Friday, January 18, 2008

Drippin' with Cheeze

Remember those drippy, sappy, cheezy songs of the 60's and 70's. They told heartbreaking stories and built up to a climactic ending?

We all hate to admit it but we know all the words to these melodramatic musical musings and then find we can't get them out of our heads long after the song has played on the radio.

Today will be the first installment of "DRIPPIN' WITH CHEEZE"

For the next several Friday's I will post the lyrics to some of my favorite cheezy songs.

We need to start this off right and cheeze just wouldn't be dripping without a little teenage heartbreak. No other song illustrates this better than: Run Joey Run by David Geddes. This song depicted teenage pregnancy long before Madonna came around and with a horrible and tragic ending to boot!!!

Run Joey Run
David Geddes


Daddy please don't, it wasn't his fault,
he means so much to me
Daddy please don't,
we're gonna get married...just you wait and see.

She called me up, late last night, she said Joe, don't come over
My dad and I just had a fight, and he stormed out the door
I've never seen him act his this way, my God, hes going crazy
He says he's gonna make you pay, for what we've done, he's got a gun, so
Run Joey Run Joey Run

Daddy please don't, it wasn't his fault, he means so much to me
Daddy please don't, we're gonna get married...just you wait and see.

I got in my car and I drove like mad, till I reached Julie's place
She ran to me, with tears in her eyes, and bruises on her face
All at once, I saw him there, sneaking up behind me, WATCH OUT!
Then Julie yelled, he's got a gun, and she stepped in front of me
Suddenly, a shot rang out, and I saw Julie falling
I ran to her, I held her close, when I looked down, my hands were red,
and here's the last words Julie said

...Daddy please don't, it wasn't his fault, he means so much to me
Daddy please don't, we're gonna get married.....aaahhh..ahhhhahhhh....ahhhhh

Run Joey run Joey run Joey run Joey run Joey run

4 comments:

The Village Carpenter said...

To quote Frances McDormand in the movie Fargo, "I think I'm gonna barf."

Shazza said...

I LOVE that movie! It's one of my favs!

The Village Carpenter said...

It's one of my favorites, too!

Shazza said...

Kindred of souls VC