Song Lyric Sunday (11/19/18) – Listen

Helen’s prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is the word listen. I am going with the first song that popped into my head and God help you all.

There was a movie that came out in 1984 that re-defined me on very many levels. I know there are probably a ton of incredible films starting to sift through your transom. Go on…I’ll give you some time to dwell.

(insert Jeopardy theme song)

Done? OK well the movie is called This is Spinal Tap. I am just going to let Wikipedia tell the rest.


This Is Spinal Tap[3] (stylized as This Is Spın̈al Tap) is a 1984 American mockumentary directed and co-written by Rob Reiner. It stars Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer as members of the fictional British heavy metal band Spinal Tap, and Reiner as Marty Di Bergi, a documentary filmmaker following the band on their US tour.

The film satirizes the behavior and musical pretensions of rock bands and the hagiographic tendencies of rock documentaries such as Gimme Shelter (1970), The Song Remains the Same (1976) and The Last Waltz (1978).[4] Most of the dialogue was improvised and dozens of hours were filmed.

This is Spinal Tap received positive reviews. It was only a modest success upon its initial release but found greater success, and a cult following, after it was released on VHS. In 2002, it was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress and was selected for preservation by the United States National Film Registry.[5]


So without further adieu, I give you a song spoofing the very music I love. Here is Listen to the Flower People.

Listen to what the flower people say
Listen! It’s getting louder every day
Listen! It’s like a bolt out of the blue
Listen! It could be calling out for you

Flower people, walk on by
Flower people, don’t you cry
It’s not too late, no
It’s not too late…

Listen! It’s like a Mozart symphony
Listen! It’s something just for you and me
Listen to what the flower people say
Listen! It’s getting truer every day
Ah…

Writer(s): CHIRSTOPHER GUEST, MICHAEL MCKEAN, ROB REINER

41 comments

    1. I will withold certain specifics about the first time for me. I can tell you, however, that it was the third film I saw in a marathon with a friend of mine. You may not know the first one we saw, but you will know the second.
      Rustler’s Rhapsody, followed by Blazing Saddles, and last was This is Spinal Tap. I must have seen TiST about 30 times by now. The things you missed the first time.

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  1. I’ve somehow missed every opportunity to see this film. I have however seen Blazing Saddles 1,364 times … including just a few weeks ago for the first time in 14 decades.

    A few of those numbers might have been exaggerated.

    I’ll put Spinal Tap on my wish list and check it out. I’ve missed so much!

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