Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Goodnight Moon's MUSIC Linkup: week SIX

Have you linked up to Amber's blog yet?  GO DO IT NOW!  While you're there, check out all the other great songs linked up this week.

I know this song is REALLY showing my age, but yeah, I was an Oingo Boingo fan while there still WAS an OIngo Boingo.  To be fair, I was a little girl when this album came out ("Boi-ngo", my favorite from this band)

Frontman Danny Elfman is an absolute genius.  He still composes, in fact you probably recognize his name from the score of your favorite movie.  Seriously, pick ANY great movie that has come out in the last, oh, decade or so, and Danny Elfman probably wrote the score.  He even wrote the theme song for "The Simpsons" tv show. 

You'll hear a little of the orchestral influence here, which is impressive considering that this was a punk/new wave band in the 80s, when everyone was using synthesizers.  Not these guys - those are all REAL instruments! LIsten to the words - sound anything like my life lately?  Lyrics are below the player:

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We close our eyes

We close our eyes and dream and the world has turned around again

When everybody is running in the big race
And having a good time
Who am I to cast a shadow
Who am I?
I looked Death in the face last night
I saw him in a mirror
And he simply smiled
He told me not to worry
He told me just to take my time


We close our eyes and the world has turned around again
We close our eyes and dream and another year has come and gone
We close our eyes and the world has turned around again
We close our eyes and dream ...

And if you come to me
And if you touch my hand
I might just slip away
I might just disappear
Who am I?
And if you think I'm worth it
And if you think it's not too late
We might start falling
If we don't try to hard
We might start falling in love


We're on the healing path
We're on a roller coaster ride
That could never turn back
And if you love me
And if you really try
To make the seconds count
Then we can close our eyes



Goodnight moon said...

LOL! That was a blast from the past....well...although I've never heard this song before? Call me lame-O...I don't mind! I have a zit on my chin that turned me into a teenager.

Thanks for always be such a faithful linker-uper!

Gris said...

I've never heard this song. I like the beat. I have to DL now.

Amanda said...


Samantha said...

This song reminds me of riding to the beach in my uncle's station wagon. Oh yeah, hot leather seats with no AC! Yes!!!

Marine Wife Unplugged said...

Woah!!! Blast from the past is right! Interesting lyrics.

Anonymous said...

Love the fact it's a blast from the past song!! I have to admit though, I've never heard it! I really like it though!! I believe you are the one who commented on mine saying this was your deployment song? If so I see why! P.S. I'm now a follower :)

Gaile said...

Welcome Jacqueline! The deployment anthem I was referring to is actually over on my baby blog,
(I couldn't choose just one song, so I used both blogs this week)

Nicole Marie said...

New follower!! Always love your song choices :) (sorry I am a little behind on this, I was busy yesterday!)

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