Daily Archives: July 25, 2014

Radio XXXIXL, side A, track 6: “Cover Of Love” by Michael Damian

Michael Damian - Cover Of LoveOh, Michael Damian, you ridiculously handsome man, you.  We’re not going to spend too much time talking about this song because it’s kind of as ridiculously silly as you are ridiculously handsome.  Oh, don’t get me wrong, Michael Damian, I think it’s a great song, but I think we can both agree that it’s the kind of song that your character would have sung on “The Young and The Restless”, and for all I know maybe he did.  And I’m not knocking “Y & R”, Michael Damian, you know I’m not.  I’ve already made it abundantly clear that I’m an unabashed soap lover.  I’m just saying that there are levels of quality, and while “Y & R” is by far the most quality of soaps, in the broader scope of entertainment, the only pop stars you tend to see on it are the ones who are pop stars despite being soap stars, not because of it.

But let me stop with these back-handed compliments, because I do truly love you and the rest of the denizens of Genoa City so so much, Michael Damian.  Let’s talk about your name.  One thing I’m amazed by is the number of soap actors who already have names that are soap opera-ready.  Like, say, Michael Damian.  That’s a soap opera character.  Guess which one of these are also not the names of soap opera characters, Michael Damian:  Steve Burton, Jessica Collins, Christian LeBlanc, and Kristoff St. James.  Give up?  It’s a trick question.  NONE of them are soap opera characters’ names.  They’re all the names of actors and actresses on “Y & R”.  I know, right?  As a lazy writer, if I ever was able to get a job writing for “Y & R”, which would be AMAZING, I wouldn’t even bother coming up with character names.  I’d just wait to see the names of the people who got hired and use their own names, because chances are their names would be way more soap opera-ey than anything I could come up with.

Oh, Michael Damian, it’s so great to talk to you again.  I’m pretty sure we’ll be blessed with yet another of your songs soon, but until then, rock on.  Under the cover of love.  See what I did there?

“Cover Of Love”

<awesome Michael Damian jam>

Susie sits
All alone
She waits by the telephone

Joey’s out
Havin’ fun, waits ta call when she’s not at home

She gets scared
And then takes off
Runs from the cover of love

He knows that he’ll find her there
And he knows what she’s thinkin’ of

I know the broken-hearted
When I look in their eyes I see

Well, is it the world that’s changin’

And turning away from meee

Whyyyy do we run (runnin’ from the left)
(Comin’ from the right)
(Runnin’ from the cover’a looove)

From the cover of love (runnin’ from the left)
(Comin’ from the right)
(Runnin’ from the cover’a looove)

Whyyy do we ruun (runnin’ from the left)
(Comin’ from the right)
(Runnin’ from the cover’a looove)

From the cover of love (runnin’ from the left)
(Comin’ from the right)
(Runnin’ from the cover’a looove)

You and I
Have been through this
A million times before

Don’t we know
It’s the same routine
So what are we fightin’ for

We all go
And waste our time
But we are all the same

All we do is just’a run away
And play the same old game

You know the broken-hearted
When you look in my eyes you see

Is it my life that’s changin’

And getting away from me

Whyyy do we ruun (runnin’ from the left)
(Comin’ from the right)
(Runnin’ from the cover’a looove)

From the cover of love (runnin’ from the left)
(Comin’ from the right)
(Runnin’ from the cover’a looove)

Whyyy
Do we run (runnin’ from the left)
(Comin’ from the right)
(Runnin’ from the cover’a looove)

From the cover of love (runnin’ from the left)
(Comin’ from the right)
(Runnin’ from the cover’a looove)

Stop!

The changing heeeeeart
Knows no boooound
Tiiime maaay staaand still
Emotions keep turnin’, the fire burns on and on
You know the broken-hearted
If you look in my eyes you’ll see

Is it my life that’s changin’

And getting away from me

(Runnin’ from the left)
(Comin’ from the right)
(Runnin’ from the cover’a looove)

(Runnin’ from the left)
(Comin’ from the right)
(Runnin’ from the cover’a looove)

Why (runnin’ from the left)
(Comin’ from the right)
(Runnin’ from the cover’a looove)
From the cover (runnin’ from the left)
(Comin’ from the right)
(Runnin’ from the cover’a looove)
Whyyy do we run (why do we run!) (runnin’ from the left)
(Comin’ from the right)
(Runnin’ from the cover’a looove)
From the cover of love (runnin’ from the left)
(Comin’ from the right)
(Runnin’ from the cover’a looove)

Whyyy
Do we run (why do we run!) (runnin’ from the left)
(Comin’ from the right)
From the cover of love (runnin’ from the cover’a looove)

<awesome Michael Damian jam>

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