THE STRANGEST SONGS EVER… #2–Everybody’s fave…Impotence!

impotenceWe’re down to our top two now. It’s nail-biting time!

For those just tuning in, each Monday morning, I’ve been posting my top 10 list of THE STRANGEST SONGS EVER. Next Monday we reach the top.

DISCLAIMER: Don’t get me wrong, some of these are songs I adore. They’re just either about strange things people don’t usually sing about, or they just don’t make any sense.

The list so far…

#10 was Elton John’s Madman Across the Water, because it makes no sense.

#9 George Harrison’s, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, because it’s about housework.

#8, today’s Strangest song is… Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves by Cher. Yes, let’s all sell our women-folk into prostitution.

#7, the awesome dance tune, proving ultimately parody-able, PSY’s Gangnam Style.

# 6 is on of my fave tunes of all times. It’s Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, on the list because we all wore those “Frankie says relax” T-shirts despite it being highly suggestive.

#5 is the Five Man Electrical Band’s Werewolf because instead of getting our son help, whether from a shrink or Dean Winchester, they chose to kill him instead!

#4 is Helen Reddy’s Angie Baby. It’s about a “special” gal who uses top 40 hits to seduce her would-be rapist.

#3 is The Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia. It’s about burying a body in the swamp. For a friend. C’mon. We’ve all done it. Oh, just me and Vicki Lawrence then. Okay.

#2… is Band of Gold by Freda Payne. What a great name for a woman who sings an ode to… impotence! Everyone’s fave! It’s not me, baby, it’s you.

Band of Gold (Sing along on YouTube)

Now that you’re gone
All that’s left is a band of gold
All that’s left of the dream I hold
Is a band of gold
And the memories of what love could be
If you are still here with me

You took me from the shelter of a mother I had never known
Who loved any other
We kissed after taking vows
But that night on our honeymoon
We stayed in separate rooms

I wait in the darkness of my lonely room
Filled with sadness, filled with gloom
Hoping soon that you’ll walk
Back through that door
And love me like you tried before

Since you’ve been gone
All that’s left is a band of gold
All that’s left of the dream I hold
Is a band of gold
And the dream of what love could be
If you are still here with me

Ooh, don’t you know that I wait in the darkness of my lonely room
Filled with sadness, filled with gloom
Hoping soon that you’ll walk
Back through that door
And love me like you tried before

Since you’ve been gone
All that’s left is a band of gold
All that’s left of the dream I hold
Is a band of gold
And the dream of what love could be
If you are still here with me

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About Gina X. Grant

Gina X. Grant writes ingenious plotlines with twists, turns and sometimes magic. She is represented by Rosemary Stimola, the agent who also represents the Hunger Games series. Gina’s RELUCTANT REAPER trilogy is available from Simon and Schuster’s Pocket Star imprint. She lives in Toronto, Canada, just blocks from the house she grew up in. She’s married to a friendly curmudgeon from a mining town in Northern Ontario. They have one rescued hound, Storm, named for Gina’s other pen name. Storm Grant—the writer, not the hound dog—writes engaging action adventure with two heroes. Since 2007, she has published with a variety of e-publishers and more recently, self-publishes. Gina’s and Storm’s books are available at all your favorite etailers, such as Amazon, Kobo and iTunes. Visit ginaXgrant.com or stormgrant.com to find out more.

Posted on February 11, 2013, in LoL!, Music, Opinion, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Wow, I never realized that the happy couple hadn’t… you know. And that makes me wonder why on earth that gal would want him back. Maybe he’s really good at fixing things around the house… LOL

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