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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:17 PM
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Charlene: "I've Never Been to Me" video and lyrics
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 01:21 PM by datasuspect
tried to find something like an appearance on Merv or Dinah Shore from the 70s, but this one is from "Top of the Pops" in 1982. surprised she got this much mileage for a one-hit wonder.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktQtXYYMIzw



Hey lady, you lady, cursing at your life
You're a discontented mother and a regimented wife
I've no doubt you dream about the things you'll never do
But, I wish someone had talked to me
Like I wanna talk to you.....

Oh, I've been to Georgia and California and anywhere I could run
I took the hand of a preacher man and we made love in the sun
But I ran out of places and friendly faces because I had to be free
I've been to paradise but I've never been to me

Please lady, please lady, don't just walk away
'Cause I have this need to tell you why I'm all alone today
I can see so much of me still living in your eyes
Won't you share a part of a weary heart that has lived million lies....

Oh, I've been to Niece and the Isle of Greece while I've sipped champagne on a yacht
I've moved like Harlow in Monte Carlo and showed 'em what I've got
I've been undressed by kings and I've seen some things that a woman ain't supposed to see
I've been to paradise, but I've never been to me


Hey, you know what paradise is?
It's a lie, a fantasy we create about people and places as we'd like them to be
But you know what truth is?
It's that little baby you're holding, it's that man you fought with this morning
The same one you're going to make love with tonight
That's truth, that's love......

Sometimes I've been to crying for unborn children that might have made me complete
But I took the sweet life, I never knew I'd be bitter from the sweet
I've spent my life exploring the subtle whoring that costs too much to be free
Hey lady......
I've been to paradise, (I've been to paradise)
But I've never been to me

(I've been to Georgia and California, and anywhere I could run)
I've been to paradise, never been to me
(I've been to Nice and the isle of Greece while I've sipped champagne on a yacht)
I've been to paradise, never been to me
(I've been to cryin' for unborn children that might have made me complete)
I've been to paradise, never been to me
(I've been to Georgia and California, and anywhere I could run)
I've been to paradise, never been to me
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:41 PM
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1. Worst.Song.Evah.
:scared:
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:02 PM
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13. It's on the bottom ten worst ever, but it's not the worst
don't ask me what's the worst - I don't want to give you the worst. earworm. ever.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:50 PM
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2. some madison avenue ad exec wrote this song didn't they?
"I've spent my life exploring the subtle whoring that costs too much to be free."

you can whore yourself in a marriage just as easily as anywhere else, but if you don't then who would be buying all the diapers and swiffer sweepers and easy off oven cleaner.

sigh...
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:49 PM
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5. i think it is a mid-70s feminist backlash song
it sure is hokey though . . .
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 07:30 PM
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7. Came out in 1982
I was listening to Sirius this afternoon when this song came on. I listened long enough to see when the damn song came out & that's what it said. God, I HATE that song!

dg
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 07:54 PM
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9. if i'm not mistaken
it was first released in the U.S. in 1976.

the studio track doesn't sound have 1982-era production values.
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:02 PM
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10. Well, it was playing on the 80's channel
& the info on the screen said "1982." Not disputing you, but just relaying what I saw this afternoon.

dg
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:28 PM
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16. It WAS released in 1976 or 1977
It didn't go anywhere, and fell into deserved oblivion. Then that idiot DJ Scott Shannon started playing it in the late spring of 1982 (probably as a joke), and it took off all the way to number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:06 PM
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11. Yep, backlash for sure
I HATE IT!
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deucemagnet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 01:55 PM
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3. Why, why, why?
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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:08 PM
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4. Been to "Niece"?
Kinky. }(
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 04:54 PM
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6. kinky cut and paste
i really should READ things i copy from internet song lyrics sites. what if something UNWHOLESOME was inserted?

GAAASP!!!!
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 07:41 PM
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8. Made for a good opening number in "Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert", though
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:01 PM
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12. oh, the hair, the hair!
:scared:
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LA lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:14 AM
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14. OK, I am old
I absolutely LOVE this song. maybe cause I lived it.
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jakefrep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:21 PM
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15. EARWORM ALERT!!!!!
Damn You!
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 02:32 AM
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17. "The Isle of Greece"??
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