An Amazing Song You’ve Never Heard That’s Now Stuck In My Head: “HIDEAWAY” by ERASURE

One Day The Boy Decided

To Let Them Know The Way He Felt Inside

He Could Not Stand To Hide It

His Mother, She Broke Down And Cried

Oh, My Father

Why Don’t You Talk To Me Now

Oh, My Mother

Do You Still Cry Yourself To Sleep

Are You Still Proud Of Your Little Boy

Don’t Be Afraid

You Don’t Have To Hideaway

The Boy He Was Rejected

By The People That He Cared For

It’s Not What They Expected

But He Could Not Keep It Secret Anymore

Far From Home Now

Waiting By The Telephone

There’s A New World

You Can make It On Your Own

Are You Still Proud Of Your Little Boy

Don’t Be Afraid

You Don’t Have To Hideaway. …

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I Wish I Had More To Say About This Song, My Peeps.

It’s Very New To Me.

In Fact…

…TODAY Is The First Time I’ve Ever Listened To It.

And I LOVE IT!

I Love It Love It LOVE IT!

The Beat It Pumps Is Wonderful.

The Lyrics Are Masterful.

It’s An All-Around Crowd-Pleaser!

To ME…

…This Song Is About “Coming-Out” And The Trials And Tribulations Of Doing So.

I Didn’t Know That My Family Already Knew.

They’d Known For A Long While.

I’d Talked To My BFF About It…

…And I Even Asked Him To Tell My Mother, As I Was A Chicken-Shit-MO-FO, Fo SHO.

But She Already Knew.

As Did Some Of My Other Friends.

My Father Was The Last To Know, And It Shocked Him.

He Had No Clue.

Thing Is…

…I Didn’t Have A Clue, Either.

I Didn’t Figure It Out Until I was 20-Years-Old.

Most Guys Figure Things Out Much MUCH Sooner Than That.

But Not I.

I Was Oblivious.

I Knew I Had “Tendencies” But Nothing More.

A Phase.

That’s What I Was Convinced It Was.

Just A Phase.

I Played It Off As Long As I Could.

Then…

…Finally…

…I Gave In To Said Tendencies…

…And Finally Admitted What I Was…

…What I Am.

Talk About A Wildly-Weird Situation.

Coming-Out At 16 Or 17 Would Have Likely Been Much Easier On The Fam…

…On Me.

But, At That Point, It Was Just A Phase…

…Or So I Kept Telling Myself.

Sheesh.

This Song…

HIDEAWAY

by ERASURE

…Really Sums It All Up.

I Can Easily Suggest It To Anyone AND Everyone.

It’s An Exceptional Little Ditty.

Y’all Should Give It A Go, Fo SHO, My Peeps.

I Know The Band…

ERASURE

…Isn’t Everyone’s Cup-O-Tea, But They Sure As Shit Are Mine.

As I Said…

…This Song Is New To Me.

I’ve Been Listening To It All Morning…

…On Repeat…

…Trying To Make Sure The Lyrics Say What I Think They Say.

And They Do.

So Why Not Blog About It…

…About Them!

Exactly, My Peeps!

Why Not, Indeed!

I’m Gonna End This Here.

Mainly Because I Need To Lay Back Down.

I’ve Used-Up Every Ounce Of Strength I Had Just To Write-Up This Little Number.

I’m Exhausted.

I Need A Rest.

That’s Sad, As I Slept The Bulk Of Yesterday.

But Whatever, Russ, Whatever!

Time To Rest.

Or, Do So As Much As Is Possible.

I Shall Try Try TRY!

Much Love, My Peeps!

Until The Next Time…!!!

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My Morning Mixes: Bourbon, Scotch AND Beer? On A Monday Morning? OKAY!!!

Good Morning, My Peeps.

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How Goes The Day So Far?

Too Early To Tell, Eh?

That’s What I Was Thinking, Also…

…Even Though My Day Is Already Hours Old.

How’d Ya Sleep?

I Gotcha, I Gotcha.

Me, Also.

It Took Nothing To Fall Asleep…

…And Everything To Stay Asleep.

In The End…

…Staying Asleep Failed, Yet Again.

Oh Well, Right?!

RIGHT!!

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Well…

…We’re Not Here To Discuss Sleep, Anyway.

Are We?!

We’re Not, Right?!

Ah.

Good.

RIGHT!!

Let’s Talk A Little Music, Then!!

Good Plan, My Peeps, Good Plan!!

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WEEELLL…

…Temperature Wise…

…It’s Damn Near PERFECT, Outside.

That’s A VERY Good Thing.

We’ve Had Some Brisk Little Mornings Of Late…

…So Today Was Simply Made For Walkin’!

