Been running so long
I’ve nearly lost all track of time
In every direction
I couldn’t see the warning signs
I must be losin’ it
‘Cause my mind plays tricks on me
It looked so easy
But you know looks sometimes deceive
Thanks go out once again to our musical host of Song Lyric Sunday ~ Jim Adams! I had a hard time choosing a song this week because so many fit the prompt words, but I finally decided on something super upbeat. “Head Over Heels” is a 1984 song written by Charlotte Caffee and Kathy Valentine of the New Wave group the Go-Go’s. Yes, we do put an apostrophe there. It was released as the first single from their third album Talk Show, and it peaked at No. 11 on Billboard Hot 100. Belinda Carlisle provided the lead vocals, Gina Schock was on drums, Jane Wiedlin played rhythm guitar, Valentine played bass and lead guitar, and Caffee provided lead guitar and keyboards.
Head over heels, where should I go?
Can’t stop myself, out of control
Head over heels, no time to think
Looks like the whole world’s out of sync
Until I actually looked up the lyrics to this song, I always thought HOH was about romance. We’ve all heard the expression “falling head over heels in love” ~ and I’ll never forget Christine Baranski’s hilarious line as Maryann Thorpe on Cybill where she noted that at her age the best she could hope for was “heels over head.” It’s honestly the only thing I remember from that show, though I watched it regularly. But back to the song. There is nothing in the lyrics about love or romance; instead, they suggest that the singer is tired, stressed out, and needs a break (or perhaps a… Vacation!).
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