Yes we're gonna have a wingding
A summer smoker underground
It's just a dugout that my dad built
In case the reds decide to push the button down
We've got provisions and lots of beer
The key word is survival on the new frontier

Introduce me to that big blond
She's got a touch of Tuesday Weld
She's wearing Ambush and a French twist
She's got us wild and she can tell
She loves to limbo, that much is clear
She's got the right dynamics for the new frontier

Well I can't wait 'til I move to the city
'Til I finally make up my mind
To learn design and study overseas

Have you got a steady boyfriend
Cause honey I've been watching you
I hear you're mad about Brubeck
I like your eyes, I like him too
He's an artist, a pioneer
We've got to have some music on the new frontier

Well I can't wait 'til I move to the city
'Til I finally make up my mind
To learn design and study overseas
Let's pretend that it's the real thing
And stay together all night long
And when I really get to know you
We'll open up the doors and climb into the dawn
Confess your passion your secret fear
Prepare to meet the challenge of the new frontier


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New Frontier Lyrics as written by Donald Fagen

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    General CommentThere was a sitcom series in late 60's to early 70's, (which was better than the movie, which many are that are offshoots of movies), called "the Odd Couple", the fictional location was New York but most of the studio filming was shot out in H wood. Felix(Tony Randall)was a photographer, a lover of opera, and the genteel past times, and an obsessive neat and cleaning freak. His room mate Oscar(Jack Klugman) a sports writer, was sloppy, gambled too much, smoked cigars. Both were recently divorced.

    I never watched it as a kid back then, but since approx. 20 yrs ago, i always watch reruns and is one of my favorite sitcoms.

    I can't remember whether it was Oscar or Felix, but one in passing mentioned his favorite fantasy of being locked up in a private bomb shelter with Tuesday Weld. It is probably coincidence but one never knows since Donald Fagen is from NYC, and is maybe still a new yorker at heart even though the recording industry moved to LA probably even before their debut album and so did probably Fagen and Becker. it would be interesting to find out if F and/or B got the verse idea below from the show. Of course its not stealing. I mean in hey 19, the character with the mid life crisis refers to Aretha Franklin while he's got the 19 yr old in his car who no doubt doesn't know who the great soul singer is. so he just wants her "to take me along while you slide on down" :)


    "Yes we're gonna have a wingding
    A summer smoker underground
    It's just a dugout that my dad built
    In case the reds decide to push the button down
    We've got provisions and lots of beer
    The key word is survival on the new frontier

    Introduce me to that big blonde
    She's got a touch of Tuesday Weld
    She's wearing Ambush and a French twist
    She's got us wild and she can tell
    She loves to limbo, that much is clear
    She's got the right dynamic for the new frontier...."
    emotionalinvalidon June 25, 2015   Link

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