Daily Archives: July 20, 2014

Radio XXXIXL, side A, track 1: “My Paradise” by The Outfield

The Outfield - My ParadiseOh, The Outfield, what a great way to end the week, with a brand new song on a brand new tape.  Or is it the beginning of the week?  To quote Shawn Spencer, I’ve heard it both ways.  For those of us growing up in religious households, Sunday was absolutely the last day of the week.  It was the day of rest, the day when God wiped His or Her brow and said “That shit was hard.  I’m takin’ a nap.”  And as a guy who loves his naps, while I’ve fallen away from most of the churchly things I was raised on, I can still get behind the idea of a whole day made for napping.  In fact, maybe I’m even MORE religious than I used to be, because I believe in taking a day of rest every single day.

But that’s the thing about moving beyond your small-town community and your small-town beliefs.  As you start to venture out into the world and start reading more and hearing more and Peter Cetera, Peter Cetera, you come to discover that some people believe that SATURDAY is the Sabbath (wha. . .???) and some people believe in praying five times a day and some people believe that Sunday is the first day of the week.  My Outlook calendar at work even gives me the option of when I want the week to begin.  Which is actually too much power for any one man to have.

But whatever, The Outfield, regardless of if this is the first day of the week or the last or maybe even the middle, this is a great little gem brought to us by my much-loved Hot New Music Hour.  I don’t know that I ever heard this song beyond when I recorded it this one time off the radio, but it was nice to know that John COUGAR Mellencamp didn’t completely have the market cornered when it came to great songs about the joys of living and loving in a small town.

“My Paradise”

<awesome The Outfield jam>

Think I might get lucky tonight

Let my hair down, get a little crazy, yeah

My refleeection’s doin’ all right

Don’t take nothin’ to introduce suggestion

Everbody’s got one thing on their mind

A set’a wheels and a craanked-up raadio

In this town there might be nowhere ta hide

In this town there might be nowhere ta gooo but

On my left
To my right

Oh

This is my paradise

You can call it
Whatchoo like
I know
This is my paradise

Might get lucky again

Got a deal and I know it won’t break me, yeah

If I can afford what money can’t buy

There’s nothin’ better than a small-town lady

I’m no different to the boy next door

A good time’s the saaame for eeeveryone
I don’t need another chance to be sure
Since the day I was born I’ve always felt secure ’cause

On my left
To my right

Oh

This is my paradise

You can call it
Whatchoo like
I know
This is my paradise

<awesome The Outfield jam>

Reputation’s got a price of its oooown

But not too many people waaanna pay for it

Everybody needs a place to come froom

Everybody needs a place where they belong

(Eeeveryyyboooody) Yeah

This is my paradise

On my left
To my right

Oh

This is my paradise

You can call it
Whatchoo like
I know
This is my paradise

On my left
To my right

Oh

This is my paradise

You can call it
Whatchoo like
I know
This is my paradise

(Eeeveryyyboooody) Yeeeah

This is my paradise

(Eeeveryyyboooody) Yeeeah

This is my paradise

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