Song Lyric Sunday/W*O*L*D

Good Morning Song Lyric Sunday…Today’s prompts are, “Record/Jukebox/DJ/Radio.”   The husband once again had a hand in this.  Back in the day, his college days (we’ve been together since I was 16 and he was 20) he went to Northwestern, some say the Harvard of the Midwest.  We use to go to a lot of concerts put on at the college.  Harry Chapin was one of the Artist we saw.  It was a great concert.  It was just him up on the stage with his guitar.  That was one talented guy.  It’s easy to be good with an orchestra in back of you, but when it’s just you and your guitar and the music that you’ve written that really speaks volumes.  This was one of the songs he played and of course Taxi.

He really connected with his audience and he was a true performer.  He realized that all those people in the audience were there to see him so he was going to give them their moment on the stage.  He asked for some volunteers to come up on stage with him and sing.  I made my boyfriend, now husband go up there and sing.  He had them sing his big hit (and he had many hits) Taxi.  So much fun to see the husband up there on the stage with Harry !!!  Great memories ❤

After the concert I got him to sign our program and he even kissed me.  I’ll never forget that.  Fast forward a couple of years when the husband came home and said to me, “Harry Chapin died today…”  I felt like someone just punched me in the stomach and then I yelled at the husband for just coming home and blurting that news out.  I really loved him and his music.  It was so terrible when we lost him, and at such a young age.  I’m grateful for the memories and that kiss ❤   

 

W*O*L*D
Hello honey, it’s me
What did you think when you heard me back on the radio?
What did the kids say when they knew it was their long lost daddy-o?
Remember how we listened to the radio
And I said ‘That’s the place for me’
And how I got the job as an FM Jock the day you married me?
We were two kids and I was was into AM rock
But I just had to run around
It’s been eight years since I left you babe
Let me tell you ’bout what’s gone down
I am the morning DJ on WOLD
Playing all the hits for you wherever you may be
The bright good-morning voice who’s heard but never seen
Feeling all of forty-five going on fifteen
The drinking I did on my last big gig made my voice go low
They said that they liked the younger sound when they let me go
So I drifted on down to Tulsa, Oklahoma to do me a late night talk show
Now I worked my way back home again, via Boise, Idhao
That’s how this business goes…

 

Here’s Mr. Jim’s link for Song Lyric Sunday..
Hope your weekend is good.  Just realized tomorrow is the start of the AtoZ Challenge.  That should be fun.  I’m going to be doing my AtoZ Challenge on, “Patti’s Pretty Planner 🙂 ”  Should be fun and maybe I’ll get my planner done.  I hope you’ll stop by.  Happy Sunday ❤

7 Comments on “Song Lyric Sunday/W*O*L*D

    • He was an amazing storyteller through his music ❤ I really did love him !!! Thanks for stopping by Mr. Jim, Happy Sunday 😉

  1. Thank you for sharing your story about Harry Chapin. It must have been a thrill for both your husband and for you to see him up there, and then to get a kiss from Harry! He was a masterful songwriter and peerless performer who genuinely connected with his audience. Gone too soon 😦

    • Oh yes you are correct about it being a thrill of a lifetime…and the kiss I’ll always remember ❤ He was larger than life. Thanks for stopping by 😉 Happy Sunday and have a great week. Blessings

  2. I worked at Harris Bank when Chapin died, and my boss’s wife was so upset he had to leave and bring her home. It was a sad day…

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