The Song Stuck In My Head: “I WANNA GO BACK” by EDDIE MONEY (1986)

I…

…Was Listenin’ To The Radio…

…I Heard A Song…

…Remindin’ Me Of Long Ago…

…Back Then I Thought…

…That Things Were Never Gonna Change…

…It Used To Be…

…That I Never Had To Feel The Pain…

…I Know Now…

…That Things Will Never Be The Same Now…

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I WANNA GO BACKWas A Hit Single For EDDIE MONEY In 1986

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…I WANNA GO BACK…

…And Do It All Over…

…But I Can’t Go Back…

…I Know…

…I WANNA GO BACK…

…’Cause I’m Feelin’ So Much Older…

…But I Can’t Go Back…

…I Know…

…Oh No. …

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I WANNA GO BACKIs Also Included On EDDIE MONEY‘s Greatest Hits AlbumSOUND OF MONEY

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I’m Gonna Warn You Now, My Peeps…

…This Song…

I WANNA GO BACK

by EDDIE MONEY

…Is Irritatingly Infectious.

.Period.

It’s One Of Those Songs You Hear And You’re Like…

"Oh Jeez! It's That Damned EDDIE MONEY Song! I'll Be Humming It For A Frickin' WEEK!"

And That Would Be A Very True Assessment Of The Situation.

Don’t Get Me Wrong…

…I Consider EDDIE MONEY To Be One Of My Personal Guilty Pleasures.

I Don’t Know A Lot Of Folks Who Like/Enjoy His Music, These Days.

I Do Remember Being In BREMERTON, WASHINGTON In 1999 When EDDIE MONEY Had A Concert There For The Sailors.

Tickets For The Event???

$1

.Period.

That’s Right, My Peeps.

A LIVE EDDIE MONEY CONCERT…

…For $1.

We Even Had A Little Song Going Around.

"I'VE GOT TWO-TICKETS FOR TWO-BUCKS..."

Oh Yeah…

…We’re Talking HIGH CLASS, Fo SHO!

Anyway…

…I Heard This Little Number…

I WANNA GO BACK

…During My Morning Walk.

I’m Sorry To Say It…

…But I Have Yet To Expel It From My Conscious Mind.

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ALLLLLLL DAAAAAAAY LOOOOOOONG…

…I’ve Been Walking About The House Singing It To Myself.

Sometimes Out-Loud…

…Sometimes It’s Part Of My Inner-Dialogue.

Regardless Of How It’s Happening…

…The Point Is…

…IT’S HAPPENING!!!

EDDIE MONEY

…Is…

…TRULY…

…MADLY…

…DEEPLY…

…STUCK IN MY HEAD!!!

However…

…I Ain’t Gonna Bitch About It Tooooooo Much.

I Mean, Who Would Listen?

And Even If I Found Someone To Listen…

…Would They Give A Rats Ass???

NOPE.

NOT. AT. ALL. FO. SHO.

They Just Wouldn’t Want Me Singing It While I Was In Their Presence.

WHY?!?

Because, My Silly Peeps, Then THEY Would Start SINGING ALONG TOO!!!

Like I Said…

…It’s Irritatingly Infectious.

Lucky For Me, Though…

…I Do So Enjoy Some EDDIE MONEY From Time To Time.

Today…

…It’s Simply Being Forced Upon Me…

…By Me!

When There’s No-One To Blame But One’s Self…

…All You Can Do Is Stay Calm…

…Stay Cool…

…And Enjoy It While It Lasts.

Then You Just Pray It Doesn’t Last Tooo Damned Looong.

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Am I Right, My Peeps?!?

I’m Pretty Sure I’m Right.

Right???

RIGHT!!!

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“There Are Two Educations…”

“…One Should Teach Us How To Make A Living, And The Other How To Live.

JOHN ADAMS

(17351826)

OUR 2ND PRESIDENT Of THE UNITED STATES Of AMERICA

One Of The Founding Fathers, ADAMS Would Serve As The 2ND PRESIDENT From 1797 To 1801

“War Contains So Much Folly, As Well As Wickedness…”

“…That Much Is To Be Hoped From The Progress Of Reason.

