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Catch a falling star

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 by Frances Ryan.
Tags: youtube, silly, random, music, foster kid

I was standing in the kitchen making dinner when my foster daughter asked me if I’d ever heard the song “Catch a Grenade” which prompted me to ask if it went something like this:

Catch a Grenade
by Just Frances
[Sung to the tune of Catch a Falling Star]

Catch a gre-e-na-ade;
Don’t put it in your pocket;
Never throw the pin away.

Catch a gre-e-na-ade;
Don’t put it in your pocket;
Save it for apocalypse.

And another verse or two before I gave up. Then she sang a verse or two of the actual song. Her version of the song wasn’t as good as mine.

But here’s the thing: She has never heard the song Catch a Falling Star. Never. She didn’t recognise the tune at all. It was a sad, sad moment. But she knows it now. And she’s not happy that I’ve been dancing around the house singing it at the top of my lungs since after dinner. I’m embarrassing her, apparently.

And here it is for you to enjoy on this lovely, starry night. And if it prompts you to sing and dance in front of your loved ones, that’s a good thing!


And Stan Boreson of Kings TV Club House used to sing about…Catch a Pickled Herring.  Do you suppose I would embarrass her even more?

Put it in a Barrel.

by Mom at 4:26am (GMT) on February 9th, 2011

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