Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I Feel Stupid and My Keys Wrote a Motown Song

I wrote my Hodgepodge post late last night thinking of the title "Hello" by Lionel Richie but having Neil Diamond's lyrics stuck in my head. I even googled and watched Richie's "Hello" video on YouTube and still  did not catch my mistake when writing my post title and intro.  (Actually the video is a bit creepy, since he is the teacher hitting on a student, right? Ew.)

Wow, do I feel stupid about my Diamond/Richie mix-up!  What can I blame for that lapse o' mem-o-ree?

Age, of course!

 You see, if you rocked out in your college dorm to Diana Ross and the Supremes, drove to work singing along with Marvin Gaye, and wished your boyfriend (if you had one) would sing love songs a la Lionel, you probably have a few similar memory lapses yourself these days.

And now, I have people to see and places to go.

I think I just heard my keys sing their own Motown song...

"Hello"  by Zoanna's Keys
I've been alone with you
Inside your van
And in your purse I've kissed your phone
A thousand times
I sometimes see you
Pass out looks that I abhor
Is it me you're looking for?
I can see it in your eyes
I can see it in your stride
I'm all you've ever wanted
you say it with such snide..
'cause you know just the other day
And it was almost half past two
And I wanted to tell you so much
"Ha ha on you!"

Enough of that. Time to wipe the egg off my face. If any of my Hodgepodge readers caught my musical faux pas and kept quiet, thank you. I do prefer to think that, even when my memory gets short-circuited, I can find the missing pieces with a bit of sleep. Or coffee. Or Google.


Susan Kane said...

Very creative! I would love to know the background here.

Carrie B said...

Ha ha Too funny. I did not notice it. At all. And just so you feel better about it... I was picturing Barry Manilow while reading it. LOL

Zoanna said...

Carrie, i can assure you it does not make me feel better that ou pictured Barely Manenough.

Zoanna said...

Carrie, i can assure you it does not make me feel better that ou pictured Barely Manenough.

Laurie said...

When it comes to the prolific "Lionel Vinyl" (as Mike likes to call him) and Neil Diamond, I get the lyrics turned around too… Age or Not! Yeah, your keys rock your own Motown song! Fun!