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My Morning Mix Began With A Classic.

Which Classic Would That Be?!

GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS

…And Their Version Of…

ONE BOURBON, ONE SCOTCH, ONE BEER

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You Know I Like To Get My Walks Going Great…

…And This Morning Was No Different.

So Why Not Kick-It-Off With An 8 1/2 Minute Jam?!

Exactly, My Peeps, Exactly!

Why Not, INDEED!

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I Then Slipped Into Some…

…OH YEAH…

ALICE COOPER

…With His Charming Little Ditty…

TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN

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I Chose That One Because It Makes Me Happy To Do So.

TEENAGE FRANKENSTEIN

…Always Makes Me Think Of My Nephew, As He’s A Big Fan Of It, And That Generally Gives Me The Power To Pick-Up My Pace.

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I Went For A Double-Dose Of…

DEPECHE MODE

…After That.

I Went Old-School When I Hit-Up…

STORIES OF OLD

…And Then Went Oldest-School ((DEPECHE MODE Wise)) With…

JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH

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Trust Me, My Peeps, Those Two, Back-To-Back, Are A Wondrous Walking Combination, Fo SHO!

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I Decided To Stay In The Same Neighborhood…

…Musically Speaking…

…When I Went For A Little…

ERASURE

…And Their Immortal ((If You’re An ERASURE Fan)) Jam…

VICTIM OF LOVE

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Let Me Guess…

…You’ve Never Heard The Words ERASURE And IMMORTAL In The Same Sentence?!

I Kinda Figured That One, Kids, I Really REALLY Did.

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TOM PETTY

…Was Up Next, As I Wanted To Slow-Down The Pace Just A Touch.

So I Went With…

FREE FALLIN’

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That One Has Been A Fave-Fave Since Its Initial-Release…

…And Has Yet To Get Old To Me.

That’s What Great Tunage Is Supposed To Do, Right?!

RIGHT!!

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I Wanted To Pick-Up The Pace Again, But Not TOO MUCH…

…And I Had The Perfect Song In Mind…

TOO SHY

by KAJAGOOGOO

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That’s Another Fave-Fave With Major “Lasting-Powers” Fo SHO!

It’s A Song That Always Makes Me Smile…

…And It’s Also A Perfect Walkin’ Jam!!

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I Had My Next Jam Already Picked-Out, As I Knew I Wanted To Kick The Pace WAY UP Before I Went Into My Cool-Down/Cruising Mode.

What Was It, You Ask?!

PART-TIME LOVER

…From The Man Himself…

STEVIE WONDER

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You Must Remember, Kiddies, I’m A Child Of The ’80s…

…And That One Is My All-Time FAVE From Mr. WONDER!!

He’s Had A Ton Of Fantastic Jams…

…But That One Reminds Me Of MY OWN Past, As I Remember When It Was BRAND-NEW!!

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Finally…

…It Was Time To Cool-It-Down Before Calling-It-Quits.

I Ended-Up Selecting A Song I Hadn’t Listened To In Quite A While.

It Simply Fit What I Was Wanting To Do So Well.

My Final Jam Of The Morning Mix, Was…

LET IT BE

by THE BEATLES

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Talk About A GREAT Early Morning Stroll, My Peeps.

GREAT, Indeed.

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Have ANY Of YOU Been On A Morning Walk-About?!

I’m Sure SOMEONE Has To Have Done So!

If You Have

Did You Jam-It As You Kicked-About?!

WHAT/WHO DID YOU LISTEN TO?!

I’d Love To Know, Fo SHO Fo SHO!!!

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My Morning Mixes: From An “URGENT” Emergency To The Sounds “HIGHER LOVE”!!!

Since I Recently Haven’t Gone For A Nice, Long Walk…

…And Because It’s Damned Comfy Outside, Today…

…I Decided To Hit-The-Road And Be-Bop Around Town A Bit.

So…

…Of Course…

…Some Great Tunage Was Totally Called-For.

What Exactly Did I Jam To, This Morning?!

WELL…

…LET ME TELL YOU!!!

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My Walk Began With A Classic Jam Favorite…

URGENT

by FOREIGNER

…As I’ve Gotta Kick-Off Every Walk With A Favorite Jam, Ya Know?!

SURE YOU DO!

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I Decided To Stick With Classic Favorites, And Played…

ABRACADABRA

by The STEVE MILLER BAND

…Which Is A Song That Has Yet To Ever Fail In Bringing A Smile To My Face. Love Me Some STEVE MILER BAND, Fo SHO!

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Since I Was Already In A Good Mood, And Moving Quite Well This Morning…

…I Went With A Little Bit Of…

WARREN ZEVON

…And His Nifty Little Number…

EXCITABLE BOY

…Which Is Another Smile Inducing Jam!

