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5:15 AM!  A good night's sleep, finally...  *sigh*

The other day, Jen and I were listening the XM Radio in the car, and the song "If you Wanna be Happy" came on.  I started chuckling, and Jen gave me a funny look.  I asked her if she actually listened to the song before.  She kept giving me that funny look.  So I started saying the lyrics to her.  For those that need a refresher, the lyrics are behind the cut tag. 

If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you
If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you
A pretty woman makes her husband look small
And very often causes his downfall
As soon as he married her and then she starts
To do the things that will break his heart
But if you make an ugly woman your wife
A-you'll be happy for the rest of your life
An ug-a-ly woman cooks meals on time
And she'll always give you peace of mind
If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you
Sax solo
Don't let your friends say you have no taste
Go ahead and marry anyway
Though her face is ugly, her eyes don't match
Take it from me, she's a better catch
If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you
Spoken:
Say man!
Hey baby!
I saw your wife the other day!
Yeah?
Yeah, an' she's ug-leeee!
Yeah, she's ugly, but she sure can cook, baby!
Yeah, alright!
If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you
If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you
If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you
If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life
Never make a pretty woman your wife
So for my personal point of view
Get an ugly girl to marry you


She was shocked that such a song to ever be a hit, and that in this age of PC it would be allowed to be played.  I mentioned there are quite a few songs that, if people really listened to the lyrics, they'de be shocked.  I couldn't have timed that comment better, because just then, "Stagger Lee" started playing.  I told her this was a song about a murder.  Again, the shocked amazed look came across her face.


The night was clear and the moon was yellow
And the leaves came tumbling down

I was standing on the corner when I heard my bulldog bark
He was barkin' at the two men who were gamblin' in the dark
It was Stagger Lee and Billy, two men who gambled late
Stagger Lee threw seven, Billy swore that he threw eight

Stagger Lee told Billy, "I can't let you go with that"
"You have won all my money and my brand new stetson hat"
Stagger Lee started off goin' down that railroad track
He said "I can't get you Billy but don't be here when I come back"

Stagger Lee went home and he got his forty-four
Said "I'm goin' to the barroom just to pay that debt I owe"
Stagger Lee went to the barroom and he stood across the barroom door
He said "Nobody move" and he pulled his forty-four

Stagger Lee shot Billy, oh he shot that poor boy so bad
Till the bullet came through Billy and it broke the bartender's glass


I looked at her, smiled, and said "Welcome to gangsta rap, 60's style."  I love just totally pulling the carpet from underneath my wife sometimes.  =)

Comments

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zarchasmpgmr
Aug. 26th, 2004 08:23 pm (UTC)
And listen closely to Chuck Berry's My Ding-A-Ling.

That one for a long time was on the FCC's verboten list.
jumbach
Aug. 26th, 2004 08:53 pm (UTC)
It's hard to swim when both hands are holding on to your ding-a-ling-a-ling!!
spacecadetjen
Aug. 26th, 2004 08:27 pm (UTC)
It's a family favorite around my house! All us girls love that song and I even had it played at my wedding reception. :-P
jelly_doughnut
Aug. 26th, 2004 10:17 pm (UTC)
The other day, Jen and I were listening the XM Radio in the car the other night

Last night, around three this afternoon, an empty truck with a load of bricks came through a back alley in my front yard, ran over a dead cat and half killed it.

Glad you got some good sleep!
rialtus
Aug. 26th, 2004 10:21 pm (UTC)
Editted, ya snarky blue creature you....
jelly_doughnut
Aug. 26th, 2004 10:30 pm (UTC)
Ha! destuction of evidence! When you get back to "normal" (hehe) this will be brought up in the trial!
zarchasmpgmr
Aug. 26th, 2004 10:55 pm (UTC)
That's a long drive - don't wait up long!

*g, d & r*
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