04 December, 2006

footloose - a themesong for genX librarians

After the NLS dinner I got to thinking about how the song footloose affected the genXers that night. So I had a look at the lyrics and now I think I can see why. Take a look for yourself and see if you think that Kenny Loggins might have had us in mind when he penned it.

Been working so hard
I'm punching my card
Seven point six hours for what
Oh, tell me what I got
I've got this feeling
Baby boomer librarians are holding me down
I've hit a ceiling
So I'll tear up this town

Now I gotta cut loose, footloose
Kick off the sensible shoes
Please, Louise, tired of shelving on knees
Jack, in the stack, come on before we crack
Lose your blues, everybody cut footloose

You're playing so cool
Obeying every rule
Deep way down in your heart
You're burning yearning for
Somebody to tell you
That a career as an information professional ain't passing you by
I'm trying to tell you
It will if you don't even try
You'll get by if you'd only

Cut loose, footloose
Kick off the sensible shoes
Oo-wee Dewey, shake it, shake it for me
Woah, embargo, come on, come on let's go
Lose your blues, everybody cut footloose

Two point, ooooh-oh-oh
(Cut footloose)
Two point, ooooh-oh-oh
(Cut footloose)
Two point, ooooh-oh-oh
(Cut footloose)
Oooooooooh

You've got to turn me around
And put your feet on the ground
Gotta take the hold of all
I'm turning it loose

Footloose, kick off the sensible shoes
Please, Louise, tired of shelving on knees
Jack, in the stack, come on before we crack
Lose your blues, everybody cut footloose
(Footloose) footloose
Kick off the sensible shoes
Please, Louise, tired of shelving on knees
Jack, in the stack, come on before we crack
Lose your blues, everybody cut, everybody cut
Everybody cut, everybody cut
Everybody cut, everybody cut
(Everybody) everybody cut footloose

2 comments:

Ross said...

Yes, very profound.

DJKL said...

Isn't there a line in there about "Oh, Milo, Get me an inter-library loan"?