Shhh I’m back in High School

I was listening to an ‘oldies’ radio station yesterday, and the song, ‘Rubberband Man’, by the Spinners, came on. I was transported back…  High School to Mr. Rada’s Class. Rada was the coolest teacher, he taught Chemistry, Algebra, Geometry, and he was a Coach. What made him a fantastic Teacher was, not only was he intelligent, he was funny, and he made learning fun. I was his Teacher’s Aide one year, I had a blast. Rubberband Man was one of his favorite songs, he played the radio in his class when the kids were working on papers or experiments etc. When the song came on, he would dance all around the class, singing along to the song. It still cracks me up seeing this big guy, he had to be at least 6ft 2in, dancing around singing Rubberband Man. 
 So, in honor of Mr. Rada, I too danced around and sang Rubberband Man… My kids have started to look in the yellow pages for a good Psychologist, and have made me promise to never, EVER, dance in front of their friends… we’ll see! LOL BIG HUGSSS, Steph
 
No deep meaning, but a great beat. lol
 
THE SPINNERS lyrics – "The Rubberband Man"

www.OldieLyrics.com

Hand me down my walkin’ cane
Hand me down my hat
Hurry now and don’t be late
‘Cause we ain’t got time to chat
You and me were goin’ out
To catch the latest sound
Guranteed to blow your mind
So high you won’t come down

Hey, y’all prepare yourself
For the Rubberband man
You never heard a sound
Like the rubberband man
You’re bound to lose control
When the Rubberband starts to jam

Oh, Lord, this dude is outta sight
Everything he does
Seems to come out right

Once I went to hear them play
At a club outside of town
I was so surprised, I was hypnotized
By the sound this cat’s puttin’ down

When I saw this short fat guy
Stretch a band between his toes
Hey, I laughed so hard
‘Cause the man got down
When he finally reached his goal

Hey, y’all prepare yourself
For the Rubberband man
You never heard a sound
Like the rubberband man
You’re bound to lose control
When the Rubberband starts to jam

Got that rubberband
Up on his toes
And then he wriggled it up
All around his nose

(Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo)
Guaranteed to blow your mind
(Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo)
Playin’ all that music, yet keepin’ time
(Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo)
Where in the world did he learn that, oh, Lord
(Doo doo doo doo doo)
Lord, help him get away

Hey, y’all prepare yourself
For the Rubberband man
You never heard a sound
Like the rubberband man
You’re bound to lose control
When the Rubberband starts to jam
Doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo
Rubberband man, Rubberband man
How much of this stuff do he think we can stand
So much rhythm, grace and debonair from one man, Lord
And then he had nerve to wiggle his left toe
To his knee, got the feelin’ in his head, y’all
Ah, come on, baby

Hey, y’all prepare yourself
For the Rubberband man
You never heard a sound
Like the rubberband man
You’re bound to lose control
When the Rubberband starts to jam

Rubberband man starts to jam
Movin’ up and down across the land
Got people all in his ways
Everything about him seems out of place

Just a movin’, just a movin’
Just a move-move-movin’
Just a Rubberband, Rubberband man
Just a movin’, just a movin’
Just a move-move-movin’
Just a Rubberband
Rubberband man
Get down
Oh, get down lover
Uh-huh

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gina
    Nov 17, 2005 @ 15:11:24

    Uh, Rubberband Man who??

    Reply

  2. Gina
    Nov 17, 2005 @ 15:11:32

    :o)

    Reply

  3. KatSoup
    Nov 18, 2005 @ 15:45:40

    your right now I wanna dance !

    Reply

  4. Stephanie
    Nov 20, 2005 @ 10:04:18

    @Mannyed, No you can\’t play with the rubberband!!! LOL****************************************************************************@Kat, Yep, Yep, don\’t resist!

    Reply

  5. deadites
    Dec 05, 2005 @ 21:07:35

    Man, I got transported back to high school too! None of my teachers danced too anything. Judging from the amount of smoke that was always pouring out of the windows from the teacher\’s lounge, I was surprised they were able to make it to class! But now I\’m also having flashbacks of high waists, bell bottoms, gaucho pants and disco scarves (for lack of a better term).. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!

    Reply

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