Vintage Reprise : Spiceworld’s Never Give Up On the Good Times

Reprising the vintage, vintaging the reprise … and what a most charming spin, said revolution the thrice … spice force five on rotation station … so, colors of the world unite (if you like) for a brief bit of banter, causerie musing schoolyard daze of motley cruising … and, of the course, as always – in light of such occasions, however apparently deciduous in span / stature – a toast to the sublime experience of music in this life: cheers … enjoi

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:: Vintage Reprise : Spiceworld’s Never Give Up On the Good Times [ fr. TrapperKeeper: “Never Give Up On the Good Times,” Spice Girls ; 11.30.10] ::


I’m feeling a bit nostalgic… and sometimes, what’s old is new. Nothing says fresh and familiar like a TrapperKeeper – whether keeping the trap under control, or keeping daily assignments and doodles within the fold – one thing kidults could always count on to keep the world right was their trusty TrapperKeeper. Then, something happened: middle school was over and it was fast-forward to high school – higher education via the high life… kind of like childhood – all fun and games until graduation… kind of like adulthood – all fun and games until you lose yourself to make a living… kind of like life in the “real world” – all fun and games until the world says, “See, you play too much.”

What happened?  

We got too cool. Somewhere along the line we bit our bottle… somewhere down the road we forgot ourselves, and the fact that while silence is golden – shouting is fun (y’know — like ‘ha, ha-ha, ha: ha’).

So, on the one hand, there’s that… but, then again, on the other, for all of you little 21st Century Victor and Veruca Salts, quietly pleading for those simpler – but somehow far more spectacular – days long gone… a song to answer the question of: “So, this is what we wanted when we wanted it now; well, now that we’ve got it – the question is: how?”

Before our Lost Generation pledged allegiance to “Live Fast, Stress Young,” we sauntered in splendid isolation amidst a land of “What Stress? Live Fun.”



She used to be a chancer, sparkle in the rain
Told me she needed a friend
Is she’s going crazy, baby’s on the way
Seems like the day never ends
Everybody needs some affection;
Never shy
Gotta try
Wherever you’re going

Never give up on the good times, gotta believe in the love you find
Never give up on the good times, living it up is a state of mind

Bossa Nova baby, heart is never soul
Shouting but he’s never heard
Eyes all wide and open, the streets are paved with gold;
Someone’s gone back on their word
Everybody needs some affection;
Never shy
Gotta try
Wherever you’re going

Down and dirty city, feeling outta place
Maybe you’ve ran outta time
Treats her like a lady, smile upon her face
Make up the last of the lines

Hey now look around
Pick yourself up off the ground

Never give up on the good times, gotta believe in the love you find
Never give up on the good times, living it up is a state of mind

Watch this Space: for what it’s worth… just know that in a world where money and malaise go hand-in-hand – not all that glitters is gloomy 🙂


:: Vintage Reprise : Never Give Up On the Good Times (Spice Girls ; Spiceworld, 1997) : Terset Spin ::

· · “Never Give Up On the Good Times” (Writing Session) · “Never Give Up On the Good Times” (Album Version) · “Never Give Up On the Good Times / Sound Off” (Film Version) · ·

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