Friday, June 22, 2007

Help me remember....

Help me out here.
I'm trying to remember the name/artist of a particular song.
I was trying to remember it on the phone a couple hours ago, but my mind is blank.
It's a country song (not my usual genre of choice, BTW).
The vocalist is male (At first I thought it was Toby Keith, but when I did an extensive search for lyrics, nothing came up that fit the song I'm looking for).
The song is about this guy who happens to meet up with this lady he knew a long time ago. When he knew her before, in school, she was a real nerd with red hair and horn-rimmed glasses. Now, when he sees her, she's a real knockout. She's gorgeous, her long red hair is beautiful, and she's a model. She's married with some kids of her own. I think the guy meets her while they're both taking their kids to school or something. He sees her there in her sweet-looking car (a convertible, maybe?), and the song ends with her driving away after they've caught up on old times. He tells her he's got a career singing songs she's probably heard on the radio, and the two of them reminisce about old times and muse about how much their lives have changed. Her name starts with a "C", I think. Maybe "C-A".... and I'm pretty sure her name is the title of the song. I think the song is maybe 8 years old by now.
Are any of you familiar with country music?
Have you any idea what I'm talking about?
Can any of you shed some light on what this song is?
Please help me, before I go completely insane trying to remember.
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UPDATE: The song is CARLENE, by Phil Vassar! Thank you, Fab, for figuring it out!!!
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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm familiar with country music, but unfortunately the description does not ring a bell. :(

Wayne's sister. :)

Steven said...

I'm still trying to work on being your boyfriend named Steve, but I have no clue as to the song/artist you are thinking of...resume your spiral towards insanity.

Mr. Fabulous said...

Oh crap, I know now which one you mean...I can see the video...shit.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!

Let me try to find it.

Although I don't remember the part about them having kids. In the one I am thinking about they hook up.

Mr. Fabulous said...

Okay, the one I was thinking about was "Carlene" by Phil Vassar:

I was lousy at math, failed historian
Carlene was the valedictorian
I was the quarter back in the back of classes
She was the whiz kid in horned rim glasses

It's been a long time since I've been around
Since I stepped foot on my old stomping ground
I ended up by the old school yard
When this red head pulled up in a blue sports car
She said, ";I bet you don't remember, I guess it's been forever.";
It took a second to put it all together and I said.

Ooh la la la la la
Looking good Carlene
Woh my my my my my
Times been good to you
If you know what I mean
Girl you glitter like hollywood
Good god carlene
You sure are lookin good

She said hop in let's go for a spin
Tell me whatcha been doing boy and where you been
I said I write songs, you probably didn't know, but I
finally got a couple out on country radio
She said, ";What a switch, ain't life funny, I've got a PHD,
now I'm modeling for money.";
Imagine little miss 4.0 just smiling for the camera on the cover of Vogue
I said you've come a long way since graduation
Let me say without hesitation
You've surpassed everyone's expectations

Ooh la la la la la
Looking good Carlene
Woh my my my my my
Times been good to you
If you know what I mean
Girl you glitter like hollywood
Good god carlene
You sure are lookin good

I said I hope to see you again someday
She said another ten years is too long to wait
Pick me up at my Momma's at eight!

And I said.

Ooh la la la la la
Looking good Carlene
Woh my my my my my
Times been good to you
If you know what I mean
Ooh la la la la la
Looking good Carlene
Woh my my my my my
Times been good to you
If you know what I mean
Ooh la la la la la
Looking good Carlene
Woh my my my my my
Times been good to you
If you know what I mean

Lynda said...

You aren't completely insane already? What a disappointment.

Morgen said...

wasn't it catchahootchie in your cootchie or something like that?

Matt-Man said...

I dont know but I hear Willie Nelson has good one coming out. "I'm So Miserable Since You're Gone, It's Almost Like You're Here." Cheers!!

Janna said...

Anonymous/Wayne's Sister: Thanks for trying, at least! :)

Steve: Every time I see spiral-shaped pasta now, I will be reminded of my inexorable slide toward insanity. Thanks for the visual!

Mr. Fab: YES! YESyesYES, that's IT!!!! I coulda sworn she had kids, but I guess not. Maybe I was thrown off by the part about them meeting near the school yard. I thought she was taking her kids to school, maybe...? Anyway, yes, that's the song! Thank you!!!!! :)

Janna said...

Lynda: Well, I'm still pretty close...

Morgen: LOL! "Catchahootchie in my coochie..." :) And those things ARE pretty hard to catch, y'know!

Matt-man: That is a GREAT title for a country song. :)

Desert Songbird said...

So glad you got the answer because I don't do country, and I was going to be no help at all! (Save for moral support, or immoral support if you take Matt-Man's word for it...)

amisare waswerebeen said...

I think the one Morgen is reaching for is "Chatahoochee" by Alan Jackson.

Mr. Fabulous said...

It seems like there ought to be a reward for this.

Janna said...

Desert Songbird: Well, usually I don't do country either. :)

Amisare: Yes, I think so too. At least let's hope so. LOL

Mr. Fab: Hmmmmm..... :)

Travis said...

I knew that too! Sorry I couldn't be your white night on this one, but glad Fab was here for you.

Janna said...

Travis: I'm glad you knew it too! If Fab hadn't figured it out first, you would've been my hero! :)