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Dialogue – G.I. Blues ~~Wooden Heart~~

Tulsa McLean (Elvis Presley) and Lili (Juliet Prowse) are out on a date and approach a crowd of children.

Tulsa:
What are they excited about?
The circus in town?

Lili:
Better than that. A puppet show.

Tulsa:
Yeah? I’ve never seen one before.

Lili:
Sometimes I wish I was seven years old.

Tulsa:
Come on, let’s be seven again.

Lili:
If the soldier really loves her, he’ll never give up.

Tulsa:
10-1 he chickens out.
– Bet?

Lili:
Bet.

(They watch the show)

Tulsa:
Happy ending. You win.

Lili:
It’s not over yet, now he sings to her.

Tulsa:
No music.
It’s a full orchestra.
I’ll get that thing going.

(Sound of wind-up gramophone band breaking)

Tulsa:
Was los?

Musician: (Showing broken gramophone band)
Kaput!

Tulsa:
You know this tune?

Tulsa:
You think that you can play it on yer squeezebox?

Musician:
Oh, ja!

Tulsa:
What say we give it a whirl?

Musician:
Lets’ how-you-say, ‘Give it a whirl’

Tulsa:
I’ll try anything, once!

(A Puppet show ensues with Elvis singing ‘Wooden Heart’, to a single blonde female puppet)

Can’t you see
I love you
Please don’t break my heart in two
That’s not hard to do
Cause I don’t have a wooden heart
And if you say goodbye
Then I know that I would cry
Maybe I would die
Cause I don’t have a wooden heart
There’s no strings upon this love of mine
It was always you from the start
Treat me nice
Treat me good
Treat me like you really should
Cause I’m not made of wood
And I don’t have a wooden heart

Muss i denn, muss i denn
Zum stadtele hinaus
Stadtele hinaus
Und du, mein schat, bleibst hier?

Muss i denn, muss i denn
Zum stadtele hinaus
Stadtele hinaus
Und du, mein schat, bleibst hier?

There’s no strings upon this love of mine
It was always you from the start
Sei mir gut
Sei mir gut
Sei mir wie du wirklich sollst
Wie du wirklich sollst
Cause I don’t have a wooden heart

(To the sound of the puppet’s father, tapping Elvis’ head and shoulders down and out)

Tulsa: “Oh-oww, Oh-oww”

(The Puppet Theatre Curtain falls)

 

~Translation ~

Because I must, because I must,
Leave this city, leave this city.
And you, my treasure, remain here?

There’s no strings upon this love of mine,
It was always you from the start.

Be good to me, Be good to me,
Be (good to) me, how you really should.
How you really should,
‘Cause I don’t have a wooden heart!”

 

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“Romeo and Juliet” released by Dire Straits

a lovestruck romeo sings the streets a serenade
laying everybody low with a lovesong that he made
finds a streetlight steps out of the shade
says something like you and me babe how about it?

juliet says hey it’s romeo you nearly gave me a heart attack
he’s underneath the window she’s singing hey la my boyfriend’s back
you shoudn’t come around here singing up at people like that
anyway what you gonna do about it?

juliet the dice were loaded from the start
and I bet and you exploded in my heart
and I forget I forget the movie song
when you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong juliet?

come up on different streets they both were streets of shame
both dirty both mean yes and the dream was just the same
and I dream your dream for you and now your dream is real
how can you look at me as I was just another one of your deals?

well you can fall for chains of silver you can fall for chains of gold
you can fall for pretty strangers and the promises they hold
you promised me everything you promised me thick and thin
now you just say oh romeo yeah you know I used to have a scene with him

juliet when we made love you used to cry
you said I love you like the stars above I’ll love you till I die
there’s a place for us you know the movie song
when you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong?

I can’t do the talk like the talk on the tv
and I can’t do a love song like the way it’s meant to be
I can’t do everything but I’d do anything for you
can’t do anything except be in love with you

and all I do is miss you and the way we used to be
all I do is keep the beat the bad company
all I do is kiss you through the bars of Orion
julie I’d do the stars with you any time

juliet when we made love you used to cry
you said I love you like the stars above Ill love you till I die
there’s a place for us you know the movie song
when you gonna realize it was just that the time was wrong?

a lovestruck romeo sings the streets a serenade
laying everybody low with a lovesong that he made
finds a convenient streetlight steps out of the shade
says something like you and me babe how about it?

 

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“Solid Rock” released by Goanna

Out here nothin’ changes, not in a hurry anyway
You feel the endlessness with the comin’ of the light o’ day
We’re talkin’ about a chosen place
You wouldn’t sell it in a marketplace, well
Well just a minute now

Standing on solid rock
Standing on sacred ground
Living o-on borrowed ti-i-i-ime
And the winds of change are blowin’ down the line
Right down the line

Round about the dawn o’ time, When dreamin’ all began
A crowd o’ people came
Well they were looking for their promised land
Were running from the heart of darkness
Searching for the heart o’ light
Well it was their paradise

But they were standin’ on – solid rock
Standing o-on sacred grou-ound
Living o-on borrowed ti-i-i-ime
And the winds of change were blowing cold that night
Oh

