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Radio XXXVIII, side A, track 5: “Every Time You Cry” by Strangeways

Strangeways Every Time You CryOh, Strangeways, I hate to do this to you, but I’m going to use this post to talk about a different band.  I know, it’s a chump move, and this song was great and all, but it was what Mylan Ray said after your song was over that had me the most intrigued, when he talked about the fact that Gemini was going to be performing at the Valhalla Ballroom.  I forgot that I remembered Gemini.  I don’t know that I ever actually heard anything by them, but I remember that my metalhead friends loved the hell out of them and went to see them play whenever they were in the area (they from The Cities, after all, which was a pretty big deal).

I don’t know that I ever actually made it out to the Valhalla Ballroom to see a band like Gemini or The Johnny Holm Traveling Fun Show.  Actually, I might have gone to Johnny Holm once, but to be honest, that’s a lot of people, and even though I didn’t know I had anxiety back then, I instinctively knew it wasn’t for me.  Not only that, but I really wasn’t cool enough to be going to rock shows and hanging out with the kind of people who go to rock shows.  Plus I’m pretty sure my parents would have said absolutely not, even after I got my driver’s license.  Le sigh.  I think the Valhalla Ballroom’s called Key Largo now.  I think one of my high school reunions may have been there.  I think I may have had a steak at the Valhalla Steakhouse at some point and it was really good.

Sorry, Strangeways, but that little snippet at the end of this song was a tidal wave of nostalgia.  And I have to say, the more I’m revisiting these tapes, the more I’m gaining more and more respect for Mylan Ray.  It seemed like he played a lot of music by lesser-known bands.  No offense, Strangeways, but I haven’t heard a lot of people pining for Strangeways music.  And sorry that I’m dashing your hopes, but I double-checked, and while Mylan did likely play a Gemini song later in the day after I taped your song, I didn’t record it.  Since Mylan came on in the mornings, I have a feeling I was out baling hay or something.  If it weren’t for damn school and damn feeding the cows and damn farmwork, I probably would have spent a lot more time taping in the AMs.  But I was stuck doing all those things, and so I have a feeling I missed out on a lot of rare tracks that Mylan was spinning during his shifts.

Oh, well.  Let’s just be glad that I got the ones that I did, including this great one by you, Strangeways.

“Every Time You Cry”

<awesome Strangeways jam>

You wonder where it aaall went wrooong

You never know the reasooon

You find yourself alooone agaaain

Every time ya take anooother chaaance

Putcha faith in soomeone eeelse

I’m prayin’ thatcha’ll find someone who’ll never break your heart aaagain

Nooo

And every tiiime yooou cryyyy (tiiime yooou cryyyy)
Every time your heart surrenders inside (tiiime yooou cryyyy)
You take a part of me

Every time ya cry it takes a part of me, yeah

And every tiiime yooou faaall (tiiime yooou faaall)
Every time your heart surrenders control (tiiime yooou faaall)
I’m prayin’ thatcha’ll find someone who’ll never break your heart agaaain

Every time you cryyy

<awesome Strangeways jam>

You thoughtcha’d seen it aaall befooore

Ya thought it was so easyyy

But now your dream is crashin’ down

Love is just a breath awaay

Love is just a breath awaaaay

I’m prayin’ thatcha’ll find someone who’ll never break your heart agaaain

Nooo

‘Cause every tiiime yooou cryyyy (tiiime yooou cryyyy)
Every time your heart surrenders inside (tiiime yooou cryyyy)
You take a part of me

Every time ya cry it takes a part of meee

And every tiiime yooou faaall (tiiime yooou faaall)
Every time your heart surrenders control (tiiime yooou faaall)
I’m prayin’ thatcha’ll find someone who’ll never break your heart agaaain

Every time you fall

<awesome Strangeways jam>

Whooooaaa, every tiiime yooou cryyyy (tiiime yooou cryyyy)
Every time your heart surrenders inside (tiiime yooou cryyyy)
You take a part of me

Every time you cry it takes a part of meee

And every tiiime yooou faaall (tiiime yooou faaall)
Every time your heart surrenders control (tiiime yooou faaall)
Prayin’ thatcha’ll find someone who’ll never break your heart agaaain

Every tiiime yooou cryyyy (tiiime yooou cryyyy)

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