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The World Line of the Horizon Star

Some would say I was a lost man in a lost world


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Bastards. I resemble that!

I'm listing to a new funny song I heard on the radio this week (and subsequently downloaded) called "1985" by Bowling for Soup. I'm too young for nostalgia! I downloaded it this afternoon and Shannon tells me that it's "her school gang's theme song." We were both singing it. It's funny to listen to my daughter singing about stuff that happened eight years before she was born. I had to help her with some of the references that she didn't get. She took me to Yahoo Launch and showed me the video for this tune. It's funny.

Woohoohoo
Woohoohoo

Debbie just hit the wall,
She never had it all,
One Prozac a day,
Husband's a CPA,
Her dreams went out the door,
When she turned twenty four,
Only been with one man,
What happened to her plan?

She was gonna be an actress,
She was gonna be a star,
She was gonna shake her ass,
On the hood of White Snake's car,
Her yellow SUV,
Is now the enemy,
Looks at her average life,
Where nothing, has been, all right,
Since...

Bruce Springstein, Madonna,
Way before Nirvana,
There was U2 and Blondie,
And music still on MTV,
Her two kids in high school,
They tell her that she's uncool,
'Cause she still preoccupied,
With Nineteen, Nineteen, Nineteen Eighty-five.

Woohoohoo
(Nineteen Eighty-five)
Woohoohoo

She's seen all the classics,
She knows every line,
Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink,
Even Saint Elmo's Fire,
She rocked out to Wham,
Not a big Limp Bizkit fan,
Thought she'd get a hand,
On a member of Duran Duran.

Where's the mini-skirt,
Made of snake skin,
And who's the other guy,
That's singing in Van Halen,
When did reality become T.V.
What ever happened to sitcoms, game shows,
(On the radio) was...

Springsteen, Madonna,
Way before Nirvana,
There was U2 and Blondie,
And music still on MTV,
Her two kids in high school,
They tell her that she's uncool,
'Cause she still preoccupied,
With Nineteen, Nineteen, Nineteen Eighty-five

Woohoohoo

She hates time, make it stop
When did Motley Crew become classic rock?
And when did Ozzy become an actor?
Please make this,
Stop! Stop! Stop!
...
And bring back...

Springstein, Madonna,
Way before Nirvana,
There was U2 and Blondie,
And music still on MTV,
Her two kids in high school,
They tell her that she's uncool,
'Cause she still preoccupied,
With Nineteen Eighty-five,
Since...

Bruce Springstein, Madonna,
Way before Nirvana,
There was U2 and Blondie,
And music still on MTV,
Her two kids in high school,
They tell her that she's uncool,
'Cause she still preoccupied,
With Nineteen, Nineteen, Nineteen Eighty-five

Nineteen Eighty-five
Bowling for Soup


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For all practical purposes 1985 happened before I was born. MOST of it did. All of it except December.

I read that more as a commentary on today than references to then, though.

I don't know which is worse, older folk who won't adapt and give current music a fair hearing comparable to the hearing they gave certain music from "their day" or younger people who don't respect them for having settled tastes. Of course, the "youts" criticize anyone over thirty for daring to like contemporary music on the grounds that their "not acting their age." You can't win. You might as well please yourself.

Anyone who condemns anyone else based on a harmless opinion just loses. (Of course, that now applies to me--but that's fair.) And yes, pleasing oneself without listening too much to other people does seem to be a theme among people who live happily.

SPELL NIRVANA RIGHT, GEEZ

I don't know about you, but I was at a party and the video came on (without sound) and we all thought it was pretty lame, trying too hard. We turned up the sound and it didn't fare much better.

But to each his own.

Re: SPELL NIRVANA RIGHT, GEEZ

I'm trying to drum up apathy.

yeah well i was born in 84, so 85 was pretty damn good. I dunno what the hell happened in the 90s but thats when things got shitty.
and i downloaded that song too a while ago. pretty funny video too.

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