Jim’s themes get more interesting from week to week. Today he wants us to pick a song which has a girls name in it, but it has to be name that begins with “S”.
I have picked a song that is bittersweet for me for a couple of reasons. First of all because I was a young child when I first watched the musical “Grease”. I loved most of the songs because I could dance to them. But this song “Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee” upset me as a young age because I perceived it as bullying. I liked Sandy so much and at a young age most of the storyline of Grease went over my head.
But later on in my life, I saw one of my own friends harassed, trolled, bullied…and this is one of the songs that people used to torment her. Only they changed the words, and used them to slander her reputation. I saw one of the worst cases of bullying and it’s consequences play out before my eyes.
The team that wrote the music and lyrics for the musical “Grease” were Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey and John Farrar.
Look at me I’m Sandra Dee
Lousy with virginity
Won’t go to bed till I’m legally wed
I can’t I’m Sandra Dee
Watch it! Hey, I’m Doris Day
I was not brought up that way
Won’t come across even Rock Hudson lost
His heart to Doris Day
I don’t drink I swear
I don’t rat my hair
I get ill from one cigarette
Keep your filthy paws off my silky drawers
Would you pull that crap with Annette?
As for you Troy Donahue
I know what you wanna do
You’ve got your crust I’m no object of lust
I’m just plain Sandra Dee
Elvis, Elvis, let me be
Keep that pelvis far from me
Just keep your cool now your starting to drool
Hey, Fongul, I’m Sandra Dee