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Boomer Anthems: Stayin’ Alive

Well now, I get low and I get high
And if I can’t get either, I really try
Got the wings of heaven on my shoes
I’m a dancin’ man and I just can’t lose
You know it’s alright, it’s okay
I’ll live to see another day
We can try to understand
The New York Times’ effect on man
Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother
You’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Feel the city breakin’ and everybody shakin’
And we’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive

Life goin’ nowhere, somebody help me
Somebody help me, yeah
Life goin’ nowhere, somebody help me, yeah
I’m stayin’ alive
Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk
I’m a woman’s man, no time to talk
Music loud and women warm
I’ve been kicked around since I was born
And now it’s all right, it’s okay
And you may look the other way
We can try to understand
The New York Times’ effect on man
Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother
You’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Feel the city breakin’ and everybody shakin’
And we’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive

Life goin’ nowhere, somebody help me
Somebody help me, yeah
Life goin’ nowhere, somebody help me, yeah
I’m stayin’ alive
Life goin’ nowhere, somebody help me
Somebody help me, yeah
Life goin’ nowhere, somebody help me, yeah
I’m stayin’ alive
Life goin’ nowhere, somebody help me
Somebody help me, yeah
Life goin’ nowhere, somebody help me, yeah
I’m stayin’ alive
Life goin’ nowhere, somebody help me
Somebody help me, yeah
Life goin’ nowhere, somebody help me, yeah
I’m stayin’ alive

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  • Donald Sensing May 16, 2019, 10:20 AM

    For the life of me I cannot understand why goose-stepping is so treasured by tyrants. It’s as if their military-department heads were trained by the Ministry of Silly Walks or something. I have to conclude that they do not understand how truly stupid it looks.

  • Walter Sobchak May 16, 2019, 11:27 AM

    Rev Sensing: Norman Davies “History of Europe” has a side bar on the history of the goosestep I don’t have it available to me right now.

  • Richard May 16, 2019, 1:46 PM

    Pretty cool video. Illustrative of how much dictators love them some Borg. No individual, just the collective. Or as Herself would have it: “It takes a village.”
    Speaking only for myself, I like my Bee Gees pre-disco:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3YC5sc_V6I
    Once again cruising along in my ’69 Chevelle SS, volume knob cranked to the max and the tach needle approaching the red zone.

  • Auntie Analogue May 16, 2019, 4:59 PM

    Q. How come totalitarian states have the goose-step?

    A. Because they ain’t got The Rockettes.

    (!)

  • Nori May 16, 2019, 10:11 PM

    Gerard,you magnificent bastard!
    Norks goose-stepping to Stayin’ Alive ??

    Life goin’ nowhere, somebody help me,
    Somebody help me,yeah
    I’m stayin’ alive

    barely,thanks to Kim Jong Rockets and ancestors.

    Great juxtaposition

  • Jack May 17, 2019, 2:34 PM

    As it is with so many other things people do, you have to wonder just wtf they think they’re doing?

    I wonder if these NORKs have the slightest inkling of just how foolish and asinine they really look, parading around in the little poorly made goon suits and ill fitting shoes, bodies and backs as stiff as planks as they push themselves through the routine of this jarring and bone damaging marching style, all done and performed for an over indulgent, alcoholic and murderous tyrant whose body image, haircut and tailoring would have repelled Adolph Hitler.

  • Nori May 18, 2019, 8:42 PM

    Remember back in November of 2017 when a young Nork soldier drove across the DMZ,bullets flying at his back? He survived,but surgeons found not only bullets, but roundworms and tapeworms in his intestines. Those are common parasites in 3rd world crap holes who use human feces as fertilizer.
    Safe to say they’re some of the most miserably abused humans on the planet. Imagine an entire country with Battered Wife Syndrome. Another shining example of the glories of communism.

    Highly unpleasant realities aside,that goose-steppin’ to the BeeGee’s finest is classic Mad Magazine absurdity.

    Curious about one thing in the video. First there’s the parade of brownshirts,then the navy guys,then brownie chix, then the guys dressed in ocher yellow uniforms.
    What Theatre of Operations requires ocher yellow uniforms,with Castro hats?
    It’s like they’re ready to invade Mars,if only Mars was the ocher yellow planet.

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