Thursday, August 03, 2006

We have been taken home every night

I have just listened to Eddie Money's "Take Me Home Tonight" feat Ronnie Spector at least 17 times now.

Have you ever done that? Listened to "Take Me Home Tonight" multiple times? Till the words made sense? Then quickly didn't.

It brought me back, to rollerskating at the Rink in my hometown with this song blasting, wondering at this adult world i would one day assume.

Those 80s synths, sing-a-long chorus, super compressed drums and buzz guitar.

The nonsensical addition of Ronnie Spector given money to say "be my little baby" and "oh oh oh".

I feel a hunger.
It's a hunger that tries to keep a man awake at night.
Are you the answer?
I shouldn't wonder when I feel you whet my appetite.

Those words, the sentiment, I mean, damn.

The 80s man did not know what to do.

Presented with what i imagine are red pumps, hairspray and a sweater that fit on one shoulder.

Let's find the key and turn this engine on.

He's driving along, his skinny tie and jacket all smooth, looks over at his passenger through his boss shades, and its all

Take me home tonight!
I don't wanna let you go till you see the light!
Take me home tonight!
Listen honey
just like Ronnie sang: Be my little baby!

And i imagine its all wood-panel rumblin after that.

and a soulless sax solo.

the realization of this in video form presents us
boss shades,
"bad" jacket,
shirt unbuttoned to see his passion,
silhouettes of high heels and big hair,
a soulless sax solo to express the pain of his loins
played on one of those fake saxes that look pinned to his shirt.

Then it goes through the trouble of having Ronnie Spector in the video, mostly as a silhouette cuz she is perhaps older than he thought, and the stage he sings on big enough so that he's like "hmm, yah maybe not".

I would like to one day create a pop song and have Eddie Money only repeatedly sing one line.

Take me home tonight!