Song of the Day #4,342: ‘Go For It’ – Joe Jackson

Happy Anniversary to my sister, Amy, and her husband of 28 years (and more important, frequent commenter on this blog), Dana.

Best wishes to both of you for making it through another year, even as the global pandemic has robbed you of your weekly dinner-and-a-movie date nights.

And now, to celebrate the occasion, the Random iTunes Fairy will serve up a song that I hope will be either sweetly appropriate or hilariously inappropriate.

Well, I guess this one falls somewhere in-between. Joe Jackson is a favorite of Dana’s, so that’s nice, and perhaps the message of this Motown-infused song is one the young couple took to heart all those years ago.

Happy Anniversary!

Everybody’s wasting time
Everybody stands in line
Think of Babe Ruth and you think of hot dogs and beer
But if he could hit a home run so can you
And your weight is just nowhere near
Am I making myself quite clear?

Is that the best you can do?
Go for it, go for it, go for it, go for it
If that’s the best you can do
Get out of my place
Take anyone’s face
Come last in the race, but
Go for it, go for it, go for it, go for it, ooh

The clock is ticking on the wall
Everybody has to take a fall
Think of Ray Charles and you think of sunglasses at night
But if he can play piano so can you
And you can tell black from white
Can you tell me that I’m not right?

Is that the best you can do?
Go for it, go for it, go for it, go for it
If that’s the best you can do
Get out of my life
Be anyone’s wife
And do what you like, but
Go for it, go for it, go for it, go for it, ooh

Go for it, go for it, go for it, go for it
Go for it, go for it, go for it, go for it
Go for it, go for it, go for it, go for it

Think of Babe Ruth and you think of hot dogs and beer
But if he could hit a home run so can you
And your weight is just nowhere near
Am I making myself quite clear?

Is that the best you can do?
Go for it, go for it, go for it, go for it, ooh
If that’s the best you can do
Get out of your shell
Be anyone’s pal
Do bad or do well, but
Go for it, go for it, go for it, go for it, ooh

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,342: ‘Go For It’ – Joe Jackson

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Aw, thank you! We did indeed, go for it- becoming a couple 32 years ago and married 28 years ago today.😀

  2. Amy says:

    Thank you. Always love Joe Jackson. 💗

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