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Aug 11 2007

Movie “Conair” And Tony Orlando Connected

Yellow Ribbon Oak Tree

I went to my friends apartment last night and we were listening to 70’s music on TV when Tony Orlando’s Song “Tie a yellow ribbon `round the ole oak tree” came on. I mentioned to Tony that Nicolas Cage wrote that to Monica Potter (his movie wife in Conair) while he was in jail. As we listened to the lyrics we realized that it it was a song about a guy who is getting out of jail and wants to know if his wife still loves him. If she does, he wants her to Tie a yellow ribbon `round the ole oak tree, and he will know to get off the bus. I thought it was a great connection from song to movie. “The symbol of a yellow ribbon became widely known in civilian life in the 1970s as a reminder of an absent loved one, either in the military or in jail that they would be welcomed home on their return.”

Enjoy the lyrics!

I’m coming home I’ve done my time,
Now I’ve got to know what is and isn’t mine,
If you receive my letter tellin’ you I’d soon be free,
Then you’ll know just what to do, if you still want me, if you still want me.
Tie a yellow ribbon `round the ole oak tree,
It’s been three long years, do ya still want me?
If I don’t see a ribbon ,round the ole oak tree,
I’ll stay on the bus, forget about us, put the blame on me
If I don’t see a ribbon `round the ole oak tree.
Bus driver, please look for me `cause I couldn’t bear to see what I might see,
I’m really still in prison, and my love, she holds the key,
Simple yellow ribbon’s what I need to set me free.
I wrote and told her please tie a yellow ribbon `round the ole oak tree,
It’s been three long years, do ya still want me?
If I don’t see a ribbon `round the ole oak tree,
I’ll stay on the bus, forget about us, put the blame on me,
If I don’t see a ribbon `round the ole oak tree.
Now the whole damn bus is cheering and I can’t believe I see
A hundred yellow ribbons `round the ole oak tree

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Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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