Friday, June 02, 2006

La-azy Friday Post for '80s Music Fans

Timothy McSweeney has included this little "imagined monologue" on his site for those of us who went through puberty, dating, and those Napoleon Dynamite years in tune with Duran Duran, Men at Work, Madonna (when she was still a virgin), Footloose (when it was still just a movie), and leg-warmers.

L O C A L R A D I O S T A T I O N ' S
" ' 8 0 s H O U R" W A N T S
A S E C O N D C H A N C E

I remember how it used to be, and I realize how much I miss you. You lost a lot when you lost me. I'm going to make a change; it's going to feel real good. I'm going to be a man in motion. I take a look in the mirror. I want to change my clothes, my hair, my face. I thought that pain and truth were the things that really mattered. But you can't stay here with every single hope you have shattered. I know what it means to walk along the lonely street of dreams. What a pity, you don't understand. I'm going to make you see that there's nobody else here. But your empty eyes pass me by and leave me. I gotta have faith. I would go out tonight, but your kiss is on my lips, and I haven't got a stitch to wear. I want to know what love is. I want you to show me. How can I forget you, when there is always something? Baby, where did our love go? Come and save me tonight. I want to dance with somebody who loves me. Let me be your private dancer.

My God, what have I done?

A man can tell a thousand lies, but I've kept it hidden well. Please don't go. You got what I need. If you want it, you got it. As long as we've got each other. Is this the end of the world as we know it? Hush, hush. Keep it down now. What have you done for me lately? I drove all night to get to you. Is that alright? I would walk five hundred miles just to be the man. My hands are tied. Nothing to win, nothing left to lose. If you leave, don't leave now. Who's going to drive you home? There doesn't seem to be anyone around. I'll be watching you; it's my prerogative. I'm on the hunt. I'm after you. Get out of my dreams. Get into my car. All I ever wanted, all I ever needed, is here in my car. I know this much is true. With or without you, I can't live. I'd be better off dead than to live without you. Make it easy on yourself. I'll make you fall for me, I promise you. Please, please, please, let me get what I want. This time.


(by Lindsay Hunter, posted 5/12/04)

So...how many different songs can you identify? I lost count at 15.

2 Comments:

Blogger MaryF soliloquized...

I got 18, but there are about five that I can ALMOST hear the song - I know I know them.

Had no idea Roy Orbison's Drove All Night was an 80s song. It was my ringtone for awhile because Hugh Jackman sang it in Paperback Hero.

Saturday, June 03, 2006 7:25:00 AM  
Blogger Stacy Dawn soliloquized...

I held up about 16. Our radio stations still has Retro lunch hour that I love!

Saturday, June 03, 2006 1:11:00 PM  

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