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Radio 58, side B, track 14: “The Glamorous Life” by Sheila E.

Sheila E. - The Glamorous LifeOh, Sheila E., it’s my wedding anniversary today, and all I can say is that I’m really glad that my wife didn’t decide to lead the glamorous life.  She’s absolutely covered in furs, but they’re of the cat and dog variety and are on ALL her clothes (which year has a lint roller as the traditional gift?).  And while it is true I’ve lost a little weight this year, seeing me walk around in my underwear is more something she’s subjected to rather than lucky enough to see.  I’m OCD, both with this blog, plus my Spider-Man comic books and I’ve also just jumped into the world of making a family tree, which is very quickly becoming an all-consuming obsession.  So I’m not really what you’d call “a catch”, unless you’re comparing it to catching a cold or the flu.  But for whatever reason, she’s decided to throw in with me rather than with the kind of guy who could comfortably hang out in the “if you have to ask you can’t afford it” lingerie section.  So yeah, you’re right, Sheila E., love is glamorous, and I lead a pretty glamorous life.

“The Glamorous Life”

<awesome Sheila E. jam>

She wears a long fur coat of mink

Even in the summer time

Everybody knows from the coy little wink

The girl’s got a lot on her mind

She’s got

Big thoughts

Big dreams, and a big brown Mercedes sedan

What I think this girl
She really wants
Is to be in love with a man

She wants to lead

The glamorous life
She don’t need

A man’s touch

She wants to lead

The glamorous life

Without love
It ain’t much

<awesome Sheila E. jam>

She saw him standing in the section marked
“If you have to ask you can’t afford it” lingerie

She threw him bread and said make me scream

In the dark what could he say

Boys with small talk

And small minds

Really don’t impress me in bed

She said “I need a man’s man, baby
Diamonds and furs

Love would only conquer my head”

She wants to lead

The glamorous life
She don’t need

A man’s touch

She wants to lead

The glamorous life

Without love
It ain’t much

<awesome Sheila E. jam>

They made haste in the brown sedan

They drove to 55
Secret Street
They made love

And by the seventh wave

She knew she had a problem

She thought

Real love

Is real scary
Money only pays the rent

Love is forever, that’s all ya life

Love is heaven-sent

It’s glamorous

Lead

The glamorous life
She don’t need

A man’s touch

She wants to lead

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