Song Lyric Thursday


This weeks song lyric Thursday* is a song from my pirate husband’s library – Rasputin by Boney M. A great tune to workout to and a refresher in the Russian Revolution for good measure.

 

 

There lived a certain man in Russia long ago
He was big and strong, in his eyes a flaming glow
Most people looked at him with terror and with fear
But to Moscow chicks he was such a lovely dear
He could preach the bible like a preacher
Full of ecstacy and fire
But he also was the kind of teacher
Women would desire

RA RA RASPUTIN
Lover of the Russian queen
There was a cat that really was gone
RA RA RASPUTIN
Russia’s greatest love machine
It was a shame how he carried on

He ruled the Russian land and never mind the czar
But the kasachok he danced really wunderbar
In all affairs of state he was the man to please
But he was real great when he had a girl to squeeze
For the queen he was no wheeler dealer
Though she’d heard the things he’d done
She believed he was a holy healer
Who would heal her son

(Spoken:)
But when his drinking and lusting and his hunger
for power became known to more and more people,
the demands to do something about this outrageous
man became louder and louder.

“This man’s just got to go!” declared his enemies
But the ladies begged “Don’t you try to do it, please”
No doubt this Rasputin had lots of hidden charms
Though he was a brute they just fell into his arms
Then one night some men of higher standing
Set a trap, they’re not to blame
“Come to visit us” they kept demanding
And he really came

RA RA RASPUTIN
Lover of the Russian queen
They put some poison into his wine
RA RA RASPUTIN
Russia’s greatest love machine
He drank it all and he said “I feel fine”

RA RA RASPUTIN
Lover of the Russian queen
They didn’t quit, they wanted his head
RA RA RASPUTIN
Russia’s greatest love machine
And so they shot him till he was dead

(Spoken:) Oh, those Russians…

*This will be the last song lyric post on Thursdays. The feature has grown stale for me, but it was fun for  a while.


Ya gotta love XM. Whole channels devoted to decades of really bad music that you would never admit listening to – unless you were running for POTUS. But I heard this on the 80’s station*, and I just knew I could find a YouTube of it** to share.

I think the last hit this group had was the song in Pretty Woman when Julia Robert’s hooker with a heart character*** left her emotionally blocked John, played by Richard Gere, to wonder why he was the morally challenged one in their “relationship”.

But I digress. Dangerous isn’t one of Roxette’s better remembered tunes but it is a great one to run fast and free (think Phoebe in Friends****) and far too. 

Dangerous

You pack your bag.
You take control.
You’re moving into my heart
and into my soul.
Get out of my way!
Get out of my sight!
I won’t be walking on thin
ice to get through the night.

Hey, where’s your work?
What’s your game?
I know your business
but I don’t know your name…
Hold on tight,
you know she’s a little bit dangerous.
She’s got what it takes to make ends meet
the eyes of a lover that hit like heat.
You know she’s a little bit dangerous.

You turn around,
so hot and dry.
You’re hiding under a halo,
your mouth is alive.
Get out of my way!
Get out of my sight!
I’m not attracted to go-go deeper tonight.

 

 

Hey, what’s your word?
What’s your game?
I know your business
but I don’t know your name…
Hold on tight…

*I am not ashamed of this revelation.

**There probably isn’t a bad song in existence that someone with no life and/or too much free time hasn’t turned into a YouTube clip.

***Crappiest version of Cinderella to date.

****Remember the episode where Phoebe embarrasses Rachel with her jogging style?


A great song even if Mariah sings it.*

All I Want for Christmas is You

I don’t want a lot for Christmas 
There’s just one thing I need 
I don’t care about the presents 
Underneath the Christmas tree 
I just want you for my own 
More than you could ever know 
Make my wish come true 
All I want for Christmas is… 
You 

I don’t want a lot for Christmas 
There’s just one thing I need 
I don’t care about the presents 
Underneath the Christmas tree 
I don’t need to hang my stocking 
There upon the fireplace 
Santa Claus won’t make me happy 
With a toy on Christmas day 
I just want you for my own 
More than you could ever know 
Make my wish come true 
All I want for Christmas is you 
You baby 

I won’t ask for much this Christmas 
I don’t even wish for snow 
I’m just gonna keep on waiting 
Underneath the mistletoe 
I won’t make a list and send it 
To the North Pole for Saint Nick 
I won’t even stay awake to 
Hear those magic reindeers click 
‘Cause I just want you here tonight 
Holding on to me so tight 
What more can I do 
Baby all I want for Christmas is you 
Ooh baby 
All the lights are shining 
So brightly everywhere 
And the sound of children’s 
Laughter fills the air 
And everyone is singing 
I hear those sleigh bells ringing 
Santa won’t you bring me the one I really need 
Won’t you please bring my baby to me… 

Oh I don’t want a lot for Christmas 
This is all I’m asking for 
I just want to see my baby 
Standing right outside my door 
Oh I just want you for my own 
More than you could ever know 
Make my wish come true 
Baby all I want for Christmas is… 
You 

All I want for Christmas is you… baby (repeat and fade) 

 

*At least she doesn’t squeak like a mouse throughout, but you’ll have to follow the link. Damn YouTube won’t allow the embedding for this one.