two weeks worth…and a day late
What will I find in this fantasy?
If I go with you now will you set me free?
from “I Surrender (To the Spirit of the Night)” by Samantha Fox
Sure, this is bubble gum pop, but she was hot, the music’s catchy and upbeat, and you can hear her accent when she’s singing.
I count the falling tears
They fall before my eyes
Seems like a thousand years
Since we broke the ties
from “Nobody’s Fool” by Cinderella
This was the first song I heard by Cinderella, one of my favorite hair bands. Tom Keifer’s raspy voice gives such emotion to their bluesy sound. Love it!
Time goes by
No time to cry
Life’s you and I
from “Up Where We Belong” by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
The love song from An Officer and A Gentleman, this song is all about struggling on, persevering, in the face great adversity…in love and life, in general, and is a perfect parallel to the story in the movie. Boiled down, the last two lines above say it all: “Life’s you and I, alive today.”
Yes I am a pirate, two hundred years too late
The cannons don’t thunder, there’s nothing to plunder
I’m an over-forty victim of fate
from “A Pirate Looks at 40″ by Jimmy Buffett
While everyone loves the catchy, upbeat songs, I find that I prefer some of Jimmy’s more mellow, thoughtful, and introspective songs. This one is loosely based on a friend of his named Phil Clark.
The video is set to start at the two and a half minute mark where he begins singing. If you want to hear about Phil Clark, start it from the beginning.
And we may have done a little bit of fighting amongst ourselves,
but you outside people best leave us alone.
from “In America” by Charlie Daniels
Written as a reaction to the problems that had been plaguing America throughout the 70’s, especially the late 70’s, Charlie Daniels warned others around the world that the U.S. wasn’t about to fall, and that we’d come together when to get through our problems. This certainly came true after the attacks in 2001. The nation united in seeking justice or revenge or whatever you prefer to call it because the “outside people” forgot to “leave us alone”.
I don’t need to a superman
As long as you will always be my biggest fan
from “Heaven” by Warrant
A great rock ballad from another of my favorite hair bands. These lines hold true for everyone who’s been in love and has the support of their loved one.
I’ll miss you
Give you my coat when you are cold
Even let ya hold the remote control
from “Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler
This quirky little tune from The Wedding Singer is a collection of the little things that make relationships work. Relationships aren’t just about buying expensive gifts or taking extravagant trips. They are built on love, caring, and the day to day courtesies and respect. Taking care of each other. Loving each other. Wanting to grow old with each other.
I’ve got a job waiting for my graduation
Fifty thou a year buys a lot of beer
Things are going great and they’re only getting better
from “The Future’s So Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades)” by Timbuk 3
I first heard this on the soundtrack to The Allnighter, a late 80’s flick with the scrumptious Susanna Hoffs and Dedee Pfeiffer…not that them being hot has anything to do with the song, but it did make the movie bearable. While the writers of the song intended it to be more of a grim, warning-ish song about the dangers of nuclear war, the popular, radio release version didn’t really come across that way and has been championed as the upbeat, positive outlook song of choice for a lot of people.
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