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THE FAME GAME

Jim Loftus
2000-09-21

Lyrics

Sweet Little Lady, you are a hard one to figure out In your Mercedes, there is no reason for you to pout You’re rolling in money but you’re still rolling the dice A Playboy Bunny yet you’re doling advice, inflating your price, Sweet Little Lady, you think you know me but you don’t— I’m not Warren Beatty, I could pretend but you know I won’t, I’m not Mr. Hollywood I won’t show you the town—and I’m not your Robin Hood I won’t steal you the crown jewels to keep you around—no Sweet Little Lady(3X) Sweet Little Lady, You’ll climb the ladder to the top You’re motives are shady it doesn’t matter who’s head you chop Remember what goes around will come back to you Heads may be rolling now but they’ll grow back into The bodies you screw oh yes…oh yes... You know they will..yes ya know they will... Sweet Little Lady (you think you know me but you don't have a clue) Sweet Little Lady (What goes around it's gonna come back to you) Sweet Little Lady [guitar lead] You’re bored in your bedroom when there’s no deals goin’ down.. Move your bed to the boardroom and then Slip into your gown when the big boys come round yeah...you'll know they'll come around..yes they'll come around Sweet Little Lady (you got the big boys linin' up at your door) Sweet Little Lady (and ya know they're gonna come back for more) Sweet Little Lady ...They'll be watchin' you, Yes they'll be watchin' you ooh ooh hoo Sweet Little Lady!
Jim Loftus
2000-09-21

Story

This is indisputably one of the best tunes on the CD and a favorite of those who have heard it--it reached #2 on the www.mp3songs.org.uk TOP 100 charts...a strong reason for it's success is the blistering vocals of Sarah Ayers and awesome guitar of Mike Rauscher. Sarah in recent years after the release of "THE FAME GAME" has become an award-winning vocalist in the Lehigh Valley and beyond, and her 2004 release "Cold, Hard, Dirty Truth" from the Sarah Ayers Band is receiving wide acclaim. Visit her website at www.sarahayers.00band.com...Mr. Rauscher has been igniting stages with his guitar since the '90's with the huge Lehigh Valley favorite "The Armadillos"--and his new band "The Aardvarks" are a must-see--visit Michael at www.theaardvarks.net

Lyrics

I'LL SING IT I'll sing it at the break of dawn And I'll scream it in the dead of night Baby it's to you I'm drawn like lovers to moonlight Every waking hour I feel That you're just too good to be real Baby how I love ya, baby how I need ya Baby can we strike a deal? Chorus: I'll sing it in the mornin', I'll sing it in the evenin' I'll sing it in the summertime I'll sing it when it's pourin', I'll sing it when it's steamin', I'll sing it where the sun don't shine Baby all I ever really wanna do is love ya 'til the day I die I'll say it in the mornin', I'll say it in the evenin' I love you! They say it's cool to be cold, Yeah they say it's cool to be shy Never show your feelings girl or you'll lose your main guy Baby that's not where I'm at, No I don't know who's been tellin' ya that So baby get to know me baby you can show me All the love beneath your hat (Chorus) Bridge: Baby won't ya tell me won't ya tell me Won't ya tell me won't ya tell me just how ya feel? Baby I can show ya I can show ya nice and slow That every word I sing is real (Mike Rauscher guitar solo) Now that we have settled this Baby give me one more kiss Tell me how ya love me, tell me how ya need me Tell me who you're gonna miss-- (Chorus)
Jim Loftus
2000-09-21

Story

Back in 1999 when Ricky Martin was the rage, I caught a live TV special of Ricky in concert and when it was over, fresh from the Latin experience--I picked up my acoustic guitar and wrote this song! Dana Fehr, the young engineer at Signal Sound Studios in Quakertown(now a San Diego resident), told me this was his favorite track on my CD--and he was more of a "grunge rocker!" It's the only tune the band recorded LIVE in the studio without a "click track"(which gives the drummer a uniform beat similar to a metronome)...for recording buffs--the song was also recorded in B flat minor and mechanically slowed down to A minor for the recording to accomodate the sax lead--this has been a very fun song to perform live over the years and a real crowd fave!

