Here in Shermer
It seems I'm let down so much
& here I am again
Leaning on my favorite crutch

Because I know when I lose
I can turn to John Hughes
Which movie will I choose?
Which one best suits my blues?

& by the end, I'm reassured again

Friday evening
Tried to call you on the phone
You had gone out
I stayed home alone

Each & every time I lose
I watch a film by John Hughes
The stories simulate my mood
Hoping I'll pick up some clues

& by the end, I'm reassured again

I think you're funny
You think I'm weird
Some kind of wonderful feelings
All happening here
What do you think?
Who knows what we'll find?
You can say anything
Just give this a try!

It's been a while now
& I've got my courage up
I'll ask her out
I've thought about this so much

I've been working on some moves
I've studied John Hughes
My TV tells me she's the one
I think we'll have so much fun

& if I miss
Next time I'll consult Kevin Smith

Lyrics submitted by vchamberlain

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    General CommentThis is a lovely tribute to a filmmaker that spoke to people of a certain age through a handful of teen-related movies in the 1980s. From Sixteen Candles to Some Kind Of Wonderful (referenced in this song), Hughes managed to touch on teen angst while also making it funny, moving, & fantastical (Ferris Bueller, of course).

    I transcribed these lyrics from listening. The first line is probably correct, referencing the suburb of Illinois where Hughes set many of his comedies. The only line I am very uncertain about is "My TV tells me she's the one." I can't hear what he's saying - & if he's making a John Hughes reference, I'm not sure what exactly it is.
    vchamberlainon June 17, 2014   Link

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