Afternoon Delight!

United States
June 19, 2012 3:10pm CST
When I was the child I heard this song, Skyrockets in Flight, Afternoon Delight! written by Bill Danoff and performed by The Starland Vocal Band. I really liked this song when I was the child. I liked the tune and I liked the thinking about the fireworks and such. However, I had no idea what it was really about. Only when I was grown to beyond the child did I come to know it is not what I thought. Do you have the examples of the songs you heard and thought they meant one thing, or even said one thing, only to make the discover that they meant something else entirely? These are the lyrics of the Song of which I am the speaking: [i]Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight Gonna grab some Afternoon Delight My motto's always been "When it's right, it's right." Why wait until the middle of a cold, dark night? When everything's a little clearer in the light of day? And we know the night is always gonna be here anyway? Thinkin of you's working up my appetite Lookin' forward to a little Afternoon Delight Rubbin' sticks and stones together make the sparks ignite And the thought of lovin' you is getting so exciting Skyrockets in flight! Afternoon Delight! Afternoon Delight! Afternoon Delight! [ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/s/starland+vocal+band/afternoon+delight_20202371.html ] Started out this morning feeling so polite, I always thought a fish could not be caught that didn't bite. But you got some bait a-waiting and I think I might Like nibblin' a little Afternoon Delight Skyrockets in flight! Afternoon Delight! Afternoon Delight! Afternoon Delight! Be waiting for me, baby, when I come around. We can make a lot of lovin' 'fore the sun goes down Thinkin' of you's workin' up a' appetite Lookin' forward to a little afternoon delight Rubbin' sticks and stones together make the sparks ignite And the thought of lovin' you is getting so exciting Skyrockets in flight! Afternoon Delight! Afternoon Delight! Afternoon Delight! Afternoon Delight! (A madrigal fugue) Afternoon Delight![/i]
5 responses
@ajk111 (2527)
21 Jun 12
'my ding-a-ling' by Chuck Berry. i got sent to bed every time i asked my mother what a ding a ling was. i suspect she was right to punish me as i was 32 at the time.
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• United States
21 Jun 12
Hmm, I wonder why your mother was so anti-doorbell? You poor soul. I imagine you cringe anytime the doorbell sounds these days.
@ajk111 (2527)
21 Jun 12
door 'knob; more like!
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• United States
21 Jun 12
touche'!
@mythociate (13893)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
20 Jun 12
I enjoy that song, a song about enjoying pastries at the Spring Fair while sharing time with the woman you love Really, EVERYTHING means SOMETHING ELSE YOU NEVER THOUGHT OF!
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• United States
20 Jun 12
Excellent point!
@rekhum (2435)
• India
19 Jun 12
Yeah I have heard this song. But I did not hear it back then until i was into my teens, so I would not have thought what I'd have thought about what the song meant to be. There are so many Oldies, especially the countries (they don't hit my mind at this time), which my elder sisters used to listened to that I now felt they did not mean what they actually meant to be. i'll come back with the songs...signing off for now.
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• United States
19 Jun 12
Thank you, rekhum. Hope to see you again.
• United States
19 Jun 12
hi pageturner...i also liked this song as a child, but i was even more enchanted by the bands name, i thought it would be fun and magical to be in the starland vocal band...a song i liked as a child and remember singing as i rode my bike around the neighborhood and through the neighbors sprinklers is "born free"....i doubt that i really knew what it meant, but i like the sound of it and still do!
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• United States
19 Jun 12
Thank you for coming to my Discussion, the psychoartist. I remember the Born Free song. It was one of my favorites as well. Of course, I always thought of the lions when I heard it this song.
@ajk111 (2527)
22 Jun 12
why don't you incorperate this song into a movie of how you met Mrs Turner? you could set it in a 70s newsroom and maybe make it funny. but only if you love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly.
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• United States
22 Jun 12
It just so happens that I do like Scotch, ajk111. I can assure you, however, that the movie would be funny as I met Mrs. Turner when I was the Best Man at her wedding.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
22 Jun 12
Hi PageTurner! Thanks for the "Friend Request"! I also know what you mean! There were alot of songs like "Afternoon Delight" that we sang not knowing what the words meant until we were a bit older and we found out the "true meanings behind them! I was a huge "Beatle" fan "back in the day" and I surely had noidea what alot of their songs meant until years later, but would sing them anyway and alot of other artists too! And then there were the songs that we couldn't figure out the "real" words and "guessed" what they were supposed to be and found out how wrongwe really were years late! I guess that was all part of "growing up"!
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• United States
22 Jun 12
Beatles songs are a great example, Opal26. As for making up your own lyrics to a song, I still do that. And many times, I prefer my own lyrics after I find out the 'real lyrics'.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
23 Jun 12
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