My Top Ten Song List – Number 4.

 

Who could forget the sing along scene in Almost famous, when the band sang this song and there was a sense of unity once more.  Tiny Dancer by Elton John is my pick for my top ten song, number four.  It’s just such a beautiful ballad with Elton’s talent as a piano man showing through.  I do remember though, that there was another version with Tony Danza instead of Tiny Dancer sung instead.  :3

Elton John : Tiny Dancer.

 

 

“Tiny Dancer”

 

Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band
Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you’ll marry a music man
Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she’s in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand

Jesus freaks out in the street
Handing tickets out for God
Turning back she just laughs
The boulevard is not that bad

Piano man he makes his stand
In the auditorium
Looking on she sings the songs
The words she knows the tune she hums

But oh how it feels so real
Lying here with no one near
Only you and you can hear me
When I say softly slowly

Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today

Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today

Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band
Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you’ll marry a music man
Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
And now she’s in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand

But oh how it feels so real
Lying here with no one near
Only you and you can hear me
When I say softly slowly

Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today

Hold me closer tiny dancer
Count the headlights on the highway
Lay me down in sheets of linen
You had a busy day today

 

KC and the Sunshine Band – Please don’t go.

Its a week of classics, and love ballads from me.  This one is sure to bring back some memories.  KC and the Sunshine band’s “Please don’t go.”

I love you
Hey

Babe, I love you so
I want you to know
That I’m goin’ to miss your love
The minute you walk out that door

So please don’t go, don’t go
Don’t go away
Please don’t go, don’t go
I begging you to stay

If you leave, at least in my lifetime
I’ve had one dream come true
I was blessed to be loved
By someone as wonderful as you

So please don’t go, don’t go
Don’t go away
Please don’t go, don’t go
I begging you to stay

Hey, hey, hey
Yeah

Babe, I love you so
I, I want you to know
That I’m goin’ to miss your love
The minute you walk out that door

So please don’t go, don’t go
Don’t go away

Hey, hey, hey, I need your love
I’m down on my knees
Beggin’ please, please, please
Don’t go, don’t you hear me, baby
Don’t leave me now, oh, no, no, no, no
Please don’t go, I want you to know
That I, I, I, love you so

Don’t leave me, baby
Please don’t go

 

Boz Scaggs – Lido Shuffle.

A classic rock song, that just came to mind after playing some old CD in the car.

Boz Scaggs – Lido Shuffle.  Enjoy!!  ~RB~

Lido missed the boat
That day he left the shack
But that was all he missed
And he ain’t comin’ back

At a Tombstone bar
In a juke-joint car he made a stop
Just long enough
To grab a handle off the top

Next stop Chi-town, Lido put the money down, let her roll
He said, “One more job oughta get it
One last shot ‘fore we quit it
One for the road”

Lido, whoa oh, oh, oh
He’s for the money, he’s for the show
Lido’s a waitin’ for the go

Lido, whoa oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
He said, “One more job oughta get it
One last shot ‘fore we quit it
One more for the road”

Lido be runnin’,
Havin’ great big fun ’til he got the note
Sayin’, ‘Toe the line or blow’
And that was all she wrote

He be makin’ like a beeline
Headin’ for the borderline, goin’ for broke
Sayin’, “One more hit oughta do it
This joint, ain’t nothin’ to it
One more for the road”

Lido, whoa oh, oh, oh
He’s for the money, he’s for the show
Lido’s a waitin’ for the go

Lido, whoa oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
One more job oughta get it
One last shot, and we quit it
One more for the road

Lido, whoa oh, oh, oh
He’s for the money, he’s for the show
Lido’s a waitin’ for the go
Lido, whoa oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

 

AC/DC – JailBreak

Some classic rock today.  This film clip was one of the first music videos created by Countdown in 1976.  Before MTV, before the rise of videos as a medium for music, this was truly a first.  Filmed in an old quarry in the Melbourne town of Albion, near Sunshine.  (Not far from where I was born).  🙂    Enjoy!  ~RB~

 

Jailbreak” is track #1 on the album ’74 Jailbreak. It was written by Scott, Patrick John.

There was a friend of mine on murder
And the judge’s gavel fell
Jury found him guilty
Gave him sixteen years in hell
He said “I ain’t spending my life here
I ain’t living alone
Ain’t breaking no rocks on the chain gang
I’m breakin’ out and headin’ home

Gonna make a jailbreak
And I’m lookin’ towards the sky
I’m gonna make a jailbreak
Oh, how I wish that I could fly

All in the name of liberty
All in the name of liberty
Got to be free

Jailbreak, let me out of here
Jailbreak, sixteen years
Jailbreak, had more than I can take
Jailbreak, yeah

He said he’d seen his lady being fooled with
By another man
She was down and he was up
He had a gun in his hand
Bullets started flying everywhere
And people started to scream
Big man lying on the ground
With a hole in his body
Where his life had been
But it was –

All in the name of liberty
All in the name of liberty
I got to be free

Jailbreak, jailbreak
I got to break out
Out of here

Heartbeats they were racin’
Freedom he was chasin’
Spotlights, sirens, rifles firing
But he made it out
With a bullet in his back

Oz classic – Dragon : I’m still in love with you.

 

It’s Friday night.  Time for some Aussie/Kiwi classics from the vault!  This classic is by the band Dragon.  “I’m still in love with you.”  Gotta love the 70’s retro fashions.  Enjoy!

Ducked downtown in a local bar
Drinking rum and smoking tar
People there really put you down
Ooh babe, you been dancing ’round

It don’t matter what you do
I’m still in love with you
It don’t matter what they say
You can have me anyway

I’m still in love with you
I’m still in love with you

Really cowboy, it’s no joke
All my dreams go up in smoke
Here’s a drink and it’s goin’ south
I should never have opened up my mouth

It don’t matter what you do
I’m still in love with you
It don’t matter what they say
You can have me anyway

I’m still in love with you
I’m still in love with you

You say you’d call me up
When you get out of school
But you know that’s a lie
You’re so cruel, cruel

Oh no baby
Oh no baby
No, no, no
Oh no baby

So in the end it works out the same
You got no job and you got no name
I played my cards and I played them fast
You don’t say they just never last

It don’t matter what you do
I’m still in love with you
It don’t matter what they say
You can have me anyway

I’m still in love with you
I’m still in love with you

Still in love
Still in love
Still in love