John Kilzer – Red Blue Jeans

She got Stalin on the wall, Beatles in her box, flags in the hall, Lennon in a locket…a hell of a statement to open up a song. The song was written by Richard Ford and John Kilzer.

Kilzer also reached #36 on the same chart with his preceding single ‘Green, Yellow, and Red’ earlier in 1988 (the song was also recorded by Roseanne Cash on her acclaimed 1987 album ‘King’s Record Shop’. His album ‘Memory In The Making’ reached #110 on the Billboard album chart.

I was commenting with Vic at The Hinoeuma and she remembered this song and thought that Kilzer was saying Lenin in a locket and after reading the rest of the lyrics I agreed but all of the lyrics I found it is Lennon. It makes sense both ways. 

Either way, it is a nice rocker from the 80s that peaked at #12 in the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs.

 

Red Blue Jeans

She got Stalin on the wall, Beatles in her box
flags in the hall, Lennon in a locket.
Stalin on the wall, Beatles in her box
flags in the hall, Lennon in a locket
Stalin on the wall, Beatles in her box
flags in the hall, Lennon in a locket

Get red blue jeans, she wears a red blue jeans.

She loves Big Brother, she wants to be true
when she goes to the parties it’s in red white and
blue.

She wears a red blue jeans, (ha) red blue jeans.
Bursting at the seams, dying to be free.

Within the halls of the Kremlin she holds her Manifesto
but what really sets her trembling are the words of the
Bible.
She keeps it in bed, reads it at night
knows what’s are real she knows it ain’t right
To wear (a) red blue jeans, (ha) red blue jeans.
Bursting at the seams, dying to be free.

BRIDGE
And in the realm of the terminally blue
it’s not who you are it’s what you do.
And in the realm of the marginally free
it’s not how you look it’s what you see.

She got Stalin on the wall, Beatles in her box
flags in the hall, Lennon in a locket.
Stalin on the wall, Beatles in her box
flags in the hall, Lennon in a locket
Stalin on the wall, Beatles in her box
flags in the hall, Lennon in a locket

Getting red blue jeans, (yeah) red blue jeans
(such a) busting at the seams, she’s dying to be free.
(Ha) red blue jeans, (yeah) red blue jeans
(ha) red blue jeans, (yeah) red blue jeans
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Author: badfinger20

Guitar, Bass, song writer,

27 thoughts on “John Kilzer – Red Blue Jeans”

    1. Thank you… you are the second person to remember it. He had another song called Memory in the Making that got a lot of play on WKDF at the time.

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    1. It just didn’t get a lot of airplay around the country I don’t guess but here it got a lot… of course he was from Memphis.

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      1. Maybe Ringo is Stalin! just kidding.
        I would be hard to believe someone…being the director of the video would not know Lenin from Stalin.

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      2. That is thanks. I’ve never read that. He didn’t even plan on it…can’t believe he didn’t start playing until he was 20. He probably wasn’t equpped to handle it.

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      3. Referring to the stardom…but thinking about it more he should have.
        He played college basketball and he was known…but what a different business.

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      4. Some people can handle stardom and some cannot…Brian Jones…one of the 27 club…could not….He would have been better off being a teacher.

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