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Now…

…With The Next Song…

…I’m Likely To Catch A Little Flack.

I Started Jamming To…

LEAN ON ME

…But Not The Classic-Version…

…No…

…It’s The Cover Version…

by CLUB NOUVEAU

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(...hahahaha I Know... I'm Lame... My Bad...)

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Up Next Was Another Classic-Classic Fave-Fave…

ONCE BITTEN, TWICE SHY

by GREAT WHITE

…Which Is Simply One Of The Most Fun Jams I’m Proud To Say I Own!

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The Next Song Is Something Special.

A Personal Favorite That Honestly Doesn’t Get The Recognition It Truly Deserves.

I’m Talking About…

VICTIM OF LOVE

by ERASURE

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It’s A Song I Truly Love, And It Can Really Get You Motivated While On A Walk-About!

Totally!!

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The Song Up Next Is One I Suppose You’d Have To Call A “Guilty Pleasure” Fo Sho…

SHANDI

by KISS

…HAHAHAHA!

Yeah.

It IS A Song I Do Greatly Enjoy…

…But It IS A Rather Lame Little Jam, Nevertheless.

Hey, BITE ME!

I Like It.

I Listened To It.

It Gets A Mention.

Leave It At That, My Peeps.

Sheesh.

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I Followed Up That One With A Truly Classic Jam…

JOURNEY‘s

ONLY THE YOUNG

…Which Is One Of Their Faster Jams, Fo SHO!

It’s A Wonderful Motivational Tune, My Peeps…

…And One I Can Easily Recommend To Y’all If You’re In Serious Need Of Said Motivation.

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I Decided To Stark Kicking-It Into A Lower Gear After Hearing Some JOURNEY…

…And I Went With…

96 TEARS

by QUESTION-MARK And THE MYSTERIANS

…Which Is A Sweet Little Jam, Fo SHO, And One That’s Easy To Enjoy!

Gotta Love The Organ Being Played Throughout It, Of Course!

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And Then…

…Finally…

…I Was Starting To Come Close To The End Of My Little Stroll…

…So I Went With Some Quality…

DEPECHE MODE

…For My Cool-Down…

…And I Played…

HIGHER LOVE (LIVE)”

…Which Is One Of My Favorite Jams By DEPECHE MODE…

…Though It’s One Most People Have Never Heard Of, Let Alone Heard.

But Trust Me, My Peeps, It’s A Wonderful Song To Cool-Down With.

FO FLIPPIN’ SHO!!!

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And That Is, As They Say, That.

A Loverly Walk-About…

…With Some Wonderful WONDERFUL Tunage To Keep Me Moving!

Now I’m Curious As To What The Rest Of The Day Shall Have In-Store For Me.

Hopefully Something AWESOME…

…Though I Try Not To Get My Hopes-Up, Ya Know Ya Know?!

SURE YOU DO!!!

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L8r L8r, My Loving Tater-Tots!!

PEACE!!!

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The Song Stuck In My Head: “OH L’AMOUR” by ERASURE (1986)

…Looking For You…

…You Were Looking For Me…

…Always Reaching For You…

…You Were Too Blind To See…

…Oh, Love Of My Heart…

…Why Leave Me Alone…

…I’m Falling Apart…

…No Good On My Own…

OH L’AMOURIs My Favorite Song Off Of The AlbumWONDERLAND By ERASURE (1986)

…Oh L’Amour…

…Broke My Heart…

…Now I’m Aching For You…

…Mon Amour…

…What’s A Boy In Love Supposed To Do? …

TheOH L’AMOURSingle Album By ERASURE (1986)

Since The Nephew Remains Asleep…

…I Figured I Had Time To Crank This One Out.

I’ve Had This Song…

OH L’AMOUR

by ERASURE

…Stuck In My Brain Alllllll Weekend.

So Now, I’m Trying To Do Something About It.

ERASURE

…To ME…

…Is A Very VERY Underrated Musical Group…

…And I’m Saddened They’re Not More Popular Than They Actually Are.

I’d Characterize Their Music As Being Music That Deserves Your Love…

…And With Songs Like This One…

OH L’AMOUR

…It’s Very Hard Not To Love Them.

Other Notable Numbers Include…

VICTIM OF LOVE

CHAINS OF LOVE

STOP!

ALWAYS

…All Of Which I’m Very Sure MOST Of Y’all Have Never Ever Heard Of.

A Few Of You, However, Have Had TheΒ Privileged Of Enjoying Their Sounds…

…And Some Of You I Already Know Have Seen Them Live In Concert.

I Would LOVE To See…

ERASURE

…Work.

