Thursday, May 18, 2017

"Gets a thrill through her fingertips"

I been told when a boy kiss a girl,
Take a trip around the world,
Hey, hey, (bop shuop, m'bop bop shuop)
Hey, hey, (bop shuop, m'bop bop shuop)
Hey, hey, (bop shuop) yeah, she say ya do. (Bop shuop)

My girl says when I kiss her lips,
Gets a thrill through her fingertips,
Hey, hey, (bop shuop, m'bop bop shuop)
Hey, hey, (bop shuop, m'bop bop shuop)
Hey, hey, (bop shuop) yeah, she say ya do. (Bop shuop)

Well, I'm talkin' about boys,
Don't ya know I mean boys,
Well, I'm talkin''bout boys, now,
Aaahhh, boys,
Well, I talk about boys, now,
What a bundle of joy!

My girl says when I kiss her lips,
Gets a thrill through her fingertips,
Hey, hey, (bop shuop, m'bop bop shuop)
Hey, hey, (bop shuop, m'bop bop shuop)
Hey, hey, (bop shuop) yeah, she say ya do. (Bop shuop)
Well, I talk about boys,
Don't ya know I mean boys,
Well, I talk about boys, now,
Aaahhh, boys,
Well, I talk about boys, now,
What a bundle of joy!


"Boys" was written by the songwriting team of Luther Dixon and Wes Farrell. Songfacts.com details.

Most people know it from the Beatles' singing, but they got it from The Shirelles.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Mapping emotions (love is all over!)

Sara St Clair Lopez contributed this image and link for my collection of biochemical love:



http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/12/30/258313116/mapping-emotions-on-the-body-love-makes-us-warm-all-over


It's about a Finnish an National Public Radio article, part of which says:
Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.

Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got "butterflies in your stomach" or your heart raced with excitement.

When a team of scientists in Finland asked people to map out where they felt different emotions on their bodies, it found that the results were surprisingly consistent, even across cultures.

People reported that happiness and love sparked activity across nearly the entire body, while depression had the opposite effect: It dampened feelings in the arms, legs and head. Danger and fear triggered strong sensations in the chest area, the volunteers said. And anger was one of the few emotions that activated the arms.

The scientists hope that these body emoticons may one day help psychologists diagnose or treat mood disorders.

more at the link above

Thanks, Sara!

Friday, December 07, 2012

There's a force driving me on...

Everybody tells me
I'm wrong to want you so badly
But there's a force driving me on
I follow it gladly
So let them laugh I don't care
'Cause I got nothing to hide
All that I want is you by my side


For a guy not to care if other guys are laughing at him, it must be love.

The verse above is from "Bend Me, Shape Me," made famous in the U.S. by The American Breed.  There's more information and full lyrics here:  
Lyrics and Information on composers and other recordings

On Youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CVJFQkPkCg

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Science of Love

Article in Parade Magazine, February 12, 2012The Science of Love



(Thanks to Deb Cunefare for sending that.)

Monday, May 16, 2011

"My longing has no time when it ceases"

Kate Abbe sent me a note and a link to a TED Talk by Helen Fisher.
"You've probably heard of this lady but just in case you haven't here's the Ted Talk she gave. It could go with your collection on love and chemistry."



Fire runs through my body with the pain of loving you
Pain runs through my body with the fires of my love for you
Pain like a boil about to burst with my love for you
Consumed by fire with my love for you
I remember what you said to me
I am thinking of your love for me
I am torn by your love for me
Pain and more pain
Where are you going with my love?
I am told you will go from here
I am told you will leave me here
My body is torn with grief
Remember what I said, my love
Goodbye my love Goodbye.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"... about a fifth of a second."

From Deb Cunefare:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/10/101022184957.htm

"A new meta-analysis study conducted by Syracuse University Professor Stephanie Ortigue reveals falling in love can elicit not only the same euphoric feeling as using cocaine, but also affects intellectual areas of the brain. Researchers also found falling in love only takes about a fifth of a second."

Interesting article, I thought you'd like to see it. :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

All I have to do

All I have to do
Is look at you to show you
How much I love you

Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson) sang it, but I can't find who wrote it. I'm guessing Joe Raposo or Jeff Moss. If anyone knows for sure, please leave a note.




If I were a poet
I would write a sonnet
It would say "I love you"
Your name would be on it
If I were a farmer
I'd give you a bunny
If I had a beehive
You would get free honey
Fa la la (many times)

If I were a baker
You could have a cruller
If I were a painter
Choose your favorite color
If I had some diamonds
I'd give you a few
Anything to show you
How much I love you
Fa la la, etc.

Did you guess my secret?
I am not a poet
Couldn't write a sonnet
And I think you know it
I am not a farmer
Can't give you a bunny
I don't have a beehive
Sorry 'bout the honey
Fa la la, etc.

I am not a baker
Don't know bread from batter
And I am not a painter
And it doesn't matter
I don't need a present
All I have to do
Is look at you to show you
How much I love you
Fa la la, etc.