Love in the 80's

  1. who remembers these?

    love in the 80's (song lyrics)
    love in the 80s

    i was working part time in a five and dime. my boss was mr. magee. he was six foot four and full of muscles and walked like an egyptian, but i was happy to be stuck with him. one manic monday, while i was busy working for the weekend, i overheard him make a careless whisper.

    he told two of my co-workers, jack and diane, that i gave love a bad name. well, i got so emotional, baby. i told him to say say say what he wants, but don't play games with my affection. he told me it was hard for him to say he's sorry and not to worry, to be happy. then he blamed it on the rain. he was so out of touch. it just took my breath away. i couldn't fight this feeling any longer. i asked him "what's love got to do with it?" he told me to get outta his store and his dreams and into my car.

    so i figured i might as well jump. i cut footloose, went home and called my girl, jenny. (you already know the number) she was on the other line with amanda. they were talking about mickey and how he was so fine. that blew my mind! was she really going out with him? i told her that i had just called to say i love her. she told me she had been saving all her love for me, but now she was looking for a new love - asta la vista, baby.

    i thought "i can't go for that - no can do! bring me a higher love!" i called up some of my old west end girls, hoping that one of them would want to get physical all night long (all night). first i called billie jean - she told me to beat it. i called rosanna - her sister christian blessed the rains down in africa and then hung up on me. come on, eileen! .. no answer. nobody told me there'd be days like these! i was feeling like the owner of a lonely heart.

    then, out of the blue, my best friend's girlfriend (she used to be mine) roxanne calls. yes, the real roxanne. she told me she still hadn't found what she's looking for and that she wanted to take on me. i said "i thought you were jessie's girl." she said "don't you want me? you don't have to put on the red light - i'm on my own." what a feeling! i had the eye of the tiger. who was i f-f-f-foolin? roxanne drove me crazy like no one else. she's a beauty! she blinded me with science, and weird science at that. there was always something there to remind me of her and i just knew that i'd have the time of my life.

    i wasn't about to la-di-da-di. i jumped in my little red corvette and rocked down to electric avenue. i got my mind set on her. when i got to her house (in the middle of her street) i ran. i rapped on her front door and to this rapper's delight, i heard a voice say "who can it be now?" "here i am, the one that you love", i replied. i let my love open the door and was immediately lost in her eyes. i felt like a virgin touched for the very first time. she loosened her blouse and said "rock me amadeus!" well, i felt it was my prerogative to bust a move. i told her "i'll tumble for ya!" as i pinned her on the stairs, hungry like the wolf.

    just then i felt an invisible touch on my shoulder. "turn around bright eyes!" said a familiar voice. as i did, jessie hit me with a sledgehammer of an uppercut that spun me right round like a record. he was hangin' tough and continued to roll with it, knocking the wind from beneath my wings - broken wings by this time. he rocked me tonight, for old time's sake, beating me from head to toe, until my true colors were black and blue and blood was spilling from my mouth like red, red wine.

    "you don't owe me money for nothing!" he snarled. at this point i was livin' on a prayer. i crawled back to my little red corvette and drove home thinking about how my tainted love had cut like a knife - how it seems that every rose, truly, has its thorn. no longer do i want to know what love is. love stinks.




    mvshs class of 1986!
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   TX Guy
    AAAHHH

    Good times.
  4. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by TX Guy
    AAAHHH

    Good times.
    Good times indeed. I had a lot less responsibility back then....
  5. by   deespoohbear
    I saw Star Wars at least eight times,
    Had the Pac-man pattern memorized.
    And I've seen the stuff they put inside Stretch Armstrong, yeah.
    Oh, I was Roger Staubach in my backyard,
    Had a shoebox full of baseball cards,
    And a couple of Evil Knievel scars on my right arm.
    Well, I was a kid when Elvis died.
    An' my momma cried:

    Well, it was nineteen-seventy-something,
    In the world that I grew up in.
    Farah Fawcett hair-do days,
    Bell bottoms and eight-track tapes.
    Lookin' back now I can see me.
    Oh man, did I look cheesy.
    But I wouldn't trade those days for nothin':
    Oh, it was nineteen-seventy-something.

    It was the dawning of a new decade,
    We got our first microwave,
    Dad broke down and finally shaved them old sideburns off.
    I took the stickers off a-my Rubik's cube.
    Watched MTV all afternoon.
    My first love was Daisy Duke in them cut-off jeans.
    Space shuttle fell out of the sky.
    And the whole world cried.
    Well, it was nineteen-eighty-something,
    In the world that I grew up in.
    Skatin' rinks and black Trans-Ams.
    Big hair and parachute pants.
    An' lookin' back now I can see me.
    Oh man, did I look cheesy.
    I wouldn't trade those days for nothin':
    Oh, it was nineteen-eighty-something.

    Now I got a mortgage and an SUV,
    But all this responsibility,
    Makes me wish sometimes:

    It was nineteen-eighty-something,
    In the world that I grew up in.
    Skatin' rinks and black Trans-Ams.
    Big hair and parachute pants.
    An' lookin' back now I can see me.
    Oh man, did I look cheesy.
    I wouldn't trade those days for nothin':
    Oh, it was nineteen-eighty-something.

    Nineteen-seventy-something.
    Oh, it was nineteen something.
  6. by   psychonurse
    This is showing my age.....I was out of nursing school (RN) after working as an LPN for 8 years. I was in Las Vegas working in Desert Springs Hospital as a traveler.....boy were those the days.....
  7. by   Nurse Izzy
    Ack Ack Ack - now I have new earworms.....!!!
  8. by   CountrifiedRN
    Wow, someone's got too much time on their hands to be able to sit around and think of all these! lol

    I'm horrified that I know this, but "...called my girl, Jenny. (You already know the number)" 867-5309....
  9. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by RN2bNC
    I'm horrified that I know this, but "...called my girl, Jenny. (You already know the number)" 867-5309....
    Near Evansville, IN where I grew up there is an area of Vanderburgh county with the 867 prefix. When that song came out the person with that phone number had to get a different number because of all the idiots who kept calling and asking for Jenny.
    Last edit by deespoohbear on Mar 30, '03
  10. by   hapeewendy
    I happen to LOVE the 80's
    and this thread makes me wanna dress up in legwarmers and bangle bracelets and start breakdancing on some cardboard or something........

    despite that scary visual..... I love the 80's
  11. by   NICU_Nurse
    One of my favorite movies is Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
  12. by   Brita01
    Originally posted by hapeewendy
    I happen to LOVE the 80's
    and this thread makes me wanna dress up in legwarmers and bangle bracelets and start breakdancing on some cardboard or something........

    despite that scary visual..... I love the 80's

    Not a thing wrong with that. I happened to watch Flashdance for about the 200th time last week. Love watching the obviously not Jennifer Beals doing the forward flip into the backspin. Dang, I have to go break out my 80s CDs now.
  13. by   Lucy RN
    I miss those carefree high school days! How about Def Leppard, Loverboy, Journey and REO Speedwagon......I never could throw away my multi colored bandanna for around my neck.....and those leg warmers!!!

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