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Monday, July 26, 2004

SONG OF THE WEEK

I'm doing this a bit early in anticipation of a short work week. My song of the week, as might be expected, is not a new release. In fact I'm going to go on record now; I'll leave new music to Fred. He's much more hip. I'm here to remind you of great songs that might have dropped off your radar. This week's pick is "Spread Your Wings" from the Queen 1977 release "News Of The World". Great song, great melody, great lyric, great performance. The "News Of The World" record is packed with gems beyond the obvious We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions couplet, and this is my fave of the lot. Freddie was the best, ever. Dammit, now I'm gonna cry.

Sammy was low
Just watching the show
Over and over again
Knew it was time
He'd made up his mind
To leave his dead life behind
His boss said to him
"Boy you'd better begin,
To get those crazy notions right out of your head
Sammy who do you think that you are?
You should've been sweeping up the Emerald Bar"
Spread your wings and fly away
Fly away, far away
Spread your little wings and fly away
Fly away, far away
Pull yourself together 'Cos you know you should do better
That's because you're free man
He spends his evenings alone in his hotel room
Keeping his thoughts to himself, he'd be leaving soon
Wishing he was miles and miles away
Nothing in this world, nothing would make him stay
Since he was small
Had no luck at all
Nothing came easy to him
Now it was time
He'd made up his mind
"This could be my last chance"
His boss said to him,"Now listen boy!
You're always dreaming
You've got no real ambition, you won't get very far
Sammy boy, don't you know who you are?
Why can't you be happy at the Emerald Bar?"
So honey,
Spread your wings and fly away
Fly away, far away
Spread your little wings and fly away
Fly away, far away
Pull yourself together 'Cos you know you should do better
That's because you're free man



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