My theme song

April 8, 2010

Of course I have very many songs that I love. But a theme song? I never thought about it. I mean, it’s not like I’m a baseball player going up to bat.

So I thought about it. And I decided on “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen from their album “Jazz.” This is for two reasons.

First, I have loved Queen since about 1975. As much as I love Del Amitri, which is a whole lot, Queen is my desert island answer. I can’t explain it. Justin Currie is one of the most best songwriters ever and is a brilliant, brilliant lyricist, but Queen overwhelms Del Amitri in musicianship and innovation. Del Amitri is the most awesome bar band ever. Queen is just awesome.

Second, “Don’t Stop Me Now” comes closest to embodying my personal joie de vivre. Do those of you who know me think otherwise? There are lots of other songs that shiver me timbers more, but for general mood and loose interpretation of the lyrics,  this one does just fine.

 

Don’t Stop Me Now

Music and lyrics by Freddie Mercury

Tonight Im gonna have myself a real good time
I feel alive and the world turning inside out yeah!
And floating around in ecstasy
So don’t stop me now don’t stop me
Cause Im having a good time having a good time

Im a shooting star leaping through the sky
Like a tiger defying the laws of gravity
Im a racing car passing by like lady godiva
Im gonna go go go
There’s no stopping me

Im burning through the sky yeah!
Two hundred degrees
That’s why they call me mister fahrenheit
Im travling at the speed of light
I wanna make a supersonic man out of you

Don’t stop me now Im having such a good time
Im having a ball don’t stop me now
If you wanna have a good time just give me a call
Don’t stop me now (cause Im havin a good time)
Don’t stop me now (yes Im havin a good time)
I don’t want to stop at all

Im a rocket ship on my way to mars
On a collision course
I am a satellite Im out of control
I am a sex machine ready to reload
Like an atom bomb about to
Oh oh oh oh oh explode

Im burning through the sky yeah!
Two hundred degrees
That’s why they call me mister fahrenheit
Im travling at the speed of light
I wanna make a supersonic woman of you

Don’t stop me don’t stop me
Don’t stop me hey hey hey!
Don’t stop me don’t stop me ooh ooh ooh (I like it)
Don’t stop me don’t stop me
Have a good time good time
Don’t stop me don’t stop me ah

Im burning through the sky yeah!
Two hundred degrees
That’s why they call me mister fahrenheit
Im travling at the speed of light
I wanna make a supersonic man out of you

Don’t stop me now Im having such a good time
Im having a ball don’t stop me now
If you wanna have a good time just give me a call
Don’t stop me now (cause Im havin a good time)
Don’t stop me now (yes Im havin a good time)
I don’t want to stop at all

Queen_jazz

13 March 2010

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