Thirsty Merc – In the Summertime

Still hot here…..in the Summertime.

“In The Summertime”

I don’t have a job
I never liked them
I just wanna play in the sunshine

They say I was wrong
But I know better
I live my life like I’m dying

Gimme a chance
I’ll do my best to kick and scream and dance
When winter comes I’ll turn around

Take me back to the sweet times
The hot nights
Everything is gonna be alright
In the summertime
Baby, in the summertime
And even if I have to wait til next year
I don’t care
All I know is that I’ll meet you there
In the summertime
Baby, in the summertime
That is where I’ll be

I can’t complain
‘Cos I’m still breathing
There’s nobody breathing down my neck now

Gimme a go
Like an open furnace setting fire to snow
When winter comes I’ll ask the crowd

To take me back to the sweet times
The hot nights
Everything is gonna be alright
In the summertime
Baby, in the summertime
And even if I have to wait til next year
I don’t care
All I know is that I’ll meet you there
In the summertime
Baby, in the summertime
That is where I’ll be

So let me run
I’ll dream until my head weighs 16 tonnes
And when I wake sometime in June
I’ll say

Take me back to the sweet times
The hot nights
Everything is gonna be alright
In the summertime
Baby, in the summertime
And even if I have to wait til next year
I don’t care
All I know is that I’ll meet you there
In the summertime
Baby, in the summertime

Take me back to the sweet times
The hot nights
Everything is gonna be alright
In the summertime
Baby, in the summertime
And even if I have to wait til next year
I don’t care
All I know is that I’ll meet you there
In the summertime
Baby, in the summertime
Baby, in the summertime
Baby, in the summertime
That is where I’ll be

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Then and Now : Genesis / Disturbed – Land of Confusion.

One of my favorites by Genesis, with a video produced using puppets from the UK sketch show Spitting Image.  It was written by guitarist Mike Rutherford for their 1986 album Invisible Touch.

I must’ve dreamed a thousand dreams
Been haunted by a million screams
But I can hear the marching feet
They’re moving into the street.

Now did you read the news today
They say the danger’s gone away
But I can see the fire’s still alight
There burning into the night.

There’s too many men
Too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can’t you see
This is a land of confusion.

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth living in.

Ooh Superman where are you now
When everything’s gone wrong somehow
The men of steel, the men of power
Are losing control by the hour.

This is the time
This is the place
So we look for the future
But there’s not much love to go round
Tell me why, this is a land of confusion.

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth living in.

I remember long ago –
Ooh when the sun was shining
Yes and the stars were bright
All through the night
And the sound of your laughter
As I held you tight
So long ago –

I won’t be coming home tonight
My generation will put it right
We’re not just making promises
That we know, we’ll never keep.

Too many men
There’s too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can’t you see
This is a land of confusion.

Now this is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth fighting for.

This is the world we live in
And these are the names we’re given
Stand up and let’s start showing
Just where our lives are going to.

This song was also covered by Disturbed.  Though the song was originally written in the Eighties, very little has changed.  Released on the 2 October 2006 from the album Ten thousand fists.

 

The Corrs – Breathless

Had a bonza Christmas day…and now I am winding down with a cold beer and some music.  So, decided to share a favorite on this most festive day.  The Corrs – Breathless.

 

“Breathless”

Go on go on
Leave me breathless
Come on [echo…]

Hey… yeah…

The daylight’s fading slowly
The time with you is standing still
I’m waiting for you only
The slightest touch and I feel weak
I cannot lie, from you I cannot hide
And I’m losing the will to try
Can’t hide it (can’t hide it), can’t fight it (can’t fight it)

So go on, go on, come on, leave me breathless
Tempt me, tease me, until I can’t deny
This loving feeling (loving feeling)
Make me long for your kiss
Go on (go on), go on (go on)
Yeah…
Come on
Yeah…

And if there’s no tomorrow
And all we have is here and now
I’m happy just to have you
You’re all the love I need somehow
It’s like a dream
Although I’m not asleep
And I never want to wake up
Don’t lose it (don’t lose it), don’t leave it (don’t leave it)

