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Radio XXXIII, side A, track 6: “Don’t Take My Mind On A Trip” by Boy George

Boy George - Don't Take My Mind On A TripOh, Boy George, when I was in second grade, and we were learning cursive writing (do they teach that in schools anymore?), one of our assignments was to write a letter to someone who we really admired.  In cursive, of course.  And of all the people in my tiny sphere of second grade knowledge, the person I chose to write a letter to was you, Boy George.  There’s a chance that that letter is still lying around in a closet at my parents’ house, and next time I go visit them, I’ll have to see if I can find it.  I don’t remember exactly what I wrote, but I think it’s saying something that as a second grader I chose you as my source of inspiration.  I don’t know EXACTLY what it’s saying, but it’s saying something.

Of course, when I wrote my letter to you talking about how neat I thought you were, it was back when you were singing songs like “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?” with Culture Club.  By the time this song rolled around on the Hot New Music Hour, my Boy George phase had been over for a few years.  Or maybe I’d just really suppressed it.  Point is, when this song showed up on my precious Sunday afternoon of taping, I had no idea who or what this song was.

Don’t believe me?  Just head on over to the track list for Radio XXXIII.  You’ll see a blank space after “Forever Your Girl”, because Vic St. John didn’t tell me who sang this or what the name of it was, and I guess I couldn’t figure anything out from the lyrics.

I’m curious if I would have been excited that you had a new song out, Boy George.  I will say that as I was listening to this one again and finally figured out what song this was, current me was excited to realize that I’d recorded a Boy George song without even knowing it.  There was a time when I might have been embarrassed to say I’ve been a Boy George fan since the second grade, but apparently not anymore.  It’s good to see you again, Boy George.

“Don’t Take My Mind On A Trip”

Ooo yeah

<awesome Boy George jam>

Never thought you’d feel this way

The way you feel about me

I just wanna hold you tiiight

Real tight close to me

And the things you used to say
And the things you used to dooo

I let it go
‘Cause I love you so
And the things never go my way
Why do ya always have ta plaaay

With my feelings

‘Cause

(Ba ba ba da)
(Ba da)
(Badeeyada ba da yeah)
(Ba da ba da)
(Ba da)
(Badeeyada) Not the way we planned it

(Ba da ba da)
(Ba da)
(Badeeyada)

(Ba ba ba baaa)

Yeah

(Don’t take my mind)
(On a trip)

‘Cause to play me for a fool
You don’t love me, that ain’t cool, no no

(Don’t take my mind)
(On a trip)

Don’t take my love for granted
‘Cause that’s not the way we planned it

Always
Always

Always
Always goin’ out at night

Playin’ games on meee

Tellin’ me all those liiiies

‘Cause you been seen with another guy
Everybody makes mistakes
Doncha know that it’s OK
I still love you so
I just can’t let you go
And it’s not that I’m a fool
I’m just so in love with yooou

I can’t stand the blues

‘Cause

(Ba ba ba da)
(Ba da)
(Badeeyada ba da) Not the way we planned it
(Ba da ba da)
(Ba da)
(Badeeyada ba)

(Ba da ba da)
(Ba da)
(Badeeyada baaaaaa)

(Baaaaa)

(Don’t take my mind)
(On a trip)

‘Cause to play me for a fool
You don’t love me, that ain’t cool, no no

(Don’t take my mind)
(On a trip)

Don’t take my love for granted
‘Cause that’s not the way we planned it

It’s not the way we planned it

Not the way

Huh!

<awesome Boy George jam>

I’ve been cryin’

(Don’t take my mind)
(On a trip)

‘Cause to play me for a fool
You don’t love me, that ain’t cool, no no

(Don’t take my mind)
(On a trip)

Don’t take my love for granted
‘Cause that’s not the way we planned it

It’s not the way we planned it

Don’t take my miind

Take my mind on a trip

I’ve been cryin’

(Don’t take my mind)
(On a trip)

‘Cause to play me for a fool
You don’t love me, that ain’t cool, no no

(Don’t take my mind)
(On a trip)

Don’t take my love for granted
‘Cause that’s not the way we planned it

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