Lyrics

SENORITA TELL ME WHY Senorita tell me why you cry? Did your man leave you behind without a reason why? Senorita tell me why you cry? You are much too lovely to be hung up on this guy Senorita let me stop on by Let me wipe away the tears Oh won't you let me try? Senorita dance with me tonite I'll replace your pain with laughter It will be alright--it will be alright Chorus: Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha, Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha, Senorita can't you feel the pulsing salsa beat? Let us dance into the morning Feel the summer heat--summer sweat so sweet Senorita tell me why the tears? Did your man fill up your mind with many senseless fears? Senorita tell me why the tears? Are you sad because you had invested all those years? Senorita let me stop on by I will take away your pain oh won't you let me try? Senorita dance with me tonite I'll replace your tears with laughter It will be alright--it will be alright (Chorus) (saxophone lead) Senorita let me stop on by Let me wipe away your tears Oh won't you let me try? Senorita dance with me tonite I'll replace your pain with laughter It will be alright--it will be alright It will be alright--it will be alright!
Jim Loftus
2000-09-21

Story

"Midsummer Night's Dream Come True" see its central figure a woman trapped in Shakespeare's era of 1592--(I was inspired by the film "Shakespeare In Love" with Gwyneth Paltrow to take this music in that lyrical direction). Women were unable to enact females roles in that era--all roles were played by men--and so I got the idea of having this female spirit appear in my dream to play the various great roles of Juliet, Lady Macbeth, etc(and so her struggle for fame and recognition is relegated to someone's dreams)...in the lyrics reprinted below, I include the passages from Shakespeare that I chose for DeSales University student Sarah Vetter to recite, and we interwove some of these famous female lines and monologues from the Bard's works into the fabric of my song--creating a chilling effect--especially in the final fade with the murderous Lady Macbeth and her rantings...kudos to Jon Wilson's crucial drumming in this tune as we begin with jubilant Shakespearean era trumpets in an March beat--and then deftly merge into a 4/4 Pop Ballad beat--the final fade does it in reverse, as the outro is the march drumming reminiscent of another time and era...this song is my "Beatlesque/Sgt.Pepper" kind of departure and I'm very proud of the job the musicians and engineers did to create this magical dreamscape--enjoy!

Lyrics

MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM COME TRUE ("Three words dear Romeo, and good night indeed If that thy bent of love be honorable,thy purpose marriage, Send me word tomorrow by one that I'll procure to come to thee, Where and what time thou wilt perform the rite And all thy fortunes at thy foot I'll lay And follow thee my lord throughout the world.") --Juliet, from "Romeo & Juliet" Deep in the night in a fairy tale land Only Shakespeare could write Out of the mist she appears Like a goddess fortelling my fears Chorus: She's the woman without a name But she's haunting me just the same Is she Juliet or Lady Macbeth? Ophelia or Queen 'lizabeth? She's the woman inside my mind She is cruel to be kind sometimes She's the Tempest and sometimes the Shrew a Midsummer Night's Dream Come True ("Oh Romeo, Wherefore are thou Romeo?")--Juliet She's found a place buried deep In a part of my subconcious sleep There she can roam unrestrained Through the castle of dreams in my brain (Chorus) ("Come--now a roundel and a fairy song!") --Titania from "Midsummer Night's Dream" Bridge: In my mind she can play her parts Ingenue and the Queen of Hearts Every night she is on the stage Lost in love or a fit of rage She explores what she could not do In Fifteen-hundred and ninety-two It is theatre of the mind my friend I drift to sleep and she reappears again and again Again and again... Deep in the night in a fantasy play Only Shakespeare could write She looks at me with a smile As she swallows the poisonous vial (Chorus) ("Farewell, God knows when we shall meet again, I have a faint cold fear that thrills through my veins That almost freezes up the heat of life... Come, vial. What if this mixture do not work at all?... What if it be a poison, which the friar Subtly hath minister'd to have me dead?...) ---Juliet ("There's rosemary, that's for remembrance; pray, love, remember: and there is pansies. That's for thoughts. There's a daisy: I would give you some violets, but they withered all when my father died: they say he made a good end,--) --Ophelia from "Hamlet" ("Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty! Make thick my blood; Stop up the access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between The effect and it! Come to my woman's breasts, And take my milk for gall, you murdering ministers, Wherever in your sightless substances You wait on nature's mischief! Come, thick night, And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell, That my keen knife see not the wound it makes, Nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark, To cry "Hold, hold!") --Lady Macbeth from "Macbeth"
Jim Loftus
2000-09-21

