Song’s from the Movies

Okay, own up, who remembers this. Love it or hate it I like to consider this as classic in movie history. Come on who doesn’t like a bit of Rubber Duck and Pig Pen. Some “Breaker One Ninner” and “10-4 Good Buddy”.

Yes, I confess, I had a CB Radio. It was all the rage over here in the early eighties along with Smokey and the Bandit and Cannonball Run. Fun Fun Times.

I had two call signs, one was Rabbits Foot after the ship owned by the Smuggler Jaxxon (it’s a Star Wars thing). Then I changed it to Nero. Not entirely sure why but I stopped using the CB not long after.

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Was the dark of the moon on the sixth of June
In a Kenworth pullin’ logs
Cab-over Pete with a reefer on
And a Jimmy haulin’ hogs
We is headin’ for bear on I-one-oh
‘Bout a mile outta Shaky Town
I says, “Pig Pen, this here’s the Rubber Duck.
“And I’m about to put the hammer down.”

‘Cause we got a little convoy
Rockin’ through the night.
Yeah, we got a little convoy,
Ain’t she a beautiful sight?
Come on and join our convoy
Ain’t nothin’ gonna get in our way.
We gonna roll this truckin’ convoy
‘Cross the U-S-A.
Convoy!

By the time we got into Tulsa Town,
We had eighty-five trucks in all.
But they’s a roadblock up on the cloverleaf,
And them bears was wall-to-wall.
Yeah, them smokies is thick as bugs on a bumper;
They even had a bear in the air!
I says, “Callin’ all trucks, this here’s the Duck.
“We about to go a-huntin’ bear.”

‘Cause we got a little convoy
Rockin’ through the night.
Yeah, we got a little convoy,
Ain’t she a beautiful sight?
Come on and join our convoy
Ain’t nothin’ gonna get in our way.
We gonna roll this truckin’ convoy
‘Cross the U-S-A.
Convoy!

Well, we rolled up Interstate 44
Like a rocket sled on rails.
We tore up all of our swindle sheets,
And left ’em settin’ on the scales.
By the time we hit that Chi-town,
Them bears was a-gettin’ smart:
They’d brought up some reinforcements
From the Illinois National Guard.
There’s armored cars, and tanks, and jeeps,
And rigs of ev’ry size.
Yeah, them chicken coops was full’a bears
And choppers filled the skies.
Well, we shot the line and we went for broke
With a thousand screamin’ trucks
An’ eleven long-haired Friends a’ Jesus
In a chartreuse micra-bus.

Well, we laid a strip for the Jersey shore
And prepared to cross the line
I could see the bridge was lined with bears
But I didn’t have a dog-goned dime.
I says, “Pig Pen, this here’s the Rubber Duck.
“We just ain’t a-gonna pay no toll.”
So we crashed the gate doing ninety-eight
I says “Let them truckers roll, 10-4.”

‘Cause we got a little convoy
Rockin’ through the night.
Yeah, we got a little convoy,
Ain’t she a beautiful sight?
Come on and join our convoy
Ain’t nothin’ gonna get in our way.
We gonna roll this truckin’ convoy
‘Cross the U-S-A.
Convoy!

 

Sung By CW McCall

Songwriters: Chip Davis / William Fries

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Song’s from the Movies

Back in May I kinda cheated a bit by posting a poem on one of my Movie pages. Well I couldn’t help myself and I’ve done it again. Why I here you asking; well number one, because I can and number two it’s just another great poem from one of the greats and a great movie starring one of the greats.

From Robin Williams’ Dead Poet Society here is O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman. If you fancy a look at the other post, check it out here.

Enjoy.

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O Captain! My Captain!

O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up-for you the flag is flung-for you the bugle trills;
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths-for you the shores a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head;
It is some dream that on the deck,
You’ve fallen cold and dead.

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won;
Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

 

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Song’s from the Movies

Any Bond fans out there, what about Duran Duran? Well if you’re like me, a bit of a fan of both, you’ll love this. A Bond film, and a good one at that, with a theme written and performed by Duran Duran.

I still remember when this was announced, I was a die hard fan back than and my excitement was some what peaked. Read into that what you will.

