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Radio XXXVII, side A, track 3: “This Time I Know It’s For Real” by Donna Summer

Donna Summer - This Time I Know It's For RealOh, Donna Summer, I loved this song so much.  Obvi, since I recorded it more than once.  This song is kinda like the companion piece to Rod Stewart’s “Infatuation”, except that this song is, in my humble opinion, unrealistically optimistic.  Don’t get me wrong, Donna Summer, I appreciate you singing such a great song even if it’s done with rose-colored glasses.  But you said it right there in the lyrics.  You’ve been around the block enough to know.  Or at least you SHOULD know, that there’s no way to know that this time it’s for real.  Because the whole reason you’ve been around the block so much is because THAT time you thought it was for real and THAT time you thought it was for real, Peter Cetera, Peter Cetera.  This isn’t the first time you thought you might explode, Donna Summer.

Listen, I don’t want to rain on your parade, but you need to take it slow with this guy.  If you’re already one of a million admiring eyes, even if you are writing his name across the sky and doing whatever you can to catch his attention, you’ve been down this road before.  We’ve ALL been down this road before, Donna Summer.  You might know that this time it’s for real, but that doesn’t mean that HE does.  Let’s just be smart about this, all right, or the next song we’re going to be singing will be all kinds of sad.

“This Time I Know It’s For Real”

<awesome Donna Summer jam>

What would
I haaave to do

Ta get you
To notice me, too

Do I
Stand in line

One of a million admiring eyes

Walk a tiiight rope waaaay up high

Write your name
‘Cross the skyyyyy, I’m goin’ crazy just ta letchoo knooow
You’d be amazed how much I love you so, oh baby
When I get my hands on you, I won’t let goooo
Thiiis tiiime I knooow it’s for reeeeal

Should I write
Or call your home

Shout it out with a megaphone

Radio
TV news
Got ta find a way to get the message to you

Say I love you with a neon sign

Anything
To make you miiiine, I’m goin’ crazy just ta letchoo knooow
If I wait too long for you I might explode, oh baby
I’ve been around the block enough to knooow

Thiiis tiiime I knooow it’s for reeeeal

Ooo, babyyy

This time

This time

This time
This time

Oh, baby

This time
This time

Oh, baby

Walk a tiiight rope waaaay up high

Write your name
‘Cross the skyyyyy, I’m goin’ crazy just ta letchoo knooow
You’d be amazed how much I love you so, oh baby
When I get my hands on you, I won’t let goooo
Thiiis tiiime I knooow it’s for reeeeal, I’m goin’ crazy just ta letchoo knooow
If I wait too long for you I might explode, oh baby
I’ve been around the block enough to knooow

Thiiis tiiime I knooow it’s for reeeeal

<awesome Donna Summer jam>

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