Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Rod Stewart Lyrics in a New Light...

In light of Stewart's revalation of his reunion with the daughtrer he fathered and relinquihed for adoption 46 years ago...read some of his lyrics:

Baby Jane 
by Rod Stewart and Jay L. Davis
Released in 1983, it was a number one single in the UK

Baby Jane don't leave me hanging on the line
I knew you when you had no one to talk to
Now you're moving in high society
don't forget I know secrets about you
I used to think you were on my side
but now I'm no longer sure
I wish I knew what I know now before....

Baby Jane I've said all I want to say
go your own way don't think twice about me
Cause I've got ideas and plans of my own
so long darlin' I'll miss you believe me
The lesson learned was so hard to swallow
but I know that I'll survive
I'm gonna take a good look at myself and try, yeah.
Reached the Top 5, 1981
Billy left his home with a dollar in his pocket and a head full of dreams.
He said somehow, some way, it's gotta get better than this.
Patti packed her bags, left a note for her momma, she was just seventeen,
there were tears in her eyes when she kissed her little sister goodbye.

They held each other tight as they drove on through the night they were so exited.
We got but one shot of life, let's take it while we're still not afraid.
Because life is so brief and time is a thief when you're undecided.
And like a fistful of sand, it can slip right through your hands.

Young hearts be free tonight. Time is on your side,
Don't let them put you down, don't let 'em push you around,
don't let 'em ever change your point of view.

Paradise was closed so they headed for the coast in a blissful manner.
They took a tworoom apartment that was jumping ev'ry night of the week.
Happiness was found in each other's arms as expected, yeah
Billy pierced his ears, drove a pickup like a lunatic, ooh!
Billy wrote a letter back home to Patti's parents tryin' to explain.
He said we're both real sorry that it had to turn out this way.
But there ain't no point in talking when there's nobody list'ning so we just ran away
Patti gave birth to a ten pound baby boy, yeah!

 Also note that Rod Stewart left school at just 15.  He worked in the family shop and as a newspaper delivery boy, and later as a grave digger, a fence erector and sign writer. In 1962 he had his first serious relationship, with London art student Suzannah Boffey (and a friend of future model and actress Chrissie Shrimpton); he moved to be near her.  She became pregnant, but neither Rod nor his family wanted him to enter marriage; the baby girl was given for adoption and Rod and Suzannah's relationship ended.  

Imagine - the major reason for relinquishing was that they were borke!


The Improper Adoptee said...

I recently saw him interviewd about this, and I did not like his attitude. I think he is being immature, I think he is being selfish and I think he is a poop. That is all I have to say.
(How are you btw Mirah? I hope well. Take care).

Mirah Riben said...

Gee... a multi-millionaire (billionaire?) playboy, super star/womanizer who he is selfish, immature and poopie. No surprises there!

I'm good,thanks!

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