Song Lyric Sunday – Sweet

Inspired by and written for Song Lyric Sunday – thank you Jim

Well, with the prompt for something sweet, there is a band pinging into my brain we really don’t hear much of these days but were hooooge when I was growing up. I’m going to stick with that as I feel like hitting some glam rock

Sweet

A British glam rock band, Sweet rose to fame in the 1970s. The best-known lineup consisted of lead vocalist Brian Connolly (1945-1997), bass guitarist Steve Priest (1948-2020), guitarist Andy Scott, and drummer Mick Tucker (1947-2002). Formed in London, UK, in 1968 the band was originally called The Sweetshop.

I want to close with “Ballroom Blitz” so will start with “Love is Like Oxygen” from the album “Level Headed”. Co-written by Andy Scott and Trevor Griffin, the song was a departure from Sweet’s more guitar-driven sound and featured high vocal harmonies.

Love is Like Oxygen,
You get too much, you get too high,
Not enough and you’re gonna die.
Love gets you high.

Love is Like Oxygen,
You get too much, you get too high,
Not enough and you’re gonna die.
Love gets you high.

Time on my side.
I got it all.
I heard that pride
Always comes before a fall.

There’s a rumour goin’ around the town.
That you don’t want me around.
I can’t shake off my city blues.
Everywhere I turn, I lose.

Love is Like Oxygen,
You get too much, you get too high,
Not enough and you’re gonna die.
Love gets you high.

Love is Like Oxygen,
You get too much, you get too high,
Not enough and you’re gonna die.
Love gets you high.

Time is no healer.
If you’re not there.
Holy fever.
Set words in the air.

Some things are better left unsaid.
I’m gonna spend my days in bed.
I walk the streets at night,
To be hidden by the city light. City light.

Love is Like Oxygen,
You get too much, you get too high,
Not enough and you’re gonna die.
Love gets you high.

Love is Like Oxygen,
You get too much, you get too high,
Not enough and you’re gonna die.
Love gets you high

Released in 1973 “Blockbuster” is from the album “Sweet”. Written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman it spent 5 weeks number 1 in the UK Singles Chart as well as topping the chart in the Netherlands, Austria, Ireland and Germany.

Ahh ahhh, ahh ahhh
You better beware, you better take care
You better watch out if you’ve got long black hair
He’ll come from behind, you’ll go out of your mind
You better not go, you never know what you’ll find
Ahh ahh, ahh ahhh

Can’t look into his eyes, you’ll be surprised
If don’t know what going on behind his disguse
Nobody knows where buster goes
He’ll steal your woman out from under your nose

Does anyone know the way, did we hear someone say
(We just haven’t got a clue what to do)
Does anyone know the way, there’s got to be a way
To blockbuster

The cops are out, they’re running about
Don’t know if they’ll ever be able to blockbuster out
He’s gotta be caught, he’s gotta be taught
‘Cause he is more evil then anyone here ever thought

Does anybody know the way, did we hear someone say
(We just haven’t got a aho)
Does anybody know the way, there’s got to be a way
To blockbuster

Does anybody know the way, did we hear someone say
(We just haven’t got a clue what to do)
Does anybody know the way, there’s got to be a way
To blockbuster

Ahh ahh, ahh ahh
Ahh ahh, ahh ahh

Buster buster blockbuster
Buster buster blockbuster
Buster buster blockbuster
Buster buster blockbuster

Buster buster blockbuster
Buster buster blockbuster
Buster buster blockbuster
Buster buster blockbuster

Buster buster blockbuster
Buster buster blockbuster

From the album “Desolation Boulevard”, the single “Ballroom Blitz” was released in September 1973. Written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman it reached number 1 in Canada, number 2 in the UK, and number 5 in the US Billboard Hot 100 and remains a favourite with more than 30 million streams on YouTube. And nearly 50 years on I still think it’s rockin’

Are you ready Steve? Uh-huh
Andy? Yeah
Mick? Okay
Alright fellas, let’s go!

Oh it’s been getting so hard
Living with the things you do to me
My dreams are getting so strange
I’d like to tell you everything I see

Oh, I see a man in the back as a matter of fact
His eyes was as red as the sun
And the girl in the corner that no one ignores
‘Cause she thinks she’s the passionate one

Oh yeah! It was like lightning
Everybody was frightening
And the music was soothing
And they all started grooving
Yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah-yeah

And the man in the back said, “Everyone attack”
And it turned into a ballroom blitz
And the girl in the corner said, “Boy I want to warn you”
It’ll turn into a ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz

Oh reaching out for something
Touching nothing’s all I ever do
Oh I softly call you over
Then you appear there’s nothing left of you

And the man in the back is ready to crack
As he raises his hands to the sky
And the girl in the corner is everyone’s mourner
She could kill you with a wink of her eye

Oh yeah! It was electric
So frantically hectic
And the band started leaving
‘Cause they all stopped breathing
Yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah-yeah

And the man in the back said, “Everyone attack”
And it turned into a ballroom blitz
And the girl in the corner said, “Boy I want to warn you”
It’ll turn into a ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz

Oh yeah! It was like lightning
Everybody was frightening
And the music was soothing
And they all started grooving
Yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah-yeah

And the man in the back said, “Everyone attack”
And it turned into a ballroom blitz
And the girl in the corner said, “Boy I want to warn you”
It’ll turn into a ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz, ballroom blitz

It’s, it’s a ballroom blitz
It’s, it’s a ballroom blitz
It’s, it’s a ballroom blitz
Yeah, it’s a ballroom blitz

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