Story

One of the few songs on the CD directly inspired by someone I was in a relationship with--kind of a Genesis/Peter Gabriel/Beatlesque feel to this one-(and maybe "Men at Work" especially with the sax solo and samba feel)--very different kind of song for me to write and that is always a welcome thing so that predictability is not a constant. Went for an "island feel" in the instrumentation and rhythm to reflect the feeling of "getting away" to a 'private paradise'...enjoy.

Lyrics

LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE I could stay in your loving arms all night and day, Never worry 'bout the world outside We could run and hide I could-- (Pre-chorus): Take you to the moon Take you to the stars It could all be ours if we could dream it Find a galaxy just for you and me What a fantasy if we could scheme it Take a magic ride to the other side all you do is-- Chorus: Take my hand we'll step into the Land of Make Believe You could start by reaching for my heart It's on my sleeve You're so precious that you're every wish Is my command in the Land of Make Believe Don't think twice We could have our private paradise We could travel through the stratosphere It's not far from here, let me-- (Pre-chorus & chorus)
Jim Loftus
1999-04-21

Story

The title track of my CD "THE FAME GAME" is a study of the search for fame and love in the glitz and fast pace of Los Angeles or NYC...it is not about a specific person but a review of the cross-section of individuals who's names are 'legion'--whether male or female--who--as the song states--are "trying to maintain the high life they[she] disdains". Other songs on the CD explore these themes as well so I thought an appropriate title for my first release would be "THE FAME GAME" to underscore a thematic core that runs through the CD.

Lyrics

THE FAME GAME She wants the finer things All that money brings And so she'll hitch her train To a Sugar Daddy's cane And cruise the fastest lane And so she says "she's saved" 'Cause her road is always paved She dreams she sees her name In neon lights aflame She's caught up in the Fame Game Chorus: She's walking out on the wire Chasing her hearts desire Wasting away her entire life She is a frequent flyer Playing with friendly fire She thinks she's found what she needs But it's all uninspired She handpicks all her friends From the parties she attends They're always VIP's Their money grows on trees But she can't afford their fees And she calls it 'happiness' Her fleeting state of bliss She wants critical acclaim But they can't recall her name She's caught up in the Fame Game (Chorus) Oh--doo doo doo doo doo doo.... She thinks she's found what she needs... She cries herself to sleep 'Cause the pain is much too deep From trying to maintain The high life she disdains Welcome to the Fame Game (Chorus) Oh--doo doo doo doo doo doo... She thinks she's finally carefree but it's all uninspired... Ooh...doo doo doo.. Mmmm...all uninspired... Welcome to the Fame Game....yeah
Jim Loftus
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Story

Just a gritty sexy rocker I came up with that when I first envisioned it, was going to be a heavy power chord kind of song...but the brilliant Scott Bradoka gave it a kind of urban, funky feel in the guitar sound, and the vocal harmony on the chorus actually reminds me of "The Cars" band with it's heavy three part harmony on their hook-filled catchy tunes...a toe tapper and some ladies I've known over the years said with a laugh that they couldn't get the purposely repetitive chorus out of their head...songwriter mission accomplished!

