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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Later

This'll be my sweetie and me in another 20 years...


Now you have a Love that is loyal and true,

And perfect in every way.
But knowing all that, now I put it to you . . .
What in the world would you say?

From the time that we met as she walked down the street,
Just a’singing her favourite song,
Every moment together was perfect and sweet,
Put it mildly, we two got along.

Daily we’d treasure our moments together
And the years have gone past in a blur,
But lately, I’ve found that there’s one sort of weather,
I’m finding it hard to endure.

Now I’m not nasty or mean and I try to be kind,
I’ve given her arms that are strong.
It’s been fifty-five years, I’m mos’ deaf and near blind,
And I’m needing a different song!

I admit that I liked it when our Love was first new,
But more and more often, I find,
That ‘Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do’,
Is driving me out of my mind!
Sweethearts.
And to make the ear worm complete: Manfred Mann.

14 comments:

  1. Ah, also an earworm for me, a song from my youth that I remember too well!

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  2. I enjoy those 'oldies' (yikes, when did they get to be oldies) but I can see them losing their shine if I had to listen to them all the time!

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  3. I have an unbreakable rule: no one in our house is allowed to play the same song more than once running. It all stems from a trauma I endured that involved endless repeats of "The Boy from New York City." I can say no more.

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    1. I had the same nightmare when the radio station once played 'Honey' ad infinitum for an entire evening. Over and over and over. I think someone's record was stuck and no one noticed . . .

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  4. I have to agree. 55 years of do-wah-diddy would drive me completely bonkers, especially if I heard it every day. I like the song, but too much of a good thing is...well, too much.

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    1. You'd be with me at the line: Now we're together nearly EVERY, SINGLE day singing Do wah diddy, diddy dum diddy do! Yikes!

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