Monday 8 April 2013

G Song Lyrics - A to Z Challenge

So much more than moons and Junes
  • Songs beginning with G
  • And some lyric snippets

1960s:            Groovin' - The Young Rascals [Groovin' on a Sunday afternoon, really couldn't get away too soon...]

1970s:           The Gambler - Kenny Rogers

1980s:           Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper 

1990s:           Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio and LV [...been spending most their lives, living in the gangsta's paradise...]

The Gambler

I love the way that Don Schlitz uses poker playing as a metaphor for life.

'...You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em...'
If your hand isn't worth bidding on then you throw the cards in and let the others play. In life if you're fighting a losing battle then you've got to recognise you're wasting your time and move on.

'...Know when to walk away and know when to run...'
People get pretty agitated when they play cards and I suppose, in those circles where guns are freely available, you need to run if you've upset the wrong person. It's the same with life. You can have a go at your co-worker but if you upset the big boss you'd better keep your head down for a while.

'...every gambler knows that the secret to survivin'
is knowing what to throw away, knowing what to keep
Cause every hand's a winner, and every hand's a loser...'
If you take two people and give them the same opportunities, one will make it good and the other won't. It's what you do with those cards in poker and with those chances in life that counts. 

Do you agree with this interpretation of the words?

[I feel obliged to add that I'm a pretty average Bridge player and I suspect the same can be said of the way I play at life!]

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun 

How many of us, as teenagers, had rows with our parents because we wanted to stay out later than they thought we should?

...I come home in the morning light, 
my mother says
"When you gonna live your life right?"...

How many of us have had or are having rows with our teenage children because they want to stay out later than we think they should?
And what G songs would you like to have seen included here?