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23 April 2008 @ 09:05 pm
Song of the Week #9 - The Kings "This Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide"  
Compared to last week's pick, this is a total 180. From domestic abuse to a 'windows down radio cranking in summer' track. That 180 shift mirrors producer Bob Ezrin's path when he produced this album from the Kings immediately after Pink Floyd's The Wall.

I recently found a box of cassette that I taped off my favorite radio station when I was a kid, WOUR 96.9 from Utica NY (one of the few stations that my brother and I could get good reception from), and a piece of tape was on this particular cassette "Beat Goes On/Switch" - it made me wish I still had a working cassette player....but thank goodness for you tube!!

I also learned that they are Canadian! Y'all know how I'm a sucker for most Canadian music!

This might sound a touch dated, but who cares, it's a classic! Roll the windows down and turn it up!




Lyrics included because they a) make no sense and b) are hard to decipher.

This Beat Goes On*
(Diamond- Zero)

Hey Judy, get Trudy
You said to call you up if I was feeling moody
Hey little Donna, still wanna
You said to ring you up if I was in Toronto
I have lots of friends that I can ding at any time
Can mobilize some laughs with just one call
Like a bunch of lunatics we'll act till way past dawn
Sure we'll be rockin' till our strength is gone
Yeah This Beat Goes On
Hey ladies you crazies
Me and Zero request you in the Mercedes
And then we'll ride so zoomy inside
The sky's the limit this time I'm Switchin' to Glide
I don't give a hoot about what people have to say
I'm laughin' as I'm analyzed
Lunatics Anonymous that's where I belong
Sure cause I am one till my strength is gone
Yeah This Beat Goes On
I have lots of friends that I can ding at any time
Can mobilize some laughs with just one call
Like a bunch of lunatics we'll act till way past dawn
Sure we'll be rockin' till our strength is gone
Yeah This Beat Goes On
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Switchin' To Glide*
(Diamond-Zero)

Nothing matters but the weekend
From a Tuesday point of view
Like a kettle in the kitchen
I feel the steam begin to brew
Switchin' to Glide
Energy can be directed
I'm turning it up I'm turning it down
Even love can be affected
Harmony's the sweetest sound
Switching to Glide..Balancing in my head..inside of me...
taking the glide path instead.
Everybody gets the no-no
Hear it ringing in they ears
Lots of ways that you can go GO!
Look around NO disappears


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