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Kirsty MacColl — In These Shoes?
Album: Tropical Brainstorm
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Released: 2000
Length: 3:36
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I once met a man with a sense of adventure
He was dressed to thrill, wherever he went
He said: Let's make love on a mountain top
Under the stars on a big hard rock
I said: In these shoes?
I don't think so
I said: Honey, let's do it here

So I'm sitting at a bar in Guadalajara
In walks a guy with a faraway look in his eyes
He said: I've got a poweful horse outside
Climb on the back, I'll take you for a ride
I know a little place, we can get there for the break of day
I said: In these shoes?
No way, Jose
I said: Honey, let's stay right here

No le gusta caminar No puede montar a caballo
''(She doesn't like to walk, she can't ride a horse)''
Como se puede bailar - es un escandolo
''(How she can dance - it's outrageous!)''

Then I met an Englishman
Oh, he said...
Won't you walk up and down my spine
It makes me feel strangely alive
I said: In these shoes?
I doubt you'd survive
I said: Honey, let's do it!

Let's stay right here

No le gusta caminar No puede montar a caballo
''(She doesn't like to walk, she can't ride a horse)''
Como se puede bailar - es un escandolo
''(How she can dance - it's outrageous!)''
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It's a Cuban song.   I think it was composed by   

Compay Segundo
Dig this song.  First heard on satellite TV.  Thanks for the play RP.
YUP thewiseking wrote:
wait, Same Kirsty as Fairytale of New York with Shane?
 

 Cannon wrote:

So true!!  {#Music}
 
I first heard this song on a commercial radio station in Chicago (WXRT), believe it or not.  Thank you RP for carrying on!
 iTuner wrote:
The novelty of this song has run its course.

 
No it hasn't 
wait, Same Kirsty as Fairytale of New York with Shane?
 {#Roflol}LowPhreak wrote:
Or as Joe Cocker might have said, "You can leave your shoes on." 

 


Good fun!
Happy Cinco de Mayo to all!  {#Cheers}{#Drunk}
Or as Joe Cocker might have said, "You can leave your shoes on." 
cha cha cha!
 SmackDaddy wrote:
Any other decent songs from this album? Seems to be the only one played.

 
None that stoop to the level of "decent." But these to me are outstanding—Mambo de la Luna, Nao Esperando, Alegria/Alegria 2.  The rest of the disc is merely good.


 SmackDaddy wrote:
Any other decent songs from this album? Seems to be the only one played.
 
Kirsty has some brilliant songs and she is able to switch between sharply observed social commentary to comedy, effortlessly. If you like this try the album 
"Honey, let's do it!"
 
"No me gusta caminando..."
 Sbed wrote:
Viva RP in any Shoes !!!

 
I 2nd that!

Viva RP in any Shoes !!!
 alanb wrote:

This is a Signature Radio Paradise (SRP) song.

If I hear this song, I know I'm listening to Radio Paradise.



 
So true!!  {#Music}
 Yes,  these words are only spoken right here  alanb wrote:

This is a Signature Radio Paradise (SRP) song.

If I hear this song, I know I'm listening to Radio Paradise.



 

This is a Signature Radio Paradise (SRP) song.

If I hear this song, I know I'm listening to Radio Paradise.


Any other decent songs from this album? Seems to be the only one played.
RIP Kirsty.... only five tracks on RP, there should be a lot more...
I just watched "Kinky Boots" the movie the other day...and this song was in it. I love the whole attitude of the song lolol.....
 ColdMiser wrote:
GREAT segway from Nancy Sinatra's These Boots are Made for Walking. Nice job Bill!

 
wait that's just what happened again...{#Dancingbanana_2}
I just read her wiki page and the circumstances surrounding her tragic death in 2000. Sounds like she probably saved her sons life while losing her own. RIP Kirsty MacColl.
 
Sassy! {#Cheers}
Mm hmm! Si me gusta caminar!!
GREAT segway from Nancy Sinatra's These Boots are Made for Walking. Nice job Bill!
 adolfo1981 wrote:
I've been listening to RP for years and I've noticed this song has been played almost every day. Getting a little tired of it. I'd rather listen to new or different stuff.