JAMES MADISON

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FOUNDING FATHER

And

OUR 4TH PRESIDENT Of THE UNITED STATES Of AMERICA

He Would Serve As OUR 4TH PRESIDENT From 1809 To 1817

Songs That Make Me Smile: “RIVER OF DREAMS” by BILLY JOEL (1993)

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“…In The Middle Of The Night

I Go Walking In My Sleep

Through The Jungle Of Doubt

To The River So Deep

I Know I’m Searching For Something

Something So Undefined

That It Can Only Be Seen

By The Eyes Of The Blind

In The Middle Of The Night…”

… … …

“…I’m Not Sure About A Life After This

God Knows I’ve Never Been A Spiritual Man

Baptized By The Fire, I Wade

Into The River That Is Running To The Promised Land…”

… … …

“…In The Middle Of The Night

I Go Walking In My Sleep

Through The Desert Of Truth

To The River So Deep

We All End In The Ocean

We All Start In The Streams

We’re All Carried Along

By The

RIVER OF DREAMS

In The Middle Of The Night. …”

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RIVER OF DREAMSIs The Title Song To BILLY JOEL‘s 1993 Album… …”RIVER OF DREAMS

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Alright…

…So How On Hell’s Half-Acre Does This Song…

RIVER OF DREAMS

by BILLY JOEL

…Make Bradley Smile???

Well…

…You Actually Have To Go Back To It’s Initial Release In 1993.

My Father Purchased The Album For My Mother And I…

…Since My Mother And I Were Chomping At The Bit To Get Our Hands On It.

As You Know Already…

ย (if you've kept up with my bloggin'ings over the past 8 months) 

…I Was Raised On The Music Of MR. JOEL.

I Was One Of The Only Kids I Knew Of Whom Could Honestly Call Himself…

“A BILLY JOEL FAN-BOY”

.Period.

But You See…

…There Was An Issue.

My BFF Was, At The Time, Listening To MAINLY “Contemporary Christian” Music…

…A Music Genera I’ve Never Been Able To Stomach.

SO…

…I Had A Plan.

Since This Album…

RIVER OF DREAMS

…Had An Almost Gospel’ish-Like Sound…

…I Was Going To Attempt To Convert Him Into Listening To The Music I Loved.

.Period Period.

The Problem Was…

…His Parents HATED My Music.

They Felt It Was Horridly UN-Christian.

I Know…

…It Doesn’t Sound Like Something That Would Make One Smile…

…But Hindsight Is Funny That Way.

You See…

…It Was WORKING!

I Was Succeeding In My Conversion!

Right Up To The Part Where MR. JOEL Sings Aloud…

“…God Knows I’ve Never Been A Spiritual Man…”

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OOPS!

Upon Hearing That Line…

…The Music Was Ejected From The Player…

…And I Was Sent Home For Attempting To Corrupt My Devoutly Religious Friend.

I Could Honestly Go On And On About This Subject…

…But, In Fairness To My BFF, I Shall Not.

Let’s Just Say This…

…The Music Eventually DID WIN!

Hell, It Won SO Convincingly…

…That My BFF Was The Person Whom Eventually Introduced Me To…

THE BLOODHOUND GANG

RICHARD CHEESE

KID ROCK

etc etc etc

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And NOW Y’all Can See WHY This Song Makes Me Smile.

RIVER OF DREAMS

by BILLY JOEL

…Was Step Number One In Helping My BFF Break-Free Of The Shackles That Had So Bound His Childhood.

I Don’t Take Total Credit For It, Though.

He’d Wanted To Break-Away For A Long, LONG Time.

He Just Didn’t Know How To Go About It.

Cue The Godless Heathen That Was HIS BFF…

…And BAAM!!!

The Snowball Began To Roll…

…And It Rolled And Rolled And Rolled.

And Now…

…He’s The Coolest Cat Anyone’s Ever Known.

He’s The Life Of The Party.

He’s The Man With The Plan.

He Picks Up What You’re Puttin’ Down.

He Can Read What You’re Writin’.

He Can Smell What You’re Cookin’.

He’s The Guy The Rest Envy, Because He Lives HIS Life HIS Way.

And It All Began…

…In Regard To MY PART In Helping Him Out…

…With A Jammin’ Little Tune By…

BILLY JOEL

!!! !!! !!!

How’z ’bout Them Apples!!!

