Monday, February 9, 2009

Song Lyrics- Don't Stop Believing

Song Lyrics -Journey: Don't Stop Believing

I have mixed emotions about the band Journey. The first time I had heard of Journey was through a friend's mom. My best friend was dating this girl, we both had had classes in high school with her. We were over at her place one night, while he was trying to lay the mack down. Spread out on various couches, we were sitting in the living room one summer night. Some how, though I'll never remember now... the conversation turned to Journey. I piped up "who's Journey?" Shocked, hurt, and stunned, they looked at me. "You've never heard of Journey!?!" Puzzled, I answered: "No, what do they sing?" A never ending list of all Journey's hit song were rattled off. "Nope, I don't know any of those."

A hunt for an album ensued. It was soon retrieved and in the CD player. Strange music and awful soprano singing started to take place. I looked around at all of them, I was sure the joke was about to end. No one laughed... I wondered, this is the epic band they just described to me? The so called "best band of all time" (according to her mom)? No way!

Leaving her house that night, my friend and I had decided to seek out some late night grubbage. We were doing an evening wrap up and shooting the shit. "Dude, that band they played... is gay." My friend laughed, "that's like one of my dad's favorite hair bands. I can't believe you had never heard of them."

Fast Forward to my college years

My sister moves to my college town to join a friend of mine and I on some business projects we were working on. While in the process of moving in with us, her ex-boyfriend/ good friend accompanies her to help with the move. We spent a lot time during this period drinking.

One night, while really getting it done, we're all singing while iTunes plays on shuffle. An impromptu dance-a-thon / sing-a-long breaks out. Bottle caps fly, as do drunken lyrics to various songs. All of the sudden, that unmistakable piano riff begins. My sister's eyes light up, she looks at him. They both go into a Journey induced trance. The most unforgettable, epic sing a long and dance takes place. Word for word they dramatically and passionately rock this song. It breaks down my soprano hating wall, and I laugh... I laugh long and hard. I am now unsure of how I feel about Journey's Don't Stop Believing.

Journey Band Facts: (according to )
  • 1975 band line-up: Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie, Ross Valory, Aynsley Dunbar, and George Tickner. You may wondering about the ever famous Steve Perry... well, according to the site he doesn't show up until 1978.
  • 1st album: Journey. 1975
  • Most current Album: Generations (2005)
  • Complete discography:
Journey Music Video:

The Lyrics

Don't Stop Believing by Journey
Just a small town girl, livin in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin anywhere
Just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit
He took the midnight train goin anywhere

A singer in a smokey room
A smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on and on and on

Strangers waiting, up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlight people, living just to find emotion
Hiding, somewhere in the night

Working hard to get my fill,
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin anything to roll the dice,
Just one more time
Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on


Dont stop believin
Hold on to the feelin
Streetlight people

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