Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Question About Two Different Songs. Leo Sayer.

I have a few questions here about these two songs. I heard both in the car earlier. The first is for the song "It Never Rains in Southern California." The lyric says "it never rains in California" but then goes on to say, "but girl  don't they warn ya. It pours. Man it pours."

Which is it? Wikipedia says the song is about the struggles of of an aspiring singer. Does "it pours" means something is hard? Or it pours as in when things get bad they get worse like "when it rains it pours?" Here's the song:



Next questions are for the song "Long Tall Glasses" AKA "I Know I Can Dance" by Leo Sayer. First question:      What do you think he danced like once he started dancing? Was he really good or did he just THINK he was good?

Second question: *said in the voice of a grumpy old man* Why the hell is that jackass making all those motions and God damn faces while he's singing? He looks like an idiot!"

11 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

That first Leo Sayer question was dumb after looking at the video. Of course he couldn't dance.

CrotchPains said...

How can you talk about
You Know I Can Dance" when right next to that video was "The Show Must Go On"
Why the clown outfit? Yikes..

Furtheron said...

Leo Sayer - yes well... the whole clown thing was his first "image" when he hit the big time in the 70s - who thing was odd. He had loads more success than many acts who deserved more - Be Bob Deluxe instantly spring to mind as one group that never broke completely in the mainstream but deserved to.

He also for many years, no doubt until the royalties dried up, was always at every F1 race on the grid - one year he was given the then much lauded "no 1" pass.

diane said...

Leo Sayer did a guest shot on The Wiggles "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" dvd. haha *snort
Why are you watching Leo Sayer videos?

Dr Zibbs said...

Furtheron - be bob deluxe? I need to youtube that guy. Doesn't ring a bell.

Diane - I heard the song on the radio.

TC said...

I'm guessing the first one is related to this: http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/It+never+rains+but+it+pours

the Leo Sayer thing is beyond my abilities at this time.

Dr Zibbs said...

TC - mystery solved!!

TC said...

I can't figure out if Leo's arm motions etc. are better or worse than Billy Squiers here:

http://youtu.be/rpMbL7oiX5U

Dr Zibbs said...

TC - I haven't seen that video in years. He must be mortified when people mention it. Worst dancer ever. And nice Flash Dance shirt.

Dominica said...

Me thinks he's trying to do a John McEnroe imporsonation or something ... #leo

Dr Zibbs said...

Dominica - you're right!!