Sunday, August 24, 2008

Calling All Music Experts! I Have A Challenge For YOU!

A couple of months ago, I heard a song on my favourite radio station, that is actually a re-make of an old 70's song by Dream Academy, Life in a Northern Town.

It has been 'redone' by Sugarland, Little Big Town and Jake Owen and it's absolutely AWESOME!!!

There's only one little problem ...

I can't figure out part of the freakin' chorus!!!

I've listened to it countless times. I've googled it. And the only info I can find on it is 'chanting'. Well ... chanting WHAT?!?!?!?

Here is the song ...



Here is your challenge! What the heck are they saying after:

Hey Oh Ma Ma Ma

? ? ? ? ?

Hey Oh Ma Ma Ma

Heeeyyyyyyy ahhhhh

Life in a Northern Town

Hey Ma Ma Ma ...


What the heck is it? Someone please, save what precious little sanity I have!!

Hey Ma Ma Ma ... :-)

K

9 comments:

Bonnie S. said...

I found this:

Web source for the latest music: onlylyrics.com
(Feat. Little Big Town & Jake Owen)

A Salvation Army band played
And the children drank lemonade
And the morning lasted all day, all day
And through an open window came
Like Sinatra in a younger day
Pushing the town away, away

Ah-heya ma ma ma, into the night-ahh
Hey-ah ma ma ma, hey-ay-ay-ay, ah
Life in a northern town
Ah hey ma ma ma ma

They sat on the stony ground
And he took a cigarette out
And everyone else came down to listen
It was the winter 1963
It felt like the world would freeze
With John F. Kennedy and the Beatles, yeah, yeah

Ah-heya ma ma ma, into the night-ahh
Hey-ah ma ma ma, hey-ay-ay-ay, ah
Life in a northern town
Ah hey ma ma ma ma


Ah-heya ma ma ma, into the night-ahh
Hey-ah ma ma ma, hey-ay-ay-ay, ah
They shut the factory down
Ah hey ma ma ma ma


The evening had turned to rain
Watched the water roll down the drain
As we followed him down... to the station
And he would never wave goodbye
You could see it written in his eyes
As the train pulled out of sight, bye bye

Ah-heya ma ma ma, into the night-ahh
Hey-ah ma ma ma, hey-ay-ay-ay, ah
Life in a northern town
Ah-hey ma ma ma, take it easy on yourself
Ah-heya ma ma ma, into the night-ahh
Hey-ah ma ma ma, hey-ay-ay-ay, ah
Life in a northern town
Ah hey ma ma ma ma
Ah-heya ma ma ma, into the night-ahh
Hey-ah ma ma ma, hey-ay-ay-ay, ah
Life in a northern town
Ah hey ma ma ma ma
Ah-heya ma ma ma, into the night-ahh
Hey-ah ma ma ma, hey-ay-ay-ay, ah
Life in a northern town
Ah hey ma ma ma ma
www.onlylyrics.com

Sue said...

Sounds like "Hey Now" but I can't be sure. oh well.

Love this song too!

Sue said...

Or I found one site that says "into the night".

Kim's Korner said...

Thanks guys! I should have mentioned, I found the 'into the night' option on one of the online lyric sites also, but it just DOESN'T sound like that to me when I listen to it.

Or they're REALLY slurring the words together.

Any other suggestions?

Bonnie S. said...

I would just say it's not really an actual lyric and more just like a "doo da da" type thing!

CraftyLzrd said...

here's another link for ya *giggle* Hate when stuff like that happens to me!

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/sugarland/lifeinanortherntownlive.html

Hope that helps!

Kim's Korner said...

Thanks Lzrd!

Hmmm ... another one that says 'into the night' ...

I - just - can't - hear - it ...!!!

This may call for an email straight to Jennifer Nettles!!!! ;-)

Bonnie S. said...

I can sort of buy "into the night-ah". Sounds like it close enough but sort of run together like you said.

Kim's Korner said...

I have now recruited my favourite morning radio host to look into it for me :-) If anyone can figure it out, Denyse will!!!! Thanks Denyse!!!!