Songs That Make Me Smile: “WATCHING THE WHEELS” by JOHN LENNON (1980)

People Say I’m Crazy…

…Doing What I’m Doing…

…Well They Give Me All Kinds Of Warnings…

…To Save Me From Ruin…

…When I Say That I’m Okay…

…Well They Look At Me Kind Of Strange…

…Surely You’re Not Happy Now…

…You No Longer Play The Game…

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WATCHING THE WHEELSIs Off Of The 1980 AlbumDOUBLE FANTASYBy JOHN LENNON And YOKO ONO !!!

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People Say I’m Lazy…

…Dreaming My Life Away…

…Well They Give Me All Kinds Of Advice…

…Designed To Enlighten Me…

…Well I Tell Them That I’m Doing Fine…

…Watching Shadows On The Wall…

…Don’t You Miss The Big-Time, Boy…

…You’re No Longer On The Ball…

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The Single Album Edition OfWATCHING THE WHEELS!!!

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…I’m Just Sitting Here Watching The Wheels Go Round And Round…

…I Really Love To Watch Them Roll…

…No Longer Riding On The Merry-Go-Round…

…I Just Had To Let It Go. …

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JOHN LENNON And YOKO ONO In 1980 !!!

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I Went To Bed Around 1AM With This Song On My Mind.

You See…

…I Was Listening To My…

JOHN LENNON

…Greatest Hits Album Before Retiring For The Night…

…And This Song…

WATCHING THE WHEELS

…Got Stuck In My Head.

Now, I Know…

…This Isn’t A “THE SONG STUCK IN MY HEAD” Edition.

It Could Be…

…As The Song Is Very Much Stuck In There Right Now…

…But That’s Not What I’m Talking About.

I’m Talking About Being In A Good Mood BECAUSE Of Said Stuck Song.

WATCHING THE WHEELS

…Is One Of My All-Time Faves…

…And Exceptionally Worthy Of A Mentioning Here.

Any Song That Has The Power To Lift My Spirits…

…And Do So Throughout The Night And Into The Morning…

…I Figure It Must Be Doing Something Right.

The Album…

DOUBLE FANTASY

…Is One Of The Best Albums From The Early 1980s.

Period.

I’ve Owned A Copy Since I Was A Teenager.

My Father Owned A Copy Long Before That.

It’s An Album I Grew-Up-With In The House…

…And I’ve Enjoyed It The Bulk Of My Life.

While I Do Love Love LOVE The Album…

…There Are A Couple Songs That Stand-Out Above And Beyond The Others.

WATCHING THE WHEELS

…Is One Of Those Songs.

These Days…

…It’s Basically The Story Of My Existence.

Some Might Think That To Be A Bad Thing.

And It May Be, I Dunno.

But, That Doesn’t Change My Love For The Song.

Different Songs Speak To Different People In Different Ways.

That’s Just Life.

The Song…

WATCHING THE WHEELS

…To ME…

…Is Very VERY Uplifting.

It Puts A Big Smile On My Face EACH And EVERY TIME I Hear It.

That’s An Exceptionally Wonderful Result.

I Don’t Really Smile Much.

I’m A Professional At Being Stone-Faced…

…At Being Emotionless…

…At Being Rather Cold.

BUT BUT BUT…

…Sometimes…

…One Just Has To Give-In To The Music…

…And Let It Work Its Magic.

I May Struggle At Giving-In To Anyone OR Anything…

…But, My Music Is Generally The Best Bet If Giving-In Is A Requirement.

WATCHING THE WHEELS

…Is A Song That’s A PLEASURE Giving-In To…

…And It Shall (likely) Continue Doing So.

What More Is There To Say, Kiddies?!

EXACTLY!!

Not Much At All.

So I’ll Shut-Up, Now.

Y’all Take Care…

…Be Good…

…See Me Soon…

…And…

…Talk To Me Sooner.

Enjoy The Day, My Peeps.

Enjoy It, Fo SHO!!!

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My Morning Mixes: From A “HOLY DIVER” To A “JUDAS”

Good Morning, My Peeps.

Wow…

…It Has Already Been A Very Long Day.

I Was Rudely Awakened By Myself Around 4A.M. And Haven’t Felt Like Doing Much Since Then.

My Body Aches.

My Head Aches.