I Don’t Get To Go To Many Quality Shows…

…But That’s Just A Problem With My Geography.

Living In Southern Illinois…

…It Ain’t Easy To Find Shows Of Any Real Quality.

I’ve Seen A Slim Few Great Acts Around Here.

ANYWAY…

…This Song…

OH L’AMOUR

…Has Been My Song Of Choice These Past Couple Days.

In Fact…

…I’m Listening To It As I Type This.

It’s Really A Beautiful…

…Enjoyable…

…Quirky Little Number.

Just Be Careful, Kiddies.

It’s A TOTALLY ADDICTIVE Tune.

Don’t Believe Me?

Try It.

Give It A Go.

Give It The Ole College Try.

I Swear…

…You’ll Hear It Once…

…And You’ll Wanna Hear It Again…

…And That Should Be Just Enough To Turn On The Ole Brain And It’ll Straight-Up Tell You…

"WHOA! I'm In Lust Lust LUST With This Song! Let's Hear It Again!!!"

Like I Said, My Peeps…

…If You’re Going To Try-Out Some New Tunes…

…And You Need A New Band To Focus On At The Time…

…I Say Go With…

ERASURE

…Hands Down AND Fo SHO!!!

Trust Me…

…You Could Do Much MUCH Worse.

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The Song Stuck In My Head: “VICTIM OF LOVE” by ERASURE (1987)

…You Say That I Could Show Some Emotion…

…That I’ve Been Keeping Secrets…

…From You…

…But I Can See Through All Your Sweet Talk…

…And All Of Your Affection…

…Untrue…

…I’m Gonna Find You Out…

…If You Scream And I Shout…

…You Won’t Break Down My Protection. …

VICTIM OF LOVEIs Off Of The 1987 AlbumTHE CIRCUS” By ERASURE

…I Don’t Wanna Look…

…Like Some Kind Of Fool…

…I Don’t Wanna Break…

…My Heart Over You…

…I’m Building A Wall…

…Every Day It’s Getting Higher…

…This Time I Won’t End Up Another…

…VICTIM OF LOVE. …

TheVICTIM OF LOVESingle Album From The Band ERASURE

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Since I Hadn’t Listened To…

ERASURE

…In Such A Long Time…

…I’ve Spent The Bulk Of My Morning Softly Listening To Their Album…

THE CIRCUS

…And Specifically The Song…

VICTIM OF LOVE

…Which Is An ALL-TIME Fave Of Faves, Fo SHO, My Peeps!!!

The Problem…

…Is…

…I’ve Yet To Stop Listening.

A Fellow Blogger And Friend…

SMAK

…From…

http://prometheantimes.com/

…Made Mention Of…

ERASURE

…Last Night.

His Mere Mentioning Is What Inevitably Caused This Little Love-Fest.

So I Can EASILY Blame Him For This.

Period.

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SHITE!

I Just Ruined One Side Of My Ear-Phones!!

I Took It Out Of My Right Ear…

…Bumbled It…

…And Dropped The Damn Thing Into My Frickin’ Coffee!!!

Sheesh.

This Isn’t Going To Be My Day, My Peeps.

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Granted…

…I Do Have My Spare Set Of Headphones…

…But Still.

That’s NOT The Point, Ya Know Ya Know?!?

Sheesh, I Tell You.

Sheesh, Indeed.

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Sorry, Kiddies.

I Know That Has Nothing To Do With The Band…

ERASURE

…Nor The Song…

VICTIM OF LOVE

…But That Doesn’t Change The Fact It Happened.

It’s Rather Upsetting, Actually.

(*Grrrr*)

I Should Have Known Something Like That Would Happen.

I’m A Tad Accident-Prone.

I Dropped A Mobile-Phone Into A Bowl Of Veggie Soup, Once.

So TRUST ME, My Peeps…

…The Ear-Phone’s Demise Comes As No Surprise.

ANYWAY…

…Give This One The Ole College Try, My Peeps.

ERASURE

…Is An Exceptional Band…

…And Their Music Is Exceptionally Unique.

They’ve Been Around Since The 1980s…

…And Continue To Put Out Quality Jams.

VICTIM OF LOVE

…May Be An ALL-TIME Fave Of Faves…

…But It’s Not Their Only Song.

I’d Encourage You To Check-Out The Entire Album…

THE CIRCUS

…If You Really Are Interested.

You Can Branch-Out From There.

Or Start Wherever You Please.

They’re Worth A Listen, At The Least, My Peeps.

Now…

…If You’ll Excuse Me…

…I Have Music To Jam To…

…I Have Coffee To Drink-Up…

…And I Have New Ear-Phones To Purchase.

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Enjoy Your Day, My Peeps.

Enjoy, Indeed.

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