 
I'd be fascinated to know what other things you've noticed that aren't actually happening.
 Bleyfusz wrote:

No le gusta caminar            > She doesn't like to walk
No puede montar a caballo > She can't ride on horseback
Cómo se puede bailar         > How ist it possible to dance
Es un escándalo                  > It's a scandal

Maybe, I'm not sure, the two latter lines are meant as one: How it is possible to dance, remains a scandal. Almost sounds like standard salsa lyrics, if such do actually exist. Don't ask me for possible second meanings, please.

What really makes it for me, is the languish way she moans No way, José!
 
Thanks for translating and posting! Makes me like this sultry/goofy song even more: 8 -> 9. Must check out her other stuff...haven't caught Bill playing the four other KM songs in the RP catalog. 
What a fun song.  And what a sad tragic story about the artist's untimely passing !
 yahig wrote:
When your not in your element,Remember Your not in your element.
 
"you're not in your element" twice{#Fire}
{#Bananajam}
{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss} ......... luv this a lot
to bad the rich a-hole  (nova) doesn't drown ......slowly
 Pedro1874 wrote:
RIP dearest Kirsty.  Tragedy that you were taken from us so young.  Thank you for the music......

 
Sad note to a fun song but she died as a true hero.  Most musician / artist tragedies are much more selfish....

--->
As the group was surfacing from a dive, a speeding powerboat entered the restricted area. MacColl saw the boat coming before her sons did; Louis was not in the boat's path, but Jamie was. She was able to push him out of the way (he sustained minor head and rib injuries) but in doing so, she was hit by the boat and killed instantly.





I've been listening to RP for years and I've noticed this song has been played almost every day. Getting a little tired of it. I'd rather listen to new or different stuff.
I like to think of myself as a free spirited globe trotter type;But Kirsty's story often comes back to me when I'm tempted to throw caution to the wind and just go for it. That didn't stop some guy in a sailboat from running over me doing the backstroke in southern Brasil. (No major damage) The lesson ? .....  Perhaps "Always, wear the correct footware" or When your not in your element,Remember Your not in your element.
 Giselle62 wrote:
what is the Spanish part saying? It sounds funny.

 
No le gusta caminar            > She doesn't like to walk
No puede montar a caballo > She can't ride on horseback
Cómo se puede bailar         > How ist it possible to dance
Es un escándalo                  > It's a scandal

Maybe, I'm not sure, the two latter lines are meant as one: How it is possible to dance, remains a scandal. Almost sounds like standard salsa lyrics, if such do actually exist. Don't ask me for possible second meanings, please.

What really makes it for me, is the languish way she moans No way, José!



 Giselle62 wrote:
what is the Spanish part saying? It sounds funny.

 




No le gusta caminar. No puede montar a caballo
(She don't like to walk. She can't ride a horse)
Como se puede bailar? Es un escandalo
(How can she be dancing? It scandalous! )
 Giselle62 wrote:
what is the Spanish part saying? It sounds funny.

 
No le gusta caminar. No puede montar a caballo
(She don't like to walk. She can't ride a horse)
Como se pueden bailar? Es un escandalo
(How can she be dancing? It's a scandal)
what a fun song! great for a rainy day!
 Pedro1874 wrote:
RIP dearest Kirsty.  Tragedy that you were taken from us so young.  Thank you for the music......

 
Indeed.  I start enjoying this song and then remember what happened to her, and it makes me pause.  So sad.


Just Fun-!


Possibly her best...certainly her most fun-beach-Carribean song...


Thanks   
this song is so amazing. I never heard it before, but it is so funny. It kind of reminds me of that old Shania Twain song, but oh so much better. Thank you DJ for playing this!

My kids (three high schoolers) love this song.  Glad they have the same tastes as their dad!
what is the Spanish part saying? It sounds funny.
YESSS!!


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this summer day...

 
RIP dearest Kirsty.  Tragedy that you were taken from us so young.  Thank you for the music......
No le gusta caminar. No puede montar a caballo
(She doesn't like to walk, she can't ride a horse)
Como se puede bailar? Es un escandolo
(But the way she dances, it's a scandal)

Funny I heard it as,
doesn't walk... doesn't ride... doesn't dance (how's she going to dance) it's a scandal

I like it either way



As an old joke goes: Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, if he gets angry, you're a mile away, and you have his shoes. :-D

I feckin' love this song, and never tire of it. The world is a poorer place without Kirsty McColl, right enough. A rare 10 from the grinning Nottingham jury.
To all the haters out there who dissed this song — can't really say until you've walked a mile in someone else's Jimmy Choo's — right?  I like this song!
A  short skirt, a looong jacket and..........these shoes.
I remember a beautiful vacation in Mexico: Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, Paxquero, Morelia, Tlaque Paque..
The novelty of this song has run its course.
{#Clap}
 shakitten wrote:
Ok, Bill...Florence, Neko, Kristi? And when I am I supposed to get some work done? :)
 

LOL!!!