When I Awoke…

…My First Thought Was…

"Who The Hell Ordered This Hangover?"

…Until I Realized…

"You Didn't Do Anything That Should Prompt A Hangover, Dude."

And That’s True…

…I Didn’t Do Anything.

So Why The Groggy Feeling?

Why The Morning Surprise Of Feeling As Though I Had Awakened Within A Fog?

I Simply Do Not Know.

It Is…

…However…

…The Second Time This Has Happened In The Past Three Days.

(*shrugs*)
(*sighs*)

I Simply Dunno, Ya Know Ya Know?!

ANYWAY…

…Onto Better Things.

The Morning Walk-About Was Handled Quickly Enough.

I Wanted To Get Out And Move…

…And Did My Best To Feed That Want.

I Didn’t Get Very Far From The House…

…But There Are Enough Side-Streets And Such…

…So I Was Able To Zigzag About.

The Walk Was Short…

…Sweet…

…And Loaded With Great Tunage.

I Decided To Switch-Up My Morning Method, Also.

I Let All The Music Be Decided By Random Chance EXCEPT For My Final Song.

That Song Was A Personal Pre-Selection.

The Walk Began At Random With…

HOLY DIVER

by DIO

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It’s A Classic Jam I’ve Known (almost) My Whole Life…

…So It Was A Pleasant Surprise When “Mr. Shuffle” Decided Upon It.

That Guy Has Fun Taste…

…Sometimes.

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Anyway…

…That Carried Over To The Second Song…

LIVE AND LET DIE

by PAUL McCARTNEY And WINGS

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…AND…

…To The Third Song…

“(JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER

by JOHN LENNON

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Now…

…By This Point In The Walk…

…I Feel Nadda But High Praise For “Mr. Shuffle”…

…As He’s Hittin’ Me Hard With Quality Jams.

Next Up Was…

THE BAD TOUCH

by BLOODHOUND GANG

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…And Then…

RAISE YOUR HANDS

by BON JOVI

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Awesome Jams, I Must Say.

Some Of My Fave Faves Were Popping-Up Today.

It’s Easy To Derive MotivationalΒ Sustenance From Something When It’s Making You Happy To Be Doing What You’re Doing.

I’m One Who’s Not Generally In The Best Of Moods…

…But This Morning’s Walk Was Different.

Fired Back At Me Next Was…

UP AROUND THE BEND

by CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

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…Which Is Always A Plus Plus Jam, Fo SHO!

As That One Was Ending…

…I Quickly Pushed The Next Button…

…And A Little…

DAVID BOWIE

…With…

SLOW BURN

…Was Laid Upon Me.

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Now That, To Me, Is A Killer Great Jam.

I Know A Lot Of People Who Entirely Did Not Like That DAVID BOWIE Album…

…But You Can Rest Assured I Wasn’t One Of Those.

I Can GENERALLY Find A Couple Two Or Three Jams On Almost Any Album That I’d Call Worth A Listen.

ANYWAY…

…Moving On, Moving On…

…Up Next Was…

LONGVIEW

by GREEN DAY

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…And Quickly Thereafter Was…

L.O.V.

by FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS

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The Final Song Of The Morning…

…As The Headline Suggests…

…Was…

JUDAS

(LIVE)

by DEPECHE MODE

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I Wanted Something Slower To Calm Down With As I Ended My Little Wandering…

…And This Was The Song I’d Pre-Selected For Today.

It’s A True Gem Of A Song…

…And One…

…Sadly…

…Most People Have Never Heard…

…Nor Have They Ever Heard Of It.

They Know The Name “JUDAS” But They Have/Had No Clue It Was Ever A Song.

ANYWAY, My Peeps…

…It Was A Nice Walk-About…

…And I Was A Hot-&-Sweaty Mess When I Cruised Back To The Ranch.

I’ve Been Trying To Relax Since…

…But Am Having Trouble Doing So.

SO SO SO…

…I Decided That, Perhaps, A Little Blogging Would Aide In My Quest For Relax Glory.

And It Appears To Be Working…

…At Least A Tad.

At This Point…

…I’ll Take A Tad, Fo Flippin’ SHO, Kiddies.

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Hope All Is Well In Your Worlds, Cats AND Kittens.

Things Appear To Be, At The Least, Somewhat Functional In Mine.

I’ll Take That, Also.

YOU KNOW IT!!!

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