Sunday, September 30, 2012

And Oh ... I Been Thinkin' 'Bout You For So Long...'

I haven't heard much Billy Squier on the radio, although I always crank up "My Kinda Lover" when it comes on. I was reminded of Squier yesterday by Craig Ramsey, who tweeted the career-killing YouTube of Squier's "Rock Me Tonite." Rudolf Schenker of the Scorpions is quoted at Wikipedia's entry for the song, "I liked [him] very much ... but then I saw him doing this video in a very terrible way. I couldn't take the music serious anymore." Well, I still like "My Kinda Lover" actually. But no doubt that epic gay dance-strut meltdown rightly destroyed that guy's career. I mean, really, who would have ever thought something like that was respectable? I can think of someone, actually, but I'll hold off further comment on that idiot until later.

You got me runnin' baby
You give me somethin' way beyond revenue
You put the magic in me
I feel the magic when we do what we do
And oh...
I can't do without you for too're my situation
You're my kinda lover...

You keep me all together
You take me out whenever I'm lettin' down
You got the motions baby
I got a notion maybe I'll stick around
And oh...
I can never doubt you for too long...I can't see no reason
You're my kinda lover...

When you come 'round I never get down---I fly across the floor
I can see you comin' on me...and I can't ask for more
Rock me, sock me, baby you got me ridin' to the end
Rake me, shake me, baby you make me--turn me on again

You got my motor racin'
I find my thoughts embracin' your every move
I wanna set you reelin'
I wanna make you feel the way that I do
And oh...
I been thinkin' 'bout you for so long
I don't wanna lose ya--you're my kinda lover...