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The Carpenters: Superstar

February 27, 2008


The original song title was: Groupie (Superstar).
Written by Leon Russell and Bonnie Bramlett.
It was the B-side of the Delaney & Bonnie single: Coming Home.

Inspired by Rita Coolidge, about her and Eric Clapton.

Long ago, and, oh, so far away
I fell in love with you before the second show.
Your guitar, it sounds so sweet and clear, but you’re not really here.
It’s just the radio.

Don’t you remember you told me you loved me baby?
You said you’d be coming back this way again baby.
Baby, baby, baby, baby, oh, baby.
I love you, I really do.

Loneliness is such a sad affair, and I can hardly wait to sleep with you again.
What to say, to make you come again?
Come back to me again, and play your sad guitar.

Richard Carpenter only had to change “to sleep with” into “to be with”.

In the movie Tommy Boy, Chris Farley and David Spade
cried their eyes out listening to this.
They were driving a car and hit a moose before the song ended.
(Neil Natale – Agawam, MA)
In “Tommy Boy,” they don’t even hit the DEER while listening to this.
The hood of the car opens and blocks their view.
(Racine, Truro, MA)

Other performers:

Elkie Brooks
Jan Johnston
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Bette Midler
Ruben Studdard
Superfan (Wayne’s World 2)
Luther Vandross
Raquel Welch & John Belushi

and… Sonic Youth

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