Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Tuneful Tuesday - Glasses - Chris jarvis

Like many mums when my boys were a bit smaller hours were sent watching Chris and Poi on Cbeebies.  Hmmm I thought, I recognise him .... surly after all this years it is not the Chris I remember from my childhood?  So ... like most people..... I turned to Wikipedia.

It was indeed THAT Chris Jarvis..... the one who in the early 1990s appeared on Children's BBC, presenting in The Broom Cupboard alongside Zoë Ball and Josie d'Arby.  THE Chris Jarvis who presented Playdays. In 1997,   THE same Chris Jarvis who hosted Fully Booked with Tim Vincent and Gail Porter.

In 1997 Chris was part of The Friday Zone, which was broadcast on Friday afternoons on BBC One.  Alongside Debra Stephenson (Bad Girls/ Coronation Street), Peter Simon (Run the Risk/ Going Live), Dominic Wood (one half of Dick and Dom), Steve Rock and Emma Lee. As a spin-off to tgis show they released a single called "Glasses" to raise money for Comic Relief. Sadly, perhaps due to the fact it was up against the official song by the Spice Girls "Mama" not many people, other then me, bought it (it was cd's and tapes back then)

Did you buy or not??







some people think men in glasses look daft
but they're wrong ..... look at me
....I am a fashion icon

I've got my glasses on that's why I feel so great
I'm a funky hunky groover bound to get a date
yes I believe that girl is walking up to me
my glasses are a magnet... as you can see
Oh hey there Trixi this is your lucky night
You won't resist my glasses .... see how they catch the light
Oh say I'm your Mr Right

    So what do you reckon Trixi?

Girls don't take chances with men in glasses
what
get out of sight you're no Mr Right
oh come on
I'll take my chances with no advances
oh
get out of sight, you're no Mr Right.
you can't mean that
Never mind here's Tasha
she likes me don't you worry
she's seen my glasses now she's leaving in a ... hurry ... ohh
what's going on?  what am I to do?
can't they see I'm gorgeous with my goggles in full view
Ahh Trudy how you doin
I see you've come my way
can you feel the buzz between us
what've you got to say?
this is your lucky day
now come on don't let me down

Girls don't take chances with men in glasses
oh you as well
get out of sight you're no Mr Right
oh no stop it
I'll take my chances with no advances
oh she'll have to go

look come on there are loads of good looking guys with glasses
what about Trever McDonald?
Chris Evans?
Ronnie Corbett?
Rolf Harris?
Lloyd Grossman?
Michael Cain... not a lot of people know that
not a lot of people know that
even superman wears glasses when he's not working


Girls don't take chances with men in glasses
remember Clark Kent
get out of sight you're no Mr Right
you can be my Lois Lane
I'll take my chances with no advances
it's all going wrong isn't it
get out of sight you're no Mr Right

I don't believe it I'm a victim of my vision
I'm gonna throw my glasses back at my optitcion
so many girls to choose from, none to share my passion
maybe I've been oh so wrong
glasses ain't in fashion.

Girls don't take chances with men in glasses
get out of sight you're no Mr Right
wait a second... Tamara... what are you gonna do?
I can't believe it.... you've got glasses too.

I'll take my chances with you in glasses
oh yea
this is my night, you're my Mr Right
so do you think I look like Jarvis Cocker then?
I'll take my chances (cause you like like a Spice Girl) with you in glasses
c'mon get your coat, you've pulled
I wouldn't swap my glasses for any other washing powder
oh, I think I'd better go I'm making a specticle of myself

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