Lyrics

ALL INSIDE OF YOU You, when you walk away it's true It's the way your body moves But you know it only proves You can keep me in this groove And I don't know what to do How to get you back into My exclusive point of view Don't you know it's true that-- CHORUS: You've got the love I need You've got the love I want You've got it all.. All Inside of You Got it all inside of you Got it all inside of you Got it all inside of you (Got it all inside) You, you're a vision to behold And I'm sure you're often told But my word is good as gold And I'm hoping you'll be sold On the words I'm saying now And I'll seal it with a vow Someday someway somehow You will come to know that-- (repeat CHORUS) (guitar lead, chorus,first verse,chorus)
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Jim Loftus

Story

This track from "The Fame Game" is the only one not recorded in the 2000 era of the sessions--this one goes back to 1993 and was recorded in 2-3 hours on a Sunday for a Monday deadline for a WZZO(Z-95) "Battle Of the Bands" competition. With Kjell Benner on bass, and two guys from prominent bands from the Philly area at the time on guitar and drums, this song stands the test of time as a true rocker..enjoy!

Lyrics

Baby, baby, don't you know I feel you when I'm dreamin'

 Baby, baby, I can feel our love flow like a river streamin'

I understand what you're feelin', I know the cards you've been dealin'

You know we're so much in sync it's like I know what you think You take me right to the brink

 

Baby, baby, don't you know you bring me to the mountain

Baby, baby, won't you let me drink now from your fountain

Feels like a fatal attraction, I want a piece of the action

Let's push it right to the floor just when we think there's no more

We'll just be starting to soar

 

CHORUS:

I wanna tell the world how much I love ya baby

Shout from the rooftops how your love has finally saved me

There ain't no woman holds a candle to ya baby so let's

Burn the candle at both ends, see how our love spends

Burn the candle at both ends

 

I understand what you're feelin', I know the cards you've been dealin'

You know we're so much in sync it's like I know what you think

You take me right to the brink (repeat chorus)

 

Baby, baby, don't you know I feel you when I'm dreamin'...

Jim Loftus
2000-09-21

Story

If there ever has been a song that has been asked of me--"Uh Jim--is this auto-biographical?"--this is the one!--Though I have certainly had a few nights that resemble the character in this song--this again is a fictional account(as many songs on this CD are) written to capture the theme I wanted to explore in "THE FAME GAME"--of cyclical lonliness in a search for love..."the fast life" does not have to be relegated to "the big city"--but any nook and cranny. I enjoyed the imagery I was able to come up with in this song to paint the picture of this "man about town"--"Chain-smoking lovers one after another/One-night stands with different brands, the smoke begins to smother"...the song is built around recurring cycles of notes and chords and so it mirrors the "cycle of dependance" of the character--this is one of my fave tunes on the CD and others such as Lehigh Valley entertainment writer Paul Willistein have marvelled at these lyrics--a little Don Henley influence I believe on this one.

Lyrics

MAN WHO’S REALLY BEEN AROUND THE TOWN Relationships left dangling in the air Weary of the wrangling he despairs A huge amount the body-count of women he’s laid bare Chain-smoking lovers one after another One-night stands with different brands, the smoke begins to smother, He presumes some breathing room will help him to recover But— Pre-chorus: Unanswered phone calls and the quiet between those four walls Takes him back to dance halls where he can meet some new dolls Then it all begins again, exchanging numbers finding when The time is right to get it on, she says her husband’s always gone, He tells her his place works real well as long as she can stand the smell Of lovers past who didn’t last—he loved ‘em hard he loved‘em fast Chorus: She says that doesn’t bother her In fact she says she’d much prefer A Man Who’s Really Been Around the Town A Man Who’s Really Been Around the Town A Man Who’s Really Been Around…the Town---Oh! She heads back to his place to check him out To find out if his talk packs any clout They go a couple rounds and it’s clear she’s won the bout A couple nicks and bruises to his ego but he refuses Treatment for the open sore of a man who always loses She sneaks out the door before he wakens to the news— His new found lover won’t call, (to pre-chorus/chorus)
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Jim Loftus

Story

This is the last song recorded for "THE FAME GAME" sessions because it was written last, and all the studio musicians I had used had already recorded their parts for the 13 other songs. So I used my Kawai synth keyboard to do the bass and drum parts and piano, and had Scott Bradoka overdub some great guitar chords and percussive accents. It turned out really well and stands out as a very different track on the CD that addresses what many folks in our society are going through--crazy daily manic stress.

Lyrics

                                           THIS CYCLE

CHORUS:

I can't remember the last time I cried, can you?

