3 Songs that Wouldn’t be Caught Dead Together

Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List
Who doesn’t love a list? So write one! Top five slices of pizza in your town, ten reasons disco will never die, the three secrets to happiness — go silly or go deep, just go list-y.

This isn’t dejavu. It’s another post–this time a real response to today’s prompt.

Who doesn’t love a Song List? Here are 3 songs with list-y elements in them.

I haven’t figured out how to add a video, so I’m going to provide a You Tube link  so you can hear the recording to the lyrics below: Brian McKnight, The Cure, and Ben Folds. Lists tend to have trajectories. The first stop is childhood, the second adolescence, and the last is adulthood. Enjoy!

Feature #1: Ben Fold’s “One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces”

Remember that kid or kids you hated because they made school horrible and planted the childhood seeds of adult insecurity? Here’s the song, or rather an anthem for those of us who remember, still even to this day, painfully. Btw, Folds is a treat to see live. Best concert EVER, double!! He is a MANIAC on the piano.

September ’75 I was 47 inches high
Mom said by Christmas I would have
A badassmother G. I. Joe
For your little minds to blow
I still got beat up after class

Yeah, now I’m big and important
One angry dwarf and 200 solemn faces are you
If you really want to see me check your papers and the T. V.
Look who’s tellin’ who what to do
Kiss my ass
Goodbye

Don’t give me that bullshit, you know who I am
I’m your nightmare little man
Vic, you stole my lunch money, made me cry
Jane, remember second grade?
Said you couldn’t stand my face
Rather than kiss me you said you’d rather die

Now I’m big and important
One angry dwarf and 200 solemn faces are you
If you really want to see me check your papers and the T. V.
Look who’s tellin’ who what to do
Kiss my ass
Goodbye

You’ll be sorry one day
Yes you will, yes you will
You shouldn’t push me around
’cause I will, yes I will
You will be sorry when I’m big
Yes you will, yes you will
You will be sorry

Now I’m big and important
One angry dwarf and 200 solemn faces are you
If you really want to see me check your papers and the T. V.
Look who’s tellin’ who what to do
Kiss my ass
Kiss my ass
Goodbye

 Feature #2: The Cure’s “Friday I’m in Love”

Upbeat song that reminds one of the vicissitudes of adolescent emotionalism. A fascinating thing about singing is that in most cases you don’t hear the accent, yet you hear Robert Smith’s sexy British accent is clear as day.  If you aren’t familiar with The Cure, check them out. They were edgy (at least in my nook in the world) back in the day.

I don’t care if Monday’s blue
Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday too
Thursday I don’t care about you
It’s Friday I’m in love

Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart
Thursday doesn’t even start
It’s Friday I’m in love

Saturday wait
And Sunday always comes too late
But Friday never hesitate…

I don’t care if Monday’s black
Tuesday, Wednesday heart attack
Thursday never looking back
It’s Friday I’m in love

Monday you can hold your head
Tuesday, Wednesday stay in bed
Or Thursday watch the walls instead
It’s Friday I’m in love

Saturday wait
And Sunday always comes too late
But Friday never hesitate…

Dressed up to the eyes
It’s a wonderful surprise
To see your shoes and your spirits rise
Throwing out your frown
And just smiling at the sound
And as sleek as a shriek
Spinning round and round
Always take a big bite
It’s such a gorgeous sight
To see you eat in the middle of the night
You can never get enough
Enough of this stuff
It’s Friday
I’m in love

I don’t care if Monday’s blue
Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday too
Thursday I don’t care about you
It’s Friday, I’m in love

Monday you can fall apart
Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart
Thursday doesn’t even start
It’s Friday I’m in love

Feature #3: Brian McKnight’s “Back At One”

Here’s an R&B classic. It’s one of those must have songs that make it onto the wedding reception playlist. Nothing else to say other than it’s probably the only song on this list you’d feel okay listening to with the parents/grandparents.

It’s undeniable
That we should be together
It’s unbelievable
How I used to say that I’d fall never
The basis is need to know
If you don’t know just how I feel
Then let me show you now that I’m for real
If all things in time
Time will reveal
Yeah…

Chorus:
One – you’re like a dream come true
Two – just wanna be with you
Three – Girl it’s plain to see
That you’re the only one for me
Four – repeat steps one through three
Five – make you fall in love with me
If ever I believe my work is done
Then I’ll start back at one… Yeah…

So Incredible
The way things work themselves out
And all emotional
Once you know what it’s all about, babe
And undesirable
For us to be apart
Never would of made it very far
Cause you know you got the keys to my heart

(Chorus)
One – you’re like a dream come true
Two – just wanna be with you
Three – Girl it’s plain to see
That you’re the only one for me
Four – repeat steps one through three
Five – make you fall in love with me
If ever I believe my work is done
Then I’ll start back at one…

Say farewell to the dark of night
I see the coming of the sun
I feel like a little child
Whose life has just begun
You came and breathed new life
Into this lonely heart of mine
You threw out the life line
Just in the nick of time…

(Chorus)
One – you’re like a dream come true
Two – just wanna be with you
Three – Girl it’s plain to see
That you’re the only one for me
Four – repeat steps one through three
Five – make you fall in love with me
If ever I believe my work is done
Then I’ll start back at one…

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