Family Twee

A few months ago, this car ad used a tune I’m very fond of by underrated sixties sibling troupe The Free Design (check the link out for information about the band and last.fm links to some of their tunes, or have a look at a 3-minute trailer for a rockumentary on the band). It’s got probably the most cloyingly sickening lyrics of any song ever written. Check them out (and keep reading, they get worse better):

The Free Design – “Love You” (1970)

Give a little time for the child within you,
don’t be afraid to be young and free.
Undo the locks and throw away the keys
and take off your shoes and socks, and run you.
La, la, la…

Give a little time for the child within you,
don’t be afraid to be young and free.
Undo the locks and throw away the keys
and take off your shoes and socks, and run you.
La, la, la…

Run through the meadow and scare up the milking cows
Run down the beach kicking clouds of sand
Walk a windy weather day, feel your face blow away
Stop and listen: Love you.

Roll like a circus clown, put away your circus frown
Ride on a roller coaster upside down
Waltzing Matilda, Carey loves a kinkatchoo
Joey catch a kangaroo, hug you.

Dandylion, milkweed, silky on a sunny sky
Reach out and hitch a ride and float on by
Balloons down below catching colors of the rainbow
red, blue and yellow-green: I love you.

Bicycles, tricycles, ice cream candy
Lollypops, popsicles, licorice sticks
Solomon Grundy, Raggedy Andy
Tweedledum and Tweedledee, home free.

Cowboys and Indians, puppydogs and sandpails
Beachballs and baseballs and basketballs, too.
I love forget-me-nots, fluffernutters, sugarpops
I’ll hug you and kiss you and love you
La, la, la… Love you.

Here’s the song in all its glory on youtube. And here’s my other favourite of their tunes, I Found Love, which was featured in The Gilmore Girls.

Finally, I appreciate most people reading this will not necessarily share my enthusiasm for this group. However, those with TASTE and OPEN MINDS are strongly encouraged to check out the songs linked herewith. The rest of you are just wrong 🙂

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    • Mark
    • March 3rd, 2010

    I also quite liked that song, the lyrics are great! It’s great having so many kids as it means I can indulge my inner child at every whim 🙂 Last weekend we went to a play park and I’m not sure who had more fun, swings, climbing frames and monkey bars – I was a very happy chappy 😀

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