Friday, April 26, 2013

W is for...

When It's Over...Loverboy, 1981.

Angsty 80's songs, from the soundtrack of my life, is my theme for the A-Z challenge this year.

Oh Loverboy, how cruel of you to write songs like this, making twelve year old girls think that twelve year old boys were this thoughtful...always looking to rescue us from poor relationships, always intending to treat us far better. 
What did he ever do for you
What's he trying to put you through
I just don't understand
Why couldn't you just keep working for the weekend?

I am vacillating between trying to come up with the words to tell how this song resonates with my memories of the early eighties, and laughing so hard at the video. My first bad news boyfriend was a huge Loverboy fan. Come on, who was a huge fan of theirs, anyone? Even among eighth graders? I did not see that warning signal.
What's he trying to say to you?
What's he trying to tell you?
He don't really care
Nope, nobody was telling me I would not be lonely when that was over. (Not even a handsome fella with a sweet red bandana headband.) Okay, I really did choose this song because of how it captured so much of the spirit of my angst-filled world in the early eighties, but I made a colossal mistake by not only watching the video, but also sharing it with my kids. (Giggles all around.) Now I cannot pull it together.

I guess all that I can say is...
I hope you're with me
I hope you're with me when it's over
(Only three more letters!)


  1. I LOVE Loverboy! Everybody's workin' for the weekend!

  2. This really works for me. And hey, it's almost the weekend! So close to being over . . .

    Red headbands are totally hawt! ;)

  3. Dang! I thought for sure that you would pick Scandal's the Warrior! Or does that start with a T? Oh well-Scandal isn't really all very angsty. You surprised me.

    And I saw Loverboy in concert, but I didn't pay for the ticket. Does that count?

  4. Oh. I don't know what I love best. The red bandanna. The lead singer's facial expressions. Or the sexy painted on plastic pants.

    So what was with your school? The 12 year old boys there weren't waiting to pick you up from your failed relationships? To give you what you needed? Maybe things today have improved for your kids (daughters??).

    Yeah, probably not. :)

  5. Oh, the heartache. I remember my very first 12 year-old boy crush...though I didn't hear this song until high school. Good choice!

    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
    @TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

  6. Oh yeah, Loverboy. And those videos??? Lord, they are tame to the things that are on TV now.

  7. Haha! Okay, I'm totally blaming you for making me rock out in my 3 in the morning. :)

  8. That red bandanna was definitely pretty spiffy! I got my first heartbreak at 11. And then he came back to me when we were 12 and I got to break his heart. Aw, the good ol' days.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

  9. What can I say? I really did not like this band....and I can't really say why......

  10. Those are some intense loverboys.

  11. Heh, heh, heh.

    Some of the videos are so cheesy. The outfits. The headbands. The HAIR!!!!

    The bigger the better, right?