Top Five Friday
Songs about Hats, Shoes and Glasses
“You give me a reason to live.”
“And if it was warm she wouldn’t wear much more.”
“There are fewer more distressing sights than that of an Englishman in a baseball cap.
And we’ll die in the class we were born,
well that’s a class of our own my love
a class of our own,
4. Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home) :: Marvin Gaye
“Don’t you know that I’m the type of man who is always on the roam,
wherever I lay my hat that’s my home.”
“Well, if you wanna see the sun rise,
honey, I know where.
We’ll go out and see it sometime,
we’ll both just sit there and stare;
me with my belt wrapped around my head,
and you just sittin’ there in your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat.”
“Ah, I’ve just found me a brand new box of matches,
and what he knows you ain’t had time to learn.”
“Oh, I used to be disgusted,
and now I try to be amused.”
“Put on your red shoes and dance the blues.”
“And this curve, is your smile.
And this cross, is your heart.
And this line, is your path.”
“The lights are flashing,
down in here tonight,
and some might exchange a glance,
but keep pretending to dance.”
“I can see you,
your brown skin shinin’ in the sun,
you got that hair slicked back and those Wayfarers on, baby.
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong,
after the boys of summer have gone.”
“She takes my hand and leads me to nowhere town.
No matter where I stand it’s always neutral ground.
And in the cool of the evening blue,
I feel so tired and alone.
Where does she get off telling me,
that love could save us all?”
“You’ve always got those dark sunglasses,
covering up your face.
But, if you promise to take them off,
I promise I won’t squander your gaze.
I will be picturesque.
I will be nice.
I won’t do anything you can’t tell your wife.”
“Keep a-wearing your bracelets, and your new rah rah,
a-cross your heart, yeah, with your living bra.
A-chimney sweep sparrow with guys,
your Judy in Disguise,
“So much to say I forget to start.
There goes the day fading as it passes.
Forget the gray let it fall apart.
I like you in glasses.”