Sunday, 26 January 2020

Ramblngs Of A Silly Old Man - CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX

SLEEPY JOE

I am The Geriatric DJ so it is not strange that in my ramblings I am for ever quoting the words from retro-pop. Here's something from Herman's Hermits

Rise and shine, sleepy Joe
Now's the time, don't you know
To get into a new kind of dream
You've been living alone
With no Bell telephone
And you don't have a shirt that is clean
You can rest your head on the corner of your bed
You can watch the world go by
But you never gonna see
What the other people see
If you're always gonna be a sleepy Joe

Rise and shine, sleepy Joe
There are places to go
There are windows to clean on the way
You've got nothing to loose
But the shine on your shoes
Do the best things you can every day
You can get upset, at the way the people get
You can turn your back on the crowd
But you never gonna see
What is absolutely real
If you're always gonna be a sleepy Joe

(La la la la la) sleepy Joe

Rise and shine, sleepy Joe
Now's the time, donÒ‘t you know
To get into a new kind of dream
You've been living alone
With no Bell telephone
And you don't have a shirt that is clean

(La la la la la) sleepy Joe
Rise and shine, sleepy Joe
There are places to go
There are windows to clean on the way
You've got nothing to loose,
But the shine on your shoes
Do the best things you can every day

(La la la la la) sleepy Joe
I can not remember just how many times I have stood up in a school assembly and lectured teenagers not to waste their lives as a Sleepy Joe. Through the magic of Facebook, even if I did extract the Michael in earlier chapters, I am so proud to be in contact with many, many of those students who listened to the Silly Old Younger Man preach those words in assembly.  I am pleased to have taken friendship out from social media and into the real world. In the real world I have not met a single former student who is a Sleepy Joe.
Rise and shine, sleepy Joe
Now's the time, don't you know
To get into a new kind of dream
You've been living alone
With no Bell telephone
And you don't have a shirt that is clean
You can rest your head on the corner of your bed
You can watch the world go by
But you never gonna see
What the other people see
If you're always gonna be a sleepy Joe
Can I take you back to a former chapter where I quoted Elvis Presley, The King of Rock and Roll, saying An AMBITION is only a DREAM fitted with a V8 engine. You have to get out of bed, take your head off the pillow, stop dreaming both literally and metaphorically then set yourself an ambition.
Rise and shine, sleepy Joe
There are places to go
There are windows to clean on the way
You've got nothing to loose,
But the shine on your shoes
Do the best things you can every day
This Silly Old Man then took the wisdom Of The King Of Rock And Roll to say REALITY is only an AMBITION fitted with a turbo charger.  Clean the windows, shine your shoes, do the best things you can every day, you arr far too important, far too valuable as a person to waste your potential as a Sleepy Joe.




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