Captured my heart the first time I saw you
Back in the summer of 78
Since then I've been hopelessly devoted to you.

You were my first rock & roll idol
Back in the summer of 1980
Sweetness, muse on roller skates
You were magic!

Oh oh Olivia
You mean so much to me
You sang my favorite songs
You lived my fantasies
I was young & your career had just begun
Some twenty odd years ago

Collected your singles on seven inch vinyl
Watched your videos in 1982
Cropped my hair, wore leg warmers, tried to emulate you.

Oh, oh, Olivia
You mean so much to me
You sang my favorite songs
You lived my fantasies
I was young & your career had just begun
Some twenty odd years ago

Oh, oh, Olivia
You mean so much to me
You sang my favorite songs
You lived my fantasies
I was young & your career had just begun
Some twenty odd years ago

You go on
You survive 'cause you are strong.
I love you & I'm letting you know


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    General CommentThe Olivia in this sweet & wonderful tribute is Olivia Newton-John, the English-born Australian pop star whose heyday was the late 1970s/early 1980s.

    The song references several of her high points:

    She had a song called "Hopelessly Devoted To You."
    The "muse on roller skates" in the summer of 1980 was Olivia in the movie "Xanadu."
    & the reason a young woman would want to crop her hair & wear leg warmers might be to look like Olivia in the "Let's Get Physical" video.

    Songs like this always make me wonder if the subject ever heard it. I bet it would make the California Oranges happy if they knew Olivia Newton-John had heard this song!
    vchamberlainon June 17, 2014   Link

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