Monday, 20 May 2013

Can't you hear me singing for you baby?



After a magnificent weekend - joint birthday celebrations (with curry!) for Alistair and not-so-Baby Steve on Friday, the David Bowie is exhibition and our triumphal Eurovision party on Saturday, and sunshine yesterday to finish it off - it is another Tacky Music Monday already!

I am actually on study leave this week, so the dreariness of returning to the office is not a problem (for once)... but to cheer up those of you who are heading off to another week of drudgery, here's a suitably OTT appearance from Miss Grace Jones (who celebrated her 65th birthday yesterday) on the Italian TV show Stryx - introduced by none other than another Patron Saint Miss Amanda Lear - it's Fame:


Fame, had to make me a name,
Nothing less than the best for me,
Fame, trading love for a name,
And there's no one to blame but me,
You were the one and you loved me,
I rode to stardom to take your place oh,
You were the one that I needed,
But stars would be glowing so far above
Just screaming crowd.

Fame or you?
Can't you hear me singing for you baby?
Fame or you?
Come on back, I need you, won't you save me?

Fame, burning bright as a flame,
But it drove you away from me,
Fame, whats the use of this game,
If I can't have you back with me?
Making the big time, making the money,
Somehow it don't seem to take your place
Oh, I'm never alone but I'm lonely,
I searched through the crowd
And I never see your face.

Fame or you?
Can't you hear me singing for you baby?
Fame or you?
Come on back, I need you, won't you save me?

Fame, gonna drive me insane,
Like it drove you away from me,
Fame, so alone with my name,
even that don't belong to me,
Running away won't help me forget you,
I've got to find you and end this race oh...
Life like a road is so lonely,
Fame and all, they are one night stands
That will never take your place.

Fame or you?
Can't you hear me singing for you baby?
Fame you?
Come on back, I need you, won't you save me?

Fame, whats the use of this game
If I can't have you back with me?
Fame, all alone with my name,
Even that don't belong to me.
Fame, tried to make me a name,
I've got no one to blame but me.
Fame, gonna drive me insane,
like it drove you away from me.
Fame, tried to make me a name,
I've got no one to blame but me.


The World of Grace Jones website

2 comments:

  1. Amanda and Grace at the same time - heaven!
    I do love the disco albums from Grace just as much as her later work. Happy birthday Miss Jones!

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    1. Seeing clips from the marvellous programme Stryx is almost enough to make me want to be Italian - Amanda Lear, Grace Jones, Patty Pravo, all in one show? How mega-camp! Jx

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