Yes Ladies and Gentlemen for your entertainment tonight here is:

A View To A Kill

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Face to face in secret places, feel the chill

Nightfall covers me, but you know the plans I’m making
Still overseas, could it be the whole Earth opening wide
A sacred why, a mystery gaping inside
A week is why, until we

Dance into the fire
That fatal kiss is all we need
Dance into the fire
To fatal sounds of broken dreams
Dance into the fire
That fatal kiss is all we need
Dance into the fire

The choice for you is the view to a kill
Between the shades assassination standing still

Earth’s crystal tears, the fall of snowflakes on your body
First time in years to drench your skin in lover’s rosy stain
A chance to find the phoenix for the flame
A chance to die, but can we

Dance into the fire
That fatal kiss is all we need
Dance into the fire
To fatal sounds of broken dreams
Dance into the fire
That fatal kiss is all we need
Dance into the fire

When all we see is the view to a kill

 

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Song’s from the Movies

With the release of the new Lion King movie recently and almost everyone I know singing ‘Can you feel the love’; kinda reminiscent of Frozen’s ‘Let it Snow’ Ughh, I thought I’d pull a tune from the soundtrack.

But never mind ‘the love’ or ‘circle’s of life’ and all that unicorns and fluffy stuff (yes, I know there wasn’t a unicorn in it), I’m siding with Scar and his 3 minutes of glory with this his overly confident jig.

Be Prepared

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They’re crude and unspeakably plain
But maybe they’ve a glimmer of potential
If allied to my vision and brain
I know that your powers of retention
Are as wet as a warthog’s backside
But thick as you are, pay attention
My words are a matter of pride
It’s clear from your vacant expressions
The lights are not all on upstairs
But we’re talking kings and successions
Even you can’t be caught unawares
So prepare for a chance of a lifetime
Be prepared for sensational news
A shining new era
Is tiptoeing nearer
And where do we feature?
Just listen to teacher
I know it sounds sordid
But you’ll be rewarded
When at last I am given my dues
And injustice deliciously squared
Be prepared!

It’s great that we’ll soon be connected
With a king who’ll be all-time adored
Of course, quid pro quo, you’re expected
To take certain duties on board
The future is littered with prizes
And though I’m the main addressee
The point that I must emphasize is
You won’t get a sniff without me!
So prepare for the coup of the century
Be prepared for the murkiest scam
Meticulous planning
Tenacity spanning
Decades of denial
Is simply why I’ll
Be king undisputed
Respected, saluted
And seen for the wonder I am
Yes, my teeth and ambitions are bared
Be prepared!
Yes, our teeth and ambitions are bared
Be prepared!

 

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Performed by Jeremy Irons, with Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, and Jim Cummings

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Song’s from the Movies

I love this film. Not only hilarious but it’s sinister twist is brilliant.

My favourite of what’s know as the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, Hot Fuzz is a 2007 comedy action film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg, Nick Frost and in my eyes an all star cast.

The films crazy opening scenes are introduced by the great song that is Adam Ants ‘Goody Two Shoes’. An appropriate opener describing such a ‘by the book’ character that is Sergeant Nicolas Angle , sorry Angel. I love that bit.

Great song, great movie; enjoy.

Goody Two Shoes

HotFuzzWith the heartbreak openAnt
So much you can’t hide
Put on a little makeup, makeup
Make sure they get your good side, good side

If the words unspoken
Get stuck in your throat
Send a treasure token token
Write it on a pound note, pound note

Goody two, goody two, goody goody two shoes
Goody two, goody two, goody goody two shoes

Don’t drink, don’t smoke, what do you do?
Don’t drink, don’t smoke, what do you do?
Subtle innuendos follow
There must be something inside

We don’t follow fashion
That would be a joke
You know we’re going to set them, set them
So everyone can take note, take note

When they saw you kneeling
Crying words that you mean
Opening their eyeballs, eyeballs
Pretending that you’re Al Green, Al Green

Goody two, goody two, goody goody two shoes

Goody two, goody two, goody goody two shoes
Don’t drink, don’t smoke, what do you do?
Don’t drink, don’t smoke, what do you do?
Subtle innuendos follow
Must be something inside

No one’s gonna tell me
What’s wrong and what’s right
Or tell me who to eat with, sleep with
Or that I’ve won the big fight, big fight

Look out or they’ll tell you
You’re a “Superstar”
Two weeks and you’re an all-time legend
I think the games have gone much too far

If the words unspoken
Get stuck in your throat
Send a treasure token, token
Write it on a pound note, pound note

Don’t drink, don’t smoke, what do you do?
Don’t drink, don’t smoke, what do you do?
Subtle innuendos follow
Must be something inside

‘Cause I don’t drink, don’t smoke, what do you do?
Don’t drink, don’t smoke, what do you do?
Subtle innuendos follow
Must be something inside

(Repeat)

Song lyrics written by Marco Pirroni and Stuart Goddard
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