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Radio VII, side B, track 6: “Boom! There She Was” by Scritti Politti and Roger Troutman

Oh, Scritti Politti and Roger Troutman, I knew the chorus of this one.  That was it.  And that was just fine, since it was such a great song.  But oh how I wished that I had access to the internet and Wikipedia back then, Scritti Politti and Roger Troutman, because I would have wowed the ladies when we listened to this song and I could explain it and tell them how I totally “got it”.  I could throw around words like Tupamaros and pharmacopoeia and Immanuel Kant and explain what they meant and then made up something about how they all fit together in this song and those ladies would look past that mullet and be like “Wow, that guy is deep and interesting”.  Sadly, Scritti Politti and Roger Troutman, I did not have access to that kind of information.  Well, we did have a pretty great-looking set of World Book encyclopedias with red leather covers and gold lettering, but honestly, those words sounded like random nonsense at the time, so those handy dandy encyclos wouldn’t have done me any good, anyway.  And let’s be honest, Scritti Politti and Roger Troutman, now I’m too lazy to look all that stuff up.  But I could if I wanted to.  Thanks, internet!

“Boom!  There She Was”

Tupamaros got a platinum card
(All right)
Got a heart’a gold and it’s time to get hard
(And I like it)
A Moto Guzzi, I got a way to get rich
(All right)
I got a library and a seven day itch
(And I like it)

I got money
Oh, I got around, but my life was goin’ nowhere
(Nowhere)

I was lookin’ for love
And I want your love, baby, love
When you gonna get me
 
Boom! There she was
I was lookin’ for love
And I want your love, baby, love
When you gonna get me

Boom! There she was for me

(Ooo, there she was)

Tupamaros, an immutable truth
(All right)
I got a razor blade and a beautiful youth
(I like it)
A Moto Guzzi an’ a Gaultier pants
(All right)
I got a reason, girl, was Immanuel Kant’s
(I like it)

I got money
Oh, I got around, but my life was goin’ nowhere
(Nowhere)

And I was lookin’ for love
And I want your love, baby, love
When you gonna get me (when you gonna get me)

Boom! There she was
I was lookin’ for love
And I want your love, baby, love
When you gonna get me (when you gonna get me)
Boom! There she was for me

(Baby baby baby)
(Yeahyeahyeahyeahyeah)
(Oooooo yeah)
(There she was)
(Drivin’ me out of my mind, yeah!)
(There she was)
(Woah!  Ooo!)

(Yeahyeahyeahyeahyeahyeahyeahyeah)

Pharmacopoeia
I got a way with the word (all right)
I got an alphabet that you never have heard (and I like it)

I got money
Oh, I got around, but my life was goin’ nowhere
(Nowhere)

I was lookin’ for love
And I want your love, baby, love
When you gonna get me (when you gonna get me)
Boom! There she was
I was lookin’ for love
And I want your love, baby, love

When you gonna get me
Boom! there she was for me

(Lookin’ for love now)
(Are you lookin’ for me?)
(I’m lookin’ for love now)
Boom!  There she was
(Lookin’ for love)
(There she was)
(Lookin’ for love)
(There she was)
(Lookin’ for love)
(There she was)
(Lookin’ for love)

I was lookin’ for love
 
(Baby, love)
When you gonna get me (when you gonna get me)
Boom!  There she was
I was lookin’ for love
And I want your love, baby, love
When you gonna get me
Boom! there she was
I was lookin’ for love
And I want your love, baby, love
When you gonna get me
 
Boom! There she was for me

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