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February 1st, 2007

(no subject) @ 02:41 pm

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I should have known you'd bid me farewell
There's a lesson to be learned from this and I learned it very well
Now, I know you're not the only starfish in the sea
If I never hear your name again, it's all the same to me

And I think it's gonna be alright
Yeah, the worst is over now
The mornin' sun is shinin' like a red rubber ball

You never care for secrets I confide
For you, I'm just an ornament, somethin' for your pride
Always runnin', never carin', that's the life you live
Stolen minutes of your time were all you had to give

And I think it's gonna be alright
Yeah, the worst is over now
The mornin' sun is shinin' like a red rubber ball

The story's in the past with nothin' to recall
I've got my life to live and I don't need you at all
The roller-coaster ride we took is nearly at an end
I bought my ticket with my tears, that's all I'm gonna spend

And I think it's gonna be alright
Yeah, the worst is over now
The mornin' sun is shinin' like a red rubber ball

Oh, I think it's gonna be alright
Yeah, the worst is over now
The mornin' sun is shinin' like a red rubber ball

 
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From:lourdesmont
Date:February 1st, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC)
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I don't think that was my first record but I do remember the song.

Does that count?

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From:john_holton
Date:February 1st, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I'll count it. It was a lot of people's first record, though.
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From:anderyn
Date:February 1st, 2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
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Not my first record, because I can recall having a orgy of listening to "The Battle of New Orleans" by Johnny Horton when I was very very small -- three, perhaps?

But I think I either got a copy of this, or... no. There is a weird memory about this song, for me. There was a vibe going on with one of my classmates' younger sisters and the school janitor. He, ah, had a crush on her. She asked him for "the red rubber ball", thinking he would get her this record. He, instead, got her a red rubber ball and left it in her locker. I'm not sure what happened after that, except that she died of a drug overdose sometime later -- I think she was fourteen. I still don't recall what drug, or anything else, just that I'd heard that. I remember that. Junior high, what a trip.
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From:john_holton
Date:February 1st, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
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I had a similar listening orgy with "Bay of Mexico" by the Kingston Trio. Or was it Bent Fabric's "Alley Cat"? Or maybe it was Sy Zentner and His Orchestra's "The Stripper"...

I was spared the Junior High experience. St. Ignatius School was a K-8, though I remember that they tried to separate the 6th through 8th grades into the older of the two buildings, because the other building's staircases had landings. Incidentally, they closed my old school and sold the building to the Chicago Waldorf School (I had Abby's stepdaughters go there). Just thought you'd find that interesting...
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From:ainabarad
Date:February 1st, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
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Seems familiar, but I can't say I recognize it.
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From:john_holton
Date:February 1st, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
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It's a song called "Red Rubber Ball" by a one-hit wonder band called The Cyrkle. It's from the early 1960s (1964 or 1965), so you've probably heard it on an oldies station. Your parents would probably remember it.
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From:halfmoon_mollie
Date:February 1st, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
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The Cyrcle (or was it spelled Cyrkle?) I loved that song, but my first record was Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

My other favorite of that ilk was Harper's Bazaar...59th Street Bridge song written by some guy named Paul Simon...
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From:john_holton
Date:February 1st, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC)
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Was it the Gene Autry version of "Rudolph"?

Ah, those were the years. Remember the Association and the Young Rascals? They're still at it. Wonder whatever happened to Harper's Bazaar?
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From:friendsafire
Date:February 2nd, 2007 04:30 am (UTC)
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Actually my first popular album (I'm not counting the Beethoven Symphonies or the Vivaldi, or the Mozart) was Big Brother and the Holding Company "Cheap Thrills." Nothing like a little acid rock...

Nonetheless, I can hear Red Rubber Ball in my head while I read the lyrics. Guess it was all the acid...

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