Friday, January 31, 2014

Strange Has Always Been With Us


You know about sex toys: You'd think this is a modern phenomenon, but it isn't, they go back to the Paleolithic Era. Of course, blow-up or silicone girlfriends are relatively new, but still, Perry Como charted with "Glendora," back in 1956. It was a novelty song, but it's a little creepy even so ...

Glendora by Stanley Ray, sung by Perry Como, 1956 

I'm in love with a dolly named 'Glendora'  
She works in the window of a big department stor-a!
Eyes of blue, hair like gold,
Never been young, but she'll never get old
Oh Glen-dora . . . I wanna see more of you!


Chorus:

O' Glen-dora . . . O' Glen-dor

Oh Glen-dora . . . I wanna see more of you!

She's so shy that I don't know how I found her
With three big body guards always workin' around her!
One just nods, an' two just grins,

An' three got a mouth full of safety pins . . . 

Oh Glen-dora . . . I wanna see more of you!

(Chorus) 

Bridge:

I stand left an' I stand right,
Outta my head 'cause I'm outta sight . . .

Oh Glen-dora . . . I wanna see more of you!

Late last night at the store they did some changin' . . .
An' I stood watchin' when they started re-arrangin' . . .
She lost her wig, she lost her arms,
An' when they got through she lost all of her charms,


O' Glendora . . . what did they do to you?

O' Glen-dora . . . O' Glen-dora . . .
O' Glendora . . . what did they do to you?
O' Glen-dora . . . O' Glen-dora . . .

O' Glendora . . . what did they do to you?

(Good evening, friends ....) 

1 comment:

paul said...

This reminds me of the old Police song, Be My Girl, Sally from their first album.