Monday, February 8, 2010


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So Brian is frequently disgusted with today's music for two reasons.  He claims that 1) he can't understand a word "they" say and B) when you can understand it, the lyrics are trashy.

But I would like to argue that the music he used to listen to, back in the day is no better.
I know....I'm justifying swimming in sludge by saying his pool isn't much cleaner.  When really, we should just get out of our respective gutters.

So let's look at the top hit from 1976.
My MOM loved this song!!!!
She used to sing along while my brothers and I cringed in the back of the Cadillac.
I'm cringing right now...........and can barely bring myself to post the lyrics.

Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight

gonna grab some afternoon delight.
My motto's always been; when it's right, it's right.
Why wait until the middle of a cold dark night.

When everything's a little clearer in the light of day.
And you know the night is always gonna be there any way.

Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.

Thinkin' of you's workin' up my appetite
looking forward to a little afternoon delight.

Rubbin' sticks and stones together makes the sparks ingite
and the thought of rubbin' you is getting so exciting.
Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.
Started out this morning feeling so polite
I always though a fish could not be caught who wouldn't bite
But you've got some bait a waitin' and I think I might try nibbling
a little afternoon delight.
Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.

Talk about trashy lyrics!
Did they know what the song was talking about?
I didn't even know people had sex back in 1976. Did they?

I'm mortified!!!!
And my mom listened to this trash with THREE SMALL CHILDREN in the back seat!
No wonder we're wrecked!


martyeaster said...

All I can think about is Anchorman! I cant believe your mother, shame on her, yeah right I can totally see her jamming to that song.

Javan said...

Hahahaha! I'm so glad I never pay attention to lyrics. I am continually amazed when I find out what is actually being sung on the radio.

Shirley said...

I don't see those lyrics as necessarily being trashy. Although I probably wouldn't sing them around kids, maybe your mom sang them while wishing your dad would come home for "lunch" sometime... or she was remembering when he did.

qandlequeen said...

That happened to be the very first song that came on when I turned on my brand new "transistor" radio that my grandparents gave me for my birthday that year. Hearing that song always makes me think of sitting in their front yard.

Stacy said...

I loved that song! I used to sing along and my mom would cut her eyes over at me and I didn't understand why. I thought they were camping. Seriously. Yeah, I was naive at age 10.