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Friday Fun: Wishin’ and Hopin’

To hear this dusty old Dusty Springfield classic, you can go down to the U-Tube video below, or you can put on My Best Friend’s Wedding, just for the intro, where the song is acted out, all in pink if I remember correctly, a very 50’s rendition.

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Here are the words, found at stlyrics.com. And a big thanks to Little Diamond who by finding all the lyrics to “Put the Lime in the Coconut” for me, taught me that anything, ANYTHING is available on the internet, if you have the time to search!

Artist: Dusty Springfield Lyrics
Song: Wishin’ and Hopin’ Lyrics
Wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin’
Plannin’ and dreaming each night of his charms
That won’t get you into his arms

So if you’re lookin’ to find love you can share
All you gotta do is
Hold him and kiss him and love him
And show him that you care

Show him that you care just for him
And do the things he likes to do
Wear your hair just for him, ’cause
You won’t get him
Thinkin’ and a-prayin’
Wishin’ and a-hopin’

Just wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin’
Plannin’ and dreamin’ his kiss is the start
That won’t get you into his heart

So if you’re thinkin’ heartbreak
True love is
All you gotta do is
Hold him and kiss him and squeeze him and love him
Yeah, just do it and after you do, you will be his

(You gotta)
Show him that you care just for him
Do the things he likes to do
Wear your hair just for him, ’cause
You won’t get him
Thinkin’ and a-prayin’
Wishin’ and a-hopin’

Just wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin’
Plannin’ and dreamin’ his kiss is the start
That won’t get you into his heart

So if you’re thinkin’ heartbreak
True love is
All you gotta do is
Hold him and kiss him and squeeze him and love him
Yeah, just do it and after you do, you will be his
You will be his
You will be his

So on this lazy Friday morning, ponder this – Is My Best Friend’s Wedding really a comedy? Is there both truth and fiction in the above song lyrics (the song itself is a hoot – irresistable! Go take a listen!) And while we are laughing, to what extent do you sacrifice who you really are to attain a mate?

Update: Holy smokes, Skunk, it’s THAT easy???? Thanks again!

June 22, 2007 - Posted by | Cross Cultural, Cultural, Family Issues, Lies, Marriage, Mating Behavior, Music, Women's Issues

6 Comments »

  1. ooooh sporty d used to love this movie 🙂

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | June 22, 2007 | Reply

  2. I think I remember the same guy did My Best Friend’s Wedding and Muriel’s Wedding. You need to see both consecutively to get the big “Aha!”

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 23, 2007 | Reply

  3. Love this song…hadn’t heard it in a looong time

    Comment by Magical Droplets | June 23, 2007 | Reply

  4. It’s a very funny song, very 1950’s – “wear your hair just for him, do the things he wants to do”

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 24, 2007 | Reply

  5. I like that movie so much, and the song reminds me of something way back home… so cute!

    Comment by rieaane | June 25, 2007 | Reply

  6. The film has some very funny moments, doesn’t it?

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 25, 2007 | Reply


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