Thursday, June 08, 2006

You Don't Read My Blog

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Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond performed "You Don't Bring Me Flowers." It received several nominations for the Grammy Award in various categories, but the song did not win, even losing out in one category to the Canadian singer Anne Murray (who, apparently, doesn't live too far from my house), and to the Doobie Brothers in another.

Nevertheless, I've made it a winner. I have reworked the lyrics for the new millennium version. Imagine me singing it with Michael Buble...

You Don't Ready My Blog

You don't read my blog
You no longer leave any comments
It's not my URL you type in anymore
When you come through the door
At the end of the day

I remember when...

You couldn't wait to read me
You used to hate to leave me
Now after plugging in late at night
When it's good for you
And you're feeling all right
Well you just hit EXIT
And you turn out the light

And you don't read my blog anymore

It used to be so natural
To post about anything
Used-to-be's don't count anymore
They're just a number in the stats
'Til they get wiped out

And readers, I remember
All the things you taught me
I learned how to laugh
And I learned how to cry
Well I learned how to love
Even learned how to spy
You'd think I could learn
How to tell you goodbye
'Cause you don't read my blog anymore


Elie said...

Very clever! Reminds me of one of the first blog posts I ever read, Chayyei Sarah's You Can't Get a Man with a Blog, to the tune of Annie Oakley's "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun".

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

You are funny!

Ezzie said...

Hehe. :)

torontopearl said...

Elie: Thanks for that link, and the compliment. I like "clever"--it's a bit different than smart; I think I prefer being "clever"!

SWFM: Thanks for the compliment, too.

Ezzie: Hehe yourself!

Rebecca said...

that's great!! :)
ps- I do read, don't always have time to comment though....

PsychoToddler said...

OK, I'm drawing the line HERE. There's NO WAY you're gonna get me and Doctor Bean to sing this one.

Pragmatician said...

Cute adaption, now let's see if Barbra will sing it for us.

Mirty said...

To the tune of "Where Have All The Flowers Gone":

Where have all the comments gone
Long time passing
Where have all the comments gone
Long time ago

Where have all the comments gone
Gone to spam bots every one
When will they ever learn?

torontopearl said...

Rebecca: Thanks. Of course you don't always have time to comment -- you've got Estee and your own blog to contend with!

PT: Funny you should say that. As I made up these lyrics, I actually was thinking of you two fine, funny fellows.

Pragmatician: From your computer to G-d's eyes.

Mirty: I LOVE IT! I say we have all the oldies but goodies perform our tunes.

FrumGirl said...

In my case its true... I had stopped coming to read your blog, don't know why... but I am back to read more!

By the way, did you hear Babs is having another concert? she just announced it this week... a total of 20 concerts all over US.

David_on_the_Lake said...

Very Cute....
Now you're making me feel all guilty...I come..I really do..

Sweettooth120 said...

Bravo! Bravo! I would give you flowers, but....

Neil said...

What a touching performance!

cruisin-mom said...

well, you can't accuse me of not reading your blog!

Wendy said...

Aww man! I haven't been around for a couple weeks & I'm sorry! I've been really busy, but I'll do better, I promise!

Emah S said...

very cute! Love that vintage photo too! :)

Lvnsm27 said...

I'm back here too.

Jeremayakvoka said...

You're killing me, Pearl. I grew up listening to that song on an 8-track cassette.

At my 6th grade graduation we sang "America" from The Jazz Singer soundtrack.

(I'm reading your blog right now along Santa Monica Boulevard, a very short drive from Young Israel where the Ariel Avrech ZT"L Memorial Lecture was held.)

Would you like me to drive past Babs's Malibu mansion and nail a copy of your lyrics to her door?

Youstaby, n. (usu. pl. youstabies) Amer (prev orig unknown) (1979): a thing that just lays on the floor 'til you sweep it away

ps - please note that the most recent entry at my blog is called "Hello Again" (Blogging is stranger than fiction)

torontopearl said...

Thank you for visiting, y'all, and thanks for your comments.

It is usually I who suffers from guilt, not I who instills it! Wow, what power I have....

Robert J. Avrech said...


Great. Thanks soooooo much. Now I can't get that fashluginah (sp?) song out of my head. Well, that's what I get for, ahem, reading your blog.

Genendy said...

lol...I guess I picked the perfect time to revisit your blog! :)

But you know, I could sing the same song to you. :)

torontopearl said...

Robert: I caught you reading my blog! Thanks for that. You helped teach me a new Yiddsh word.
BTW, after I read your comment, I had the seventies song by ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) running through MY head: "(And I) Can't Get It Out Of My Head"

Genendy: Yes, you did pick the perfect time to revisit. Glad to hear you're back and blogging. Last I recalled, you gave it up a few months I never looked it up again. But I will, and I hope to see some more of your great poetry!

Genendy said...

Yes, I just came back not too long ago. Thank you for your kind words, I just hope I can live up to them!

mosheshmeal said...

Much enjoyed.

I've always said Yossi Green/Lipa Shmeltzer stole part of the "Kavve Niggun" from this song.

This has been denied by the composer (YG), ftr.

Sorry if you don't know what I'm talking about.