Maybe I Should Have Called Your First

As soon as I saw the theme for today’s SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY my mind started to flood with ideas of songs. I feel totally spoilt for choice this week.

Today’s theme is: FIRST…

…as you can see from the original post from Helen Vahdati, the creator of This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. Take a look and do please join in. If you like music, you will love taking part in SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY!

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 11/25/18

Tracks from Roberta Flack, Lionel Ritchie, Kylie Minogue, Barry White, Bananarama, Madonna and a host of songs by the Britpop bands of the late 1990s all started bouncing around my head. I am going to be looking out for some of the other songs I have rolling around my mind and I am tempted to post another SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY post very late tonight if some of the fabulous songs on the theme of FIRST have been missed.

But this week, I am indulging myself by picking my favourite, my stand out! This is one of the songs I have loved from the moment I heard it and am sure I will love for years to come.

Today, my choice is a song that was first made famous by Cyndi Lauper, although I believe it was intended for Roy Orbison. My music tastes are diverse. When I worked for the record company it was era of Oasis, Blur, Pulp and a host of other British bands, so I know that era of music best. But I love classical music and a thousand golden-oldies and stripped back acoustic tracks nowadays . Modern pop has to be perfectly produced to get my attention. And to me the following track is absolute pop perfection! Or perhaps I should say pop rock perfection!

This song is not just my favourite. I have many friends who adore Cyndi’s version of this phenomenal song. It has to be one of the top choices for any drive-time playlist. When I worked with a team of sixty house-keepers this was one of the most popular choices for a bit of lunch-break karaoke. Can you see us grabbing a dish-brush or a mop and pretending it was our microphone and singing our heart out to this? I LOVE THIS SONG!!!

I had to escape
The city was sticky and cruel
Maybe I should have called you first
But I was dying to get to you
I was dreaming while I drove
The long straight road ahead, uh, huh

Could taste your sweet kisses
Your arms open wide
This fever for you is just burning me up inside

I drove all night to get to you
Is that alright
I drove all night
Crept in your room
Woke you from your sleep
To make love to you
Is that alright
I drove all night

What in this world
Keep us from tearing apart
No matter where I go I hear
The beating of your heart
I think about you
When the night is cold and dark
No one can move me
The way that you do
Nothing erases the feeling between me and you

I drove all night to get to you
Is that alright
I drove all night
Crept in your room
Woke you from your sleep
To make love to you
Is that alright
I drove all night

Could taste your sweet kisses
Your arms open wide
This fever for you is just burning me up inside

I drove all night to get to you
Is that alright
I drove all night
Crept in your room
Woke you from your sleep
To make love to you
I drove all night… to hold you tight

Written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly – thank you for pop perfection guys!

 

FOWC with Fandango — Flood

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