Can’t Get It Out Of My Head – Song Lyric Sunday – Head, Hat, Hair, Scarf

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Can’t Get It Out Of My Head – Song Lyric Sunday – Head, Hat, Hair, Scarf

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This week the theme is songs that mention Head, Hat, Hair, Scarf suggested by Paula of Light Motifs II.

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

Thanks Jim & Paula!

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/05/14/bad-hair-days/

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This is the first song I thought of today, and I’ve always really liked it. I’d never really knew the lyrics except the repeating chorus, but now reading them through makes me like the song even more.

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From a Wiki article:

The song became the band’s first top 10 single in the United States, reaching number 9,[3] and helped boost public awareness of the band in the U.S.

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From a Songfacts article:

Jeff Lynne revealed during an interview with Uncle Joe Benson on the Ultimate Classic Rock Nights radio show that he wrote the song to prove a point to his dad. He explained that they were arguing about something when his father said, “That’s the trouble with your tunes… They’ve got no bloody tune!'”

So Lynne said to himself, I’ll show you a tune then, and wrote “Can’t Get It Out Of My Head,” “just to show him I could write a tune!”

“Can’t Get It Out Of My Head”, by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), was released as a single from their 1974 album, “Eldorado”. It was written by Jeff Lynne, and is on the Warner Bros & United Artists label.

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Midnight on the water
I saw the ocean’s daughter
Walking on a wave she came
Staring as she called my name
And I can’t get it out of my head
No I can’t get it out of my head
Now my old world is gone for dead
‘Cause I can’t get it out of my head no, no
Breakdown on the shoreline
Can’t move, it’s an ebb tide
Morning don’t get here tonight
Searching for her silver light
And I can’t get it out of my head
No I can’t get it out of my head
Now my old world is gone for dead
‘Cause I can’t get it out of my head, no, no
Bank job in the city
Robin Hood and William Tell and Ivanhoe and Lancelot
They don’t envy me, yeah
Sitting ’til the sun goes down
In dreams the world keeps going ’round and ’round
And I can’t get it out of my head
No I can’t get it out of my head
Now my old world is gone for dead
‘Cause I can’t get it out of my head, no, no
Oh I can’t get it out of my head
No I can’t get it out of my head
Now my old world is gone for dead
‘Cause I can’t get it out of my head, no, no, no, no
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Jeff Lynne
Can’t Get It Out of My Head lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Mgb Ltd., Emi April Music Inc.
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16 responses »

  1. Lynne found inspiration for ‘Can’t Get It Out Of My Head’ in the unfulfilled reveries of an everyday bloke who worked in a bank. This guy is in a dream and he sees this vision of loveliness at midnight on the water.

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    • Thanks, Jim! I did read about that. Interesting how a songwriter can make a song up from just observation of everyday things. I like the lyrics and the vision the person in the song saw. 🙂

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