…. I wonder what the hell Steve Miller was smoking when he wrote “Jungle Love” back in the 70s…. I mean, just check this out….

Jungle Love” by Steve Miller

I met you on somebody's island
You thought you had known me before
I brought you a crate of papaya
They waited all night by your door
You probably wouldn't remember
I probably couldn't forget
Jungle love in the surf in the pouring rain
Everything's better when wet

Jungle love it's drivin' me mad
It's makin' me crazy
Jungle love it's drivin' me mad
It's makin' me crazy

But lately you live in the jungle
I never see you alone
But we need some definite answers
So I thought I would write you a poem
The question to everyone's answer
Is usually asked from within
But the patterns of the rain
And the truth they contain
Have written my life on your skin

Jungle love it's drivin' me mad
It's makin' me crazy
Jungle love it's drivin' me mad
It's makin' me crazy

You treat me like I was your ocean
You swim in my blood when it's warm
My cycles of circular motion
Protect you and keep you from harm
You live in a world of illusion
Where everything's peaches and cream
We all face a scarlet conclusion
But we spend our time in a dream

Jungle love it's drivin' me mad
It's makin' me crazy
Jungle love it's drivin' me mad
It's makin' me crazy

Jungle love it's drivin' me mad
It's makin' me crazy
Jungle love it's drivin' me mad
It's makin' me crazy

… see what I mean?..... crazy stuff, if you ask me…… “you swim in my blood when it’s warm”?.... mercy…..

… anyway, I’m finishing up dinner prep around here and the spaghetti sauce is bubbling away contentedly in the kitchen… so you’ll find nothing readable from me this afternoon….. if you are so inclined, however, I highly recommend reading this article on the true lyrics to Steve Miller’s classic “The Joker”… because, you know, I too speak of the pompatus of love….

… hey, what can I say?.... I’m just cool like that……

by Eric on January 10, 2007 | Bullshit (12) | TrackBack (0) | Music
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I believe Morris Day and the Time translated it a few years later. To wit...

Come on baby, where's your guts?
U wanna make love or what?

I wanna take U 2 my cage
Lock U up and hide the key (ohwee ohwee oh)
U on..only get water, baby
Cuz if U're hungry, take a bite of me (ohwee ohwee oh)

Oh, jungle love, yes (ohwee ohwee oh)
Think I wanna know ya (know ya)
Hey, jungle love, mmm (ohwee ohwee oh)
Girl, I'd love 2 show ya (show ya)

Yeah, yeah, yeah, jungle love, oh! (ohwee ohwee oh)
I think I wanna know ya (know ya)
Jungle love
Girl, I... I think I wanna, I think I wanna file my nails (Show ya) (ohwee ohwee oh)

Clear as a bell now, huh?

Bullshitted by RSM on January 10, 2007 06:56 PM

You've put WAY too much thought into this. Remember, Steve Miller also wrote this gem:

I want to reach out and grab ya

Bullshitted by Jerry on January 10, 2007 07:00 PM

thank you ever so much for getting that damn song in my head...

Bullshitted by holder on January 10, 2007 09:06 PM

... y'all are killing me... I hope that you at LEAST followed my link and read the article..... pompatus, indeed....

Bullshitted by Eric on January 10, 2007 09:15 PM

Maybe he was jungle lovin' with the monkeys like some other monkey-lovers we know and love. That'd drive you to write some wacky crap...

Bullshitted by Lisa W. on January 10, 2007 10:04 PM

Darn. no URLs in your comments...argh. Although even without the monkey lovers' link, you probably know who I mean.

Bullshitted by Lisa W. on January 10, 2007 10:05 PM

Aw, screw Steve Miller's latter-day crap. All you need is the Steve Miller Anthology album. Pre-Pompatus, that one was, and almost every cut a gem.

Bullshitted by Elisson on January 10, 2007 10:29 PM

Some call me a plagiarist,
Some call me a lyrics thief.

Who knew?

Bullshitted by t1g on January 10, 2007 10:32 PM

Many a tab and a j were consumed to Steve Miller's songs.
Now, "Quicksilver Girl"?...make out song...gotdam!

Bullshitted by marcus on January 10, 2007 11:37 PM

Holy earworm, Batman! I'm gonna have to try to kill it with "Sunshine of Your Love" or something! ;-)

Bullshitted by Richmond on January 11, 2007 12:41 PM

Don't make me bust out the llama song...

Anyway, Eric - "puppetutes", aka paper puppet prostitutes.

See? I read the article.

Bullshitted by Harvey on January 13, 2007 11:12 AM

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