Sheryl’s Dropped In Again (what a nice surprise)

Who is that a’knockin’
Knockin’ at the door
Hello there, it’s Sheryl
Come in, have the floor

Why thankyou Don….

Sheryl is a long-time friend of FCS
and has agreed to allow her song
to be used as our FCS theme song.

Isn’t she nice….

For free……

Thankyou for dropping by Sheryl.
We are in need of some brightening up
This lockdown is giving us all the willys

She has also brought the lyrics along for us.
Thankyou Sheryl. How thoughtful
I’ve put them below so you can all sing along with Sheryl
We are a happy lot at FCS, aren’t we everyone?

Ready Sheryl?……

She’s giving me the thumbs up….

OK Sheryl, take it away….

Hit it!
This ain’t no disco
It ain’t no country club either
This is LA!

“All I wanna do is have a little fun before I die,”
Says the man next to me out of nowhere
It’s apropos
Of nothing
He says his name’s William but I’m sure,
He’s Bill or Billy or Mac or Buddy
And he’s plain ugly to me
And I wonder if he’s ever had a day of fun in his whole
We are drinking beer at noon on Tuesday
In a bar that faces a giant car wash
The good people of the world are washing their cars
On their lunch break, hosing and scrubbing
As best they can in skirts in suits

They drive their shiny Datsuns and Buicks
Back to the phone company, the record store too
Well, they’re nothing like Billy and me, cause

All I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling I’m not the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling I’m not the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
Until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard

I like a good beer buzz early in the morning
And Billy likes to peel the labels
From his bottles of Bud
He shreds them on the bar
Then he lights every match in an oversized pack
Letting each one burn down to his thick fingers
before blowing and cursing them out
And he’s watching the bottles of Bud as they spin on
the floor

And a happy couple enters the bar
Dangerously close to one another
The bartender looks up from his want ads


Otherwise the bar is ours,
The day and the night and the car wash too
The matches and the Buds and the clean and dirty
The sun and the moon but


Don Matthews
January 2021

Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

16 thoughts on “Sheryl’s Dropped In Again (what a nice surprise)

    1. When I first heard this song 20? years ago I thought two things – one, yes, all I wanna do is have some fun, and two, I gotta feeling I’m not the only one. No, it’s three things I thought, people want to have fun but they can’t relax, loosen up and let go. We’ve talked about this before….


      1. Yeah, see I think I was about 13 or so when this song came out so I was definitely young and carefree then…
        It was in the months and years that followed that the angst really set in 🤔😉🖤


    1. Yep….like Sheryl I wanna have some fun before I die…..hang on, I’ve heard they have some swinging parties up there….didn’t know that did ya?……not all hark the herald angels stuff…..maybe I’m wrong…could be confusing it with that band from below ‘Hells Angels…..get to gigs on motor bikes….. not up with my bands, sorry

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