Hide / hiding / hidden … what do I hide?  Secrets, I guess.  And money.  Forbidden love.  (I share the wine and chocolate, so I never have to hide that.)  I’m selecting a song by the great Beat Happening, a low-fi, sort-of-punk band from Olympia, WA.  This is Calvin Johnson, who practically invented DIY in the 1980s and 90s.  (Plus, there’s extra credit all the way at the bottom.)

Song:  “Our Secret”
Album:  Beat Happening
Artist: Beat Happening
Song Writer:  Calvin Johnson, Bret Lunsford, and Heather Lewis.

Thanks to Helen for the challenge;   Song Lyric Sunday

I was walking in our town
I was walking through the store
I saw a pretty girl
She held open the door
I said I like you
She said that she liked me
And we could be friends
In our special stupid way

 

I went to The Central(?) Cafe
There she was again
So I said hey
We should go swimming in Capitol Lake
We had a lot of fun but then it got real late
So I walked her home
And had dinner with her family

That’s why we’re running away
That’s why we’re running away
That’s why we’re running away
That’s why we’re running away
That’s why we’re running away
That’s why
I had dinner with her family

We went to her friend’s house
To have a cup of tea
She said that it was true
She was in love with me
I knew right then we had to be alone
‘Cause no one in this whole world could ever understand

That’s why we’re running away
That’s why we’re running away
That’s why
I had dinner with her family

https://genius.com/Beat-happening-our-secret-lyrics  There is some confusion about the name of the café that our hero went to, I changed the lyrics to what I thought.  Should we take a poll for what different people hear?

 

For extra credit, I’m adding this clip from an old TV show, I’ve got a Secret, featuring one of my great heroes, John Cale, pre-Velvet Underground.

 


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