My Boy

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What about My Boy?

I despise it.
1
2%
I dislike it.
5
8%
I do not have a preference.
6
9%
I like it.
17
26%
I love it.
36
55%
 
Total votes: 65


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drjohncarpenter wrote:
midnightx wrote:
BigredG wrote:Adult song with an adult theme. I think that is why a few people do not "get it".
Yes, the same problem must occur with The Sound Of Your Cry.
"Life" is a very adult song with a most adult theme.

Why was it not a #1 smash in May 1971?

Maybe it was because a vapid, childish Rolling Stones single got in the way.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Sugar_(song)

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"My Boy" is the title of a popular song "parce que je t'aime mon enfant" from 1970.

The music was composed by famous French musicians Jean Bourtayre and Claude François, and the lyrics were translated into English by Phil Coulter and Bill Martin.



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I've always liked the original too.


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midnightx wrote:Yes, the same problem must occur with The Sound Of Your Cry.
As you are the one with this particular problem, perhaps you could tell us?



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drjohncarpenter wrote:
midnightx wrote:
BigredG wrote:Adult song with an adult theme. I think that is why a few people do not "get it".
Yes, the same problem must occur with The Sound Of Your Cry.
"Life" is a very adult song with a most adult theme.

Why was it not a #1 smash in May 1971?

Maybe it was because a vapid, childish Rolling Stones single got in the way.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Sugar_(song)

Life is just not fair (pun intended).

Aldult song aye ?! You forgot to also add "pretentious" Hahahahahahahahaha

BTW has there also been a poll on "Life" done ?




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If you start one, please add an "It Sucks Big Ones!" option.



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It's a decent version for sure. Not a favourite of mine by a long shot, but it's certainly not the crock of shht this forum would have you believe. It rates much higher than some of the other STAX cuts such as Spanish Eyes, She Wears My Ring, Mr Songman, Love Song Of The Year, Take Good Care of Her etc to me anyway.


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Not Elvis at his best!

What made him choose to sing this song?



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Mitch wrote:Not Elvis at his best!

What made him choose to sing this song?
Maybe he was afraid he was going to lose his son, Lisa?


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drjohncarpenter wrote:
Mitch wrote:Not Elvis at his best!

What made him choose to sing this song?
Maybe he was afraid he was going to lose his son, Lisa?
LOL!

Actually, it's the lyrics I truly dislike: "because of you, My Boy." The exact opposite of what a responsible parent would do would be to put the burden of a failed relationship on the kid. Who has to even THINK: "why put you through the hell?"

Creepy. But Harris's rendition is way worse.

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I can take it or leave it....my ex however loved it...... :smt005 :smt005


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a 70s essential for me.


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And the bait has been tossed........


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eric c wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:33 pm
a 70s essential for me.

Rob wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:55 pm
And the bait has been tossed........




Isn't this you?


Rob wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:29 am
If you start one, please add an "It Sucks Big Ones!" option.



Let 'er rip ...


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drjohncarpenter wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:16 pm
eric c wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:33 pm
a 70s essential for me.

Rob wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:55 pm
And the bait has been tossed........




Isn't this you?


Rob wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:29 am
If you start one, please add an "It Sucks Big Ones!" option.



Let 'er rip ...
i don't post like nobody.


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drjohncarpenter wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:16 pm
eric c wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:33 pm
a 70s essential for me.
Rob wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:55 pm
And the bait has been tossed........
Isn't this you?
Rob wrote:
Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:29 am
If you start one, please add an "It Sucks Big Ones!" option.
Let 'er rip ...
That would have been for "Life," which fits the bill.

As always, I have zero issues with the song this topic is about.


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