Music Monday #9 – Hey Matthew

Get the song here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?oxa9clp01qg
or here
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ewl8os

It’s Music Monday again and again I’m late. I’m stressed out, can you tell? Anyway, Music Monday is important and should not be neglected too much. So today I bring you a sweet song from the 80ies – Hey Matthew by Karel Fialka. You know how they say, you can take the girl out of the 80ies, but you can’t take the 80ies out of the girl.

Anyway, this song reminds me very much of being very young. I probably had it on an old cassette tape somewhere (remember cassette tapes?) and I also remember it was on one of my brother’s cassette tapes – I probably copied it from his tape, in fact. Remember how you used to spend hours making mixed tapes and figuring out what song to put next and rewinding and fast forwarding and all that? Well, I do. The good old days, right?

The single to the song was released in 1987 and peaked at #9 in the UK Singles Charts (says Wikipedia), making Karel Fialka a One Hit Wonder.

(See the extended version with lyrics here.)

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Karel Fialka – Hey Matthew

I was sitting with Matthew, we were watching TV
I said Hey Matthew, what do you see?
Do you see the guns, do you see the bombs
See those people throwing all of those stones?
Do you see the cars going up in flames
See their faces, do you know their names
Hey Matthew, when you’re watching TV
Hey, Hey Matthew, what do you see?

Do you see the tension in a rich man’s house?
Do you see the cat, do you see the mouse?
Do you see the beauty or the big bad beast?
Do you see the famine, do you see the feast?
In this world of villains do you see the crime
Is a superhero waiting at the edge of time?
Hey Matthew, when you’re watching TV
Hey, Hey Matthew, what do you see?

I see Dallas, Dynasty, Silver Hawks, He-Man
Tom & Jerry, Dukes of Hazzard, Airwolf
Blue Thunder, Rambo, Road Runner, Daffy Duck
The A-Team, The A-Team, I see the A-Team

I was sitting with Matthew, we were watching TV
I said Hey Matthew, what’ll you be?
Will you walk like a lion in the danger zone
Will you pass unnoticed in the great unknown?
When you see the press out on a witch hunt
When you see a political publicity stunt
Will you fight for the right, will you be a man?
Will you step aside, will you give a damn?

Will you ride that tide with the starry eyed?
Will you give and take, will you laugh ’til you ache?
Will you learn to live, will you take, will you give?
As the bridges burn, will you live and learn
Will you be numbered with the brave and true?
Well, good luck kid, here’s lookin’ at you.

In the future, Matthew, so bright and free
Hey Matthew, what’ll you be?
Hey Hey Matthew, what’ll you be?

I want to be a soldier, street fighter, be a policeman
A captain of a boat – big boat. I want to be a magic man
A cowboy, a train driver, high jump champion
A fireman, a pilot, I want to be your friend.

It’s all a game – I hope.

Hey Matthew
Hey Hey Matthew.

I hope. I hope. I hope. I hope.

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