 

I go to the post office go to the bank

And I go to Sunoco and fill up the tank

And I pick up the paper and check on my mail

Everyday it's the same routine done without fail

It's an unending cycle of day to day chores

As I'm standing in line at the grocery stores

Or I'm waiting to fill the prescription I need

For the stress that is causing my ulcer to bleed

Oh I wonder how long it will be 'til I'm freed

From this cycle, this cycle, this cycle, this cycle,

This cycle, this cycle, this cycle, this cycle (CHORUS)

 

I check all the messages left on my cellular

When I got yours I could instantly tell you were

Stuck in a traffic jam pulling your hair out

Your voice and your patience were starting to wear out

So I call you back and I tell you don't panic

Coz my day has also been equally manic

My partner and I they decided to fire us

They blamed us for starting a computer virus

I tell you my friend I am getting real tired of this cycle,

This cycle, this cycle, this cycle, this cycle,

This cycle, this cycle, this cycle (CHORUS)

 

The school and the real estate taxes are due

The car registrations are up for renewal

And just when I thought I was getting a refund

The IRS calls and says "please do not be stunned"

"We're auditing you it's a common procedure"

"You owe us back taxes but you can go plead your case

Straight to the judge and a jury of peers

You'll be out on parole in a couple of years"

Can't you see how my life is caught up in the gears

Of this cycle, this cycle, this cycle, this cycle,

This cycle, this cycle, this cycle, this cycle (CHORUS)

c2000 Loftusongs

Jim Loftus
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Jim Loftus

Story

This is the second duet on "THE FAME GAME" with the great Sarah Lauer Ayers.  "Mary Kate" is actually based on two different women--one from my high school years and one from my college years..I chose to make it about a pending high school reunion and the man wondering if his long lost love would be attending--and if she still feels anything. Within the song I give this lady the chance to echo her sentiments--and the listener learns that she is also fondly looking forward to seeing this man..but will he still care? One of my favorite tracks on the CD, and Scott Bradoka helps create the dreamscape sound I was seeking with his guitar echo.

Lyrics

                                                    MARY KATE

Should I go back again..back to that long ago..

Should I go back again to that memory

To subject myself to this reverie

I still can see her there..standing in the mist..

I still can feel the breeze and my buckling knees

As I drew her near for that winter kiss

 

CHORUS 1:

Does it feel like this, when you go to sleep

Is this just a dream a romantic scheme

That I'll play again without any end

Or should I let it go, fade into the past

Let this brief digression just float away

Like a summer day without Mary Kate

Lovely Mary Kate

 

Should I return again..back to my high school town..

Should I revisit feelings I thought were dead

Should I fill my heart with what's in my head

 

HALF CHORUS:

Or should I let it go, fade into the past

Let this brief digression just float away

Like a summer day without Mary Kate

Lovely Mary Kate...(lead guitar)

 

Sarah: Should I go back again to that memory

 Jim: Should I go back again?

Sarah: I wonder will he be there?

Jim: Back to that long ago?

Sarah: I wonder could he still care?

Jim: Should I go back again to that memory

To subject myself to this reverie

 

CHORUS 1:

Does it feel like this, when you go to sleep

Is this just a dream a romantic scheme

That I'll play again without any end

Or should I let it go, (Sarah: Should I let it go?)

Fade into the past (Sarah: Fade into the past)

Let this brief digression just float away

Like a summer day without Mary Kate

Lovely Mary Kate...lovely Mary Kate

 

Sarah: After all of these years does he think of me?

Jim: After all of these years should I set her free?

 

Sarah: I wonder if he'll be there? I wonder will he still care?

I wonder if he'll be there? I wonder will he still care?

I wonder if he'll be there? I wonder will he still care?

c2000 Loftusongs

Jim Loftus
2000-09-21

Story

Sometimes I am asked what inspires each song that I write...it is interesting how the original catalyst for a song can be distilled into an altogether varied subject matter...In my grieving process after the death of my father in 1997, I recall "feeling him with me, around me, inside me"...I took those emotions of this angelic spirit and transformed that sensation into a love song where the man is asking the woman to take him to that Heaven in her heart--he feels her around him all through the day and wants that same feeling reciprocated from her...this has been one of the favorite tracks on the CD.

