Daily Archives: January 1, 2015

Radio XLV, side A, track 13: “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind)” by New Kids On The Block

NKOTB - Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)Oh, New Kids On The Block, a new year with New Kids On The Block.  That seems appropriate.  Gotta tell ya, guys, this song is pretty fantastic, but listening to it makes my throat hurt.  I don’t know what octave you’re singing at, but I know if I attempted it, my voice box would explode out of my neck.  I could think of worse ways to go.

Was there ever a time that I could have sang that high, New Kids On The Block?  Not saying I could sing as good as you, but I’m pretty sure there was a time that I could have probably hit those notes with ease.  But that was a long time ago.  I used to sing in the choir both at church and at school, and while I now know I wasn’t very good thanks to the magic of VHS, I certainly thought I was pretty great back in the day.  I wouldn’t be surprised if I sang this song in the shower back in the day, and I wouldn’t be surprised that it probably sounded really awful, and I also wouldn’t be surprised if I thought that I actually sounded pretty great.  Those were the days, huh, New Kids On The Block, when you thought you could be or do anything you set your mind to?  When you could eat a whole pizza and an entire bag of chips in one sitting without a second thought?  When you figured you’d be a rock and roll star or a famous writer or an acclaimed actor whenever you got around to it?  When time was infinite and it didn’t occur to you that you might actually run out of it?

Blew your mind just then, didn’t I, New Kids On The Block?

Anyway, listening to you boys and your larynx-shattering falsettos is a good reminder that life is short.  I mean, it’s 2015, for goodness sake!  Hover boards are almost a thing!  So if I want to be in a boy band, I really better get moving.

“Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind)”

<awesome NKOTB jam>

I gave my heart and soooul ta yooou, giiirl

Now didn’t I do it, baby
Didn’t I do it, baby

Gave you the love ya never knew, girl

Ohhh
Didn’t I do it, baby
Didn’t I do it, baby

I cried so many times and that’s no liiiie

It seems to make you laugh each time I cryyyy

Didn’t I blow ya mind this time
Didn’t I
Hoooooooooooooohhh
Didn’t I blow ya mind this time
Didn’t I
This time

I thought that heart’a yours was true, girl

Now didn’t I think it, baby
Didn’t I think it, baby
But this time I’m really leavin’ you, girl
Woooah
Hope you know it, baby
Hope you know it, baby
Ten times or more, yes, I walked out that dooooor

Get this into ya head, there’ll be no moooore

Didn’t I blow ya mind this time
Didn’t I
Hoooooooooooooohhh
Didn’t I blow ya mind this time
Didn’t I
This time

Didn’t I do it, baby
Didn’t I do it, baby

Didn’t I do it, baby
Didn’t I do it, baby

Ten times or more, yes, I walked out that dooooor

Get this into ya head, there’ll be no moooore

Didn’t I blow ya mind this time
Didn’t I
Hoooooooooooooohh
Didn’t I blow ya mind this time
Didn’t I
Woooooooooooo
Didn’t I blow ya mind this time
Didn’t I
Didn’t I blow ya mind, baby
Didn’t I blow ya mind this time
Didn’t I
Canchoo seee!
Didn’t I blow ya mind this time
Didn’t I
Didn’t I blow ya miiiind
Didn’t I blow ya mind this time
Didn’t I
Ooo, baaaby, woooo

Girl
Can we talk for a second
(Baby, can we talk)
I know it’s been a long time
Since someone blew ya mind
Like I did
(Ooo, baby)
But there’ll be other times
(Didn’t I blow ya mind, it happens all the time)
For me
And you
(All the time)
I can see the tears (ooo, baby)
Fallin’ from ya eyes (I can see the tears fallin’ from your eyes)
Tell me, girl, did I blow ya mind

Didn’t I blow ya mind this time
Didn’t I
Did I blow ya mind, baby
Didn’t I blow ya mind this time
Didn’t I
Ooooooooooooooooooo

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