10CC : Rock ‘n’ Roll Lullaby / I Wanna Rule The World [Songs About Youth & Childhood] [reblog]

from Oannes Songs About Youth & Childhood

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Οι 10CC στο απώγειο της δημιουργικής ιδιοφυίας τους, το άλμπουμ How Dare You [1976].
Ένα σαρδόνιο rock’n’roll νανούρισμα που ίσως θα είχε αρέσει στους Metallica.
Στη συνέχεια, από το ίδιο άλμπουμ, το όνειρο του World Domination, από ένα μικρό …Bill Gates?

10CC at the height of their creative genius, the album How Dare You [1976].
A sardonic rock’n’roll lullaby that Metallica might have liked.
Next, from the same album, a dream about World Domination, by a young …Bill Gates?

00:00 Rock’n’Roll Lullaby 04:01 I Wanna Rule The World

❝ Listen while I sing you to sleep
With a rock ‘n’ roll lullaby
Close your eyes and don’t you peep
This is a rock ‘n’ roll lullaby
Sandman’s gonna get you
Snuggle down your sleepy head
It’s gettin’ late the Sandman said
Your dreams are waiting
It’s daybreak in the land of nod
So get to sleep you little sod
Your dreams are waiting
And if you get a nightmare
Would you go and shake your Ma
Cause your Daddy’s been a workin’ all day
And if you go and get a glass of water by yourself
You can show us that you’re older than you are
Show us that you’re older
The Sandman’s gonna get you
Well you’re too small to understand
You’re living in a wonderland
Your dreams are waitin’
If only we could be there too
And dream a dream along with you
Your dreams are waitin’
Careful that you don’t get out the wrong side of the cot
Are you gonna be an angel or a devil
You’re too small to reason what is right and what is wrong
Childhood dreams are gone too fast
There’s no way we can make them last
We’ll always love you anyway
Any way you are
Any way you are

◻︎

❝ I want to be a boss
I want to be a big boss
I want to boss the world around
I want to be the biggest boss
That ever bossed the world around
I want to do it right
I want to do it right away
I want to do it right now
I want to do it right away
I want to do it now
Don’t want to be a dancer in the Bolshoi Ballet
Don’t want to work for daddy
In daddy’s shop, 0K
I get confused, so confused
I get a pain, I get a pain up here in the Shirley Temples
What you gonna do
How you gonna do it
What you gonna do
How you gonna do it
Little by little, ooh
Little by little, bit by bit
Sssh, not too loud, don’t tell everybody
Don’t give away the game
Oh, I ain’t quite ready to reveal my campaign
This is not the time
My hero’s are alive and well in a cave
I’m keeping them on ice in suspended animation
Till the very right occasion comes along
To our rally come along
Come along to our rally
Come along to our rally come along
To our rally come along
Come along to our rally
Come along to our rally come along
A Brave new world will rise from the ashes
And there upon a rock titanic
I’ll cast a giant shadow on the face of the deep
And never again will they dare to call me
A freckled, spotty, specky, four eyed, weedy, little creep
No more tremblin’ and quakin’ in the gym
No more come on fellas, let’s get him
What you gonna do
How you gonna do it
What you gonna do
How you gonna do it
Little by little, ooh
Little by little, bit by bit
Little by little, ooh, ooh
Little by little, bit by bit
Bit by bit, bit by bit
Everyone’s going to be free
But they’ll have to agree to be free
They’ll have to agree to be less free than me
‘Cause I rule the world you see
So wait for the army of kiddy-winkies
And terrible tiny tots
In armored school buses
Firing poison pea-shooters
And sinking their milk teeth into your thighs
Delapsus resurgam when I fall I shall rise
I want to be a boss
I want to be a big boss
I want to boss the world around
I want to be the biggest boss
That ever bossed the world around


Enjoy!

and

Stay Safe!

6 replies »

  1. The second one reminds me of a Springsteen lyric:

    Poor man want to be rich
    Rich man want to be king
    A king ain’t satisfied
    Till he rules everything.

    I get the Gates connection but frankly it makes me think even more of someone whose name rhymes with grump.

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  2. I saw 10cc in Popejoy Hall at the University of New Mexico in 1978. Popejoy hall is acoustically perfect, but not large enough to host most rock bands. 10cc was not well known in New Mexico then, so Popejoy was about half full. A little sad. Their sound and performance was exquisite. They had two drummers, who were entertaining to watch, and the stories they told about their experiences that led to songs like “Reds In Our Beds” and “Deadlock Holiday” were intriguing. Their concert is one I’ll never forget.

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