Tuesday, July 1, 2008

I’ve Got Words In My Head So I Say Them

It’s about damn time iTunes offered for download “I Got The Music In Me” by Kiki Dee. I’ve been checking every week for two years. Sure, I waited a long time for Elvis Costello’s “Pump It Up” and *yesiopenlyadmit* “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix A Lot, but this one's special. “I Got The Music In Me” has been part of my life since I was 11 years old, and since I've been losing weight, it’s become my mantra wannabe.

I don’t want to be frightened or worried, or have foolish dreams that make me cry. I want to believe that I’ll always get by. Life is still a circle for me, but I’m working on moving in a straight line, keeping my feet firmly on the ground. I definitely heat up, I’m not so good at cooling down, and as you all know, if I’ve got words in my head, I say them. At least most of the time. Sometimes I’m frightened or worried about a lawsuit.

I’m glad this song’s on my iPod. I’ll play it at the gym every day, like I do “Gonna Fly Now” from the “Rocky” soundtrack to remind me who I am and what I’m trying to accomplish working out like I do.

What songs inspire you? What makes you move?

Here’s a link to Kiki Dee performing I got the music in me on YouTube.

These are the lyrics:

Ain't got no trouble in my life
No foolish dream to make me cry
I'm never frightened or worried
I know I'll always get by

I heat up
I cool down
When something gets in my way I go round it
Don't let life get me down
Gonna take it the way that I found it
I got the music in me
They say that life is a circle
But that ain't the way that I found it
Gonna move in a straight line
Keepin' my feet firmly on the ground

I heat up
I cool down
I got words in my head so I say them
Don't let life get me down
Catcha hold of my blues and just play them
I got the music in me
Feel funky feel good
Gonna tell you I'm in the neighborhood
Gonna fly like a bird on the wing
Hold on to your hat honey
Sing sing sing sing

I heat up
I cool down
I got words in my head so I sing them
Don't let life get me down
Catcha hold of my blues and just play them

9 comments:

  1. I love the song, It's My Life -by Bon Jovi

    [Chorus:]
    It's my life
    It's now or never
    I ain't gonna live forever
    I just want to live while I'm alive
    (It's my life)
    My heart is like an open highway
    Like Frankie said
    I did it my way
    I just wanna live while I'm alive
    It's my life

    This is one of those songs that gets me moving and I love the words I just wanna live while I'm alive!!!

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  2. I have so many that I love. Music makes all of the difference in my work out. It is nice to look forward to new music. Here are a couple of favorites:

    Stronger-Kanye West
    Ain't No Mountain High Enough-Marvin Gay
    Give It Me-Madonna
    Suddenly I See-KT Tunstall

    Cool Down-
    Daughter-Loudon Wainwright
    (to remind myself that I have to be healthy for my daughter)

    Love your blog, Lynn!!

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  3. "What a Feeling" from Flashdance gets me up and moving!

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  4. I was SO jamming to "baby got back" on my morning run. Love it! I love 90's rap, it's so much fun!! BUT my songs of late Van Halen Right Now :

    Don't wanna wait til tomorrow,
    Why put it off another day?
    One more walk through problems,
    Built up, and stand in our way ,ah
    One step ahead, one step behind me
    Now you gotta run to get even
    Make future plans, don't dream about yesterday, hey
    C'mon turn, turn this thing around

    Right now, hey
    Its your tomorrow
    Right now,
    C'mon,its everything
    Right now,
    Catch a magic moment, do it
    Right here and now
    It means everything

    Miss the beat, you lose the rhythm,
    And nothing falls into place, no
    Only missed by a fraction,
    Slipped a little off your pace, oh,
    The more things you get, the more you want,
    Just trade in one for the other,
    Workin so hard, to make it easier, whoa,
    Got to turn, cmon turn this thing around

    Right now, hey
    Its your tomorrow
    Right now,
    C'mon, its everything
    Right now,
    Catch that magic moment, do it
    Right here and now
    It means everything

    Its enlightened me, right now
    What are you waitin for
    Oh, yeah, right now
    (solo)

    Right now, hey
    Its your tomorrow
    Right now,
    C'mon, its everything
    Right now,
    Catch that magic moment, and do it right,
    Right now
    Right now, oh, right now
    Its whats happening?
    Right here and now
    Right now
    Its right now
    Oh,
    Tell me, what are you waiting for
    Turn this thing around

    I am so downloading that Rocky song!

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  5. Thanks for the suggestions! iTunes thanks you, too, because I've downloaded a bunch of new songs.

    Today, I was only going to do 15 minutes of cardio to warm up, but the music was good, I felt great, so I went 30 minutes. The last five minutes was "I Got The Music In Me" and I cranked the elliptical and sang it (well, as best I could sweating and panting like I was) out loud, hoping to god no one walked past or in my house! LOL

    Good music is the best motivator ever.

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  6. I wonder if you would be so kind as to add lincs to your recipe posts on your side bar? Or I supposed start a "recipe" label at the bottom of posts? (if that is simpler.)

    I know you have posted a few really good ones here and there and I would like to be able to find them again. THANKS

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  7. vicki, I'll see if I can add a link with recipes. Give me a few weeks. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  8. today I have STUCK in my head "when Im 64" (remember that one?)

    it's not the best earworm ever :)

    Miz.

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  9. MizFit, "When I'm 64"? LOL Of course now that's in my head for the day...

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