Song Lyric Sunday | “Topsy Turvy (Feast of Fools)” – Disney

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current guest host. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is Bounty/Dessert/Eat/Feast/Food/Hungry/Turkey.

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I admit to being one of the millions of people worldwide who pre-registered and prepaid for Disney+, then vegged out in front of my television beginning early on the morning of November 12th.

It wasn’t a perfect roll-out. Apps and devices crashed and some customers were locked out of their accounts (and still are).

I had no problems. Not one. Unless you called binge-watching twenty-one straight hours a problem. 😀 😀

Before I physically melded with all-things Star Wars, I had to get my dose of Disney animation. Of course, The Lion King was first, but number two was The Hunchback of Notre Dame inspired by the 1831 Victor Hugo novel of the same name.

The plot centers on Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame, and his struggle to gain acceptance into society while rebelling against his ruthless and bigoted master, Judge Claude Frollo.

Early in the 1996 movie, gypsy narrator, Clopin, leads the song, Topsy Turvy to kick off the Feast of Fools where Quasimodo is crowned King of Fools and finds himself falling instantly in love with the Gypsy dancer Esmeralda. Joy turns quickly to sorrow as the crowd cruelly mocks and rejects him for his misshapen appearance, failing to see the charm which lies below his odd looks.

FUN FACTS

    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame is Disney’s 34th animated feature film.
    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame is one of the few Disney films of their Renaissance era of animation to not have a female protagonist featured in the Disney Princess franchise that was created in the early 2000s, due to its female protagonist Esmeralda not being classified as a princess.
    • A live-action remake of The Hunchback of Notre Dame was announced in January 2019. The script will be penned by David Henry Hwang with Menken and Schwartz returning to write the music. Josh Gad (The Wedding Ringer, Beauty and the Beast – Live Action) is set to produce and is possibly considered to play Quasimodo.

The song was written by Alan Menken and sang by theater actor Paul Kandel. The lyrics are included in the short video.

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Song Lyric Sunday | “Do It Again” – Steely Dan

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current guest host. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is Did/Didn’t/Do/Don’t/Does/Doesn’t.

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Mention the band, Steely Dan, and most people think of Aja, their 1977 Grammy-winning, platinum album. However, their breakout hit Do It Again, was five years earlier from their first album, Can’t buy a Thrill.

Like many of their songs, it’s hard to make sense of the lyrics, which seem to be about some combination of addiction, second chances and the inevitability of fate. It’s an example of a Steely Dan song that doesn’t make literal sense, but creates a mood.

The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 18, 1972, and reached number 6 on the US charts in 1973, making it Steely Dan’s second highest charting single.

FUN FACTS

    • Steely Dan’s sound was very unusual, and when asked to explain it, they sometimes described it as “smart rock.”
    • Steely Dan is named after a dildo from the William Burroughs novel Naked Lunch. Donald Fagen recalled to Mojo magazine: “We had to come up with a name in a hurry and Walter and I were both Burroughs fans, though he was not known at the time. It was an in-joke- who’s going to know what Steely Dan was? And we figured that, like most of our bands in the past, it would fall apart after three months, so we didn’t think much about it.”
    • David Palmer fronted the band during their live show, and he sang Do It Again when the group played The Midnight Special in January 1973. But Donald Fagen sang the vocal on the album version. Fagen is reported to suffer with stage fright in the early years and mostly sang in the studio.

The video is from their Midnight Special appearance.

