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Top Five Friday
Songs about Hats, Shoes and Glasses

Hats

1. You Can Leave Your Hat On :: Joe Cocker

You give me a reason to live.”

2. Raspberry Beret :: Prince

And if it was warm she wouldn’t wear much more.”

3. Time For Heroes :: The Libertines

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,
my love.”

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.”

5. Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat :: Beck

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.”

Shoes

1. These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ :: Nancy Sinatra

Ah, I’ve just found me a brand new box of matches, 
yeah,
and what he knows you ain’t had time to learn.”

2. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes :: Elvis Costello

Oh, I used to be disgusted,
and now I try to be amused.”

3. Let’s Dance :: David Bowie

Put on your red shoes and dance the blues.”

4. The Red Shoes :: Kate Bush

And this curve, is your smile.
And this cross, is your heart.
And this line, is your path.”

5. Dancing Shoes :: Arctic Monkeys

The lights are flashing,
down in here tonight,
and some might exchange a glance,
but keep pretending to dance.”

Glasses

1. The Boys of Summer :: Don Henley

Don Henley – The Boys Of Summer from Krystian Feledyn on Vimeo.

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.”

2. Rose Colored Glasses :: Blue Rodeo

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?”

3. Loom :: Ani DiFranco

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.”

4. Judy in Disguise (With Glasses) :: John Fred & His Playboy Band 

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,
with glasses.”

5. Glasses :: Jonathan Coulton

So much to say I forget to start.
There goes the day fading as it passes.
Forget the gray let it fall apart.
It’s okay,
I like you in glasses.”

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