Thanks to a pal with a cd burner, my eight year old now plays “1985,” by Bowling for Soup, at top volume on her pink Barbie boom box, about 150 times a day. (I must admit, “Bowling for Soup” is a great name for a rock band.)
“I like this song,” I told my husband as he covered his ears with his hands.
“Of course you do,” he replied. “It’s about you.”
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?
Ok, wait a minute. That’s not me. Technogeek is not a CPA. I don’t take Prozac anymore, since Reverend Tom Cruise told me not to. And as for that “only been with one man” thing… well, let’s just say that’s true. Since I got married.
She was gonna be an actress
She was gonna be a star
She was gonna shake her ass
On the hood of Whitesnake’s car
Her yellow SUV is now the enemy
Looks at her average life
And nothing has been
I admit, I’m not crazy about Tigger listening to these lyrics. But I figure if I make a Big Stinking Deal about it, she’ll just sneak out and listen to pop music in some dark alley.
Since Bruce 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 shes uncool
‘Cause she’s still preoccupied
With 19, 19, 1985
Now, although I was still the appropriate age for pop music in the 80’s, I never liked Madonna, though I did like Weird Al Yankovic’s version of “Like a Virgin.”
She’s seen all the classics
She knows every line
Pretty In Pink
Even St. 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
Guess I can’t argue with that any of that.
Where’s the mini-skirt made of snakeskin?
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 or the radio?
I did NOT have a miniskirt made out of snakeskin. Ever. Mine was alligator.
She hates time; make it stop
When did Motley Crue become classic rock? (classic rock)
And when did Ozzy become an actor?
Please make this stop, stop, stop! (tick tick tick tick tick tick)
Good questions, all of them! So I don’t mind hearing the song again and again. And again. I even dance around Tigger’s bedroom with her. It won’t be long before I’m not allowed in there anymore, and she chooses songs guaranteed to annoy me, rather than songs that are about me.