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Do It Again

Songwriters: DONALD JAY FAGEN, WALTER CARL BECKER

In the mornin’ you go gunnin’ for the man who stole your water
And you fire till he is done in but they catch you at the border
And the mourners are all singin’ as they drag you by your feet
But the hangman isn’t hangin’ and they put you on the street

[Chorus]
You go back, Jack, do it again, wheels turnin’ ’round and ’round
You go back, Jack, do it again

When you know she’s no high climber then you find your only friend
In a room with your two timer, and you’re sure you’re near the end
Then you love a little wild one, and she brings you only sorrow
All the time you know she’s smilin’; you’ll be on your knees tomorrow

[Chorus]

Now you swear and kick and beg us that you’re not a gamblin’ man;
Then you find you’re back in Vegas with a handle in your hand
Your black cards can bring you money so you hide them when you’re able
In the land of milk and honey you must put them on the table

[Chorus]

 

Song Lyric Sunday | “You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song)” – Jeffrey Osborne

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current guest host. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is Could/Might/Should/Would.

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Jeffrey Osborne has enjoyed a successful music career as lead singer of the 70s R&B Funk band, LTD, and as a solo artist.

One of his biggest solo pop hits, You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song), reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart in 1986. On other US charts, You Should Be Mine peaked at #2 on both the Hot Black Singles and Adult Contemporary charts.

The Woo Woo Song is the title in parentheses because Jeffrey’s little daughter did not know the exact title. She identified the song saying “Daddy, sing ‘The Woo Woo Song’!” Jeffrey thus affectionately nicknamed the track.

FUN FACTS

    • The 17th episode of Cosby titled Valentine’s Day features Jeffrey Osborne guest starring and performing You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song).
    • You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song) appears on Jeffrey’s fourth album, Emotional.
    • Jeffrey was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the youngest of twelve children, with five brothers and six sisters. Osborne’s family was musically inclined and some of his siblings went on to have music careers—his brother, Billy Osborne, was his band-mate in L.T.D. Osborne’s father, Clarence “Legs” Osborne, was a popular trumpeter who played with Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington.

The song’s video has a smooth, easy feel, but it screams 80s because… blunt-cut hairstyles… and shoulder pads!  😀

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You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song)

Songwriters: Andy Goldmark / Bruce Robert
When you want all the love you deserve
And the heat is on your mind
Don’t you even think about it
I’ll be there just wrapped around you
I can’t hold back what I feel inside
It’s just a fact that you should be mine
Anything you want
You’ve got to fortify my love to fortify me
You should be mine, anything you want
You’ve got to fortify my love to fortify me
Can you woo, woo, woo?
Can you woo, woo, woo?
Can you woo, woo, woo?
Should be mine all mine
Anyway, that your heart has been denied
You can come to me, every time that we’re together
Just confirms the good thing we’ve got
And something this good can’t be defined
One thing’s for sure that you should be mine
Anything you want
You’ve got to fortify my love to fortify me
You should be mine, anything you want
You’ve got to fortify my love to fortify me
Can you woo, woo, woo?
Can you woo, woo, woo?
Can you woo, woo, woo?
Should be mine all mine
In the height of your worry
Where it’s running too deep for you
When it all proves too much, too much, too much
I’ll pull you through
I can’t hold back what I know inside
It’s just a fact that you should be mine
Anything you want
You’ve got to fortify my love to fortify me
You should be mine, anything you want
You’ve got to fortify my love to fortify me
Can you woo, woo, woo?
Can you woo, woo, woo?
Can you woo, woo, woo?
Should be mine all mine
You should be mine
You should be mine

 

Song Lyric Sunday | “Running Back to You” – Vanessa Williams

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current guest host. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is Around/Down/Sideways/Up.

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I added a direction – back – just so I could use this song! 😀

I’m a big Vanessa Williams fan and Running Back to You was the first single from her breakout second studio album The Comfort Zone. This uptempo song is about a woman who’s still in love with a man that takes her granted, lies all the time, and perhaps cheats. In spite of that, she’s only giving him one more chance, and if things don’t change, she’s walking out and never coming back.

The single became one of the biggest hits of her career; it topped Billboards Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for two weeks from October 5 to October 12, 1991 and reached number eighteen on the Billboard Hot 100.

A colorful music video, directed by Ralph Ziman, was shot for the single.

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Running Back to You

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