Daily Archives: June 15, 2015

Radio 53, side B, track 3: “Say Say Say” by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney, #49 on The Top 90 of the ’80s

Michael Jackson - Say Say SayOh, Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney, I’ve felt fairly uninspired lately.  It’s just felt like I’ve been phoning it in lately when it comes to this blog.  Part of it may just be the nature of blogging about 90 songs on a countdown that happened over 20 years ago.  There are only so many memories one has of December 31, 1989.  And only so many different ways of saying “I stayed up all night to record songs off the radio, and this is one of them, and it’s great.”  Which is pretty much all I have to say about this particular song.  It’s nothing against you two, Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney.  This song IS great.  But besides taping it off the radio, there’s nothing in particular that stands out for me about this song that I can relate to personally.  I didn’t listen to it when my heart was broken.  I didn’t kiss anyone while it was playing in the background.  I didn’t talk about it on the bus with my classmates.  And while this is a music blog, kinda, it’s really more of a nostalgia blog because I don’t have the time or the inclination or the knowledge to write something of interest about this song or the two legends who sang it that hasn’t already been written a million times over on the internet and beyond.  In other words, I don’t have much to say say say.  At least I have just enough wit to bring it all back around, right, Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney?  Anyway, point is, I feel a twinge of guilt for both you and my readers when I don’t have something interesting or amusing or insightful to write on any given day.  Which is quite often.  Maybe from here on out, if I’m feeling like this, rather than inflict my whining and/or rambling on everyone I’ll just proclaim that I’m having a “Say Say Say” moment and leave it at that.  Whattaya say, Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney?

“Say Say Say”

<awesome Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney jam>

Say say say
Whatchoo want
But don’t play games
With my affection

Take take take
Whatcha need
But don’t leave me
With no direction

All alone
I sit home by the phone
Waitin’ fo you

Baby (baby)

Through the years
How can ya stand ta hear
My pleadin’ for ya, dear
Ya know I’m cryin’, ooo ooo ooo ooo oooooooo

Yeah yeah

Now go go go
Where you want
But don’t leave me
Here forever

You you you
Stay away
So long, girl, I
See ya never
What can I do
Girl, to get through ta you
‘Cause I love you

Baby (baby)

Standin’ here
Baptized in all my tears
Baby, through the years
Ya know I’m cryin’, ooo ooo ooo ooo oooooooo

Hee heee heeee

(You got to say say say)

(Got ta say say say)

Yooooou never ever worry
And ya never shed a tear

Ya sayin’ that
My love ain’t real
Just look at my face, these tears ain’t dryin’

You you you
Can never say
That I’m not the one
Who really loves you
I pray pray pray
Every day
Thatchoo’ll see things
Girl, like I do
What can I do
Girl, to get through ta you
‘Cause I love you (love you)
Baby (baby)
Standin’ here
Baptized in all my tears
Baby, through the years
Ya know I’m cryin’, ooo ooo ooo ooo oooooooo

Hee hee hee
Hee hee hee

Say say say

Ooo ooo ooo
Say say say

Ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo

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