Sunday, February 10, 2008

Fun Monday - What Kind of Song Am I?


This week's Fun Monday is hosted by my daughter, Julie, at Ooh, A Shiny Pen! This is her request:


Music plays a vital role in most of our lives. It is everywhere. I want to hear the ONE song that is you. The song that whenever it is heard, you smile. I am not looking for the soundtrack of your life, just that one song. Your friends hear it and think of you. You can post the video, the lyrics, the wav file. However you want to post it is great.

So here it is. Please note in the chorus, where it references "stoned rock and rollers", stoned also used to mean drunk. And I was.





80's Ladies: Words and Music by K.T. Oslin

We were three little girls from school.


One was pretty, one was smart


And one was a borderline fool.


Well she's still good lookin'


That woman hadn't slipped a bit.


The smart one used her head


She made her fortune.


And me, I cross the border every chance I get.





We were the girls of the 50's.


Stoned rock and rollers in the 60's.


And more than our names got changed


As the 70's slipped on by.


Now we're 80's ladies.


There ain't been much these ladies ain't tried.





We've been educated.


We got liberated.


And had complicating matters with men.


Oh, we've said "I do"


And we've signed "I don't"


And we've sworn we'd never do that again.


Oh, we burned our bras,


And we burned our dinners


And we burned our candles at both ends.


And we've had some children


Who look just like the way we did back then.





Oh, but we're all grown up now.


All grown up,


But none of us could tell you quite how.





We were the girls of the 50's.


Stoned rock and rollers in the 60's.


Honey, more than our names got changed,


As the 70's slipped on by.


Now we're 80's ladies.


There ain't been much these ladies ain't tried.





A- my name is Alice.


I'm gonna marry Artie.


We're gonna sell apples


And live in Arkansas.

57 comments:

raising3saints said...

I love that song! And I can't believe I got to leave your first comment!

Sauntering Soul said...

I've never heard that song before. It's wonderful!

Serina Hope said...

ooh , this is one of my absolute favorites!!

mjd said...

I am not familiar with your interesting song, but being a 50's girl, I can identify with these lyrics.

Are you sure stoned rock and rollers in the 60's were drunk?

mjd said...

PS
I like your Fun Monday sticker.

Sayre said...

I never heard of that one either. So which of the three was underground? Obviously the fool was still around...

I liked this one!

Mariposa said...

OMG, beautiful...love it! Thank you! Happy FM!

Crown Princess said...

This song is my #1 on my playlist on my computer. I love it. Great pick and it fits. Thanks for playing.

Celeste said...

I hadn't heard this one either. I like it, though.

lisa marie said...

I don't think I've heard that song before, interesting. I remember stoned meaning drunk. Do you know the new word for drunk? Crunk = crazy drunk, had to learn it from a 17 yr old.

ellen b. said...

Born in the 50's I was and lived through all this fun for sure. I survived thankfully I'm alive and well in my 50's. Great choice for a song for this fun Monday!

karisma said...

Interesting clip. Nice lyrics.

Kim said...

So where is K.T. Oslin these days? Didn't she used to always wear gloves? I haven't heard anything from her in years.

nekked Lizard Man said...

I didn't know it had a video. But fun to watch. I forget about the 80s hair. It also reminds me that I need to get all of our videos and pictures organized. - not enough time. NLM

Peter said...

Great song!!
In reply, there are favourites that get replayed often, there are some that get replayed occasionally, and there are others that haven't been replayed for ages.

Junebug said...

Gosh that song is good. I remember it. What a touching, romantic song. Love it. Hey, I'm borrowing your Fun Monday cow! :D

Cynthia said...

I love your fun monday cow!

I have never heard this song but I am all about the 80's.

Lana G! said...

Great song. Have never heard it before. This is a great Fun Monday.

Junebug said...

Sandy,
Could you explain to me how to embed a video into your post? I don't know where to put it. And sometimes when I try to copy and paste words into my post, I get two blue lines outside my post where the words will paste. I don't know how this got started? Do you have any ideas?

min said...

That was a new one for me. It went straight to my heart!
Nice pick.

Megnificent said...

Aww, this used to be one of my fave songs. Through high school there were 3 of us gals who were inseparable, and I had a boyfriend just over in Clovis, so I always stressed the part about crossing the border. ha.

thanks for the memories. and i can't picture you drunk at ALL!

Patience-please said...

I hadn't heard this song, but I can relate!
thanks-
Patience

my4kids said...

Not sure if I remember this one but great choice!

Joy T. said...

This is a new song for me, but it's great and I can sure see why you like it!

ChrisB said...

I am hearing some great new songs today and that one is really lovely.

Jettie said...

AHH memories..partly the song and partly getting drunk while listening to that song!!!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

This is a new one on me but I love it!

Bren said...

Cool! I haven't heard that one in ages!

Lil Mouse said...

fun stuff. i was a kid in the 80s so i cant relate other than maybe to my mom, who was probably an 80s lady. most likely drunk in the 60s.. but i think she's more of a lady now in the 00's and she's crossing the 60 mark. now she seems like a lady. she was just cool before..

Melanie said...

I don't think I'd ever heard this song before- but I loved it. I had two very close friends as kids, but we grew apart after high school. It kind of reminded me of them and made me sad that we don't keep in touch like we should.

kitten said...

I can picture you in this song. LOL! Great song!

Jenni said...

I'd never heard this song before. Mark Wills' "19 Something" kinda has a similar theme but fits me a little better.

Linda said...

Oh I'd never heard that before - totally made me bawl. Great song, thanks for sharing... gotta go find some kleenex now and call my girlfriends...

Faye said...

Hi Sandy! I saw K.T. Oslin just the other day and remembered thinking--glad you're still making music. Good one to represent her generation--and yours. And, from reading your posts, not surprised that she's your choice.

swampy said...

So many songs I've never heard today. Wish I could hook my iPod up to the Fun Monday posts.

nikki said...

All the new music I get to learn! Great choice!

Robocop said...

I love reflecting on old memories to a song. This song talks about reflections of days past. Great pick.

Mama Drama Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Love this.

Jan said...

Great choice

The Rotten Correspondent said...

From one 80's lady to another...

way to go! great song!

Hootin' Anni said...

I can soooooooooo identify with the lyrics to this. Ages me I know....but what the heck.

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

That so describes you Sandy!! I love it!

Alison said...

great song Sandy...kind of reminded me of me also!!

Kacey said...

I haven't heard that song in forever! Thanks for some great memories!

Kaytabug said...

I've never heard that song! I like it! What a great song!

SwampAngel65 said...

Oh, I like it! Haven't heard that one is a very long time. That's one I'll have to add to my MP3 player.

Irish Coffeehouse said...

I've never heard that song before, or the artist, but it was a great song.

Ari_1965 said...

I've added the song clip to my blog entry, so if you'd like to hear Selling My Pork Chops, please re-visit.

Here's my Fun Monday

Retrohipster said...

Cool song, thanks for sharing.

Mamalang said...

I've always loved this song. And that video is so perfect for it. Makes me miss my bestest friend even more.

Southern Doll said...

Oh man. I have two girlfriends who I am very close to. I can't wait to listen to this song with them after we have kids and grandkids!!!

bermudabluez said...

I actually loved big hair! Great FM!! And I really love your badge!

janet said...

this is a new one for me, too.

it's so fun to hear everyone's choices. i like this song a lot!

Debs said...

My mom loves this song too. We use to sing it all the time.

Karina said...

Great song, I don't think I'd heard it before, but I like it. I love all the new music I'm being introduced to.

Jo Beaufoix said...

What a lovely song. I never heard it before.

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