Wednesday, February 6, 2013

No One Is To Blame

All right all you children of the 80's, do you remember the Howard Jones song "No One Is To Blame"? The classic song of unrequited love? The other day I was driving with several of the kids in the van when that song came on. It is instantly recognizable and as soon as I heard it I said to Parker, "I LOVED this song when I was in high school." I started singing along at the top of my lungs:

'You can look at the menu but just can't eat.
You can feel the cushion but you can't have a seat,
You can dip your foot in the pool, but you can't have a swim,
You can feel the punishment but you can't commit the sin..."

At this point, Parker asks "Is this song about being overweight?"



PS.  Here's a recording of the song on YouTube:


  1. We love Howard Jones. We've seen him in concert twice, the last time in a very small group and it was AWESOME! My husband and I danced to this song when we were in college.

  2. Oh I'm feeling old - I had two kids by the time this one made the top 40! But still - it is an awesome song and the music is tight! Great memories connected here!

    hugs - love you guys -

    aus and co.

  3. That is so funny! Why wouldn't Parker think it was about weight? It totally fits!!