Happy Friday! Valentine’s Day is upon us. I remember Valentines Day back in grade school. I would go through the cards that my Mom had purchased carefully matching which card would go to which classmate. It was always important to make sure that the guys got the macho Batman valentines while the girls would receive the not quite as macho Batman valentines. On the big day, all the decorated boxes would line the perimeter of the class and we would go around the room delivering cards. After school I would rush home and go through my box to see if I received a valentine from that cute girl in class and I would be thrilled if I did. I guess it didn’t occur to me that every kid in the class received a valentine from every other kid in the class. I guess I have never fully grasped the concept of February 14.
Well, over the years there has been a boat load of love songs, some good and some not so good. This weekend, a lot of those songs will be dusted off and played again. However, we may have “heard” these songs so many times that we don’t “hear” them anymore. Because if we did, we would probably turn them off. Here are a few examples.
Queen – “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
“This thing called love, I just can’t handle it
This thing called love, I must get round to it
I ain’t ready
Crazy little thing called love”
What better time than Valentine’s Day to let your significant other know that you are not ready for commitment and are a bit unstable as well?
Anne Murray – “You Needed Me”
“You gave me strength to stand alone again
To face the world out on my own again
You put me high upon a pedestal
So high that I could almost see eternity
You needed me, you needed me
You needed me, you needed me”
So, “you needed me”, but thank’s to all you have done for me, I don’t need you anymore??
Foreigner – “I Want To Know What Love Is”
“I gotta take a little time
A little time to think things over
I better read between the lines
In case I need it when I’m older”
Happy Valentine’s Day……let me think about this for a while…
Captain and Tennille – “Muskrat Love”
“Muskrat Suzie, Muskrat Sam
Do the jitterbug at a Muskrat Land
And they shimmy, Sam is so skinny
And they whirl and they twirl and they tango
Singin’ and jinglin’ a jangle
Float like the heavens above
Looks like Muskrat Love”
Most days I try to avoid thinking of furry rodents and Valentine’s Day should not be an exception. If I saw Muskrat Suzie and Muskrat Sam I would grab a broom and try to shoo them out the door.
Donny Osmond – “Puppy Love”
“Someone, help me, help me, help me please
Is the answer up above
How can I, how can I tell them
This is not a puppy love”
Most days I try to avoid thinking of Donny Osmond and Valentine’s Day should not be an exception. Someone help me, help me please find a way to get this song out of my head.
The Police – “Every Breath You Take”
“Every single day every word you say,
Every game you play every night you stay,
I’ll be watching you.”
Is it just me or are these lyrics just a bit creepy?
Air Supply – “All Out of Love
“I’m lying alone with my head on the phone,
Thinking of you ’till it hurts
I know that you hurt to, but what else can we do?”
It is not the thinking that hurts, it is lying with your head on the phone; try a nice fluffy pillow instead.
The Greatest Love of All – George Benson/Whitney Houston
“Everybody’s searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone who fulfilled my needs
A lonely place to be
And so I learned to depend on me”
Happy Valentine’s Day, I hope you love me as much as I do!
Thought for the Week
The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of ~Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 1670