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 This week I am in the mood for some Jack Johnson. I love the vibe his music gives. It takes me to a sunny beach far away.  

My interpretation of this song is… A person falls in love for the first time and finds it hard when the other person does not seem as interested. 

What are your thoughts? 

What are you listening to this Friday? 

Happy Friday! 

Sitting, Waiting, Wishing,Lyrics

Now I was sitting waiting wishing
That you believed in superstitions
Then maybe you’d see the signs
But Lord knows that this world is cruel
And I ain’t the Lord, no I’m just a fool
And in loving somebody don’t make them love youMust I always be waiting waiting on you?
Must I always be playing playing the fool?I sing ya songs I dance a dance
I gave ya friends all a chance
Putting up with them wasn’t worth never having you
And maybe you been through this before
But it’s my first time
So please ignore
The next few lines cause they’re directed at youI can’t always be waiting waiting on you
I can’t always be playing playing your fool
I keep playing your cards
But it’s not my scene
Wont this plot not twist?
I’ve had enough mystery,
Keep building it up, then shooting me down
Well im already down
Just wait a minute
Just sit and wait it
Just wait a minute
Just sit and wait itWell if I was in your position
Id put down all my ammunition
I’d wondered why’d it taken me so long
But Lord knows that I’m not you
And If I was I wouldn’t be so cruel
Cause waiting on love ain’t so easy to doMust I always be waiting waiting on you?
Must I always be playing playing the fool?
No I can’t always be waiting waiting on you
I can’t always be playing playing your fool, foool

A long time ago, when my fifteen-year-old nephew was just a toddler we had our song. He called it clouds in my coffee, and believed me when I told him it was me singing it. We listened to this song many times and danced to it like fools. This week, he requested I play Your So Vain for Friday’s Song. I love Carly, so I had no problem honoring his request.

I also love that this song for him is a memory. Back then we were Chico and Fafa.Why the Chico and Fafa, I have no idea, they were silly names we would call each other. So, for Chico this week’s song is for you.

Love,

Fafa 🙂

Remember readers, share your songs, it has been nice to see what other people are listening to. Does a song take you back to a happy time? Let us know about it.

Happy Friday!

You walked into the party
Like you were walking onto a yacht
Your hat strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf it was apricot
You had one eye in the mirror
As you watched yourself gavotte
And all the girls dreamed
That they’d be your partner
They’d be your partner, and….

You’re so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You’re so vain
I’ll bet you think this song is about you
Don’t you? Don’t you?

You had me several years ago
When I was still quite naive
Well you said that we made such a pretty pair
And that you would never leave

But you gave away the things you loved
And one of them was me
I had some dreams
They were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee and….

You’re so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You’re so vain
I’ll bet you think this song is about you
Don’t you? Don’t you?

Well I hear you went up to Saratoga
And your horse naturally won
Then you flew your Lear jet up to Nova Scotia
To see the total eclipse of the sun

Well, you’re where you should be all of the time
And when you’re not you’re with
Some underworld spy
Or the wife of a close friend
Wife of a close friend, and….

You’re so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You’re so vain
I’ll bet you think this song is about you
Don’t you? Don’t you?

It’s Friday again and I have decided what my Friday Song will be.

I am an optimist!
I am a dreamer!
I am a believer!

This week I have chose Imagine by John Lennon. I chose this song for many reasons.
As a little girl my big sister loved The Beatles. Because I loved her and thought she was pretty cool I listened to the music she listened to. The older I got, I realized she had a direct influence in who I became as a person.
This is one of those songs that makes me stop and think about the lyrics that are being sung. I imagine one day we will live in peace. 🙂

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Lyrics to Imagine by John Lennon

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

Turn up the music, feel the beat, don’t try to stop yourself just do what comes naturally, Dance! I love to watch people dance. Music produces an electrical current in our bodies which causes our shoulders to raise up and down, our legs to move back and forth and our arms to sway erratically. We groove to the rhythmic sound and allow ourselves to become part of the melody. Our body finds harmony with the beat. Dancing is a beautiful thing, whether you’re good at it or not. It’s a way for children to release their silly’s and adults to get rid of some stress. Even infants who cannot yet walk find themselves swaying their tush back and forth to the music. A dance floor of dancing people is a room of happy people. This past weekend I was at a wedding and I danced my butt off. Well, not actually, but it felt that way the next morning. The dance floor becomes a meet and greet.  Strangers dance up to you so they don’t have to dance alone. Friends encourage each other to enter the middle of a circle and show what they got. And Brides step onto the floor wearing their best accessory, their smile.

Reflecting back on my night I realized there are lots of categories dancers could fall in.  You got your Woo Hoo’s-the circle of older ladies that dance carefree and loud, shouting out joyful expressions with each groove. They can also be the mothers who are high-fiving each other on the dance floor because they finally got a night out. You have your two sets of Bumps and Grinds- The first set is the younger girls who dance together hoping to show off their sexy side. They use their girlfriends in front of them like a pole a stripper would use to dance. The more their girlfriends cheer them on they sexier they dance. The second set of Bumps and Grinds are the couple that uses dancing as a way to ravish each other, without actually ravishing each other. There are the Elegants- the couple who would never touch each other inappropriately on the dance floor. Their moves are in sync and their eyes stay lovingly fixated on each other. Every move appears to be choreographed and you can bet they have taken some type of ballroom dance class. There are the Awkwards- Their moves are a bit more forced and they lack the ability to really let go and get lost in the music. It is obvious they are concentrating more on how others perceive them than they are on dancing. A dance floor wouldn’t be a dance floor without the Circle About’s-these are the dancers that use every inch of the floor. They circle in and out, maneuvering their way around, oblivious to the other dancers. They are fun to watch and make the people sitting down want to at least give dancing a shot. I love to watch all of these dancers because for a small moment in time I get to witness people enjoying life. Rejoicing and using the flexibility our bodies provide. But this moment can also be bittersweet. While so many of us are laughing, dancing, and using our bodies, their are other people watching, wishing, and remembering how it felt to dance. At some point our bodies will fail us and we will no longer be able to race up to the dance floor and let it all out. We will be forced to watch from afar. On that day we will want to remember that we danced while we could. So, no matter what type of dancer you are embrace it. For there will be a day that we no longer dance but knowing we did will make that day a bit easier.