Sunday, May 31, 2009

Play it again Sam



Ingid Bergman,

One of my favorite actresses,
played in the movie Casa Blanca, taking place in Nazi occupied, Morocco.

It’s a WW2 movie where Bogart is torn between his love for her and his virtue where doing the right thing was important.
Should he keep his love or help her leave with her resistance leader husband.

She said of Bogart: “I kissed him but I didn’t know him.”




Play It Again Sam

by Joe Halli

Flim flam Play it again Sam
Sing about the good old days
When all we knew was love
Flim flam What's the matter Sam
Have you long forgotten happiness
And what are you thinking of?
Cause the good old days
Are only good 'cause we forgot the bad
And the happy times and pleasant thoughts
Somehow block out the sad
Cause the smiles outlast the tears
And the hopes outlast the fears
And nothing outlasts the cheers
Of the friends you always had
As the past and future converge on now
I look at Sam and where I am
And try to picture exactly how
I'll see this scene in some time
Will I see his frown, the rain-soaked ground
The remnants of this dying town?
Or will a pleasant memory grow
In my flawed but fertile mind
Chorus
It's in the Crystal stars and the sunrise
Perfect hair and twinklin' eyes
A place of life where no one dies
A perfect world built on lies.
Flim flamPlay it again Sam
Sing about the good old days
For sorrow needs no song
Flim flam
It's alright Sam

14 comments:

Akelamalu said...

One of my all time favourite movies. :)

crochet lady said...

I finally saw that movie a few years ago and loved it!

Nessa said...

A great classic.

Dr.John said...

I think I saw that movie but I was a kid and didn't care for the romance.

Peter (Worldman): said...

For sure, Casablanca is one of THE movies that are on top of everything. Like Africa Queen.

Jodi said...

I absolutely love that show, I can sit and watch it over and over. It brings back the memories of when my mom and I use to sit and watch all of these old movies together. Boy I miss that. Thanks for sharing this. God bless.

Jodi

bluedreamer27 said...

SO CLASSIC
I LOVE IT

Thom said...

You know I have never seen that movie...but there again, I can name on one hand the movies I've watched LOL. Great post...thanks for sharing

Thom said...

You know I have never seen that movie...but there again, I can name on one hand the movies I've watched LOL. Great post...thanks for sharing

The Old Fart said...

I love this movie, it was one of Bogie's best.

Did you know Bogie never said "Play It Again Sam". I think Bogie actually said,

"You've Played it for Her, you can Play it for Me. Play it."

I'm going to have to dust off the DVD and watch it to make sure.

A Lady's Life said...

Well all the fans of this movie know their stuff lol
IT never was play it AGAIN Sam. It was "Play it Sam.Play. As Time Goes By."
Dr. John I watched this movie as a kid as well and didn't understand it. Bogy scared me more than anything else. I think I had nightmares after that movie. I made sure to watch it later just to see what scared me about him. lol
It wasn't scary at all.I'm all cured hahahahaha.
War brings the weirdest people together. I always loved hearing war stories from the people who lived through it.

A Lady's Life said...

Jodi - I also miss my parents. You sit and remember the simple things you did together that meant something. Today, life is so different. :)

Mama Zen said...

A phenomenal film!

Baron's Life said...

Absolutely loved it..Thanks for sharing this with us.