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Susanna Hoffs: "Different Drum"


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11 hours ago, susie b said:

I like Susanna Hoffs a lot, but her voice just sounds too thin to my ear after the power and depth of LR's voice on the Stone Poneys' version which also features my favorite instruments in the Baroque harpsichord and string arrangement.

The song is a Nesmith masterpiece.

 

 

Well, Susanna's is definitely a thinner voice than Linda's, but she gets extra points just for being Susanna Hoffs! 🙂

And I can't listen to Linda's version enough, so good share. I love how she goes all-out starting at around 1:12 and again a minute later, at 2:12.

Yes, two minutes and 39 seconds of pop-music perfection! 

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And no one ever talks about the lyrics — not even that lyrics-hound Lew Bundles. But this is such a sweet way to tell someone to screw off, isn't it? 

You and I travel to the beat of a different drum
Oh, can't you tell by the way I run
Every time you make eyes at me?
You cry and moan and say it will work out
But honey child I've got my doubts
You can't see the forest for the trees

So, don't get me wrong, it's not that I knock it
It's just that I am not in the market
For a boy who wants to love only me
Yes, and I ain't sayin' you ain't pretty
All I'm saying's I'm not ready for any person,
place, or thing to try and pull the reins in on me, so...

Goodbye, I'll be leavin'
I see no sense in this cryin' and grievin'
We'll both live a lot longer if you live without me.

So, don't get me wrong, it's not that I knock it
It's just that I am not in the market
For a boy who wants to love only me
Yes, and I ain't sayin' you ain't pretty
All I'm saying's I'm not ready for any person
Place or thing to try and pull the reins in on me, so...

Goodbye, I'll be leavin'
I see no sense in this cryin' and grievin'
We'll both live a lot longer if you live without me.

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22 hours ago, PattiCakes said:

We got a girl-band around here called The Pop Tarts. They must bring 100 hoola hoops to their concerts...it's hysterical how the audience can still do it!

The Pop Tarts played their farewell concert last Christmas season.  Definitely talented ladies!!!

Debi Lewin was Groovy Grape.

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22 hours ago, Batman said:

I'm not sure how I would respond to a girlfriend trying to break it off and saying I'm pretty! Especially nowadays!

Obviously, Linda felt zero need to change Michael's lyric.  

I'm sure most of the ladies here dated a pretty boy at one time or another.

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