Lyrics

HEAVEN IN YOUR HEART I feel you, you’re with me Around me, inside me, yet still I can’t see you I feel your touch(right through to the soul of me) Want you so much(it’s burning a hole in me) So find me, and take me Remold me, remake me…. CHORUS: Take me with you to your heaven Let me feel the love you’re savin’ Let me love you how I adore you Won’t you open the gates before you Let me into the Heaven in Your Heart Sweet angel, you’re with me You hover inside me, around me, behind me I sense you here(I feel you inside of me) It’s very clear(I know you reside in me) So fill me so tender with all of your splendor (REPEAT CHORUS) BRIDGE: Let me love you, with all of the love I have Let me hold you, like only my two arms can Lovely angel, open your wings Lovely angel, show me the things Oh that only—a beautiful angel brings… (REPEAT VERSE 1, CHORUS)
Jim Loftus
2000-09-21

Story

This song fits snugly after listening to "Heaven In Your Heart" on the CD--both songs sound like they could be released by any of the several "boy bands" that dominated the air waves in the late '90's and early part of the millennium...this is one of my Mom's favorite songs...lol.

Lyrics

SHOULD ANYTHING EVER HAPPEN CHORUS: Should anything ever happen to you I don’t know what I’d do Might as well have the night take the place of the day Or just wish all the stars away Oh the light would be darkness Should anything happen to you You breathe life into me You sustain me so effortlessly Every beat of my heart tells me so, that if you should let go I would lose the life support you provide Girl with you by my side, All the world is a stage open wide Where we play all the parts that we’ve felt Play the cards we’ve been dealt And still end up holding aces and twos (REPEAT CHORUS) I’ve been roaming this earth Like a prodigal son since my birth Never knowing which way I should turn But the lessons I’ve learned Tell me all the roads converge into you I’ve been searching for truth Using clues like an amateur sleuth Every lead that I followed would be like a dead end for me ‘Til I found them in your sweet eyes of blue (key change/REPEAT CHORUS)
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Jim Loftus

Story

Pete Davis, engineer and owner of Signal Sound Studios in Quakertown PA remarked to me while producing this song that "just the music all by itself would fit really well in a film "..The words in this final tune of "THE FAME GAME" speak of a woman who feels trapped in a loveless marriage but keeps up pretenses to keep the family together and her "country club" friends and lifestyle. The melody had been written years before but it was waiting for words that finally came while doing my first CD. I feel the words are important and am happy that over the years women have remarked how they could so relate to this song. This was encouraging to me as a writer...and so here it is.... 

Lyrics

WHERE DO YOU GO?

 

She was alone in a marriage she had finally outgrown

In a family much to rich to disown

In a neighborhood of country club clones

Where the thing to do is make sure your front lawn

Is trimmed and your garden is heavenly

Keep the sidewalk nice and clean

Make sure your home was adorned with the priceless expensive things

That credit spending brings...

 Pre-chorus:

She longed for love from a husband who had grown tired of

The romantic role of lover and friend

Just another marriage destined to end

So you have to wonder:

 CHORUS
Where do you go when the vows of love are through?
There are times when you can't go back home

There are times when your heart needs to roam

Yes sometimes you just can't go back home anymore

 

Where do you go when the evening shadows follow you home

And remain with you 'til morning time comes

When the fog rolls in and blocks out the sun

And by afternoon you find yourself lost in a jumble of cloudy emotions

No one's there to pull you through

And so you go through a period of misguided notions

No magic potions (Repeat pre-chorus and CHORUS)

 Where do you go?....

