Random Song Invasion: Purple People Eater

Okay, here’s the thing.  I wake up most mornings with random songs in my head for no reasons that I can explain.  My alarm clock does not sing songs to me, it beeps most annoyingly, so it’s not that.  I don’t have the radio going at night, so there are no subliminal tunes working their way in.  There is no explanation for the songs I wake up with.  In fact, I really need to start keeping a journal.

Maybe they mean something.

Hmmm… in any case, a couple of days ago, I woke up with a weirder one than usual.  Now, if you are my age of forty—-something—- you should know this one.  In fact, most likely, you had a dance or something played out for it.  No?  That was just me and my friends?  Yeah, okay, I believe you… (not)

THE PURPLE PEOPLE EATER

Well I saw the thing comin’ out of the sky

It had the one long horn, one big eye

I commenced to shakin’ and I said “ooh-eee”

It looks like a purple eater to me

 

It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater

(One-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater)

A one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater

Sure looks strange to me (One eye?)

 

Well he came down to earth and he lit in a tree

I said Mr. Purple People Eater, don’t eat me

I heard him say in a voice so gruff

I wouldn’t eat you cuz you’re so tough

 

It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater

One-eyed, one-horned flyin’ purple people eater

One-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater

Sure looks strange to me (One horn?)

 

I said Mr. Purple People Eater, what’s your line

He said it’s eatin’ purple people and it sure is fine

But that’s not the reason that I came to land

I wanna get a job in a rock and roll band

 

Well bless my soul, rock and roll, flyin’ purple people eater

Pigeon-toed, undergrowed, flyin’ purple people eater

(We wear short shorts)

Flyin’ purple people eater

Sure looks strange to me

 

And then he swung from the tree and he lit on the ground

He started to rock, really rockin’ around

It was a crazy ditty with a swingin’ tune

Sing a boop boop aboopa lopa lum bam boom

 

Well bless my soul, rock and roll, flyin’ purple people eater

Pigeon-toed, undergrowed, flyin’ purple people eater

I like short shorts

Flyin’ little people eater

Sure looks strange to me (Purple People?)

 

And then he went on his way, and then what do ya know

I saw him last night on a TV show

He was blowing it out, a’really knockin’ em dead

Playin’ rock and roll music through the horn in his head

 

(clarinet solo)

Tequila

 

Now, what’s really funny, is before I wrote this post I googled to get the lyrics, and there is actually a YouTube video of Sheb Wooley singing this in 1958!!!!  I didn’t actually know it was that old…and NO I was not alive then.  But you can click on that link to go see that for yourself. Ray Stevens also sang it later, and so did Judy Garland (never saw that one and kind of hard to picture.)

Now you can share my joy and sing this for the rest of the day!!!    🙂

 

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About Sharla Lovelace

Writer of romantic women's fiction. Wife, mom, and wonderwoman...without the boobs. National Bestselling Author of THE REASON IS YOU, BEFORE AND EVER SINCE, and the e-novella JUST ONE DAY. Lover of anything red.

Posted on June 11, 2012, in Sharla Lovelace and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I knew you couldn’t remember when this one was released – because I can! Thanks for the memories.

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