Saturday, April 5, 2014

E is for...

Emotion...Bee Gees and Samantha Sang, 1978.

A Serenade of Seventies songs, from the soundtrack of my life, is my theme for the A-Z challenge this year.

It's over and done, 
But the heartache lives on inside...

Wait, no, that's not right. We're just finishing the first week of the challenge...phew! 

As a kid, I spent a lot of quality time with the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, which left me completely unphased about being too young to see the movie itself. My a-z list would have seemed incomplete without some Bee Gees love. Since I had the letter E open, I decided to let Barry and the boys bring Samantha Sang along to their groove fest.

And where are you now, now that I need you?
Tears on my pillow wherever you go
I'll cry me a river that leads to your ocean

That's what they said, but let me tell you what this girl...
Please note fashionable stick pin in collar. 
...who turned nine in 1978, thought they said:

I'll cry me a river that leads to erosion.

Apparently I was very eco-conscious at a young age. Not only were these artists completely heartbroken and soggy, but I assumed they had environmental concerns to grapple with as well.

Thank you for visiting...

But if you don't come back
Come home to me, darling
You know that there'll be nobody left in this world to hold me tight
Nobody left in this world to kiss goodnight

Sorry, the emotion took me over!

37 comments:

  1. I had to listen to the whole song before I commented. So glad you picked this for your topic. Love!!

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  2. I will never be able to listen to this song again without hearing that lyric change. It does sound like "cry me a river that leads to erosion." Ironically, that version would be apt, too.

    I love the Bee Gees. I remember playing many of their songs on my turntable, dancing around my bedroom, and singing into my hairbrush. Ah.... the seventies.

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    1. Thank you for appreciating the notion of all things eroding with the sadness of it all. I am kind of surprised they never made actual microphones shaped like hairbrushes as a tribute to us!

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  3. I had just turned 13 when this song came out right before Christmas of 1977. It reminds me of 8th grade so much.

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  4. I love this song. Listened to it over and over, back in the day. Thanks for bringing it to my ears again.
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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  5. I turned 8 in 1978 ... and loved the Bee Gees (and Andy Gibb, Shaun Cassidy, etc).
    I am totally feeling it!! :)

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  6. Oh my! I am getting choked up just remembering that song. Those BeeGees knew how to sing!

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    1. Get your tissues, who knows what other sappiness we might find! ;)

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  7. Well, if they really cried that much, there is a good possibility that it could lead to erosion. I love it when you sing a song for years and then eventually find out that what you thought they were saying was completely different. I have so many of those.

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  8. Now there's a soundtrack with which I also spent a lot of quality time...As to stick pins, I had several. They went in my cowl neck sweaters which were all the rage. I'm a bit older than you...but I think our fashion statements probably over-lapped.
    I did watch the movie. Without my mother knowing, at Alyssa's house, during a sleep-over. I wore my best outfit because I had a crush on her older brother. He didn't notice my efforts, sadly...
    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

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  9. I love the BeeGees! Thanks for sharing! :D

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    1. I might love it more when Jimmy Fallon and Justin T do the Bee Gees... ;)

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  10. I loved the Bee Gees. Like you...I think I wore my Saturday Night Fever soundtrack out playing it so much!!

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    1. So many people admitting their Bee Gee love! :)

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  11. Erosion! Hahaha! Well, I have to admit, it certainly makes sense. You canNOT have a 70s song tribute without including the Bee Gees.

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    1. They were bound to bust in, invited or not!

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  12. You were so scientific for your age!! And I did enjoy the fashionable stick pin!

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  13. Awwww! You've completely won me over now! I am a huge Bee Gees fan - not too many places where I can openly admit that these days.... ha ha. Love this post - and your fashion statement!

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    1. My outfit was no white suit, but I had to work with what I had! Glad to give you a place to let your BeeGees flag fly!!

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  14. This song was actually in the British charts around March/April of 1978, so this is a timely choice, Andrea! :) Oh the mis-heard lyrics of my youth... I recall "Tragedy" being particularly problematic to my 9-yr-old brain. Verse two had something about burning on land and sea, as I recall... :)

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  15. You look the same as you did as a kid!! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who completely screws up song lyrics. Thank goodness Al Gore invented the internet and now we can look them up.

    -andi

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  16. Cute post. I love the Bee Gees as well.

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  17. Funny -- I featured this song on my blog too, to accompany a writing prompt!

    Here: http://yvonneventresca.com/1/post/2014/04/e-is-for-emotion-atozchallenge.html

    I have a song coming up for H, too, but not from the 70s.

    Yvonne

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  18. Now whenever someone mentions the Bee Gee's, I can only think of the Saturday Night Live skit with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake......"talkin' it up, on the Barry Gibb talk show....talking about, medallions and chest hair."

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  19. I love that you heard "erosion" instead of "your ocean". It reminds me of my 9-yo...when he would sing Don't Stop Believin' when he was 6 or 7, he always sang, "Living just to find the ocean," and it never failed to crack me up!

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  20. Oh I love the Bee Gees as well , fun post Andrea !

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  21. No one sings girlie better than the Bee Gees. Except maybe Air Supply.

    -andi

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  22. We obviously like the same music! I'm a die hard SNFever fan, disco, all of it. I love/loved the Beegee's and even did a post on my blog after the death of Robin Gibb http://celticadlx.blogspot.com/2012/07/for-whom-bell-tolls.html if you care to check it out... I'll be back because I'm really loving your choices. Thanks for dropping by!

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  23. I turned 13 in 1973, went to Camp Mac (Courtney Cox was there, too, but back in the olden days she went by CeCe) and we were singing Billy Joel (Only the Good Die Young) and Jimmy Buffet (Cheeseburger in Paradise)....

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  24. Guffaw! There's a whole canon and websites galore devoted to mis-heard lyrics that never fail to make me laugh! (Blinded by the light! Wrapped up like a douche? Whaa. . . ) For me, the Saturday Night Fever thing is going to be firmly entrenched in my head, because during my symphonic career, I spent a whole OTHER career playing with people like Donna Summer and Anne Murray and Olivia Newton-John who were stuck firmly in the 70s and the Disco-fever. I also played tons of Motown music, but that's another post. I do envy you your fashionable stick-pin! Thanks for sharing your memories, Andrea! Mary

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  25. BWHAHAHA...Erosion!!! Adorable pic!

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