Monday, April 28, 2008

All I Want Is You

If I really knew how to take full advantage of our available technology, I'd post a video for you...but you'll have to make do with this still shot of our little "Pickle" playing in the living room.

Pickle has become positively obsessed with the first track on the "Juno" soundtrack, "All I Want Is You," by Barry Louis Polisar. The moment he hears the opening stanzas, he stops whatever he is doing, jumps to his feet, and starts gleefully running around the living room in frenetic circles, urging us to join in. As soon as the song is just beginning to draw to a close, he races to the stereo pointing and grunting (he knows how to make his desires known!). Tonight we must have listened to this song about 10 times.


It's a very catchy tune, I must admit (and movie)...and what sweet lyrics! He could do far worse as far as songs that run through your head on constant repeating tracks...my favorite stanza is "If you were a castle, I'd be your moat, and if you were the ocean, I'd learn to float!"

My children also overheard me saying to a friend that Track #8 ("Loose Lips" by Kimya Dawson) has some choice language, and they either sing along with it (Chris--who memorized the lyrics when the younger kids weren't around) or turn it off (Kieran).

Here are the full lyrics of "All I Want Is You":

If I was a flower growing wild and free
All I'd want is you to be my sweet honey bee.
And if I was a tree growing tall and greeen
All I'd want is you to shade me and be my leaves
If I was a flower growing wild and free
All I'd want is you to be my sweet honey bee.
And if I was a tree growing tall and greeen
All I'd want is you to shade me and be my leaves
All I want is you, will you be my bride
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea.
If you were a river in the mountains tall,
The rumble of your water would be my call.
If you were the winter, I know I'd be the snow
Just as long as you were with me, let the cold winds blow
All I want is you, will you be my bride
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea.
If you were a wink, I'd be a nod
If you were a seed, well I'd be a pod.
If you were the floor, I'd wanna be the rug
And if you were a kiss, I know I'd be a hug
All I want is you, will you be my bride
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea.
If you were the wood, I'd be the fire.
If you were the love, I'd be the desire.
If you were a castle, I'd be your moat,
And if you were an ocean, I'd learn to float.
All I want is you, will you be my bride
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea.

And here are the R-rated lyrics from "Loose Lips" (which is actually a great song...)

"and we'll pray, all damn day, every day,
that all this shit our president has got us in will go away
while we strive to figure out a way we can survive
these trying times without losing our minds....
and i'll say F**K BUSH AND F**K THIS WAR
my war paint is sharpie ink and i'll show you how much my shit stinks
and ask you what you think because your thoughts and words are powerful
they think we're disposable, well both my thumbs opposable
are spelled out on a double word and triple letter score"

1 comment:

  1. i assumed Juno was directed by the same guy that directed Knocked Up because it's about an unexpected pregnancy, and Michael Cera stars as Juno's boyfriend (he was one of the goofy kids from Superbad, a close relative of Knocked Up), but it turns out this is not the case

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