So go on, go on, come on, leave me breathless
Tempt me, tease me, until I can’t deny
This loving feeling (loving feeling)
Make me long for your kiss
Go on (go on), go on (go on)
Yeah…
Come on [echo…]

[Guitar’s solo] Yeah-ie, yeah, yeah-ie, yeah…

And I can’t lie
From you I cannot hide
And I’ve lost my will to try
Can’t hide it (can’t hide it), can’t fight it, (can’t fight it)

So go on, (go on) go on, (go on), come on, leave me breathless
Tempt me, tease me, until I can’t deny
This loving feeling (loving feeling) Make me long for your kiss

Go on, (go on) go on, (go on) come on, leave… me breathless
Go on, (go on) go on, (go on) come on, leave… me breathless
Go on, (go on) go on, (go on) come on, leave… me breathless
Go on… go on!

Bucko and Champs – Deck the shed with bits of Wattle.

Deck the sheds with bits of wattle*, fa la la la, la la la la,
Whack some gum leaves in a bottle, fa la la la, la la la la la,
All the shops are open Sundies, fa la la la, la la la la,
Buy you Dad some socks and undies, fa la la la, la la la la la.

Deck the sheds with bits of gumtree, fa la la la, la la la la,
Hang the deco’s off the plum tree, fa la la la, la la la la la,
Plant some kisses on the missus, fa la la la, la la la la,
Have a ripper Aussie Christmas, fa la la la, la la la la la.

 

Say g’day to friends and rellies, fa la la la, la la la la,
Wave them off with bulging bellies, fa la la la, la la la la la,
Kids and babies, youngies, oldies, fa la la la, la la la la,
May your fridge be full of coldies, fa la la la, la la la la la.

Chop the wood and stoke the barbie, fa la la la, la la la la,
Ring the folks in Abudabe**, fa la la la, la la la la la,
Pop the stuffing in the turkey, fa la la la, la la la la,
Little Mary’s feeling ercky***, fa la la la, la la la la la.

Rally rally round the table, fa la la la, la la la la,
Fill your belly while you’re able, fa la la la, la la la la la,
Joyce and Joaney, Dave and Darryl, fa la la la, la la la la,
Sing an Aussie Christmas carol, fa la la la, la la la la la.

 

Glam Rock – Sherbet : Howzat.

 

Nothing beats a live performance, where the band and the singers are doing it without the lip sync and actually playing their instruments.  This is Sherbet’s hit “Howzat” performed in 1976, the era of Glam Rock in Australia.  The song was popular to many due to the fact the song used a cricket term, to say that the lover had been found out.

The phrase “Howzat!” was used by bowlers in cricket, to ask the umpire if they had bowled a batsman out.  1977 – 1978, was the age of the World Series Cricket series in Australia, and so this song was played relentlessly over that Summer.

You told me I was the one
The only one who got your head undone
And for a while I believed the line that you spun

But I’ve been looking at you
Looking closely at the things you do
I didn’t see it the way you wanted me to

How, how, howzat?
You messed about
I caught you out, howzat?

Now that I found where you’re at
It’s goodbye
Well, howzat? It’s goodbye

You only came for a smile
Even though you’re really not my style
I didn’t think that you’d run me ’round
Like you do

How, how, howzat?
You messed about
I caught you out, howzat?

Now that I found where you’re at
It’s goodbye
Well, howzat? It’s goodbye, aha
Oh yeah, oh yeah

Well, I’ve been looking at you
(I’ll tell you what I see)
Looking closely at the things you do
(No, you can’t fool me)
I didn’t see it the way you wanted me to

How, how, howzat?
You messed about
I caught you out, howzat?
Now that I found where you’re at
It’s goodbye

Howzat? You messed about
I caught you out, howzat?

Now that I found where you’re at
It’s goodbye
Well howzat? Goodbye
Oh yeah, oh yeah

Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah
Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah
Aah