Thursday, March 22, 2007

To (Some Of) The Girls I've Loved Before

ABBA 1975

Mamma mia, here I go again
My my, such a pair of teasers
Mamma mia, does it show again?
I mean the women, not the geezers


Don't go breaking my heart
I couldn't if I tried
Honey d'ya wanna get breastfed?
Baby I'm not that kind


On a little street in Singapore
No chew-ing gum discarded on the floor
The gals move like sophisticated chicks
Though the blokes look just like a pair of dicks

NENA 1984

99 Decision Street
99 fashionistas meet
To worry, worry, super-scurry
Leather kecks off in a hurry!
This is what we've waited for
This is it boys, this is phwooar!
The sweaty trousers on the line
As 99 red balloons go by


Bang! Bang! Tracy's silver hammer
Came down upon his head.
Bang Bang Tracy's silver hammer
Made sure that he was dead.


  1. Geoff - you could fill an entire book with your chortlesome lyrics.

  2. I bet you liked that bird from Pussycat the one with the long blonde hair who sang about Mississippi.

  3. I don't know who Manhatten Transfer are.

    Did I have a lucky escape?

  4. Sorry to be trivial - but doesn't Nena look just like Tracey Barlow?
    Watch out for your life Bjorn and Bennie!

  5. Murph - It would rot away on the "best cellar" list.

    Lardy - No. She's like a cross between Janis Joplin and Joss Stone which must make her a very frightening woman. I do like one of the backing singers, though. Wonder if you can guess which one?

    Spin - Man Tran were fantastic. They were easy listening 40s throwbacks with a certain je ne sais quoi. We've been trying to get a cheap compilation without success for ages...Actually you'd probably hate them. My view is coloured by love.

    Kaz - No she does not! You're talking about the most beautiful woman of 80s pop (who's still a stunner, by the way). If she's Tracy Barlow then I'm David Platt!

  6. So Dave, I mean Geoff - it's so unfair that girls can't be geezers.

  7. Arabella, are you saying that Man Tran are all man? I'm shocked.

  8. The best thing about Nena was her flaunting of her unshaven armpits on TOTP ... c'mon, girls, natural is best.

  9. She DOES look like Tracy Barlow in that picture!!!

  10. Anthony - I agree. Nothing wrong with a bit of armpit hair. I draw the line at leather trousers though.

    Spin - OK. You and Kaz win.

  11. Seems we have similar tastes geoff. Or used to. I would have included Kate Pierson and Ronnie Spector, but that's just me.

  12. They can take the place of Benny & Bjorn.

    I'd like to keep Nena's band in for novelty value.