stars, would you believe it?
Games people play in the middle of the night

[Modified Intro]
Where do we go from here, now that all of the children have grown up?
And how do we spend our time knowing nobody gives us a damn?

[Bridge]
I don’t wanna live here no more, I don’t wanna stay
Ain’t gonna spend the rest of my life quietly fading away

[Chorus 2]
Games people play, you take it or you leave it
Things that they say just don’t make it right
If I’m telling you the truth right now, do you believe it?
Games people play in the middle of the night

[Chorus 1]
Games people play, you take it or you leave it
Things that they say are not right
If I promise you the moon and the stars, would you believe it?
Games people play in the middle of the night

[Chorus 2]
Games people play, you take it or you leave it
Things that they say just don’t make it right
If I’m telling you the truth right now, do you believe it?
Games people play in the middle of the night

Posted by: mylifeofcrime | July 4, 2022

Song of the Day: America by Neil Diamond *Happy 4th of July*

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America

Far,
We’ve been traveling far
Without a home
But not without a star

Free,
Only want to be free
We huddle close
Hang on to a dream

On the boats and on the planes
They’re coming to America
Never looking back again,
They’re coming to America

Home
Don’t it seem so far away
Oh, we’re traveling light today
In the eye of the storm
In the eye of the storm

Home
To a new and a shiny place
Make our bed and we’ll say our grace
Freedom’s light burning warm
Freedom’s light burning warm

Everywhere around the world
They’re coming to America
Ev’ry time that flag’s unfurled
They’re coming to America

Got a dream to take them there
They’re coming to America
Got a dream they’ve come to share
They’re coming to America

They’re coming to America
They’re coming to America
They’re coming to America
They’re coming to America
Today, Today,
Today, Today, Today

My country ’tis of thee (today)
Sweet land of liberty (today)
Of thee I sing (today)
Of thee I sing
Today, Today, Today
Today, today, today……

Posted by: mylifeofcrime | July 3, 2022

Song of the Day: She’s A Beauty by The Tubes

The Tubes

She’s A Beauty

Step right up and don’t be shy,
because you will not believe your eyes.
She’s right here behind the glass
and you’re gonna like her,
’cause she’s got class.
You can look inside another world.
You get to talk to a pretty girl.
She’s everything you dream about…
but don’t fall in love…
She’s a beauty —
one in a million girls,
she’s a beauty.
Why would I lie?
Why would I lie?
You can say anything you like,
but you can’t touch the merchandise.
She’ll give you every pennies worth,
but it will cost you a dollar first.
You can step outside your little world.
You can talk to a pretty girl.
She’s everything you dream about…
but don’t fall in love…
She’s a beauty —
one in a million girls,
she’s a beauty.
Why would I lie?
Why would I lie?

Posted by: mylifeofcrime | July 2, 2022

Song of the Day: No One Is To Blame by Howard Jones

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No One Is To Blame

You can look at the menu but you just can’t eat
You can feel the cushions but you can’t have a seat
You can dip your foot in the pool but you can’t have a swim
You can feel the punishment but you can’t commit the sin

And you want her
and she wants you
We want everyone
And you want her
and she wants you
No one, no one, no one ever is to blame

You can build a mansion but you just can’t live in
You’re the fastest runner but you’re not allowed to win
Some break the rules
And live to count the cost
The insecurity is the thing that won’t get lost

And you want her
and she wants you
We want everyone
And you want her
and she wants you
No one, no one, no one ever is to blame

You can see the summit but you can’t reach it
It’s the last piece of the puzzle but you just can’t make it fit
Doctor says you’re cured but you still feel the pain
Aspirations in the clouds but your hopes go down the drain

And you want her
and she wants you
We want everyone
And you want her
and she wants you
No one, no one, no one ever is to blame
No one ever is to blame
No one ever is to blame

Posted by: mylifeofcrime | July 1, 2022

Song of the Day: Everytime You Go Away by Paul Young

Paul Young

Every Time You Go Away

Hey!, If we can solve any problem
Then why do we lose so many tears
Oh, and so you go again
When the leading man appears
Always the same thing
Can’t you see, we’ve got everything goin’ on and on and on

Every time you go away you take a piece of me with you
Every time you go away you take a piece of me with you

Go on and go free, yeah
Maybe you’re too close to see
I can feel your body move
It doesn’t mean that much to me
I can’t go on sayin’ the same thing
Just can’t you see, we’ve got everything do you even know
We know

Every time you go away you take a piece of me with you, oh
Every time you go away you take a piece of me with you

I can’t go on sayin’ the same thing
‘Cause baby, can’t you see, we’ve got everything goin’ on
And On and on

Every time you go away you take a piece of me with you
Every time you go away you take a piece of me with you

Posted by: mylifeofcrime | June 30, 2022

Song of the Day: Would I Lie To You by The Eurythmics

I absolutely love this song! Annie Lennox has such a strong voice. She is also a huge supporter of women’s rights and such a good role model for young women. This is my favorite Eurythmics song, but honestly, I love all of their music.

