I promise, there will be a real update later today. In the meantime, enjoy the lyric post.

I don’t really have a reason why this song amuses me so, but it might just be because of the call-and-answer aspect (no pun intended), which I often like in music.

The Telephone Hour, from Bye Bye Birdie:

Hi, Nancy!
-Hi, Helen!
What’s the story, morning glory?
What’s tale, nightingale?
-Tell me quick about Hugo and Kim!
-Hi, Margie!
-Hi, Alice!
What’s the story, morning glory?
-What’s the word, humming bird?
-Have you heard about Hugo and Kim?
Did they really get pinned?
Did she kiss him and cry?
Did he pin the pin on?
Or was he too shy?
Well, I heard they got pinned
-Yeah! Yeah!
I was hopin’ they would!
– Oho!
Now they’re livin’ at last,
Goin’ steady for good!
-Hello, Mister Henkel, this is Harvey Johnson,
Can I speak to Penelope Ann?
-Is it true about Kim?
-Penelope!
-I just knew it somehow
-About the ball…
-I must call her right up!
-Saturday
-I can’t talk to you now!
Goin’ steady,
You know it
Goin’ steady,
Man, it’s crazy, man!
Goin’ steady,
You know it,
-It won’t last!
-Not at all!
-He’s too thin!
-She’s too tall!
-Hello, Missus Miller, this is Harvey Johnson,
Can I speak to Debra Sue?

-Hi, you Hugo!
Hi, you stupid!
Why do wanna go get pinned up?
-Well, I heard they got pinned
-I was hopin’ they would
-Lost your moral
-Now they’re livin’ at last
-Are you nutty
-Goin’ steady …
-Hello, Mrs Garfein, is Charity home from school yet?
-Did they really get pinned? Goin’ steady?
-We was hopin’ they would
-Now they’re livin’ at last
-Goin’ steady for good!
If you gotta go, that’s the way to go,
When they got you hooked,
Then you’re really cooked,
Whatcha gonna do?
Whatcha gonna do?
Well, I heard they got pinned!
I was thinking they would!
Now they’re livin’ at last
They are steady for good
Goin’ steady, goin’ steady,
Goin’ steady,
Steady for good
Goin’ steady, goin’ steady,
Goin’ steady,
Steady for good
He’s in love with Kim,
Kim’s in love with him!
Goin’ steady, goin’ steady,
Goin’ steady!
Well, well, oh oh oh
Well, well, oh oh oh
That’s the way it should be!
They’ll be happy, I know!
Going Steady for me.
That’s the way it should go!
Goin’ steady, goin’ steady,
Goin’ steady,
Steady for good
Goin’ steady,
Goin’ steady,
Oh yeah!!!

And as a bonus, “My interpretation,” by Mika. No, this is not a message to anyone, I just think it sums up some post-breakup times rather nicely:

You talk about life, you talk about death,
And everything in between,
Like it’s nothing, and the words are easy.
You talk about me, and you talk about you,
And everything I do,
Like it’s something, that needs repeating.
I don’t need an alibi or for you to realize,
The things we left unsaid,
Are only taking space up in our head.
Make it my fault, win the game
Point the finger, place the blame
It does me up and down,
It doesn’t matter now.

[chorus:]
‘Cause I don’t care if I ever talk to you again.
This is not about emotion,
I don’t need a reason not to care what you say,
Or what happened in the end.
This is my interpretation,
And it don’t, don’t make sense.

The first two weeks turn into ten,
I hold my breath and wonder when it’ll happen,
Does it really matter?
If half of what you said is true,
And half of what I didn’t do could be different,
Would it make it better?
If we forget the things we know.
Would we have somewhere to go?
The only way is down, I can see that now.

[chorus]

It’s really not such a sacrifice

[chorus]

And it don’t have to make no sense to you at all,
‘Cause this is my interpretation, yeah, yeah, yeah.

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