Toe-tapping (in these shoes!)....Smile (¡Es un escandolo!)
This song is just fun.


This song is so good it puts a spring in my step this winter day...

 
 unclehud wrote:

So does everybody in my office.  WOOOHOOOO!
 


Yes, isn't this song marvelous?  Love it...

 
Ok, Bill...Florence, Neko, Kristi? And when I am I supposed to get some work done? :)
Bill, LOVE this song, BUT......there are many other GREAT cuts on this album... would love to hear RP play something else from this, like maybe Celestine...??  Or, how about Nao Esperando, or Alegria going into Us Amazonians!!! Thanks!!  GREAT ALBUM!!!  Glad you have introduced RP listeners to Kirsty!!  We have loved her for almost 10 years now!!

 romeotuma wrote:
Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 
So does everybody in my office.  WOOOHOOOO!

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 
Great tune, great beat, cool lyrics.
I've clearly underestimated Kirsty MacColl. Once again RP educates me and broadens my horizons.
 sillyjeff wrote:


THAT WAS FUNNY!!! {#Iamwithstupid}
 
As I've always said, why tell a good joke when a bad one will do?

 Grammarcop wrote:
 Cynaera wrote:

"So I'm sitting at a bar in Guadalajara
In walks a guy with a faraway look in his eyes
He said "I've got as powerful horse outside
Climb on the back, I'll take you for a ride
I know a little place, we can get there for the break of day."
I said "In these shoes?


Let me guess: The two of them walk out to the horse, and the horse looks at them and says, "In these shoes?".
 

THAT WAS FUNNY!!! {#Iamwithstupid}
 stackarukk wrote:

you get what you pay for!
 
Yes, I agree!  And this is a great song...



No puede montar a caballo- ella podría montarme!

 romeotuma wrote:

Very profound...  good shoes are one of the great secrets of life...  this song is cool...


 
you get what you pay for!




love it!
 Cynaera wrote:
Lyrics, as I could get them...
 
Very profound...  good shoes are one of the great secrets of life...  this song is cool...


 Cynaera wrote:

"So I'm sitting at a bar in Guadalajara
In walks a guy with a faraway look in his eyes
He said "I've got as powerful horse outside
Climb on the back, I'll take you for a ride
I know a little place, we can get there for the break of day."
I said "In these shoes?


Let me guess: The two of them walk out to the horse, and the horse looks at them and says, "In these shoes?".


Funny!  I take a jazzercise class and this is used for one of  the routines! Great song!
 zeelandhills wrote:

..i sense a shoe theme..you're dead if you don't dance in your chair to this.


 
Thank the goddesses I'm not dead - I don't have a chair, but I did dance... And the lyrics I provided are SO incorrect, so if someone can find a semi-literate person who  provides lyrics, and if that someone would post them here, I'd be pretty damned happy in life.

Lyrics, as I could get them...


I once met a man with a sense of adventure
He was dressed to thrill wherever he went
He said "Let's make love on a mountain top
Under the stars on a big hard rock"
I said "In these shoes?
I don't think so"
I said "Honey, let's do it here."So I'm sitting at a bar in Guadalajara
In walks a guy with a faraway look in his eyes
He said "I've got as powerful horse outside
Climb on the back, I'll take you for a ride
I know a little place, we can get there for the break of day."
I said "In these shoes?
No way, Jose"
I said "Honey, let's stay right here."

No le gusta caminar. No puede montar a caballo
(She doesn't like to walk, she can't ride a horse)
Como se puede bailar? Es un escandolo
(But the way she dances, it's a scandal)

Then I met an Englishman
"Oh" he said
"Won't you walk up and down my spine,
It makes me feel strangely alive."
I said "In these shoes?
I doubt you'd survive."
I said "Honey, let's do it.
Let's stay right here."

No le gusta caminar. No puede montar a caballo
(She doesn't like to walk, she can't ride a horse)
Como se puede bailar? Es un escandolo
(But the way she dances, it's a scandal)

 


..i sense a shoe theme..you're dead if you don't dance in your chair to this.