Would I Lie To You

Would I lie to you?
Would I lie to you honey?
Now would I say something that wasn’t true?
I’m asking you sugar
Would I lie to you?

My friends – know what’s in store.
I won’t be here anymore.
I’ve packed my bags
I’ve cleaned the floor.
Watch me walkin’.
Walkin’ out the door.

(Believe me – I’ll make it make it)

Tell you straight – no intervention.
To your face – no deception.
You’re the biggest fake.
That much is true.
Had all I can take.
Now I’m leaving you

(Believe me – I’ll make it make it)

[Chorus repeats]

(Watch me – watch me! Ooh yea)

Posted by: mylifeofcrime | June 28, 2022

Song of the Day: Drive by The Cars

Drive

Who’s gonna tell you when it’s too late
Who’s gonna tell you things aren’t so great

You can’t go on thinking nothing’s wrong
Who’s gonna drive you home tonight?

Who’s gonna pick you up when you fall
Who’s gonna hang it up when you call
Who’s gonna pay attention to your dreams
Who’s gonna plug their ears when you scream

You can’t go on thinking nothing’s wrong
Who’s gonna drive you home tonight?

Who’s gonna hold you down when you shake
Who’s gonna come around when you break

You can’t go on thinking nothing’s wrong
Who’s gonna drive you home tonight?

You know you can’t go on thinking nothing’s wrong
Who’s gonna drive you home tonight?

Posted by: mylifeofcrime | June 27, 2022

Song of the Day: Hot in the City by Billy Idol

Hot In The City

Stranger, stranger, stranger, stranger

It’s hot here at night, lonely, black and quiet
On a hot summer night
Don’t be afraid of the world we made
On a hot summer night

‘Cause when a long-legged lovely walks by
Yeah you can see the look in her eye
Then you know that it’s

[Refrain]
Hot in the city, hot in the city tonight, tonight
Hot in the city, hot in the city tonight, tonight

Stranger, stranger

For all the dreams and schemes,
people are as they seem
On a hot summer night
Don’t be no fun, don’t forget you’re young
On a hot summer night

A sometime someone you’re not
Don’t wait to see what you got
‘Cause you know that you’re

[Refrain]

We’ll walk until my feet drop
I’m a train when I’m hateful
Yeah, lay right down now
And ride until your head breaks
I’m a-walkin’ ’til my brain pops
I will move with the beat now
I’m a chain ’round an A-bomb
I’m a ribbon in the heat now
New York!

[Refrain, repeat to fade]

The Edge Of Heaven

I would lock you up
But I could not bear to hear you
Screaming to be set free
I would chain you up
If I’d thought you’d swear
The only one that mattered was me, me, me
I would strap you up
But don’t worry baby
You know I wouldn’t hurt you ‘less you wanted me to

It’s too late to stop
Won’t the heavens save me?
My daddy said the devil looks a lot like you

You take me to the edge of heaven
Tell me that my soul’s forgiven
Hide you baby’s eyes and we can…
You take me to the edge of heaven
One last time might be forever
When the passion dies –
It’s just a matter of time before my heart is
Looking for a home

I’m like a maniac, at the end of the day
I’m like a doggie barking at your door
So come take me back to the place you stay
And maybe we can do it once more

You say I’m dangerous
But don’t worry baby
I get excited at the things that you do
And there’s a place for us in a dirty movie
‘Cos no-one does it better than me and you

You take me to the edge of heaven
Tell me that my soul’s forgiven
Hide your baby’s eyes and we can…
You take me to the edge of heaven
One last time might be forever
Please don’t tell me lies
It’s just a matter of time before my heart is
Looking for a home

I ain’t got no more worries
I’m gonna spend some times with you
Loving you takes such courage
And don’t you think that I know it

You take me to the edge of heaven
You tell me that my soul’s forgiven
Hide your baby’s eyes and we can…
You take me to the edge of heaven
One last time might be forever
Don’t you tell me lies, because believe me baby
One day you’ll wake up on your own.

I ain’t got no more worries
I ain’t got no more time for you
Loving you takes such courage
Everyone’s got their eyes on you
I ain’t got no more worries
I ain’t got no more time for you
Loving you takes such courage
And don’t you think that I know it

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