Blog Every Day in May: Bad Advice

“What is the worst advice you have ever received?”

I really can’t think of any memorably bad advice anyone’s given me…not personally at least. Here though are some truly rubbish bits of ‘advice’, care of some of my favourite (although possibly least romantic) songs….

Mungo Jerry, In The Summertime

If her daddy’s rich, take her out for a meal
If her daddy’s poor, just do what you feel
Speed along the lane
Do a ton, or a ton and 25
When the sun goes down, you can make it
Make it good in a lay-by

(Classy man, classy)

Tammy Wynette, Stand By Your Man

Sometimes its hard to be a woman
Giving all your love to just one man

(Er no, that’s just how it’s done)

The Turtles, Elenore

Elenore gee I think you’re swell,
And you really do me well,
You’re my pride and joy etcetera

(Etcetera? Seriously?)

Nancy Sinatra, These Boots Were Made For Walkin’

You keep playin’ where you shouldn’t be playin
and you keep thinkin’ that you´ll never get burnt.
Ha! I just found me a brand new box of matches yeah
and what he know you ain’t HAD time to learn.
Are you ready boots? Start walkin’!

(Well that sounds like a healthy approach)

Rolling Stones, Under My Thumb

It’s down to me, yes it is
The way she does just what she’s told
Down to me, the change has come
She’s under my thumb
Ah, ah, say it’s alright

(Oh, shut up)

Every Breath You Take, The Police

Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I’ll be watching you

(Creepy. Mighty creepy.)

For good measure though, here’s some really *good* advice, even if it is from an album about horrible break-ups….

Fleetwood Mac, Don’t Stop

If you wake up and don’t want to smile,
If it takes just a little while,
Open your eyes and look at the day,
You’ll see things in a different way.
Don’t stop, thinking about tomorrow,
Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here,
It’ll be, better than before,
Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone.
Why not think about times to come,
And not about the things that you’ve done,
If your life was bad to you,
Just think what tomorrow will do.
Don’t stop, thinking about tomorrow,
Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here,
It’ll be, better than before,
Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone.
All I want is to see you smile,
If it takes just a little while,
I know you don’t believe that it’s true,
I never meant any harm to you.
Don’t stop, thinking about tomorrow,
Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here,
It’ll be, better than before,
Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone.
Don’t you look back,
Don’t you look back.

Ems x

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5 thoughts on “Blog Every Day in May: Bad Advice

    • Yay! I currently have Dreams on the brain…although as usual we have altered the lyrics to include the hounds’s names…”Cooper doesn’t like it when it’s raining, Digby really needs a bit more training….”

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