Saturday, July 18, 2009

I can't get it out of my head.

Atama kara hanarenai.

So the radio stations are still giving Michael Jackson overtime airplay.

I wasn't all that into Michael Jackson when he was at the peak of his popularity. Back then, I was into Billy Joel and Lionel Richie (yes, Nicole's dad).

Billy Joel's song "Just the Way You Are" is about his first wife, whom he later divorced. Apparently his band's drummer invented alternative lyrics to the part that goes "I love you just the way you aaaaare!" which were "she took the house, the dog, the caaaaar!"

So now, I can't get that tune, and those alternative lyrics out of my head, and I've been singing "she took the house, the dog, the car" to myself at work and at home. I'm wondering how many people think I'm singing "Just the Way You Are" and how many people at work even know who Billy Joel is. Remember, one of the youngsters didn't understand why everyone was making a fuss about Michael Jackson's death.

3 comments:

Annie Cat said...

Oh, now you've got that in my head too.

Back then I was listening to Huey Lewis and the News and John Cougar Mellencamp. Maybe Bruce Springsteen. White boys with guitars. I suppose that's why I married one.

How's the fam?

Tia K said...

I was babysitting during the summer when Billy Joel was constantly on the radio. My alternate lyrics are for his song, 'Forever in Blue Jeans'. Instead of 'money talks, but it can't sing and dance and it can't walk' I switched it to 'Baby talks, but he can't sing and dance and he can't walk' for the little boy I was watching!

pumpkinmommy said...

Anne, fam is fine, but in denial over the approach of the end of paternity leave. I'm going to really miss coming home to a clean house and drawers full of nicely folded clean clothes.

And I cannot believe how much I just sounded like a husband who wants his wife at home barefoot and pregnant.

About the white boys with guitars...I just realized that you are evidence for the theory about women picking men who are like their fathers :P