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Monday, December 27, 2010

Music Monday: Hey Nineteen by Steely Dan

My loyal Roxiticus Desperate Housewives readers know I haven't been nineteen in quite some time, but I've been able to relate to Steely Dan's "Hey Nineteen" since he first sang the song in 1980....though at the time I was a freshman in high school with a 19-year-0ld boyfriend (mmm, on a motorcycle), not a 19-year-old girl with a much older man. And even at 15, I remembered the Queen of Soul. Tonight I'm hiding out by the fireplace and in the blogosphere, trying not to panic at the prospect of eight (8??!!) overnight guests for our dysfunctional family Christmas Monday, and for some reason the song's been running through my head.



Way back when in '67
I was the dandy
Of Gamma Chi
Sweet things from Boston
So young and willing
Moved down to Scarsdale
And where the hell am I

Hey Nineteen
No we can't dance together
No we can't talk at all
Please take me along
When you slide on down

Hey Nineteen
That's 'Retha Franklin
She don't remember the Queen of Soul
It's hard times befallen
The sole survivors
She thinks I'm crazy
But I'm just growing old

Hey Nineteen
No we got nothing in common
No we can't talk at all
Please take me along
When you slide on down

The Cuervo Gold
The fine Colombian
Make tonight a wonderful thing
We can't dance together
No we can't talk at all



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2 comments:

LadyJava said...

hhahah I havent been 19 for a long time too Roxy!

Happy MM sweetie.. great song!
Here's wishing you a Great 2011!

Namz said...

Yes, Thanks for sharing Roxy. Steely Dan rocks through out the 70's :) Talented musicians.

Happy MM! Happy Holidays and A Very Happy New Year Roxy!

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