 c2000 Loftusongs

Jim Loftus
1999-10-30

Story

"A LITTLE '60's TUNE" was released late in 1999 several months before my debut CD "THE FAME GAME"(released September 2000). It is a tribute song to the '60's, but more importantly was written at the dawn of the Millennium as we all had fears of "Y2K" and pending doom; our fears were fanned either by religious belief or Orwellian novels---to some it was just another New Year--but I think most of us ran the gamut of nail-biting to preparing for the worst by stocking shelves with canned goods...and yes, a select few were ready for Armageddon with stockpiles of ammo and gas masks. With all these thoughts in mind, this little ditty which intersperses musical riffs and vocals from several famous '60's songs, intended to be an uplifting Beatlesque/Monkees-like tune that would infuse us all with hope. The main chorus, "Peace, Love and Happiness, who would have ever guessed, we could have reached it in 1999--what a state of bliss, who could have pictured this, they sang about in in 1969"...says it all. The idea of the song was to foster that innocent Summer of Love feeling of the '60's and have that prevail into the New Millennium. When I wrote the melody, I realized it had an overwhelming '60's feel to it and so the song essentially wrote itself--"This Little '6o's Tune came to me in my sleep"...it actually did. And it seemed like it could have been written by Lennon, Mamas & Papas, Donovan, etc., and so I mentioned several of these artists and wove their melodies in with mine to create what has been hailed as a little masterpiece. The song played across the nation in late 1999, promoted by Kenny Loggins' cousin Paul Loggins out of Santa Monica. The feedback was fantastic, I interviewed with various DJ's across the country after the song aired--was a very cool time. A great debt of gratitude to guitarist Scott Erickson for coming up with the different riffs/leads that fit so snugly into the chorus chord changes; other musicians on the record include Jon Wilson on drums(former Jake Kaligis band, now residing in Iowa), Stefon Pizzuto on bass (from Simon Apple), and Scott Erickson and Sarah Ayers on backing vocals. Yours truly on keyboards, of course.

Lyrics

A LITTLE '60's TUNE This Little ‘60’s Tune came to me in the night Leftover from an era that someone forgot to write Was it from the pen of groovy Donovan? Or maybe Ray Davies, the Who or John Lennon? This Little ‘60’s Tune came to me in my sleep Sounding like a TV show theme something not too deep (“Ba da Ba Da Bop Ba”) What this angel said it got me out of bed As she seemed to whisper this mantra in my head She said: CHORUS: Peace Love and Happiness who would have ever guessed We could have reached it in 1999 What a state of bliss who could have pictured this They sang about it in 1969 This Little ‘60’s Tune could have been such a hit Can’t you hear Mama Cass Eliot singing it: (“Ba Da, Ba Da Da Da”) Or maybe Davy Jones, Neil Diamond and the Stones (“Ba Da Da Da Bop Bop Ba Da Da”) Or Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in their dulcet tones: (“Carry On…”) They’d be singin’— CHORUS: Peace Love and Happiness who would have ever guessed We could have reached it in 1999 What a state of bliss who could have pictured this They sang about it in 1969 BRIDGE: “Let the Sunshine….Timothy Leary!” “One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small” “Here Comes the Sun, Doo doo doo doo” In the New Millennium, will we all be getting some Peace, Love and Happiness will it ever come? After Y2k, will we all still be OK, Will we have our say in the New Millennium? (Repeat chorus several times; behind vocals as the song fades, various guitar riffs and leads are heard from the following songs:) 1. What You're Doing(The Beatles) 2. Last Train To Clarksville (The Monkees) 3. Mr. Tamborine Man (The Byrds version) 4. Green River (Creedence Clearwater Revival) 5. Sunshine Superman (Donovan) 6. Day Tripper (The Beatles) 7. You Can't Do That (The Beatles)

JIM LOFTUS ORIGINAL MUSIC PLAYER

UPCOMING GIGS/EVENTS

  • October 20, 2018
    MOHEGAN SUN POCONO "Bean & Vine Cafe and Wine Bar", Wilkes-Barre, PA
     
  • November 3, 2018
    ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM(Cocktails & Collecting Fundraiser), Allentown, PA
     
  • November 23, 2018
    MOHEGAN SUN POCONO "Bean & Vine Cafe and Wine Bar", Wilkes-Barre, PA
     
  • November 24, 2018
    MOHEGAN SUN POCONO "Bean & Vine Cafe and Wine Bar", Wilkes-Barre, PA
     
  • December 1, 2018
    WILLIAMS RESTAURANT(private), Easton, PA
     

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