Sunday, August 16, 2009

I'm blaming this one on a 70s song!

I almost had a heart attack at work the other day. This is what happened. I went down to the cashier's office to get change for the reference desk. My friend was working behind the counter. She made the change and put it in an envelope for me. Then she said "I'm going to take it" and she walked away. My heart stopped for a moment... until she went over to a scotch tape dispenser and sealed the envelope for me.

Consonants trip me, up but sometimes my mind plays tricks on me too. I wonder if the Steve Miller Band's song "Take the Money and Run" played some part in this. Hmmm... How many times do you suppose that song's been played on the radio since 1976? If your brain has to fill in the blanks, which is more likely "tape" or "take"?

Anyways, I hope you enjoy this video enactment of the song's storyline I found on YouTube. [Note: There is no dialogue other than the song lyrics which I've added below the video.]

Song Lyrics for Take the Money and Run

This here's a story about Billy Joe and Bobbie Sue
Two young lovers with nothin' better to do
Than sit around the house, get high, and watch the tube
And here is what happened when they decided to cut loose

They headed down to, ooh, old El Paso
That's where they ran into a great big hassle
Billy Joe shot a man while robbing his castle
Bobbie Sue took the money and run

Go on take the money and run
(Repeated three more times)

Billy Mack is a detective down in Texas
You know he knows just exactly what the facts is
He ain't gonna let those two escape justice
He makes his livin' off of the people's taxes

Bobbie Sue, whoa, whoa, she slipped away
Billy Joe caught up to her the very next day
They got the money, hey
You know they got away
They headed down south and they're still running today
Singin' go on take the money and run

Go on take the money and run
(Repeated six more times.)

source for this song's lyrics


ms toast burner said...

I always thought that song was 'Tape the Money and Run'! ;-) kidding...

Those pesky consonants get me too... it's great to be able to laugh at those situations as much as possible...!

Did you tell your friend?

SpeakUp Librarian said...

Snort! No, I haven't told her yet, but I did tell the first person I saw when I got back upstairs to the library. It was just so funny. :)

SpeakUp Librarian said...

Not my money, the library's money!!!

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