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Songs That Make Me Smile: “SUCH A NIGHT” by ELVIS PRESLEY (1960)

It Was A Night…

…Ooo…

…What A Night It Was…

…It Really Was…

…SUCH A NIGHT…

…The Moon Was Bright…

…Oh, How Bright It Was…

…It Really Was…

…SUCH A NIGHT…

…The Night Was Alight…

…With Stars Above…

…Ooo…

…When She Kissed Me…

…I Had To Fall In Love…

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…Oh, It Was A Kiss…

…Ooo…

…What A Kiss It Was…

…It Really Was…

…Such A Kiss…

…Oh, How She Could Kiss…

…Oh, What A Kiss It Was…

…It Really Was…

…Such A Kiss…

…Just The Thought Of Her Lips…

…Sets Me Afire…

…I Reminisce…

…And I’m Filled With Desire…

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…But I Gave My Heart To Her In Sweet Surrender…

…How Well I Remember…

…I’ll Always Remember…

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…Oh, What A Night…

…Ooo…

…What A Night It Was…

…It Really Was…

…SUCH A NIGHT…

…Came The Dawn…

…And My Heart…

…And Her Love…

…And The Night Was Gone…

…But I’ll Never Forget The Kiss…

…The Kiss In The Moonlight…

…Ooo…

…Such A Kiss…

…SUCH A NIGHT. …

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ELVIS PRESLEY‘s Version OfSUCH A NIGHTWas On His 1960 AlbumELVIS IS BACK!

…AND…

ELVIS‘s Version OfSUCH A NIGHTIs Also Available On The 2001 Motion Picture Soundtrack For The Flick-Favorite3000 MILES TO GRACELAND

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So…

…My Peeps…

…WHY…

…Does The…

ELVIS PRESLEY

…Version…

…Of The Song…

SUCH A NIGHT

…Make ME Smile???

Well…

…I First Heard It Over 20-Years-Ago.

My Mother And I Used To Go Practically Everywhere Together…

…And She Loved Loved LOVED Listening To The “Oldies” Station On The Radio.

Whenever A Quality Tune Would Pop On…

…She’d Sing Right Along With It.

I Would TRY To Sing Along…

…But…

…For The Most Part…

…I Never Knew The Words To Any Of Those Songs.

One Day, Though…

…They Were Doing An ELVIS-MARATHON.

HEARTBREAK HOTEL

IT’S NOW OR NEVER

IN THE GHETTO

etc etc etc

The Last ELVIS Song I Was Fortunate To Hear That Day Was This One…

SUCH A NIGHT

…And I Was Immediately IN LUST With It!

It Was Cool.

It Was Fast-Paced.

It Was Super-Catchy.

It Was ELVIS As I’d Never Really Heard Him.

So…

…All Of That Made It EXCEPTIONALLY MEMORABLE!

Unfortunately…

…I Wasn’t In A Position To Record It At The Time…

…So That ONE TIME Was All I’d Hear Of It Again Until 2001.

In 2001…

…I Went To The Theater…

…And I Saw The Flick…

3000 MILES TO GRACELAND

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Needless To Say…

…The LUST Returned!!!

SUCH A NIGHT

…Was Featuredย Prominently In The Film…

…And I Even Made Sure To Stay During The Closing Credits So I Could Listen To The Entire Song While I Watched…

KURT RUSSELL

…Do His Best ELVIS Impression…

…And Of Course…

KEVIN COSTNER

…Having A Regular Pant-Load Of Fun Fun FUN!!!

The First Chance I Got…

…You Betcha…

…I Was On The AMAZON.COM Placing My Order For The Soundtrack!

I Eventually Would Own The Film, Also!!!

SUCH A NIGHT

…Is A Song I Truly Love Love LOVE…

…And I’ve Had A Copy Of It…

…In One Format Or Another…

…Ever Since My Re-Discovery!!!

It’s A Song That Reminds Me Of Those Car Rides…

…Listening To The “Oldies” Station…

…Trying To Sing Along With My Mother To Songs I Didn’t Even Know.

(no, by the way, I do not have an Oedipus-Complex, as this is one time where the lyrics of the song aren't as important as the song itself, and the memories it evokes. sheesh.)

And…

…Of Course…

…It Reminds Me Of Watching The Movie…

3000 MILES TO GRACELAND

…Which Will ALSO Always Have A Special Place In My Heart.

BUT…

…We’ve Already Discussed That In A Prior-Bloggin’ing…

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2012/04/03/a-truly-guilty-pleasure-3000-miles-to-graceland-2001/)

…See!!!

I Told Ya SO!!!

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The Weekend Is In Full-Swing Now, Kiddies.

And Midnight Is Upon Us, Yet Again.

Take Care.

Be Good.

See Me Soon.

Talk To Me Sooner.

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