Day 124. “The Original Soundtrack” by 10CC

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I found this guy at a thrift store…and imagine him dancing to this album.

 

It’s all about this one song..

 

Track 7- “Life is a Minestrone”

I’m dancing on the White House lawn
Sipping tea by the Taj Mahal at dawn
Hanging round the gardens of Babylon
Minnie Mouse has got it all sewn up
She gets more fan mail than the Pope
She takes the mickey out of all my phobias
Like signing cheques to ward off double pneumonia

Life is a minestrone
Served up with parmesan cheese
Death is a cold Lasagne
Suspended in deep freeze

I’m leaning on the Tower of Pisa
Had an eyeful of the tower in France
I’m hanging round the gardens of Madison

And the seat of learning
And the flush of success
Relieves a constipated mind
I’m like a gourmet in a skid row diner
A fitting menu for a dilettante

Life is a minestrone
Served up with parmesan cheese
Death is a cold Lasagne
Suspended in deep freeze
Love is a fire of flaming brandy
Upon a crepe suzette
Let’s get this romance cooking, honey
But let us not forget

Life is a minestrone
Served up with parmesan cheese
Death is a cold Lasagne
Suspended in deep freeze

ha!

Eric Stewart (from a BBC Radio Wales interview): “We’d finished in the studio, Strawberry Studios, we’d finished recording and Lol was staying with me at the time, Lol Creme, and we were driving home and listening to BBC radio and this guy says ‘mmmrrhhr mmhmrmr strone’ and Lol says, ‘Did that guy say life is a minestrone?’ I said I don’t know but what a great song, what a great idea for a song, what a great title. Life is a minestrone, isn’t it. It’s a mixture of everything we pile in there and of course once we sat down to start writing ‘Life Is A Minestrone,’ well, what’s death? Death’s got to be a cold lasagna, you know, 3 days old, stuck in the fridge, you don’t want to eat it, and once you get on, on a roll like that about food and, and feeling, we had it written in a day.” (thanks, Edward Pearce – Ashford, Kent, England)

 

Tomorrow: “Fleetwood Mac” by Fleetwood Mac Don’t ever dog your woman. You know you’re gonna ruin yourself. Know that a woman she’ll run off with somebody else!

 

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