Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Yellow 8 Track Tape

When I was a kid we had a black Tornado, I don't know what year, it's not really that important. We had this eight track tape that was by Petula Clark. It was my favorite in the whole world. I loved that. My favorite song was "downtown". If you know anything about 8 tracks, which i don't, you may know how they worked. but I don't. I knew how to get to that song. I loved that song. I secretly dreamed that Petula Clark would one day come marry my dad. Oh, how cool that would have been?! I think I need to marry a singer or band guy... Someone please call Chris Tomlin and tell him I have an opening next Saturday.

Anyways, today I was in Savelot and a different song by Petula Clark came on but it instantly reminded me of that song and I smiled thinking of simpler times, Barbies, weekends on the boat, my dad in his Coast Guard Uniform, and "downtown". I can't help it, that song makes my day. THEY EVEN HAVE IT ON YOUTUBE! Enjoy both versions.

What's your favorite song from when you were a kid?

Matthew 24:26-28 (message) 26-28"So if they say, 'Run to the country and see him arrive!' or, 'Quick, get downtown, see him come!' don't give them the time of day. The Arrival of the Son of Man isn't something you go to see. He comes like swift lightning to you! Whenever you see crowds gathering, think of carrion vultures circling, moving in, hovering over a rotting carcass. You can be quite sure that it's not the living Son of Man pulling in those crowds.


Amber Land said...

This is so corny but I liked a song that went something like "Take the buttons off of my shirt and one day I'll ----. I can't remember the rest. My Mom can probably clarify but I think it was by a country guy or group. How wierd is that? It was in the 80's when big bright buttons were great. I'll blame it on that.

John Cowart said...

Way back then, when she sang "I Know A Place", I believed that she was singing to me specifically!

Sara said...

i must say "these boots were made for walkin'" by nancy sinatra continues to thrill me to this day. kathy (my aunt) had it on 45 and my grandma had drawn two little boots on it to show us which side to play!

Pat said...

My real name IS Petula Clark.

John Cowart said...

Hi Margie,

Here's a happy rant:

I commented on this yesterday but I just had to come back to say you are a mean cruel woman because all day long I've been racking my brain to remember all the words to "I Know A Place"!!!

This song is stuck in my head and it won't go away -- but I can't remember all the words and it's driving me nuts. I'm brain hooked.

And you started the whole thing!

What comes after, "Go downstairs to some tables and chairs"? And where does the "man who will greet you" fit in? I've spent the whole day pondering this because I can't get the song out of my mind.

Don't you hate it when a song gets stuck like that?

When our kids were little, I spent many hours at work singing aloud all the words to "See the funny little bunnies". My coworkers knew that I must be crazy or a father.

Thanks for letting me blow off steam. All your posts make me think.