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Radio XL, side A, track 16: “Stick Around” by Julian Lennon

Julian Lennon - Stick AroundOh, Julian Lennon, last time I wrote about one of your songs, I’d kinda forgotten about the whole song, then when I listened to it again, I was kinda underwhelmed, and then, to add insult to injury, I ended up including a video of a song that I much preferred to the one I had already recorded.  I believe that’s what we like to call a dick move.

Well, I apologize, Julian Lennon, and I’m not going to lie when I tell you that when this track came up, I couldn’t remember this one, either.  And when I recorded it all those years ago, I thought the name of this song was “To Stay”.  Cut me some slack, Julian Lennon, look at the lyrics, I think it’s a safe assumption to make and the DJ didn’t tell me who sang it and I had no idea it was you until just before I posted this particular post.

But here’s the thing, Julian Lennon, while I didn’t remember “Now You’re In Heaven” and I can’t say that I even really cared for it that much, as soon as this song started, I was like “Hey!!!  This is ‘To Stay’!!!!” (I didn’t know the real name, all right?!?!?)  I’ve gotta hand it to ya, Julian Lennon, I don’t know much of your music, but if nothing else, you don’t stick to one musical style.  “Stick Around” does not sound like “Now You’re In Heaven” which does not sound like “Too Late For Good-byes”.  And while I still have to say that I love me some “Too Late For Good-byes” most of all, this comes pretty damn close, Julian Lennon.

There are a number of reasons for this, most of them being that it feels like an ’80s tune, and that’s a feeling I take great comfort in.  But I think the biggest selling point on this song is that constant “aaaahhhhhhhhhh” thing you’ve got going on throughout the whole thing.  Because even when I was a kid, I thought it sounded almost exactly like the siren on the Ecto-1.  Which is a sound I love.  And which I discovered as I was writing this post that my wife most definitely does not.  Tell me what you think, Julian Lennon:

“Stick Around”

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh

<awesome Julian Lennon jam>

If you wanna tell me something new

I might stick around

If you wannna say that I trust you

I might
Stick around

If you disappear
Nothin’ will be cleeeeear (aaaahhhhhhhhhh)

And if you go away
Then where am I to staaaay (aaaahhhhhhhhhh)

To staaaay (aaaahhhhhhhhhh)
Ahhhh

If you say your love won’t bring me down

I might stick around

If I kiss your lips just one more time

I could lose control

If you disappear
Nothin’ will be cleeeear (aaaahhhhhhhhhh)

And if you go away

Where am I to staaaay (aaaahhhhhhhhhh)

To stay

<awesome Julian Lennon jam>

If I breathe your scent just one more time

I could be controlled

If you tempt me with your final sins

I could be controlled

If you disappear
Nothin’ will be cleeeeear (aaaahhhhhhhhhh)

And if you go away
Then where am I to staaaaay (aaaahhhhhhhhhh)
To staaay (aaaahhhhhhhhhh) (aaahhhhhh)

To staaaay
To stay
To stay
To stay

(Aaaahhhhhhhhhh)

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