I drove Marlo to work this morning. Before she got out of the car, she changed the radio station to something she wanted to listen to. As I drove away from her work, in that dazed stupor of a parent who has just rolled out of bed to chauffeur her child, the lyrics of the song came into focus.
Nice tune, but good gracious were the lyrics stupid!
I don't mean to pass judgment. I mean, I went to high school in the '80s where we had such gems as:
Hey Mickey, you're so fine.
You're so fine, you blow my mind
Hey Mickey - hey, hey, hey Mickey.
Yeah, it's a classic.
So, in the interests of posterity, I am posting the chorus to the ultra stupid song.
I can't waste time so give it a moment
I realize, nothing's broken
No need to worry 'bout everything I've done
Live every second like it was my last one
Don't look back, got a new direction
I loved you once, needed protection
You're still a part of everything I do
You're on my heart just like a tattoo
(Just like a tattoo, I'll always have you
I'll always have you, I'll always have you)
Perhaps one day an anthropologist will digitally unearth this blog and find these lyrics to be the Rosetta Stone of what is wrong with our society today.