Thursday, April 15, 2010

Song lyrics that ONLY could have been from the '70s

As a follow-up to yesterday's post, song lyrics that could ONLY have been from the 1970s. Do share your own in the comments.

Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods, "Billy Don't Be a Hero"
"I heard his fiancee got a letter / That told how Billy died that day / The letter said that he was a hero / She should be proud he died that way / I hear she threw the letter away."

CW McCall, "Convoy"
"It was the dark of the moon on the sixth of June / In a Kenworth pullin logs / Cab-over Pete with a reefer on / And a Jimmy haulin hogs / We's headed for bear on eye-one-oh / About a mile outta Shakeytown / I says Pigpen, this here's the Rubber Duck /And I'm about to put the hammer down."

Carl Douglas, "Kung Fu Fighting"
"They were funky China men from funky Chinatown / They were chopping them up and they were chopping them down..."

Paul Anka, "Having My Baby"
"Having my baby / You're a woman in love / And I love what's goin' thru you / The need inside youI see it showin' / Oh, the seed inside you baby / Do you feel it growin'?"

Bread, "Make It With You"
"And if you're wond'ring / What this song is leading to / I want to make it with you."

Helen Reddy, "I Am Woman"
"I am woman watch me grow / See me standing toe to toe / As I spread my lovin' arms across the land / But I'm still an embryo / With a long long way to go / Until I make my brother understand..."

Captain and Tennille, "Muskrat Love"
"Nibbling on bacon, chewin' on cheese / Sammy says to Susie "Honey, would you please be my missus?" / And she says yes With her kisses."


Anonymous said...

Was everyone high during the 70s? Hey man, let's write a song... about semi drivers! Yeah, and muskrats!

demoncat said...

not every one was high during the seventies it was mostly song riders for back then cbs were hot and truckers tunes were too not to mention the seventies also had disco. with tunes like its raining men haliluhah its raining men. other wise the music of the seventies was the type where one figures the muscians were on something

Anonymous said...

What about "Run, Joey, Run" with the lyrics "Daddy, please don't, we're gonna . . get . . . married. . . "

Anonymous said...

Don't forget that '70s classic "Junk Food Junkie" from Larry Groce:

My friends down at the commune
They think I'm pretty neat
Oh, I don't know nothing about arts and crafts
But I give 'em all something to eat
I'm a friend to old Euell Gibbons
And I only eat home grown spice
I got a John Keats autographed Grecian urn
Filled up with my brown rice
Yes, I do

Oh, folks but lately I hae been spotted
With a Big Mac on my breath
Stumbling into a Colonel Sanders
With a face as white as death
I'm afraid someday they'll find me
Just stretched out on my bed
With a handful of Pringles potato chips
And a Ding Dong by my head

Alicia said...

I had a friend who spent the summer of Muskrat Love in Italy. Her friends and family there LOVED that song -- until she translated it for them!

curlygirl said...

I will have you know Muskrat Love was the first 45 (really showing my age!) that I owned!
And I thought Billy Don't Be a Hero was biting social commentary; seeing I was only about 8 or so, that makes sense.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget that other genre of '70's songs -- streaker songs! In fact, I think "The Streak" was one of the first 45s I ever owned. I'm still in therapy...

Anonymous said...

I can't remember who sang it, but who can forget "I've been to paradise, but I've never been to me." Standout line: "Oh, I've stripped for kings / and I've seen some things / that a woman ain't s'pposed to see..."