Saturday, 5 September 2009

And this one's for the guys (she's as bad as Lou Rawls but it sounds really good...)

Ok, to be fair - after that sexistic LR-song, here's one for the boys ! The song is called 'Ain't nothing goin on but the rent' and it has a really good tune and vibe to it but when we listen carefully, it's not a men-friendly song and I guess nowadays, we girls are a lot more independent, right ? I think it's much nicer to say "I don't think you're ready for this jelly' ... and there's this other song, I think it's by Destiny's Child and the lyrics are about that she paid for the ring on her finger (that's such a Maria Carey thing to say...:-) - the house she's living, she paid for it and so on...
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I'm giving you guys the chance to make a(ny) (nasty) comment on the lyrics below ...only just fair, right girls ?

Bill collectors at my door
What can you do for me
Hey

No romance without finance
No romance without finance

Boy, nothin' in life is free
That's why I'm askin' you what can you do for me
I've got responsibilities
So I'm lookin' for a man whose got money in his hands

Cause nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'
You got to have somethin' if you wanna be with me
Oh, life is too serious, love's too mysterious
A fly girl like me needs security

Cause ain't nothin' goin' on but the rent
You got to have a J-O-B if you wanna be with me
Ain't nothin' goin' on but the rent
You got to have a J-O-B if you wanna be with me

No romance without finance
I said no romance without finance

Boy, you're silky ways are sweet
But you're only wastin' time if your pockets are empty
I've got lots of love to give
But I will have to avoid you if you're unemployed

Cause nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'
You got to have somethin' if you wanna be with me
Cause life is too serious, love's too mysterious
A fly girl like me needs security

Cause ain't nothin' goin' on but the rent
You got to have a J-O-B if you wanna be with me
Ain't nothin' goin' on but the rent
You got to have a J-O-B if you wanna be with me

No romance without finance
I said no romance without finance
No romance without finance
I said no romance without finance

Oh, you look good to me
Your silky words are sweet
But your pockets sure look empty

Ooh, nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'
You got to have somethin' if you wanna be with me
Whoa, life is too serious, love's too mysterious
A fly girl like me needs security
I said life is too serious, love's too mysterious
Fly girl like me needs security

Cause ain't nothin' goin' on but the rent
You got to have a J-O-B if you wanna be with me
Ain't nothin' goin' on but the rent
You got to have a J-O-B if you wanna be with me

No romance without finance
No romance without finance
No romance without finance
I said no romance without finance

What can you do for me
Oh, you look good to me
Your silky words are sweet
But your pockets sure look empty

Ain't nothin' goin' on but the rent

I'm lookin' for a man to put some money in my hands

4 comments:

diane said...

Meh, I'm not fond of a lot of the popular stuff nowadays. It lacks soul.

On another note, literally, I received your letter in the mail today! What a sweet surprise, and how lovely of you to even think of Cute Hubby and I while you were on va-ca. I absolutely adore you. xo d

Mr. Condescending said...

I agree 100pct with diane, new music totally lacks any soul.

I do however think that its true that no romance comes without finance hah. I'm still waiting for the one that doesnt!

Dominica said...

@Diane and Mr C.
This record is also from the seventies or early eighties !
Girl I. received also my postcard this week from Italy !!!!!! LOL
The letter was the first I wrote, even before the cards ! How look does it take the Italians to deliver a letter ?
Tomorrow, Domani !! oi oi !

Richard said...

wow. look at how chic you look in your picture-fantastic.

i think the only way to get the scarf is thru pennyblack.com

it is a special for 'night of shopping' on september 10. cheers! r