Thursday, November 19, 2009

Track of the Week: Starry Eyes by The Records

I can't believe I had never heard this song until last week! Thanks LastFM recommendation radio station! This power pop classic, which I guess it is somewhere where I don't live, certainly deserves a place among the better rock 'n' roll songs of the 70's. Released in 1979, "Starry Eyes" was a near hit for The Records, peaking at #56 in the U.S. While it did not set the world on fire, it became a cult classic and eventually landed on the Pitchfork 500 (the online music critic site's list of the greatest 500 songs of the past 30 years).

So listen to the harmonies, harmonies and more harmonies!



Lyrics
While you were off in France, we were stranded in the British Isles
Left to fall apart amongst your passports and your files
We never asked for miracles, but they were our concern
Did you really think we'd sit it out and wait for your return

I don't want to argue. I ain't gonna budge
Won't you take this number down before you call up the judge
I don't want to argue. There's nothing to say
Get me out of your starry eyes and be on your way

While you were on the beach, were you dreaming all about your share
Planning to invest it all to cover wear and tear
We paid for all the phone calls. The money's off the shelf
Don't you know that while you're gone away, I've got to help myself

I don't want to argue. I ain't gonna budge
Won't you take this number down before you call up the judge
I don't want to argue. There's nothing to say
Get me out of your starry eyes and be on your way

While you were in the pool, we were meeting with the boys upstairs
Talking to the money men, and carrying out affairs
We had no time for cocktails, or working up a tan
The boys have all been spoken to. The writ has hit the fan

I don't want to argue. I ain't gonna budge
Won't you take this number down before you call up the judge
I don't want to argue. There's nothing to say
Get me out of your starry eyes and be on your way

Sample
Starry Eyes by The Records
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