38: ‘Back to the 80’s’ by Aqua

It was in the 80’s Natasha worked at Service and Devotion and first began dating Steven. This is now years ago and the two are sitting together watching the 80’s with technology, that makes it seem as if they are in fact back there when she helped Service and Devotion put satellites in space, before Harmony surpasses her and their then-boss, Ronald Reagan.

They see the trends of the 80’s again: Don Johnson from Miami Vice and his style, commodore 64, Soap,  Rocky, Cherry coke, Mr. T, Twisted Sisters on MTV, Iron Maiden, 7UP, Bananarama, Breakfast Club, David Hasselhoff, too many man with heavy make-up on, too many poodles with guitars and Ferris Bueller.

They agree, that those were the days. M&M was just a snack back then. Huey Lewis was the news. The two of them went flying with Tom Cruise.

Natasha sees the things, she loved in particular: Cosby, Rubik’s Cube, Dynasty, Moon Boots, Devo, Barber Curls, Poltergeist and Barbie Girls, all still standing tall, with a big smile on her face.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUbxFeqRZwI

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/aqua/backtothe80s.html

Confused? Read ”What you need to know” (found in the sidebar) to find out what this blog is about. Follow the tags around to figure out, what happened before or read the whole thing in the proper order by adding /?order=asc to ‘https://songbysongblog.wordpress.com;. I recommend ‘Service and Devotion’, but ‘Steven’, ‘Natasha’ and ‘Natasha and Steven’ would also give you some background information as well as ‘They/Them’, I guess? There are a lot of tags, that might give some background information, but ‘Service and Devotion’ has the only necessary information, is what I’m saying.

Also: this is the second song that might suggest this race/species/whatever, these people are, can fly. I can’t wait until/if the narrative lets me explore that.

 

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26: ‘A to the B’ by Infernal

Harmony’s new perspective on guys is a result not only of her youth but also of her first experiences outside the country song of her youth.

At first, she was once coy, using persuasion to get guys. The guys loved it. But it was hard work for her and easy for them . They merely had to show pleasure in seeing her (and they couldn’t hide that anyway, so that was not impressive…). One guy, in particular, took advantage of it. She was head over heels for him, he kept denying he an actual relationship.

She got fed up with that and decided to be demanding and expect the guys to do the work of charming her from then on.

She brings this attitude with her to work, where she manages to combine demands and acting coy to get the boss to treat her well.  She gains control over him as well as other male coworkers with words alone: ”You see, it seems to me that all us strong, independent women make men lazy.  All of a sudden, they think they don’t have to court us properly.  But boys let me tell you something: there’s nothing like a man who knows how to treat a lady.”

They will do anything for her. Cross an ocean, cross a sea…

They take notice of that and promote her to become the boss.

She’s brilliant at it and motivates them to work hard for her.

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfnWgNm5Om0

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/infernal/atotheb.html

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18: ‘9 to 5’ by Dolly Parton

Natasha works for Service and Devotion, owned by Them.

This is her daily routine:

She tumbles out of bed and stumbles to the kitchen. Yawning and stretching she tries to come to life. She jumps in the shower and feels the blood start pumping. Out on the street, the traffic starts jumping, as she makes her way to her 9 to 5-job.

She’s ambitious and works hard, but still barely gets by.Her boss gets all the credit, while she and her coworkers and friends, one of which is her friend from her youth, do all the work, leading to them basically putting money in his pocket, making him richer every day. She fully believes, this is his game and doesn’t listen to anyone telling her otherwise.

She both wants and thinks, she deserves a fat promotion, but the boss won’t seem to let her get it (she swears, at it sometimes feels like he’s out to get her personally…).

They allow the workers to dream of a better life but never lets them actually achieve it. They got them exactly where they want them and just need them to dream that they can get further, so they will work harder. They use the boss and his behaviour as a means to shatter the worker’s dreams in front of their eyes.

But They can’t convince Natasha to give up her dream. One day her ship will come in, the tide is going to turn and it’s all going to roll her way.

 

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbxUSsFXYo4

Link to lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/dollyparton/9to5.html

 

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