Saturday, July 14

The Chi-Lites "Have You Seen Her?" Featuring Poptart

For many of us who came of age during a certain time, the songs we heard on our AM radios have a place so entrenched in our memories that they make up a sort of iTunes library of musical references. When we received these photos of Poptart, aka the Devil with a Blue Dress, the lyrics to The Chi-Lites classic "Have You Seen Her" popped up like a hot toaster pastry from the dim catacombs of our far-off misspent youth.

One month ago today
I was happy as a lark
But now I go for walks
To the movies - maybe to the park

And have a seat on the same old bench
To watch the children play (huh)
You know, tomorrow is their future
But to me, just another day

They all gather around me
They seem to know my name
We laugh, tell a few jokes
But it still doesn't ease my pain

I know I can't hide from a memory
'Though day after day I've tried
I keep sayin' she'll be back
But today again I lied

Oh, I see her face everywhere I go
On the street, and even at the picture show
Have you seen her?
Tell me, have you seen her?

Oh, I hear her voice as the cold winds blow
In the sweet music on my radio
Have you seen her?
Tell me, have you seen her?

Why, oh, why
Did she have to leave and go away (oh, yeah)

Oh-oh-oh, I've been used to havin' someone to lean on
And I'm lost
Baby, I'm lost (Oh)

Oh, she left her kiss upon my lips
But left that break within my heart
Have you seen her?
Tell me, have you seen her?

Oh, I see her hand reaching out to me
Only she can set me free
Have you seen her?
Tell me, have you seen her?

As another day comes to an end
I'm lookin' for a letter or somethin'
Anything that she would send
With all the people I know
I'm still a lonely man
You know, it's funny
I thought I had her in the palm of my hand

Have you seen her
Tell me, have you seen her (tell me, have you seen her?)"

You can see more of Lady Poptart when she becomes available for adoption. Meanwhile, good luck getting The Chi-Lites out of your ear, smirks

The Frog Princess


Anonymous said...

You've gone wayyyy toooo farrrr on this one, Frog Princess!!! Not only am I humming that tune now, but I think I'm in love!

Anonymous said...

Oh, wicked FP! I haven't been so tortured by a tune playing over and over in my head, since you foisted Maurice's theme upon us! This is forgiveable only because Lady Poptart is so completely adorable!

Anonymous said...

STOP! In the name of love, before you break my heart!