Lyrically Speaking for June 30


Today’s Lyrically Speaking is a day late and a dollar short. I had wanted to get a post up for everyone but just never got around to it. I work on Sunday’s so blogging does interfere at times with that pesky day job. I figure you guys want some new musical inspiration anyway, so with that said, lets dive right on in.

If you’re into 80’s music (as I am) then you know the band Dire Straights. This band came to fame with such hits as Money For Nothing and Brothers In Arms. I wanted to feature a song that has good lyrics but also a good melody. The opening to Walk Of Life is great for setting any mood. The song picks up and carries you through some great words but also some great music. The song is typical 80’s but sometimes that is just what we need. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.

From Dire Straights, this is Walk Of Life:

Here comes johnny singing oldies, goldies
Be-bop-a-lua, baby what I say
Here comes johnny singing I gotta woman
Down in the tunnels, trying to make it pay
He got the action, he got the motion
Yeah, the boy can play
Dedication devotion
Turning all the night time into the day

He do the song about the sweet lovin woman
He do the song about the knife
He do the walk, he do the walk of life

Here comes johnny and hell tell you the story
Hand me down mu walkin shoes
Here come johnny with the power and the glory
Backbeat the talkin blues
He got the action, he got the motion
Yeah, the boy can play
Dedication devotion
Turning all the night time into the day

He do the song about the sweet lovin woman
He do the song about the knife
He do the walk, he do the walk of life

Here comes johnny singing oldies, goldies
Be-bop-a-lula, baby what I say
Here comes johnny singing I gotta woman
Down in the tunnels, trying to make it pay
He got the action, he got the motion
Yeah the boy can play
Decidation devotion
Turning all the night time into the day

And after all the violence and double talk
Theres just a song in the trouble and the strife
You do the walk, you do the walk of life

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  1. Hmm. Never heard of this song but the lyrics really do have a feel to them. Can’t quite explain it. A sort of honest, complete feel. Lately the oldies have been working for me…I’m going to have to listen to it 🙂

    • dfrucci
    • June 30th, 2008

    Never heard of it, but like Creative A said it has a nice feel to it. I like the wording and the idioms it has. Very nice song, lyrics are very strong, and great at setting imagery.

    • Aaron
    • June 30th, 2008

    I’m glad you guys like the song and I was able to bring a new track into your lives. Hope it inspires!

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