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Danced Instead of Being Crabby

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This morning Nadine was grumpy because she couldn’t find the outfit she was looking for, Miles just plain wouldn’t get out of bed, and I had accidentally turned off the stove while trying to get the water boiling.  This is not how I like to start my morning.  Fortunately I had turned the radio on, tuned to KEXP, and they played Lou Reed’s totally awesome song “Rock ‘N’ Roll” and so I cranked it and started dancing.  I danced into the kids’ rooms and I danced while I made their lunches.  I have some really good middle-aged-mom dance moves that seemed to impress the heck out of the kids, and with that we turned around our morning.  Then Todd came into the kitchen and told me that Lou Reed died two days ago.  I couldn’t believe it.  So sad.  That man contributed so much fine fine music to this world, and certainly saved my morning with Rock N Roll.  Thanks Lou!  And thanks KEXP.

Listen to “Rock ‘N’ Roll” here.  And here are the lyrics:

Jenny said, when she was just five years old
You know there’s nothin’ happening at all
Every time she put on the radio
There was nothin’ goin’ down at all
Not at allOne fine mornin’, she puts on a New York station
And she couldn’t believe what she heard at all
She started dancin’ to that fine-fine-fine-fine music
Ooohhh, her life was saved by rock ‘n’ roll
Hey baby, rock ‘n’ roll

Despite all the amputation
You could dance to a rock ‘n’ roll station
And it was all right
It was all right
Hey babe

Jenny said, when she was just five years old
You know there’s nothin’ happening at all
Two TV sets, two Cadillac cars
Ahhh, hey, ain’t help me nothin’ at all
Not at all

One fine morning, she heard on a New York station
She couldn’t believe what she heard at all
Not at all

Despite the amputation
You could dance to a rock ‘n’ roll station
It was all right
It was all right
Oh, now here she comes now-now

Jenny said, when she was just five years old
You know there’s nothin’ happening at all
Yeah, every time she put on the radio
There was nothin’ goin’ down at all
Not at all

Then one fine morning, she put on a New York station
And she couldn’t believe what she heard at all
She started dancing to that fine-fine music
Ahh, her life was saved by rock ‘n’ roll
Rock ‘n’ roll

Despite all the amputation
You could dance to the rock ‘n’ roll station

It’s all right, all right
All right, all right
All right, it’s all right
All right, all right
Baby, baby
Baby, baby, ooohhh