Cathartic post of the day

Seems like my past exposure to teen pop music is a fun mental exercise these days of reflective middle age.  Lyrics from two songs I intermixed as I woke up this morning while contemplating a new short story to pen/type:

“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

It was twenty years ago today
Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play
They’ve been going in and out of style
But they’re guaranteed to raise a smile
So may I introduce to you
The act you’ve known for all these years
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

We’re Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
We hope you will enjoy the show
We’re Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sit back and let the evening go
Sgt. Pepper’s lonely, Sgt. Pepper’s lonely
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
It’s wonderful to be here
It’s certainly a thrill
You’re such a lovely audience
We’d like to take you home with us
We’d love to take you home

I don’t really want to stop the show
But I thought that you might like to know
That the singer’s going to sing a song
And he wants you all to sing along
So let me introduce to you
The one and only Billy Shears
And Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Writer(s): John Lennon, Paul McCartney
Copyright: Sony/ATV Tunes LLC

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Songwriters: TREVOR RABIN, JON ANDERSON, CHRIS SQUIRE, TREVOR HORN
(Rabin/Anderson/Squire/Horn)

Move yourself
You always live your life
Never thinking of the future
Prove yourself
You are the move you make
Take your chances win or loser

See yourself
You are the steps you take
You and you – and that’s the only way

Shake shake yourself
You’re every move you make
So the story goes

Owner of a lonely heart
Owner of a lonely heart
Much better than – a
Owner of a broken heart
Owner of a lonely heart

Say you don’t want to chance it
You’ve been hurt so before

Watch it now
The eagle in the sky
How he dancin’ one and only
You lose yourself
No not for pity’s sake
There’s no real reason to be lonely
Be yourself
Give your free will a chance
You’ve got to want to succeed

Owner of a lonely heart
Owner of a lonely heart
Much better than – a
Owner of a broken heart
Owner of a lonely heart

Owner of a lonely heart

After my own decision
They confused me so (Owner of a lonely heart)
My love said never question your will at all
In the end you’ve got to go
Look before you leap (Owner of a lonely heart)
And don’t you hesitate at all – no no

Owner of a lonely heart
Owner of a lonely heart
Much better than – a
Owner of a broken heart
Owner of a lonely heart
(repeat)

Owner of a lonely heart

Sooner or later each conclusion
Will decide the lonely heart (Owner of a lonely heart)
It will excite it will delight
It will give a better start (Owner of a lonely heart)

Don’t deceive your free will at all
Don’t deceive your free will at all (Owner of a lonely heart)
Don’t deceive your free will at all
Just receive it, just receive it (Owner of a lonely heart)

Owner Of A Lonely Heart lyrics © CARLIN AMERICA INC, DCTM BLVD OBO TREMANDER SONGS, DOWNTOWN MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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