First heard this song in the movie, "Kinky Boots."  Love it.
Such a great song!  Makes me have a dance party in my living room every time I hear it. 

Love this song but why not give some of her early stuff a swing. Like for example her sappily titled first hit single; "There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis" or the Billy Bragg song "A New England" or even "Don't come the cowboy with me Sonny Jim"




This song is GREAT!

 
 MrGreg wrote:
This song is funny because violence against men is funny.
 
You need to meet my new guy. {#Cool}

After reading about her life and her death, I love her music even more.  {#Cheers} Rest in Peace, Ms. MacColl.

 conglif wrote:

"Diving in Cozumel? In these flippers?

"Sure, why not?

"...Oops!"

(Sorry; that was uncalled for!)



 
I don't think you would survive .
  ohh not good

 Beanie wrote:
Doing a dirty rhumba to this song right now...wanna watch? 
 
Phwoar! Wouldn't I? Put it on YouTube, I dare ya!

This song makes me think of the old English comic, Lesley Phillips. Ding dong!



I just love all the music played here!
 SinisterDexter wrote:
Mandible wrote:

 

That's Kristy, not Kirsty! {#Roflol} 
 

LOLOLOL.  {#Lol}
 fredriley wrote:

(sigh) There's always someone got to drop a turd on the table during the banquet ;-(
 
Fred, you have a wonderful way with words!!

Let's, yes.
The exuberance of her tone in this song makes me think of someone who could beat anything, including death. Sadly not the case.
Qué desparpajo de canción. Me cachis.
Mandible wrote:

 

That's Kristy, not Kirsty! {#Roflol} 
 fredriley wrote:

(sigh) There's always someone got to drop a turd on the table during the banquet ;-(
 
Such a great reply - Bravo! ;)

 Beanie wrote:
Doing a dirty rhumba to this song right now...wanna watch? 
 
*Puts rose between my teeth* (tells children to look away) *Rhumbas over*

I wish my wife would talk like that!
Sassy! {#Yes}
 MrGreg wrote:
This song is funny because violence against men is funny.
 

Apparently not a Three Stooges fan.
A lot of people don't know this, but Kirsty decided the song sequence of U2's 'The Joshua Tree'.  Her connection to U2 was through Steve Lillywhite, her husband at the time.  I read that in the U2ByU2 biography.


Doing a dirty rhumba to this song right now...wanna watch? 
 natius wrote:
Please, gimme more Willie Bobo & groovy latin jazz. Forget the samplers & stick to the originals...
 
Thank you — I watched "Out of Sight" again last night, and I *thought* I was hearing this song, but when I looked up the soundtrack listing today I found it was Willie Bobo's "Spanish Grease".  Glad to know I'm not going crazy....!

 Hairfarmer wrote:
11. Definately 11.
 


Yes...  I like this song a LOT...

 
 AphidA wrote:
Overplayed, since the beginning...
 
I listen to RP almost all day, every day at work and this is the first i've heard this (so i vote "not overplayed")... not what i expcted Kirsty MacColl to sound like since my only knowledge of her is from the Pogues - Fairytale of New York. I like it, in a squirrel nut zippers kind of way
11. Definately 11.
 audiolizard wrote:
Dare I say overplayed on RP?
 
Define it before you say it.

Overplayed, since the beginning...
Dare I say overplayed on RP?
ha ha, silly fun. "let's stay right here...."
Anything that has my head bopping at my desk gets a 9.... I may even go buy this CD.  Just a lot of fun....

{#Dancingbanana}
 MrGreg wrote:
This song is funny because violence against men is funny.
 
If the "victim" is willing is it really violence?

 MrGreg wrote:
This song is funny because violence against men is funny.
 
(sigh) There's always someone got to drop a turd on the table during the banquet ;-(


 zenhead wrote:
i love this song!
 
Me too - funny, sassy, exceedingly groovy.  Miss Kirsty - RIP.

i love this song!


This song is soooo gooood for the ears...



This song is funny because violence against men is funny.
Suddenly it feels like Friday afternoon.
I need to upload her Kirsty's version of Perfect Day by Lou Reed. It's wonderful.
you'll burn for writing that, I'll burn for laughing so much.......

 
conglif wrote:

"Diving in Cozumel? In these flippers?

"Sure, why not?

"...Oops!"

(Sorry; that was uncalled for!)