They were standin’ on the shore one day, Saw the white sails in the sun
Wasn’t long before they felt the sting, white man, white law, white gun
Don’t tell me that it’s justified, ’cause somewhere, someone lied
Yeah well someone lied, someone lied, genocide
Well someone lied, oh, ahh

And now you’re standing on – solid rock
Standing o-on a sacred grou-ound
Living o-on borrowed ti-i-i-ime
And the winds of change are blowin’ down the li-ine

Solid rock, Standing on sacred ground
Living o-on borrowed ti-i-i-ime
And the winds of change are blowing down the line
Solid rock, Standing o-on sacred grou-ound
Living o-on borrowed ti-i-i-ime
And the winds of change are blowing down the line
Oh-oh-oh no, NO-O

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“The Free Electric Band” released by Albert Hammond

My father is a doctor, he’s a familiary man,
My mother works for charity whenever she can,
They’re both good clean Americans who abide by the law,
They both stick up for liberty, they both support the law,
My happiness was paid for when they laid their money down,
For Summers in a Summer camp, and Winters in the town,
My future in the system was talked about and planned,
But I gave it up for music and the free electric band

I went to school in hand-washed shirts with neatly oiled hair,
The school was big and newly built and filled with light and air,
And the teacher taught his values that we had to learn to keep,
And he clipped the ear of many idle kid who went to sleep,
My father organized for me a college in the East,
But I went to California, the sun-shine and the beach,
My parents and my lecturers could never understand,
Why I gave it up for music and the free electric band

Well, they used to sit and speculate upon their son’s career,
A lawyer or a doctor or a civil engineer,
Just give me bread and water, put a guitar in my hand,
‘Cause all I need is music and the free electric band

My father sent me money and I spent it very fast,
On a girl I met in Berkeley in a social science class,
Yes, and we learned about her body, but her mind we didn’t know,
Until deep rooted attitudes and morals began to show,
She wanted to get married, even though she never said,
But I knew her well enough by now to see inside her head,
She’d settle for suburbia and a little patch of land,
So I gave her up for music and the free electric band

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“Fire” released by Bruce Springsteen

I’m driving in my car
I turn on the radio
I’m pulling you close
You just say no
You say you don’t like it
But girl I know you’re a liar
‘Cause when we kiss
Ooooh, Fire

Late at night
I’m takin’ you home
I say I wanna stay
You say you wanna be alone
You say you don’t love me
Girl you can’t hide your desire
‘Cause when we kiss
Oh, Fire
Fire

You had a hold on me
Right from the start
A grip so tight
I couldn’t tear it apart
My nerves all jumpin’
Actin’ like a fool
Well your kisses they burn
But your heart stays cool

Romeo and Juliet
Samson and Delilah
Baby you can bet
Their love they didn’t deny
Your words say split
But your words they lie
‘Cause when we kiss
Mmmmmm, Fire
Fire

Burnin in my soul
It’s outta control

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“I Saw The Light” released by Todd Rundgren

It was late last night
I was feeling something wasn’t right
There was not another soul in sight
Only you, only you

So we walked along
Though I knew that there was something wrong
And a feeling hit me, oh so strong
About you

Then you gazed up at me
And the answer was plain to see
‘Cause I saw the light
In your eyes, in your eyes

Though we had our fling
I just never would suspect a thing
Till that little bell began to ring
In my head, in my head

But I tried to run
Though I knew it wouldn’t help me none
‘Cause I couldn’t ever love no one
Or so I said

‘Cause my feelings for you
Were just something I never knew
Till I saw the light
In your eyes, in your eyes

But I love you best
It’s not something that I say in jest
‘Cause you’re different, girl, from all the rest
In my eyes

And I ran out before
But I won’t do it anymore
Can’t you see the light in my eyes
In my eyes
In my eyes
In my eyes

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“My Name Is Jack” released by Manfred Mann

My name is Jack and I live in the back of the Greta Garbo home
With friends I will remember wherever I may roam

And my name is Jack and I live in the back
Of the Greta Garbo home for wayward boys and girls
We all love Jack, we live in the back
Of the Greta Garbo home for wayward boys and girls

There goes Fred with his hands on his head cause he thinks he’s heard the bomb
And here comes Superman who really puts it on
There’s lots of fun and I love to run up and down the stairs
I make as much noise as I want and no one ever cares

And my name is Jack and I live in the back
Of the Greta Garbo home for wayward boys and girls
We all love Jack, we live in the back
Of the Greta Garbo home for wayward boys and girls

There’s Carl over there with his funny old hair and he’s never sad at all
And when he I grow up I want to run as fast as my friend Paul
There’s the prettiest girl in the whole wide world and her name is Melody Mend
And here comes ma with brother Tom who’s probably my best friend
Well, Tom is my best friend, my best friend, well, Tom is my best friend

And my name is Jack and I live in the back
Of the Greta Garbo home for wayward boys and girls
We all love Jack, we live in the back
Of the Greta Garbo home for wayward boys and girls

My name is Jack and I live in the back of the grand’a Garbo home
(we all love Jack) and I live in the back (we live in the back)
In the back of the Greta Garbo home for wayward boys and girls
And my name is Jack (we all love Jack) and I live in the back (we live in the back)
In the back of the Greta Garbo home for wayward boys and girls

My name is Jack and I live in the back
my name is Jack and I live in the back …

 

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