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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Thursday Theme Song: life guards








We were at Bethals beach, in the West of Auckland. here are lifeguards in training. I presume many of them are volunteers. With these surf guards, you better not talk to them because the rip is very dangerous. One of our very famous rugby player Sonny Fai died there.

I remember I was once with my girl friend Ewah just frolicking in the surf. We were holding hands and jumping about as each surf came in at Piha beach. This is another very dangerous beach. One moment, we were holding hands and jumping, another moment, I was struggling for my life. I couldn't tread the sea bed, and Ewah saw me being swept out to the ocean. Luckily a tall handsome and strong man grabbed hold of my hand and dragged me back to shore. Alas I was choking with water and I never got to ask his name. I am not even sure if he was just a swimmer or my surf guard. He just disappeared and my dream popped just like that.

Last summer, I was in the Surfers' Paradise in Australia. Again I had another encounter with a life guard. He came to admonish me for taking my son and his friends for swimming too deep.

The best group of life guards who actually had time for me was in a private pool. My kids were learning to swim, and I sat with them yakking away. I asked if I was disturbing them. They said, their eyes and eyes were very sharp. While they were talking to me, their eyes and ears were focus on the pool. So, they were not really paying attention to me? LOL

So I do two songs here, I wanna be a life guard and Don't talk to the life guard.

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Selling shoes
Another loser working in a shopping mall
9 to 5
A slave driver telling me 'Get on the ball!'
A crowded store
I kneel before them
Misery beyond compare
Sweaty socks
A lady boxer
What's she got against fresh air?
I want an ocean and some sunscreen lotion
Take me to the beach with a thousand pretty girls in reach

CHORUS
I, I, I wanna be a lifeguard (help, help, help, help)
I, I, I wanna guard your life
I, I, I wanna be a lifeguard (lifeguard, lifeguard)
Hardly any clothes (lifeguard)
Sand between my toes (lifeguard)
White stuff on my nose

Selling shoes
Another loser working in a shopping mall
I'm getting fat
What does it matter?
Nobody cares at all
But next July, I'll say goodbye to every out-of-it, dull-witted fool
Convert their feet into meters, marking distance at the swimming pool
Summer blondes revealing tanlines
I'll make more moves than Allied Van Lines

CHORUS
I, I, I wanna be a lifeguard (be a big man, now... get a great tan, now)
I, I, I wanna guard your life
I, I, I wanna be a lifeguard (lifeguard, lifeguard)
Sitting on my chair (lifeguard)
In the salty air (lifeguard)
White stuff on my nose
I, I, I wanna be a lifeguard (help, help, help, help)
I, I, I wanna guard your life
I, I, I wanna be a lifeguard (lifeguard, lifeguard)
Lounging on the deck (lifeguard)
Whistle 'round my neck (lifeguard)
White stuff in my nose
I, I, I wanna be a lifeguard (lifeguard, lifeguard)



Please Don't Talk To The Lifeguard Lyrics
Please don't talk to the lifeguard
Please don't talk to the lifeguard
Says the sign where I go to swim, oh-oh-oh-oh
How can I get to know him?
How can I get to show him
That I am so much in love with hi-i-im

Dark and handsome, golden tan
Six feet tall, man-oh-man!
Gotta make him mine, all mine
Wish theyd take away that sign

Please don't talk to the lifeguard
Please don't talk to the lifeguard
Guess I'll swim way out into the sea
And then I'll meet him when he rescues me-e-e

Dark and handsome, golden tan
Six feet tall, man-oh-man!
Gotta make him mine, all mine
Wish theyd take away that sign

Please don't talk to the lifeguard
Please don't talk to the lifeguard
Guess I'll swim way out into the sea
And then I'll meet him when he rescues me-e-e

Says the sign where I go to swim, oh-oh-oh-oh

16 comments:

rainfield61 said...

My grasshoppers look bigger than them in pictures, the later are much greater than the former.

***Icy BC said...

Great photos, and I haven't heard of those songs before..

Windsmoke. said...

Fantastic photos of clean and safe beaches with no rocks scattered everywhere like some other beaches around the world.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great songs --to go along with your photos and info about the lifeguards... Lifeguards do save lives ---and they work hard watching people in the surf.... Sounds like the lifeguards saved you once--so that makes them even more special to you, doesn't it????

Hugs,
Betsy

EG Wow said...

Summertime! :))

George said...

I'm glad life guards were around on those two occasions. I'm not familiar with these songs, but I do appreciate the wonderful work life guards do.

Ginny said...

Well, I know the first song but not the second. Now you have me worried. Promise you will never, ever again go near another body of water!!! Aren't you scared of it after all the things that have happeneed to you?

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

You've doubled our pleasure this week with TWO songs! And, Ann, your photos are stupendous to 'match' the lyrics.

Madi and Mom said...

Good Morning Ann
What a fun post great words and songs.
Madi and Mom

PS: we have an absolutely wonderful cat sitter for Madi when we go away.

Thom said...

I had never heard these before. Excellent and I love the photos :) Have a great Thursday :)

dawn said...

Never heard of the songs but they work perfect with your lovely photos!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Great photos and very interesting songs :-)

~Ron

Mª Zélia said...

As músicas para mim são inéditas e ficaram maravilhosas para o tema! Justa a homenagem à estes bravos anjos-da-guarda de nossas praias.

diane said...

I loved the alst song. Brought back memories. Good shots of the life guards.

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh Ann, I'm glad that handsome man was nearby when you got into trouble in the water. Too bad he disappeared so quickly.

The videos are great, I haven't heard these songs before.

Judy

Reader Wil said...

Very nice songs, Ann! Your meme looks very nice too! I am sorry to be too busy to do much blogging. I have decided to blog only once or twice a week.
I hope you have a great weekend!