Monday Song

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The song I am sharing today is directly connected with memories of my first trip to the US. I was 15 and we flew over to NYC as part of a travel group. It was the year 1985. For the younger readers, at that time we had neither iPods nor smartphones. But I had my walkman (what is a walkman🤪) and serveral tapes – most of them I dubbed of long-playing records o “singles” myself.
Long-playing records? Those black oversized CDs which you had to put on a turntable and play with a needle which transferred the sound. “Singles”? The smaller version. There was only one song on each side. Yes, records have had two sides and you had to turn the record when one side was played to the end. Also we had to be very careful not to scratch the surface or the song was ruined either by the needle jumping over that scratch or because it got stuck and repeated the same part over and over again. They were not as robust as CDs. We did not have CDs either at that time yet, by the way.
So, I remember sitting in that bus with my headphones on. We had visited Washington D.C. and we were on the way back. It was already dark outside and I simply enjoyed being there and listening to the songs on my tape. Part Time Lover – Stevie Wonder

Call up, ring once, hang up the phone
To let me know you made it home
Don’t want nothing to be wrong with part-time lover

If she isn’t with me I’ll blink the lights
To let you know tonight’s the night
For me and you my part-time lover

We are undercover passion on the run
Chasing love up against the sun
We are strangers by day, lovers by night
Knowing it’s so wrong, but feeling so right

If I’m with friends and we should meet
Just pass me by, don’t even speak
Know the word’s “discreet” with part-time lovers

But if there’s some emergency
Have a male friend to ask for me
So then she won’t peek its really you my part-time lover

We are undercover passion on the run
Chasing love up against the sun
We are strangers by day, lovers by night
Knowing it’s so wrong, but feeling so right

We are undercover passion on the run
Chasing love up against the sun
We are strangers by day, lovers by night
Knowing it’s so wrong, but feeling so right

[Repeat]

I’ve got something that I must tell
Last night someone rang our doorbell
And it was not you my part-time lover

And then a man called our exchange
But didn’t want to leave his name
I guess that two can play the game
Of part-time lovers
You and me, part-time lovers
But, she and he, part-time lovers

Sources: YouTube/AZLyrics
Writer: WONDER STEVIE

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I remember those days so well, and now vinyl is making a comeback! I remember my very first ‘music centre’ that had a turntable, tape deck and radio. You could stack up to six records over the turntable so that when the first one finished, the next one would drop and play. And buying a new stylus (needle) was an art in itself because you buy the right one!.

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Oh, right, yes there were those! I only had the combination tape and radio and the record player separate. But I remember those devices.
It is funny, I never needed to buy a new one. But now that you mendion it. I think my father did. Back then listening to music was a ceremony. I have some vinyl records which are colored or have the cover image printed right on them. Those were special!

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It’s wonderful to look back at how things used to be. I still have my old vynl record collection and I still play my old LPs on a newer record player. I remember tapeing songs from Top of the Pops on TV. With one of those large two reals tape machines. How things have changed 😁 love Stevie Wonder. 💖

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